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Battersea Digital Decorative - launches 25 November 2020

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Digital Decorative - Martin D Johnson Antiques

 

DIGITAL DECORATIVE: LAUNCHING 25 NOVEMBER 2020

ANTIQUES, ART & DESIGN AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Virtual Tours & Gallery Windows from over 70 dealers!

New Shopping Services for Trade and Private Buyers!

In response to the continuing demand for all things beautiful and uplifting for interiors, The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is launching a digital iteration of its much-loved Fair. During this time when the physical event is unable to take place (the Fair usually takes place three times a year in January, May and October), more than 70 regular participants will be now be showing in the DIGITAL DECORATIVE, a new online platform launching on Wednesday 25 November 2020 on a dedicated section of the fair's website.

The Fair’s resourceful and stylish exhibitors leave no stone unturned in their search for fabulous and inspiring decorative pieces with which to decorate, refresh or embellish interior and exterior spaces. The emphasis is on a careful curation of unusual antiques and 20th century design, garden artefacts, exciting works of art and cherished collector’s items.

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Digital Decorative - Lorfords Hangars

Discover exceptional collections from dealers or tour their showrooms: DIGITAL DECORATIVE is the launch pad for innovative, interactive 3-D Virtual Tours, allowing the viewer to step inside a dealer’s showroom. The Virtual Tours enable a ‘walk through’ of through of the space with 360 degree viewing; zoom in to inspect details; see tags for key pieces linked to the dealers' sites and there’s even a measuring ruler to judge dimensions of any item shown.

DIGITAL DECORATIVE also features Gallery Windows displaying images of stock for browsing togethr with stills from a selection of Virtual Tours of dealers’ shops and showrooms; a bird’s-eye view of each premises gives an idea of how many rooms there are to explore on the DIGITAL DECORATIVE section.

The fair has been greatly missed since world events took over this year but the new technology, which is managed and directed by a former Decorative Fair dealer, offers an immersive experience unlike any other and with a dealer's eye, he has directed visuals which speak to the creative industry and the savvy private shopper.  This is the next best thing to being at Battersea Evolution!

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DIGITAL DECORATIVE SHOPPING SERVICE

With the global antiques trade looking on, the organisers are aware that there will be buyers needing in-depth assistance sourcing for a project so have structured professional shopping service for trade and private buyers.

The Fair’s Shopping Services have the added benefit of being able to source not only from Digital Decorative participants but all 180 of the Decorative Fair’s regular exhibitors, making this an essential and expansive resource.

Professional shopping agents are available for trade buyers, international or local, with extensive and timely requirements, whether replenishing their own stock or supplying an urgent or large interior decoration project. There is also shopping advice for serious collectors, and an art finding service. Whatever the need, the Fair’s in-the-know experts can help. The agents can work with your usual UK shippers or with the Fair’s in-house shipping and export team, Simon Hall Ltd.

Advance booking required. The agents will charge a buyers’ commission of 7.5% for their services, including shopping by list with exhibitors in the Fair, negotiating best prices on your behalf, liaising with shippers as required

How it works: Please email trade.decorativefair@gmail.com to register your interest. You will be sent a questionnaire about your business, to get an idea of what you are hoping to buy, or details of your design project/s. You will then be put in touch with an agent, and from that point on you will become that agent’s client, and all dealings will be between you and the agent. Our recommended professional agents include:

Professional shopping agents for trade buyers:

Gail McLeod – Gail is the owner of Antiques News & Fairs, which carries the top-ranked antiques fair calendar in the United Kingdom. She is an expert in antiques trade sourcing and buying tours and she also serves as the UK agent for The Antiques Diva & Company antiques shopping tours. A highly respected leader and representative of the antiques industry, she has been involved in publications, shows, fairs and associations for twenty-five years.

Katrin Cargill – A creative producer for the interiors market for over 20 years, Katrin has been sourcing antiques in Europe for several US interior designers and their clients, as well as carrying out her own private interior design commissions. She produces style features for interiors magazines worldwide and has written 15 books on interiors style, and designed product for Shaker and The Rug Company.

Shopping for collectors:

We are delighted to be working with Mark Hill, the BBC Antiques Roadshow expert, to help source desired items for serious collectors, or trade buyers with niche specialisms. With more than 20 years’ experience in the antiques industry, including stints at Sotheby’s and Bonhams, and writing over 30 books, Mark has a wide-ranging knowledge of antiques and is a particular authority on 20th century design. Mark Hill is available as your ‘eyes and mind on the ground’ to hunt down particular objects – by makers, factories, period or style – for collectors and specialist requests from trade buyers. The Decorative is one of his favourite Fairs, and he knows the majority of our exhibitors personally. It is essential to book in advance, and once booked, you will be liaising directly with Mark, via email and WhatsApp. Once he has helped you find a piece you want to buy, he will put you in direct contact with the relevant exhibitor to complete the purchase.

Cost: £65 per hour, includes specialist searches for individual collectors’ items, specific pieces by designer, maker, style or material, or pieces similar to them.

Booking is direct with Mark, please email books@markhillpublishing.com to discuss your wishes and secure an appointment as demand is expected to be high. You will be invoiced direct in advance by Mark via PayPal.

Specialist art-finding service:

Looking specifically for art? The Fair has many expert dealers offering fine and decorative examples of paintings, prints, maps, art ceramics, sculpture, Asian art and other works of art, of all periods to the contemporary. Claudia Kennaugh, of Art & People, provides guidance for art collectors, and will be offering a specialist search service at the Fair. Whether you are a seasoned collector, are just starting out acquiring art, or simply hope to find the right piece of art to complete a room, Claudia can help. She has been a part of the Decorative Fair community for over 10 years and knows many of the exhibitors well; her family are art dealers. She can guide you to a wealth of works from all periods offered by the many specialist art dealers at the Fair, and her particular love is mid-20th century art. It is essential to book in advance, and once booked, you will be liaising directly with Claudia, via email and WhatsApp. Once she has helped you find a work of art you want to buy, she will put you in direct contact with the relevant exhibitor to complete the purchase.

Cost: £65 per hour, including a complimentary consultation – an online questionnaire and telephone call – so Claudia can best understand what sort of art you are looking to buy, and a complete search of art for sale from exhibitors at the Fair.

Booking is direct with Claudia. Please contact her for information on +44 (0)7507 427 503 or by email claudia@artandpeople.co

The Digital Decorative Coming Soon

The Digital Decorative Coming Soon

About The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair:

Whilst interior fashions have come and gone, the Fair has cheerfully ploughed its own distinct furrow, offering a relaxed, exciting and beautifully-styled environment to inspire customers, new and experienced. There is no better source than The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair for carefully chosen, exceptional design items, unusual furniture, lighting, mirrors, art and decorative accessories; rugs and textiles; collectors’ items such as ceramics, glass, treen and ethnographic objects; garden antiques, statuary and vintage garden decoration.  

With over 150 exhibitors, the thrice-yearly terrestrial Decorative Fair dates are a firm fixture in the diaries of leading international designers and decorators and private buyers shopping for distinctive, unusual and individual items for their home. The Fair has been a decorator’s paradise for 35 years and is renowned the world over and the dazzling DIGITAL DECORATIVE will be an exciting tool to work with going forward while we navigate the new normal - and beyond!

 

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Battersea Digital Decorative - launches 25 November 2020

MARTIN-JOHNSON-ANTIQUES-10162020_113846

Digital Decorative - Martin D Johnson Antiques

 

DIGITAL DECORATIVE: LAUNCHING 25 NOVEMBER 2020

ANTIQUES, ART & DESIGN AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Virtual Tours & Gallery Windows from over 70 dealers!

New Shopping Services for Trade and Private Buyers!

In response to the continuing demand for all things beautiful and uplifting for interiors, The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is launching a digital iteration of its much-loved Fair. During this time when the physical event is unable to take place (the Fair usually takes place three times a year in January, May and October), more than 70 regular participants will be now be showing in the DIGITAL DECORATIVE, a new online platform launching on Wednesday 25 November 2020 on a dedicated section of the fair's website.

The Fair’s resourceful and stylish exhibitors leave no stone unturned in their search for fabulous and inspiring decorative pieces with which to decorate, refresh or embellish interior and exterior spaces. The emphasis is on a careful curation of unusual antiques and 20th century design, garden artefacts, exciting works of art and cherished collector’s items.

LorfordsHangarII

Digital Decorative - Lorfords Hangars

Discover exceptional collections from dealers or tour their showrooms: DIGITAL DECORATIVE is the launch pad for innovative, interactive 3-D Virtual Tours, allowing the viewer to step inside a dealer’s showroom. The Virtual Tours enable a ‘walk through’ of through of the space with 360 degree viewing; zoom in to inspect details; see tags for key pieces linked to the dealers' sites and there’s even a measuring ruler to judge dimensions of any item shown.

DIGITAL DECORATIVE also features Gallery Windows displaying images of stock for browsing togethr with stills from a selection of Virtual Tours of dealers’ shops and showrooms; a bird’s-eye view of each premises gives an idea of how many rooms there are to explore on the DIGITAL DECORATIVE section.

The fair has been greatly missed since world events took over this year but the new technology, which is managed and directed by a former Decorative Fair dealer, offers an immersive experience unlike any other and with a dealer's eye, he has directed visuals which speak to the creative industry and the savvy private shopper.  This is the next best thing to being at Battersea Evolution!

LEE-WRIGHT-ANTIQUES-AND-INTERIORS-LTD-Dining-Room Digital Decorative - Lee Wright Interiors

 

DIGITAL DECORATIVE SHOPPING SERVICE

With the global antiques trade looking on, the organisers are aware that there will be buyers needing in-depth assistance sourcing for a project so have structured professional shopping service for trade and private buyers.

The Fair’s Shopping Services have the added benefit of being able to source not only from Digital Decorative participants but all 180 of the Decorative Fair’s regular exhibitors, making this an essential and expansive resource.

Professional shopping agents are available for trade buyers, international or local, with extensive and timely requirements, whether replenishing their own stock or supplying an urgent or large interior decoration project. There is also shopping advice for serious collectors, and an art finding service. Whatever the need, the Fair’s in-the-know experts can help. The agents can work with your usual UK shippers or with the Fair’s in-house shipping and export team, Simon Hall Ltd.

Advance booking required. The agents will charge a buyers’ commission of 7.5% for their services, including shopping by list with exhibitors in the Fair, negotiating best prices on your behalf, liaising with shippers as required

How it works: Please email trade.decorativefair@gmail.com to register your interest. You will be sent a questionnaire about your business, to get an idea of what you are hoping to buy, or details of your design project/s. You will then be put in touch with an agent, and from that point on you will become that agent’s client, and all dealings will be between you and the agent. Our recommended professional agents include:

Professional shopping agents for trade buyers:

Gail McLeod – Gail is the owner of Antiques News & Fairs, which carries the top-ranked antiques fair calendar in the United Kingdom. She is an expert in antiques trade sourcing and buying tours and she also serves as the UK agent for The Antiques Diva & Company antiques shopping tours. A highly respected leader and representative of the antiques industry, she has been involved in publications, shows, fairs and associations for twenty-five years.

Katrin Cargill – A creative producer for the interiors market for over 20 years, Katrin has been sourcing antiques in Europe for several US interior designers and their clients, as well as carrying out her own private interior design commissions. She produces style features for interiors magazines worldwide and has written 15 books on interiors style, and designed product for Shaker and The Rug Company.

Shopping for collectors:

We are delighted to be working with Mark Hill, the BBC Antiques Roadshow expert, to help source desired items for serious collectors, or trade buyers with niche specialisms. With more than 20 years’ experience in the antiques industry, including stints at Sotheby’s and Bonhams, and writing over 30 books, Mark has a wide-ranging knowledge of antiques and is a particular authority on 20th century design. Mark Hill is available as your ‘eyes and mind on the ground’ to hunt down particular objects – by makers, factories, period or style – for collectors and specialist requests from trade buyers. The Decorative is one of his favourite Fairs, and he knows the majority of our exhibitors personally. It is essential to book in advance, and once booked, you will be liaising directly with Mark, via email and WhatsApp. Once he has helped you find a piece you want to buy, he will put you in direct contact with the relevant exhibitor to complete the purchase.

Cost: £65 per hour, includes specialist searches for individual collectors’ items, specific pieces by designer, maker, style or material, or pieces similar to them.

Booking is direct with Mark, please email books@markhillpublishing.com to discuss your wishes and secure an appointment as demand is expected to be high. You will be invoiced direct in advance by Mark via PayPal.

Specialist art-finding service:

Looking specifically for art? The Fair has many expert dealers offering fine and decorative examples of paintings, prints, maps, art ceramics, sculpture, Asian art and other works of art, of all periods to the contemporary. Claudia Kennaugh, of Art & People, provides guidance for art collectors, and will be offering a specialist search service at the Fair. Whether you are a seasoned collector, are just starting out acquiring art, or simply hope to find the right piece of art to complete a room, Claudia can help. She has been a part of the Decorative Fair community for over 10 years and knows many of the exhibitors well; her family are art dealers. She can guide you to a wealth of works from all periods offered by the many specialist art dealers at the Fair, and her particular love is mid-20th century art. It is essential to book in advance, and once booked, you will be liaising directly with Claudia, via email and WhatsApp. Once she has helped you find a work of art you want to buy, she will put you in direct contact with the relevant exhibitor to complete the purchase.

Cost: £65 per hour, including a complimentary consultation – an online questionnaire and telephone call – so Claudia can best understand what sort of art you are looking to buy, and a complete search of art for sale from exhibitors at the Fair.

Booking is direct with Claudia. Please contact her for information on +44 (0)7507 427 503 or by email claudia@artandpeople.co

The Digital Decorative Coming Soon

The Digital Decorative Coming Soon

About The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair:

Whilst interior fashions have come and gone, the Fair has cheerfully ploughed its own distinct furrow, offering a relaxed, exciting and beautifully-styled environment to inspire customers, new and experienced. There is no better source than The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair for carefully chosen, exceptional design items, unusual furniture, lighting, mirrors, art and decorative accessories; rugs and textiles; collectors’ items such as ceramics, glass, treen and ethnographic objects; garden antiques, statuary and vintage garden decoration.  

With over 150 exhibitors, the thrice-yearly terrestrial Decorative Fair dates are a firm fixture in the diaries of leading international designers and decorators and private buyers shopping for distinctive, unusual and individual items for their home. The Fair has been a decorator’s paradise for 35 years and is renowned the world over and the dazzling DIGITAL DECORATIVE will be an exciting tool to work with going forward while we navigate the new normal - and beyond!

 

Digital Decorative Coming Soon-insta-72