Interior Design Trade Show - Luxury Brands exhibit at Rockbeare Manor

Following it's launch in the South West region in 2019, we are delighted to welcome back Design Central UK to Rockbeare Manor, our Grade I listed events and unique exhibition venue in Devon. 

Design Central was created by Cath McCubbin, an experienced Interior Designer, who, having spent over ten years travelling to London to visit suppliers and see new collections, came up with the idea to bring luxury interior brands and collections together and put them in front of interior designers in their own location.

Interior Design Exhibition at Rockbeare Manor exhibition venue in Devon

The show has been three years in the planning - having been postponed twice due to covid but there is no doubt it was a huge success with over 30 luxury brands exhibiting and record footfall over the two-day trade only event in March.  It aims to put some of the UK’s best suppliers in front of interior designers from the region and it has certainly achieved its goal.

Luxury fabrics at design event in Exeter Luxury interior design exhibition in Exeter

At Rockbeare Manor we are probably best known as an exclusive wedding venue, so Design Central is a real contrast to this but it's an event that compliments the venue immensly.  The venues for Design Central are always hand-picked. Great care is taken in choosing the perfect locations that allow companies to display their collections in a beautiful setting. 

Interior design trade show at Rockbeare Manor in Devon

The show has an excellent reputation in the North West where Design Central have been running the exhibition  since 2016 and we were so pleased to have been chosen as the ideal venue for the launch into the South West back in 2019. This year, as expected the show expanded and a marquee was added on our South lawn which enabled many more exhibitiors to attend what is now the biggest interiors trade show in the region.

Marquee on the lawns at Rockbeare Manor exhibition venue in Devon

Exhibitors included Cole and Sons, Prestigious Textiles, Little Greene Paint Co, Houlès, Blendworth Fabrics, Arte and many more and visitors were able to view fabrics, wallpapers, furniture, flooring and lighting at the event as well as place orders with the exhibitors whilst at the show.

Interior Design show stand at Rockbeare Manor in Devon Interior Design stand at Exhibition in Exeter

We are incredibly proud of our fabulous team who worked hard to make sure that every person that attended Rockbeare Manor during set up, show days, and de-rig days were well looked after and had a wonderful experience, as we are known for.   We ran a café througout, with homemade bakes, delicious light lunches including some fantastic vegan options and on Tuesday night we hosted a Dinner event for our clients from Design Central and their exhibitors.

Homemade cakes at Rockbeare Manor exhibition venue in Devon

It's been a pleasure to host and we really have enjoyed every minute of it and look forward to Spring 2023 where we will welcome the DC team and event back to Rockbeare Manor for the third South West interiors show. 

 Interior Design Exhibition at Rockbeare Manor in Devon Interior Design Exhibition at Rockbeare Manor in Devon

Whatever sort of event you’re planning, why not come and look around Rockbeare Manor? Please contact us. We’d love to hear from you and would be delighted to show you around our beautiful venue, and to talk through plans for your event.

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