MARGO SELBY, STAND A37
These new silk and wool rugs by Margo Selby (Stand A37) have such rich and intense colours. The little leaf motifs add to the autumnal feel.
PINCH, STAND G214
The Imo folding stool from Pinch (Stand G214) can be folded in the middle and and hung on the wall using the walnut peg supplied, genius!
LLOYD LOOM, STAND B44
Traditional furniture manufacturer Lloyd Loom of Spalding (Stand B44) invited a number of cutting edge designers to their factory to mess about with materials and shake up their furniture range. The resulting new ideas include this striking reading chair by Amos Marchant. I think a group of these chairs would look amazing in a hotel lounge.
Karen Sear Shimali studied textile design and followed a career in sales and marketing in the designer furniture industry for twenty years. She has also written articles for interior design trade publications such as FX Magazine. Karen recently set up textile design company Stitch by Stitch along with art college colleague Graham Hollick. She writes a regular blog at stitchbystitch.eu.