Future Heritage uncovers the stars of contemporary British Craft

A new exhibition at Decorex uncovers the artists and makers to watch in contemporary British craft.
Decorex International is the must-visit annual design show for interiors professionals. The four-day event showcases the latest technology, craftsmanship and interiors trends from more than 300 carefully selected exhibitors.

This year, the show will also highlight the work of the most talented artists, designers and makers in British craft, handpicked by leading contemporary applied arts and design critic Corinne Julius. 

Spanning a range of disciplines including ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles and furniture, Julius has curated a line up of the leading names within each field.

"There are so many wonderful makers and designers who can work to commission, from small, one-off pieces to commemorate a special occasion, to working with interior designers and architects who are commissioning large-scale projects like a bar or a restaurant space," she explains.

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Tavs Jorgensen's large blue pin bowl (from £650)

"I've chosen very different people, working with a variety of media and processes, and they all work well collaboratively," says Julius.

Since the 18th century, celebrated British collectors have commissioned the best contemporary artists of their day. Serious collectors should pay close attention as the work being produced by these artists and makers is tipped to be heirlooms of the future. 

Artists to be featured include ceramicists Liz Aylieff, Michael Eden and Hitomi Hosono, glass artists Colin Reid, Liam Reeves, textiles by Jennie Moncur, Natasha Kerr and Neha Lad; silver and metals by Adi Toch and Ane Christensen together with furniture by Peter Marigold and Bethan Laura Wood.

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Laszlo Beckett's Asa No Ha Sideboard (£18,000)

New technologies featured will include 3D-printed ceramics and contemporary processes in furniture making. Recent graduate Joe Bradford is producing modern vessels and pieces using recycled plastics, while Nadia Ann Rickett of BeatWoven has developed a digital programme to interpret music as pattern, which she uses as the basis of her designs. 

The artists will be on hand throughout the four-day event, taking part in a series of informal talks about their work, with many producing special sales pieces for the event.

Future Heritage at Decorex International 2014: 21-24 September
Syon Park, London

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