DECOREX INTERNATIONAL 2017

September signals design month for me. There are so many fabulous events and exhibitions on with exciting launches of new products, brands and Autumn/Winter collections. I would love to get to them all - 100% Design, London Design Festival, Focus at Chelsea Harbour to name but a few, but this year I decided to focus on a visit to Decorex. The beautiful setting of Syon Park sets the tone for a lovely day exploring the latest collections, making new connections and catching up with existing ones. Being a country girl, there is something quite comforting about taking a tea break in the cafe and seeing a field of cows over the fence!

Here are some highlights from my visit:

PINCH

Formed in 2004, Pinch describe their work as ''Our work celebrates simplicity of form, the purity of a good shape and our emotional connection with the materials around us''.

Gorgeously simple designs that really resonate with my style aesthetic. I have seen their work before at design shows and it never fails to strike a chord with me. I have to admit I was a sucker for the miniature versions too, I fancy kitting out Herb the Bon guinea-pig with a PINCH home! Check them out here.

PINCH

PINCH

PINCH

PINCH

A RUM FELLOW

A Rum Fellow is a London design studio dedicated to artisan crafted rugs and textiles. Founded by Caroline Lindsell and Dylan Oโ€™Shea the studio explores heritage craft techniques and reinterprets them in their house style of intricate pattern and vibrant colour. 

My favourite had to be the Nica Brocade fabric - a handcrafted brocade fabric produced by Maya master weavers.

This extraordinary textile is made on a backstrap loom in Guatemala by Maya artisans who embroider the intricate pattern as they weave the base cloth. Every element of the complex design is meticulously hand stitched, a process that takes up to a month to create a single panel.

A Rum Fellow work with Maya weaving cooperatives in Guatemala to create these works of art on cloth. Check out A Rum Fellow here.

A Rum Fellow - Nica Brocade Fabric

A Rum Fellow - Nica Brocade Fabric

MARGO SELBY

Margo Selby is a woven textile design company that produces exceptional quality fabrics, rugs and accessories. Their designs are developed in their Whitstable studio and produced by specialist mills in a range of weights suitable for soft furnishing, upholstery and contract use.

Margo Selby

Margo Selby

These gorgeous framed panels caught my eye, these colours seem to be ones I am currently drawn to at the moment and ones that seem to be on trend as I explored Decorex. Rich teal green, berry tones and dusky coral are all shades I will be wearing and advocating this season. All in all it was a very inspiring creative day out at Decorex 2017.