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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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