Decorex Entrance 2016

Tim Golsing

The Heritage of Chair Making

Every element of your Decorex International experience is designed to inspire, challenge and delight from the moment you enter. A carefully curated feature each year, 2016 visitors enjoyed an entrance exhibition curated by renowned British furniture desiger Tim Gosling.

Embracing the 2016 theme, the roots of design, Tim's ‘Heritage of Chair Making’ documented the links between interior design, architecture and the exceptional heritage of British craftsmanship through the ages. Working with historic collections from the Victoria & Albert Museum and The Frederick Parker collection, 12 leading British visual creators including: Sir Paul Smith and Sir James Dyson, selected their favourite piece.

Gosling comments: “In the 18th century, interior designers commissioned furniture makers to design and make bespoke pieces much as they do at Decorex today. If we look closely at the designers exhibiting at Decorex, I am sure we will see they are inspired from both the historical and contemporary chairs on display. Many of these chairs will become the prized pieces of future furniture collections."

Decorex Entrance 2016
Decorex Entrance 2016
Decorex Entrance 2016

2016 contributors included:

Andrew Winch 

Andrew Winch

Jo Malone

Jo Malone

Roger Jones 

Roger Jones

Anya Hindmarch 

Anya Hindmarch

Sir Paul Smith

Sir Paul Smith

Jasper Conran 

Jasper Conran