Cornwall Design Fair 2014 – invitation to apply

Entered 3 March 2014

Poppy Treffrye, Conrwall Design fair 2013

Poppy Treffrye, Conrwall Design fair 2013

Cornwall Design Fair 2013 - outside view

Cornwall Design Fair 2013 – outside view

The 2014 Cornwall Design Fair returns to the elegant setting of Trereife House, near Penzance on August 15-17.  Applications are now available for designers showcasing furniture, interior products, lighting, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and fashion accessories.  The show is open to designers from across the West Country and the UK.

For a local B&B and hotel accommodation list of favorable rates as well as the luxurious accommodation within the house please visit

Cornwall Design Fair 2013 - view from Southey Room

Cornwall Design Fair 2013 – view from Southey Room

There will also be a campsite alongside the show area at £20 for the weekend including toilet and shower facilities.  Breakfast will be available at Trereife’s Courtyard Café.

Applications visit:


Dates of event: Friday 15  to Sunday 17 August 2014
Private view, Thursday 14 August
Event Venue: Trereife, Newlyn, Penzance, TR20 8TJ
Deadline for applications: 31 March 2014
Unsuccessful applications will be refunded in full by 19th April 2014

Cornwall Design Fair 2013 - Samme Charlsworth

Cornwall Design Fair 2013 – Samme Charlsworth

As in previous years the Cornwall Desi

Claire Lovett, Curated Section in the House

Claire Lovett, Curated Section in the House

gn Fair will be taking place again at Trereife, Newlyn Penzance, TR20 BTJ. The fair will run from Friday 15th August until Sunday 17th August 2013. , with a Thursday private view.

There are three ways you can take part in the Cornwall Design Fair:
1. Apply for an individual stand
2. Apply for Curated Design in Trereife House
3. Apply for both

Find out more details and how to apply for a stand here. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2014.

The Cornwall Design has come out of the Design Fair that was first run by Hidden Art Cornwall. Hidden Art Cornwall ran its first Design Fair in 2006 with 65 designer-makers, growing to over 80 in 2008 with an exhibition of selected work inside Godolphin House itself called Hidden Art Curated, as well as design-led entertainment for families.

In 2009 the first Cornwall Design Fair held in association with Hidden Art took place successfully at the inaugural fair at Trereife Park with fifty-one designer-makers. In 2012 seventy-six designer-makers booked in for the fair with just under 4,000 visitors.

Previous Cornwall Design Fair Designers

For a review of the Cornwall Design Fair 2013 see here.

Here are a few comments from exhibitors from the past years:
“I received lots of feedback and as it was my first big fair I feel it has given me confidence to apply for more”, “Just a quick note to say thank you for organising the Design Fair so well. It ran so smoothly and was really fun. Kate, you made it a lot less stressful than I thought it was going to be and I know it’s always good to get feedback after an event”, “Good for networking with other designer makers. A really enjoyable event and well worth the effort which goes into the preparation for it”, “It’s helped me into an area of the country I’ve not sold in before. Prestige of being selected for/appearing at the event”, “Excellent event – well done, a lot of hard work obviously went into it”, “Great atmosphere, really enjoyed the venue and feel very positive about the contacts made at the event”, “My best Hidden Art/Cornwall event”, “On par with Country Living event held at Hampton Court”.

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