Located about two hours outside of London, INTERIORS UK is an annual event that precedes Decorex as a place where interior designers meet high-end furniture manufacturers. This year, January 19 – 22, the show will welcome a host of new exhibitors, speakers, products and trends to the National Exhibition Center Birmingham.
Speakers range from retail guru George Davies, with a focus on how to inject success into business, to Andrew McMillan, John Lewis’ former head of customer service, who will explain how to differentiate your business from the competition.
First-time exhibitors, Hitch Mylius, a british furniture manufacture will present new designs featuring clean lines, strong shapes and bold colors.
Also new to the 2014 show will be Italian brand Egoitaliano. The Alice Sofa will make its debut in the UK, known for its simple yet functional design, and the brand will be offering exclusive show-only discounts.
Similarly aimed at the modern market, international brand Tomasella will showcase products previously not seen in the UK market, including its Bravo Bed, a classic design with an Italian twist.
Julia Brendel textiles
Only a year old, Julia Brendel makes a first appearance at the show this year. Since its official launch at Decorex in September, the brand has launched Origins, a line of fabrics with intricate patterns and refined color palettes in silks and cottons.
After a successful show last year, Ercol, popular for its crafted furniture, will be launching the new Romana dining collection.
Also new to the show is the Teramo bedroom range with its clear lacquered oak and spindled headboard.
G Plan's The Sixty Two Sofa
G Plan, noted for its skill of producing handcrafted upholstery since 1898, will launch a new addition to its popular Hemingway Design, The Fifty Nine in Leather. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the company is re-launching its iconic chair, known as ‘The World’s Most Comfortable Chair.” The chair was originally launched in 1962 and was featured in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Inspired by the original chair, the new version is titled “The Sixty Two.”
Wholesaler of upholstery, bedroom and occasional furniture, Julian Bowen, will be launching the Marlborough Oak dining range, a comprehensive collection of chests, wardrobes and dressing tables constructed from solid American Oak and Oak Veneers. The Boston Coffee table will also be displayed, combining glass and faux leather.
Metallux Wave by Clifton Lighting
Parker Knoll will make a return to the show, showcasing its popular new Seattle range. It will also be unveiling two brand-new ranges with additions to its Classic collection as well as two fabrics to its Glamour and Classic ranges.
Swedish brand Stil-Furniture will launch a brand new British designed range inspired by the brand’s Anglo-Scandinavian roots.
Ian Cull has created a new range of contemporary occasional furniture that melds functionality, style and design.
Console by Gallery Direct
Returning for its 18th year at INTERIORS is Gallery Direct. The brand continues their reign as the top mirror supplier in the UK, but has also expanded its range by 63% to include furniture and accessories. The brand is set to launch British designed sofas and chairs, console tables and occasional furniture ranges at this year’s show.
“A huge amount of work has gone into extending our catalogue and developing the new ranges,” said Peter Delaney, MD. “The whole team has done a tremendous job to create some of our best designs yet.”