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DECOREX 2016 BIID partners with Decorex 2016 to celebrate “The Roots of Design”


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he British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) is once again partnering with luxury interiors trade show Decorex International from 18-21 September. Now in its


39th year, Decorex has become a key feature of the London Design Festival and is a must-visit for design professionals and those passionate about luxury design. Te four-day event is returning to historic Syon Park, with 400 exhibitors launching new collections. Te theme of this year’s show is ‘Te Roots


of Design’ which will explore and consider the origins of design, the processes involved in design and examine the influences that have challenged its DNA. Te BIID will be hosting a series of engaging talks at Decorex which will explore this theme.


BIID at the Decorex Seminar Teatre On Monday 19th September at 2pm, BIID member Tim Gosling will be discussing “How to design and create the heritage of bespoke furniture using rare materials and the latest technology.’’ In this talk, Tim will be demonstrating the innovative and unusual way he uses a variety of materials in his designs. BIID President Susie Rumbold will be


chairing an engaging and informative panel discussion at the Decorex seminar theatre on Tuesday 20th September at 11am. Panellists


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include interior designer Staffan Tollgard, bespoke furniture designer Neil Stevenson and textile designer Margo Selby. Tey will be discussing “Te Design Journey: How tradition, custom and culture influences the evolution of luxury design”, sharing their own creative influences and experiences of the design journey.


BIID Mentoring Sessions Also on Tuesday 20th September at 4.30pm in the Decorex Restaurant, the BIID will be chairing a series of mentoring sessions, hosted by experienced BIID members and designed to support new and emerging designers making their way in the interior design profession. Tese informal round-table Q&A sessions will be focussing on specific interior design sectors, including:


Commercial – May Fawzy of MF Design Studio to chair Hospitality – Harriet Forde of HF Design to chair Retail – Yentl Flo of Househam Henderson to chair


BIID President Susie Rumbold comments;


“Te BIID is delighted to once again be partnering with this exciting and inspirational event, which provides the interior design


industry with a wonderfully curated and diverse collection of luxurious products from across the world. From showcasing innovative work by carefully selected independent craftspeople, to seeing new season collections from established luxury brands, Decorex is always one of my go-to destinations during London Design Festival.” Simone du Bois, Brand Director of Decorex


comments; “We’re really looking forward to working closely with the BIID again this year, especially with the additional element of mentoring sessions which we believe will be a great initiative for the next generation of designers. Te BIID was an instrumental partner with Decorex when we launched and have continued to be over the last 39 editions. Tis year, with many of the BIID members involved in the show, they continue to be as influential in our community as ever.” To book a place at one of the mentoring


sessions, please email Sam.fisher@ubm.com with the subject line BIID MENTORING SESSION along with your name and company and they will get back to you with confirmation of your place.


Decorex runs from 18-21 September for trade visitors, and is open to the public on Tuesday 20 September. Registration for tickets is now open at www.Decorex.com


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