30 YEAR OLD ANTIQUES FOR EVERYONE FAIR LAUNCHES IN LONDON
Antiques for Everyone (AFE) which began at the Birmingham NEC in 1986 is launching in East London for the first time in the fair’s history from 13th – 15th January 2017.
AFE London: Art Antiques Interiors Fair will be the first of its kind at London Excel, bringing together a collection of 150 dealers across a diverse range of disciplines within the art, antiques and interiors market. To date applications to exhibit have been received from over 50 dealers.
Fair Director, Mary Claire Boyd comments; ‘Taking place in East London’s largest exhibition space, the Fair will open up the opportunity to reach a new audience, in an untapped area of London as well as the surrounding Home Counties. Using our proven successful track record in delivering quality antique fairs, we will be able to deliver a new AFE style event adapted to London, attracting a new art and antique enthused audience’.
AFE London is expected to attract an audience of 8,000 to 10,000 visitors, many of whom will be new to these art and antique fairs. The organisers anticipate the visitors to be collectors, trade buyers, art, antiques and interior enthusiasts, interior decorators and designers as well as first time home buyers.
Philip Carroll a regular exhibitor at Fairs commented ‘Terrific news, if this new venture is anywhere near as successful as AFE at the NEC, it will give the business a huge boost, and kick start the New Year ‘
Through a targeted marketing approach the anticipation is that many of the existing loyal customers will attend as well as attracting a younger urban audience from London and from the surrounding Home Counties.
There will be thousands of exhibits for sale including a good selection of art deco and art nouveau and 20th Century contemporary art and design. Also on display will be: ceramics and glass, paintings and photography, furniture of all periods, silver and metal ware, jewellery and vintage textiles; sculptures and bronzes, carpets and tapestries; lighting, clocks, watches and barometers.
Exhibitors will be divided into two distinct sections, allowing dealers from across the trade to participate, taking either room-set style or smaller stand displays.
Exhibits will be vetted by a vetting committee to ensure all items for sale are authentic and correctly labelled.
If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, contact the organisers on +44 (0)20 7 384 8149.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
ANTIQUES FOR EVERYONE NEC BIRMINGHAM:
Established in 1986, Antiques for Everyone is the most successful art antiques and interiors fair outside of London, and displays the largest collection of quality, vetted art and antiques.
The NEC Fairs run three times a year, highlights over 230 specialist dealers and attracts over 12,000 visitors per fair including trade buyers, collectors, interior decorators and designers.
Mary Claire Boyd,
Clarion Events Ltd,
69-79 Fulham High Street
UK +44 (0)20 7384 8144