Musings from Decorex – September 16-18th 2018
This year, I saw Decorex from a different perspective. I wasn’t walking around as an awe-struck potential customer, bedazzled by the fantastic interior and exterior design all under one huge marquee roof. Instead, I was working with the lovely people from Kansa Craft on their stand.
I have selected Kansa Craft many times in the past for bespoke work, placing their outstanding regular ranges in a variety of locations. I would like the folks at Kansa Craft to think this was hard work but, actually, the products speak for themselves. As soon as potential clients know we are a UK manufacturer they are more receptive to a bit of product chat and are then genuinely interested. Dropping into conversation many restaurant and hotel names that we have had a hand in fitting out, made for an easy flow of conversation. It also reinforced the quality and approachability of Kansa Craft.
Victorian Globe Lantern in Verdigris finishOur top line was our in-house made Victorian Globe lanterns. The combination of Reamy glass and quality brass work makes an outstanding product, whether in the Verdigris finish or a tone of the antique bronze. The level of interest was such that an amount of cross-training is going to be undertaken at the factory, to keep up with demand. Get your orders in!
Our large deco-inspired stained glass pendant - the New York 22 - as fitted in some very popular restaurants and cafes in the capital, was a show stopper. Recently Deco Glass, I feel has had a bit of a bad press, mainly due to awful mass produced imports. The solid quality materials and excellent construction that Kansa Craft produces, however, make for a truly fantastic product. Of course, as we have our own glass works and lighting fabrication, together with about thirty years’ experience to call upon, we are a sure-fire winner!
As an aside, Decorex has always been a great location to people watch - whether it’s human peacocks or the other types of watchable. One type that amuses me is the “I am sooo busy and sooo stressed”. The “I’m just walking as fast as I can, hardly having time to dish out a few cutting dismissals and texting my husband not to forget the cat food” type! I don’t know why they bother. But please don’t stop, as its great sport. As a bit of a country bumpkin, men’s fashion is not high on my agenda, however Decorex does give you the chance to note that the weird stuff you see in the weekend supplements is actually worn by a few victims. I need not worry about my trouser length. I see the above your calf trouser (aka dead cat) or the good length beyond your toes, stitched and finished with a bell (aka Jester) are all fine. Also, the familiar sports jacket and jeans combination is now worn tighter and smaller in all regards. The way things are going, the combination will soon be bolero jacket and women’s tights - something to look forward to. Maybe Max Wall was on trend after all.