The Bar

This year’s Bar will be designed by, Elle Deco’s Designer of the Year 2019, Fran Hickman.

We are excited to reveal that the design concept will be based on the playful and infinitely various, Tangram, an ancient Chinese geometric puzzle.

Working in collaboration with Material ConneXion, the leading materials-driven design resource, Fran Hickman will use recycled materials such as terracotta bricks, metal dust, discarded tape, shredded paper, electronic wires, and fragments of silver foil, porcelain and glass to imaginatively redefine and create a waste-free environment that reacts to today’s collective conscience.

Exploring the relationship between the impermanence of the bar itself and the permanence offered by reused materials, Hickman will draw on the Tangram’s geometry to offer a holistic and modular design, forming the basis of a recyclable bar.

“Increasingly, my practice is looking to new and innovative materials to realise interior design projects.

It is exciting that Decorex has offered an experimental platform, encouraging us to look toward the future of design, considering its uses before, during and after the show in an intelligent and thoughtful way. I am delighted to be taking part.”

Fran Hickman

Fran Hickman, Bar Designer | Decorex International

Fran Hickman, Bar Designer

About the designer

At the forefront of a new wave of interior designers, Fran Hickman creates eye-catching and inviting luxury retail spaces that seamlessly compliment the content housed within. This approach is in harmony with her work in high-end residential projects, which see her imaginatively respond to the changing nature of contemporary life.

Awarded Elle Deco Designer of the Year 2019 and working on luxury, high-end projects Fran Hickman’s work includes Moda Operandi and Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop and Emilia Wickstead’s Knightsbridge boutique and showroom. Her studio, open since 2014, also works on a wide variety of residential projects across the world.


Material Palette, Fran Hickman Design | Decorex International

Material Palette, Fran Hickman Design

Goop Pop-up Store by Fran Hickman Design | Decorex International

Goop Pop-up Store by Fran Hickman Design