The idyllic Trereife House & Country Park near Penzance in Cornwall will be hosting this year’s Cornwall Design Fair, bringing design very much of the 21st Century into a beautiful 18th Century setting.
The event is organised in association with Hidden Art, the London-based not-for-profit membership organisation that supports designers and designer makers.
This is the fair’s sixth outing, and the event will see designers across disciplines including furniture, ceramics, glass, lighting, jewellery and textiles.
The curated Design at Trereife exhibition is a carefully selected spread of works, all created by Hidden Art members.
Rob Lewis, events manager, says ‘Curated Design has become very much part of the Design Fair and was one of the highlights of last year.’
Communications Manager at Hidden Art, Kathryn Green, adds, ‘The work is very wide ranging, anyone can apply. Rob [Lewis, Events Manager] selects a good range of people so there’s a good mix of everything. The work’s are all of a really high standard.’
Green says that broadly speaking, the trends she’s noticed in work being submitted for consideration in the show is increasingly focused on ‘Englishness’ and ‘sustainability.’
She explains, ‘People are looking at things that are long lasting but more expensive, and moving away from throwaway things.’
Cornwall Design Fair runs from 20 – 21 August at Trereife House, Penzance, Cornwall TR20.
Tickets are £6, accompanied under-16-year-olds free.
For more information visit www.hiddenart.com/cornwalldesignfair