Renowned British furniture designer, Tim Gosling, is curating the main entrance at this year’s Decorex International, to be held from 18th-21st September.

Embracing this year’s show theme, the roots of design, Tim will be constructing a spectacular exhibition called ‘The Heritage of Chair Making’ that documents the links between interior design, architecture and the exceptional heritage of British craftsmanship through the ages. Working with the historic collections from the Victoria & Albert Museum and The Frederick Parker collection, Tim will be asking 12 leading British visual creators including Paul Smith; Jasper Conran and James Dyson to choose their favourite piece and why it speaks to them.

Tim comments: “The UK has some of the most important furniture collections in the world, but due to conservation it is not always possible to put them on public display. Thanks to the support of the V&A and The Frederick Parker Collection, I am delighted to be curating an exhibition of chairs, which includes many of these rare and extraordinary pieces.

“In the 18th century, interior designers commissioned furniture makers to design and make bespoke pieces much as they do at Decorex today. If we look closely at the designers exhibiting at Decorex, I am sure we will see they are inspired from both the historical and contemporary chairs on display. Many of these chairs will become the prized pieces of future furniture collections."