Focus/22 Programme

The events programme for Focus/22 has been curated to engage, inform and spark the imagination. Book now for Conversations in Design, the renowned talks series that offers access to the industry’s global A-listers; tickets are £10 and spaces are limited. There are also scores of free events in our Access All Areas schedule, to enjoy in and around the showrooms, from meet the designer sessions to hands-on workshops, collection launches and discovery tours.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ANTIQUE BRASS MATT FINISH LAUNCH

Samuel Heath, First Floor, North Dome
To celebrate Samuel Heath’s new antique brass matt finish, take a design challenge: order the correct stages of the artisan finishing process to be in with the chance of winning a Tom Dixon home fragrance set. Featuring tonal accents with an additional matt lacquer, the warm finish has an immediate aged look that can be maintained over time.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: MOODBOARD MASTERCLASS

ABI Interiors, Third Floor, Design Centre East
Gain an intimate experience of ABI Interiors’ range while assembling moodboards to inspire your projects at this masterclass. Each session will provide a unique insight into the company’s influential products and what inspired their creation. Places limited.

STYLE SPY: PERSONAL SHOPPING CLINC

Personal Shopping Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Seeking solutions for your design dilemmas? Head to the clinic and meet the Design Centre’s friendly personal shopper Gabrielle Grubanovich. With a huge selection of products on show at Focus/22, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. Harness the expertise of someone who knows the showrooms inside out and gain access to brands you may never have considered before. With some friendly advice, help is on hand to bring your interior scheme to reality.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge for an engaging discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs at Focus/22.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: CREATIVE CRAFTING: ALTFIELD LEATHER

Altfield, Second Floor, Centre Dome
Altfield is introducing new designs to Altfield Leather, its carefully curated line of luxury leather. Visit the showroom and craft your own leather pouch while you explore the newest releases.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: KINTSUGI DEMONSTRATION WITH STUDIO RANJ

Tim Page Carpets, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Tim Page Carpets works with Yodomo, a social venture that repurposes materials – including unusable carpet offcuts and discontinued samples – for arts and crafts projects that increase wellbeing and promote creative reuse. To celebrate this enterprising spirit, Yomodo teacher and potter Ranjit Dhaliwal will be in the showroom demonstrating kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramic: he will be using a mixture of resin and gold-coloured powder to breathe new life into broken pieces.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DESIGN WITH AUTHENTICITY

GP & J Baker, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
Sarah Spiteri, editorial director of Homes & Gardens talks to Ann Grafton and Rita Konig about how certain much loved, authentic, archival designs continue to remain relevant throughout the decades. Rita and Ann will explore their favourite GP&J Baker Original designs and how they have been adapted through colour and scale to suit ever-changing design trends.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: BLITHFIELD: BEHIND THE BRAND

George Spencer Designs, Third Floor, Design Centre East
To celebrate Blithfield’s 25th anniversary, founders Anne Dubbs and Liz Downing will be in conversation with international interiors influencer Gloria Gonzalez, to discuss the origin of the company and the creative inspiration behind their timeless fabric and wallpaper collections.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: THE POWER OF POSITIVITY IN DESIGN, FROM SCION

Sanderson, First Floor, South Dome
Hosted by renowned interiors writer Suzanne Imre, join Scion chatting about how creating, making and living in happy homes can improve mental health, as well as its wonderful collaboration with Designs In Mind. Special guests include designer and mental health advocate, Steuart Padwick, Elin Humphreys from Designs In Mind and Scion designer, Charlotte Gibson

ACCESS ALL AREAS: COLE & SON PRESENTS THE GARDENS COLLECTION – VOL I & II

Cole & Son, Ground Floor, Centre Dome Join Cole & Son for an exclusive look behind its two new collections: The Gardens Vol I – wallpapers, which tells the enduring story of nature’s panoramas rendered through the artist’s brush, alongside The Gardens Vol II – Fabrics, an exquisite selection of luxury fabric complements.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: LIVING WITH AND LIVING IN COLOUR

Eccotrading Design London, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
Working internationally, Annie Castano has advised people on which colours work for them. From Hollywood stars to private clients her instincts and methods are always spot on. In this session, she explores ‘living with colour’: what calms and excites, and what irritates and stresses.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge for an engaging discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs at Focus/22.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: WHAT THE HOME MEANS NOW

Romo, First Floor, North Dome
Join Romo Group directors Emily and Jordan Mould, alongside furniture maker Christian Watson, interior designers Alex Dauley of Dauley Designs and  Simone Gordon and Sophie van Winden, co-founders of Owl Design for a discussion on how our relationship with our home has changed in the last two years. Chaired by Busola Evans of The World of Interiors.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: CLARKE & CLARKE SERVES UP WATERCOLOUR FIZZ

Sanderson, First Floor, Centre Dome
Unleash your creativity, come and create your very own watercolour masterpieces with painterly strokes, while enjoying gentle sups of fizz! You will  hear top design tips from the Clarke & Clarke team, which have inspired the latest Exotica 2 collection.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: THE MAGIC OF MEXICAN DESIGN

Tollgard, First Floor, Centre Dome
Embracing the rich legacies of Mexico, Luteca specialises in contemporary and modernist design inspired by Mexican heritage. Join Tollgard founder and creative director, Staffan Tollgård as he discusses the undiscovered treasures of Mexican design with Luteca founders, Sébastien & Amanda Réant.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: CRAFTSMANSHIP REIMAGINED

Alexander Lamont + Miles, Second Floor, South Dome
Alexander Lamont presents his new collection of accessories, Trove, designed by Alberto Velez. He will explain the intricacies and characteristics of shagreen, a material much loved by the great decorators of the art deco period. Drinks from 4pm - 6pm.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: THE SECRET OF SUCCESSFUL DECORATIVE LIGHTING

Vaughan, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
Get the inside track on decorative lighting from three interior designers Adam Bray, Jessica Buckley and Mary Graham, co-founder of Salvesen Graham, at a panel discussion chaired by Country Life’s Giles Kime.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: A CONTEMPORARY ODE TO PERSIA’S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE: CHRISTIAN FISCHBACHER X HADI TEHERANI

Lelièvre Paris, First Floor, Centre Dome
Christian Fischbacher presents the Contemporary Persia collection. Come and meet CEO and design director Michael and Camila Fischbacher to discover how this collaboration brings together Iran’s architecture, landscape and high culture. Find out how these elements have strongly influenced the work of renowned architect and designer Hadi Teherani.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: 2022 COLLECTION ON THE GO

Gallotti&Radice, Second Floor, Centre Dome
Gallotti&Radice’s 2022 collection, presented in Milan, lands in London’s Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for Focus/22. Join the team for an immersive Italian design experience at a sparkling cocktail party. View the latest designs signed by Massimo Castagna, Studiopepe, Staffan Tollgård + Filippo Castellani, Oscar and Gabriele Buratti, Pinuccio Borgonovo and Federica Biasi.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: TOLLGARD CELEBRATES THE MAKER’S HAND

Tollgard, First Floor, Centre Dome
The craftsmen take centre stage in the Tollgard showroom for Focus/22 this year. Tollgard showroom founders, Staffan & Monique Tollgård, invite you to enjoy a glass of something sparkling and discover Mexican artisans, Luteca and Danish master makers, Malte Gormsen.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DESIGN, FAMILY AND INFLUENCING WITH ASHLEY STARK AND LAURA HAMMETT

Stark Carpet, Third Floor, South Dome
Ashley Stark Kenner, Stark creative director and interior designer Laura Hammett chat all things design, family and influencing. This special session will cover their successful Instagram followings and balancing work and family life. Expect to be inspired as Ashley shares the design journey for her latest collection, Ashley Stark Home.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ANTIQUE BRASS MATT FINISH LAUNCH

Samuel Heath, First Floor, North Dome
To celebrate Samuel Heath’s new antique brass matt finish, take a design challenge: order the correct stages of the artisan finishing process to be in with the chance of winning a Tom Dixon home fragrance set. Featuring tonal accents with an additional matt lacquer, the warm finish has an immediate aged look that can be maintained over time.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: NAJD COLLECTION: A COLLABORATION WITH TRISTAN AUER

Lelievre Paris, First Floor, Centre Dome
Inspired by the architecture of Saudi Arabia, the Najd collection takes you on a journey to the namesake region known for its traditional houses. Emmanuel Lelievre talks about the collection’s genesis, fruit of a collaboration with Parisian designer Tristan Auer.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ARTISAN TILE PAINTING WORKSHOP

Artisans of Devizes, Third Floor, Design Centre East
Research shows that participating in creative arts and craft activities can improve wellbeing, reduce stress and help you regain focus in an often-challenging world. During Focus/22, Artisans of Devizes will be holding a series of tile painting workshops in the showroom, providing everything you need to create your own statement tile design. 

ACCESS ALL AREAS: MOODBOARD MASTERCLASS

ABI Interiors, Third Floor, Design Centre East
Gain an intimate experience of ABI Interiors’ range while assembling moodboards to inspire your projects at this masterclass. Each session will provide a unique insight into the company’s influential products and what inspired their creation. Places limited.

STYLE SPY: PERSONAL SHOPPING CLINIC

Personal Shopping Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Seeking solutions for your design dilemmas? Head to the clinic and meet the Design Centre’s friendly personal shopper Gabrielle Grubanovich. With a huge selection of products on show at Focus/22, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. Harness the expertise of someone who knows the showrooms inside out and gain access to brands you may never have considered before. With some friendly advice, help is on hand to bring your interior scheme to reality.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: MOODBOARD MASTERCLASS WITH JOANNA WOOD

Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs, Second Floor, South Dome
Renowned designer, Joanna Wood joins Interior Style Hunter Grant Pierrus to host a masterclass on how to build a successful mood board incorporating the new collections from Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs and Thibaut. REWORDING PLEASE Plus, an opportunity to create your own mood board.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: THE ALCHEMY OF DESIGN

Arte, Second Floor, Design Centre East
Discover the alchemy of design involved in creating each of Arte’s innovative wallcoverings and join the Arte team as they take you through the latest collections and explain the layers of detailed work that ensures each design has a truly unique story.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge for an engaging discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs at Focus/22.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: CREATIVE CRAFTING: ALTFIELD LEATHER

Altfield, Second Floor, Centre Dome
Altfield is introducing new designs to Altfield Leather, its carefully curated line of luxury leather. Visit the showroom and craft your own leather pouch while you explore the newest releases.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: HUMA KITCHENS LAUNCH

Huma Kitchens, Third Floor, Design Centre East
This new showroom at the Design Centre is dedicated to bespoke luxury kitchens and joinery, designed in the UK and made in Italy. The launch event will have a special focus on lighting, with Andrea Carollo of Italian lighting manufacturer Italamp discussing the latest products, explaining the company’s design process and giving visitors an engaging insight into current thinking and trends in lighting design.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: HEROES OF 21ST-CENTURY NORWEGIAN DESIGN

Hadeland Glasswerk, First Floor, South Dome
Three heroes of 21st-century Norwegian design explore the rich history and exciting future of the Nordic nation. Meet Maud Gjeruldsen Bugge, design director of Hadeland Glassverk, Norway’s oldest glassmaker, Thor-Anders Lundh Håkestad, CEO of Lundhs Realstone, and Jørgen Tengesdal, CEO of bespoke furniture maker Eikund; the trio will be joined by Staffan Tollgård, founder & creative director of Tollgard.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: TAKE AN INSPIRING TRIP

Colony, Second Floor, Centre Dome
Take a walk through the streets of Paris with Casamance and come with Colony on a journey to exotic places. Colony and Casamance will make this design expedition even more exciting by serving champagne and regional snacks.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: THE EVOLVING STORY OF THE COLLECTED HOME

GP & J Baker, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
In conversation with Carole Annett, Toby Lorford and Ann Grafton discuss tips and tricks for evolving rooms within the home and creating spaces that stand the test of time. From refreshing a space with newer textiles and objects, through to the addition of wallcoverings, key pieces of antique furniture and upholstery to existing design schemes, discover how to create collected rooms with a timeless appeal.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN HOSTED BY HOMES & GARDENS – PLAYFUL HOMES: LIVING WITH COLOUR

Guest speakers: Rachel Chudley and Sarah Spiteri, editorial director of Homes & Gardens
What is the secret of creating a truly individual interior? Rachel Chudley is confident in her design choices and unconstrained by rules. Her work is highly original and renowned for a distinct use of colour and texture. Discover how she creates idiosyncratic spaces in joyful palettes that reflect the passion and quirks of their owners. Booking essential (tickets £10).

HOUSE GUEST TOURS

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Adding an extra layer of creative brilliance to the show, these carefully curated brands are only in-situ during Focus/22. Transforming an idea into reality takes skill, imagination and vision; get the inside track on how the latest launches were conceived and made.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: FROM LENS TO LOOM

Topfloor, Second Floor, South Dome
Pastoral is a new rug collection based on the ethereal landscape photography of Simon Dodsworth and brought to life by Esti Barnes, creative head of Topfloor by Esti. The pair will describe the development process and the particular challenges of cross-media working.  

ACCESS ALL AREAS: RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURING IN THE NORTH DEVON BIOSPHERE

Turnstyle Design, First Floor, Design Centre East
At this talk, hear how renowned hardware company Turnstyle Designs ensures its continuing responsibility for supporting the local environment, by cutting its footprint through the innovation of new materials and techniques, while also working with local charities to protect the local ecosystem.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge for an engaging discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs at Focus/22.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ADDING COLOUR TO YOUR LIGHTING SCHEME

David Hunt Lighting, Third Floor, Centre Dome
Discover the art of adding colour to your lighting scheme. Creative director Hollie Moreland delves into how to incorporate bespoke colour on metalwork, pairing colour with metallic finishes, choosing shade fabrics, textures and colours and the effect of shade linings on light output.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: FOLKLORIC DESIGN

MindTheGap, Second Floor, Centre Dome
Join Founder Stefan Ormenisan with Ioana Roman from MindTheGap as they talk through folkloric design, a recurring theme at the heart of their collections, while artists from the Transylvanian design studio will be painting some of the new Tyrol designs.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: BANISH THE BEIGE WITH HARLEQUIN

Harlequin, First Floor, South Dome
Harlequin is on a mission to help people express themselves through statement pattern, colour and design. Join the team to hear from an expert ‘Happy Colour’ panel, delving joyously into what makes our hearts sing. Plus, discover the latest Colour 3 collection inspired by favourite treasures from the Silk Road.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: CREATING HEIRLOOMS FOR THE FUTURE WITH MALTE GORMSEN

Tollgard, First Floor, Centre Dome
Honouring centuries of Danish craft and design culture, furniture maker Malte Gormsen creates heirlooms for the future. Take a closer look at the story of this talented maker as Gormsen talks to Tollgard founder Staffan Tollgård.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN HOSTED BY HOUSE & GARDEN – BILLY COTTON: INTERIORS

Guest speaker; Billy Cotton and Hatta Byng, editor-of House & Garden
New York designer Billy Cotton is renowned for interiors that are not only comfortable and inviting, but original, nuanced and deftly layered. His projects, many for art-world clients, defy obvious classification, but are notable for mixing historical and modern influences, for casual, yet sophisticated living. Discover how his intelligent approach to decorating, while anchored in tradition, reflects the relaxed sensibilities of our time. Booking essential (tickets £10).

ACCESS ALL AREAS: THE EVOLUTION OF MID-CENTURY FURNITURE AS IT TAKES ITS PLACE IN MODERN INTERIORS

Antique Modern Mix, First Floor, South Dome
Antique dealer Moses Otunla, one of the experts from the BBC’s The Bidding Room, discusses how to introduce mid-century design into today’s interiors. Meet the owners of this new Design Centre showroom, tap into their passion for collecting and find out how you can add value to interiors by investing in iconic antique and vintage pieces.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: PERENNIALS PRESENTS HI ‘N DRI

Perennials Sutherland Studio, Second Floor, North Dome
Discover the ins and outs of Perennials’ first vegan leather collection, Hi ‘n Dri. Join Simon Darlington of Ultrafabrics as he showcases its unique performance qualities and superior durability.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ANTIQUE BRASS MATT FINISH LAUNCH

Samuel Heath, First Floor, North Dome
To celebrate Samuel Heath’s new antique brass matt finish, take a design challenge: order the correct stages of the artisan finishing process to be in with the chance of winning a Tom Dixon home fragrance set. Featuring tonal accents with an additional matt lacquer, the warm finish has an immediate aged look that can be maintained over time.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: NAJD COLLECTION: A COLLABORATION WITH TRISTAN AUER

Lelievre Paris, First Floor, Centre Dome
Inspired by the architecture of Saudi Arabia, the Najd collection takes you on a journey to the namesake region known for its traditional houses. Emmanuel Lelievre talks about the collection’s genesis, fruit of a collaboration with Parisian designer Tristan Auer.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: MOODBOARD MASTERCLASS

ABI Interiors, Third Floor, Design Centre East Gain an intimate experience of ABI Interiors’ range while assembling moodboards to inspire your projects at this masterclass. Each session will provide a unique insight into the company’s influential products and what inspired their creation. Places limited.

STYLE SPY: PERSONAL SHOPPING CLINC

Personal Shopping Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Seeking solutions for your design dilemmas? Head to the clinic and meet the Design Centre’s friendly personal shopper Gabrielle Grubanovich. With a huge selection of products on show at Focus/22, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. Harness the expertise of someone who knows the showrooms inside out and gain access to brands you may never have considered before. With some friendly advice, help is on hand to bring your interior scheme to reality.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge for an engaging discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs at Focus/22.

HOUSE GUEST TOURS

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Adding an extra layer of creative brilliance to the show, these carefully curated brands are only in-situ during Focus/22. Transforming an idea into reality takes skill, imagination and vision; get the inside track on how the latest launches were conceived and made.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: SYMPHONY OF COLOUR

Colony, Second Floor, Centre Dome
Casamance invite you for a glass of champagne in the Colony showroom, and the chance to be inspired by the newest collections, with a particular focus on colour; learn how palettes have changed in French textile design throughout modern history.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: REDEFINING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE: STELLAGE 52

Tollgard, First Floor, Centre Dome
The ‘Stellage 52’ chair sees a modern masterpiece refined, reworked and reborn. Gianluca Ceccotti and Maria Teresa Morganti from Ceccotti Collezioni join Tollgard founder Monique Tollgård to travel back to the past and explore this remarkable piece of design history.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN HOSTED BY ELLE DECORATION – REIMAGINING SPACES FOR A BRAVE NEW WORLD

TALK, First Floor, Design Centre East 
Guest speaker: Bryan O’Sullivan, founder of Bryan O’Sullivan Studio
Chair: Ben Spriggs, editor-in-chief, ELLE Decoration
Designer Bryan O’Sullivan produces contemporary, liveable design is informed by an elegant and eclectic European point of view, with a portfolio that includes the Red Room at The Connaught and the Park Hotel Kenmare. Discover how his firm’s global perspective is transforming interior design. Booking essential (tickets £10).

ACCESS ALL AREAS: APPLYING THE PAINTERLY STYLE WITH ELENA BORGHI

C & C Milano, First Floor, Design Centre East
Interior designer and architect Elena Borghi’s passion for painting comes through in a new collection created with C & C Milano. In this session, discover more about collaboration, a natural evolution between designers and their go-to brands. Explore the inspiration behind the new collection, fusing nature and geometry to create a dancing watercolour for the home.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ON THE FRINGE OF THE EXQUISITE

Watts, Third Floor, Centre Dome
The collaboration between Watts and Sevinch is a marriage of skill, colour and extravagance. Join creative director Fiona Flint as she shares the story behind the creation of the ‘Sherlock’ trellis fringe which encapsulates these qualities. Hand-knotted to fit the dimensions of a pelmet, the magnificent, intricate fringe is based on a Sevinch archive design.

HOUSE GUEST TOURS

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Adding an extra layer of creative brilliance to the show, these carefully curated brands are only in-situ during Focus/22. Transforming an idea into reality takes skill, imagination and vision; get the inside track on how the latest launches were conceived and made.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: THE ART OF HANDCRAFTED SLEEP

Savoir Beds, First Floor, South Dome
Discover the art of handcrafted sleep as you enjoy a delectable Savoy hotel inspired afternoon tea. Join Savoir’s first craftsman, Arjoon, as he reveals the timeless techniques that have been used to create extraordinary beds since the original Savoy bed in 1905.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: WALLPAPER WEDNESDAY

GP & J Baker, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
Join Shauna Dennison, head of GP &J Baker design studio, and discover the unique history behind many of the latest wallcovering designs, ranging from paintings by celebrated textile designer William Turner to artworks from Arts & Crafts designers including C.F.A Voysey.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge for an engaging discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs at Focus/22.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: COLLECTING TWENTIETH CENTURY PRINTS

Antique Modern Mix, First Floor, South Dome
Join Geoffrey Powell for an introduction to the wonderous and varied world of collecting the multiple image. From austerity to Pop, find out how the print allows the works of fine artists to be accessible to a far wider audience.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN HOSTED BY COUNTRY LIFE – THE ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

TALK First Floor, Design Centre East 
Speaker: Emma Sims-Hilditch
Chair: Giles Kime, executive & interiors editor of Country Life
English country houses are undergoing a sea change thanks to a new mood perfectly captured in the work of Emma Sims-Hilditch, who creates spaces that fit the lifestyles of a new generation, yet are faithful to the country house tradition. After the talk, stay on for a signing of her new book, published by Rizzoli and co-authored by Country Life's Giles Kime. Booking essential (tickets £10).

GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BIID: SEAL THE DEAL

Interdesign UK, Ground Floor, South Dome
Guest speakers: Mathew Freeman of Freeman Studio and President of BIID, Simon Hamilton and Fiona Watkins
Chair: Elspeth Pridham, The Insider
Join a panel of interior designers as they explore business success. Expect plenty of advice as they delve into their rule books, revealing how to set and achieve goals. Discover ways of working to attract new business and land dream clients that you cannot wait to work with. Find out how to communicate your unique selling point to deliver your next project.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ANTIQUE BRASS MATT FINISH LAUNCH

Samuel Heath, First Floor, North Dome
To celebrate Samuel Heath’s new antique brass matt finish, take a design challenge: order the correct stages of the artisan finishing process to be in with the chance of winning a Tom Dixon home fragrance set. Featuring tonal accents with an additional matt lacquer, the warm finish has an immediate aged look that can be maintained over time.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: MOODBOARD MASTERCLASS

ABI Interiors, Third Floor, Design Centre East Gain an intimate experience of ABI Interiors’ range while assembling moodboards to inspire your projects at this masterclass. Each session will provide a unique insight into the company’s influential products and what inspired their creation. Places limited.

STYLE SPY: PERSONAL SHOPPING CLINC

Personal Shopping Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Seeking solutions for your design dilemmas? Head to the clinic and meet the Design Centre’s friendly personal shopper Gabrielle Grubanovich. With a huge selection of products on show at Focus/22, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. Harness the expertise of someone who knows the showrooms inside out and gain access to brands you may never have considered before. With some friendly advice, help is on hand to bring your interior scheme to reality.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge for an engaging discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs at Focus/22.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ADDING COLOUR TO YOUR LIGHTING SCHEME

David Hunting Lighting, Third Floor, Centre Dome
Discover the art of adding colour to your lighting scheme. Creative director Hollie Moreland delves into how to incorporate bespoke colour on metalwork, pairing colour with metallic finishes, choosing shade fabrics, textures and colours and the effect of shade linings on light output.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN HOSTED BY LIVINGETC – GROW YOUR BUSINESS: CREATIVITY

TALK, First Floor, Design Centre East
Guest speakers: Faye Toogood, Angus Buchanan, creative director of Buchanan Studiosand Enass Mahmoud, creative director of Studio Enass
Chair: Pip Rich, editor in chief, Livingetc
Join a highly creative panel as they share their entrepreneurial advice, unique approach to design across different disciplines, and the important lessons they have learnt building their own businesses. The talk is followed by a signing of Faye Toogood’s recent monograph, published by Phaidon. Booking essential (tickets £10).

HOUSE GUEST TOURS

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Adding an extra layer of creative brilliance to the show, these carefully curated brands are only in-situ during Focus/22. Transforming an idea into reality takes skill, imagination and vision; get the inside track on how the latest launches were conceived and made.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: HISTORY OF HADELAND AND ARTISAN NORWEGIAN GLASSBLOWING

Hadeland Glasswerk, First Floor, South Dome
Hadeland Glassverk, one hour outside Oslo, beside the Randsfjorden Lake, is the home of glassblowing in Norway. Learn more about the process used to create these award-winning lights, the craftsmanship deployed and unique artisan process during this talk.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURING IN THE NORTH DEVON BIOSPHERE

Turnstyle Design, First Floor, Design Centre East
At this talk, hear how renowned hardware company Turnstyle Designs ensures its continuing responsibility for supporting the local environment, by cutting its footprint through the innovation of new materials and techniques, while also working with local charities to protect the local ecosystem.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: HUMA KITCHENS LAUNCH

Huma Kitchens, Third Floor, Design Centre East

At this new showroom dedicated to bespoke luxury kitchens and joinery,  Massimiliano Lodolini, sales and marketing director of Lineaquattro, will unveil Lineaquattro’s newest kitchen design, fresh from its launch at Salone del Mobile in Milan, and share insights into the latest thinking and trends in Italian kitchen design.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge for an engaging discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs at Focus/22.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: PLANNING AND GROWING A SMALL BUSINESS IN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY

Robert Langford, Second Floor, South Dome
Do you have an idea, a dream, no funding but a whole lot of ambition? Come and listen to Robert Langford tell his story of how he took his business from six hand-drawn images of headboards to a respected brand servicing the world’s best designers. Moderated by Grant Pierrus.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN HOSTED BY COUNTRY & TOWN HOUSE – GROW YOUR BUSINESS: GLOBAL PANORAMAS

Guest speakers: Mike Fisher, founder and creative director of Studio Indigo and Najwa Mroue, founder of Atelier NM
Chair: Carole Annett, interiors editor, Country & Town House
Interior designers are often credited with a design aesthetic, but to what extent is it shaped by influences, both geographical and cultural? Join the panel as they reveal how a unique global perspective has informed their businesses and given new meaning to their international projects. Booking essential (tickets £10).

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ANTIQUE BRASS MATT FINISH LAUNCH

Samuel Heath, First Floor, North Dome
To celebrate Samuel Heath’s new antique brass matt finish, take a design challenge: order the correct stages of the artisan finishing process to be in with the chance of winning a Tom Dixon home fragrance set. Featuring tonal accents with an additional matt lacquer, the warm finish has an immediate aged look that can be maintained over time.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: MOODBOARD MASTERCLASS

ABI Interiors, Third Floor, Design Centre East Gain an intimate experience of ABI Interiors’ range while assembling moodboards to inspire your projects at this masterclass. Each session will provide a unique insight into the company’s influential products and what inspired their creation. Places limited.

STYLE SPY PERSONAL SHOPPING CLINIC

Personal Shopping Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Seeking solutions for your design dilemmas? Head to the clinic and meet the Design Centre’s friendly personal shopper Gabrielle Grubanovich. With a huge selection of products on show at Focus/22, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. Harness the expertise of someone who knows the showrooms inside out and gain access to brands you may never have considered before. With some friendly advice, help is on hand to bring your interior scheme to reality.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge for an engaging discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs at Focus/22.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: WELLBEING AND WINDOW DRESSING

Sonya Brown Textiles, First Floor, Design Centre East
Sonya Brown, in collaboration with lifestyle & interior designer Oliver Charles, invites you to discover the principles of wellness design and how it can be incorporated into everyday life. Learn about the firm’s history, including how fabrics are used and how to measure correctly.

STYLE SPY: INSPIRATION BY DESIGN

Guest speakers: Arabella McNie, creative director and Rebecca Gleeson, head of PR, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
Ground Floor, North Dome
Discover what’s on the radar at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. This interactive session will offer a fast track to the latest design directions with ideas to inspire interior decoration for your home.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: HISTORY OF HADELAND AND NORWEGIAN GLASSBLOWING

Hadeland Glassverk, First Floor, South Dome
Hadeland Glassverk, one hour outside Oslo, beside the Randsfjorden Lake, is the home of glassblowing in Norway. Learn more about the process used to create these award-winning lights, the craftsmanship deployed and unique artisan process during this talk.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s concierge for an engaging discovery tour, taking you to the heart of the showrooms. Get an insider’s view of some of the biggest names in the industry and gain deeper insights into the most-talked-about designs at Focus/22.

STYLE SPY: DESIGN DIRECTIONS

Everywhere you turn at Focus/22, there is the promise of design discovery. Join Becky Metcalfe,head of content, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for the inside track on the patterns, palettes and defining products from the new season’s collections.

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