BADA 2015: ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR



 

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At 9 a.m yesterday, A-Gent of Style arrived at the doors of the BADA Antiques and Fine Art Fair to attend the press preview before it opened to the public at 11 a.m. Returning to its favourite location until 24 March at the Duke of York Square, off Sloane Square, London SW3, this year’s fair, the 23rd annual edition, did not disappoint. On the contrary, it seemed like it surpassed itself once again

 

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Housed in a purpose-built pavilion, the range of objects for sale ranging from various disciplines such as art, furniture and paintings to clocks, ceramics, silver, jewellery, rugs and much more from 16th century works of art to contemporary furniture is the place for collectors and also first-time buyers to buy antiques and fine art from Britain’s most renowned experts. Everything for sale is vetted for quality and authenticity and all exhibitors are members of the Association. The BADA fair is famed for its elegant design and spacious layout, providing a stunning setting for the beautiful works for sale for everyone from the first time buyer to the seasoned collector, with prices ranging from £100 to six figure sums.


Here are A-Gent of Style‘s highlights, favourite picks and some of the stunning vignettes that caught his attention and dazzled him as he browsed the fair for a couple of hours in the blissfully quiet and peaceful environment before the impressive queue of antiques admirers and collectors were let in.


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– all photos by A-Gent of Style – 





A-GENT of STYLE, TRENDSPOTTER for DECOREX 2014





A couple of weeks ago, A-Gent of Style was honoured to be approached by Decorex to be their trendspotter and feature the new crazes, fads and tendencies he noticed on the design  circuit during the international event. Below are snaps of the article that went live on their website and their newsletter. To view the online article in the original, bigger print, click here.




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– Imagery by Decorex – 








GOING POTTY FOR KONIG COLOURS





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One of the highlights at Decorex this September for A-Gent of Style
 (see the special feature here) was the discovery of new kid on the design block KONIG Colours.

KONIG Colours showcased their range with a stand they designed together and shared with world renowned interior designer, Nina Campbell, in an eye-catching display of sample pots as attractive as a box of Ladurée macaroons and face creams.

The eco-friendly KONIG Colours offers a wide spectrum of subtle but also bright colours that stand out beautifully from the saturated paint market. Having, deservedly, garnered more and more press coverage over the months,
 KONIG Colours are steadily becoming one of the go-to paint suppliers for the discerning eye. And with enticing and intriguing names such as Olivers Army, Tweety, German Grey and the likes, what more can you ask for?



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The KONIG Colours paint range has been developed by interior designers, Jasper & Vanessa Galloway. After years of not finding ‘exactly’ the right colours and mixing their own they came across an incredible base paint developed for the commercial market. The paint, a highly engineered, high performance acrylic based paint, offers excellent durability, cleanability and exceptional coverage. Jasper developed the palette of 101 colours with stainers and these are available in 4 different finishes, low sheen emulsion, satin eggshell, gloss and flat acrylic emulsion. The full range are 100% waterbased, fast-drying, allergy safe with virtually nil odour and a very good flow rate for ease of application and fantastic opacity. The most important factor for the duo is that no matter what the colour; the paint would have exceptional usability and high performance qualities.

 

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Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

 

All of the colours are vibrant and versatile and the majority are influenced by pair’s travels and life surroundings from the fresh green of the spring Hellebore’s to the stunning sunsets in Bandol, the deep blue sea at Needs ore and the childhood memories of cartoon characters like Tweety. Every colour has a story to tell.

‘We wanted to develop a colour palette that was diverse for all interiors, vibrant punchy colours with My Orange, subtle greys like Wilcote and moody blues and greens in Lorca, Tyringham and Cecil Green.’ Jasper Galloway

The range was developed in the Konig studio in Buckinghamshire, where all the colour charts are made and hand finished.

All paints are available to order at www.konigcolours.co.uk

A complete selection of sample pots & colour charts are available at our Nina Campbell’s shop, 9 Walton Street, SW3




Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

 

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Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

 

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Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

Decorex 2014, Nina Campbell stand

 

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– Photos by KONIG Colours and A-Gent of Style








 

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