As gardeners turn their thoughts to planting bulbs for spring/summer, interior design enthusiasts similarly need to plan ahead to ensure they have everything they need for their outdoor projects next year. In recognition of this, in October Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour will showcase the best in outdoor living with a series of stylish vignettes in the Design Avenue.

Thanks to long lead times, autumn/winter is the time to specify for your next outdoor projects, to ensure their readiness for sunny days in 2022. Whether a small garden, a generous area with a patio to entertain in, terrace or yacht deck, The Art of Outdoor Living will be an essential source of design inspiration and the place to discover outdoor products from the world’s premier design destination. 

A rollcall of names taking part include Ethimo, Flexform, McKinnon and Harris, Perennials Sutherland Studio, Tollgard Presents Piet Boon Outdoor and Visionnaire.

Our relationship with nature has changed and people want to spend more time outside, but in style and comfort. Outdoor space is now considered an extension of the interior, deserving the same careful design consideration.

The Art of Outdoor Living is another new and exciting initiative for the Design Avenue – the ultimate space to showcase inspirational concepts for outdoor living. International brands are expanding their repertoire to include a host of designs suitable for the outdoors, from furniture and lighting to rugs, textiles and accessories, allowing for the creation of true ‘outdoor rooms’ with a more decorative edge.

Several iconic designs have been reimagined for all weathers. Equally at home by the pool or on the patio, many incorporate hi-tech materials, reproducing the comfort of their indoor counterparts, but with the added benefit of increased durability. On display will be stylish pieces by renowned designers including Antonio Citterio for Flexform, Vincent Van Duysen for Sutherland Furniture and Marco Lavit for Ethimo, as well as Piet Boon for the Tollgard vignette. For the full list of participants CLICK HERE

Outdoor fabrics continue to surprise with their combination of high design aspirations and durability. Textiles that once felt coarse to the touch have been replaced with the use of softer yarns, produced in tempting colours and patterns similar to interior fabrics.

During The Art of Outdoor Living, visitors can join live discovery tours that dive into the stories behind the designs. To find out more CLICK HERE 

There will also be opportunities to view again some of the Design Centre’s talks with award-winning garden designers including Jinny Blom and Tom Stuart Smith on the joy of gardening and how it can transform health and wellbeing. To view the talks CLICK HERE 

Entry is free and booking is not required.

Tollgard Presents Piet Boon Outdoor
Perennials Sutherland Studio


+44 (0)20 7225 9166


 *Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour reserves the right to change the format without notice and accepts no liability if any events are varied, relocated or cancelled. The health and wellbeing of visitors and showrooms are the Design Centre’s first priority, and there are many measures in place to ensure a safe visit.