Decorex International is one of the most unique interior design events in the world. Quintessentially British, design led and internationally renowned as being *the* event to discover the very best in luxury furniture, furnishings and products from a collection of 400 hand-selected exhibitors. We visited the show earlier this week and wanted to share our highlights for those who couldn’t make it in person.
Savoir Beds were first created for The Savoy Hotel in 1905, where luminaries as diverse as St Winston Churchill, Giacomo Puccini and Marilyn Monroe have experienced the cloud-like comfort they provide.
Hand-made in the UK using the finest natural materials and skilled craftsmanship, Savoir Beds have created the ultimate sleeping system.
At their stand they had a bed which shows the different layers of upholstery and is a great visual demonstration of the enormous attention to detail that goes into making each and every bed.
I caught (no pun intended) the end of an incredible hand-painting demonstration by de Gournay, a company that specialises in creating exquisite hand painted wallpapers, fabrics, porcelain and hand carved furniture. Using the finest quality silks, papers and materials, their highly skilled artists meticulously create every design in-house and being able to see this in person was really interesting.
I love seeing Wiltshire-based wallpaper designer Barneby Gates at Decorex. The designers (and owners) Vanessa Barneby, former Vogue Living Editor, and artist / illustrator Alice Gates use traditional roller-printing techniques to create an internationally recognised range of wallpapers and fabrics.
Their designs typically feature a historical reference with a fresh, contemporary twist. Hand-drawn, designed, and proudly printed in England, their collection now includes wallpaper by the roll, fabric by the meter, and a range of beautifully crafted cushions, with clients varying from Prince Charles to The Prodigy.
Le Deun Luminaires is a French company specialising in electronic lighting with low energy consumption. All of the lighting is designed and manufactured in France and as well as their main collection, they also work closely with designers on bespoke creations. We love the Omega pendant light which provides direct and indirect lighting – it would look incredible over a dining table in an open plan kitchen / dining space.
For more information about the exhibitors and behind the scenes news you can visit the Decorex website.