Thursday, September 27, 2007

Decorex International 2007

Chelsea, London UK Sun 23rd - Wed 26th September 2007

Decorex celebrated its thirtieth year of design excellence from 23rd until 26th of September, with impressively vibrant textiles and slick designs. Only a few examples of old design were showcased and these were largely in the form of repro. The absence of natural reused materials was apparent. Some 260 exhibitors set up stands in the prestigious setting of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, among which were Salvo Code dealers Drummonds and Victorian Wood Works, as well as numerous design magazine stands which included House and Garden, Hospitality Interiors Magazine Ltd, English Home and Bridge for Design.

Amongst the new material an intriguing stand stood out, which provided a welcome break from the lavish modern design present almost everywhere, it was the stand of Guy Trench of Antiques by Design which integrated old architectural reclaimed items and materials and turned them into practical and usable decorative home objects such as banister rail tables and old harrow lights.

Contemporary Antiques Limited
Antiques by Design, showcasing examples of home objects made from found salvage

Above: Victorian Wood Works stand

Victorian Wood Works

Above: A Claw foot from a Victorian roll top bath on Drummonds stand, which was crafted in Poland

Above:Installation of a kitsch bathroom on Dummmonds stand

Above:Drummonds stand largely showcasing bathrooms

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