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."
2016 contributors included:
Sir Paul Smith