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Double Showcase at LDF2018: Luxury, Innovation and Light

See the light with Design-Nation at London Design Festival 2018 this September. The leading portfolio of British-based designers and makers will present two contrasting but equally high quality showcases of beautiful, adventurous and original design at Decorex International 2018 (16-19 September) and designjunction (20-23 September).

The theme that unites these presentations is light: luminaries and shadows, glossy and textured surfaces, deep and light hues, and moments of insight and imagination. These all inspire Design-Nation’s expert designers to make exceptional and distinctive furniture, lighting, flooring, wall coverings, glass, ceramics, objets d’art and more, many of which are available to commission.

Decorex International 2018: Illuminations.

The Design-Nation network, incorporating Design Factory, is delighted to take its usual place at Decorex International 2018 (stand F17) offering a serious consideration of the thematic challenge: the blank canvas. What makes a canvas gorgeous and intriguing? How do painters approach their subject matter Observation, imagination, colour and form are all important but so is light. From Roman times through the Renaissance and even in today’s digital techniques, artists and designers consider chiaroscuro as a key tool in creation of imagery. Balancing dark and light, and the way that highlights and shadows work to add beauty and lustre to objects and surfaces.

Design-Nation presents “Illuminations”, a luxurious response to the blank canvas. Their space will glow with gorgeousness from ceramicist Bridget Macklin, Hugh Miller Furniture, textile designer Jacky Puzey, Laura Elizabeth Glass and the ceramic and textile designs of Melody Rose. All five bring a hard-working ethos, researching and developing deep understanding of their disciplines, and attention to their clients’ needs, to create beautiful and distinctive contemporary interiors.

DesignJunction 2018: Green Light

Design-Nation is thrilled to be creating a major new showcase for their designer members at DesignJunction, presented in the raw interiors of the Bargehouse at Oxo Tower. The team have collaborated with product designer Raw Studio, furniture maker Jonathan Rose and textile innovator Joy Merron, to develop “Green Light” a special installation of contemporary products for interiors that
explore lighting and furniture, unusual, recycled and sustainable materials. These new 21st century designs have the potential to become classics, collectable and desirable, innovative and of excellent quality. Alongside three collaborators Design Nation will be joined by Angie Parker Textiles, Charlie Birtles, Harriet Elkerton, design-maker Laura-Jane Atkinson, Sharyn Dunn and Winter & Kurth.

Find out more here.

Notes to Editors:

For press enquiries:
David Gorrod or Trina Wickenden at Seen PR [email protected] | @seen_pr | Tel +44 (0)1273 722 469
Decorex International 2018​ | Stand F17 ​| 16-19 September | Syon Park, London
DesignJunction ​| Stand ​Bargehouse Room 11 ​| 20-23 September | Oxo Tower Wharf, SE1 9PH

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About Design-Nation
Design-Nation incorporating Design Factory, is a leading portfolio for designer-makers based in the UK who create craft, design and product. Their mission is to bring together partners, champions and investment, to strengthen business and creative development in the contemporary design and crafts sector. Their online portfolio was launched as a resource for designers, architects, interior decorators, retailers, manufacturers and the general public, in fact for anyone interested in the best on contemporary craft and design. Design-Nation was founded in 1999 by the late Peta Levi MBE, who previously established prestigious talent-spotting showcase New Designers. Peta’s ambition created a resource to Collaborate, Consult, Commission, Trade, Buy, Collect, Source, Research and Innovate. In 2017 we merged with sister network Design Factory to create the strongest and most ambitious network of design and craft talent in the UK.
Design-Nation: future thinking for design and craft.

About Decorex International 2018
Decorex International is the UK’s leading design show and the only one of its kind in the UK for the luxury interiors market. Established in 1978, Decorex is firmly recognised among the international design community as the trusted resource for high-end interior designers, architects, speciers, retailers and property developers. Boasting more than 400 exhibitors from leading names
to emerging talents, this annual four-day show takes place each September in the prestigious location of Syon Park. Attracting nearly 14,000 visitors from across the globe, Decorex 2018 will be exploring Blank Canvas as this year’s show theme.

@Decorex_Intl | #Decorex2018 |

About DesignJunction
designjunction is a leading exhibition for contemporary interior design and culture, held annually in London and New York. The flagship show takes place in London as part of the London Design Festival each September – where more than 200 contemporary brands present their new collections to an international audience of architects, interior designers, retailers and media. In 2017, the four-day edition attracted more than 28,000 visitors through its doors.

@_designjunction | #designjunction #LDF18 |

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