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.
As a huge thank you to all new friends of The Woven Edge, and as a part of our official launch at Decorex 2018 we're giving you the chance to win your own handmade luxury rug.
How to enter
Complete these simple steps to be in with a chance to win:
No problem, simply drop your business card off at Decorex, Stand J43!
Choose your stunning bespoke rug...
Choose any in stock rug from our stunning rug collections below, we have a style to suit any interior...
And the winner is...
The lucky winner will be announced on our Instagram account on Wednesday 26th September at 2pm - the week after Decorex 2018.
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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
The Woven Edge are proud members of the GoodWeave Association
When you purchase a rug, you can never be sure of its integrity but when you invest in one of our luxury bespoke rugs not only are you purchasing a beautiful, hand-made addition to your home, but you are making an ethical choice too.
Our passion is for beautiful rugs, but we also desire a fair and equitable industry – one which aims to eradicate child labour in all its forms. This is the reason we support GoodWeave, and it is why, when you choose one of our luxury rugs, you know that it is free from the unjust labour of a child.
We want your purchase to make a positive impact on the global manufacturing of rug producing, which is why all our rugs are GoodWeave certified. But what does this mean?
End of child labour
152 million children worldwide are trapped in child labour. We are committed to manufacturing our rugs without the use of children in exploitative working conditions. As members of the GoodWeave association, we support its aims to free the one in 10 children who from aged 5, are labouring in the global economy.
Freedom and education for children
We believe that all children should have the freedom to play and learn without fear of harm. ‘Carpet kids’ sit at looms, using sharp tools to weave carpets for up to 14 hours per day. They are often under threat of violence and will never get the opportunity to go to school. By purchasing one of our rugs, you are helping us to support programs to free and educate these children.
A coherent and consistent standard
We adhere to GoodWeave’s certification standard which works to facilitate transparent monitoring and verify decent working conditions in rug producing countries. This includes setting the minimum age of work at 14, preventing young people being employed in hazardous work, and increasing opportunities for education.
By supporting GoodWeave we are helping to raise awareness, which results in transparent supply chains and production free from exploitative labor practices.
A symbol of certification
Every one of our rugs carries the GoodWeave label, which is issued only to licensed producers selling products to licensed importers. This means that no child, forced or bonded labour was used to make it.
As members of the GoodWeave association, our customers know that we take a serious stance on child labour. Our commitment to children’s welfare and worker’s rights is woven into the very fabric of our beautiful rugs.
Finally we have seen the sun for the first time this year and colour has burst into action and opened our eyes to key trends. Pantone has demonstrated key pops of colour reflecting recent exhibition and trend direction from Heimtex and London Design Week amongst various other shows so far in 2018. Embracing bright colour will be the standout trend for Spring 2018 and the Pantone palette features in our blog Top Tips for a Luxurious Living Room.
London Design Week Highlights.
The trends brought to us by the showrooms of Chelsea Harbour this spring, bring us sophisticated and intricate design with a wealth of confidence in bright colour and bold print. The depth and attention to detail stands up to further scrutiny rewarding your eyes upon their second look. Neutrals are brought to us in natural, unbleached materials such as sea grass, wool, slubbed silks and cottons with a celebratory splash of champagne to add some class. Metallic tones of silver and stone greys pair well with mineral and elemental inspired palettes of green malakite and peridot, showing the first shoots of spring greens. Other dominant accents brought us shades of yellow including butter milk, mustard and ochre. Indigo, teal and peacock blues will be big and pair up well with a warmth brought by coral through to rouge and burnt orange. With sunshine hopes for spring and summer come playful but subtle ice cream tones of raspberries, mint, vanilla and pistachio as shown below in our colour stories
London Craft Week returns to the capital for its fourth edition and tickets for the special event are available here http://dcch.co.uk/London-Craft-Week-2018. 'Reflecting a rising global appreciation of exceptional craftsmanship, it attracts a discerning audience united in their admiration of beauty, substance and authenticity'... if the hand crafted look is for you check out how our rugs are made https://www.thewovenedge.com/rug-making-process.html.
Watercolour and painterly feels are still apparent, easy on the eye and fresh with texture flowing on all levels. Marbled effects, cloudy treatments, washed out bleeds and ikat influences extend the trend surrounding indigo dyed products and handmade techniques. These handmade elements mixed with recycled goods really highlight current world issues and just shows how much influence on interior trends this can create.
Spring Has Sprung
Combinations of green tones and pastel shades of lilac inspired lavender and blue are a combination born to be together. They bring meadow inspired interiors and accentuate the need for foliage inside our homes. Farrow and Ball have created a refreshing look using their Pitch Blue, no.222 and Calke Green, No.34 giving us a real countryside inspired decorative scheme. http://www.farrow-ball.com
An Ice Cream Cone full of Colour
Choose your flavour and sprinkle a joy of pastel shades over the top to mix and match shades of coral, pale blue, lilac grey and peach. The power of pastel is strong and injects lightness and a calming sense into a room. We have seen this flood not only into the interiors market but the catwalk too, really bringing fashion to floor. Use multiple shades combined with simple abstract forms of floral and fauna to add some contrast. https://www.celine.com/en-gb/home/
The Perfect Imperfect
Having a focus on the revival of handcrafted products, 2018 has seen an
influx of the changing of attitudes towards the effects we have on the planet and from this we have a new found acceptance for perfect imperfection and the recycling and reuse of materials such as plastic and rubber. Deriving from Japanese cultures of wabi sabi its all about bringing nature back home and being content with whats we have. Handmade crafts such as shibori and woven products are brought back to life within this trend.
Heimtextil 2018 incorporated this movement as one of their future trends. It is the art of finding beauty in the something that is incomplete and not conforming to what is believed to be pure.
The Power of Pigment. Red and Blue
Graduations of blue and red use as tone on tone colour palettes are big news. Design is kept simple with layers of contrasting scales of light and dark gradations of colour.
Cherry Tomato and Palace Blue from Pantones collection of Spring Summer 2018 colours show us the brightest sides of these bold hues. Red is seen to be the relaxing influence coming across as confident but soft, whilst Blues encourage energy being uplifting and fresh. Dior seen on the catwalk, combines multiple trends of translucent layers with a reflective edge of molecular design in a rich and appropriately royal blue colouring.
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.
Its the season for festive feasts, The best of Christmas all packed into luxurious hampers for the ultimate celebration!
C for cheese
H for harrodian
R for royal
I for Italian Hamper
S for Supper
T for Tea
M for Mistletoe
A for Artisan
S for something sweet
J for Jingle
O for Office Party
Y for Yuletide
From all the team at The Woven Edge we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas full of fun and laughter!
Below explores the trends that will out live the winter blues and see us into the New Year. These bright, light, bold and cultured trends have longevity with a wealth of pattern to explore.
GET THE LOOK
Acqua di Parma Decorated candle oolong leaves green tea £91 Harrods.
Embroidered Chair, By Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son £2679.29 ($3538) from carlhansen.com.
Reinbo Toucan Print, Instant Art Download. AU$10.81 at Etsy.com.
Gardenia Rug from the Floral range at The Woven Edge, various sizes £1296.00-£7200.00.
Geometric pattern has stood the test of time and launches back into fashion with force. Flat 2D design is layered with linear elements of permanent marker style black outlines and block colour. It’s all about pattern clash with bright geometrics and bold colour creating contrast to the more simplistic of patterns, adding vibrant tone with iridescent layers of angular shapes.
GET THE LOOK
Dries Van Noten Villa geometric-jacquard bomber jacket £1220.00 from Harvey Nichols.
Hexagonal Shelf Mirror £149.00 Marks and Spencers.
Facet Accent Chair, Mineral Blue and Emerald Green £299 from Made.com
Irina Black and Orange Embroidered Cushion £55 from Habitat.
ASIAN - Kabuki
This ancient Japanese art of Wabi-sabi emphasises the use of organic materials and the acceptance of imperfection. Its origins lie within Zen Buddhism where it’s all about finding beauty in hand made goods with irregular characteristics.
Bold palettes of pumpkin orange, rustic red tones and grassy greens add focal points to neutral environments keeping colour at one with nature. Taking influence from traditional Japanese design, certain shrines and gates use these warm tones of orange and are believed to obstruct magical powers and evil spirits.
Handmade bowls and creased linens are a must, so leave your show home worries behind and embrace this eastern trend.
GET THE LOOK
Gubi Turbo Pendant £459 from Houseology
Black Kyusu teapot £70 from cominstea.com
Scion Shibori Wallpaper £39 from Stylelibrary.com
GET THE LOOK
RV Astley Thomas Griem Hurricane Chandelier £1542.00 from Houseology.
Umbra Planter set of 2 Nickel/Brass £40 from redcandy.co.uk.
Gold and Glass Console Table £575 Cox and Cox.co.uk
Celeste Rug from the Classical range at The Woven Edge, various sizes £1296.00-£7200.00.
GET THE LOOK
Puccini Cocktail Cabinet £1999.00 from John Lewis.
Margo Brass Table Lamp £125 from Habitat.
Moby footstool in pink velvet £229 from Made.com.
Bilbao sidetable £179 from Swoon Editions.
Create an elegant living space and have hotel inspired luxury with our inspirational blog of interior design top tips. Invest in quality furniture and accessories from top brands whilst indulging in intricate detail to bring an element of expensive glamour. Follow our style guide to know where to shop and what to buy to bring home high end beauty.
Make a Plan
Make a Room look Luxurious
Colour is key and now is the time to be adventurous with vivid combinations of light and bright tones of peachy pinks and sunshine yellows anchored with statement bold tones of deep emerald green and indigo blue.
Indulge in large items of furniture such as a rolltop sofa or an oversized mirror to create a focal point and then accent around this with flashes of metallic and hints of pattern through fabric and accessories.
Designs exert a natural opulence, using wooden and marble patterns as feature walls and floors. Don’t be afraid to carry colour and pattern through to whatever surface you see necessary, there is no limit and no right or wrong when it comes to cool colour clash.
Finally bring in an outdoor feeling of green with indoor plants promoting good well being and a sense of calm to a room.
‘The Spring 2018 palette encourages a sense of fun and playful release. With an air of complexity and distinctiveness, we find ourselves in a sanctuary of color that is ideal for some more unique and dramatic color mixing.’
Embracing bright colour will be the standout trend for Spring 2018 having an intensity of tone rather than the subtlety of softened pastels. This allows for dramatic colour mixing for a unique look and Pantone have given us some great colour clashing opportunities. The core back to basic neutrals are key for a landscaped backgrounds of natural tone effortlessy anchoring a vivid pallette. Even metallic tones can be used as a neutral base, teamed well with marbled whites and concrete coloured surfaces.
Pantone have created a colour palette to allow consumers to start building their own personal style.
A depth of pattern and colour is enhanced through matt and shine finishes through complimentary clashes of different material used.
Hexagonal features are big news and by using the floor as a blank canvas allows for a great space for a splash of design and colour.
Take advantage of Pantones vibrant colour palette for S/S 2018 and make a statement feature wall stand out against an array of bold colour.
How to Add a Touch of Glamour to your Living Room
Create your own escape of retro luxury with this glamorous collection of living room furniture and accessories.
Soft cotton velvets in deep teal blue frames a scalloped sofa, set for a statement look.
Complimented by high shine brass and matt marble the smooth surfaces work well with the enhanced wood grain of deep ash tones.
Hard edged geometric pattern then gives a bold centrepiece for the floor or wall harmonised with pops of colour within cushions and tassled decorations. Get the look for your lounge by following the links below.
From left to right. Z-fleure-sofa blue velvet from Luxdeco £4110.00. Tom Dixon Stone Pendant Light from the Conran Shop, £205. ‘Watch Me’ Clock from Boconcept, £89. Esme Sideboard in a dark ash stain from Made, £399. Reade Brass Table Lamp from Selfridges, £189.95. Skosberg & Smart Hurricane Lamp from Harvey Nichols, £350. Mid Century Modern Contour Rug from The Woven Edge, £1296-£7200. Teal Tern Tassel Cushion by BlueBellGray from Amara £65. Alexandra D Foster St Barths Cushion from Luxdeco Ltd £195.