Design Centre Stories

Month: September 2014

Right Here, Right Now With Charles Zana

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Right Here, Right Now With Caroline Clifton-Mogg

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Right Here, Right Now With James Middleton

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Right Here, Right Now With Caterina & Raffaele Fabrizio

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Right Here, Right Now With Lori Weitzner

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Right Here, Right now with Giles Kime

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A Fine Balance

  Carefully balanced colour combinations are key to the new Mimo Creations carpets. See how these flatweaves are transforming interiors from the floor up at Tim Page Carpets. Tim Page Carpets, Ground Floor, Centre Dome

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Goldrush

Goldrush

This season has hit a seam with gold dust appearing stitched, hewn and drizzled. Soft and lustrous, brushed and buffed, this is subtle alchemy of supreme elegance. Wallcovering: ʻOut for a spinʼ (6057), soft gold on mink brown manila hemp, Philip Jefferies at Beacon Hill Fabrics: ʻSissinghurstʼ, meadow, The Silk Gallery ʻPolluceʼ (26985-003), oro, Colony ʻPalinʼ (3557/03), Jim Thompson at Fox Linton ʻLatourʼ bis, Nicole Fabre at …

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Pinboard

Pin-Up

Beat a path to the New & Now Pinboard and get one step ahead. There’s a huge selection of the latest patterns, colours and textures from the Who’s Who of the international design world. While the trends give us the mood, it is these new collections that we will build our schemes around. You’ll soon have a shopping list of …

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Right Here, Right Now Paola Navone

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Right Here, Right Now With Simon Rawlings

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Ibiza Angels

And relax…

With an emphasis on well-being this season, help is at hand during Focus/14 to soothe frazzled design lovers. Take a moment from the bustle of the show and have a seven minute head, neck and shoulder massage from Ibiza Angels. Go on, you deserve it. (Tues & Weds only). Third Floor, North Dome

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Right Here, Right Now With Thomas Callaway

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Worthy Winners

Trumpets please... the winner of the Focus/14 Most Inspiring Showroom Award, as chosen by Rupert Thomas, editor of The World of Interiors is Colefax and Fowler. Pierre Frey, Samuel & Sons Passementerie and Edelman Leather are highly commended.

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The Hub

Let the Outdoors In

Specially commissioned for the show, Design Hub is a tranquil oasis and seedbed of inspiration. The space linking the main domes and the Design Centre East has a decidedly laid-back vibe with its horizontal trellis and sweet-smelling flower boxes. With excellent Wi-Fi you can catch up with emails or enjoy the latest curated swatches. Relax with friends and colleagues over …

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Harlequin

Blue is the hue

Blue is coming straight off the catwalk and into the home. Key tones are inspired by nature with indigo and forget-me-not being mixed with others from the wider palette, from ink to turquoise and sea-green. Harlequin’s Momentum 6 collection [top], the ‘Furrow’ wallpaper [bottom] by Neisha Crosland for Turnell & Gigon, and the new Jacaranda Udaipur rugs are all embracing …

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Nespresso

Coffee Hit

Are you flagging? Keep your energy levels up by heading straight to the Nespresso bars for a caffeine fix. High-tech machinery will ensure the perfect espresso. Fully revived, you can return to the show with a spring in your step. Third Floor, North Dome Ground Floor, Design Centre East

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Citrus Garden fabric

Greatest Hits

To celebrate their 125th anniversary, Schumacher have searched their archives to pull together a collection of their most iconic fabrics, from a hand drawn toile based on an 18th Century Oberkampf document to a happy, brightly coloured trellis that dates to the Pop Art 1970s. Don't miss the beautifully naive 'Citrus Garden' fabric. Turnell & Gigon, Ground Floor, North Dome

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Edelman handpainted leather

Sneak Peek

Italian artist and designer Selvaggia Armani has created a range of graceful and whimsical designs exclusively for Edelman Leather and hand painted them onto leather hides. The product doesn't launch until November, but there will be an example on show during Focus/14, so pop in for a sneak preview of what's to come. The painted leather will be available in a …

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Right Here, Right now with Olivier Dupon

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Amiata Bath

Bathing Beauty

Here’s looking at the new ‘Amiata’ bath, the result of a collaboration between Victoria + Albert Baths and Milan design duo Meneghello Paolelli Associati. With its precision curves, it is an object of desire. See it in the new larger showroom on the third floor. Victoria + Albert Baths, Third Floor, North Dome

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Design Date – Allegra Hicks

Acclaimed for her innate sense of style, Allegra Hicks is the designer behind the eponymous international luxury lifestyle brand known for its beautiful textiles and prints. Having studied design in Milan and fine art in Brussels, she worked in New York before settling in London. Today she works on her signature kaftans and fashion accessories as well as a home collection, fabrics and rugs. …

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Right Here, Right now with Tina Gaudoin

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Right Here, Right Now with Tord Boontje

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Jim Thompson

Got It Taped

Embroidered tapes are a new departure for Jim Thompson No.9. Inspired by Tibetan rug borders that depict clouds and waves, see them at Fox Linton. Fox Linton, Second Floor, North Dome

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Ava High Back Two Seat Sofa

Tête-à-Tête

Design Centre East is attracting even more design diversity. Decca (Bolier) has moved into a new, light-filled studio and has plenty of inspiration for executive suites, receptions and lobbies. ‘Ava’ with its high-back and padded upholstery is a good example. What could be better if you need somewhere stylish for a cosy rendezvous? Decca (Bolier), First Floor, Design Centre East

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Woodland Escape

This autumn, turn over a new leaf with a warming palette of russet, brick, coral and cinnamon, melding natural pigment of earth reds. 'Cozy’, Porada Wallcovering: ʻT7048ʼ Thibaut at Jacaranda Carpets Fabrics: ʻTouchʼ 12, Lizzo ʻMaresaʼ (7706/07), mandarin, Romo ʻCorinʼ (7697/03), henna, Romo ʻOdessaʼ, orange, Paolo Moschino at Nicholas Haslam ‘Virginia’ drinks cabinet Wallcovering: ʻMetal silkʼ (MS46) Brian Yates ʻTwistʼ (D14004/001) ebano, Dedar Fabrics: ʻRio Pleatʼ (71037/20), flame, Bart Halpern at Fox Linton ʻPingoʼ (4070-04),summer …

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Right Here, Right Now with Daniel Hopwood

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Right Here, Right Now with Phillip Bershad

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Right Here, Right Now with Chester Jones

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