BADA judges make a stand

Howard Walwyn's stand was deemed the best by BADAThe winners of the ‘best stand’ awards at this year’s Winter Olympia Art and Antiques Fair have been announced.

Clock expert Howard Walwyn scooped the overall award for best stand; Oxford rug specialists Christopher and Angela Legge took the title for best display of pictures or textiles; while studio pottery specialist AD Antiques and Signed and Designed took the award for best use of display cabinets.

BADA judges considered overall presentation; imaginative layouts; the quality of exhibits and the visual impact and enticement of the stand to the fair visitor.

They praised Howard Walwyn for creating a central focal point, framed by two longcase clocks.

AD Antiques' stand won best use of cabinetsThe panel, which included Homes and Antiques editor Samantha Scott-Jefferies, interior designer Chester Jones, and curator of Jo Baring, praised Christopher and Angela Legge’s ‘brave understatement’ in their display of textiles.

AD Antiques and Signed and Designed were commended for their creative use of space, which divided contemporary objects and 20th-century objects.

BADA CEO, Marco Forgione, said: “Displaying beautiful objects in a fair environment requires a real understanding not just of the space and environment but also how to appeal to potential buyers. All three winners have shown exceptional ability and are worthy winners.”



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