Offering a showcase of the very latest in high-end design, an exceptional speaking programme and highly anticipated curated exhibitions, the annual gathering attracts the leading names in luxury interiors from across the world.
Visitors can discover the new collections and commission bespoke pieces from over 400 established brands and up-and-coming makers. Displayed will be a variety of designs from hand-painted wallpapers and bespoke furniture, to conceptual lighting and printed fabrics. Exhibitors include Arte International, Beaumont & Fletcher, Dedar, Devon & Devon, Ferreira de Sá, Lincrusta, Nicholas Haslam, Officine Gullo, Rose Uniacke, The Rug Company, Thibaut, Vaughan, V&A Interiors and Villaverde.
New for 2019 is Design Encounter, a boundary-pushing collaboration that takes visitors on an immersive and personalised journey, curated by Architect John Allsopp. The selected designers include Natalia Miyar, who specialises in luxury residential projects worldwide. Joining her is Sam Todhunter, whose residential projects are recognised the world over for their fusion of luxurious eclecticism and glamorous twists on traditional design. Sella Concept, a specialist in retail, hospitality and office interiors that has worked on spaces for clients including Google and Netflix also takes part, as does the multidisciplinary Run for the Hills – the creative design house whose interiors include Musician Ellie Goulding’s home, Kricket White City and the new Tivoli cinema, bar and cafe in Bath. Zachary Pulman Design Studio, a specialist in leisure hospitality – including the emerging trend of socialising and boasts clients such as Nike, Puma and Swingers – will also design a space. Also, in the line-up is an exciting new practice ‘These White Walls’, which has recently completed its first project, an elegant design for acclaimed Chef Ollie Dabbous’ Mayfair restaurant, Hide.
Decorex continues to celebrate luxury British craft and applied arts through ‘Future Heritage’, an exhibition of some of the best emerging talents in the UK with new work created especially for the show. Through the Future Heritage initiative, back for its sixth edition, the Decorex community is offered the opportunity to discover and support collectable artists and designers. Renowned Applied Arts and Design Critic and Curator, Corinne Julius, has selected 15 designer-makers, who work across a diverse range of media – from metal and glass to ceramics and digital. Among those selected are Ceramicist, Alice Walton, Silversmith Hazel Thorn and Glass Artist Celia Dawson.
Decorex will continue to nurture new talent with ‘Foundation’, a platform for the next generation of designer-makers of contemporary, bespoke furnishings. Foundation offers stands to craft design businesses in their infancy, featuring six companies and makers that have been operating for fewer than five years, from varying disciplines, offering bespoke products of exceptional craftsmanship. Participating are Designer and Artist Amy Collins, product design brand Iluka London, Kevin Stamper Furniture, Laurent Peacock Design, Glass Maker Michèle Oberdieck Glass and ceramics brand Unit89.
Other highlights will include an array of experiential feature areas that will see makers transform areas of the show floor into live workshops, as well the VIP Lounge, in association with House & Garden, designed by Harding & Read, offering visitors a space to meet and reflect.