December 2nd, 2020

Vincent Sheppard Novelties 2021

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.

To explore all of the Vincent Sheppard collections, visit their website:

Do not hesitate to contact them via, should you have any questions.

November 18th, 2020

The Colour Edit – Clay McLaurin Studio

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.

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For more details contact: George Spencer Designs. Tel: 020 7584 3003

October 13th, 2020

New hand-block printed wallpaper launched by Gainsborough

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.

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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.

September 22nd, 2020

Ian Sanderson joins Taste of Design 2021

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.

View the Chatterings e-lookbook here.

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

Visit website to find out more

September 20th, 2020

Taste of Design is back in May 2021

Taste of Design 2021

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.

March 18th, 2020

The 2020 roadshow is postponed until May 2021


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.

March 11th, 2020

Ian Mankin Fabric Designs: Avoiding home furnish waste by buying well

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’.

March 11th, 2020

Welcoming Dedar as an exquisite exhibitor to our roadshow

We carefully select and invite exhibitors to our roadshow to ensure that only the very best interior brands are represented at this bespoke event. The interior designer is a discerning audience and we aim to satisfy their tastes by bringing a range of designs, colours, trends and products to the show. We are proud to welcome Dedar Milano back into our collaborative fold and they’ll be joining us at all five roadshow venues this coming May.

Dedar is a family-run fabric house that expresses a personal style with its cutting-edge contemporary collections that experiments and innovates to attain product perfection through an ongoing dialogue with craftsmen and textile specialists. Characterised by seductive colour palettes and unexpected patterns, Dedar’s fabrics combine precious yarns with research into fibre technology to offer various solutions for curtains, upholstery and wall covering of timeless elegance.

Amongst other fabric selections, they’ll be showcasing their Sansone range of fabrics that are fire-retardant, hard wearing and washable, this velvet owes its particular softness and the luminosity of its elegant colours to the fact that it is woven on looms used for the production of silk velvet. Fire-retardant, hard-wearing and washable, this velvet owes its particular softness and the luminosity of its elegant colours to the fact that it is woven on looms used for the production of silk velvet.

March 11th, 2020

Kinkatou Studio offers artisan glory with their high end ceramic lights

The Interior Design professionals that join us at our bespoke roadshow events expect to view the latest designs, colours, products and textures that will arm them with a point of difference with their own customer base. Kinkatou, as part of our collaboration, always delivers this distinction with their beautiful range of bespoke lighting and accessories. The British range of artisan products include glass blowing, potter skills and handmade finishing processes and customers are reassured that each piece is lovingly created.

At our May roadshow events, Kinkatou will continue to wow us and will be showcasing new products including the Zoe and Zebedee ceramic table lamps in turquoise blue and bronze and 24 carat gold.

Bold, bright, blue and bronze
A beautiful addition to a stylish interior, Kinkatou hand mix the lamp glazes and will happily experiment with different colours based on the customers’ requests. Their hand crafted approach ensures that the customer can request lamps that are bigger, smaller, fatter, thinner, more bobbles, less bobbles, another arm, no arms – all the ceramics are hand thrown on a wheel, hand painted and made in London. As long as it fits in the kiln, Kinkatou can make it.

Zebedee and Zoe table lamps are part of the Carnival Collection and have a corresponding plate which can be made in any size.
Kinkatou Studio have been collaborating with the Taste of Design roadshows for a number of years and are a popular go-to for the Interior Design professionals that attend our trade shows. They will be showcasing beautiful new ranges at the roadshows in May.

Kinkatou’s Studio, Co-Founder and Designer, Rosemary Wain states:

‘The Taste of Design roadshows always offer a welcome addition to our show calendar and provide us with the unique opportunity to speak to Interior Designers on a one-on-one basis. It’s wonderful to see familiar and new faces at these events – the show is intimate enough to develop relationships and to showcase our new product ranges to an audience appreciative of handcrafting and artisan design and to converse over coffee bespoke product requests.’

February 26th, 2020

Roger Oates Design – Introducing ‘The Anniversary Collection’ for spring 2020

Celebrating 30 years of iconic flatweave flooring, Roger Oates Design has launched The Anniversary Collection. The new collection will be showcased alongside a selection of runners and rugs at all of the Taste of Design venues in May 2020.

Selected designs from the past three decades have been re-imagined alongside brand-new additions; all inspired and influenced by the company’s rich archives. Charleston, a design, from their opening collection in 1989, has been re-launched alongside other updated classics. Ixworth, a new design, combines re-interpreted elements from perennial design favourites. The company’s heritage is reflected in their unmistakeable signature stripes and distinguished colours which lie at the heart of the collection.

All the runners are woven on traditional Hattersley looms using a British Cheviot wool blend that is spun and dyed in Yorkshire. Hand finished by skilled craftspeople, Roger Oates flatweave can also be joined to create distinctive, bespoke rugs and wall-to-wall flooring, the perfect way to bring colour, texture and pattern into the home.