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Sir John Soane’s Museum returns to Decorex International 2018 this year with a display of new and existing licencees.

Guest curated by acclaimed designer Sue Timney, the display will showcase new and existing licensee designs which have been inspired by the collection at Sir John Soane’s Museum. Decorex International 2018 (16 – 19 September 2017) at Syon Park, London, is the UK’s premier luxury interior design event. Sir John Soane’s Museum, Cultural Partner of the event, is exhibiting products created by its Inspired by Soane Licensing Partners, in a creative, contemporary setting to show the timelessness of the collections.

Joining Atkey & Company, Burden, Chesney’s, Chisel & Mouse, Gainsborough, Haddonstone, Hector Finch, King & McGaw, Locker & Riley, Ossowski and Surface View will be new licensee Blackpop.

Eames style swivel chair and foot stool, Blackpop at Sir John Soane's Museum

Eames style swivel chair and footstool by Blackpop

The display will showcase new Licensing Partner Blackpop, with their Soane-inspired ‘Collector’s Collection’ of fabrics and wallpapers inspired by Robert Adam, Canaletto and Soane himself. Collaborating with the Museum and directly working and reworking architects’ drawings, paintings and objects d’art, Blackpop has undoubtedly created its most opulent and dramatic work to date. In addition, Blackpop have collaborated with hand-woven, environmentally friendly rug makers Knots Rugs to produce two sumptuous designs made using age-old techniques in Nepal and Jaipur.

Known for cleverly combining an artisan’s approach with modern innovation to create artistic and aesthetic models in plaster, Chisel and Mouse launch new precise, architectural sculptures based on Soane’s classic architectural models by Fouquet. The new additions to their Soane Museum range are monuments from Mylasa and Palmyra, the originals of which are displayed in the Museum’s Model Room.

François Fouquet's models by Chisel & Mouse for Sir John Soane Museum

François Fouquet's Models by Chisel & Mouse

Sue Timney says: 'I’m delighted to embrace the heritage of Sir John Soane, working with the Museum’s Licensees to design a one-off interior space at Decorex encapsulating graphics from the ancient classical world together with Soane’s signature architectural details. The work of Soane - his heritage and ethos - captivated me from the moment I first viewed the house, not just as a designer but as a creator of Timney Fowler. 

'Consequently the idea of using the Soane's collection as a design source excites me as does introducing strong colour and structure into the exhibition to highlight, contradict and inform the design. I’m hoping it will open our eyes to new methods of interpretation and how we might view Sir John Soane's legacy in fresh ways within this new world.'

Adam Thow, Director of Commercial & Operations at Sir John Soane’s Museum, says: 'Sir John Soane was an extraordinary man and it’s our mission to preserve his legacy and demonstrate the impact it still has on art, design, interiors and architecture today. Through the creative work of our Licensees and the visual flair and distinctive style of our renowned guest curator Sue Timney, we aim to show the relevance and multiple applications of the products ‘Inspired by Soane’.'

King & McGaw print of 'View of the Rialto Bridge' by Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto

View of the Rialto Bridge by Canaletto from Sir John Soane’s Museum collection by King & McGaw.

A royalty from the sale of every product created by the Inspired by Soane Licensing Partners goes back to the Soane, enabling us to continue our work maintaining and conserving the Museum, and running our ambitious Exhibitions and Education programmes. Products are available to purchase directly from the manufacturers and selected products are available from the Soane Shop in-store and online.

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