House & Garden 2006

Hidden Art’s stand at the Daily Telegraph House and Garden Fair this summer was a massive success. The show featured designer-maker members who sell via the Hidden Art E-Shop. Our striking display was on show from 29 June to 2 July at Olympia, on the Laurent-Perrier New Design Gallery on the gallery level.
 
Wares from the Hidden Art E-Shop, including ceramics, furniture, glassware, lighting and interior products were on display. The House and Garden market setting allowed for public physical access to these unique pieces.
 
  Square House and Garden Image
 
 
 
 
Exhibiting designer-makers included:
Alexandra Mitchell – ceramics
Aline Johnson – glassware, glass lights
Black+Blum – interior products (
Charles Trevelyan – furniture, interior products 
Dominic Crinson – ceramic tiles 
Duffy London – interior products 
Eleanor Pritchard – textiles
Emma D’Arcey – silk lampshades 
Fleur Winter – ceramics 
Jenny Wilkinson – wallpaper
Louise Gibb – ceramics 
Michelle Mason – lamps, textiles )
Moluche – soft furnishings 
Scabetti – ceramics
Sixixis – furniture, lighting
Spinifex – interior products  
WAWA – furniture
 
This event was the E-Shop’s show debut. To review the products which were on sale, visit the showcasing section of www.hiddenartshop.com.
 
Laurent Perrier Design Talent Award
 
 

Exciting design trio sixixis have won the inaugural Laurent-Perrier Design Talent Award. The Hidden Art Cornwall designer-makers impressed a panel of judges including author and curator Max Fraser, director of the Geffrye Museum David Dewing, MD of Laurent-Perrier David Hesketh, Interiors Editor at Telegraph Magazine Annabel Freyberg, and Editor of House & Garden Sue Crewe.
 
As the first winners of this prestigious award, the entrants were judged on innovation, quality, visual impact and commercial viability. sixixis won thanks to their design ethos, innovative techniques and striking wood-based products. Selected from a wide collection of talented designer-makers, sixixis’ were awarded £1,000, a trip to Champagne and a case of champagne. Exhibiting at the Daily Telegraph House & Garden Fair with Hidden Art, sixixis will showcase their work (which can always be found at www.hiddenartshop.com) to the public.
 
Currently, sixixis have their studio set up in Redruth. The members of the trio, Tom Raffield, Charlie Whinney and Chris Jarratt, studied 3D Design for Sustainability at University College Falmouth. Their aim to work with locally sourced wood gives an extra edge to their designs. Each member loves the life that Cornwall provides, and so have learnt to rely on local industry for their materials. Along with their innovative approaches to steam bending wood, the loyalty to their home gives them a character and resilience often missing in today’s design community.
 
Two other Hidden Art members, Charles Trevelyan and Jenny Wilkinson both came highly recommended by the auspicious panel of judges, scoring themselves a case of champagne each. The award kicked off a busy week for Hidden Art designer-makers, who displayed their wares at the Daily Telegraph House & Garden Fair from 29 June – 2 July 2006. In all, 17 Hidden Art members, all of whom have products on sale at the Hidden Art E-Shop, showed their designs to the masses.
 
To read interviews with our talented winners, go to www.hiddenartlondon.co.uk/interviews.
 
Sixixis receive their award from David Hesketh
 
 Jenny Wilkinson and Charles Trevelyan recieve their awards from David Hesketh


     

The 2006 Daily Telegraph House & Garden Fair got off to an impressive start at 10am on Thursday 29 June. As organisers announced that the exhibition was open, waves of enthusiastic punters descended onto Olympia, in search of house and garden products as well as inspiration for their homes. The exhibition space was split between the main House & Garden area, a kitchen and food area and the eternally enticing Holiday area.

 

As the flood of public commenced their day’s viewing, with catalogue bags and guides tucked under their arms, it was clear that Olympia was about to accommodate four very hectic days of exhibiting. Aisles and aisles of new design products and old favourites ensured that there was enough to keep everyone happy. The daytime mix was just as most people had expected, young mothers (with babies in tow) and retirees (with grandchildren in tow). As the day wore on, the crowds became more diverse and numbers swelled.

 
After the main floors had been given a thorough examination, everyone’s attention turned to the upper gallery, where the Hidden Art stand was located, tremendously close to the Laurent Perrier Champagne Bar. The Hidden Art display added a much-needed touch of innovation to the array of products on display at the show.
 

The show’s hectic pace and swelling numbers remained steady (barring the occasional clashes with World Cup matches) for the rest of the show. With themes of nature, neutral colours, and a focus on simple, untreated wood – it gave a good indication of what we will be finding in kitchens, homes and gardens for the next season. The 10,000 visitors will already be eagerly awaiting next year’s show.

 
 
 

Once again displaying the versatility of our custom-built plinth stand (courtesy of Superblue), Hidden Art took to the Daily Telegraph House & Garden Fair set to impress the crowds. With 17 designer-makers and a dynamic layout, the Hidden Art stand attracted its fair share of attention. From innovative furniture design to intricately decorated home wares, our designer-maker members showed quality and ingenuity among a crowd of established names.

 Black & Blum

 

Dominic Crinson

Emma D’Arcey

 Duffy London
 
 
Charles Trevelyan
 
 
Sixixis
 
 
Spinifiex
 
 

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