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.

Enchanted Landscapes

Kit Kemp's collaboration with Andrew Martin has been extended, with two new whimsical wallcoverings, plus more colourways for a well-loved classic.

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Meet the Showroom: Forbes & Lomax

You'll know Forbes & Lomax for its 'Invisible Lightswitch' with its clear Perspex plate, but the company is about more than a single product. As it opens a new showroom in Design Centre East, the brand's Gemma Moulton explains below how they got here, and what's next.

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Folklore and Artistry

Steeped in folklore and storytelling – and bold pattern and colour – Minnie Kemp's wallcoverings for MindTheGap represent the first time that the Transylvanian brand has worked with an external creative to realise a collection.

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Burning Bright

The work of French interior designer François-Joseph Graf, new Chelsea hotel At Sloane is steeped in British craftsmanship – including intricate Arts & Crafts-style lighting, faithfully recreated by Collier Webb.

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Meet the Showroom: Loom Furniture

Loom Furniture's ethos is deliver the uniqueness of a bespoke design in a made-to-order product. Read on to hear more about the brand, a newcomer to Design Centre East, from its director Jake Horne.

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Paper Trail

Weitzner’s Forest Bathing collection (available from Altfield) includes these delicately beautiful paper tiles for the wall, a marriage of artisanal technique and innovation.

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Portrait of Osborne & Little founder Sir Peter Osborne

Meet the Showroom: Osborne & Little

Decorating giant Osborne & Little may need little introduction to the Design Centre's audience, but that won't stop the big fanfare in its honour as it opens its new showroom. Read on to find out what founder Sir Peter Osborne has to say about the new space in the Centre Dome and why it's so important to come and see …

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Here Comes The Sun

Visionnaire's work aboard 89m private yacht Here Comes The Sun is like a shot of pure Vitamin D. The Italian brand has spearheaded the interior design across the yacht, filling every room with striking furniture that never once competes too harshly with the main attraction of the incredible seascapes.

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Travers Voyager fabric collection, from Zimmer + Rohde

The Well-travelled Home

Some of the most inspirational and imaginative homes belong to well-travelled collectors – a spirit that Travers channels in its Voyager collection.

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Hot Topic

Take a journey through some of the world's driest – and most spectacular – climates with Arte's Desert Dreams wallcovering collections

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Ahead by a neck

Classic men's tailoring has inspired many fabrics for interiors, but Lelièvre Paris' Big Tie collection might be the first time that the humble necktie has been elevated in this way.

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Design stories from WOW!house 2023

WOW!house 2023 was absolutely packed with stories, but they were too much to take in on one visit. Here are some of the design details you may have missed...

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Larger Than Life

Devon, Anna French's latest fabric and wallcovering collection, features traditional English country-house motifs made bolder by daring scale and colour.

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You Saw It Here First…

WOW!house 2023's rooms revealed some common design threads that act a barometer of what's coming next in interiors. From the colour of the moment to the art of trompe l'oeil and some fantastic flooring, here are just a few ideas to take away.

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Fabrics from Rubelli's collaboration with Ginori

A Shared Creativity

The vibrant porcelain of Italian brand Ginori 1735 has been translated into a capsule collection of four exuberant fabrics by Rubelli.

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Pierre Frey London showroom showing Thorp fabrics

Saving Savoir Faire

Visit the redesigned Pierre Frey showroom to discover a space dedicated to its latest brand acquisition, Thorp of London – the storied British design company known for its expertise in hand screen-printing.

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Oceana chaise by Sutherland

Ocean Voyage

Bannenberg & Rowell is a name synonymous with superyacht design – so who better to design Sutherland's latest high-performance furniture than this esteemed British design studio?

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Morris & Co outdoor collection

Beauty and Utility

"Wherever nature works, there will be beauty," wrote William Morris. Now, a new collection of outdoor performance fabrics bring even closer together Morris' original designs and the nature that inspired them.

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Savour the Summer

From cocktails to salads and to a scoop of sorbet, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has summer dining sorted, including a new menu at Design Restaurant by Social Pantry.

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Ride the Wave

Antique Modern Mix has added curvaceous birch plywood furniture to its portfolio, complementing the showroom's beautiful 20th-century pieces

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'Harbor Hemp' wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries

Hit the Beach

Phillip Jeffries' 'Harbour Hemp' wallcovering was inspired by bleached boardwalks, and is part of a wider collection for summer that evokes days beside the sea and sand.

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Ardmore Thanda fabric collection

For the Love of the Wild

Ardmore's Thanda fabric collection is a celebration of a marriage as well as an artistic appreciation of South Africa's flora and fauna.

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Colonna border, Samuel & Sons

Stitched in Time

"We are kindred spirits" says Maddux Creative's Jo Le Gleud about Samuel & Sons. The interior design studio and trimmings company have collaborated a new collection that taps into Le Gleud's roots in embroidery and textile design.

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Conversations in Craft

“A frisson of functionality that offers something a painting can’t”: makers, designers, gallerists and collectors came together to talk about craft at Artefact, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s contemporary craft fair.

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The Power of Attraction

Pavoni's deceptively simple magnetic system for its fabulous quality leathers is a new way to create statement-making leather-panelled walls.

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Meet the Showroom: Wendy Morrison Design

With a new showroom that one visitor described as "a joyful little jewel", Wendy Morrison has created an irresistible evocation of her world of rugs, fabrics and wallcoverings in Design Centre East. Find out more about the showroom – and how she creates "art for the floor" – here.

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Dream Team

Having paired up together on the Library at last year's WOW!house at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Julian Chichester and interior design practice Turner Pocock have extended their relationship further with a collaborative collection.

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Holland & Sherry Carnaby fabrics, wallpapers and rugs

Sartorial Style

Holland & Sherry often taps into its tailoring roots for its collections, and Carnaby draws on the vibrant cultural explosion of 1960s London.

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de castelli Tracing Venice metal panel

The Couturier of Metal

Founded by a fourth-generation blacksmith, Italian metal design specialist De Castelli's new collection is inspired by the beautiful decay of Venice.

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Jennifer Shorto Sugar Magnolia fabric and wallcovering

Keep It Surreal

Jennifer Shorto's wallcoverings and textiles defy easy categorisation when it comes to style, reflecting the magpie eye of Shorto herself.

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