The Taste of Design roadshow has been postponed for a second year running due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
When we began planning for our 2021 roadshow, we felt optimistic that we would be able to proceed with our plans as usual. However, as it stands today, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide our attendees with the same unique, hands-on experience that they have come to expect from our events. For that reason, it is with great regret that we must let you know that this year’s events will not take place.
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing everyone next year.
Chase Erwin presents a bold new collection; Jass. The inspiration for this collection came to Ragna, our founder, as she was driving in the countryside listening to a radio programme discussing the origins of the word Jazz, the music genre, and its later connotations in music.
What she discovered was that the word Jazz was believed to have derived from American slang from the late 1800’s, meaning spirited, energetic and peppy. This sparked the idea to create a lively collection of luxury textiles that would be fun and playful. It features some wonderful statement pieces that give a sophisticated retro edge to Chase Erwin’s signature aesthetic.
Jass is the namesake of the collection because it most embodies the energy and spirit of these new fabrics. It’s a sophisticated, striking pattern shot through with some lively new colours.
At Vincent Sheppard, they have recently been launching many exciting indoor and outdoor novelties for 2021!
They are proud to present new furniture pieces which embody their signature aesthetics and honour craftsmanship and quality.
The David collection is a reinterpreted take on classic teak collections. The muted grey wash of the aged teak provides a light and contemporary feeling which is enhanced by the sleek and elegant legs. David’s woven back and rope details in a soft earthy tone match perfectly with the solid teak frame and add a sense of tactility. The refined silhouette is balanced out by inviting outdoor cushions for added comfort. Explore the David collection.
Exclusive to George Spencer Designs in the UK, Clay McLaurin Studio is an LA based fabric and wallpaper company. Founded in 2013, their offering includes printed fabrics, woven and embroidered textiles, wallcoverings and vintage fabrics sourced from around the world.
Inspired by the changing seasons, Clay McLaurin Studio’s latest project sees some of their best loved designs being launched in vibrant, new colourways. The Colour Edit carefully curates their existing fabrics, introducing them in 23 new colours, including dreamy blues, rich greens and golden yellows.
Alongside their fabric offering, Gainsborough is launching their first collection of hand-block printed wallpapers. Taken from their extraordinary archive, the five distinct designs have never been seen before and are informed by a range of historical influences. Traditionally block-printed in the UK, the wallpapers have an exceptional handmade quality and a stand-out depth of natural colour. Price from £330 for a 10 metre roll, 52cm wide.
Established in 1903 in Sudbury, Suffolk, Gainsborough is amongst Britain’s last remaining silk weaving houses. Its founder, Reginald Warner, travelled widely in Europe collecting historic fabrics and laying the foundation of Gainsborough’s archive which, today, is one of the UK’s leading textile libraries. Visit their website.
At Ian Sanderson we have been passionately designing fabric for upholstery and soft furnishings since 1962 from our studio in the West Berkshire countryside. Our collections are inspired by modern day living with bold explorations into historical and traditional designs. Classic linens are featured alongside sumptuous velvets, and a solid core of plain and semi plain fabrics are complemented by an eclectic range of elaborate prints and weaves, ranging from contemporary geometrics to wide-width ‘almost’ sheers.
We are passionate about what we do and produce designs that we would love to have in our own home and hope that you will too!
At the heart of our new collection, Chatterings is Chatterpie– a fabulous stylised floral design from the Ian Sanderson Archive. Chatterpie originates from the 1930’s and is by the same designer who originated our Poppinjay design.
Originally printed on wooden rollers, it’s moderate scale and balance of multi colours make it a bold feature for our new collection. Seven printed on textured, heavy linen and two on luxurious cotton velvet explore nine colour groups from pale and interesting to bright and vivacious
The organisers of Taste of Design are delighted to announce that the roadshow will be returning in May 2021.
Regarded as an essential date in the diary for interior design professionals, Taste of Design combines high-end interiors with beautiful locations around the UK.
After postponing the 2020 events, due to Covid-19, the roadshow will be running over two weeks from 11th May–19th May 2021.
Hosted by a select group of leading brands, the annual event sees the UK’s finest names in interior design showcase their talent at some of the country’s most iconic venues. Taste of Design provides a relaxed and memorable series of days for exhibitors and visitors alike.
With five dates set at exclusive venues throughout May, visitors can look forward to a preview of the latest furnishing designs from quality brands including two new exhibitors Ian Sanderson and Madeaux.
To make it easier to register, you can now reserve your tickets through our partner, Eventbrite. Click here to register.
The Taste of Design roadshow is postponed until May 2021
In light of the current news relating to the COVID -19 virus, Taste of Design and members of the committee have reviewed all the advice currently available from the Government and Public Health England, and have postponed the roadshow due to take place 12th – 20th May 2020.
The health and safety of all concerned with the roadshow remains the number one priority.
The organisers describe the move as unprecedented and a tough decision. We look forward to greeting you next year when we re-schedule the events.
Fast fashion was a hot topic late 2019 with people thinking about where their bags of clothes were coming from and going. This trend perpetuates to the home environment too and our exhibitors will be eager to discuss this with roadshow attendees.
As a savvy Interior Designer, you will be well aware of the growth in consumers’ desire to purchase well-considered, high quality home furnishings that will last a lifetime, rather than impulse buy that can be quickly regretted. Most end users have some level of sustainability in mind during their purchase journey and it’s a trend that we all need to embrace in varying degrees.
In a recent article published by one of our exhibitors, Ian Mankin, we are encouraged to think about the 50% of reusable furniture that is sent to landfill (22 million pieces) each year. Ian Mankin’s article imparts the view that investing in high quality homewares made from natural, organic or recycled materials has a positive impact on the environment in comparison to man-made materials. By taking a step towards helping farming families, eliminate hazardous pesticides and saving precious water the Ian Mankin fabrics are considerate to these factors and are made from natural, recycled or certified organic fibres.
Products with sustainability at their heart can easily be recycled and turned into products with a new, purposeful life, limiting the amount of furniture waste that’s sent to landfill each year. Ensuring that purchases will offer value for life and endure changing trends and have the option to be passed down as a family heirloom to future generations. The 1485 collection, from Ian Mankin, in association with The Landmark Trust is a perfect example for breathing new life into an old piece of furniture. This collection of fabrics inspired by the Landmark Trust’s portfolio of buildings are fantastic if you need to create a rustic styled interior for your customer base. Taking cues from architectural details or treasures unearthed during the sensitive restoration of remarkable historic building, Mankin fabrics breathe life into the original patters and motifs to give them renewed purpose. With every purchase from this collection, Ian Mankin contribute to this conservation charity to ensure that their important work can forge ahead.
Senior Designer from Ian Mankin states
‘…before you replace, consider your options of upcycling. Recovering a piece of furniture with a new fabric can totally transform the look and feel of an interior in a mindful sustainable fashion. We’re looking forward to hearing how the Interior Designers at this year’s roadshow are tackling sustainable purchase decisions’.