Guy Trench of Antiques By Design Has Become an Unlikely Interiors Star, Says Annie Deakin of The Independent
” ‘I turn vermin traps into wall lights and galvanized water tanks into coffee tables,’ says Guy Trench, founder of Antiques By Design (www.antiquesbydesign.co.uk), who has just opened his second shop. Later this month, he will show at the Battersea Decorative Antiques Fair (18-23 January). ”
In Trench’s Essex workshop and on his stand at the Decorative Fair, you can see, as Annie Deakin puts it… “redundant fishing rods and battered trumpets that have become lamps while shabby Victorian and Regency iron windows are repurposed into mirrors. Even pheasant feathers don’t escape his beady eye – they are painstakingly hand-stuck onto parchment lampshades to perch above his shotgun standard lamps”.
Follow this link for a full list of scores of exhibitors at next week’s Decorative Antiques & Tetxiles Fair. There are over 120 exhibitors showing fine pieces right across the spectrum of antique furniture, decorative antiques, textiles, interior design highlights and even jewellery.