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By Furniture News Aug 12, 2015

Decorex announces seminar programme for 2015

Decorex International has announced its highly-anticipated 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 include renowned interior designer, Tim Gosling, who will chair one of Tuesday’s panel discussions on creating international luxury. Designer Noé Duchaufour will host a talk on luxury within the French design industry on Monday.

Talks by Decorex patrons including gallerist and design historian Libby Sellers and renowned interior designer Guy Goodfellow will also feature at the event. On Sunday, Libby will interrogate the idea of luxury in relation to time, and 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.

On Sunday there will be a discussion on the ‘future of craft’ led by Studio Reed, The New Craftsmen and Soane Britain, while a debate on ‘luxury in a digital world’ will be given by Emilio Pimentel-Reid, plus Paolo Moschino, Giles Kime, Eric Cohler, Phil James of Marston & Langinger and Rosie Freshwater of Leapfrogg on Tuesday promise to inform and inspire. House & Garden’s David Nicholls will be in conversation with Luke Irwin to reassess the meaning of the word ‘luxury’ following a discovery the designer made in his Wiltshire garden earlier this year.

Kate Burnett of interior design title Studio News, hosts a panel discussion on the topic of ‘sustainable luxury’ with contemporary rug designer Tania Johnson and leading voice on sustainable interior design, Victoria Meale.

Visitors can 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.

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