Decorex International has now announced its seminar programme for 2015. With an interesting and diverse selection of names, this year’s panel offers an insightful exploration of the theme for the show – the future of luxury.
Highlights will include renowned interior designer, Tim Gosling, chairing one of Tuesday’s panel discussions on creating international luxury and designer, and Noé Duchaufour, who will host a talk on luxury within the French design industry on Monday.
New for 2015 will be talks by Decorex patrons, including gallerist and design historian, Libby Sellers and renowned interior designer, Guy Goodfellow. On Sunday, Libby will interrogate the idea of luxury in relation to time, while on Wednesday Guy Goodfellow delves into the world of the English country house and talks about the restoration of one of the UK’s grandest, and most talked about, Jacobean properties, Garsington Manor.
Join Sunday’s discussion on the ‘future of craft’ lead by Studio Reed, The New Craftsmen and Soane Britain, while a debate on ‘luxury in a digital world’ given by Emilio Pimentel-Reid, Paolo Moschino, Giles Kime, Eric Cohler, Phil James of Marston & Langinger and Rosie Freshwater of Leapfrogg on Tuesday promises to inform and excite.
House & Garden’s David Nicholls will be in conversation with Luke Irwin to reassess the meaning of the word ‘luxury’ following a remarkable discovery the designer made in his Wiltshire garden earlier this year.
Kate Burnett of interior design title Studio News, will host a panel discussion on the increasingly important topic of ‘sustainable luxury’ with contemporary rug designer, Tania Johnson and leading voice on sustainable interior design, Victoria Meale.
Keep in the know with ‘material trends for autumn/winter 16’, with an in-depth report lead by Global Color Research on Wednesday, while Rebecca Davies, CEO of LAPADA – The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers – will advise on the growing trend of sourcing art and antiques online.
Kate Ainslie Williams, a specialist on the historic conservation of interiors of listed buildings, will discuss the latest changes in conservation law, policy and procedures. Given the historic location of Syon Park, a talk on ‘preserving heritage’ given by Blendworth Fabrics & Wallcoverings and Waterford and Wedgwood is also not to be missed.