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  • Exploring the mind of Interior Designer Karen Howes

    Moving to London at the age of 18 Interior Designer, Karen Howes shared a flat with Martin Waller, the founder of interior design agency Andrew Martin. Martin has been an inspiration to Karen and mentored her throughout her career. Today, Karen Howes is at the helm of interior design firm, Taylor Howes, which works with cosmopolitan individuals.

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  • Sculptor David Harber celebrates his 23rd appearance at Chelsea Flower Show

    This year marks David Harber’s 23rd RHS Chelsea Flower Show where he will unveil the Iris Taurus, Chalice Fire Table and the Bud Quill. Renowned for his garden sculpture creations, his pieces have been unveiled by the Queen and Prince Charles and his client list includes high-profile names. Inex profiles David and his most notable pieces to date.

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  • Brintons’ art deco inspired installation wins prestigious award

    Royal warrant holder, Brintons, has been awarded with the prestigious Woven Carpet Design Installation of the Year Award from The Campaign for Wool’s International Wool Carpet and Rug Awards 2016. This achievement was awarded for Brintons’ art deco inspired installation at the late night, iconic venue Quaglino’s.

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  • The evolution of the porter's chair

    The porter’s chair dates back to the Middle Ages of Medieval England. Produced of high-grade leather and red velvet, these chairs were designed with gatekeepers in mind. Over the years these chairs have retained their original form, however, many have received numerous transformations to keep up with modern-day interior aesthetics.

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James Basson MSGD and John Moreland FSGD have taken the two most prestigious awards at the Society of Garden Designers’ fourth annual awards ceremony, receiving the Grand Award and Judges’ Award respectively in front of an audience of almost 400 guests.

West Dean Gardens is marking 25 Years of Glorious Gardening in 2016.

A trip to the National Painting and Decorating Show this year (Ricoh Arena,Coventry, 1st and 2nd December)  will give you a clear picture of the rapid development of this market.

Decorex International opened the 2015 London Design Festival and proved it was the show that packed a punch. Over the course of four days, exhibitors experienced solid footfall with 12,875 visits from across the UK and abroad – an increase on 2014 – making the show a ‘must-see’ destination in London’s annual design calendar.

Following the resounding success of Future Heritage in 2014, Decorex is delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Decorex Future Heritage’ Foundation to support British craft.

European design students invited to enter the new Formica® Formations Design Competition – Call for entries

The years between 1800-1900 witnessed artists, writers and designers employing various mediums such as realism and romanticism to create incredible works of art.

Emerging in the mid-201th century, Scandinavian design is characterised by simplicity and functionality.

The January Furniture Show has it all wrapped up for 2016 as it plays host to some of the gift world's biggest and best known names.

New Designers, which runs in two Parts and brought together 3,000 of the UK’s best emerging designers from 24-27 June and 1-4 July 2015, drew a broad range of major companies and businesses as well as collectors and press looking to recruit and buy from these talented graduate designers.
 
Masterpiece London 2015, in association with Principal Sponsor Royal Bank of Canada, resulted in strong sales to private collectors and international institutions alike. Held for the sixth year at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, many exhibitors saved their very finest pieces to unveil and sales across all principle categories supported the Fair's ethos of 'cross-collecting'.

Part 2 of New Designers was officially opened, Wednesday 1 July, by design commentator Max Fraser.