Design Centre News


More than 40 showrooms took part in ‘Legends’ – a celebration of creative collaboration that sees showroom windows and showcases transformed for London Design Week 2018, embodying the highest creative expression.

London Design Week 2018 Blog Award Winner

Edinburgh-based designer Mairi Helena’s coverage of London Design Week 2018 has won the show’s Blogger Award. Given to the blog post that sums up the show’s theme – the rise of individuality and creative expression -  Mairi’s insightful report picked up on trends such as bright pastels and nature-inspired prints, and enthused about the ‘Legends’ showroom windows (such as Colony, pictured) and about the power of collaboration.

Newsletter - February 2018

Over the Rainbow

The Rainbow Trust held a fundraising event in the Design Club with a special Q&A with Gail Taylor, creative and managing director of th2designs.

Unlocking the Digital World

From social media to video, newsletters to websites the luxury interiors’ digital landscape is ever changing. But how do we strategically and effectively navigate it? In an informative talk held in the Design Club, Justyna Sowa, CEO of Decorum Media, answered just that.

Newsletter - January 2018

Carpet Cool

Tim Page Carpets has refurbished and expanded its showroom to create a new, contemporary space.  On display is huge variety of carpet samples in different fibres, textures, colours and qualities. 

Mark Alexander at Romo New Collections

The interiors with real character are often those which have evolved over time. The new collections from Mark Alexander at Romo achieve a uniquely relaxed feel, combining a series of quality fabrics, beautifully produced from the finest natural materials.   

Ultra Violet - Leading the way on what is to come

'A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade', Pantone's colour of the year' 18-3838 Ultra Violet is siad to 'communicate originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future'.

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.