Promoting cultural fusion at the annual Saltaire Festival
Great historical significance and a profound arts culture have transformed Yorkshire’s Saltaire into a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Temple Trading represent a unique collection of Asian-inspired soft furnishings, inspiring innovative levels of interior design and bringing the art of the east, into the home.
It is the profound historical nature of the town that has inspired and determined events such as the annual Saltaire Festival. The West Yorkshire town, situated near to Bradford holds significant historical value. The town, which has been named after Sir Titus Salt, the man responsible for building a textile mill on the river Aire, has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Keeping the spirit of the great man himself alive, a sustainable local community has invigorated the arts and crafts industry while the town itself is the proud home to one of the largest collections of works by David Hockney.
Unique, heritage driven eastern arts inspire a profound spirit of creativity at the festival this year and one of this year’s key exhibitors promoting this touch have been Temple Trading. Artisans and skilled craftsmen from India have been continuing centuries-old traditions for creating ornaments and soft furnishings for the home. Taking interior design to new and innovative levels, creative traditions and workman-ship have been preserved, allowing vintage style décor to synchronize perfectly within any modern environment.
The delightful opulence and mysticism of the east is best illustrated by Temple Trading in their presentation of heritage, hand-painted Chinoiserie furniture and accessories – an art-form originating from the 17th century. A philosophy inspired by cultural fusion, Temple Trading represents a unique collection of inspirational interiors that span both centuries and continents.
Home to arts and crafts, the Saltaire Festival has been a grand setting in which to experience an appreciation for the spirit of historically and culturally inspired art. Having paid a visually brilliant homage to history, art and culture, Temple Trading demonstrated an effortless fusion with Saltaire’s magnificent architecture. The company itself has been specializing in exquisite quality home furnishings inspired by eastern culture and will continue to exhibit at the Saltaire Festival until 16th September. For further details, please visit www.templetrading.co.uk and www.saltairefestival.co.uk
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