Cornwall Design Fair

Next month sees the return of the Cornwall Design Fair, showcasing furniture, homeware, textile and jewellery design in the genteel setting of Trerife House.

Colour Wheel Brooch by Zinc White
Colour Wheel Brooch by Zinc White

Now in its eight year, the fair will present more than 80 exhibitors at the Penwith venue, which is resplendent with formal gardens, orchards and woodlands.

Bodmin Moor Table by Samuel F Walsh Furniture
Bodmin Moor Table by Samuel F Walsh Furniture

The event is keen to promote up-and-coming talent from the area, though a few designers from further afield have snuck in, such as Sheffield-based silversmith Brett Payne.

Drop Vases by Rosie Sutcliffe Glassware
Drop Vases by Rosie Sutcliffe Glassware

Highlights to look out for include Bark Furniture, a group comprised of a husband-and-wife team from Bude, Jonathan Walter and Lakshmi Bhaskaran. According to Cornwall Design Fair, their work is ‘infused with the spirit of the southwest’, using natural materials to create playful, Art Deco inspired pieces.

Kustom Armchair by Bark Furniture
Kustom Armchair by Bark Furniture

Another designer using his locale and the natural materials native to the area is Falmouth-based ceramicist, Tim Lake. Among the new designs on show will be his rice bowls, lidded caddies, storage jars and serving platters, created from materials including river silt from the Cornish coastline.

Tim Lake ceramics
Tim Lake ceramics

Those looking for a deeper insight into Cornish pottery can pop down to Leach Pottery’s marquee, where they will be holding demonstrations of their working process.

Textiles by Lorna Syson
Textiles by Lorna Syson

Cornwall Design Fair runs from 16-18 august at Trerife House, Penzance, Cornwall TR20. For more information visit www.cornwalldesignfair.co.uk for more information on Trereife House visit www.trereifepark.co.uk

Kustom Table by Bark Furniture
Kustom Table by Bark Furniture

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