Design Centre Stories

Month: March 2015

Right Here, Right Now With Fiona Duncan

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Right Here, Right Now With William Lack

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Right Here, Right Now With Simon Leadsford

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The Silk Road

  Did you know that back in the 1950s Jim Thompson was responsible for the unforgettable silks worn in the classic Hollywood film ‘The King & I’?  Today, the fabrics in the new Forbidden Colours collection promises to be just as memorable offering a vibrant mix of colours inspired by nature, art and vivid Asian textiles.  Regal silks, cottons, linens and …

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Right Here, Right Now With Suzanne Imre

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Right Here, Right Now With Rita Konig

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Right Here, Right Now With Joanna Wood

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Right Here, Right Now With Mariella Tandy

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Going for Gold

    Chiming with our love for burnished effects, Davidson is launching new luxurious finishes of gold and bronze this season. The ‘Alsop’ occasional table is a good example since it showcases the new glamorous finish of sycamore dusk with an elegant polished brass base. (Shown here with ‘Ensor’ chair). Davidson, First Floor, South Dome

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Right Here, Right Now With Paolo Moschino

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Right Here, Right Now With Shauna Dennison

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Optical Illusion

. Whistler Leather are known for their extensive collection of high grade leathers and hides. This season a new range of geometric rugs with bold interlocking patterns are causing a stir, making a striking addition to a contemporary interior. Choose from a wide range of colours in the ‘Vancouver and 'Toronto’ range to create the Moroccan, Quarters, Noughts & Crosses, Geometric, …

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Spring Forward

  . If there is one thing we love at London Design Week 2015, it’s the flowers. A breathtaking mix of seasonal blooms including lilies of the valley, viburnum, hyacinths and magnolia heralded the arrival of spring. Original and stylish, beautiful displays were specially created for the event by Wild Wood London. With her eye for detail, founder Charlotte Wood knows a …

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Right Here, Right Now With Amira Hashish

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Right Here, Right Now With Flavio Parlato

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Right Here, Right Now With Scott Maddux

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Right Here, Right Now With Sophie Salaman

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Right Here, Right Now With Rebecca Weir

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Squaring the Circles

Beat a path to Vaughan to see their new collections. In addition to the adorable ‘Curtis’ and ‘Copnall’ brass uplighters, they have introduced some new furniture. A striking piece is the ‘Alton’ console table in bronze that was inspired by an original 1930s Italian staircase balustrade. Vaughan, Ground Floor, South Dome (outside)

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Magic Carpet

Holland & Sherry’s Symbolist range is the result of a collaboration with US design duo Doug and Jean Meyer. The oh-so chic ‘Incense’ rug taps into our current fascination with the Orient. See the collection, many with subtle gold threads, at Lelievre. Lelievre, First Floor, North & South Domes

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A Day in the Life of London Design Week 2015

10.00: Arrive in style with courtesy transport 11.00 Explore the greatest diversity of designer brands under one roof 12.00 Discover fresh ideas from the who’s who of the international design scene 13.00 Lunch in the Tatler Restaurant 14.00 Take advantage of the specialist knowledge on site – learn some tricks of the trade 15.00 Get the inside track at Access All Areas workshops, talks and Meet the Designer sessions 16.00 …

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Metropolitan Sophistication

It’s all change at Clive Christian with the installation of the new ‘Metro’ kitchen. Handmade in the UK in walnut with burr and steel inlay, its pared-down sophisticated beauty reflects their reputation for great craftsmanship and fabulous finishes. Clive Christian, First Floor, South Dome

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Coffee Break

Keep your energy levels up by heading straight to the Nespresso bar. High-tech machinery will ensure the perfect espresso. Hidden inside each Nespresso capsule are the finest coffees in the world, which have been blended, roasted and ground with the utmost skill by their coffee experts. With a pep in your step, you can return to the show for more …

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Wall Hall

Famed for its wide width wallpaper, Lewis & Wood has launched a dedicated wallpaper studio in their showroom. They often collaborate with artists from different disciplines to encourage an original approach. Worth checking out is ‘Petra’, a design based on stone wall carvings, painted by Flora Roberts. Lewis & Wood, First Floor, Design Centre East

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Treasure Trove

Altfield has had a magnificent make-over. With floor-to-ceiling frontage and a bronze and concrete work table, it’s never been easier to browse their extensive portfolio of textiles, wallcoverings and leathers. A veritable treasure trove of unique finishes, it’s the first of port of call for those seeking something different for commercial interiors and high-end residential projects. Altfield, Second Floor, Centre Dome

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Relax, Rehydrate and Regroup

The Design Hub is the ideal destination to relax, rehydrate and regroup, or to connect with like-minded contemporaries. The space linking the Domes and the Design Centre East is also an inspiring oasis - specially commissioned for the show. Curated swatches have been carefully chosen to line the walls. Don’t forget to spot the giraffes, a theme at London Design …

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Venetian Dreams

Rubelli is a family firm founded in Venice in 1889 with a remarkable history and it is now in its fifth generation. Historically known for its production of precious fabrics as part of the Venice heritage and tradition, Rubelli has nevertheless captured and anticipated trends over the years, widening and diversifying its product range in the name of innovation. Take …

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Best in Show

Homes & Gardens has searched every corner of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and has awarded the following showrooms ‘Best in Show’ awards for London Design Week 2015: Best Wallpaper: ‘Guiro’ wallpaper, (356001), Pierre Frey Best Printed Fabric: Archive 111 Prints, Morris & Co at Sanderson Best Furniture: ‘Angelo’ sofa, wooden frame, mohair, Azucena at GMR Best Flooring: ‘Luminance’ rug, rusty/slate, Tufenkian Artisan Carpets Best Accessories: ‘Grace’ …

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Block Party

The Artisan collection by GP & J Baker celebrates the ancient art of hand block printing, tapping into the current maker movement. Incised wooden blocks, skilfully carved by a master craftsman, are used to imprint artful repeats. The result? Remarkable texture and character which is impossible to achieve by any other means as no two impressions are the same. GP & …

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France’s First Lady

Madeleine Castaing’s legacy is legendary. Inspired by the neo-classical style of France’s first lady of decorating, Edmond Petit launches a new range of wallpapers. The ‘Feuillage’ design was once combined with a leopard wallpaper in Jean Cocteau’s house to great acclaim. See them at Turnell & Gigon. Turnell & Gigon, Ground Floor, North Dome

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