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Bada Fair 2018: Here is the summary

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One to put in the diary! STEVENS FURNITURE RESTORATION will be visiting Bada which starts from 14th -20th March 2018. The Bada (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) exhibition is held in London. An event annually visited by Stevens Furniture Restoration. This Fair is important for furniture enthusiasts and professionals involved in the trade and is particularly popular with those who appreciate the value of fine antique furniture and want to be kept up-to-date on what trends are emerging at the top end of the antique furniture world and also helps furniture restorers like ourselves. Stevens Furniture Restoration keep a keen look-out for events in the sector so that we can inform our client base and meet with other furniture restoration/dealer professionals.


The twentieth edition of the Bada Fair – Fine Art, Design & Antiques was held in the pavilions of Duke of York Square in London, from 14 to 20 March 2018. Stevens Furniture Restoration announces this traditional antiques event not to be missed, promoted by the British Antique Dealers’ Association. An interesting appointment involving around 100 “professionals in the sector” i.e. experts in antique furniture restoration and furniture repair. Those taking part stand out for their internationally recognised experience, professionalism and expertise.
The event includes other collateral attractions for antiques enthusiasts, such as the silver, ceramics and bronze exhibition from the Schrodere collection and the exhibition of military medals and decorations from the collections of Lord Ashcroft. Jonathan Cooper returned to the Bada Fair 2018 with a collective exhibition of exceptional British and international artists, including an exhibition of bronze sculptures by Tanya Brett.


For more than 20 years the Bada Fair in London has been recognised as the major springtime event in the sector of antique furniture and furniture restoration. But Bada is also an important moment dedicated to the fine arts, design, exhibitions of rare objects and, naturally, a chance for the 100 participants selected from the most prestigious British antique dealers and furniture restorers to show off their wares. The quality and authenticity of each article on sale at the fair was carefully monitored by the control Committee in order to maintain the high standards of the Association.
Collectors, furniture and interior design enthusiasts and furniture repair professionals meet every year at the Bada Fair to keep up-to-date about what’s new internationally and to enjoy so many unique opportunities to purchase exceptional items of traditional and modern art.


Below is the complete calendar of the Bada Fair 2018 in London, so that you can get some ideas from this to attend next year and to select the events you want to follow. Please consult the official web site of the event for further updated information

  • Wednesday 14 March 2018open from 11.00 to 20.00
  • Thursday 15 March 2018 open from 11.00 to 20.00
  • Friday 16 March 2018 open from 11.00 to 20.00
  • Saturday 17 March 2018 open from 11.00 to 18.00
  • Sunday 18 March 2018 open from 11.00 to 18.00
  • Monday 19 March 2018 open from 11.00 to 20.00
  • Tuesday 20 March 2018 open from 11.00 to 18.00

In 2019, the Bada Fair will be held from 20 to 26 March, again in the pavilions of Duke of York Square.


One of the most important aims of the association which organises this event is to preserve the best antiques for future generations, so that a culture of the art of furniture restoration of antiques is not lost. For this reason the Bada’s Cultural and Educational Trust promotes restoration courses at the London West Dean College, also supported by the Bada Friends. This organisation every year proposes numerous courses, masterclasses and private visits to collections of object and furniture usually closed to the public. Also, the Bada Friends benefit from free entrance to the main antique fairs in England.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Lapada Art & Antique Fair - Stevens Furniture Restoration
From 14 to19 September Lapada Art and Antiques Fair London returns



Lapada Art & Antique Fair - Stevens Furniture Restoration

Lapada Art & Antique Fair – Stevens Furniture Restoration

The International Lapada Art and Antiques Fair London is one of the major events in the English capital in terms of works of art, crafts, antiques and antique furniture restoration. This year the Lapada Art and Antiques Fair London will be held from 14 to19th September 2018 at the International Exhibition Centre, The Brewery, London.
Stevens Furniture Restoration will be attending this event. If you are passionate about works of art and antique furniture or intrigued in the art of antique furniture restoration /furniture repair here is a fair which will inspire. With high end items of antique furniture and objet d’art. As always we at Stevens Furniture Restoration keep you up-to-date about the main events in this industries calendar, keeping yourselves informed about upcoming events, even if you are a furniture and design professional, meeting with other furniture repair professionals.

Opening days and times of Lapada Antique Fair London 2018
A calendar follows of the exhibition, which will be divided into 7 days, so that you can organize yourselves. Please note that changes may be made to the days and times.

  • Thursday 13th September from 15.00 to 20.30
  • Friday 14th September from 11.00 to 20.00
  • Saturday 15th September from 11:00 to 19.00
  • Sunday 16th September from 11:00 to 19.00
  • Monday 17th September from 11:00 to 17.30
  • Tuesday 18th September from 11:00 to 20.00
  • Wednesday 19th September from 11:00 to 19.00


The event known as the Lapada Art and Antiques Fair was launched in 2009 and since then it has developed from year to year becoming a world famous event hosting 100 exhibitors of various provenance covering the whole art and antiques sector:

  • exhibitors of rare and antique jewellery;
  • exhibitors of antique furniture and furniture restorers;
  • carpet vendors;
  • exhibitors of rare tapestries;
  • vendors of watches, ceramics and silverware;
  • exhibitors of works of art.

The sale of reproductions of famous works of art is not allowed. A specialized committee assigned to checks, composed of 70 people including restorers of furniture and objects and specialists from auction houses esteemed for their expertise and integrity, guarantee the authenticity of the products and preselect them. Only members of Lapada can exhibit their own works and products on sale, after having accepted the Association’s code of conduct. The articles on sale at the Lapada Art and Antiques Fair have prices ranging from 500 to 500,000 pounds. This fair is not only an interesting opportunity for lovers of antiques and furniture restoration but in general attracts many curious people, even if they are not experts in the sector, as one of the most important social events in the English capital.


The main aim of the association and the fair has always been to support the art and antiques trade and this is why we at Stevens Furniture Restoration think it is particularly important to tell you about it. The symbol of the association and art and antiques dealers Lapada is a golden chandelier. This association was founded in 1974 and since then it has made a name for itself as the largest association in the sector in the United Kingdom, with more than 550 British and foreign members, including vendors of jewellery, silver, works of art, furniture restorers and antique furniture repair experts. When the symbol of the chandelier is displayed in a window or in a fair it is the sign recognizing that the dealer belongs to the group and of the relevant quality of the products on sale. Lapada is also mindful of the protection of purchasers and the public at fairs and this is why it has introduced a Code of conduct which all members must accept: the association was the first in the sector to do this.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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