decorex london – finds in textiles, stone and finishes

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In a previous post I introduced Decorex International, one of the anchor trade shows of the London Design Festival that I attended in September.  In it I focused on Decorex lighting and art that caught my eye.  Today I continue my discovery, sharing with you 2 textiles lines, a renowned stone supplier and a lacquer specialist, all products that can be used on furniture, floor and wall coverings (and more)!

 

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Evitavonni (in reverse it reads as “innovative”) is an interior design gallery based in Surrey that launched their first fabric line 3 years ago.  It’s sleek, polished and luxurious, but very livable.  As I walked into the show, I was called to it like a bee is to honey and from the images above, you can see why!!! Muted patterns and colors along with their perfect weight make them ideal for most applications.

 

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Lapicida has a great showroom on the Kings Road and is an old friend, so it’s not a new discovery.  But like someone you haven’t seen for a long time (and whom you still have something in common) it was nice to refresh the memory of the truly beautiful and remarkable work they do with stone – both for walls and floors – especially now with their more modern design patterns.

 

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Paris-based LcD (a.k.a. Luc Druez) is a textile consultant whose line mixes natural and technical fibers (metals, rubber, horsehair, raffia, fishing line, etc.) that glisten with light.  The pattern and colors are truly formidable and the applications are almost endless.  You can use his textiles as draperies, wall covering, pillows, art installations; between glass panes – imagine a pair of sliding pocket doors with any of the textiles above sandwiched in between.  It’s VERY special and super cool to boot!

 

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Sergej Kirilov’s Dutch-based Studio Lacquer Décor specializes in the traditional Japanese lacquer techniques using the urushi sap, a very hard, plastic-like substance that has been used for decorating purposes for centuries.  Besides the urushi itself, they use materials like gold, silver, mother-of-pearl, eggshell, etc. to produce extremely unique surfaces.  They can apply these to furniture (aside from the traditional, think bookcases and doors) as well as walls.

 

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Decorex was a wonderful trade show and while I’m only sharing what really hit me hard, there was a lot to see.  Following this feature, I will write one on Decorex furniture and the goods I loved!  A Thank you to MODENUS and BlogTour London for asking me to tag along.

 

richard rabel
principal
richard rabel: interiors + art
interior design and art advising
new york city

image credits: all designers, except #2 Evitavonni by Richard Rabel