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Navigating The Way Ahead

Design is in the detail; a superyacht interior is as fastidiously considered as the exterior. Debuting state-of-the-art designs, three vignettes, specially commissioned for The Superyacht Design Forum, feature impeccable products that look and feel sumptuous but are characterised by technical and aesthetic excellence. The installations were devised by stylist Karina Garrick to reflect today’s taste for individualistic yacht interiors and …

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Meet the Designer

Press and bloggers got off to a good start when they headed to Thibault Van Renne on the Third Floor for a healthy breakfast. The stylish showroom was designed by O&A London and Anna Agapova, one half of the design duo, was on hand to discuss the aesthetic of the space which was devised to resemble an art gallery. Carpets …

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A Very Moroccan Affair

Turnell & Gigon played host to launch Veere Grenney’s latest collaboration with Schumacher with a special cocktail party for interior designers and style-seekers. Most notable for his elegant yet comfortable interiors, Veere has been at the forefront of the international design industry for over 30 years. Gazebo is a collection of fabrics and wallpapers inspired by his home in Tangiers …

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It Takes Two…

Magic can be made when different creative forces come together. Home to more than 600 international brands, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour cultivates an inspiring collaborative environment. Many interior brands are built on traditional values that are simultaneously adventurous, adaptable and outward-facing. Take Lewis & Wood who has recently teamed up with collector and design maverick Totty Lowther to create the ‘Pomegranate’ …

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Hoppy Easter

The tiny guests of top clients and press were treated to an egg-cellent party. There were opportunities to shake hands with the Easter Bunny, then it was only a hop, skip and a jump to get stuck in with games and fun with arts and craft. The excitement did not stop there, there was face painting, entertainers, a storytelling corner …

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Curated Spaces

Curated spaces at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour are a new way to bring products to life. Nina Campbell has transformed her showroom into ‘Nina’s Apartment’ showcasing her wit, flair and versatility as an interior designer. There is an entrance hall, a drawing room, a bedroom and a bathroom with fascinating touches to discover at every turn. Open the ‘Easton’ secretaire and …

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Couture For The Home

The Academy Awards is the ultimate Hollywood event. On Sunday, the A-list elite flocked to the 91st glittering affair to celebrate the most talented stars in their field. And while there is huge interest in award winners, there is no denying the magnificent gowns get a huge amount of attention. The crossover between fashion and design is undeniable with many …

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Take A Seat

Upholstered furniture by David Seyfried Ltd can be found in some of the finest homes and hotels. This year, the British company celebrates 25 years at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. From its Centre Dome showroom, a unique level of personal service and expert guidance is offered to those seeking a sofa or an upholstered chair. Whether the superstar of a …

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The London Design Week 2019 Creative Shoot

Design is not a solo pursuit. Like fashion and film, it takes a creative gang to produce the final cut, that is destined to capture the imagination of professionals and design-lovers alike. Planning and executing the campaign shoot for London Design Week 2019 was a team effort with photographers, set builders and crew working closely with creative director Arabella McNie …

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Under the Sea

There is nothing like a Pantone Colour of the Year announcement to get everyone talking. ‘Living Coral’ may have hit a responsive note, bridging our tech-obsessed world with the natural one. According to the Pantone Color Institute, the coral hue with its golden undertone and softer edge, is symbolic of our ‘need for optimism and joyful pursuits’. It also demonstrates an appreciation for …

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No Llama Drama

If you are looking for fabrics that are warmer then wool and softer than cashmere, have you thought of alpaca? Peruvian-born textile designer Sandra Jordan was at Holland & Sherry to talk to designers about her latest Prima Alpaca collection, Lago. Inspired by the fluidity and natural beauty of Peruvian waterways, they included sheers and weaves in earthy neutrals, radiant …

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Pop-up Patterns

Lewis & Wood held a three-day pop-up shop featuring homeware and lifestyle accessories from Nomad Design. From mudcloth cushions backed in sumptuous velvets to hand-painted Uzbek bowls; from bamboo Hamman towels to colourful silk ikat lampshades, there was plenty to get visitors one step ahead with their Christmas shopping.

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Style Icons Of Tomorrow

Editors and stylists were able to view the new-season collections from leading international design houses at the London Design Week 2019 press preview. it offered a glimpse into the sophisticated looks emerging for spring/summer 2019. The show was put together by stylist Karina Garrick and underscored the importance of innate style and quality craftsmanship that was evident throughout. Look out …

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Design X – Cross Cultural Exchange

Fostering closer connections between East and West, KLC School of Design, in collaboration with ADMD, hosted ‘Design X’. At the cross-cultural exchange of ideas, top level UK speakers included Kelly Hoppen, Karen Howes of Taylor Howes, Guy Oliver of Oliver Laws, Sue Timney and Susie Rumbold of Tessuti. Jaco Pan of Minggu Design, Kinney Chan of Kinney Chan & Associates, …

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Design with a Heart

In an effort to raise £30,000 to build an Education Centre in South Africa, Porta Romana has invited five leading designers and artists including Kit Kemp, Alidad, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Turner Pocock and Adebayo Bolaji to decorate a Porta Romana lamp in their own distinctive style. The results were magical and unexpected. From right to left: 'Sybil Lamp' by Studio A; …

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Better Together

When leading design houses turn to the best designers to collaborate on a project, the results are always strong. Take Turnell & Gigon’s pop-up Caribbean Suite by Kit Kemp, which was inspired by her Barbados home. Working with unusual colour and fabric combinations, bespoke fabric lined the walls and upholstered pieces featured quirky design details like armchairs edged with felt, …

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International Design and Architecture Awards

At the International Design and Architecture Awards, two prestigious showrooms came out on top. Polar Lights by Chase Erwin won best fabric collection. Inspired by the landscape in Iceland, diffused winter sunbeams sparked a passion for its rose quartz highlights. In the table category, Davidson’s ‘Rosebery’ table was recognised for its elegant and practical design. With its circular radial veneer …

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Drum Roll Please…

The prestigious Focus/18 blog award recognised blogger Verity Coleman for her well-written, engaging and personal report of her experience at autumn’s unmissable design event. Judges Natalia Miyar of Natalia Miyar Atelier, Will Gibbs Managing Director of KLC School of Design, and Lotte Brouwer, freelance writer for Livingetc said of Verity's blog: "this is a well written, in depth, personal, engaging and …

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LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair (14 – 19 September 2018)

Celebrating its 10th edition in Berkeley Square this September, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair once again brings together the very best of Britain’s renowned art and antiques trade. The fair has grown year on year and is now firmly positioned as the preeminent exhibition of its kind, attracting over 20,000 visitors last year alone. One of only two events …

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Next Generation Thinking

Commemorating the future of interior design, the Summer Graduate Show at KLC School of Design in Design Centre East featured a spectacular display of students’ projects created on the Diploma HE, Foundation Degree, BA (Hons) and Blended Learning courses. Demonstrating the diverse creative approaches to interior design, as practised and defined by the renowned school, projects tackled important societal issues …

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Across The Pond

To celebrate the close ties between British and US design, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour hosted a summer lunch with Amy Astley, editor in chief of American AD. Utilising the beauty of birch trees, a Design Centre East space was specially transformed into a glorious green woodland. On one of the hottest days of the year, guests enjoyed salmon and Eton Mess, …

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Ready to ‘Ware’

With the crossover between fashion and interiors ever stronger, GP & J Baker is collaborating with H&M on a new womenswear collection. Cherished archival prints such as ‘Magnolia’ and the classic ‘Oriental Bird’, alongside geometric designs, are given a new lease of life in a range of sophisticated and romantic pieces. Silhouettes are long, fluid and voluminous with details such as puff …

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Drum Roll Please…

Villeroy & Boch’s bathroom and wellness division has won two gongs in the prestigious international Red Dot Award for the Antheus premium collection and ViClean i-100. Widely known for their timeless elegance and outstanding quality, both winning items showcase the brands’ passion for innovation. Davidson’s ‘Rosebery’ table has been shortlisted for the best table at for The International Design & …

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Summer Fun

The summer season has arrived and with it comes a whirl of convivial events in the showrooms. Legendary Venetian textile company Rubelli/Donghia held its annual, much anticipated summer drinks party in Design Centre East. This year, it was held in partnership with Roja Dove who presented the latest Pour Maison collection of candles and diffusers. Porta Romana celebrated the launch …

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Focus/18 Design Event – Press Preview

DESIGN DIRECTIONS OF THE FUTURE Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour invited key media to explore the new season’s products at the Focus/18 press preview. The show is put together with enormous speed and offers a dynamic snapshot of what’s to come. The latest designs come from far and wide – straight from the printers, artisan workshops and factory floors – literally hot …

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The Art Of Handmade Carpet

Did you know that each roll of Jacaranda Carpets' handmade rugs passes through at least 130 skilled hands, across 208 hours, and over approximately 26 days?

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And the award goes to…

ELLE Decoration scoured the showrooms at London Design Week 2018 to track down the recipients of its ‘Best in Show’ awards. Spread across 12 categories – from kitchens, bathrooms and hardware to fabrics, flooring and paint – they showcase the diversity available at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour as well as recognising the highest creativity, innovation and artistry in interiors.

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Happy Birthday To…

Showrooms renowned for their innovative design and outstanding quality are marking important milestones.

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Legends

More than 40 showrooms took part in ‘Legends’ – a celebration of creative collaboration that sees showroom windows and showcases transformed for London Design Week 2018, embodying the highest creative expression.

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Evoke at Davidson

This carefully curated, brand new range of contemporary designs features sleek curves and innovative new finishes, for a softer look that is easier to live with.

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