Design Centre Stories

Category: Interviews

Right Here, Right Now with Selina McCabe

"We have embraced the Design Centre – it is our starting point for every single project," says the head of interiors at Winch Design. "We're lucky to have it on our doorstep, and to have friends who work here that really go over and above for us."

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Right Here, Right Now with James Lohan

The founder of Mr & Mrs Smith on the design crossover between houses and hotels; he describes Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour as "a one-off – I can't think of anywhere else quite like it."

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Right Here, Right Now with Rita Konig

The interior designer on a new personal project in rural surroundings – "you don't have to have country furniture in a country house" – and how she uses Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour as a resource: "when I come with clients it's always terrific. Our life is much easier being able to nip down here and find new things."

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Right Here, Right Now with Lucy Barlow

The founder of Barlow & Barlow on the studio's signature look – "English country-house style, but for a new generation" – and why "timelessness is something we should all strive for."

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Right Here, Right Now with Jay Grierson

The interior designer on his latest projects for Martin Hulbert Design, and how "the Design Centre is a bit like a member of our team."

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Right Here, Right Now with Emma Pocock

The co-founder of interior design firm Turner Pocock is at London Design Week 2020 to talk about design in the digital era: "The digital world has made us able to achieve incredible speed in designing projects."

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Right Here, Right Now with Joanna Plant

The interior designer says that "the country house look is certainly having a resurgence – which is good for us." 

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Right Here, Right Now with Ben Spriggs

"The Design Centre is a place you can rely on for inspiration," says the editor of Elle Decoration.

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Right Here, Right Now with Patrick Frey

"Today, you have so much competition worldwide; the only way to exist is to be different," says the CEO of Pierre Frey.

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Right Here, Right Now with Ann Grafton

The managing and creative director of GP & J Baker introduces new collections – "texture and colour are so important in design today" – and talks about the wealth of partnerships within Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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Right here, Right Now with Charu Gandhi

"Our clients come to us because they are looking for creativity and innovation; we focus on what we call exquisite interior couture," says the founder of design studio Elycion.

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Right Here, Right Now with Olga Polizzi

"Nowadays, hotels lead the way, so you've got to be always ahead of the game," says the director of design for Rocco Forte Hotels. "I spend quite a lot of time at the Design Centre – you always find something new and different." 

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Right Here, Right Now with Edward Bulmer

The architectural historian and designer launches a period-inspired collection of door furniture with McKinney & Co and Collier Webb, and says of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour: "there's really no resource like it."

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Right Here, Right Now with Emma Sims-Hilditch

The interior designer has created a curated space in the GP & J Baker showroom, and says about Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour: "You can come here looking for one thing, and end up going away having found ten others... it is just the most incredible resource."

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Right Here, Right Now with Philippe Houlès

"Trimming is the jewel of decoration" – the CEO of Houlès describes the French passementerie company's new collections, including its first-ever collaboration, and celebrates the international audience of designers that use Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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Right Here, Right Now with Kate Watson-Smyth

"We're beginning to see a move towards decorating your bathroom like a room in your house which is more personality-driven" – the writer and author discusses bathroom trends at Victoria + Albert Baths during London Design Week 2020.

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Right Here, Right Now with Elodie Deletoille

The design director of Etamine introduces her first collection, inspired by Mediterranean gardens and the work of Henri Matisse: "Everything is done by hand; you can feel it when you touch it."

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Right Here, Right Now with Dylan O’Shea

"We believe in hand crafted textiles, and we go to great pains to seek out artisans to work with," says the co-founder of a Rum Fellow, at London Design Week 2020 to launch a new printed collection at George Spencer Designs.

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Right Here, Right Now with Beata Heuman

The interior designer on intuitive style: "to me, feeling relaxed and calm is really important. It's about creating a balance, having contrast and variation in styles, colours and patterns."

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Right Here, Right Now with Tatjana von Stein

"Coming to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is being over-stimulated with opportunities of what your projects can become... I'm excited to discover more"  – the co-founder of Sella Concept talks about creativity, and her latest projects, following her Conversations in Design talk at London Design Week 2020.

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Right Here, Right Now with Marc Sacco

The founder of Sacco Carpet talks flooring trends: tactile surfaces, bright colour – and the very highest quality bespoke materials, from silk to merino wool.

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Right Here, Right Now with Paolo Moschino

"I would call my style classic with a twist," says Paolo Moschino, whose showroom has relocated to a new space in the Centre Dome. "I feel very proud and happy to be here, at the centre of the design business," he says of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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Right Here, Right Now with Martin Waller

The founder of Andrew Martin on his international outlook: not just how his company's output is "a multicultural mix from every corner of the globe" but how, at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, "it's great to meet people from all over the world."

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Right Here, Right Now with Tim Walters

The managing director of George Spencer Designs on his unique stable of design brands, new collections for spring 2020, and why there's room for expansion.

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Right Here, Right Now with Kerryn Harper-Cuss

"There's something new every single time you come; the showrooms are continually updated and there's always something exciting to see," says the editor in chief of The English Home about Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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Right Here, Right Now with Alexander Lamont

The founder of the Bangkok-based furniture company on the beauty of straw marquetry and how Focus/19 brings people together.

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Right Here, Right Now with David Dolcini

The Italian designer on his love of wood and lighting, and his new work for Porada: "I put everything I have in it - my culture, my instinct, my vision."

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Right Here, Right now with Kathleen Butler

Fox Linton's designer on its new collections – "it's all about the yarn, the construction and the finish" – and why it's important to see them in person to really appreciate them.

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Right Here, Right Now with Geoff Collier

"We're very excited to be here" says the managing director of new showroom Collier Webb.

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Right Here, Right Now with Adriel Lack

The design director of 1508 London on designing for prestigious branded hotels and how "we love coming down to the Design Centre...when we bring clients with us, it's nice to know they're in safe hands."

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Right Here, Right Now with Neisha Crosland

"Putting pattern on the floor is really in at the moment" – the surface pattern designer on a dynamic new flooring collection for Tim Page Carpets.

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Right Here, Right Now with Andrea Bonini

The head designer for Turri talks though his creative process for the new showroom in the South Dome.

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Right Here, Right Now with Lisa Dawson

"Just being able to see and touch it means you can envisage it in your home much more easily" – the interiors writer and blogger on why it's better to experience products in person.

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Right Here, Right Now with Paolo Moschino

Paolo Moschino of Nicholas Haslam Ltd on hosting artisan demonstrations at Focus/19, and how "designers love to come here, and there's always a reason to come back".

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Right Here, Right Now with Pip McCormac

"I love getting up close and personal with the fabrics... it's such a rich source of inspiration for us," says the executive editor of LivingEtc, Homes & Gardens and 25 Beautiful Homes about Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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Right Here, Right Now with Nicholas Ashley-Cooper

The 12th Earl of Shaftesbury on the revival of his ancestral home, St Giles House, and his ethos to respect its history while "putting our own personality in the building".

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Right Here, Right Now with Karen Howes

The CEO of Taylor Howes on a new collaboration with SA Baxter, and how "we're in the Design Centre every week - it's really important to do your sourcing form somewhere as amazing as Chelsea Harbour."

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Right Here, Right Now with Jessica Doyle

The Daily Telegraph's design and interiors editor on tile trends, and why people want to introduce more natural elements into their homes.

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Right Here, Right Now with Luca Martorano and Mattia Albicini

The co-founders of Italian design office Draw Studio on new pieces designed for Ceccotti Collezioni, and some favourable first impressions of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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Right Here, Right Now with Giles Kime

The interiors editor of Country Life on Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's events programme: "The most fantastic forum for people to come along and deepen their knowledge and understanding."

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Right Here, Right Now with Anna Beeber

Anna Beeber, partner at Champalimaud Design, talks about how history and culture feeds into hotel design, and how her aim is to "capture some of the soul and magic of a destination" in a scheme.

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Right Here, Right Now with Terry Clayton

Arteriors' senior vice president of sales on the brand's latest Designer Interpretations collaboration – the Medina Lounge, a curated space in the showroom created by Hill House Interiors.

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Right Here, Right Now with Natalia Miyar

How childhood experiences shaped the architect and interior designer's creativity, and why Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour "feels like home".

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Right Here, Right Now with Vincent Van Duysen

The architect and designer on the "controlled curves and angles" of his new Otti collection for Sutherland Furniture, and how Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is "the ultimate destination for interior architects, decorators and architects like me".

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Right Here, Right Now with Paul Costelloe

The fashion designer moves in to furniture design thanks to a bespoke collection for Ventura, with a crossover in his use of materials and colours.

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Right Here, Right Now with Fredericke Winkler

Hodsall McKenzie's design director on why she only uses natural fabrics, and how Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is "a very important inspiration for me as a designer".

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Right Here, Right Now with Hubert Zandberg

"They keep on improving it and making the experience more immersive. It's inspirational," says the founder of Hubert Zandberg Interiors about Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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Right Here, Right Now with Suzy Hoodless

The interior designer on her "masculine, yet empowered" curated space inside the GP&J Baker showroom, and how "when you come to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, you know you're going to find what you need."

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Right Here, Right Now with Emanuele Castellini

The CEO of C&C Milano on the brand's newly extended showroom at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and the new Metamorphosis collection.

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Right Here, Right Now with Anthony Collett & Andrzej Zarzycki

"The Design Centre will expose us to products we've never experienced before; it's educational," says Anthony Collett of Collett Zarzycki – at Focus/19 to speak as part of the Conversations in Design series, and launch a new book, The Tailored Home.

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