London. Textile Trimmings At The Spring Decorative Antiques. 21-26 April in London’s Battersea Park.
Passementerie Garden at the Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair. 21st to 26th April 2015. Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11.
A garden festooned with textile trimmings – vintage and antique passementerie – will greet visitors at the Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, 21-26 April in London’s Battersea Park. Fashion this season has gone mad for fringe and tassel, appliqué and embellishment. The Fair will show how this can be used creatively in interior design; on furniture, window treatments, lighting, in both new and established fashions. The Fair is bringing passementerie – the art of elaborate trimmings – back in to the limelight.
Around 140 dealers participate in each Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (held three times a year: January, April, September). Exhibitors from the UK and Europe offer a great diversity of antiques, 20th century modern design, works of art and curiosities to furnish the home.
Decorators, designers, stylists, retail merchandisers, celebrities (at our recent January Fair Guy Ritchie and singer Nick Rhodes were amongst well-known attendees) and private buyers all shop at the Fair for interior and garden projects. Seasoned collectors looking for art, objets and specialist items rub shoulders with young couples on the hunt for unusual lighting, a useful side table or practical kelim. Dogs (well-behaved and on a lead) are welcomed at the Fair, and there’s the fantastic Megan’s Kitchen cooking up delicious lunches, cakes and snacks. In all, a friendly, relaxed and exciting shopping experience.
More About the Passementerie Garden Foyer:
Imagine: Trees stand centre stage, hung with antique and vintage passementerie trimmings like exotic floral fronds. Lengths of braid, pom-poms and fringes festoon the tree canopy and below, a selection of antique and 20th century furniture decorated with many styles of trimmings.
From the garden, enter the drawing room of an early C19th house, deliciously decorated in decadent silk trimmed curtains below pelmets brimming with swags and braids. The walls are awash with original period watercolours depicting rooms and furniture featuring passementerie. Everything exhibited is for sale.
A designer’s studio displays a mood-board and samples to inspire: illustrations of tassels, fringes, beading, braid, lace and trimming used to great effect, from interiors and fashion pages. On the walls, antique and vintage peg boards and hook rails will display tassels, tie-backs and lengths of silken rope. Decorative pelmets are displayed above.
An installation of lampshades, created from vintage and antique textiles and of course trimmed with passementerie, will be displayed, all ready to buy and take home.
A draper’s shop display cabinet is filled with assorted lengths of antique and vintage lace, silver and gilt thread, buttons, bobbins and trimmings of every colour, style and description. Feast your eyes and get inspired to furnish your plain upholstery or drapes with a splash of decorative frivolity!
A passementerie glossary and brief history of use is available to Press on request. A picture sheet is attached including illustrations of passementerie from past Decorative Fairs.
DIARY DATE: The Fair will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary this Autumnr, 29 September to 4 October 2015.