Decorex Entrance 2016

Tim Golsing

The Heritage of Chair Making

The entrance to Decorex International is always a key feature of the show and this year renowned British Furniture Designer, Tim Gosling, curated the main entrance.

Embracing this year’s show theme, the roots of design, Tim constructed a spectacular exhibition called ‘The Heritage of Chair Making’ that documented the links between interior design, architecture and the exceptional heritage of British craftsmanship through the ages. Working with the 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, choose their favourite piece and why it speaks to them.

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

Leading British visual creators Tim spoke to include:

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