Returning to London’s Olympia on 10-13 October, Decorex promises a portfolio of the best names in luxury design and interiors. Discover five product highlights here, and visit the show for more, including a sumptuous bar designed by Sara Cosgrove and Future Heritage, which curates undiscovered craft talent
Bert & May
Inspired by the decade’s most ubiquitous architectural feature, Bert & May’s Arch tiles bring a strong graphic element to walls and floors. The encaustic tiles come in three soft colour palettes, and three motifs – Arch, which is as the name suggests, Cap, a half circle, and Column, a thick stripe. Put them together and play around to your heart’s content with creating two-dimensional colonnades, circles, pill shapes and much more. The tiles’ subtle, washed-out appearance comes from their blend of natural pigments, cement, sand and marble, mixed to produce a fine, loose powder.
Knots Rugs x Brian Coleman
Artists and rug-makers often make happy bed-fellows and so it has proved with Knots Rugs’ collaboration with US artist Brian Coleman. Coleman’s flowing abstract mixed-media work has translated beautifully into six pieces, which, like his canvases, all have a distinct mood. Where I Want To Be is one of a pair, designed to be used singly or together, while Wood Structure is based on a piece painted on a panel of wood. All are hand-knotted in Nepal, made from Tibetan wool and Chinese silk.
Cameron Design House
Named after the mirror-like surface of Lake Torsa in Finland, Cameron Design House’s new Torsa chandelier (above left) consists of flat brass discs with a mirrored face, suspended at opposing angles to reflect one another as well as the surrounding room. Cameron Design House’s sister brand, Empty State, which specialises in modular pendants, will also be launched at Decorex, within a ‘secret’ blue room. Its first collection includes Ball & Hoop (above right), a series of glass globes resting in a tiered brass frame, available in 13 configurations well as different glass and metal finishes.
Belgian outdoor furniture brand Vincent Sheppard is adding some new collections to its portfolio in autumn, created both by its in-house teams and some external designers. The tropical-modernism-meets-Scandi Frida lounge chair (pictured) mixes natural wood and tactile rope, and is available in an oak version for indoor use, or teak for outdoors. Look out too, for an extension to the brand’s Kodo collection, designed by Studio Segers: a rocking chair, daybed and sun lounger have joined the original dining chairs, sofa and lounge chair, possessing the same curvy profile and made from rope and aluminium.
Shown in a suitably autumnal orange mohair velvet upholstery for their October launch, the Rolltop sofa and chair are new from London-based furniture company Sedilia. A tub shape with an overflowing lip around the back and sides creates a sculptural, cocooning silhouette, while the hand-sprung base ensures comfort and longevity. Sedilia is committed to responsible manufacturing, which includes using upholstery fillings such as hair, latex, wool and bamboo in place of polyurethane foam.