On behalf of the founders and members of Antiques Young Guns, I would like to express how truly saddened we are to hear of the passing of David Juran of the Battersea Decorative Fair.
David, through his tireless support has been instrumental in the conception and progression of Antiques Young Guns. From the outset, David saw farther than his own business and interests, to the goal that we strive to achieve in supporting the next generation into this industry, and freely provided the one-of-a-kind platform that is the Decorative Fair in support of this mission.
In generous offers of venue for our events, the gift of an extremely valuable free display stand for the members, to nurturing, guiding and championing our members as they took their own Battersea stands for the first time, he has always been a tireless advocate of this project - always selfless and genuinely supportive in his approach.
In the Battersea Decorative Fair, David and his team have created a bastion of the very best in decorative antiques, which always captures and reflects the very latest trends and wants of an ever-developing market. This through an eclectic and unique mix of the best the trade has to offer, curated in a location that is always approachable, welcoming, alive with commerce and activity and which delivers the most fantastic atmosphere and event three times year.
Our industry has lost a pillar of visionary success in David Juran, and I am sure you will all join us in offering sincere sympathies to David's family and colleagues.
It is important to note, exactly as David would wish, the Autumn Decorative fair is running as normal and as ever, the AYG will be in attendance to experience one of the best events in our industry's calendar, as well as to pay tribute to a true friend of our association.
Joseph Trinder NAVA Chairman - Antiques Young Guns Committee Chairman.