Exceptional British Craft - Furniture, Homewares & Gifts

Decorex International 2015

Date: 20 to 23 September 2015
Where: Syon Park, West London, TW8 8JF
When: 10am to 6pm each day


A sample from the Bowls of Britain installation by The New Craftsmen at Decorex International 2015. 18 makers have been briefed to reinterpret a bowl of specific shape and dimensions within the scope of their individual craft practice. 

This year The New Craftsmen will have two platforms during The London Design Festival 2015; in our Mayfair showroom & at Decorex International 2015, where we have been invited to curate the VIP lounge in collaboration with House & Garden Magazine.

Pursuing the concept of an ‘Anthology of British Craft’, we will be transforming the VIP Lounge into a creative platform for the skills, materials and processes that make up craft across the British Isles – offering  immersive experiences that explore different aspects of craftsmanship in thought provoking ways, from texture and pattern to form and finish.

Highlights include a new day bed design from William Waterhouse with hand-block printed fabrics from Louisa Loakes, ‘Bowls of Britain’ – a curated collection of 18 bowls presenting an anthology of craft and process, ‘Baskets of the British Isles’ co-curated by master basket maker Hilary Burns, and lighting from hand-weaver Catarina Riccabona and potter Akiko Hirai, which will mark the soft launch of our new Lighting Design Service in collaboration with design consultant Claire Norcross. This new service, which will be realised fully in January 2016, will allow interior designers to appropriate the skills of our makers to realise bespoke lighting designs for their spaces.



Detail from Day Bed by William Waterhouse and Louisa Loakes. Available to order from The New Craftsmen at Decorex International. 

We will also have one craft maker in residence for each of the 4 days, all of whom will be available to talk through their work and commissioning abilities to interested visitors.

During the four days there will be; 

Sunday 20th – Hilary Burns, basket maker
Monday 21st – Catarina Riccabona, hand-weaver
Tuesday 22nd – Aimee Betts, textile artist and embroiderer
Wednesday 23rd – Louisa Loakes, textile artist and hand-block printer

For those interested in visiting Decorex, tickets are available from their website. Please note, Decorex is a trade event with the exception of Tuesday 22nd September when doors are open to the public.


Sunday 20th Sept     10.00 – 18.00 (Trade day)
Monday 21st Sept     10.00 – 18.00 (Trade day)
Tuesday 22nd Sept     10.00 – 19.00 (Consumer & Trade day)
Wednesday 23rd Sept     10.00 – 17.00 (Trade day)


Ceramic table lamp trio in black clay by potter Akiko Hirai, to be launched at Decorex International 2015

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