Following the success of 2014’s Future Heritage feature, Decorex has announced a continuation of the crowd favourite. Future Heritage showcases the best of British design-makers, highlighting the importance of the individual commissioning process and the value of one-off designs ready made to be passed down from generation to generation. This year Corinne Julius, the design and applied arts critic, will be curating the feature.
“Future Heritage will showcase the works of some of the country’s most inspiring makers, designers and artists, all of whom are working at the most creative, innovative and crucially, intellectually rigorous end of their disciplines,” explains Julius. “Each one is available to work to commission, and through their highly personal exploration of materials and process produces extremely collectable work. I am delighted and excited to be bringing together such a talented group of people to show at Decorex International 2015.”
The Decorex champagne bar is one of the most popular areas of the exhibition. Last year saw Hassan Abdullah, one of the three visionaries behind the Les Trois Garcons design trio, turn heads with a champagne bar that was a “Homage to the clean and elegant lines of the Georgian period with a modern use of materials.” While this year’s champagne bar will be tackled by the equally prolific Russell Sage.
“I was thrilled to be asked to create this popular space for Decorex,”says Sage. The champagne room will be a collaboration between Sage and Gainsborough Silk and will seek to recreate some of the stories from Gainsborough’s rich history. “I love to support British craftsmanship and this seemed the perfect opportunity to create something memorable for Decorex guests to enjoy.” Sage has kept the champagne bar details close to his chest, but if his previous works are anything to go by, expect big things.
In keeping with the future of luxury theme, Decorex 2015 will be rife with futuristic sculptures, furniture and designs.