The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has announced that it will be partnering with interiors trade show Decorex 2016.

Taking place from 18 – 21 September 2016 at Syon Park in London, Decorex International returns as the opening destination of The London Design Festival.

Now in its 39th year, Decorex expects hundreds of exhibitors to attend the trade event, which was first established in 1978, as well as attracting 13,000 visitors from across the globe. Decorex 2016 will be exploring the roots of design as this year’s show theme with 400 exhibitors confirmed.

This year’s show focuses on ‘The Roots of Design’, which will explore the titled theme. The BIID will be hosting a series of engaging talks at Decorex 2016, which will explore this theme.

BIID president Susie Rumbold said: “The BIID is delighted to once again be partnering with this exciting and inspirational event. Decorex is always one of my go-to destinations during London Design Festival.”

Simone du Bois, brand director of Decorex comments: “We’re really looking forward to working closely with the BIID again this year, especially with the additional element of mentoring sessions which we believe will be a great initiative for the next generation of designers.”

Decorex has also revealed that its highly anticipated Decorex Entrance Designer will be renowned British Furniture Designer, Tim Gosling.

Tim commented: “Thanks to the support of the V&A and The Frederick Parker Collection, I am delighted to be curating an exhibition of chairs, which includes many of these rare and extraordinary pieces.”

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