Focus/18 – Workshops

COLOUR & DESIGN WORKSHOPS

A series of workshops will highlight Focus/18’s key theme of colour, exploring how it informs our design aesthetic, both consciously and subconsciously.  

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MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
3pm
COLOUR WORKSHOP
JOURNEY OF COLOUR
Hosted by Vanity Fair
Porada

First Floor, South Dome
International artist Moritz Waldemeyer shares insights on the ‘Journey of Colour’ with Michelle Jana Chan, exploring the way we look at colour and discussing his immersive light installation that was commissioned specially for Focus/18. To secure your place click here

TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER
12pm & 3pm

COLOUR WORKSHOP
SOPHIE ROBINSON PRESENTS THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOURS USING SANDERSON PAINTS
Hosted by Country & Town House
Style Library
First Floor, South Dome
Self-confessed colour lover, Sophie Robinson, talks about the power of colour psychology and how this can be used to invigorate the design process, whilst introducing 50 new Sanderson paint colours which seamlessly blend enduring heritage with modern day family life.  To secure your place click here

WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
2.30pm
COLOUR WORKSHOP
HEALING POWER OF COLOUR
Lewis & Wood
First Floor, Design Centre East
Seven easy ways toboost your health, heal your home and enrich your life with colour. Author and energy healer Georgia Coleridge explores the dazzling rainbow spectrum, from rich, earthy reds to ethereal violet white, in this fun, experiential workshop.  To secure your place click here

WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
2pm

DESIGN WORKSHOP
KLC PRESENTS THE POWER OF COLOUR
Tai Ping 
Fourth Floor, Design Centre East
Learn how to be creative and strategic with colour with Julia Begbie, development director at KLC School of Design. Practise design alchemy and create visual drama by experimenting at the intersection point of colour theory, the principles of design, and the biology of the eye.

THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
12pm
SABINE GETTY PRESENTS THE WORLD OF COLOURFUL JEWELS
Hosted by Tatler
Julian Chichester

Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Tatler’s Market Editor, Olivia Bennett, in conversation with London-based fine jewellery designer Sabine Getty as they discuss the importance of colour in fashion and jewellery and how this influences interior design.  To secure your place click here

THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
2pm

DESIGN WORKSHOP
KLC PRESENTS STAGING YOUR PROPERTY FOR RENT OR SALE
Simpsons 
Ground Floor, Design Centre East
At this interactive session Adrienne Chinn, KLC tutor and author, will offer top tips to help you prepare and present your property in its best light to prospective renters or buyers.

THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
4.30pm
COLOUR WORKSHOP
A MIND-EXPANDING TOUR OF THE WORLD OF COLOUR
Tim Page Carpets
Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join colour expert Kassia St Clair to delve into the unusual stories behind some of the most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From Tyrian purple, and vermilion to Scheele’s green, every colour has a story, and in this session Kassia will share some of the most alluring and thought-provoking.  To secure your place click here

FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
12pm
COLOUR WORKSHOP
FEEL GREAT WITH CAWSTON PRESS
Christopher Peacock
First Floor, South Dome
Join Cawston Press and learn how colourful juices packed with natural ingredients are the way to refreshment and happiness. The advice remains that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so enjoy some delicious drinks in a rainbow of reds, oranges, yellows and purples that you can feel good about drinking. Get expert advice from Micah Carr-Hill, head of taste at Cawston Press, on how to make the perfect colourful cocktail, and have a sip or two. To secure your place click here

FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
2pm

DESIGN WORKSHOP
KLC PRESENTS CREATIVE INTERIOR STYLING
Baker
First Floor, South Dome
Your stylist’s guide to a vibrant interior: embrace visual shortcuts for ambience, how to harness decorative trends and tap into intuitive style, plus clever solutions for displaying collections and sourcing props and flowers – your personal route to effortless style. This session is led by Judith Wilson, author and KLC lecturer.

TREND REPORT TALKS

SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
2pm

TREND REPORT
DESIGN DIRECTIONS: SPOTLIGHT ON AW18 LAUNCHES
Flexform 
Ground Floor, South Dome
This season sees a rise in powerful, positive and exuberant palettes. How do design directions come about? What influences current design directions? Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s Becky Metcalfe for a round-up of Autumn/Winter 18’s most defining interior trends at Focus/18 and discover why it is not mere chance that brings them together.

TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER
4.30pm
TREND REPORT
DESIGN DIRECTIONS: SPOTLIGHT ON AW18 LAUNCHES
Summit Furniture
Third Floor, North Dome

This season sees a rise in powerful, positive and exuberant palettes. How do design directions come about? What influences current design directions? Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s Becky Metcalfe for a round-up of Autumn/Winter 18’s most defining interior trends at Focus/18 and discover why it is not mere chance that brings them together.

FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
3pm
TREND REPORT
DESIGN DIRECTIONS: SPOTLIGHT ON AW18 LAUNCHES
Arte 
Second Floor, Design Centre East
This season sees a rise in powerful, positive and exuberant palettes. How do design directions come about? What influences current design directions? Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s Becky Metcalfe for a round-up of Autumn/Winter 18’s most defining interior trends at Focus/18 and discover why it is not mere chance that brings them together.