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Design Events at Battersea Park, London - Winter/Spring 2019

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

Events preview

Design events at Battersea Park, London for Winter/Spring 2019 are:

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair – January 22 to January 27 (Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London).

More than 150 dealers from the UK and Europe will be at the Fair, with a beautiful variety of antique and 20th century design drawn from sources around the world, dating from the early 1700s to 1970. The breadth of choice is unbeatable, encompassing furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, glass, personal accessories including jewellery, fashion and watches, natural history items, architectural elements and garden artefacts.

Works of art from all periods to the contemporary – paintings, prints and sculpture – are an important element in the Decorative Fair mix.

The Cocktail Hour – Foyer Display: Inspired by fashionable 1960s nightspots, with a touch of deco glamour, the Winter Fair Foyer will present a contemporary space for parties with a modern club room vibe. The Cocktail Hour will incorporate diverse seating, side tables, lighting and decoration of all periods for a fresh look, beautifully accessorised with 20th century cocktail sets and antique drinking paraphernalia.

Drinks trolleys are still enormously popular and stylish examples will feature, alongside cocktail cabinets, serving trays, champagne buckets, bar accessories and glassware. All items in the Fair display come from exhibitors and are for sale.

LARTA London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair – January 22 to January 27 (The Mezzanine, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London).

Bringing textile treasures and weavings from around the world, LARTA is every buyer’s essential event for traditional rugs and carpets, with 17 specialist dealers participating from across Britain and Europe. Offering a world of colour, texture and history, LARTA is a superb source of traditional oriental carpets, vibrant tribal rugs, practical kelims and dhurries, the finest textiles from Europe and the Silk Road such as suzanis and embroidered silks, antique costume, and a host of associated works of art.

Modernist textiles are also offered, alongside a selection of bespoke contemporary designer carpets. Anyone thinking of buying a period rug or carpet, or with an interest in featuring textiles in their interior design schemes, would do well to make LARTA their first port of call.

The Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair – April 9 to April 14 (Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London).

The Spring foyer display will put a modern spin on classic English style with A Room of Her Own: a multi-functional, feminine space combining a dressing room, a corner in which to put one’s feet up and relax, and a work space for writing and storage. The display will mix traditional decoration such as chintz fabrics, with 20th century design elements in a contemporary fashion with a touch of Bloomsbury Set boho-chic.

Of the three annual Decorative Fairs, the Spring edition has the most prolific selection of unusual garden antiques and design on offer from the 150 or so dealers that take part.