Design Centre Stories

Month: September 2012

Right here, right now with Mark Anders & John Munford

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Right here, right now with Kate Burnett

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Right here, right now with Kit Kemp

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Right here, right now with Bethan Ryder

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Right here, right now with Elizabeth Hamilton & Peter Fasano

 

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Right here, right now with Massimo Brigandi

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Right here, right now with Jonathan Carter

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Right here, right now with Henrietta Spencer

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Right here, right now with Edward Davies & Jonathan Manser

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Right here, right now with Andrew Gilbert

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Design Date with Kelly Hoppen MBE

Kelly Hoppen MBE is a globally renowned designer and entrepreneur. She started her business at the age of just sixteen and today her interior design studio is celebrated for creating stunning interiors for both residential and commercial projects. An award-winning designer, she is also well-known as an entrepreneur, retailer, author, educator and innovator. In 2009, Kelly was awarded an MBE …

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Right here, right now with Lisa Fine & Liz Galbraith

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Right here, right now with Orla Kiely

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Right here, right now with Ragna Erwin

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Right here, right now with Kate Erwich

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Right here, right now with Yves Venot and Anna Pawlowski

 

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Right here, right now with Emilio Pimentel-Reid

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Keep it in the family

Cassaro takes much of its design inspiration from its Persian heritage. Fabrics in glorious textures and colourways from this third generation company are now available at Stark Fabric. Stark Fabric, First Floor, South Dome

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Most Inspiring Showroom award

Take a bow… the winner of Focus/12 Most Inspiring Showroom Award, as chosen by Rupert Thomas, editor of The World of Interiors is Lewis & Wood. Tim Page Carpets, Flexform and Sanderson & Zoffany are highly commended.

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Engineering feats

 The talents of Porta Romana’s metal-workers have been truly tested in the engineering of their new collection. Vortex, a double helix of steel, beaten and hammered with a variety of surface patterns, forms a stunning cylindrical hanging lamp. Porta Romana, Ground Floor, Centre Dome

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Right here, right now with Richard Chilcott

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Shine a light

For real wow factor, Vaughan’s dramatic ‘Lymington’ chandeliers take some beating. In up to eight tiers, columns of textured glass create a breathtaking waterfall effect, giving maximum visual impact to a room or staircase.  Vaughan, Ground Floor, South Dome (just outside)

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Right here, right now with Peter Mallia

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Right here, right now with Lucia van der Post

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Keeping traditions alive

Cogolin has embraced a new lease of life with the help of Tai Ping Carpets. Breathing new vitality into its authentic antique looms, colours and patterns have been reworked and updated to create hand woven rugs with a subtle Mediterranean touch. Tai Ping Carpets, Fourth Floor, Design Centre East

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Right here, right now with Karina Garrick

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Colour Confidence – saffron, chartreuse, damson and cobalt are our new colour crushes

‘Melena’ chair covered in ‘Portofino’ fabric (F2880) in lin and raphia and cushion in ‘Cesar’ fabric by Boussac. ‘Black & White’ tie-back and ‘Donna’ tie-back by Declercq, all at Pierre Frey. ‘Tapachula’ fabric in zest at Robert Allen. ‘BB1’ pendant at Original BTC. ‘Tancrede’ wall coverings in racine, jaune and cyclamen by Braquenie at Pierre Frey   Paint: ‘Wild Carrot’ (9-26Y), ‘Deep …

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Right here, right now with Christophe Häussler and Pascal Walter

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‘Best of the Best’ Focus/12 chosen by Livingetc

Upholstered Furniture, WINNER ‘Louis XV’ chair by Cerruti Baleri at Chaplins     Rug, WINNER Patchwork Rugs at Edelman Leather   Woven Fabric, WINNER ‘Honeycomb’ fabric by Jane Churchill at Colefax and Fowler   Patterned Wallpaper, WINNER ‘Feuillage’ by Hermès at Dedar   Geometric Wallpaper, WINNER ‘Hedvig’ from the Edward collection by Sandberg at Lizzo   Lighting, WINNER ‘Farringdon’ floor lamps at Vaughan   Paint, WINNER Zoffany Paints at Zoffany   Flooring, WINNER David Hicks carpet collection at Stark Carpet   Trimmings, WINNER ‘Arabella’ trimmings …

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Art works at Dedar

    Not to be missed is the textile based artistic collaboration between New York designer Stephen Burks and Dedar using trims from the company’s impressive inventory. Too delicious!   Dedar, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

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Work of art

Building on the best traditions of grand design, Sevinch Passementerie offers more than just trimmings by creating objets d’art. Fall in love with them at Watts1874. Watts1874, Third Floor, Centre Dome

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Retro queen reigns supreme

Harlequin has joined forces with global sensation Orla Kiely to create a new range of wallpapers incorporating her signature style. Expect a graphic approach and love for all things mid-century in this striking collection. Harlequin, Ground Floor, Centre Dome

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Right here, right now with Graham Harris

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Design Date with Anna Murray

Anna is an art director and founded Patternity with surface/textiles designer Grace Winteringham in 2010.  Since then their creative consultancy has received international recognition for its authoritative approach to pattern and has been employed for a number of clients including Nike and the BBC. Patternity was chosen by Wallpaper* magazine as one of its ‘20 best things on the internet’. Anna …

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Marbling effect – super cool and not just for the school playground

  ‘Luigina’ chair by Cerruti Baleri at Chaplins   Top row (from left): ‘Moiré’ (W110-12) and ‘Moiré’ (W110-01) both by Ulf Mortiz at Sahco bottom row (from left): T1841 in fern by Thibaut at Jacaranda Carpets, ‘Silver Rivets’ (5708) by Phillip Jeffries at Jason D’Souza   ‘Kasos’ decorative vessel (designed by Michael S Smith) by Kallista at Ann Sacks   ‘Larsa’ fabric by Alhambra at …

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True master

Ann Sacks has teamed up with LA-based industrial designer Daniel Ogassian. His use of concrete and colour in tile-making may be unconventional but his craftsmanship is that of a true master. Ann Sacks, First Floor, Centre Dome

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Playful palette

US interior designer Katie Ridder is known for her playful colour palette and eye for unusual decorative accents. Her fabrics are simply sublime, too. Confident, colourful and elegant, find them at Tissus D’Hélène. Tissus D’Hélène, Fourth Floor, Design Centre East

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Ooh, la la

Playfully reworked for the home, haute couture and interior design come together with a new collection by Jean Paul Gaultier at Lelievre. Expect signature motifs including bold tartans, a stylised dragon and even a reinterpreted fishnet stocking. Lelievre, First Floor, North & Centre Domes

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Right here, right now with Bunny Turner

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Sitting pretty

Poltrona Frau asked twelve of the world’s most talented designers to design an armchair that symbolised, not only the company’s centenary, but also projected it into the future. ‘Juliet’ was the winning piece by British design sensation Benjamin Hubert. Poltrona Frau, Second Floor, Centre Dome

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Right here, right now with Echo Mackenzie of Edelman Leather

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Design Date with Rosita Missoni

Rosita is one of Italy’s greatest designers and few have made such a mark on fashion and the home worldwide. With husband Ottavio she founded Missoni in the 1950s, starting with their distinctive coloured textiles and building up a world-class brand in fashion and interiors before handing it on to the next generation - sons Vittorio and Luca, and daughter …

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Home is where the art is – too good to keep in the studio, interiors are in an arty frame of mind

‘Painted Squares’ by Tapet-Café at Turnell & Gigon  ‘Topo’ in blush at Tufenkian Artisan Carpets    ‘Amoura’ (120154) at Harlequin

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McKinnon and Harris new arrival

Focus/12 sees the opening of a new arrival from the USA. McKinnon and Harris is renowned for bespoke outdoor furniture. The high performance aluminum pieces are engineered, designed and meticulously handcrafted in their workshop in Richmond, Virginia. Put them on your wish list! McKinnon and Harris, Second Floor, North Dome

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Arrive in style

A fleet of Range Rover vehicles Land Rover is the courtesy transport of choice for the style savvy. The shuttle service runs from Sloane Square to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and back again, with stops at selected showrooms in Chelsea. Find Land Rover’s fleet of cars at Design Centre’s main entrance, Ground Floor, North Dome

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Flower power

Look around at Focus/12 and you can’t fail to notice the jaw-dropping flowers. With a background in fashion and design, expect nothing less than imaginative flair and floral finesse from the hugely talented By Appointment Only Design, the show’s official florists.   www.byappointmentonlydesign.com

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Nursery tales

This season, under the watchful eye of design director Wendy Harrop, there’s fresh take on cultivated florals at the Tatler Restaurant. Design triumphs with a perfect perimeter of oversized blooms. Experience the unique surroundings of this super stylish nursery while sampling the new menu by Absolute Taste. Ground Floor, North Dome, it’s the ultimate in sophisticated, easy dining.

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Let’s get fizzy

Make sure you head up to the Third Floor, Centre Dome where you’ll find The Real Champagne Company’s pop-up bar. During the day, there are tasting sessions to introduce you to the wonders of quality artisan Champagnes from award-winning small producers. It’s the perfect place to have a glass of fizz, reflect on what you’ve seen and enjoy the view …

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You’re in for a treat

Make sure you visit the pop-up Sweetie Bar on the Third Floor, North Dome, after collecting your token at the main entrance. There’s a free bag of delights in store to relive your childhood memories and indulge. Sweetie Bar, Third Floor, North Dome

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Living legend launches fabrics

You know the name, now here come the fabrics. Interior design legend Nicky Haslam distils his vibrant life into a highly personal collection called ‘Random Harvest’. The seven designs in colours like new-mown green, haystack yellow and thatched roof taupe are the embodiment of his favourite hues and patterns. Available at Turnell & Gigon. Turnell & Gigon, Ground Floor, North Dome

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