A brilliant Decorex by general agreement: buzzy, a high foot-fall and a real sense that the top end of the decoration market is more than holding its own. We were the busiest we’ve ever been and our stand with a faux desk and filing boxes (made in MDF and drawn on with felt tip pen !) attracted lots of attention.
A big thank you to Nic Thomas for building them (firstname.lastname@example.org), JVC for loan of the TV monitor, Sasha Waddell Furniture for the office chairs , Best & Lloyd for the Bestlite BL2 table lamp, and Present Time for the Z lamp, stocked by www.designmyworld.net
Luxury surface specialist De Ferranti’s stand was set up to look like a working mosaic workshop. Their Italian master mosaicist worked on his colourful Koi carp panel throughout the show and drew lots of visitors to the stand. The completed panel was raffled at the end of the show and an impressive £3,000 was raised for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Their new Adam & Eve, alligator and fish tiles were designed by Célia Kretschmar, and the background one, which they call ‘grotesque’ was designed by Agnès Emery. They are shown here in white, but they are available in 36 colours…
Tissus D’Helene, who distribute wonderful hand-blocked and hand-screenprinted fabrics, launched their own ‘Fleurons d’Helene’ collection of small cotton prints. There are seven designs in several colourways. They retail at £138m. For more details call +44 (0)20-7352 9977.
Surface View launched their revolutionary 3M Textured wall film which can be used on brickwork, concrete, stucco and tiles and looks just like a painted surface.
A collage of some of Surface View’s striking images has been turned into a digitally-printed textile to upholster this wing chair.
And Nicky Haslam and Colette van den Thillart’s foyer (complete with oyster shell floor) certainly stopped people in their tracks…