Norfolk By Design’s inaugural exhibition was held on Wednesday and Thursday 23rd and 24th September at West Lexham. We had over 300 visitors!
Norfolk by Design began way back in May 2014. A penny dropped for Davina Barber (Source Furnishings) and Emma Deterding (Kelling Designs) when they realised that Norfolk is, and always has been, full of immensely creative residents. Often working in complete isolation.
So that's where Norfolk by design came in - bringing together Norfolk based and inspired artists and designer makers. Here is some feedback about the event....
"It was a great space and you had done a great job in the styling, hope you all deemed it the success it was."
Pic : Toby Winteringham's furniture http://www.tobywinteringham.co.uk/
"Thank you for a really great evening last week. There was a lovely atmosphere and some really interesting work"
"Just wanted to say what a fantastic evening you organised on Wednesday. It was great to see so many people supporting the event."
"You must be very pleased with the turnout. It was also great to see West Lexham - what a very inspiring place."
"I thought your show was inspired!"
"Last night was superb! I really thought it was brilliantly curated by you and I really enjoyed seeing the variety of talents on display."
"We are now the proud owners of a ‘Colville’ I was tempted and interested by lots of things- I liked Alec’s coffee tables- and the Toby Winteringham side-table. We also both liked Mouse Cazalet’s tree. A great vibrant atmosphere- Norfolk by Design is surely here to stay! Well done and thanks for having us."
"You have curated and organised something that will become an annual fixture for many years to come. Well done you. I do appreciate what sort of work is involved in getting a concept like that up and running."
"Just home now and examining my beautiful shell candlesticks and bowl and dreaming of a shell replica of Holkham! Who knows!"
Pic : Mouse Cazalet’s tree http://www.catherinecazaletdesigns.co.uk/
"Also liked the Birbeck modern wooden chairs and the beautiful wooden bowls as well as the divine cream China bowls and cups. Yum. So much I wanted to touch as well as have! Congrats xx"
"The party was great – people will have definitely enjoyed themselves which means that they will come again."
"The evening you put on last night was absolutely first class."
"Was an amazing success I thought."
"Just to say thank you for Norfolk by Design last pm - a triumph! fantastic space and atmosphere"
A full report of this event will be posted on the Norfolk by Design website soon