Gifts Today magazine

New exhibitors for Decorex 17

Over 30% of the exhibitors will be new this year, ranging from lighting and furniture to textiles, decorative accessories and flooring

Annie Sloan, widely recognised as one of the world’s most respected experts in paint and colour, will be at Decorex this year, and will showcase its ‘Wall Paint by Annie Sloan’ collection. The range includes sixteen of the most popular decorative and historic colours from its ‘Chalk Paint’ palette, and will feature six new colours introduced this year: Emperor's Silk, Napoleonic Blue, Amsterdam Green, Antoinette, Provence and English Yellow.

Amy Kent will debut her ‘Art on Rugs’ collaboration with her sister, artist Lucy Kent. The collection is comprised of 11 designs, each one interpreting her sister’s abstract paintings, and will also include a new design – The Kiss. This latest edition, inspired by two stones touching on a river bank, is being made in India in hand-knotted wool with the pattern in art silk.

Textile powerhouse Dedar Milano will showcase its 2017 collection at Decorex this year. Championing innovation and experimentation, the range draws on classic fabric design and traditional skills - from hand drawing and painting to chain stitch and rattail. Expect bold colourful patterns including Fresco, Geometric Pic Nic, and Pashisi.

French company Valombreuse will present its range of embroidered linen for the bedroom, bathroom and dining room. Inspired by the tradition of French embroidery and contemporary aesthetics, it uses the highest quality of materials including satin, percale and cotton veil, and equips some of the world’s most prestigious palaces and hotels, such as The Elysée Palace, Quay d’Orsay and The Kremlin.

Family run company Lala Curio, a home decor brand based in Hong Kong that specialises in playfully crafted furnishings, decorative objects, cloisonné tiles and wallpaper preserving forgotten arts, will also be joining the show. Expect an array of theatrical designs, celebrating ancient artisanship with contemporary humour.

Studio 198 will be showcasing its innovative, bespoke wall panelling designs. Made in its London studio, the panels can be produced in almost any colour, shape and scale to create striking and captivating centrepieces from oriental inspired designs to figurative patterns.

Fanny Shorter, a designer and printmaker, will also present her work for the first time. Her distinctive and detailed designs largely inspired by her English upbringing, has its roots in British craftsmanship, but with a contemporary aesthetic. See strong, bright patterns in prints such as Birds & Beasts, Fig and Calathea.

Other names to look out for include: Hunt & Hope, Faolchú; Genevieve Bennett; Harrison Spinks; Mizzi Studio; Oceanair; Susi Bellamy Cushions; The Lamp Factory; Vaughan; Knots Rugs and Westbury Garden Rooms.

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