The Interior Design show for Interior Designers by Interior Designers!
Design Central UK was conceived over breakfast in Chelsea Harbour. Having spent over 10 years travelling to London to visit suppliers and see new collections, Interior Designer Cath McCubbin thought it made sense to bring those companies and collections to Designers at their own location.
Cath says, “Our aim is to make your day an enjoyable and constructive one. With all your favourite suppliers in one place, we help you by offering, free entry, free parking and a comprehensive show guide that can be used as a resource after the event. Delicious lunches available to buy and all hosted at the stunning Rockbeare Manor.”
Don’t miss out on this brand new, annual event that, if it follows in its northern partners footsteps, promises to grow year on year in popularity.
Benefits of attending include:
Here are some of the great brands you’ll be able to see:
You simply can’t miss this year’s essential design event.
We know now until Christmas is a super busy time for our Interior Designers. So we've been researching our top four style trends that are happening right now. We have also included links to the rugs we currently have in stock - so no lead time, these can be delivered in just 48 hours! What's not to love!
This trend allows nature to take back the landscape to it’s untouched and untamed beauty. Purposefully left to regenerate wildlife and natural habitats has been of great importance to balance out our busy urban city lifestyle and sustain a greener future for generations to come. Boundaries are blurred where indoors and outdoors come together for a sense of peace and mindfulness. Indoor plants have soared within
home interior trends and have been proven to create a happier living environment. #planteriordesign. The idea of city forests have taken focus in our ever growing awareness of our surroundings. Colours are earthy but soft with clay, terracotta and rust adding a contrast of warmth against brighter tones of forest green, moss and verdigris. Textures are rustic and make use of natural elements of stone, wood and vegetation. Crackled surfaces of worn and weathered elements allow for abstract colour movement and oxidised effects.
Tracing routes back to a cultural heritage of nostalgic times, designs take a worldly influence whilst still remembering individual personality. Designs have an aged look with textures of weathered wood and stone layered up with patterns of decorative blooms and botanical elements. Faded prints of flora and fauna embrace a vintage look often drawn with linear qualities to give more of a simplistic graphical look. Colours include a bright and cheery ochre, mahogany, marine blue, cardamon, greige, sail white, brass and haint blue.
Minimal design takes on organic abstract style within this Solace trend. Layers of natural elements creating landscaped pattern. A considered palette of almost neutral tones; blue now being a close third behind cream ones and grey keep a balance of tone, not being too bold or too brash in contrast. Harmonising is key with colours bleeding into one another for subtle change. A search for silence is described with Antarctic reference of white space and soft texture. Grey tones of haze and storm sit alongside purple infused twilight blue and amethyst grey with only maroon making any difference of colour impact.
Colour and light is the centre focus for this trend where experimental clashes of pattern create high contrast and a curiosity to discover more. Designs make use of simple polka dots, bright accents and black outlines creating a very pop art style.
Our latest "Construct Collection" is completely on the Vibe trend. These stunning and dramatic, modern designs create a brilliant talking piece and really add the wow factor to any hall way or contemporary styled home. We designed these and had them handmade in readiness for the Decorex Show where they proved to be very popular, want one for Christmas? You'll need to act fast! Our Vibe collection is available in handtufted in 2 sizes 120cm x 180cm (£950) and 160cm x 230cm (£1620).
Do you deserve a Christmas Bonus?
We think so. You've worked hard all year, just managed to complete your client projects just in time and they're all thrilled to bits with the results. Get in touch to find out about our trade discount! Please call 01562 215115 or email email@example.com to find out about our excellent rates of commission.
For All Rug Enquiries please call 01562 215115 or email Helen@thewovenedge.com
Reference: Thanks to Hannah Malein's Colourhive Colour and Material Trends for AW 2019/20 Decorex Seminar.
2018 brought us one of the most exciting Decorex shows to date and we were beyond excited to be apart of the buzz.
Below are brands we loved, friends we made and a selection of inspiration for future trends!
Continuing with our own Decorex story, please take a look at our stand highlights below. A big shout out to saw and sew for his tasty treats! You made Richards day! http://sawandsew.com
Thank you to everyone who entered our Decorex 2018 luxury rug competition and made it a success.
We hope everyone who managed to make it to Decorex left Syon Park inspired by all the beautiful products on display.
Decorex, the show of choice for the luxury interiors and design market, returns to the historic location of Syon Park for the 41st year.
Once again the opening destination of The London Design Festival, the 2018 edition will run from Sunday the 16th to Wednesday the 19th September.
Don’t miss out on this annual event that helps inspire designers and home owners, attracting over 14,000 people every year.
Watch last year’s highlights, you simply can’t miss this year’s essential design event
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What? Decorex International 2018
When? Sunday 16 September – Wednesday 19 September 2018
Sunday 16 September: 10am-6pm (trade only)
Monday 17 September: 10am-6pm (trade only)
Tuesday 18 September: 10.00am–7.00pm (open to the general public)
Wednesday 19 September: 10.00am–5.00pm (trade only)
Where? Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, London. TW8 8JF
How to get there
Tickets: £15 trade / £30 consumer
With a short flight of around 2 hours to Germany's capital city from the UK, Berlin is a top destination for a wealth of culture and history. More than 100 museums open their doors after hours to offer tours, films, lectures and music events known as the ‘Long Night of Museums’ for tourists and local residents to visit. The annual event takes place on the 25th August 2018 from 6pm until 2am. Admission is 18 euros or reduced admission at 12 euros. Admission is free for under 12s. Last year they celebrated 20 years of the late night opening and honoured the anniversary with a ‘Made in Berlin’ theme focusing on inventions, brands and legends that have an association with the city. Whilst here also take time to visit Berlin’s Museum Island (Museumsinsel), a magnificent collection of art work and a truly outstanding ensemble of five world-renowned museums. Apart from the legendary bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, the most famous and important cultural exhibits on show here include the breathtaking Pergamon Altar and the stunning Ishtar Gate. In 1999, the Museum Island complex was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage. The admission for visitors under 18 years is free. Regular admission is €18, reduced €9.
The five museums on Museum Island are:
- Pergamonmuseum (Pergamon Museum)
- Neues Museum (New Museum)
- Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)
- Altes Museum (Old Museum)
You’ll be spoilt for choice!
For the globetrotter amongst us, take yourself further afield and head to the area of Hakone, part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. With a train trip of around 90 minutes (one way) it’s a great day trip from Japans capital to take in the sights of Mount Fuji and the beautiful surrounds of Hakone. Famous for natural hot springs, and the view across Lake Ashinoko of nearby Mount Fuji there’s plenty to see. Whilst in the Hakone area, be sure not to miss The Open Air Museum, open 9am - 5pm daily. Tickets cost 1600 yen per adult. The museum has various different sections and exhibition spaces outdoors and indoors with the Picasso Exhibition Hall showcasing two stories worth of paintings, sculptures and ceramic works by the artist in addition to photos of him at various points during his life. Other artists work on show here include the great Henry Moore, Taro Okamoto, Yasuo Mizui, Churyo Sato, and many others, featuring over a thousand sculptures and works of art. The outdoor space covers 70,000 square metres of space so it’s a great breath of fresh air to wonder around these beautiful gardens full of inspiration and history.
Located in the Northern area of Spain Bilbao is the tenth largest city in the country surrounded by beautiful landscapes of forests, mountains, beaches and steep coasts.
Amongst many other tourist attractions, the Guggenheim museum is a magnificent place to visit with a large display of art from all over the world, including, David Salle, Chillida, Jeff Koons, Louis Bourgeois and Robert Rauschenberg. Committed to innovation, the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. With its constellation of architecturally and culturally distinct museums, exhibitions, publications, and digital platforms, the foundation engages both local and global audiences. Admission for Adults is €13 Seniors and for students it’s €7.50.
Mexico City has been chosen as the Worlds Design Capital of 2018 becoming the 6th destination to be added to the list. The city offers a global fusion of art and design infused with local flavours of ancient culture, living by a motto of better city design
equals a better quality of life. Previous countries honoured with this award include Torino (Italy) in 2008, followed by Seoul (South Korea) in 2010, Helsinki (Finland) in 2012, Cape Town (South Africa) in 2014, and Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei) in 2016.
For Mexico, regeneration will take place in low-income areas around the city, where they aim to transform lives though design. The artistic capital of Mexico City is also home to the Frida Kahlo museum, a place where she grew up, lived and died, also
known as the Casu Azul (The Blue House). The house shows traditional crafts and personal belongings as well as Kahlo’s art expressing the anguish of her existence as well as her flirtation with socialist icons.
In April 2018 the biggest art fair in Scandinavia takes place with an estimated 16000 visitors to view more than 200 artists selected to take part. The average size of each exhibition space is more than 15m2 bringing a spectacular venue to life. Visit the exhibition from the 20th to the 22nd April. Whilst in the city take your time wondering around the vast selection of art museums including the National Gallery and the Arken museum of Modern Art.
LUMIERE, LONDON. UNITED KINGDOM
Light up your life with London's Lumiere Festival with local artists transforming the city with installations covering areas including King's Cross, Fitzrovia, the West End, Mayfair, Westminster & Victoria, and South Bank & Waterloo. It’s an event curated by Artichoke, a leading arts charity that work with artists to put on extraordinary and ambitious exhibitions. Check out Lumieres websites to see what other cities have previously been transformed and show your support with donations. Next year see the show from the 18th to the 21st of January 2018. (Ticket prices to be confirmed).
SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM AND RENWICK GALLERY. WASHINGTON DC. UNITED STATES.
Visit the Renwick Gallery, open daily from 10:00 A.M. until 5:30 P.M and absorb the local history of Americas greats. Located near the to the White House, the closest Metro stations are Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines) and Farragut North. Take the opportunity to really get into the design mindset and visit the Smithsonian American Art museum, just 20 minutes from the Renwick. This museum is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world revealing key aspects of America’s s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.
Brands such as Cole and Son, Sian Zeng and Charlotte Jade capture a tropical infusion of rainforest activity brought to life with a vivid colour palette of aquamarine, hot pink, burnt orange and teal blues. Deeper background tones were evident in providing a richness of colour allowing for pattern to stand out as a statement.
Whilst pantones 2018 release of colour reflects a balance of primary tones of ‘Cherry Tomato’ red, ‘Palace Blue’ and a green tinted ‘Meadowlark’ yellow. A calmer collection of shades are also included to soften a palette, ‘Almost Mauve’, ‘Ash Rose’ and ‘Nile Green’. Margo Selbys range of fabric really grasps the bright and light poppy geometric trend seen below.
Contemporary design was strongly influenced by marble and mineral textured effects. Organic bleeds of tonal colour palettes and tactile surfaces gave a real natural feel. Hayles and Howe scagliola collections imitate marble and other hard stone surfaces with a powerful injection of on trend colours of jade greens, rusted orange and indigo blue contrasted with graphite greys and muted browns.
Botanic prints and tropical palms influenced by Pantones greenery bring walls and floors to life with an organic feel.
Digitally inspired tribal prints also inject some vibrance of colour, mixed with Ikatted repeating patterns creating a modern twist.
Stencilled and silhouetted pattern with textured backgrounds create a more simplistic and sophisticated style of ornate design.
Tribal inspired cushions and oversized traditional florals were modernised with moody backgrounds and dramatic jewel tones.
Just as jewels do, colours shine and highlight pattern whilst also transforming colourful brights into neutral backgrounds.
Traditional styles presented opulence, decadence and ornamental drama with rich
velvety fabrics illuminated by oversized chandeliers.
Jacobean embroidery, tapestry with birds and peacocks create a luxurious interior whilst giving a feeling of oriental style.
An inspiring and exciting trip to Decorex remembers its past whilst designed for the future.
Come with us on a colourful art journey through some of the greatest galleries in the UK and fill your diary with this summers top exhibitions that we here at The Woven Edge think you should visit.
The Tate Modern, London Exhibition: Fahrelnissa Zeid
Until October 8th: Entry £12.50 (£11.30 without donation)
Visit The Tate Modern in London and take in Zeid’s obsession with line and bright colour in this summer fun exhibition.
After being one of the first women to be formally trained in Istanbul she continued her studies in Paris in the late 1920s and grew with success from here.
She was well respected and seen as an important figure in the early 1940s and 1950s. Her vibrant abstract paintings combine a fusion of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences with European approaches to abstraction.
Rediscover one of the greatest international female artists and be mesmerised by her
The Tate St Ives
Exhibition: Jessica Warboys
Until September 3rd: Entry £8.50 (£7.50 without donation)
Large scale paintings, films and sculptures by British artist Jessica Warboys burst into the ever expanding Tate gallery this summer. Inspired by coastal landscapes she takes inspiration from the sea and the surrounding areas of St Ives.
‘Sea Painting, Zennor 2015’, was made on the Zennor coast near St Ives. She created the paintings on the beach, casting mineral pigments directly onto a damp, folded canvas, which was then submerged under the sea before being pulled ashore. The process allows the waves, wind and sand to shift and scatter the pigment,naturally painting the canvas. Don’t miss this incredible landscape of artwork.
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Summer Exhibition 2017: Main galleries Burlington House
13th June Until 20th August: Entry £8.50 (£7.50 without donation)
Serpentine Galleries, London
‘Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’
8th June Until 10th September: Entry Free
This summer Grayson Perry, one of the most insightful observers on contemporary society and culture, presents a major exhibition of new work at the Serpentine Galleries in London.
His work touches on many themes including popularity and art, masculinity and the current cultural landscape.
One example of Grayson being very much politicly open is a pair of pots at the Serpentine Exhibition, one for leave, one for remain really depicting the divide within British society at present after the Brexit vote.
Its a great exhibition to visit to get your mind thinking and even involve yourself in the debates of todays world.
Edinburgh Art Festival
27th July Until 27th August
Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art. The capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, come together as both established and emerging artists curate a range of artwork to display.
The vast majority of the festival is free to attend and an innovative programme of special events are put on for your entertainment.
Plant Scenery of the World.
The V and A, London
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion: Room 40
On Until 18th February: £12 Open 10am-17.30
This years London Design Week 2017 at Chelsea Harbour brought us fresh and fruity trends of colour clashing bold and bright design and the serene sophistication of swedish lagom all under one roof.
Home to 120 showrooms and over 600 of the worlds most prestigious brands this is the centre for interiors bursting with enthusiasm for bespoke design.
Floral print, patterned patchwork, chunky geometrics and digital distressed surface really launched the spring season into action and adventure leading the latest trend stories forward.
Pantones greenery was at the forefront of many of the showrooms infusing an intense tropical rainforest feel embracing a canopy of modern nature. (Click here to See Cole and Sons Ardmore Collection celebrating African tradition and culture.www.cole-and-son.com/en/collection-546/ww.cole-and-son.com/en/collection-546/
Palettes were warm bursting with berry tones of deep maroon, indigo dyed blues, bold and bright emerald greens, burnt orange and coral tones creating multicolour contrast.
Neutrals were injected with a warmth of chocolate tinted taupe and sandy greys where cooler neutrals linked with true blues moving away from teal tones and silver hints. Brassy golds teamed well with a nomadic influence of hand drawn painterly design in burnt orange tones and coral.
Patterns embraced bringing an outdoor feel within the home with florals combining pinks, purples and grassy greens. Geometrics were simple but lines were bold and blocky with fretwork allowing for interlocking woven patterns.
A digital influence on techniques gave pixelated textures and knotted weave a chance to graduate and stipple blocky colour without becoming too overpowering within a background texture.
We're feeling inspired and cannot wait to apply the trends to our hand knotted designer rugs!