Design Centre Stories

Month: March 2013

Right Here, Right Now with Suzanne Imre

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Paris Lights

More like sculptures or exquisite pieces of jewellery, the new lighting collection from Charles Lighting reveals the brand’s Parisian roots. See these French beauties for yourself at Rubelli/Donghia. Rubelli/Donghia, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

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Right Here, Right Now with Mariella Tandy

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Perfect Pop

Bring a little joy to your life with Jonathan Adler. Nothing short of fabulous, don’t miss the upbeat and colourful fabrics and zingy trims from New York’s prince of chic in the Kravet showroom. Kravet, Ground Floor, North Dome

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Palm Springs

With hot hues, vibrant pattern and happy mood, this year's upbeat look is all about modern-retro Palm Springs-style. Blend colours, clash colours, but above all – embrace colour. Why I love…Palm Springs 'Colour is not only a fantastic way to express your personality at home but I think it has the power to alter your mood – from calming and comforting …

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Right Here, Right Now with Adam Hunter

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Right Here, Right Now with Noemi Blager

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Lodden House and Garden Likes

House & Garden likes…

House & Garden magazine selected their favourite products from London Design Week 2013. The winners are: 'Lodden' carpet at Tim Page Carpets 'Millau Vase' lamp (CC07/TU) at Vaughan 'Dix Neuf Cent Vingt' fabric at Pierre Frey 'Palladio' border at Samuel & Sons Passementerie 'About Flowers' fabric at Dedar 'Style Moderne' collection at Samuel Heath Mesh sofa with copper finish and mesh sofa with zinc finish by Bowles …

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Right Here, Right Now with Eleanora Cunietti

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Right Here, Right Now with Tim Gosling

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Right Here, Right Now with Marianne Cotterill

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Sparkle, the English Way

Make sure you visit the Third Floor, North Dome where you'll find Nyetimber's pop-up bar. For over 20 years, its aim has been to make English sparkling wine to rival the best in the world. Take your token and enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz from this award-winning producer, whose delightful vineyards are in the South Downs in Sussex. Third Floor, …

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Right Here, Right Now with Julia Begbie

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Right Here, Right Now with Will & Anne Massie

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Right Here, Right Now with Suzanne Trocmé

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Zen Calm

For over 25 years, David Seyfried Ltd has been the first stop for high-quality upholstered furniture. The established showroom has a new display of textured wallcoverings from Biden Designs. Mainly from Kyoto, they have been designed by artisans who remain loyal to traditional Japanese techniques, passed down the generations. David Seyfried Ltd., First Floor, Centre Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Emilio Pimentel-Reid

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The Future’s Bright

If you thought Wool Classics was just about neutral floor coverings, think again. They have now added brights such as turquoise, coral and hot pink to the Quantum collection colour palette. For more than a decade, the company has adhered to a simple philosophy – to provide the very highest quality product and service for every project undertaken. Wool Classics, Second …

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Right Here, Right Now with Peter Bonney

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F - Mix n Match

Mix and Match

There’s always a twist in a design tale. New tiles by Patricia Urquiola and Alena Agafonova create the appearance of an artisanal patchwork. Surprisingly, they are made from super-modern hydraulic cement and stone. See them at R.I.M Tile Boutique. R.I.M. Tile Boutique, Third Floor, Centre Dome

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Friday - The Art Of Great Style

The Art of Great Style

Sound the fabulous klaxon. Hollywood’s hottest interior designer Kelly Wearstler has designed a collection for Lee Jofa, and it’s all about modern glamour. Fabrics feature an alluring combination of bold textures, graphic pattern and unusual colours, reflecting her signature eclectic style. Lee Jofa, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

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Right Here, Right Now with Nicky Haslam

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Right Here, Right Now with Christian Lee

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Right Here, Right Now with Sandro Roscioli

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Right Here, Right Now with Paulo Moschino

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Right Here, Right Now with Dr. Jerzy Kierkuc-Bielinski

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T - Surreal Is Real

Surreal is Real

The Fornasetti II collection at Cole & Son is a celebration of the surrealist maestro’s genius. These trompe-l'œil wallpapers, borders, friezes and digital panels are whimsical, iconic and highly covetable. Cole & Son, Ground Floor, Centre Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Nina Campbell

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T- Macro Not Micro

Macro, Not Micro

For real wow factor, the Texam macro wallcoverings at Brian Yates are hard to beat. Bold and beautiful oversized designs add drama and verve, making even small spaces sing while obscuring confining boundaries. Brian Yates, Ground Floor, South Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Charlie Bowles

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Right Here, Right Now with Charlotte Sinclair & Bronwyn Cosgrave

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In The Pink

Fashion doyenne Diana Vreeland famously said, ‘I adore pink’, so she would have loved the pop-up Tatler Restaurant. The new scheme, by design director Wendy Harrop, has ‘Kazan’ cushions in rose indien by Manuel Canovas at Colefax and Fowler and ‘Indus Meru’ walls in rose by Pierre Frey. Experience the ultimate in sophisticated, easy dining with a new menu by …

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Infinite Variety

For hand-picked 18th and 19th century British and European furniture and objets d’art, head to new arrival HRW Antiques. This boutique atelier brings real expertise and yet more design diversity to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. HRW Antiques, First Floor, Design Centre East

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New & Now

If ever there was a place to inspire, it’s the third floor where a giant New & Now pinboard has been specially created for the show. Stop here to see the season’s key design directions imagined by some of the most creative talents in the industry. With of-the-moment patterns, colours and textures, it guarantees to keep you one step ahead. Third …

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T - Keep it In The Family

Keep it in the Family

Father and son duo Peter and Charlie Bowles have always set the pace for a stripped-back aesthetic. This season, they have come up with a new furniture collection inspired by the vintage wire mesh lockers found at their Birmingham metalworks. It’s totally cool and thoroughly British. Available at Original BTC. Original BTC, Second Floor, Centre Dome

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Thursday - Weave Magic

Weave Magic

High tech meets haute couture at Création Baumann, the new arrival from Switzerland. The brand blends sophisticated weaving techniques and functionality to create window systems that precisely control the intensity of light entering a room. Its smart, yet beautiful panels can also include acoustic and ergonomic properties. Création Baumann, First Floor, Design Centre East

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W - Stitch Sew Good

Stitch Sew Good

In a dynamic collaboration, Beacon Hill has partnered with Ankasa to create the Iconic embroidery and jacquards collection. Artisan techniques add a unique dimension to the textile surface. A must-see is the Sedona Ikat, an embroidery on a heavy linen base with an Arri stitch, traditionally found in India’s northwest. Beacon Hill, Ground Floor, South Dome

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New Exotic

The Orient is a powerful force in design right now. Patterns are being updated in vibrant shades, stylized or magnified. Furniture is chic and pared-back – a minimal partner for jewel-coloured fabrics. Why I love…New Exotic 'For me what make this trend so special is colour - vivid tones of amethyst, anis green, turquoise, lime green, orange and pink. Colours are life …

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Right Here, Right Now with Patrick Frey

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Classic, Yet Novel

For 70 years. Knoll has been recognised internationally for creating furnishings that inspire, evolve and endure. In the 1960s, Warren Platner transformed steel wire into a sculptural furniture collection. This design icon of the modern era still looks good, see it for yourself in the Dome Café. Find Knoll fabric and furniture in Studiotex’s relocated South Dome showroom. Studiotex, Second Floor, …

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Treasures from the East

Only a few steps from the Design Centre is Design Centre East. A cornucopia of inspiration, it’s brimming with exceptional fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, hardware, lighting and antiques from top international names. Discover it all for yourself by taking part in the Design Centre East Treasure Trail which has been specially devised for the show. There is a chance to …

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Uptown Girl

Celerie Kemble’s feminine, yet modern grasscloth wall coverings for Schumacher would feel equally at home in a downtown loft or upscale Manhattan mansion. We’d expect nothing less from this chic US interior decorator. Available at Turnell & Gigon. Turnell & Gigon, Ground Floor, North Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Camilla Fischbacher

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Right Here, Right Now with Shauna Dennison

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Design Date with Michael Anastassiades

Michael Anastassiades studied industrial design and engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. The Cypriot-born designer's lighting, mirrors and tabletop objects reside between industrial design, sculpture and decorative art. They are featured in the permanent collections of MoMa and the V&A Museum, as well as world-renowned galleries and arts organisations. Since collaborating with architectural firm Studio …

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Right Here, Right Now with Emily Mould

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Right Here, Right Now with Jane Pettigrew

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Right Here, Right Now with Charlotte Abrahams

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Stitch In Time

Modern abstracts or intricate florals, embroidery is adding a new dimension. Texture is a smart, elegant way of creating interest – so build it up. Why I love…Stitch in Time 'Embroidery and stitching on fabric is about adding personality to a surface. It brings fabric to life in a way that print cannot. It gives it story and depth’ Elisabeth Roulleau, haute couture embroiderer www.elisabethroulleau.com Clockwise from …

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Right Here, Right Now with Tricia Guild

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