Highlights of the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair announced

Get free entry to this year's interior design-themed fair


Get free entry to this year's interior design-themed fair

The Olympia Art & Antiques Fair is known to be a popular haunt for interior decorators such as Kelly Hoppen and Nicky Haslam, but this year the fair is inviting designers and industry experts not just to shop but to share their knowledge with the public.

The Countess of Carnarvon (of Highclere Castle, the ‘real’ Downton Abbey) will be talking about her ancestor Lady Catherine, the American heiress who married into the Carnarvon family in the 1890s; Roger Jones of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler will be discussing antiques and interior design; celebrity interior designer, Mario Buatta, is set to talk about his fifty years in the American design business and Brian Macdonald, who lent us many gorgeous rugs for our February issue, will be expounding his expertise in antique rugs.

With such a packed programme spread over the ten days of the fair (5th to 15th June), it’s hard to know what to see.

If you’re looking for a place to start, try the focus exhibition on Liberty of London designer Archibald Knox. This year the man behind iconic Liberty collections such as the ‘Tudric’ range (above), would have celebrated his 150th birthday. The exhibition will bring together one the largest collections of his work seen together in public.

You can find out more about Knox in our May issue (available as a back issue here).

Aside from the roster of talks, 180 international interiors antiques dealers will be at the fair with an array of unique antiques, vintage and contemporary pieces. An interiors shopper’s heaven.

The Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair  runs from 5th to 15th June at Olympia Grand, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London, W14 8UX. Tickets £15 advance, £20 on the door.

To claim free entry to the fair for two people plus a fair programme and entry to all the events on offer, click here

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