Introducing the Design Village at INTERIORS UK 2012
Designersblock collaborated with the UK’s largest trade interiors event, INTERIORS UK, to produce a creative hub where visitors were able to find inspiration, meet designers and see the latest on-trend designs.
The area was a Design Village, where visitors could find unique products on market stalls, see award-winning talent and trend interpretations throughout, check in at a unique B&B - with rooms designed by House of Hackney, Donna Wilson, Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan - and even pop to the Village Local where visitors could sink a pint and meet designers. Your friendly pub hosts (and design experts!) included Alex Brownless, Co Founder of Arts Thread; Author and journalist Helen Parton; Annabelle Filer, Owner of SCIN Gallery; And designer and trend analyst, Clifford Leo Harris.
This new neighbourhood was home to some of the industry’s most exciting designers including Puff & Flock, The New English Company, Donna Walker, Chloe Scadding, Fay McCaul, Daniel Schofield, Lazerian, Freya Godwin Brown, Helga Matos, JAILmake, SCIN Gallery, Graphic Relief, Jo Gibbs, Harry Trimble, Obsessionistas, Studio 801, Mentsen and Camilla Meijer.
|Donna Walker||Chloe Scadding||Camilla Meijer||JAILmake|
There was lots going on - visitors could take part in a programme of workshops and demonstrations, attend seminars, contribute to broadcasts and publications and source brand new products directly.
INTERIORS UK is the perfect opportunity for retailers, interior designers, architects and specifiers to source a fantastic array of products from over 600 companies, including the industry’s big brands and international trendsetters as well as the best young talent from New Design Britain looking to start their careers. Visitors were able to find furniture, lighting, fabric, accessories and soft furnishings all under one roof, for both the contract and retail markets.
Village installations showed next year’s trends forecast by Global Color Research, interpreted by Birmingham City University students.