Events archive

Gallotti&Radice – Weekly ‘Behind-the-scenes’ Webinars

Webinar sessions with brand experts can enrich as inspire, all without leaving home. Gallotti&Radice is offering a series of live weekly 'behind-the-scenes' webinars. Completely free to attend, these sessions will take place every Thursday (in Italian) and Friday (in English) until the end of April. Aimed at professionals, architects, designers and style-seekers alike, they are sure to be very insightful. Normally …

Design Discovery Tours

Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s friendly concierge for an engaging, hour-long discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Whether you are a first-time or seasoned visitor, get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs. These free guided tours are aimed at professional audiences, students …

London Design Week 2020 – Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2020 With a theme of creative excellence under the heading ‘masters of design’, London Design Week 2020 was a show of confidence, craftsmanship and ingenuity. Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s curated programme of 100+ events included meet-the designer sessions, new launches, tours, demonstrations and workshops ­– a combination of design knowledge and expertise not found anywhere else. Stellar …

Rooms at the top

The Design Club is playing host to a special exhibition of interior designer Nicky Haslam’s drawings and watercolours of his schemes, created for clients from the 1980s until the present day. In a world driven by computer-aided design, they are both a glimpse into the creative industry practices of the recent past, and a celebration of Haslam’s artistic talents. The …

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2020

To mark the Chinese New Year ­– the Year of the Rat – Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s personal shopper Gabrielle Grubanovich has curated a themed area in the Centre Dome that celebrates East Asian influences. Against a glowing backdrop of hand-applied brass leaf on rice paper from Altfield, products included a Chinese silk rug by Kinnasand from Kvadrat, a ceramic …

The Ultimate Interior Design Sale 2020

THE ULTIMATE INTERIOR DESIGN SALE Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour started the new decade with a bang, hosting the Ultimate Interior Design Sale from 6 – 11 January 2020. More than 30 international showrooms took part, augmented by additional house guests selling their luxury wares. With discounts of up to 80%, it was an opportunity to pick up some exceptional pieces from some …

The Twinkle of Christmas 2019

CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN TURNS ON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2 December 2019: Claudia Winkleman, star of stage and screen, switched on the Christmas lights at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour in London. She brought seasonal good cheer to the evening by illuminating the glass domes in the world’s premier design centre. Now in its tenth year, the Twinkle of Christmas is a much-anticipated annual tradition …

Christmas Design Day 2019

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS...   The first-ever Christmas Design Day brought a flock of eager visitors to the world’s premier design centre for workshops, demonstrations and tours that were fun, inspiring and creative. From decorating cookies at Altfield, ways to decorate festive tables at th2 to to making fabulous tree decorations at de Le Cuona, …

The Interior Designers’ Pantomime

JACK AND THE BLINGSTALK The much-anticipated Interior Designers’ Pantomime, rehershed at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, staged ‘Jack and the Blingstalk’ at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the heart of London’s West End. An eye dazzling, rip-roaring, jaw-dropping production of the legendary fairytale, it was told and created by the biggest names in interior design. The design cognoscenti included Tim Gosling as the …

Focus/19 Design Event – Highlights

FOCUS/19 CULTIVATING SUCCESS “The ultimate destination for interior architects, decorators and architects” Vincent Van Duysen, designer Focus/19 was the most dynamic show to date at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour - the breadth and magnitude which has never been seen before. Across six days, 130 sessions saw star-studded names sharing their knowledge and expertise at packed sessions. Cultivating success, there were the latest launches …

The Superyacht Design Forum 2019 – Highlights

THE SUPERYACHT DESIGN FORUM 2019 Delegates from around the globe descended on the Design Centre for The Superyacht Design Forum. In partnership with The Superyacht Group, eighteen interactive workshops took place in the unique setting of the showrooms. This year’s theme ‘An External Perspective’ set the agenda for a dynamic programme as luminaries from diverse industries – many outside the superyacht …

London Craft Week 2019 – Highlights

THE JOY OF CRAFT Participating in London Craft Week again this year was a reminder of the sheer pleasure of seeing designs made by hand. At a session moderated by writer Charlotte Abrahams, Franco Ceccotti expressed a passion for his work. “Artisan skills are very important, each one expresses soul,” he said. “Meticulous care and respect for materials, particularly wood, has …

London Design Week 2019 – Highlights

LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2019: VISITOR NUMBERS AT ALL TIME HIGH With registration up by 30%, it is no surprise that London Design Week 2019 proved to be the busiest show to date at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Visitors flocked for six days of new launches and designer collaborations; meet-the-designer sessions; design discovery tours; artisan demonstrations, expert guidance and experiences, unseen anywhere …

Winter Sale 2019

WINTER SAMPLE SALE 2019 As the season shifted to full-on winter, the New Year at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour started at a gallop. Some 30 showrooms took part in the winter sample sale. Visitors were able to snap up top quality furniture, lighting, accessories, hardware, carpets and fabrics at up to 75% off. The perfect excuse to upgrade interiors with some …

The Twinkle of Christmas 2018

AB FAB JOANNA LUMLEY SWITCHES ON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Warmly welcomed by a crowd of top designers and high-profile design lovers, the absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley actress, presenter and writer switched on the Christmas lights at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. With her characteristic warmth and sense of fun she brought seasonal good cheer to the evening by illuminating the glass domes in …

Asia Week – Highlights

ASIA WEEK 2018: A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ART EXHIBITION #AsiaWeekAtDCCH @designcentrech Asia Week at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour was a multi-dimensional exhibition in association with Asian Art in London, that celebrated the influence, culture and creativity of Asia. ASIAN ART Featuring seven galleries showcasing the work of artists from China, Korea, Japan, The Philippines and Nepal, the unique selling exhibition included contemporary work in a variety of disciplines …

Evolution of Tradition – Highlights

A SELLING EXHIBITION OF EXCEPTIONAL CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE Evolution of Tradition was an exhibition of contemporary bespoke furniture, in collaboration with The Furniture Makers’ Company, a City of London livery company. THE FURNITURE EXHIBITION All the exhibited pieces were designed and made by Bespoke Guild Mark holders; an impressive rollcall of established designer-makers and new talent from the vibrant British craft scene. They included …

Focus/18 Design Event – Highlights

FOCUS/18 For six days Focus/18 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour was the design event for excellence. Welcoming design enthusiasts from around the globe, the dynamic programme offered more than 100 experiential sessions that brought design ideas to life. COLOUR AND CONFIDENCE  Focus/18 celebrated creative excellence with an exhilarating six days of inspiration and experiential events. Inspired by this season’s new collections – playful, …

London Design Week 2018 – Highlights

100+ Events – One Authoritative Show – Infinite Design Possibilities EXPRESSIONS OF INDIVIDUALITY Upbeat, vibrant and more creative than ever, London Design Week 2018 saw key influencers and decision-makers converge on Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for an exhilarating week of inspiration, experiential events and exchange of ideas. Embodying this season’s playful, assured collections, the show acted as a dynamic barometer of global design …

East Meets West 2017 – Highlights

EAST MEETS WEST IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASIAN ART IN LONDON The Art Exhibition East Meets West, in association with Asian Art in London, celebrated the influence of Asian art and culture. The exhibition was a tour de force for Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, adept at supporting creative expression across the design agenda. Attracting designers and new discerning Asian visitors, it explored tradition …

Focus/17 Design Event – Highlights

FOCUS/17 - 360 DESIGN VISION Bigger and more colourful than ever Focus/17 is universally recognised as a primary design destination for designers, architects and decision-makers who descended for a dizzying week of experiential events and collection launches. Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has long been a catalyst of creative connections and showrooms reported a rise in global visitors, especially from the USA, …

London Design Week 2017 – Highlights

'THE SCIENCE OF DESIGN' - LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2017 100+ EVENTS - ONE AUTHORITATIVE SHOW - INFINITE DESIGN POSSIBILITIES London Design Week 2017 was an unmissable event for designers, architects and styleseekers from across the globe. The word ‘science’ comes from ‘scientia’, the Latin for ‘knowledge’, and this year’s programme was packed with opportunities to get the inside track.  With 120 exhibitors and …

Focus/16 – Highlights

FOCUS/16 A vibrant atmosphere packed showrooms and plenty of exciting and relevant product launches from over 600 of the world’s leading brands made the Focus/16 autumn’s defining design event. With 127 events in six days, it was the largest and most immersive show to date. Visitors from across the globe flocked to meet the designer sessions, curated tours, workshops and …

SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2016 Highlights

SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2016 SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2016 looked at the future of superyacht design, exploring innovative technology and examining the tools available to deliver the ultimate for next-generation owners. A vibrant programme featured the hottest topics in the industry with speakers from design, luxury, automotive, technology, yachting and legal sectors, ensuring a varied debate from a whole host of angles. The showrooms …

Marilyn Monroe Exhibition 2016 – Highlights

THE 'LEGACY OF A LEGEND'  The Exhibition Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, in collaboration with Julien’s Auctions, hosted a new exhibition that gave the British public the rare opportunity to see original film costumes, jewellery and personal items from Marilyn Monroe’s life and work. Extraordinary highlights from the screen icon’s film career included the sheer beaded dress she wore in 'Some Like it …