Art & Interiors

In conceiving this exhibition, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has anticipated a shifting landscape in which the art and design worlds are now profoundly inter-connected. With the globalisation of the art scene and the proliferation of art fairs and biennales, collectors of design are becoming art collectors too.

Designers are working with an increasingly sophisticated client base who appreciate that art is central to a dynamic interior, providing context and meaning that underpin decor and the paraphemalia of daily life. Many leading designers surround themselves with art, drawing inspiration from the pieces they live with and artworks they have seen around the world. Some have relationships with dealers and galleries, placing art in the interiors and gardens they design. Others are coming to the art world new, as their clients' tastes develop. One thing is for sure: the days of filling our homes with fabulous furniture and cutting-edge design, but leaving the walls bare, are over. 

With this in mind, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour showrooms were asked to nominate artworks for visitors to enjoy in two specially commissioned spaces.


‘Bali Oggetti’ bowl, [Mouth blown Murano glass], Tulczinsky. For more information please visit Chaplins, Second Floor, South Dome


‘The Crunch’, 2016, Jasper Galloway. For more information, please visit Nina Campbell, Ground Floor, Design Centre East


 ‘Angels of Grace’, 2016, [Pastel & charcoal], George Khachfe. For more information, please visit Poliform, Ground Floor, South Dome


‘Fire and Ice’ from the Impressions Collection. For more information, please visit Tim Page, Ground Floor, North Dome


‘Harcourt-Amphora’ Vase, Jean-Marc Gady for Baccarat. For more information, please visit Evitavonni, Second Floor, South Dome




Fabric in frame: 'Zebre de Burchell' (M144-0-03), Misia at Colony, Second Floor, Centre Dome


Fabric in frame: 'Elktra' (ED85267), Threads at GP J Baker, Ground Floor, Design Centre East