Design-Nation is the Great British portfolio for Craft, Design and Product and offers a one stop destination for retailers, manufacturers and press together with industry professionals who want to commission, invest and source great design from British-based creatives.
Seven fantastic designer-makers will show new work on our stand at Decorex this month, responding to the theme ‘The Roots of Design’. Each one has explored the ideas, influences and materials that go to make their product, telling compelling stories of creativity, travel and dedicated research.
Our designers are creating fantastic new ways to cover walls: the stunning paper and fabric designs of Elli Popp draw on scientific invention, travel and the Sublime; while Ekta Kaul’s personalised hand stitched ‘maps’ are individually created to tell each owner’s unique story. Anna Gravelle, showing for the second year running at this event, is launching innovative new tufted acoustic wall panels, in a range of colours and finishes.
Anna Gravelle is also showing a new ottoman, clad in a distinctive etched leather, a great textural contrast to Angie Parker’s vibrant handmade rugs, which are created using Scandanavian weaving techniques but with a palette drawn from South Asia.
Other exhibitors who love colour are Michelle House, showing screen-printed textile panels and hangings that evoke the architecture that inspired them; and Lindsey Lang who will be showing her beautiful and infinitely variable and customisable encaustic floor tiles. Lindsey will be encouraging our visitors to play with samples, trying colour and pattern combinations to their hearts’ content.
Our seventh exhibitor is ceramicist Taz Pollard, who has moved on from her trademark neons to launch the new ‘Spirit’ range of tableware, enhancing her simple shapes with rich lustre and metallic glazes.
As ever we are lastingly grateful to the Decorex team for their fantastic support for Design-Nation, and we very much look forward to this prestigious event. See us there on stand F17, from Sunday 18 to Wednesday 21 September.
Images: Winter Landscape by Michelle House; Shot Cup by Taz Pollard. Photos courtesy the artists.