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6th Aug 2018

Form, Function & Detail, BarrJoinery at Decorex 2018

This month London Design festival brings together the great and the talented of the British and International design world. Its exhibitions across the capital don’t get more fabulous than Syon Park’s Decorex, where BarrJoinery celebrate mixed materials with the ‘Complete Cabinetry Experience’.  With a deeply entrenched mindset  of ‘Doing things Differently’ the Barr Group will be taking a close at the latest trends, techniques and, as always, finding their very own ways of making it happen.

Following on from the success of building last years Champagne bar, the centrepiece of their 40th-anniversary show (designed by Shalini Misra, the bar has gone on to be nominated for the International Restaurant and Bar Awards,) BarrJoinery again look forward to meeting Decorex attendees at Syon Park through this weekend and next week.


BarrJoinery will exhibit, for the first time, with their own stand creation. Designed in-house by Barr Interior Designer Rachele Bowley, in collaboration with the BarrJoinery design team, this years Decorex challenge offered a creative licence to transform the space into something truly unique.  Every element has been carefully planned and balanced to fulfil the visual and functional desires of an imaginary Decorex client!

...and who is this intriguing individual? a well-travelled entrepreneur? a food writer? a retired musician with a passion for beautiful things? an international designer or architect? As always with BarrJoinery commissions the possibilities are endless. Our team relish a challenge, taking on projects which push the boundaries of cabinet making - in terms of technique, materials and functionality (see below a hand sculpted Oak bath for the Sleep Event 2016).

At BarrJoinery there are no constraints, rather a design-led ethos where sharing the client, architect or designers vision is what makes things happen. However, on this occasion, the opportunity to bask in some serious self-expression was too hard to resist. Director Josh Hudson, as memorable for his straight talking as for his well-groomed beard, has a particular draw to the tangible appeal of the 12” record and, as such, was unable forgo the opportunity to slip in custom record storage into the design. Who doesn’t love, sitting back listening to their all-time favourite album (for Josh it’s The Jimi Hendrix Experiences, Electric Ladyland), glass in hand. Stone, metal, fabric and various timbers of different finishes combine to create a sumptuous living space, suitable for the most discerning of clients.

Fittings and finishes for the 2018 BarrJoinery Cabinetry Experience have been supported by an amazing group of collaborators - all of whom share BarrJoinery's passion for design-led perfection.  

Lighting has become an essential element in the world of cabinetry design and BarrJoinery has been fortunate enough to be supported by the very best. Senior designer Sian Parsons from John Cullen has put together a lighting scheme and provided illumination designed to bring the cabinetry to life.  

Marble effect quartz from Caesarstone, cut by Marble Workshop, timber supplied by Quercus, all important wine storage from SubZero, fabric by Eleanor Pritchard, upholstered by Margan, brass handles by the fabulous Armac Martin and the ultimate antique brass tap set from Aston Matthews. 

Stand No.H37 is where Form, Function and Detail come together to create the Complete Cabinetry Experience reflecting the BarrJoinery ethos that ‘anything is possible’ & ‘attention to detail is everything.’  We look forward to meeting you - to talk design, beautiful things and, of course, all-time favourite albums. 

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