Just a little excited to be exhibiting at Design Junction 2016, a first for me, to launch six new capsule collections of beautifully reupholstered chairs in collaboration with contemporary textile designers.
So who are the designers? All the pieces that have been produced are exclusive to Elizabeth Rose. The fabrics that have been designed and developed are not available by the metre so each chair is a true exclusive, a one off bespoke piece. A work of art in a chair no less. I cannot wait to unveil them.
This show is the first opportunity to see a collection of three cocktail chairs with Rebecca Hoyes, an inspirational surface pattern designer and colourist specialising in textiles. Rebecca's curiosity about materials and processes is explored by merging traditional and contemporary craft techniques. The results are rich and beautiful, a painterly design in a deep and muted colour palette on luxury velvet fabric.
Another debut collection, I will be showcasing Lou Taylor's gorgeous Swimmers design on a fabulous retro swivel chair, so good. Lou's designs take a playful and graphic approach to iconic subjects, take swimming pools for example! Also with Lou I am excited to launch a trio of rather special chairs that have a chatty theme in common! Think gossip, think talking time...to be revealed.
Also for the first time, a collection of four Bauhaus style chairs the fabric for which has been designed by Emma Jeffs of NandN Wares. Emma layers and blends digital marks to create a tailor made fabric. Each part of the print is engineered for each section of the chair. Totally bespoke and stunning results, the colours and design within draw you in and the more you study them the more you see. Emma is also exhibiting at Decorex16 as part of their future heritage showcase.
You'll also be able to see another very lovely trio of midcentury wooden armchairs with beautifully hand screen printed designs onto panels of linen. Rosie Moss's dreamy designs are hand drawn and this Astronomy collection has a distinctly starry theme. One of my great loves is piping and these chairs deliver on this front.
And another debut, as Autumn approaches what better way to embrace the change in the season than with a mini collection of two beautiful midcentury wooden armchairs with hand woven textile design by Holly Berry. Holly's designs celebrate the heritage and tradition of woven textiles in the UK, at the same time embracing contemporary design and a maximalist colour palette. Gorgeous.
Last but by no means least is a showstopper of a collection, a range of six Ernest Race dining chairs with HelloMarine. Marine's style is bold, colourful and joyful and the hand screen printed designs in three colourways look stunning against minimalist black metal frames.
So many new developments to show to you, I do hope you feel inspired to come and visit. You can find Elizabeth Rose on stand 18a, we look forward to meeting you.