Design Centre Stories

Month: September 2013

Right Here, Right Now with Mariella Tandy of Tatler

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Right Here, Right Now with Gaby Deeming, Decoration Editor of House & Garden

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Design Date – Mary Fox Linton

Mary established Fox Linton Associates in the early 1970s to work solely on interior architectural projects, having undertaken large private residences both in the UK and abroad in partnership with David Hicks, followed by department stores and the restoration of historical houses. In the 1990s, in collaboration with hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray, Mary created the award-winning design of One Aldwych …

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Right Here, Right Now with Charlotte Abrahams

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Coffee High

To keep your energy levels up head straight for the Nespresso bar for a coffee fix. High-tech machinery will conjure up the perfect espresso. Fully revived you can return to the show with renewed brio. Third Floor, Centre Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Michelle Ogundehin, Editor-in-Chief, Elle Decoration

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Love It, Pin It

A giant New & Now pinboard has been specially created for the show. Peruse it thoroughly for the hottest patterns, colours and textures. It absolutely guarantees to keep you one step ahead. Third Floor, North Dome Follow on Pinterest for updates on the latest collections – designcentrech

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Go Wild

Hides and skins have a modern, witty appeal this year. Go wild for a leopard spot wallpaper by Stroheim, a new addition to Alton-Brooke. Or take a safari to see the ‘Zebras on Parade’ at Stark Fabric. Stark Fabric, Third Floor, South Dome Alton-Brooke, Second Floor, South Dome

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Reach Out and Touch

Be amazed by Lucy Strachan’s design installations on display for the first time at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour during Focus/13. The towering ‘Godrod’ and ‘Spinning Tops’ sculptures have a natural integrity and present new ways of looking at the world around us. Ground Floor, The Walkway

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Indian Summer

Indian-style patterns continue their reign of the fabrics world, as they have done for centuries. The warmth of the colours and intricacy of the patterns makes them timeless and forever evocative. Mix up styles, scales and colours for a truly exotic look. ‘Chutney’ fabric (CHB409-4) by Hill Brown at Turnell & Gigon ‘Moghol’ fabric (10467_50) at Nobilis ‘San’ rug at Stark Carpet ‘Cachemire’ fabric …

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Uptown Guy

Manhattan interior designer Christopher Maya has created his first-ever line of fabrics for Holland & Sherry. The collection features a handsome array of woven linens whose understated elegance is right at home within the portfolio. Available at Lelievre. Lelievre, First Floor, Centre Dome

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Charm Trail

Internationally renowned jeweller Theo Fennell was commissioned to design a solid silver charm bracelet to celebrate design diversity at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Take part in the Charm Trail visiting showrooms in Design Centre East during Focus/13 for a chance to win this limited edition piece. At participating Design Centre East showrooms

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Most Inspiring Showroom Award

Applause please… the winner of Focus/13 Most Inspiring Showroom Award, as chosen by Rupert Thomas, editor of The World of Interiors is Turnell & Gigon. Dedar, McKinnon and Harris and Nicholas Haslam are highly commended.

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Right Here, Right Now with Kally Ellis of McQueens

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All Over Tanneries

New arrival Whistler Leather has high grade leathers in a huge variety of hues and textures on display in their showroom. Custom colour matching? No problem. Over the last decade it has nurtured relationships with some of Europe’s elite tanneries to offer even greater choice. Whistler Leather, Second Floor, South Dome

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Design Bar

If ever there was a place to chill out in then the Design Bar is high on the list. Specially commissioned for the show, it is the perfect place to relax with friends and colleagues. The strking ‘room’ links the main domes and Design Centre East with cosy seating areas to have a chat and a well-deserved drink. New designs from GP&J Baker …

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Right Here, Right Now with Andrew Hills of Porta Romana

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The Grey Scale

Classic greys, from charcoals to silvers, are still the chic neutrals of choice. Grey is a colour that can carry any accent shade and this season pink is under the spotlight. Mix grey patterns and textures, then add a hit of rose for a pretty finish. ‘Zeus’ fabric by Pollack at Altfield ‘Bouquet’ cushion at Sahco ‘Keros’ wallpaper (213046) at Sanderson ‘Ro’ chair …

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Seeing Spots

A trend straight off the catwalk is polka dots. You can go dotty over them, too, at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. ‘Biglie’ by C & C Milano can be seen throughout the domes interspersed with zesty tones from Edelman Leather. C & C Milano, First Floor, Design Centre East Edelman Leather, Second Floor, Centre Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Vicente Conejos of Lladro

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Right Here, Right Now with Emilio Pimentel-Reid and the ‘Editor’s Eye’ tour

 

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House & Garden Likes…

‘Samarkand’ fabric in dusty rose, Brunschwig & Fils at GP&J Baker 'Visir' fabric Ardecora at Zimmer + Rohde 'Traces de Aubusson', CC Tapis Rug at Poliform ‘XXV’ 25th anniversary lamp at Porta Romana 'Safi' fabric in zest at Romo ‘Lumiere’ glass beaded fringe (979-56413-05)  in titanium blue at Samuel & Sons Passementerie 'Mirella' fabric at Colefax and Fowler Clanville lamp TC0059 at Vaughan ‘Brodie’ fabric by Nina Campbell …

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Great Minds

Furniture by Dom Edizioni is based on a simple philosophy: purity of lines, precious details and originality of content. Now the über-cool Italian brand is available at Interior Supply. Interior Supply, Second Floor, Centre Dome

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Floor to Heaven

Check out CC-Tapis rugs, new to Poliform. Designed in Milan, Italy’s capital of cool, and hand-knotted in Nepal, they are at once timeless and modern. There so many possibilities now to be carpet-creative with a choice of 1,200 colours and materials such as wool, silk and hemp. Poliform, Ground Floor, South Dome

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Design Date – Alidad

Award-winning designer Alidad is internationally acclaimed for his spectacular interiors that create the perfect harmony between colour, opulent textiles, style and comfort. Ahead of his ‘Conversations in Design’ evening at Focus/13, we spoke to him about the romance of textiles, history and being his own worst client. An Audience with Alidad, Space, Third Floor, South Dome, 24 September, 6.30pm-8.30pm; Tickets: £15 How …

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Right Here, Right Now with Louise Bradley of Louise Bradley Interiors & Phillip Pini of Crestron

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Early Viewing Recommended

Clive Christian opens its door to reveal an entirely new concept; the Show Home apartment. Don’t miss an early viewing at the closing stage of its design evolution and see how clean lines and accents of grey, silver leaf and black walnut have transformed the space. Clive Christian, First Floor, South Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Emanuel Castellini & Piero Castellini of C&C Milano

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Art Works

New to Altfield is the ‘Makers’ collection from Pollack. It is the result of a unique collaboration between five artists - a glass blower, a ceramicist, a fashion designer, a jeweller and a furniture designer - who each brought their unique vision to the process of making textiles. Altfield, Second Floor, Centre Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Charlie Bowles of Original BTC

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Going Underground

Kirkby Design has recreated five bang-on-trend geometric designs in a new collaboration with Transport for London. Originally used as seating fabric, see these ‘Underground’ woven velvets at Romo. Romo, First Floor, North Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen of Nicholas Haslam

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Far, Far Away

Design houses have been inspired by exotic locations. ‘Mille Una Notte’ (1001 Arabian Nights), the legendary collection of eastern tales, is the namesake for Ardecora’s new range at Zimmer + Rohde which intertwines Indian, Persian and Arabic influences. At Tissus d’Hélène, interior designer Carole Langton is inspired by the ancient art of Kalamkari Indian block printing while Pukka Print looks …

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Right Here, Right Now with Patrick Frey of Pierre Frey

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Birthday Candles

Heavens to Betsy, Porta Romana is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Still with its sights set firmly on the future, the aptly named ‘XXV’ lamp by artist Gareth Devonald Smith is proof positive of the company’s creativity and verve. Porta Romana, Ground Floor, Centre Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Robert Kuo, Artist for Ann Sacks

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On Reflection

Mirroring his fashion designs, it is no wonder that Giorgio Armani’s home collections are suitable for the most glamorous interiors and superyachts. One of the stars of this year’s Armani/Casa collection is the ‘Glam’ coiffeuse. Armani/Casa, First Floor, South Dome

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Street Smart

Design just got edgy. Check out the graffiti tiles at R.I.M Tile Boutique and rugs at Stark Carpet which fuse contemporary art with breakthrough technology. Stark Carpet, Third Floor, South Dome R.I.M Tile Boutique, Third Floor, Centre Dome

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Emilio Pimentel-Reid introduces his ‘Editor’s Eye’ tour

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Old World, New Take

Alessandra Branca’s new fabrics for Schumacher bring a fresh take to Old World refinement. Launching at Focus/13, expect zippy colour combinations from this Chicago decorator, recently named as one of Elle Decor's A-list designers. See them at Turnell & Gigon. Turnell & Gigon, Ground Floor, North Dome

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Go Zest

A hit of yellow is an instant uplift for a room. Citrine, too, is a sophisticated shade to mix with other colours and, while the classic combination is with grey, it's bold enough to take more adventurous pairings.   ‘Selina’ lamp at Nicholas Haslam ‘Rivera Embroidery’ in yellow on off white (W713026) by Thibaut at Jacaranda Carpets ‘Euphorica’-(137C03.301), ‘Premio’ (14171.109), ‘Nobilitas’ (14335.504) and ‘Vogue’ …

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Fashion-forward Frosting

Sweet Couture brings its hand-made, hand decorated cakes to Focus/13. Delicious and deeply darling, sweeten your day at the pop-up bar. Third Floor, North Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Jane Price Stephens

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Right Here, Right Now with Nicolo Favaretto Rubelli of Rubelli

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View from the Top

Decca Furniture has built an international reputation for providing bespoke items for the hospitality market. Recent projects include furniture for Aqua Shard, the 31st floor restaurant in London’s newest skyscraper. Now, the group has expanded its range with new case goods furniture for boardrooms, reception areas and directors’ offices. Decca Furniture, Third Floor, North Dome

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Design Date – Holly Hunt

Holly Hunt has an international reputation as an arbiter of refined taste. Always with an eye for what’s now and what’s next, she joins style guru Lucia van der Post at Focus/13 to discuss her career in design. First, she talks about her dedication to being the best, her intuitive approach and why basketball skills are important for business.  A Life …

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Right Here, Right Now with Felix Losada of A.L.P Carpets

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Carpets Wear the Crown

Breathtaking rug designs are big news at Focus/13. Highlights include Jacaranda Carpets who have worked with new designer Belynda Sharples to create whimsical patterns of birds and flowers. Granada-based Alp_Carpets, renowned for their artistry and specialist hand-tufting techniques, is launching for the first time at Interior Supply (see above). Over at Chaplins, Kymo from Germany introduces the ‘Mash-up’ collection while …

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Timeless Chic

Holly Hunt is a passionate pioneer of high-end furnishings and fabrics in the US. An eye for what’s now and what’s next has led to her success. Discover her fabulous plains, leathers and outdoor textiles for the first time at Fox Linton. Fox Linton, Second Floor, North Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Tim Richardson

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