Design Centre News

The Art Of Handmade Carpet

Did you know that each roll of Jacaranda Carpets' handmade rugs passes through at least 130 skilled hands, across 208 hours, and over approximately 26 days?

Live & Learn

Exchanging ideas and learning from experts is crucial to a thriving design industry. It is a way for professionals to maintain and update their knowledge, as well as gain greater understanding of specialist areas and best practice.

Newsletter - May 2018

Happy Birthday To...

Showrooms renowned for their innovative design and outstanding quality are marking important milestones. 

Newsletter - April 2018

And the award goes to...

ELLE Decoration scoured the showrooms at London Design Week 2018 to track down the recipients of its ‘Best in Show’ awards. Spread across 12 categories – from kitchens, bathrooms and hardware to fabrics, flooring and paint – they showcase the diversity available at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour as well as recognising the highest creativity, innovation and artistry in interiors.

Potterton Books

Is there a better way to spend time than in a specialist bookshop? Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is now home to Potterton Books, the renowned independent booksellers whose literary niche is inspirational books on architecture, interior design, landscape, gardens and period decoration. 

Dominique Kieffer: The Crossover of Fashion, Design and Art

For 2018, Rubelli Venezia has added 21 new fabrics to its collection, inspired by works of art, artefacts, high fashion and the old-school glamour of classic movies.

Evoke at Davidson

This carefully curated, brand new range of contemporary designs features sleek curves and innovative new finishes, for a softer look that is easier to live with.

The Delcourt Collection

The new Delcourt Collection reveals a selection of interacting pieces designed by Forest & Giaconia, Samuel Accoceberry and Bruce Cecere, Charles Kalpakian, Vincent Dupont-Rougier and Christophe Delcourt.

Hotel Chic

From its showroom in Design Centre East, Decca (Bolier) works closely with leading hospitality designers. To mark the launch of its latest exhibition, ‘Hotel Decca’, it hosted an evening of cocktails and conversation.

Newsletter - March 2018

From Catwalk to Couch

With boundaries between fashion and interiors increasingly blurring, it seemed only natural for Rubelli/Donghia to host a soirée with fashion designer Louise Kennedy. 

Legends

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.