Design Encounter Announced - Decorex's New Installation


Design Encounter Designers

Design Encounter Designers
Clockwise from top left: Natalia Miyar, Rose Murray, Zachary Pulman, Samantha Todhunter, Anna Burles and Tatjana Von Stein and Gayle Noonan


New for the 2019 edition of Decorex International, Design Encounter will see the show bring together a diverse group of interior designers to explore how interiors and technology can combine to offer a personalised experience.

Design Encounter, by architect John Allsopp, is an installation of six room-sets, each created by a leading design studio and offering unique concepts based on personality profiling. Allsopp explains: “In the interior design market personalisation represents the ultimate luxury and this is something particularly important to visitors of a show like Decorex.

I believe our perception of what technology means is moving away from screens and keyboards and toward direct interaction with the three-dimensional space via other means. This opens up many possibilities, including more scope for personalisation. It is exciting that Decorex is offering a platform to explore these possibilities and I am looking forward to realising the project in October.”

Among the selected designers is Natalia Miyar, one of House & Garden’s Top 100 Interior Designers, who specialises in luxury residential projects worldwide. Joining her is Sam Todhunter, another of House & Garden’s prestigious Top 100, whose residential projects are recognised the world over for their fusion of luxurious eclecticism and glamorous twists on traditional design.

Sella Concept, a specialist in retail, hospitality and office interiors that has worked on spaces for clients including Google and Netflix also takes part, as does the multidisciplinary Run for the Hills – the creative design house whose interiors include musician Ellie Goulding’s home, Kricket White City and the new Tivoli cinema, bar and café in Bath.

Zachary Pulman Design Studio a specialist in leisure hospitality, including the emerging trend of socialising and boasts clients such as Nike, Puma and Swingers, will also design a space. Also in the line-up is exciting new practice These White Walls, which has recently completed its first project, an elegant design for acclaimed chef Ollie Dabbous’ Mayfair restaurant, Hide.

Sam Fisher, Event Director, comments: ‘We’re thrilled to host a brand-new feature at this year’s event. The opportunity to present this concept within a unique environment and to invite visitors to a personalised experience featuring so much design talent is really exciting.’

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