New contemporary design fair for Cornwall
August 26th-28th 2006.
Hidden Art Cornwall ran it’s first Design Fair on the August Bank Holiday, 2006. The three day event took place at Godolphin House. This event brought together approximately 60 designer-makers showcasing a wide range of furniture, interior products, lighting, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and fashion accessories. The Hidden Art Cornwall Design Fair was Cornwall’s first Design Fair.
Godolphin House is one of Cornwall’s oldest houses. The privately owned Grade 1 mansion of c1475 lies surrounded by very early formal gardens (1500 and earlier) and lovely grounds.
The Design Fair
The Design Fair encompassed over 50 designer-maker stalls as well as Hidden Art Curated, an area where individual pieces of work by Hidden Art Cornwall members were selected by a curator and exhibited within the show rooms of Godolphin House, chosen in response to the existing furniture and architectural detail of the rooms. There was also the Finer China plate raffle of 50 unique plates, design led games for children and an exhibition of products developed for the Repeat and Variation project in collaboration with University College Falmouth’s 3D Digital Research Cluster.