Design Centre News

Newsletter - December 2017

25 Glorious Years

No-one does hand-made cabinetry like Christopher Peacock, and its longevity – 25 years in the design business – is a tribute to its success.

Newsletter - November 2017

Design Authority

It is widely acknowledged that the benefits of an MBA education are networking and knowledge. In recognition of this, UK-based alumni from Harvard Business School gathered at a special evening to get real insights into the world of design.

Cafe Chic

You may have noticed a few changes in the Design Café. Under the watchful eye of stylist supremo Arabella McNie, it is a triumph in relaxed chic in a soft palette of pink, olive and smoky grey. 

Newsletter - October 2017

It’s Good To Talk

The exchange of views is paramount to a dynamic design industry as demonstrated at a recent event at de Le Cuona.

Marc de Berny Workshops

Designers are the most articulate advocates of what makes great interiors, and Marc de Berny is hosting a series of exclusive workshops to tap into their expertise.

Culture, Craftsmanship & Curiosity

Walpole's annual celebration of Creative Directors and CEOs, Brands of Tomorrow and Crafted alumni, joined speaker Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, for an evening of fine dining at Design Centre, Chelsea harbour. 

Newsletter - September 2017

Beyond Books

Don’t miss a new pop-up salon in the Bookshop, masterminded by Miles de Lange. 

World of Interiors Awards 2017

Boussac’s new Cartoon collection from Pierre Frey was the winner of The World of Interiors‘ Award at Focus/17.

In the mood for Missoni

The instantly recognisable textiles of Italian brand Missoni have been translated into vinyl wallcoverings, newly available at Brian Yates. Alongside the famous Missoni zig-zags, the collection includes a subtle mini chevron and plenty of florals, including ‘Anemones’ (pictured, top); some cleverly mimic an embroidered finish. 

Looking to the Future

Supporting next-generation designers is important. Designers, recruiters and alumni headed to the private view of the KLC School of Design 2017 Graduate Exhibition.

Industry Insights

A commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) ensures design professionals maintain their knowledge and skills and keep up to date with the latest developments in a rapidly changing industry. 

Newsletter - August 2017

Inspire Creative Living

Style Library is now the official home for six renowned British brands: Zoffany, Harlequin, Sanderson, Morris & Co., Scion and Anthology.

Design Space

To meet the growing demand from the global design community, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is expanding. While the works take place Altfield, McKinnon & Harris, Wired Custom Lighting and Jim Thompson are putting down roots in Design Space.

Newsletter - July 2017

Robert Marinelli launches new collection at Marc de Berny

Marc de Berny hosted a reception for guests to meet US designer Robert Marinelli and see at close hand his eponymous furniture line.

Creative Women in Business

Bernie de Le Cuona invited a panel of highly creative speakers to her eponymous showroom to share secrets of their business success.

Newsletter - June 2017

The Magic of Terzani Lighting at Passerini

Designers and style-seekers gathered together at Passerini's showroom to preview Terzani's latest lighting collection. Since its founding in Florence, Terzani has worked to meld traditional Italian craftsmanship with modern technology creating designs that are truly unique and spectacular.

Celebrating the Lewis & Wood Wide Width Wallpaper student competition

Next generation designers discussed their entries for the Lewis & Wood Wide Width Wallpaper Competition with Creative Director Magdalen Jebb and Managing Director Stephen Lewis at a drinks and canapes reception. 

Newsletter - May 2017

Focus/17 Press Preview & Editors’ Supper

In an increasingly fast-paced world, designs that speak to the senses bring an emotional connection, helping to create inviting interiors that are visually pleasing, yet at the same time comforting, relaxing and energising. In recognition, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour invited key media to explore the new season’s products at the Focus/17 press preview. 

The Art of Subtraction

The ethereal brushstrokes of Rubelli Venezia’s ‘Mrs Robinson’ cotton velvet are the result of a complex printing method, typical of the Italian textile company’s innovative approach.

Newsletter - April 2017

Lewis & Wood - Past, Present, Future

With a reputation for developing patterns with interesting visual narratives, Lewis & Wood has given a new lease of life to some hand-painted patterns by Huguenot silk weavers which they unearthed in the Victoria & Albert Museum archives. 

Artefacts of Design

A growing consensus towards the creation of ‘democratic museums’ that involve audiences is an emerging trend in curation. Visitors heading to Design Centre East may have noticed the Design Lab, a new hub of exploration inspired by an interactive museum. The specially commissioned space showcases products, usually found in an interior scheme, displayed in an original way as artefacts. 

Integrating Technology with Residential Design

In association with the BIID, Crestron hosted it's first CPD course developed exclusively for the interior design community to understand how to seamlessly integrate residential technology into their projects

Newsletter - March 2017

Gallotti & Radice - New Showroom

From its inception, Gallotti&Radice has been an advocate of artisanal processes and expertise working with glass. 

Design In Progress Gallery

Visitors to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour can make a deeper connection to the latest collections at this exhibition telling the design and manufacturing stories behind the season’s most engaging products.

Newsletter - February 2017

Romo - Mark Alexander becomes Brand Ambassador for Linen

British interior fabric brand Mark Alexander joins the exclusive club of Ambassadors of Masters of Linen. “I love linen’s characteristics. It’s my fabric of choice in every aspect of what I do,” says Mark Butcher, head designer at Mark Alexander.