Decorex International 2011

UK, London. With just over two weeks to go till the start of Decorex International 2013, final preparations are underway for the high-end show, which balances the luxurious, eccentric and eclectic work of traditional and modern designers. Since celebrating its 35th anniversary last year, show organisers have announced a change of venue for this year’s event.

Closing this year’s London Design Festival (14 - 22 September) on the Sunday, Decorex will run from 22nd to 25th September and will be held at the Perks Field & The Orangery, Kensington Palace, London, moving away from its previous location in The Royal Hospital Chelsea. The change of venue has provided the perfect opportunity to create a new and fresh feeling for this year’s show. Decorex organisers hope to impress visitors with a stunning entrance display by interior designer Kit Kemp MBE.

The entrance foyer at Decorex International 2011, designed by Nicky Haslam

For this year’s Decorex Champagne Bar, interior design and architecture studio Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has been commissioned to create a sparkling design with an alternative twist to previous years. The new venue provides a greater area for the bar, which has been inspired by the idea of construction, and will therefore be double the size of last year’s watering hole.

The Champagne Bar at Decorex International 2011, designed by Martin Hulbert

Attendees will be spoilt for choice with the culmination of over 340 exhibitors under one roof offering a wide selection of new products including furniture, carpets, flooring, lighting, bathrooms, fabrics and wallpapers. Among those exhibiting include Altfield, Ebony and Co, Harlequin London, Heirlooms, Northcroft, Philip Watts Design, Savoir Beds, Simpsons Mirrors, Tatiana Tafur, The Rug Company and Veedon Fleece.

Visitors can also look forward to presentations by key industry players including Nicky Haslam, Fameed Khalique, Rabih Hage — who provided a stimulating and engaging presentation during SuperyachtDESIGN Week earlier in the year — Sue Crewe, as well as Kemp to mention a few. Topics of discussion will include emerging colour trends, sustainable luxury, designing for show homes, tips for interior designers working abroad, as well as debates on architecture. For a full list of speakers and topics, please visit the Decorex website.

Associate editor Justin Ratcliffe, interior designers Gabriel Bernardi of Coote & Bernardi and Kamini Ezralow of Ezralow Design discussed the parallels between land-based and superyacht design at Decorex International 2012 

“Decorex has always been an opportunity to see all the design companies under one roof and refines and defines my ideas for the year,” said Kemp, who is also the co-owner of Firmdale Hotels, in a recent interview.

This year will also see Decorex’s new Outdoor & Lifestyle tents, which will be located in front of the Queen Anne Orangery. The tents will provide the space needed for additional presentations by leading landscape architects and interior designers and will be home to outdoor living and lifestyle brands.

“The theme for the program will be the relationship between the interior and exterior, and how one can inspire and influence the other,” says Gemma McKay, Senior Event Co-ordinator for Decorex. “Speakers will delve into a world of collaboration to discuss how interior designers and landscape architects can join forces in a harmonious partnership, benefiting not only themselves, but more importantly the client.”

We hope to provide you with exciting news on products from the show over the coming weeks.

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