London Art, Antiques and Interiors Fair

By Juliette Perry

London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair is one of the most diverse interiors and antique fairs in the UK, bringing together over 60 specialist antiques dealers, showcasing over 30,000 individual pieces at ExceL in London.

We were thrilled to be personally invited to this years Art Antiques & Interiors Fair by one of our Antique tutors, Toma Clark Haines, entrepreneur, writer, inspirational speaker, global tastemaker, lifestyle consultant and founder and CEO of The Antiques Diva & Co.

Needless to say she knows a thing or two about the world of antiques. She speaks often on the subject of mixing antiques with modern furnishings, the history of European furniture and the business of antiques and last Friday gave myself and her audience a detailed insight in to this.

Through out the event we had the pleasure of admiring traditional and vintage pieces to mid century and contemporary. All items at the Art, Antiques & Interiors fair are stringently vetted for authenticity and quality by the experts giving buyers every confidence in their choice.

Buyers can discover a diversity of periods and styles crossing a variety of disciplines including ceramics, glass, paintings, jewellery as well as British and continental furniture from mid century design, to Art Deco, silver, decorative collectables and contemporary pieces.

Guests of the event were lucky enough to join Toma as she browsed over 80 exhibition stands covering pieces from classic and vintage to mid-century and modern.

Toma also picked out her highlights throughout the tour and we were fortunate to hear the predictions of the latest trends in Art Antiques and Interiors. It was said to be be that the latest interiors trend is Folk Art - Contemporary Clean Lines and Minimalist. 

Below is Toma Haines interviewing Art historian Kitty Walsh. Kitty is becoming known as the go to place in Bermondsey, London for Folk Art, and has been trading in historic and vintage pieces of 'Modern Folk' for over a year. Offers stock from 19th century furniture to contemporary Russian matryoshka dolls.

Following the tour, Toma launched her new jewellery range, The TCH Collection – Lush Decadence Couture Jewelry, distributed exclusively in the UK by Scarab Antiques, passionate dealers in antique and vintage watches, fine designer jewelry, studio glass, silverware and collectables.

Toma shared her design inspirations behind the jewellery line and the challenges and opportunities facing female entrepreneurs today. Discover more below.

“I’ve made it my mission to make antiques modern, relevant, fun and sexy! The London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair is leading the way in demonstrating that antiques are for everyone." Toma stated.

What should you look for in when buying Antiques for Interiors in 2018? Interview with The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, and Mark Hill, Antiques Roadshow Expert and specialist glass and ceramics dealer.

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