Design Centre Stories

Category: Showroom News

Rugs with Purpose

Specialising in exquisite hand-made rugs, Jennifer Manners Design, a new arrival in the Centre Dome, counts some of the world's most influential interior designers as clients. 

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Recipe for Success

Espresso Design's showroom in Design Centre East is always an inspiring place, and now Its excellence has now been recognised, having been awarded Best Contemporary Kitchen Designer & Retail Showroom in the BUILD Architecture Awards 2020.

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A Family Affair

Head to a new showroom in Design Centre East, Christian Lee, to see the work of US fabric giant Fabricut, including its new Collective Threads collection, which touches on both traditional design and a more bohemian aesthetic.

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Creative Energy

Vaughan has joined forces with some of the industry's most highly regarded names, including Susie Atkinson, pictured, for the return of its Made in the Shade campaign, which benefits solar lighting non-profit Watts of Love.

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See the Specialist

New to Design Centre East, Sonya Brown Textiles grew out of founder Sonya Ryman’s Hampstead curtain and blind shop. Ryman began to devise her own collections in 2018, responding to the taste of her clients and filling in the gaps where she couldn’t find the right product. Setting up a dedicated textile showroom was the logical next step, where her …

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A Shot of Glamour

Ventura's Design Centre East showroom has grown, taking over the adjacent space to create further enticing roomsets that showcase the Dublin-based brand's classic contemporary aesthetic.

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Skills on Show

Decca has relaunched the trade section of its website. Registering online unlocks a host of new features, helping specifiers to select products, keep track of their projects and learn more about the broad range of skills that go into every custom-made piece of furniture.

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The Science of Sleep

"We put a tremendous amount of effort in to mattress selection, an area where people can really benefit from expert advice." Get under the covers and read the inside story on new bed showroom Rested.

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Style With Substance

Turnstyle Designs' work fuses quality that's second to none – everything is hand-made, hand-stitched and hand-hammered in the Devon countryside – with an original design sense. Its new showroom displays this innovative, imaginative take on hardware.

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Go Configure

Davidson London has reopened in a different location at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, with a host of new products to discover, including the Wanderlust collection of tables, which has modular options for the top, base, colour and finish.

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Talk of the Table

Playful tableware and ceramics have been added to the menu at the Simpsons showroom thanks to a partnership with Micucci Interiors, including heritage Portuguese brand Vista Alegre and up-and-coming Spanish design studio MiCuit Ilustracion.

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Budding Designer?

Pierre Frey has launched a competition for children aged 3-12 years to create their very own wallpaper – and 25 winning designs will go into production. Open to the children of the company’s customers, employees and distributors, it will benefit the Fondation de France, which supports children in danger of dropping out of school.

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Manufacturing Reawakens

Cautious easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK and across Europe means that factories and workshops are coming back to life, while adapting to new safety measures.

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The Power of Now

Spending more time at home, many people's thoughts have turned to redecorating, whether a complete overhaul or a smaller rejuvenation with a few well-judged accessories. Several brands to be found at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour operate online shopfronts, so there's no need to wait a moment longer: getting products delivered to the door is only a few clicks away.

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Meaningful Moments

Dedar has found a nostalgic way to stay in touch with the sociable moments of everyday life, via the power of illustration. It has commissioned Icinori – aka illustrators Mayumi Otero and Raphael Urwiller – to create a Minutes, a series that captures those moments in time that we might have formerly taken for granted,

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An Evergreen Scheme

Interior designer Emma Sims-Hilditch has reimagined an area of GP & J Baker's showroom as a sumptuous and comfortable bedroom. It's the latest in a series of 'curated spaces' in which stellar names in decorating create room sets to inspire.

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Weaving a Spell

“Weaving is an underutilised medium,” says James Gomez, the founder of new Design Centre East showroom Yarn Collective. The four-year-old company chose Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for its first bricks-and-mortar space, a place to show a stable of exclusive brands where everything has a strong emphasis on Gomez’s passion, weaving.

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A Maestro’s Next Move

Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd has moved to a new location in the Centre Dome. As an A-list decorator, Moschino has turned his talent for creating stunning interiors to his own showroom space, which features a sumptuous four-posted bed at its heart.

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Rubelli’s Renaissance

“There is no ‘traditional’ and ‘contemporary’ any more: it’s about mixing things together,” says Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli. The CEO of Rubelli was in London to visit the redesigned Rubelli/Donghia showroom, which has been given a new lease of life by Studio Indigo.

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