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With an abundance of new products and a wealth of new exhibitors at this year’s Decorex, day two of the show saw excitement building from visitors around the variety of trends emerging at this year’s show.
We invited four renowned industry experts to comment on trends and movements they have spotted at Decorex 2015, each bringing different sector experience and insights to the task. With so much product on display, each of our experts took time to walk around each isle, and found varying trends emerging at the show, all of which will be revealed in the filmed footage of the day to be released after Decorex. Don't forget you can still register for Decorex 2015 right here
For now, we take an overall look at the four trends chosen by our experts, and a glance at just some of the products and exhibitors showcasing these movements throughout the show.
Guy Goodfellow, Interior Decorator – A Return to Detail
With his expertise in the luxury industry, renowned interior designer Guy Goodfellow is undoubtedly well placed to comment on the movements present in the current market. After spending an entire day at Decorex, Guy identified a return to detailed, colourful, and complicated interiors evident at the show. After ‘years of plain, modern, and minimalist interiors’, Guy was thrilled to see a wealth of colour and extravagant design coming through from exhibitors. A particular example comes from Julian Chichester, with their colourful dining chairs and detailed pieces.
Julian Chichester, E33
From left: Il Pezzo Mancante C39, Barn in the City J24, Conker Brown K35
Andrew Hays, Creative Director, Canburg – Blurring the Boundaries
As we sat down at the Future Heritage stand to discuss trends spotted throughout the show, Andrew’s passion for materials was clearly evident. After walking the isles, Andrew’s interest was sparked by a noticeable trend from exhibitors blurring the boundaries between technology and traditional materials to produce contemporary products with intriguing stories. Both Marcin Rusak and Eleanor Lakelin stood out to Andrew from the Future Heritage stand, with their interesting and knowledgeable making narratives.
Eleanor Lakelin, Future Heritage
From Left: Kaia Lighting E46, Anthony Roussel ST0, Marcin Rusak Future Heritage
Daphne McKinley, CEO, McKinley Spaces – The Survival of Craftsmanship
As we walk through the show, Daphne explains her passion for craftsmanship, and especially for traditional skills which were under threat from modern technologies and a lack of training. Skills which have been passed down through generations seemed to be in demise, and yet here at Decorex Daphne was elated to see a selection of exhibitors showcasing these skills with live demonstrations, traditionally manufactured products and a passion evident in the stories they tell. A A Rum Fellow are one such exhibitor, who use traditional weaving methods, produce beautifully made products with a contemporary twist.
A Rum Fellow A41
From left: Front London J37, Self K51, Watts of Westminster C38
Lucy Johnston, author, Thames and Hudson – Digital Artisanship
As author of the book Digital Handmade, it seemed only fitting that Lucy should spot a trend for digital artisanship emerging at this year’s Decorex. Although in the early stages, Lucy is confident that this is a movement which we will see more and more of in the coming years as technology advances and designers use their creative minds to utilise this in ways never seen before. A great example comes with Beatwoven, who use technology to transcribe musical melodies into woven fabrics.
From left: Daniel Heath D17, Raw Edges Future Heritage, Beatwoven D17
Join us at Decorex to explore these trends and movements across the show!