Design Centre Stories

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the voice of authority for interior design.
Read on to discover the events, people, products and places on its radar.

A Fantastical Entrance

Jennifer Manners Design creates a fabulously surreal rug to welcome guests to WOW!house 2024 Visitors can't help be struck by WOW!house's entrance, which this year is augmented by a colourful handwoven rug from Jennifer Manners Design. Asked to create something suitably showstopping for this year's showhouse, Jennifer Manners created the 'Secret Garden' rug, inspired by the surrealism of Alice's Adventures in …

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The Cedric lighting collection, by Collier Webb

Say Hi To Cedric

Collier Webb honours its founder's Sussex roots with its latest lighting collection.

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Patchwork of Colour

Pierre Frey's latest rug collection channels the rich textile heritage of Japan and Korea, from silken kimonos to indigo dyeing techniques.

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James Seuss, CEO of The Rug Company

Meet the Showroom: The Rug Company

James Seuss, CEO of The Rug Company, talks about why the brand made the move to the Design Centre, new collections, and why natural and neutral is giving bold and bright a run for its money.

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‘La Perle’ wallcovering, Arte

A Couture Crossover

Couture fashion produces some of the finest examples of craftsmanship in the world – so it’s no surprise that Arte chose these rare skills to influence its latest collection

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S-Contract S33 Armchair by Shepel'

Meet the Showroom: Shepel’

Alexander Shepel of furniture and kitchen brand Shepel', whose London showroom is based at the Design Centre, explains how his brand sets out to "redefine modern interiors".

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Jamb's room scheme for WOW!house 2024

WOW!house 2024 Room Reveals

Get ready for the first room reveals for WOW!house 2024, from a tennis-inspired outdoor space to a minimalist, monochrome studio.

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Bedside tables from Robert Langford's Color collection

Colour Splash

Interior designer Anna Standish has teamed up with Design Centre showroom Robert Langford to inject some colour into its furniture collections.

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A portrait of interior designer Alidad

The WOW!house 2024 rooms, in the designers’ own words

The Design Centre has been talking to some of the WOW!house 2024 designers to see what they have planned for their spectacular rooms.

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Zoffany's 'Richmond Park' in evergreen on an upholstered chair

Leafy Greens

Matthew Williamson uses fabrics from Design Centre showrooms for a loungey new space at London's Design Museum.

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A Vispring bed set in front of a large bay window

Meet the Showroom: Vispring

Celebrating the luxury bed company's opening at the Design Centre, its managing director Martin Gill explains why natural is best, and how its beds and mattresses have found their way to homes, hotels and yachts around the world (including Titanic). 

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'Aloe' fabric, Kirkby Design at Romo

Sustainability Shared

No longer driven by a passionate few, sustainability is a vital subject that affects everyone, with an appetite among designers for information to make more informed decisions. Here's how events at London Design Week 2024 put the subject under the spotlight, with the aim of opening up debate and sharing best practice.

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Collecting at Christie’s

Visit the Design Centre between 9 – 11 April for a special pop-up preview of two forthcoming Christie's sales, which will demonstrate the unique ability of rare antique objects to redefine and enhance an interior.

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Forty Years of David Seyfried Ltd

A perennial favourite among interior designers, David Seyfried Ltd has been making furniture for 40 years – 30 which have been spent at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. In this special interview, Seyfried muses on four decades in business and explains how he's planning to celebrate.

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The Must-sees at London Design Week 2024, According to Designers

What's on the radar of designers including Kit Kemp, Emily Todhunter and Suzy Hoodless? Find out where they will be making a beeline for at London Design Week 2024.

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A kitchen fetauring products from ABI Interiors

What’s New In Kitchens & Bathrooms

Three kitchen and bathroom showrooms explain what's on the radar, from materials and textures to must-have features.

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Meet the Showroom: August+Co

Iolanda Martinho and Vincent Pennetier founded August+Co in 2023, deliberately describing their showroom as a "gallery" to elevate the status of the fine craftsmanship to be found within it.

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The Creative Collaborations to Look Out for at London Design Week 2024

Amazing things happen when creative minds come together, and London Design Week 2024 will be showcasing the work of some perfect partnerships.

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A Meeting of Minds

Hosted by Wells Abbott, 90 US designers visit the Design Centre for a day of discovery and insights.

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Garden Rose

Star US decorator Rose Tarlow's latest collection of performance fabrics and rugs for Perennials is inspired by an English garden, drawing on her lived-in, elegant style.

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A New Golden Age of Travel

Hospitality group Belmond's new cabins for the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express usher in a new definition of luxury rail travel, with fabrics by Rubelli helping to meld heritage skills with 21st-century demands.

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Meet the Showroom: Crucial Trading

"We like to encourage conversation," says Jason Crump, Crucial Trading's general manager, about the flooring brand's recently opened showroom at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Read on to find out what to expect when you visit, and what's new.

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Seductive Splendour

Passementerie doesn't get much more sumptuous than Houlès' Volanges collection, designed by French interior designer Olivier Berni – and named after Mademoiselle de Volanges, who sits at the heart of the intrigue of Les Liaisons Dangereuses...

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A New Chapter of History

The five-bedroom penthouse by Winch Design is the flagship apartment at The OWO Residences by Raffles, marking a high point of one of London's most spectacular developments of the last decade. 

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Behind the Faces

The reopening of London's National Portrait Gallery has been one of the year's cultural highlights; but look past the famous faces and you'll see that textile-weaver Gainsborough (available at George Spencer Designs) plays a star supporting role.

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Baroque Masterpieces

Ardecora's Trinacria, available from Zimmer + Rohde, is a tribute to the art and architecture of Sicily, named after the ancient name for the  Mediterranean island.

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From Waste to Wall Tile

Gallotti&Radice has embraced a new category of products with 'Pleiadi', a relief tile system made from cotton linter (the short downy hairs of the cotton seed) and clay.

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Meet the Showroom: Tigermoth Lighting

Tigermoth Lighting has opened a showroom in Design Centre East: founder Harriet Daniels talks about the brand's strengths, what to expect from the showroom, and the industry-favourite chandelier that "our interior designer clients specify over and over".

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Kieffer’s New Direction

Superstar Italian design studio Formafantasma has revealed its first work as creative director of Kieffer, Rubelli's "most experimental brand",

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Textiles in a Trice

Galbraith & Paul 's sought-after block-printed textiles are now available in digitally printed versions with a much shorter lead time: welcome to Ready to Wear.

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