BlogTour London: Decorex 2012

October 18, 2012 0


After taking you to the various London Design Festival shows such as designjunction and Tent/Superbrands, today it’s time to hit the last in a fabulous row: Decorex. I admit I was rather reluctant regarding Decorex since I was told it is the show for more traditional and luxurious brands. Can you imagine my sheer happiness when I discovered the following gems and brands? Let me take you along!

A great discovery were the Deborah Bowness wallpapers. Their unique designs and the hand painted technique were arguments strong enough to make me long for more. 

A few stands further I got hooked by the Scandinavian looking yet French furniture by Refuge. The dominance of natural materials and textures, whites and pastels was right up my alley.

A true highlight and something to remember for a long time were the 19th century vintage cushions at the Penny Morrison fabrics stand. They were sourced from the Balkans, actually from the region where my parents come from. I remember my grandma had very similar ones. Now they cost a fortune!

Pinch Design was yet another amazing discovery. The British furniture makers convinced with a witty combination of simple forms, clear lines and wood with a maximum of functionality. The foldable stools, the desk, the flashy red cabinet – I could literally buy everything there!

And to round things up: I found the biggest sofa ever, sat down and would be still sitting there if Raina hadn’t rushed me to the next aisle. Sweet memories!

Anything you fancy here in particular?

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Beauty Follower October 18, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Ξερω και γω… νομιζω οτι ολα μου αρεσουν.
    Βλέπω μια χαρα περνας… ξεκουραζεσαι σε ομορφους καναπεδες!

  • Reply Judith October 18, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Those happy little figures in the 4th image are cute! And the colored Moroccan tiles are so pretty too: they’d make for a beautiful (and happy!) kitchen floor :)

  • Reply Adele October 18, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I really love Pinch design! I wrote about them here:
    Happy London days Igor!

  • Reply Nevena October 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

    marokanske pločice <3<3<3
    pre par meseci sam tražila po Novom Sadu nešto što makar podseća na njih. bezuspešno…ustvari, našla sam ali su bile neverovatno skupe.
    jedva čekam da i kod nas dođe vreme raznovrsne ponude pa da i mi obični smrtnici možemo da imamo kuhinju iz snova, bez da je platimo pravo bogatstvo.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic October 18, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Hvala za komentar, Nevena. Nisam znao da su marokanske plocice bas takva skupocena retkost kod nas…nadam se da ce se to uskoro promeniti!

  • Reply studio13 October 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    oh yes please. I want that sofa and Penny Morrison fabrics!!!

  • Reply Cuvinte si culori October 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Love the Penny Morrison fabrics, maybe because I’m from the Balkans too (Romania). When I saw their picture on your Facebook page, I had to read the details to explain my “deja vu” feeling about them.
    Here’s another one for comparison
    The Morrocan tiles are also lovely…!

  • Reply maison21 October 18, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    so interesting what catches each of our eyes- pinch is the only thing on your highlight list that was on mine as well. thanks for exposing me to the things i missed- LOVE THAT!

  • Reply Christina D October 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Nice, your post are always very interesting! I like everything, the wallpapers are gorgeous!!

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