GREATEST BRANDS

NEWEST COLLECTIONS

130 SHOWROOMS

30 HOUSE GUESTS

TALKS, TOURS & UNMISSABLE EVENTS

WE BRING IT ALL INTO FOCUS

FOCUS/23

Focus/23 was the ultimate international design and decoration show, brimming with creative ideas, inspiration and insights

It was the place to be the first to discover the latest autumn/winter launches and hear from the best in the business. With 130+ showrooms, new arrivals opening in time for the event, alongside pop-up House Guests, it was an unmissable show where connections were made and ideas shared.

Over five days, it brought together an unrivalled line-up of world-class brands, talented makers, creatives and thought leaders who will influence interior design in the months to come.

Our unmatched reach has never been stronger, cementing Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s position as a vital design hub.

"It's all about coming together at the world's premier design destination"

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NEW COLLECTIONS

For autumn/winter 2023, expect to have fun with design. Design directions are embracing vibrant tones in the form of playful colour pops and savannah sunsets.

Certain design hallmarks from the past are also making a return: there’s a new found interest in deco details, the charm of country house redux and the homespun simplicity of Americana, alongside the primitive shapes and authentic textures of studio ceramics, while comfort, wellbeing and relaxation will be at the forefront of our design decisions.

Highlights include collaborations with international tastemakers such as Rita Konig with Oficina Inglesa Furniture, Barry Dixon with Arteriors and Mary McDonald with Schumacher, alongside furniture by Estudio Persona for Pierre Frey and Studiopepe for Visionnaire. 

Exciting changes are taking place at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, with new showrooms opening in time for Focus/23, and existing ones expanding or relocating. New arrivals included Osborne & Little, Forbes & Lomax, Loom Furniture, Tigermoth Lighting and Siminetti, and expanded showrooms of Arteriors and Phillip Jeffries. 

HOUSE GUESTS

Adding another layer, pop-up House Guests in situ in the Design Avenue, offered more ways for visitors to encounter world-class talent. 

A roster of renowned design names included Holly Hunt, Rupert Bevan, Sterling Studios, Haines, Yves Delorme, Rapture & Wright, Ochre, Corston, Fenwick & Tilbrook Paint, Hare’s Tail, Jaipur Rugs, Marc Phillips Rugs, Mariaflora by Filippo Uecher, Masureel International, Nichola Taylorson, Nico, Todd Knights, Trowbridge, V&CO, Batterbury, Floren, Eadie & Crole, Panter & Hall, Jensen Beds and Bauldry Botanicals.

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Visitors saw the latest offerings from 130+ showrooms and over 600 brands. On every floor, there were exceptional designs of style, originality and invention. Many brands boast a proud heritage and all are celebrated for their quality, creativity, skilled craftsmanship and technical ability. Staying true to their values, they never compromise on excellence and deliver designs made to last.

 

 


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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

TALK, First Floor, Design Centre East

A series of exclusive talks were curated to inspire and inform. There were in-depth interviews and panel discussions with star names including David Mlinaric and Laura Gonzalez while Grow Your Business sessions provided professional insights to keep you competitive and connected.

  

 

 

ACCESS ALL AREAS

Participating showrooms

The Access All Areas programme sparked the imagination in and around the showrooms. Informal and informative, 130+ sessions ranged from meet the designer sessions to hands-on demonstrations and provided an opportunity for leading brands to share their stories and creative vision. 

 
 
DESIGN DISCOVERY TOURS

Concierge Desk, Ground Floor, Centre Dome  & Ground Floor, Design Avenue

Visitors discovered the most talked-about products debuts at Focus/23 with tours into the showrooms and meet the House Guests in the Design Avenue. 

 
 

Why visit...

Whether you are a trade professional, an individual with a passion for interiors or someone looking for ideas for an upcoming project, Focus/23 was a ‘must’ on the design calendar. A friendly, lively environment to experience the excitement of the new collections, it was also the place to share ideas and meet like-minded people.

An international roster of names alongside many showroom experts, talks, tours, workshops, demonstrations and Grow Your Business sessions all added up to a compelling programme of 130+ events, spearheaded by the renowned main stage talks series, Conversations in Design.

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Visitors explored the showrooms and House Guests in the Design Avenue, or spent some down time at the many convivial places to eat and drink.

“An unmissable show where connections are made and ideas are shared”

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“The energy out there is incredible - it's got a really great feel-good factor”

Ben Spriggs, editor-in-chief, Elle Decoration

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Focus/23 was open Monday 18 to Friday 22 September, 10am – 6pm.

Everyone was welcome.

 

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