Somerset welcomes a new fair aimed at antique collectors, interior stylists and home decorators as the first ever Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair takes place from 14th – 16th October at Haynes International in Sparkford.
After 27 successful years The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair has become an institution in the antiques and design industry in March each year with an international crowd queuing at the door. Now organisers Sue Ede and Peter Hodder have bowed to pressure for a second event and have found the perfect location in nearby Bruton, Somerset, currently a beacon of art and design with the opening of the Hauser & Wirth Gallery.
The area has been much feted by the national press, with The Daily Telegraph calling it ‘The Somerset town that celebrities just can’t keep away from – a magnet for the wealthy and glamorous.’
The Fair will offer an opportunity to the many dealers who miss out at the Bath Fair, said organiser Sue Ede. “We had such a long waiting list for our Bath fair this year we decided we had to find a second venue and we could not be more delighted with The Haynes International Motor Museum just outside Bruton, where their brand new £6million modernist design extension will be home to our exciting new event.
“Our formula is very similar, a multi-layered and inspiring fair that offers so much for interior stylists, antique collectors, home decorators and anyone with an interest in decorative antiques and design from the 18th to 20th century. Several of our Bath exhibitors will join us at this new event, but we also have a number of exciting dealers making their debut. It’s going to add a new dimension to the cultural appeal of Bruton.”
Mark Hill, the well-known TV celebrity, antiques and Mid-Century expert and author, will officially open the fair at 10am on Saturday, 15th October.
Approximately thirty-five dealers take part, and all kinds of designer pieces and inspiring antiques and art will combine to provide a head-turning mix of styles and colours.