As London Design Week 2020, the industry's spirit of togetherness was never on better form. That sense of community ensures, despite physical distancing, so Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour asked some leading figures from the design world what they remember most about the show, as a way of keeping in touch with those memories, and one another.
A Show of Appreciation
Design has the power to bring people together, and London Design Week 2020 was when the community came together to share ideas. Looking back to happy times, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour asked designers for their outstanding memories of the show – and here are some of their responses, with more to follow.
A Fresh Eye on Heritage
The Dome Cafe at looks at heritage designs with a fresh eye, reinventing traditional chinoiserie for modern interiors.
More than 20 house guests took up residence in the Design Avenue for London Design Week 2020. Only in situ for the duration of the show, their presence brought an extra layer of inspiration, creativity and artisanship, with a broad offering of products, from the opulent surface design of Sterling Studios to African-made woven lighting by Ilala.
Best Foot Forward
Taking in the best that the showrooms have to offer – all accompanied by a glass of fizz – London Design Week 2020's Design Discovery Tours were the fast-track to the show's highlights.
London Design Week 2020 presented an opportunity to take a deeper dive into what happens in the showrooms, thanks to a series of tours helmed by Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's personal shopper Gabrielle Grubanovich.
Operating out of a petite Piaggio truck, The List by House & Garden coffee bar is the perfect place for a pick me up.
In a nod to glorious springtime, florist Rob Van Helden creates a bountiful display of seasonal florals to celebrate London Design Week 2020.
The Connect, Converse, Create hub at London Design Week 2020 is the place to pause, plan your day or meet friends and colleagues. Sponsored by Paola Lenti, the Italian designer's joyously colourful outdoor furniture and rugs create intimate seating areas in the North Dome.
Fluttering gently in the Centre Dome, the multicoloured ribbons of bespoke installation All Together Now are the definition of something that is more than the sum of its parts.
A vision of spring in all its abundance, the FT How To Spend It Restaurant treats diners to a fresh and colourful menu, conceived by Last Supper.