From Monday 12 April, we are welcoming you back to enjoy the remarkable world of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
In the last weeks people have adapted to a virtual reality, but what has been missing is the personal connection we all need for inspiration. At the Design Centre, there is an abundance of designer know-how all under one roof and expert guidance at every turn. The wealth of insider knowledge here is truly extraordinary, and showroom teams, who you know and trust, are eager share it with you.
Our interiors has never come under greater scrutiny or become so central to our lives. Do you need new curtains, a lamp or sofa, or perhaps an overhaul of the entire house is in order? For the trade, the speculation has proven true. People cooped up in their houses are craving change and interior designers have taken on new work and are longing to resume their usual sourcing process.
For professionals and design enthusiasts alike, nothing beats seeing beautiful products in person. After weeks staring at a computer screen, it will be an uplifting experience to return to discover joyful palettes, patterns and tactile textures once again. At the Design Centre we celebrate makers – their skill and craftsmanship cannot be underestimated, and there is no substitute to seeing scale, exquisite detailing, materials and finishes up close.
Please refer to individual showrooms for their footfall policy.
Measures are in place to help make sourcing safe, seamless and inspiring. The safety and welfare of our community of showrooms, colleagues, partners and visitors remains our number one priority.
In line with government guidance, masks are mandatory for visitors throughout the building.
Clear information and wayfinding signage have been placed at key locations and temperature checkpoint devices can be found in in all ground floor lift lobbies and at the North and South entrances. We are continuing a rigorous cleaning regime: high touchpoint areas including handles, buttons, balustrades, doors, lifts and washrooms will be cleaned throughout the day, and there is accessibility and visibility of hand sanitisers at multiple stations. Physical measures will include the capacity of two people in washrooms and lifts, while the use of stairs will be encouraged wherever possible. Please also be proactive in preparing a visit: be aware of the safety protocols and be diligent in following these guidelines to maintain everyone’s safety. Each visitor must monitor themselves and not visit if they are feeling unwell.
KEEP PROJECTS MOVING FORWARD
The Designer Sourcing Service is specifically aimed at industry professionals, giving invaluable support to the design and decoration community, both in the UK and internationally. With some practices still working remotely, the complimentary service has been agile in recognising changing needs. Its aim is to collaborate with designers and the showrooms, working closely with them by making sourcing more accessible from a distance, and keeping projects moving forward. With an in-depth knowledge of 120 showrooms, the customised service is on hand to help with individual requirements.
BESPOKE PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICE
Whatever your style, the complimentary Personal Shopping Service can open your eyes to a wealth of products from 600 internationals brands you may never have considered before. Homeowners are reappraising what they want from their interiors, and, with so much more time now being spent at home, the design that surrounds us has come in to sharp focus. Virtual enquiries are welcome, no matter where you are in the world. Find out how to request a consultation below:
STAY IN TOUCH, STAY INSPIRED
The Design Centre is committed to promoting and championing our remarkable community. The showrooms are hubs of extraordinary talent, so we will continue to shine a spotlight on their exceptional talent. Across all our digital channels we will showcase the work of designers, artisans and manufacturers, acknowledging masters of their craft while focusing on their creativity and expertise.
Keep ahead and explore the latest colour palettes for spring/summer collections on the First Look hub.
There will be more news and in-depth content via Design Centre Stories on the design blog, while more Design Date webinars will encourage insider insight and creative thinking. It is all about sharing passions, inspirations and conversations. It is a message of positivity and connection, and in partnership with our 120 showrooms, the Design Centre will keep you inspired.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our safe and inspiring environment.
Please stay in touch via social media channels @designcentreCH