Bayleaf: The new collection unveiled at Decorex

Bayleaf, the new collection from Sebastian Cox, will launch at Decorex in Syon Park (20-23 September) during London Design Festival 2015.

Working with a varied palette of exceptional British hardwoods, we have captured an ancient design sentiment with Bayleaf and hope to inspire you to furnish your homes with even more species of characterful British timber.

Retaining our distinctively textural and elegant style we have taken a medieval approach to material selection and thoughtfully chosen a number of British timber species specifically to accentuate their different colours, grain definitions and material strengths.

The new collection comprises a glass-fronted armoire, dining table and upholstered daybed, hand crafted using London plane, English ash, sycamore and oak. The fabric used to upholster the Bayleaf daybed is the Ismini fabric for George Spencer Designs. It is inspired by peeling walls from Antigua, Guatemala and is woven in the UK using cotton and linen.

Medieval craftsmen would make things using four, five or even six species of timber, selecting the very best material for the task. We want people to consider different materials for the objects in their home, beyond what we already know and use, and in new and interesting combinations, especially as these timbers grow in such abundance in our country. 

We wanted to create a really small yet precise and exquisite collection of pieces which really, truly, demonstrate the value of our under-acknowledged British hardwoods.

Bayleaf will launch as part of Future Heritage, an exceptional selection of today’s leading makers, curated by design and applied arts critic, Corinne Julius. We would love to see you there, register to attend Decorex and plan your visit here: www.decorex.com

Brogan Cox