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Decca Europe Events


27 July 2017

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How to Fulfil Bespoke Design Specifications

Join eporta at our showroom in Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and learn about the processes behind successfully creating bespoke furniture and accessories while enjoying Pimms, prosecco and summer canapes!

The evening will be a relaxed and social format, aiming to provide a better understanding of how to overcome the obstacles that bespoke manufacturing can present as well as gaining top tips from eporta on how to source more creatively and efficiently in your daily practice.



Itinerary & Program of Talks


17.45 - Arrival & welcome drinks served

18.00 - eporta's BIID accredited CPD presentation on best practice for sourcing for Interiors. The talk will cover all aspects of sourcing from accessing the best designs to responsibilities, pricing and supplier management. Learn how to save time on admin, sourcing effectively and efficiently so you can spend more time on the creative aspect of curating.

18.20 - Interval - drinks and canapés

18.30 - James Fiddy from Decca will give an insight into the process of making bespoke furniture, from concept sketch to manufacture. The presentation will specifically focus on...

  • How to read shop drawings and what to look for,
  • Choosing the most appropraite finishes,
  • Adding detail which utilises traditional craft skills and new machinery,
  • Understanding the value of experience and compromise,
  • Value engineering and finding alternative solutions,
  • Pricing and commercial viability.

19.00 - 'From Loom to Living Room' - Jennifer Manners will present a brief history of handmade rugs and an insight into the ancient techniques behind their pieces followed by an interactive discussion on the creative potential for interior designers and architects commissioning a custom rug to enhance their overall vision within projects.

19.30 - Questions and networking. Drinks and canapes will be available.

Both Decca's new collaborative collections and a selection of Jennifer Manner's rugs will be on show on the evening.




Please note there is limited capacity for this event so tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

We look forward to seeing you!