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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.’

https://www.kinkatou.com/



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.

www.rogeroates.com



February 24th, 2020

Whitehead Designs – bringing continued craftsmanship and beauty to our Roadshow


Whitehead Design at roadshow

The opportunity to meet the faces behind our beautiful luxury brands is a key feature that our visitors report as unique about the Taste of Design Roadshow. The exclusive venues add glamour to the occasion but it’s wonderful to hear visitors speak so highly about the relationships that they forge with the exhibitors at these events. All our exhibitors endeavor to provide a high personal service to their Interior Designers and Whitehead Designs are advocates of this philosophy. Janet Huston, Sales & Marketing Director at Whitehead Design states:

“Even in today’s mass-produced world, there will always be a place for craftsmanship and quality and in order to deliver bespoke products we nurture personal relationships with our customers to thoroughly understand and satisfy their wishes. Good old-fashioned personal service will always be a mantra close to our hearts.”

The annual roadshow continues to provide attendees a chance to speak to exhibitors about their challenges and seek advice about design trends and interior living industry expectations. It’s no wonder that there are repeat visitors year-on-year enjoying their time away from their busy office environment and sharing a mutual love of their projects with the exhibitors.

Whitehead Designs will be showcasing their product ranges and revealing latest designs and fabrics that have been hand crafted to create unique furniture. Their exacting standards of craftsmanship and quality are unmatched in the upholstery industry and they look forward to welcoming Interior Design Professionals to view their ranges.

You will be met by Whitehead representatives that extol an unwavering passion for creating exquisite classic and contemporary upholstered furniture and will offer value to your visit to the event.

www.whiteheaddesigns.com



February 19th, 2020

Jacaranda carpets and rugs: beauty, durability and sustainability


Jacaranda 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 our trade events in May and we suspect their ranges will be met with equal enthusiasm.

To tempt you with some product insights we’d like to share some information on a couple of their new ranges:

Chatra & Chennai
Both 100% pure wool designs are hand-woven on traditional wooden looms. This labour intensive process allows for the creation of beautifully rich textures and lends itself to truly thick, chunky, characterful bouclés such as Chatra. Sheep grow fleeces in a wealth of natural shades and Chennai’s random tip-shear pattern is hand-woven from main undyed wool tones. Soft, warm fibres blend beauty and style with practical durability.

Jaspur & Jaisalmer
Pure wool new designs that are hand-woven on traditional wooden looms, this artisan practice allows for the creation of wonderful textures. Jaisalmer is an unusual but subtle linear stripe only achievable by hand. Jaspur is a rich smooth velvet and the softness and density of pile in these velvet ranges is unique to Jacaranda. Hand-weaving broadloom is a time-consuming art that requires real skill at each stage. Each roll of handmade carpet passes through at least 130 skilled hands, across 208 hours over 26 days to achieve a beautiful finish. With a high luxury and comfort level, dense wool piles add texture whilst insulating your home. As well as bringing warmth, texture, durability and bags of character the colour palette’s span across nine natural tones.

Wool fibres are naturally coated in lanolin for natural fire and stain resistance, alongside being renewable and recyclable. Moth-treated at manufacture and guaranteed for 5 years. Suitable for stairs and stocked in 4m and 5m broadloom, rugs can be made to measure.

Jacaranda’s Style Director, Erica Burton states:

‘With the environment being at the forefront of people’s minds, Jacaranda likes to ensure the use of sustainable natural fibres in our carpets and rugs. Our latest ranges Chatra & Chennai and Jaspur & Jaisalmer are all hand-woven from pure wool. We love soft wool fibres because they are naturally coated in lanolin making them stain and fire resistant, alongside being renewable and recyclable.’

www.jacarandacarpets.com



February 5th, 2020

New exhibitor Blithfield joins our roadshow


We are pleased to announce that Blithfield will be joining us at our roadshows in 2020 sitting wonderfully with our other fabulous exhibitors.

Miranda Macfarlane Sales and Marketing Manager voiced her joy at joining Taste of Design “Blithfield have been eager to be part of the collaborative Taste of Design exhibitors and we are pleased to be showcasing our home furnishing fabric and wallpapers at the roadshow in May 2020.”

Blithfield offer a timeless collection of home furnishing fabrics and wallpapers and are well known for their colourful and beautifully printed and woven designs. Their new Brookfield Collection designs are bold and bright and instantly recognisable from the Blithfield creators. The colour palettes are both warm and inviting and complement homes that are both contemporary and traditional.

Blithfield will be showcasing their vibrant printed linens, intricate embroidery and jacquard weaves and decorative wallpapers at our venues in May.

www.blithfield.co.uk



January 17th, 2020

Beautiful venues announced for our 23rd year


The annual Taste of Design roadshow is now regarded as an essential event date in the diary for interior design trade professionals combining high-end interiors with beautiful locations.

We are well into the swing of this brand new decade and we’re excited to confirm that we have some new wonderful venues that we’ve carefully selected for this year’s event.

Hosted by a select group of leading brands who will be showcasing their latest furnishing designs including upholstery, lighting, fabrics, curtain poles, wallpaper and more including the new exhibitor Blithfield offering a timeless collection of home furnishing fabrics and wallpapers. This year’s exhibitors and intriguing venues are sure to impress you with interesting history, gardens and ambience and we look forward to tempting you out of the office to share this unique experience.

Between 12th May and 20th May, 2020 we’ll be showcasing the finest luxury interior design brands at the following locations and registration is now open.

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December 11th, 2019

Confirmed 2020 exhibitors


 

We are pleased to confirm the above interior design brands that will be showcasing their latest products including upholstery, lighting, fabrics, curtain poles, wallpaper and more, at the next Taste of Design roadshow taking place next May 2020.

Designers tell us they love being able to see a range of brands and products in one day, and to find new suppliers.

To make it easier to register, you can now reserve your tickets through our partner, Eventbrite. Click here to register.

 



November 28th, 2019

Join us at the 2020 Taste of Design roadshow


Taste of Design roadshow 2020

Taste of Design has announced a series of new show dates for May 2020.

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.

Running over two weeks from 12th May -20th May 2020, Taste of Design is back for a 23rd year.

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 Blithfield and Fox Linton.

To make it easier to register, you can now reserve your tickets through our partner, Eventbrite. Click here to register.



February 7th, 2019

Taste of Design announces road show dates for 2019


Taste of Design, the exclusive interior design road show, has announced a series of new show dates for spring 2019.

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. 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 four brand new exhibitors Ailanto, Chase Erwin, Roger Oates and William Yeoward.

Between 14th and 22nd May 2019, Taste of Design will be taking place at fabulous locations including Hylands House, the Sculpture Gallery at Woburn, Stoneleigh Abbey, Painshill and Leigh Court. Previous sites include the likes of Mercedez-Benz World at Brooklands Hall, Belvoir Castle, Hatfield House and Highclere, the setting of Downtown Abbey.

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