Interior architect and designer Shalini Misra was chosen to design the champagne bar – an integral sector of any exhibition hall – for Decorex International 2017.
Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851, Misra’s design embraces maximalist-style decadence with sumptuous fabrics, opulent finishes and historic detailing. The bar boasts a rich red canopy, similar to that seen in the original 1851 design–simultaneously celebrating the show’s ruby anniversary – with bespoke gold bullion fringing from Samuel & Sons.
The canopy will be complemented by a dramatic Parrot Fountain chandelier designed by Erfre for Clartes. While bar space itself – which was handcrafted by Barr Joinery – is split into six different zones, separated by decorative screens that feature wallpapers from de Gournay, and takes visitors on a trip across the world. Sofas, leather ottomans, fabric ottomans and Jack Puzey’s Parakeet Cocktail Chair add the finishing touches to the scheme.
Speaking about the design, Shalini Misra commented: “In the spirit of international collaboration and scenic stage design, we created a contemporary interpretation of a glasshouse infused with a graphic pattern, luxe detailing and curiosities.”Decorex | decorex.com