Here we are approaching the end of July and August begins next week…and finally we are all sitting in the sunshine!!!!!…well for another few days here in East Anglia anyway. This blog won’t be posted until next week thus I have named it my August blog.
With the autumn not far away, the season brings with it, new interior design ideas launched by fresh young designers and our established set, showing at some of our favourite venues. We have ‘100% Design’ at Earls Court from the 19th September to the 22nd (public day the latter), showcasing some of the latest products, trends and materials. First established in 1995, it is one of the most high profile events to visit for contemporary Interior design and Architecture. All the designers, new and old are showing us what the future in living in our homes and offices could be like. There are four major titles to the show: – Interiors, Office, Kitchen & Bathroom and Eco design & build, all of great interest….my personal interest will be products designed by Herman Miller for the office, as recently some of their older creations inspired me to design a particular piece of furniture for a client, which I commissioned Stuart Simpson (fabulous Joiner) to make for her.
Following this exhibition we have ‘Decorex’ International from 23rd September until the 26th in the grounds of Royal hospital in Chelsea, but unfortunately only open to the trade. This is an established event, now spanning 35 years. It showcases everything in interiors, backed by some of the best designers in the world. This year the foyer is going to be designed by Vivienne Westwood…although not renowned for her interiors but certainly one of our best fashion designers. Nicola Harding has compiled a blog on the Decorex website (11th July 2012) that will take you through all the events etc, at the show….worth a look.
Running along parallel with this is Focus 2012 held at the ‘Chelsea Harbour Design Centre’, where most of our great designers have their showrooms (500 international brands and 95 showrooms) …unlike Decorex however, the Saturday is open to the public where they can see the launch of the new collections first hand. New collections will also be launched by Designers Guild, and Osborne and Little who can be found in their showrooms on the Kings Road.
If you are mad about your home and design then it is a must to visit.
Until the next blog…many thanks for reading
Kindest regards always