#LDF16: Decorex Discoveries

I spent most of last week exploring London Design Festival. It was a tad overwhelming but incredibly inspirational. I didn’t get to half the stuff I wanted to see, but I will share the highlights for the bits I did see. Decorex is first up.

If you’re not familiar, Decorex is a huge design show with a focus on luxury interiors. I spent four hours there and was practically running around at the end trying to squeeze it all in before I had to leave. I listened to a panel discussion with Martyn Lawrence Bullard, India Hicks, Kim Kuhteubl and Iris Danker, and I took 487 photos. I’ve brutally narrowed them down to just a few favorites, although this is by no means an exhaustive list – you can check out more on my Pinterest boards.

LIGHTING

There was so much amazing lighting. Bert Frank was a show-stopper. I loved every single one of their lamps.
Bert Frank Lighting in Brass, Black, White & Teal Blue at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Clockwise from top left: Farol Wall Light – £680 // Shear Pendant – £195 // Revolve Table Lamp – £665

Bert Frank lighting in Brass, Copper & white at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Clockwise from top left: Yew Wall Lights – £673 each // Revolve Wall Light – £525 // Stasis Floor Lamp – £2250

Naomi Paul‘s crocheted designs were stunning.
Naomi Paul crocheted lighting at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Simple Shades (on left) – Small – £230 & Large – £330 // Monika Pendant (on right) – £4500

I mean, really. So good.
Naomi Paul crocheted lighting at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Simple Shade 4 – £2700

Naomi Paul crocheted lighting at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16
These pendants by Lyngard were fun – they look like enamel but they’re actually glazed pottery. I’m especially drawn to the marbled one (middle left).
Lyngard lighting at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Plex Pendant – £300 // Marbled Lantern Pendant – £195 // Rialto Grooved Pendant – £245

Pretty gold and glass at Giopato & Coombes. Salmon/peach was a recurring trend throughout the show, and one that I’m totally on-board with.

These terracotta pendants were from Hand & Eye Studio. What caught my eye even more, though, were the very simple, long terracotta beam lights.

Terracotta lighting by Hand Eye Studio at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

A-Beam Light – £540-£640

In a sea of brass, gold, black and white lighting, this blue, urchin-like table lamp at Ijl Brown was a head-turner.

Ceramic blue urchin lamp by Ijl Brown at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

I loved their whole stand, actually. Bright and fun with a global air but still sophisticated. Those mirrors were stunning in person, and I love the emerald green deco-inspired chair with white piping, although I didn’t get a great photo of it.

Chinoiserie lampshade, brass lighting and ethnic mirrors by Ijl Brown at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Sofa – from £2295 // Table Lamp – £660

WALLPAPER

Feathr had some amazing wallpapers on display. I’ve just had a nosey on their website and there is a lot of good stuff there.

Sian Zeng‘s range of magnetic wallpaper was magical – such a genius idea for a kid’s space.

Black Pop was an absolute stand out. I actually popped into their Islington showroom last week as well, and it didn’t disappoint. That velvet sofa!

TEXTILES

On to fabrics! I’m giddy over Parris Wakefield Additions‘ painterly, graphic prints.

Parris Wakefield's painterly, graphic fabrics at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Fierce Beauty Fabric // Forget Me Not Linen Fabric

They were exhibiting as part of Galapagos Design Studio, as was Korla, whose ink blue fabric (middle chair) was amazing. I like their more understated pink and steel fabric too (front right chair).

Eva Sonaike‘s African-inspired prints were fab. I could see her Odi I fabric (far right below) on pouffes in our living room. It comes in a make up bag too, which is now on my Christmas wish list!
African-inspired fabrics by Eva Sonaike at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Pretty blues at Soie De Lune.Indigo blue fabrics by Soie De Lune at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

These rugs from Art Hide were definitely one of my favorite moments from Decorex. The colours were perfect.

Pink, Emerald Green and Neutral Hide Rugs by Art Hide at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Incendio Rig in Brindle Brown – from £1650 // Espina Rug in Grey – £2295
La Quinta Rug in Pink – from £795 // Trilogia Rug in Emerald – from £795

Their benches, bags and cushions were awesome too. All ethically sourced.

Metallic hide bags, cushions and rugs by Art Hide at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Luna Tote Bag – £350 // Tallo Cream Cushion – £175

I also loved the colourful jute rugs and textiles at Abbott + Boyd

Woven dyed jute rug, aqua poofe and painterly teal & red cushions by Abbott + Boyd at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16
…and the machine-washable, handwoven rugs at Vandra Rugs.
Handwoven rugs in neutrals, purple and mint by Vandra rugs at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

FURNITURE

Apparently, most of the furniture that I was drawn to was velvet. I guess I like what I like.
These pink chairs at Benchmark were the bomb.

A navy velvet Chesterfield…that’s for outdoors. It looked and felt just like high-end, indoor furniture (from Coco Wolf).

More luxurious velvety goodness from Munna.

And finally, I’ll finish up with a couple of more muted – yet equally appealing – offerings from Pinch

Wood furniture by Pinch at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Menton Desk – £6480 // Emil Dresser – £6575 // Frans Drinks Cabinet – £7650

…and French brand Harto. Perfect small-space solutions!

Wall-mounted drop leaf desk by Harto at Decorex during London Design Festival 2016 #LDF16

Gaston Wall Secretary Desk – £517 // Suzon Wall Mounted Storage – 380€

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