In Quimper (Finistère), the 44th edition of the Antiques, Flea Market and Design fair returns from Friday November 11 to Sunday November 13, 2022. Ninety exhibitors will be gathered at the exhibition center.

It is one of the last fairs devoted to antiques, flea markets and design in Brittany, says Philippe Kergonna, its organizer: the fair quimpérois returns for a 44th edition, from Friday November 11 to Sunday November 13, 2022, at the exhibition center. And with the passing years, he offers himself a youth cure : “We see more and more people in their twenties coming, attracted by the economic side and the ecological aspect of the flea market”notes Philippe Kergonna.

Mirrors, dishes, furniture…

In terms of style too, the old furniture is modernized. “The furniture is less and less deep, less sculpted, less imposing, less high. They are also clearer, describes Sabrina Allain. Flea market and restaurateur based in Quimper, she is also responsible for the communication of the show. Industrial, vintage furniture, enamel plates… are all elements that have reflected this trend for several years.

On the exhibitor side, there will be around ninety this year. Three quarters are regulars and a quarter will be there for the first time. There will be, for example, restorers of old books, porcelain, earthenware. Other exhibitors will offer rugs, crockery, linen, antique jewellery, paintings… “One of the exhibitors specializes in gilding mirrors. It’s grand”adds Sabrina Allain.

photo in quimper (finistère), the 44th edition of the antiques, flea market, design fair takes place from November 11 to 13, 2022. © antiques, flea market, design fair in quimper

In Quimper (Finistère), the 44th edition of the Antiquités, brocante, design fair will take place from November 11 to 13, 2022. © salon Antiquités, brocante, design de Quimper

The organizers assure: “This show is an opportunity to create a unique, personalized interior at a lower cost. There will always be exceptional pieces, at higher prices, but there are also really affordable pieces”.

Collection of old pearls

If this show remains, for exhibitors, a high point in terms of sales, the ways of making themselves known are also changing: “Camille, our youngest exhibitor, is 24 years old. She is based in northern Finistère and her shop is only online, especially on Instagram. Armand, our dean, is 97 years old. And he will be there too.cites Philippe Kergonna as an example.

photo in quimper (finistère), the 44th edition of the antiques, flea market, design fair takes place from November 11 to 13, 2022. © antiques, flea market, design fair in quimper

In Quimper (Finistère), the 44th edition of the Antiquités, brocante, design fair will take place from November 11 to 13, 2022. © salon Antiquités, brocante, design de Quimper

Another novelty this year, on the artist exhibition side: the arrival of Joëlle Pellero, a jewelry designer who lives two thirds of the year in Senegal and the rest of the time in the south of France. She will present “an exceptional collection of old and rare pearls, handmade”emphasizes Philippe Kergonna.

Last year, the antiques, flea market and design fair in Quimper attracted 5,800 visitors (including 4,800 paying entries). He hopes for the same this year.

From Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November 2022, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Quimper exhibition center. Admission: €6; free for accompanied children under 16.

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