Focus/19 Design Event – Guest Pop-Ups
Augmenting the homegrown design talent at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, a raft of guest pop-ups will add another layer to the Focus/19 programme. From lighting, flooring and furniture makers to carpet and fabric designers, it will be the first time they have been able to exhibit at Focus/19. Discover the names confirmed to exhibit at this year’s design show below. More to come…
Alice Lily Interiors
Alice Lily Interiors was founded on 10 years’ experience working in the industry for two highly reputable brands.
After travelling the world, she gained a rich insight into a diverse range of projects from beach houses in LA to ranches in Texas, estates in Europe and luxury hotels in the Middle East. With products ranging from furniture, lighting and leather to rugs and textiles, Alice Lily Interiors excels in its offerings.
At Focus/19 Alice Lily Interiors will showcase new collection pieces including lighting from French designers Garnier & Linker, rugs from Los Angeles-based Lindström and furniture from The Invisible Collection’s latest collaborators, Humber & Poyet. Designs from Seemakrish and Clay McLaurin will also be on display, including the latter’s latest Outdoors collection.
Alternative Flooring proudly champions British design, craft and manufacturing and is renowned for its award-winning innovative carpets.
At Focus/19 they will launch the ‘Stair Art’ collection; a series of patterned runners by British designers that bring together traditional techniques with contemporary design. Taking part in this great British craft is Ella Doran, Margo Selby and Tom Kennedy of Divine Savages with archive carpet designs by Lucienne Day, one of Britain’s most influential and best loved 20th century designers.
Amy Somerville Ltd creates exquisite furniture, made-to-order upholstery and cabinetry. Its full range of luxury furniture is meticulously handcrafted in the UK and a perfect balance of precisionist lines and natural curves. The highest quality materials are used to create pieces that are unique and harmonious.
For Focus/19 Amy Somerville will be showcasing the new ‘Bartleby Credenza’ table,’ Rita’ chair and ‘Oxalis’ bench in a range of natural and opulent finishes.
Founded in 1978, Andrew Martin is renowned for its multi-layered, theatrical approach to design and highly original collections. Exploration is at the heart of the brand’s ethos, and founder Martin Waller has spent a lifetime combing the world’s wilder shores.
This inspires the pop-up showroom installation: One shipwrecked designer building a sanctuary in the jungle-covered temples of the lost city of Ozymandias.
Baroncelli is a well-travelled design studio creating original lighting and installations. Under the creative direction of Giovanni Corrado, each product is testament to the company’s design-led approach and Italian heritage.
Combining artisanship and new technologies, Baroncelli’s signature style is sophisticated and innovative and it is often found in some of the most prestigious interiors projects worldwide.
At Focus/19 they will be showcasing lighting from their Edit collection. The clean lines and powerful silhouette of the timeless ‘Saturno’ pendant will be joined by a cascading arrangement of ‘Mico’ ring pendants and a cluster of assorted ‘Flexus’ luminaires which can be adapted for use in any contemporary interior.
Barneby Gates was established in 2009 by Vanessa Barneby and Alice Gates – childhood friends, Edinburgh graduates, a Vogue interiors editor and a classically trained artist.
The Wiltshire-based wallpaper and fabric studio is internationally recognised for its diverse range of prints, combining traditional techniques and historical references with a fresh, contemporary twist.
Hand-drawn, designed, and proudly printed in England, their collection includes wallpapers, fabrics and a range of beautifully crafted cushions, with clients varying from rock stars to royalty.
At Focus/19 Vanessa and Alice will be launching two new wallpapers and a new fabric collection of six designs across 13 colourways, alongside their current designs.
Blithfield: The Kit Kemp Edit
Blithfield is a textile and wallpaper brand that was established in London over 20 years ago by Anne Dubbs and Elizabeth Downing. Known for its colourful prints and distinctive weaves, designs are drawn from Blithfield’s extensive archive, which includes the work of Peggy Angus.
Marking the launch of Blithfield’s Brookfield collection, Kit Kemp, co-owner and creative director of Firmdale Hotels, has created an inspired interior scheme, full of colour, pattern and texture, which will be on view at Focus/19.
Applying her distinctive design flair, Kit has used a selection of Blithfield’s striking new printed linens and weaves as well as the vibrant embroidery of Fine Cell Work, a pioneering charity with which Blithfield and Firmdale have a continuing collaboration.
Established in 1988, Christopher Farr has been at the spearhead of contemporary rug design for over 25 years. Together with his business partner Matthew Bourne, they were the catalyst that revolutionised contemporary rug design.
With backgrounds that are firmly rooted in antique Oriental carpets and textiles, Farr and Bourne share a passionate knowledge of contemporary art and design that informs the work that is produced to this day. The company also prides itself in using only the very best available yarn, dyes and weavers to produce the finest rugs and textiles.
At Focus/19 Christopher Farr and Christopher Farr Cloth, in collaboration with Turquoise Mountain, will shine a light on the craftsmanship of their handmade Afghan rugs and artisan textiles, bringing to life the design process, from workshop to showroom via a number of demonstrations.
The latest Cloth fabric launch and three unique Afghan embroidery commissions will also be on show.
With an eclectic collection of furniture, lighting, accessories and artwork, Ecco Trading’s contemporary pieces come in a range of finishes. It is known for beautiful furniture in plain and embossed leather, and for its cast bronze, from furniture and lighting down to details such as drawer-pulls.
For 25 years, Gaze Burvill has been creating handcrafted outdoor oak furniture and kitchens, renowned for their exceptional quality, beauty and comfort. Designed in the factory in Hampshire, each piece is made with European oak from sustainable sources: a core value that the company prides itself in.
For Focus/19 Gaze Burvill will feature the Levity collection by Katie Walker (a lighter range which explores the interplay of parts); a selection of pieces from Splash Lounge, Gaze Burvill’s modular sofa collection; and A la Carte, an outdoor kitchen range.
Designed in the UK and made using the finest quality long strand mulberry silk, Gingerlily’s ethos has always been to produce exceptional silk bed linen, silk filled bedding and accessories using only the best possible materials.
At Focus/19, Gingerlily will be presenting new additions to its signature collection of silk bed linen from plain colourways to jacquard woven designs. It will also be showcasing its redesigned range of pure silk filled bedding as well as a new decorative accessories.
Founded by Tim Gosling in 2005, Gosling has a reputation for designing exquisite interiors and furniture.
Whether it is a Georgian town house, a Venetian penthouse, a Florida residence or a superyacht, Gosling’s response to the architecture is a look that is both classic and contemporary. Every element is produced using the finest materials by highly skilled British craftsman.
At Focus/19 Gosling will be showcasing the diversity of its design work, from the carbon fibre marine collection, bespoke furniture and interior design to the recent collaborations with The Rug Company and Todhunter Earle.
GvE & Co
Founded by Georgina von Etzdorf and Jonathan Docherty, GvE & Co’s mission is to bring unusual colour combinations, distinctive design elements and sensuous textures into the heart of the home. Its collection includes furnishing fabrics, throws, cushions and floor pillows in cotton and silk velvet; and rugs in wool, mohair and silk.
At Focus/19 it will be showcasing the following print designs: ‘Conversation’, ‘Ranunculus’, ‘Aurora’ and ‘Dune’.
Every Jennifer Manners rug tells a story in beautiful detail, and is brought to life by artisans in India and Nepal who craft each piece entirely by hand. Join them for the launch of the Voyager collection, which draws on shapes, colours and textures discovered on Jennifer’s global travels.
Capturing the designer’s ethos – “I have waged a lifelong campaign against safe good taste, using vibrant colour wherever possible” – John Stefanidis’ fabrics and wallpapers are inspired by oriental textiles, art and archival documents.
New designs include ‘Hong Kong Netherton’, which references a chinoiserie design from the Brighton Pavilion’s archives.
LF Trading is a family-run business based in Belgium. Offering natural fabrics, timeless linens and beautiful colourways is the priority for Filip, Dorine and daughter Michèle. Working closely with traditional Belgian mills, their collections are consistently elegant and natural.
At Focus/19 LF Trading will showcase a range of new colours from their best selling ‘Douce’ range.
Family-run since its inception, Ligne Roset is synonymous with contemporary French design and craftsmanship. Creative and pioneering, its bold and beautiful furniture collections and decorative accessories are manufactured in-house in rural France.
At Focus/19, the brand will present the iconic ‘Prado’ settee, which adjusts freely with weighted cushions that can easily move from the sofa to the floor, designed by Christian Werner, and ‘Amédée’, a comfortable, chic and urban armchair, by Marie-Christine Dorner.
Little Greene is an independent British paint manufacturer, committed to the socially and environmentally responsible production of high quality paints and wallpapers.
Following the success of its current family of Intelligent Paints, a ground-breaking range of water-based finishes designed especially for busy people and lively homes, Little Greene will introduce three new finishes for Focus/19: ‘Intelligent Floor Paint’, ‘Intelligent Satinwood’ and ‘Intelligent ASP’.
Long-lasting, environmentally-friendly and completely washable, the paints will be available in all Little Greene shades.
Nico Villeneuve creates bespoke contemporary furniture for architects, interior designers and private clients. Combining clear designs with careful detailing, unique pieces are handmade to exemplary quality from personally selected materials.
At Focus/19 NICO is exhibiting a new dining table in bleached wenge with stainless steel feet as well as a console in Indian rosewood with ebony- inlaid edges.
Nina Campbell Pop-up
US brand oomph is bringing is distinctive design DNA – high-gloss furniture with a pop of colour – to the London launch of its outdoor collection.
A beautiful trellised space designed by British interior designer Nina Campbell will show planters, oversized trays, coffee tables and console tables as well as an outdoor backgammon table, in a palette of six shades.
Paint & Paper Library
Paint & Paper Library was founded over 20 years ago in London by Interior Designer David Oliver. Providing inspiration, colour expertise and design ideas for interior decorators, architects and specifiers worldwide, the company offers a distinguished palette of 180 unique colours.
Paint Library will introduce a sophisticated new collection for Focus/19; Monochrome presents six nuanced pairs of black and white shades, tonally formulated to be used together in chic, subtly harmonious relationships.
Passionate about decorative lighting, Pooky is used by leading designers the world over. Its characterful collections include pendants, chandeliers, floor and table lamps in antique brass, ceramic, glass, wood and resin, alongside shades in silk, linen and printed velvet, and mirrors.
Established British rug company Riviere and award winning designer and architect duo Anna Agapova and Oleg Klodt of O&A London announce an exciting new collaboration for Focus/19. Caledonia consists of five different designs: ‘Ocean’, ‘Heather’, ‘Sound of Fingal’s Cave’, ‘Shells’ and ‘Celtic’, each reflecting a deep and intimate sense of beauty that the two designers experienced on their first visit to Scotland.
All five designs are hand-knotted in Nepal using the finest high grade Tibetan wool and pure Chinese silk, and can be customized in any colour, size and shape. Using knowledge and experience passed down for generations, these rugs will stand out in any setting to be treasured for years to come.
Established in the 1980s by Sue Timney and Grahame Fowler, Timney Fowler is best known for its iconic black and white neo-classical designs that take inspiration from 18th century etchings.
At Focus/19 Timney Fowler launches a new collection demonstrating its timeless strength of strong graphic imagery. The power of this new Heraldic collection brings drama and wit to its idiosyncratic interiors style. Fabrics, wallpapers and accessories feature bold designs within a mix of cartouches and emblems inspired by the classical, medieval, renaissance and pop eras.
A curated collection of furniture from around the world, bringing together the best of bold, contemporary luxury, created with authentic materials and processes.
Discover brands such as Man of Parts, &Bespoke and Utility & Utopia, in a space presented as lounge, dining room and bedroom zones by interior designer Staffan Tollgård.