Design Centre Stories

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Rustic Meets Industrial

West One Bathrooms has introduced a new collection of ceramic bathroom pendants, whose muted colour scheme was inspired by Irish brand Mullan Lighting's rural surroundings.

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Blossoming Talent

Pierre Frey's latest collection was designed by children, as the results are as playful and imaginative as you would expect.

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Canine Comforts

Andrew Martin has launched a collection of nine cushions featuring various dogs – and one bunny – from artist Holly Frean's archives.

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Heading for Utopia

Using hemp, linen and recycled materials, Hodsoll McKenzie's new fabric collection is a step towards a more sustainable textile industry.

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Fantasy Worlds

French illustration studio Icinori has created two new designs for Dedar – both featuring fantastical scenes drawn from nature and architecture

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Creative with Craft

Arteriors has teamed up with an architecture and design studio for the first time, partnering with New York studio Workshop APD for a collection that celebrates craftsmanship and the act of making.

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Golden Age

Gallotti&Radice's 'President Junior' desk hits its 50th year with a special gold version, and cements a revival of 1970s furniture.

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The Scenic Route

There's a taste for the fantastical in interiors this season, with Jane Churchill's 'Wildwood' fabric from Colefax and Fowler a prime example.

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Soften the Sound

Rubelli has worked with Milanese acoustic-panel specialist Slalom to come up with its own sound-absorbing products, made from a selection of its fabrics. 

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Decorate, Cabana Style

Cabana founder Martina Mondadori was inspired by art, fashion and global travel to create a new collection of fabrics, wallcoverings and trim for Schumacher.

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Friendly Forms

Sculptural, monolithic furniture with gentle curves such as Pierre Frey's Litho collection is in the spotlight at the moment; upholstered with tactile materials, these are pieces that contrast purity of form with an irresistible tactility and a certain friendliness.

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Long Live the Resistance

Lewis & Wood's Wax Works collection puts an ancient technique in the spotlight, the art of wax-resist dying.

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A Bee’s-Eye View

New to George Spencer Designs, US brand Zak+Fox's Apiary collection is inspired by the journey of a worker bee, paying tribute to man's reliance on these critical insects and their importance to the planet's ecology.

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Performance Pieces

A new Armani Casa wallcoverings collection has landed at Altfield. Made by Milanese design house Jannelli&Volpi, Precious Fibers 3 uses materials such as silk, lurex and velvet, and has a romantic side to it – all of the products are named after operas or ballets.

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Deeper Roots

S Harris has teamed up with designers from the Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG) for a collection centred around the history and heritage of three culturally rich parts of the world – with "responsible inspiration" the key to creating products with integrity that respect the source of each design.

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Making Waves

Tollgard has entered the rarefied world of limited-edition collectible furniture, thanks to a collaboration with modern stonemasonry The Refined Workshop.

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Rejoice in Nature

Get lost in a world of fantasy and nature with Jabula, a collaboration between Cole & Son and South Africa's Ardmore, which makes ceramics and decorating products inspired by native flora and fauna.

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Capturing the City

While many outdoor fabric collections take their creative cues from the natural world, Studiopepe headed in the opposite direction for their new collection for Élitis: Archiutopia features motifs taken from architecture that become abstract by their repetition.

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Technicolour Dream

British designer Peter Saville has once again collaborated with Kvadrat on a collection of textiles – and this one has a woolly story about its origins. Technicolour is named after the multi-coloured spray-paint that farmers use on sheep to help identify them in the flock.

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Light Waves

Italian brand Giorgetti has used its masterful knowledge of working with timber to create the 'Dunes' pendant, available at Tollgard.

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Hues from History

Colony is hosting a new brand in its showroom, British paint company Mylands. Discover its new Archive collection, derived from historical sources.

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Wonder Weaves

Identified by the United Nations as a "future fibre", abacá is something of a super plant when it comes to sustainability. Topfloor by Esti has launched two new collections of rugs that combine the material's best natural qualities with a strong, graphic aesthetic.

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Nesting Instinct

Tweet tweet! Designed by Kit Kemp and her daughter Minnie, Porta Romana’s Rockin’ Robin collection brings a playful touch to lighting design.

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Sleeping Beauties

De Le Cuona has followed up the launch of its organic linen collection, Pure, with a bedlinen range made from the same groundbreaking textiles.

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A Painterly Approach

Richard Smith spent a career designing for some of the world's best-known fabric and wallpaper studios before setting up his own brand, Madeaux, in 2011. His latest Samarkand collection is typically vibrant and eclectic.

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A Different Facet

With their luxuriously weighty quality, and glowing colours, Bella Figura’s ‘Diamond’ lamps are one of the lighting company's most beloved products. They are made in the glassblowing centre of Italy, Murano, and have a heritage steeped in family tradition, craftsmanship and artisan skill.

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Hand-weaving from Laos

"Nowhere had we seen such intricate patterns and skilled weaving before": Daniel Marcus, co-founder and CEO of Soie de Lune, explains how Lao silk-weaving stole his heart.

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Where There’s a Wall

Arte's 'Camber' wallcovering, made from capiz shells, ably demonstrates the artisan approach that the company takes for every collection. Discover here how it gets from the sea to the wall.

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The Stamp of Approval

Schumacher has an ethos for joyful, uplifting colour and pattern that is a match made in heaven with British textile designer Molly Mahon's hand-block prints. Her latest collection, for the brand, Greencombe, is a celebration of verdant English gardens and wild flowers.

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A Millennia of Knowhow

Aït Manos is the go-to Moroccan tile manufacturer for designers all over the world. An outstanding example of craftsmanship, its traditional zellige tiles are made in Casablanca by sixth- and seventh-generation artisans.

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