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Cornwall Design Fair
16 September, 2016at 11:00 am - 18 September, 2016at 4:00 pm
The Cornwall Design Fair, in association with Hidden Art returns to Trereife House in September, with top contemporary designers from Cornwall and beyond offering a huge range of products for sale – from furniture, textiles and ceramics to jewellery, glass, fashion accessories, lighting and more.
There will be something for everyone, with over 80 designer-maker stalls in two large marquees, design-led activities for children, live entertainment and a curated design exhibition inside the house. Now in its eighth year, the Cornwall Design Fair has established itself as a celebration of the quality and diversity of contemporary Cornish design. With increasing national press coverage and with visitor numbers previously exceeding 5000, the appeal has widened to designers from further afield, all drawn to the inspiring setting of Trereife House, the beautiful Queen Anne ancestral home of the Le Grice family located in one of the most historically creative areas of Cornwall, Penwith.
A particular highlight is the Curated Exhibition inside the house, where visitors will be able to see the beauty of the interior once again reflected in the work of the designers taking part. The current design trend of taking inspiration from the historic to create the contemporary is embodied in this fascinating exhibition, it is rare to see contemporary work displayed amongst the very objects or surroundings that have inspired it hence the special interest in this project. The workshops and demonstrations show the visitor one more stage of the design process, giving a further insight into the creation of a piece from the original inspiration to the finished product.