The co-founders of Todhunter Earle on why variety helps them stay motivated: "If you do lots of new projects it keeps you fresh," says Emily Todhunter. "No two days and clients are the same. We love it." Click to watch the interview...

Hodsoll McKenzie's design director introduces the Utopia collection, the brand's first sustainable range of fabrics. "I was trying to use linen that was entirely produced in Belgium, and look for the newest and most efficient printing and dying procedures." Click to watch the interview...

Practical demonstrations and hands-on workshops brought the skill of making right into the showrooms at Focus/21, all bringing home the joy of creating something by hand. Click to read more...

"Our readers are really style confident; they love to go out and about and come to places like Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and take inspiration for what they see there," says Livingetc's editor. "There really is nothing like seeing things in real life." Click to watch the interview...

The managing and creative director GP & J Baker introduces the showroom's curated space, designed by Studio Winch: "I chose them because they mix an enormous amount of pattern and colour, and because of their attention to detail; everything they do is incredible." Click to watch the interview...

Things are getting curiouser and curiouser at Focus/21, as new products celebrate the magical and highly immersive, just like Alice in Wonderland, currently being celebrated at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Click to read more...

The interior designer talks about her approach to sustainable sourcing: "The perfect product is aesthetically beautiful, functional and sustainable – and if all of our interiors can do that, we can enjoy them knowing that they're only doing good things for the planet." Click to watch the interview...

"I love colour too much not to use it – nowadays, we need colour more than ever to brighten our spirits and lift our souls," says the in-demand interior designer, speaking after her Conversations in Design session with Livingetc's Pip Rich at Focus/21. Click to watch the interview...

A new Andrew Martin pop-up, which opened in time for Focus/21, runs wild with playful furniture, lighting and artwork – from giant balloon-dog sculptures to graffiti-daubed fruit and pieces that incorporate neon lighting. Click to read more...

The founder of interior design studio Oliver Laws talks about his latest projects, and explains how the pandemic has affected people's relationships with their homes: "When you're working and living in a space all the time, you start thinking about things differently." Click to watch the interview...

The European CEO of Schumacher on the recently opened showroom in the South Dome, and the US brand's 11,000 products, both old and new. "Everyone has been incredibly welcoming. The Design Centre has been incredibly helpful – it really is its own community," he says. Click to watch the interview...

Creative director Arabella McNie has curated a series of vignettes in the North Dome for Focus/21 that offers a snapshot of the huge breadth of products available at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, and points the way to the confident, optimistic mood of this season's interiors. Click to read more...

"What I've realised with Kate and Emily, is how incredibly broad their spectrum of design talent is" – the chairman of the Victoria & Albert Museum on interviewing Kate Earle and Emily Todhunter of Todhunter Earle about their work at Focus/21. Click to watch the interview...

The designer from VSP Interiors was at Focus/21 taking part in a 'town or country?' debate hosted by The English Home. "The Design Centre has everything that you could possibly want. It's invaluable for us and our clients to see things in situ," she says of the benefits of seeing products in person. Click to watch the interview...

"People get stuck in a rut and they hire from the same types of places. All we're doing is broadening people's minds," says Alexandria Dauley, co-founder of United in Design alongside Sophie Ashby. The charity has a presence in the Design Avenue at Focus/21 as a House Guest. Click to read more...

The executive editor of Country Life was at Focus/21 discussing the psychology of interior design: "What really came out was the emphasis on comfort, and how that is the foundation of every successful home – far greater than style." Click to watch the interview...

The communications director of Pierre Frey introduces the brand's latest furniture pieces – "a twist between contemporary and inventive" – as well as all the new fabric and wallpaper ranges....

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the place to discover world-class talent across a spectrum of creativity – and with the interior design industry placing a greater value on craft, Focus/21 has broadened its agenda to showcase the work of some of the best contemporary makers. Click to read more...

Porta Romana's new 'Mushroom' wall lights were inspired by the organic beauty of oyster mushrooms, and are made using 3D-printed cornstarch. Click to read more...

The interior designer is at Focus/21 to take part in a Grow Your Business session; here, she also talks about her role with the BIID "working from a grassroots level to understand diversity and inclusion within our industry." Click to watch the interview...

The co-founder of Maddux Creative was in the Arte showroom to discuss working with colour and pattern in a session hosted by The World of Interiors. "You shouldn't over-think it; it should be instinctual, a little bit" is his advice. Click to watch the interview...

At Focus/21, the Design Avenue is playing house to 21 House Guests, only in situ for the duration of the show. Carefully curated to bring even more inspiration to visitors, their offering includes everything from bespoke furniture to lighting, tiles, rugs and art. Click to read more...

The CEO of Rubelli talks about how the textile and fabric house is celebrating the 1,600th anniversary of Venice with a new fabric collection, and explains more about the Alberta Ferretti-designed dresses incorporating Rubelli textiles, displayed in the showroom for Focus/21. Click to watch the interview...

As Colefax and Fowler's south entrance is remodelled in homage to its original Chintz Shop of the 1970s, its commercial director talks about the new Christabel collection: "People want something pretty, and they want something to cheer them up." Click to watch the interview...

Designed by creative director Arabella McNie, the FT How to Spend It Restaurant at Focus/21 conjures up the feeling of an Indian summer with bold, bright patterns, and cascading flowers towering above its central bar. Click to read more...

Launching a design collaboration with Zinc Textile at Focus/21, the designer says that there's an optimistic mood in the air: "Everyone is feeling inspired, and ready to get stuck in. We feel the same way." Click to watch the interview...

Winch Design's Selina McCabe is at Focus/21 to introduce the curated space that she has designed for GP & J Baker showroom. "The Design Centre is the heart of everything we do; it's the starting point of all our projects," she says. Click to watch the interview...

Three fabric and wallpaper houses at Focus/21 have launched collections that look back in time for their source material, with results that feel fresh for the modern world, yet rooted in the past....

The period when summer slips into autumn is one of the finest in the garden – and John Carter has captured that between-the-seasons feeling with his flowers for Focus/21. Click to read more...

"People are becoming braver with colour. Since lockdown they have found that their home is their sanctuary – and rather than try to impress, they are doing things for themselves," says the designer. Click to watch the interview...

During Focus/21, see three fabulous gowns designed by Alberta Ferretti in the Rubelli showroom, all of which use iconic fabrics from Rubelli's collections. 'San Marco' silk damask and 'Barbarigo' brocade have been used to stunning effect, spotlighting Italian craftsmanship and creativity. Click to read more...

Studio Winch has created a curated space within the GP & J Baker showroom, designed as a sophisticated space that fuses a town and country aesthetic. Click to read more...

Head to the Centre Dome at Focus/21 to see a mesmerising aerial artwork, specially conceived for the show by Arabella McNie. From Earth to Sky features colourful foliage swirling into the domes among suspended slices of agate, bringing the beauty of nature into an urban environment. Click to read more...

Psychologists say people look back affectionately in times of transition – when the present feels bumpy, you revert to happier, carefree times. This year, the 1970s is back. Click to read more...

"We believe that fabrics are a bridge that can connect people and spaces," says Chiara Pirotta of French fabric house Casal. On the same theme, its latest fabrics celebrate a charity initiative which aims to bridge the gap between generations, and allow people with Alzheimer's "to connect with their feeling, their imagination and to express themselves." Click to read more...

Head to Third Floor, North Dome for a new enlarged space that merges two previous showrooms – Victoria + Albert Baths and Perrin & Rowe – and adds sister brands Shaws of Darwen and Riobel. Click to read more...

"There's no how-to road map to style. It's about self-expression and, above all, attitude." Age-defying New York fashion icon Iris Apfel launches a suitably eclectic collection of textiles and trimmings for Fabricut. Click to read more...

As new launches at Focus/21 demonstrate, white is fresh, simple, timeless – but when combined with sculptural shapes in an interiors scheme, it can also be intriguing and exciting as the play of light becomes an integral part of the drama. Click to read more...