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Bert’s Box by Bert and May

Bert and May’s perky prefab eco home “Bert’s Box’ will be the first thing to catch the eye of visitors at Decorex. Developed with architects Box9, the two bedroom modular house was constructed from carefully reclaimed wood and tiles. The building is protected against the cold by structural insulated panels and large double-glazed windows. The unit is even powered by solar energy to minimize its environmental footprint.

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Wood furniture by Sebastian Cox

Sebastian Cox is a talented furniture maker who works with lesser-known British hardwoods. The young designer’s table and cabinet are made from London Plane, a common city street tree that’s notorious for being a difficult timber to work with. Cox developed techniques to bring out the stunning patterns of the medullary cells in the wood. Also on display is a daybed that shows off the velvet appearance of Sycamore.

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Wood sculptures by Eleanor Lakelin

Eleanor Lakelin’s stunning sculptures offer an unexpected spin on woodworking. Every piece was created from trees that had reached the end of their natural lifespan, with some woods dating back to hundreds of years. Lakelin uses a lathe and hand carves these otherworldly-looking, highly textured vessels.

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Olivia Aspinall

Olivia Aspinall creates luxury surfaces from the waste products of old coalmines. She has created three difficult colored surfaces that can be used as eco-friendly alternatives to granite or marble countertops.

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Aliens from the Undergrowth by Chenbo Si

Chinese designer Chenbo Si created “Aliens from the undergrowth,” a collection of insect-inspired papier mâché furniture. The Insect table and wall hanging bug are funky and fully functional. The furnishings both feature hidden storage and are considered environmentally friendly.

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Upcycled furniture by Max Lamb

Furniture designer Max Lamb uses ingenuity and spray paint to upcycle discarded polystyrene into pastel furniture, including benches, shelving, and a quirky vase.

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Reclaimed wood sideboard by Piet Hein Eek

London showroom SCP proudly presented legendary designer Piet Hein Eek’s recycled wood sideboard. The Dutchman masterfully reworks reclaimed wood into beautiful and highly functional furniture.

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Bespoke rugs by Tania Johnson

Tania Johnson takes inspiration from nature and integrates patterns commonly found in water and flora into her bespoke rugs. She weaves her rugs from intricately woven wool and silk and displays her finished pieces next to the photography that inspired the designs. Her works also promote GoodWeave, an organization dedicated to abolishing child labor worldwide.

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Hadron LED Lamp by TANE

Decorex features many examples of forward thinking LED lighting, but TANE’s Hadron LED lamp stood out from the pack. Made from silver, the handcrafted lamp takes an expert craftsman three months to create and is bound to last a lifetime.

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