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Decorex International

It’s the final day of Decorex International and we at Sofa Workshop have loved showcasing our new and exclusive Sofa Workshop x V&A collection as part of the V&A Interiors stand.

 Pictured: V&A interiors, Sofa Workshop Stand.

Located in the beautiful grounds of London’s Syon Park, Decorex is an incredible design show that’s dedicated to showcasing Britain’s reputation for being an interiors trend leader. The talent on offer and eclectic mix of established designers and upcoming new talent this year is unrivalled, with an outstanding programme of talks held across the four days.

Pictured: the Sofa Workshop Thurloe Chair in Morton’s Marble

The show gives an amazing insight into what’s coming up in the world of design, fabrics and furnishings, indicating all of the new trends that are going to dominate the design world in 2019. The theme of this year’s show is ‘Blank Canvas’, exploring how an empty space can start a new beginning. It’s a theme we really can appreciate here at Sofa Workshop as it fits with our mantra of being able to create a sofa exactly how you like it, by choosing your own bespoke fabrics and style.

The show’s famous entranceway this year does not disappoint, featuring several impressive displays, with four interior designers being selected to create the impressive artwork that greets visitors to the show. This year’s include Studio Suss, Brian Woulfe, Maddux Creative and Henry Prideaux. Their displays are themed around what has inspired them over the years as designers.


Pictured: Maddux Creative                                       Pictured: Brian Woulfe

From beautiful fabrics, to unique design techniques and incredible statement lighting pieces, the show is an interior lover’s dream providing insight into what goes on behind the scenes complete with live demonstrations and talks from some of design’s most famous faces.

From what we’ve seen, 2019 looks like a big year for South Beach pastels, Citta Blanca whites and neutrals, with maximalism and oversized interiors making a big return. The show includes an array of amazing oversized lighting pieces with each display getting bigger and more intricate.  Key standout looks from this year’s displays include gold accents, lots of fringing, angular designs and leopard print detailing.

Pictured: Covet House

The jewel tones, scalloped edges and velvet that dominated 2018 interiors looks set to continue well into 2019, with plenty of Great Gatsby-esque 1920’s style stands. The art-deco lighting display from Bert Frank was particularly impressive featuring distinctive black and gold angular lighting fixtures.

Pictured: Bert Frank

The Future Heritage stand curated by Corinne Julius includes gorgeous blank canvases decorated with intricate neon lights, unique sculptures and gold curves featuring heavily in the contemporary works of Rebecca De Quin, Tord Boontje and James Shaw. The Kaori Tatebayashi ceramic installation created to mirror the natural world surrounding Syon Park was truly inspirational and beautiful.

The Asprey and Shalini Misra collaboration was also particularly impressive featuring unique silverware and glassware designs, decorated with gorgeous plants and greenery.  The unique collection was curated by the designer to celebrate Asprey’s impressive 237 years of artisanship.

Shalini Mirsa commented that:

At Decorex there is a very beautiful mix of different styles and such a variety of materials and suppliers. With the vast array of products and exhibits on offer, you can find everything from recycled plastic to exceptional cut crystal. It is the attention to craftsmanship and making, not just on the stands but with areas such as CraftWork, In The Making and the Future Heritage exhibition, that are the key elements of Decorex and this sets it apart from the rest.”

Pictured: Asprey & Shalini Mirsa

At stand H40 was our incredible new collaboration with the V&A, which you can read all about in a future blog post. It will be available in store and online from late September, click here to sign up for updates. It features an exquisite range of fabrics from the design museum’s archives, redesigned and reimagined ready for a modern consumer.

Take a look at our Instagram feed @sofaworkshop to see all the action from the day, and if you attended Decorex be sure to tag us in your pictures of the V&A Interiors stand.







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