Decorex International 2012 review

We’re having a busy old time at The Design Practice by UBER and week 23rd to 26th September saw us braving the winds and rain to get to Decorex… we’re glad we did.

Decorex 22-26th Sept 2012 Royal Chelsea Hospital, London
Wed 26th Sept Final day at Decorex International. Celebrating its 35th year showcasing the very best interior products to the trade it will be the final year at its recent home of Royal Chelsea Hospital and will move to a new venue.

This year’s entrance creation was developed by the British fashion powerhouse that is Dame Vivien Westwood. Featuring 2 dress collaborations with Cole & Son and The Rug Company.

Our immediate highlights thoughts
Andrew martin International – Easily took the prize for the most ‘out there’ stand. A Sci-Fi themed stand literally using a set from the Ridley Scott film Prometheus. The only down side was it detracted a little from the products and the lovely new range of fabrics returning in style to the more simple based on luxurious silvers and greys, but wow what a crowd pleaser.

Christopher Guy
‘Beacon of Craftsmanship’ had an equally impressive open stand with huge boundary defining video monitors and a ceiling-high white compilation of his furniture simply and effectively stacked with a diver.

Stuart Scott Associates
Also prevalent in the press area with a range of contemporary elegant furniture pieces including a blue velvet Fluerie sofa and an orange.

Designer of the Simpsons Mirrors‘ latest range the Belmont, Peter Phan was on hand to point out the Blemont Simpsons  – 2 new full ranges and taking the 20’s / 30’s lead from their designs the irrepressible Sharon was dressed as modern day flapper girl…. and looked fab! Fabulous new hexagon mirror.

Cheeky bit of humour and a unique Julien MacDonald rug was commissioned by and displayed on the CapitolCarpets by Steve Foster stand. It is due to be silent auctioned for charity the week after.

A beautiful and simple display from Sharon Marston letting their breathtaking showpiece lighting take centre stage

Elitis – new wallpaper ranges like eel skin in semi metallic colours and new colours for the croc – especially a light washed lilac

Lapicida’s gallery with part roman pillars and busts ingeniously showed off a small sample of their exquisite collection. Also taking award for Best New Exhibitor and the Award for Excellence.

Ebony & Co tremendous beautiful floors complemented by over sized DK home planters

We accidentally dropped one of Skyline Designs latest outdoor lights (oops, sorry guys) the good news is it just proved how tough they are.

Terzani displayed their shimmering-ly stunning range of decorative lighting including their latest little flying men by Nigel Coates.