Review: Decorex International 2017

Decorex International was held over London Design Week at it’s usual spot of Syon Park, London. It ran from Sunday 17th – Wednesday 20th September and was celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary this year!Decorex bar

One of our favourite features of the event had to be the 40th Anniversary Champagne Bar designed by Shalini Misra and built by Barr Joinery – The bar was inspired by the first British exhibition opened by Queen Victoria back in 1851. It was a beautiful display and surrounded by a selection of stunning oriental screens.

This years exhibition was certainly a feast for the eyes – as per usual. Lots of high-end, luxury products. There was a great turn-out of BCFA members including; Charlotte James, Harrison Spinks, Hypnos, Kai, Kobe, Lasvit, Lincrusta, Muraspec, Tektura, The Isle Mill, Vescom, Fameed Khalique, EPOC Beds, Timorous Beasties, Heathfield, Warwick Fabrics, iLiv and The Sofa & Chair Company.  (Just to name a few – Phew!)Decorex entranceThe entrance installation was a circular, rotating plinth that combined 4 different Designer’s from different disciplines take on a dining space. We loved the dark, simplistic scene created by Eligo Studio which reminded us of a scene from the 1985 fantasy film ‘Legend’.

We were awarding #DesignInsiderLoves plaques to a few of our favourite products, and a highlight for us was a gorgeous screen showed by Lala Curio for Fameed Khalique.

Decorex di loves screenWe came away from Decorex felling inspired yet again, and look forward to seeing how it inspires others with their designs in the future. Decorex will be held September 16-19 next year, we will be sure to carry on our attendance, See you next year!

Feature image: ShadeVolume by Merel Kahof and Marc Trotereau



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