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Sneaky Peak into Decorex, the Luxury Interior Design Event

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

In September I attended the Decorex. Decorex is the luxury interior design show for interior design professionals, and the most celebrated luxury design event. Attending shows such as Decorex is a great source of inspiration, highlights future trends and you discover exciting innovative companies. One such company is Curiousa and Coriousa who produce beautiful coloured glass lampshades. [caption id="attachment_3467" align="aligncenter" width="465"]Curiousa and Curiousa at Decorex Curiousa and Curiousa at Decorex[/caption] I managed to have a quick chat with designer/founder Esther Patterson. I asked Esther, why glass and lights? “Whilst at Nottingham Trent University I specialised in bone china lighting, but then I started marrying up the glass with the bone china and in the end it’s the glass that’s taken over my life. I felt there wasn’t the colour there in the lighting world. In Habitat its very white, grey or black and very male. I’m not always into frilly things – it’s too feminine, but I like colour and beautiful shapes.” [caption id="attachment_3468" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Arkwright Mill, Curiousa and Curiousa Arkwright Mill, Curiousa and Curiousa[/caption] Can you tell me about your collection? “We make all the lights in-house and it’s all bespoke, we blow the glass to order, we’ve got so much choice and lots of different colours. Within the pendant range we’ve 5 different shapes in 4 different sizes. We want to give the customer choice combined with really good customer service, which we pride ourselves on. You can always see our designs on display in Liberty, but typically you can find them in restaurants or within a home. They’re very versatile because they can be a centrepiece down a stairwell, or a pendant in the dining room or kitchen.” [caption id="attachment_3469" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Neighbourhood, Manchester, Curiousa and Curiousa Neighbourhood, Manchester, Curiousa and Curiousa[/caption] Another lighting company that caught my eye was the international lighting design company Terzani, from Italy. They presented their latest collections Volver, Shar Pei and Calle, created from luxurious materials, cutting-edge technology and traditional Italian craftsmanship. Volver -- Breath of New Light This geometric design combines thin nickel chains with the latest in LED technology to create a light that is both elegant and modern. Volver melds technology and art to achieve a new level of luxury. [caption id="attachment_3470" align="aligncenter" width="549"]Volver, Terzani Volver, Terzani[/caption] Shar Pei -- Lighthearted Luxury This design has taken it’s cues from shar pei puppies and formed from sheaths of “wrinkled” crystal. [caption id="attachment_3471" align="aligncenter" width="520"]Shar Pei, Terzani Shar Pei, Terzani[/caption] Calle -- A Perennial Elegance A slender asymmetrical flute of crystal that, like the calla lily it mimics, can be grouped into stunning “bouquets.” [caption id="attachment_3472" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Calle, Terzani Calle, Terzani[/caption] “We are pleased to present these latest collections here at Decorex,” says Terzani CEO Nicolas Terzani. “We challenge ourselves to push design to its limits, and we feel Volver, Shar Pei and Calle represent the pinnacle of luxury and lighting technology.” Handmade in the UK, Phillip Watts Design pieces made from cast in bronze and finished with a satin-brushed polish were just stunning. [caption id="attachment_3473" align="aligncenter" width="485"]Crushed Strip Large Handles, Phillip Watts Design Crushed Strip Large Handles, Phillip Watts Design[/caption] Fertini, from Portugal, brought a collection that was golden. They create and design original furniture complements, decorative pieces and accessories that are tactile, luxurious and comfortable. [caption id="attachment_3474" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Fertini at Decorex Fertini at Decorex[/caption] If there was a competition for the largest lighting piece, it would have gone to I Dogi Bespoke Lighting, whose piece completely filled their stand. [caption id="attachment_3475" align="aligncenter" width="465"]Oversized Chandelier, I Dogi Group Oversized Chandelier, I Dogi Group[/caption] Other interesting finds included the Framed chair that came in gold and silver. This exclusive piece was limited edition as only 100 of each colour were being made. [caption id="attachment_3476" align="aligncenter" width="465"]Framed Chair, Lussuoso Design Framed Chair, Lussuoso Design[/caption] And how could you ever resist a game table from Geoffrey Parker Games. Game tables and compendia have been sought for luxury penthouses, grand mansions and super-yachts, with their British Interior Design award winning multi-game cube being a particular favourite amongst the yachting set. [caption id="attachment_3477" align="aligncenter" width="465"]Geoffrey Parker Games Geoffrey Parker Games[/caption] There was so much to see at Decorex its hard to give a complete over view in just one post, but I am sure you will love seeing interiors that will soon be in the homes of the rich and famous. For our encore, a little more inspiration for where you Eat Sleep Live Eat [caption id="attachment_3478" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Harlequin at Decorex Harlequin at Decorex[/caption]  Sleep [caption id="attachment_3479" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Hyde House Bespoke Designs at Decorex Hyde House Bespoke Designs at Decorex[/caption]  Live [caption id="attachment_3480" align="aligncenter" width="465"]Interio at Decorex Interio at Decorex[/caption]

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