Artenax is the destination for finding unusual designs and art for your home or office space – unique, high end quality products, handmade wherever possible by British designers. With an emphasis on the use of colour, we source from all over the UK, to find the very best.
We pride ourselves in our expertise in colour, colour matching, and creating exciting spaces by dressing them with our luxury handmade rugs, woven throws, lamps, curved tables, and contemporary art.
Passionate about supporting our 200 or so artists and designers, and introducing their work to our clients, we are also developing our own collections produced from original paintings and illustrations.
We offer unique designs, nothing is mass produced. From investment pieces to unusual everyday items; we sell small contemporary occasional tables, textiles, rugs, throws, ceramics, kitchen accessories, and hand blown glassware, but we are especially known for our lamps.
In addition to our sculptural floor lamps, we supply lamp bases which are hand turned oak, walnut, or spalted beech by British artisans. Our large selection of unusual lampshades can be teamed with one of these, or supplied separately for your own lamp base, or as a pendant. Our range of shades are often original designs, exclusively hand painted, handmade with sun printed textiles, or digitally printed fabric. We offer a bespoke service in different sizes and colourways, and can personally advise you on how they might complement your interiors.
We also exhibit, sell, and source colourful contemporary art, from impressionist to abstract, as well as offering a framing service. Some of our artists have been professionally painting all their adult life, are members of prestigious organisations, and have established collectors who follow their work. Other artists might have started to sell their work recently, or have newly graduated. We are keen to support these budding artists and enjoy showcasing their work to our customers with keener budgets. We continually search for new, creative artists and designers, to ensure our stock is constantly refreshed, and to bring the latest designs, and trends in art to our clients.
Artenax was founded in 2014 by Nikki Greenleaf, BA French and Fine Art, and supported by a team of artists and designers, in our gallery and artisan interiors store, in Topsham, Exeter. We advise clients on colour combinations to complement their décor, select handmade items, and research unique artwork to enhance their interiors and enrich their lifestyle.