Decorex International 2016
Decorex is internationally renowned for being the event to find the best and most luxurious products in the interiors market. It has a rich heritage and has grown and evolved to stay at the top of the market, exhibiting some of the finest quality craftmanships out there.
This year the welcoming exhibition was ‘The Heritage of Chair Making’, where a number of renowned artists and designers selected their favourite chairs and described why.
Chairs are such a frequently used piece of furniture; we sit on them at home, at work, in the car and on the train to mention just a few locations. The right kind of chair can provide you with such comfort and relaxation that you could not move from it all day, others however are designed as a statement piece and not necessarily provide comfort.
One of the chairs on display was a Dining chair carved of oak and upholstered in leather designed by Augustus WN Pugin (1812-1852) for Scarisbrick Hall, Lancashire. Pugin was an English architect and designer and played a key role in the Gothic Revival Style. This chair not only shows that style, but also the early 19th Century deigns of furniture based on God’s desire and architectural language.
Thought to have been inspired by Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), a furniture designer and maker during the mid-Georgian times this carved mahogany arm chair features a number of decorative elements. The feathered legs and claw and ball feet give the chair a type of personality. With its wide seat and strong arms, the chair portrays a rather proud and strong look.
Walking further into the exhibition one is greeted with rows and rows of sumptuous textiles, wallpaper, bath fittings (including the most beautiful and indulgent bath tubs!), crafted taxidermy, exquisitely designed lighting and the most interesting door handles you could ever imagine. Decorex is full of both contemporary and classic designs from some of the most renowned and really is not an event to miss in the interior world calendar.