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We are delighted to announce the lineup of our talented Making Spaces Artisans who have been confirmed to showcase their work at Decorex 2023.
Making Spaces provides a unique platform for these artisans to showcase their skills and craftsmanship to the visitors of Decorex.
We will be giving them the opportunity to demonstrate the intricate process behind the creation of their products whilst offering hands-on experience to our interior design community.
Explore the lineup of Artisans below!
Aimee Betts designs and makes textile-led furniture and homeware from her studio in Berkshire, England. She takes time to source and discover materials that are the highest quality and stand the test of time.
Amy Collins designs are a mix of two worlds; the old and the new. By re-inventing 18th century botanical illustrations through the incorporation of modern motifs, materials and production techniques, market. A distinct approach to design.
Atelier Wolfson is an interdisciplinary Leather Design Studio based in Amsterdam, founded by British- Chinese artist and designer Elaine Chan-Perryman. She has a formal background in Applied Arts, British Saddlery and Equestrianism. Before opening her studio in the Netherlands, she previously worked in the fields of Design and Architectural Lighting in London.
Claire Coles is a textile artist based in Norfolk designing and handcrafting couture wallpaper murals and appliqué artworks. Papers, silks and leathers are hand cut and collaged together; freehand embroidery draws the materials together to create a range of decorative surface patterns.
Her work is a modern interpretation to classic chinoiserie wallpapers. Using paint, collage and embroidery to bring patterns to life, creating an ethereal world within her work.
Fung and Bedford create bespoke hand folded Origami inspired artworks for commercial and interior projects. We take pride in the knowledge and skill we’ve acquired over the years in Origami which we’ve taken to an abstract yet modern approach. In fact Angela has been awarded the highly converted QEST Winch Design Scholar! Made by hand with exquisite skill as well as machine scored for ultimate precision.
Guilia Manzoni designs, makes and installs bespoke mosaics for residential, artistic and architectural commissions. Specialising in recreating historically accurate mosaics for walls and flooring as well as free form mosaics placing the individual tesserae directly to a surface, gradually building texture and colour to create works of art with a three -dimensional quality, all of which is underpinned by the same rigorous training.
Working in metal, Jacky createa small hand held objects through to large-scale architectural pieces, for commissions, exhibitions and residencies throughout the UK.The hands-on manipulation of metal is something that she is passionate about.
Each project is completely unique, researching ideas extensively. Creating linear structures soldering steel, the pieces are constructed in a way to allow really interesting shadows to allow it to be transformed by light.
Jan Waterston established his studio in 2016, with the goal to explore the junction between art, craft, and design. Driven by forms ability to disrupt a space, objects are realised through traditional exploration of material, and grounded through conceptual meaning.
Justyna Medon Addicted to Patterns
A surface designer specialising in custom hand-printed collections of wall hangings, textiles and artefacts. After graduating from London College of Communication in 2010 she focused on printmaking, wallpapers and textiles while creating illustrative patterns that tell a story.
Kim learnt the art of straw marquetry whilst training as a cabinetmaker in Paris and immediately fell in love with it. Straw marquetry is the creation of decorative surfaces using dyed rye straw - and it requires the patience of a saint. The straw is split, flattened and glued onto a surface and the the aim is to arrange the straw in such patterns that bring to life the reflective surface of and the natural variances between the many hundreds of individual pieces of straw.
Louise Heighes is a luxury textile artistry studio specializing in creating bespoke leather art pieces working with private clients and interior designers. She studied Textile Design at Central Saint Martins and sold her final degree collection to Chanel in Paris.
Building on her fashion background, she is now using beautiful decorative techniques with luxury materials to produce unique art pieces for the interior design market.
Natasha Hulse is a bespoke Fabric Artist for Interior Design. Hulse specializes in designing, three-dimensional appliqué artworks. Once the artworks have been constructed they are then upholstered onto pieces of furniture, such as headboards and lampshades. All the fabric artworks are constructed by hand; products are designed by a small skilled team in the U.K. that use a variety of fabric manipulation techniques to create one of a kind, interior products. Each new design draws inspiration from the natural world.
Patrizia is an Italian maker and artist based at Cockpit Studios, in London. She weaves contemporary sculptural forms in willow and functional art objects for the home, drawing on the richness of the English basketry heritage and on the neatness of Italian design.
byUMBERTO is the studio of Robert ‘Umberto’ Walker* - artist, artisan & educator based in Marsden, UK. Passionate about typography, craft, detail and keeping heritage skills alive, Robert started out as a sign writer and mural painter- what was once known as a ‘decorator’.
Karen Henriksen has built an international reputation for her singularly stylish interpretations of classic hat styles for women and men. She brings a milliner’s aesthetic and craftsmanship to everyday headwear, striking a carefully considered balance between elegance, innovation and practicality.
Karen designs and makes her men’s, women’s and couture collections entirely in her London studio at Cockpit Bloomsbury, where she established the brand in 2005.