Another favourite destination for me every Decorex has become Object de Curiosité. The strap line of this curiously French company founded in 2001 by Pierre-Emmanuel Grange-Jaricot specialising in object de art is, ‘We can help you be unique!’ Just imagine that! They are spot on too. If you are looking for a talking point or an imagination capturer then you don’t need to look any further.
Fancy a skeleton of a pink backed Pelican, a taxidermied albino python or a tower of blue Morpho butterflies to gaze on? Never mind if there’s nothing in there for you, with over 600 lines to choose from this is just a start. Bold, marvellous, in the true sense of the word, and either strangely or exquisitely beautiful.
This is a small company held together by a boundless passion for nature and a desire to extol it’s beauty through artful presentation. They manage this exquisitely why else would this small band of 10 people have a presence in 57 countries worldwide? I have never left their stand without the broadest of beams, not least because Pierre-Emmanuel is always present, and as the founder of such a delightful interiors offering you can just imagine what a lively character he paints. That’s quite an achievement don’t you think, to elicit joy from the viewer through artful selection and presentation?
Next up is The Games Room Company. Well of course they are literally in the business of play, so it’s no surprise that they might feature here. Suppliers of Games Rooms equipment from juke boxes, pinball machines, vintage Coke machines, pool and snooker, to name a few. Drawn to the Jukebox myself, I have always wanted one of these beauties in my home. Whilst my Clive dreams of sports cars I covet the joyful inhibition of one of these spirited audio sound systems! At around £ 10,000 I think it might be a little more achievable, but not quite the stocking filler my man might have in mind for this Christmas season. Go on, what’s your fancy?