Guest speakers: Miles de Lange and Alexander Lamont
The official unveiling of an expanded and relocated showroom. Get the lowdown from Alexander Lamont and Miles de Lange as they introduce new launches by Alexander Lamont, famous for its furniture and lighting made from rare and exotic materials such as straw marquetry, as well as pieces from Virginia White furniture, Lauren Hwang New York and Soie de Lune fabrics.
Guest speaker: Sofia Sacarello, Edelman Leather
Discover standout pieces and finishes from the collections. Find out why Edelman Leather inspires designers to create transformative spaces in which we live, work and explore.
Guest speaker: Staffan Tollgård, creative director and founder, Tollgard Design Group
Join Staffan Tollgård as he presents a curated selection of pieces from US artisan heroes BassamFellows. Often marrying architectural authority with the handmade, dig deeper into its pioneering craftsman modern aesthetic.
Guest speaker: Paul Templeman-Holmes, global vice president of sales & marketing, Brentano
US textile brand Brentano launches an exciting and innovative collection, Framework, created with product design consultants Gensler. Find out how these fabrics blend beauty with performance.
Guest speaker: Maria Teresa Barletta, Gallotti&Radice
Step into Gallotti&Radice’s new showroom display and discover the 2020 collection, a perfect fusion of the brand’s key ingredients: continuous research of innovative handmade finishes, timeless design, unique pieces, contrast of styles and materials, and international taste. Be inspired by the Italian brand’s elegant style, which combines innovation and tradition, and craftsmanship with quality of materials.
Guest speaker: Rebecca Craig, head of design, Sanderson
Commemorating the National Trust’s 125th year, Sanderson’s latest designs celebrate country house influences and the glories of nature, from the freshness of seas and tranquil waterways, swaying grasses, abundant blooms and the warmth of a walled garden. Meet the creative who helped shape this new collection, as she explains how the conservation charity’s protected places provided an abundance of inspiration.
Guest speaker: Marisa Gutmacher, executive design director, Samuel & Sons
Join Marisa Gutmacher, the creative force behind the design studio, as she discusses Terrace, the new range of high-performance luxury trimmings that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. A collaboration with Perennials® and woven from its 100% solution-dyed acrylic yarns, find out how sophisticated textures, cutting-edge techniques and a poetic colour palette make the collection both practical and beautiful.
Join Erik Odell-Romanoff as he presents a selection of new pieces from Danish design heroes Gubi. Blurring the lines between past, present and the future, get the inside track on curated picks including the delicious ‘Wonder’ sofa, a contemporary reinterpretation of 1970s lounge furniture and the mid-century-esque ‘Sejour’ lounge chair.
Guest speaker: Sarah MacGregor, design director, Colefax and Fowler
Who better to give a privileged first look at Colefax and Fowler’s new collection than its design director? Sarah MacGregor celebrates the enduring beauty of florals in all their glory, from exotic, Chinois-inspired peonies to wisteria-laden branches.
Guest speakers: Chiara Prestigiacomo and Alberto Battaglia, Porada
For the first time in Porada’s history, the official presentation of the new collection will take place in London. Take a journey with the showroom’s experienced team as they explain the stories behind the products and show off the craftsmanship and materials that the Italian brand is known for.
Guest speaker: Peter Gomez, head of design, Zoffany
The world that narrated the curation of Palladio Volume I for Zoffany has changed beyond recognition. Its existence is now almost incomparable to our new and strangely altered lives, but unexpectedly a parallel has emerged between today and Palladio’s inaugural launch in1955.
Hear the design narratives behind the new Eltham collection in the company of co-founder Lucy Vaughan. From early 20th century design to memories of shagreen, discover how creating lighting and furniture rooted in antiques are given a contemporary twist.
The Queen Square collection is seamless meeting of minds between an iconic brand and one of the country’s most sought-after interior designers. Ben Pentreath’s work for Morris & Co. is introduced by creative director Claire Vallis, giving an insight in to a collection that fills us with a nostalgic familiarity that we now desire more than ever.
Guest speaker: Jodie Hopkins, sales and marketing director, Julian Chichester
Get the inside track on new designs, in particular the expansion of the Bobbin collection, inspired by 16th-century spool objects. The latest products sum up the company’s ethos: to be inspired by the past in order to create the future, with craftsmanship always at the core.
Guest speaker: David Harris, design director, Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin’s new paint collection consists of 144 colours for interior and exterior projects, all inspired by global travel. Take a journey through colour with its design director to find out more about its revolutionary formula and unparalleled performance.
Guest speaker: Martyn Whieldon, deputy managing director, Samuel Heath
One Hundred is Samuel Heath’s new brassware collection named after the location of its brass foundry in Birmingham since the mid-19th century. Find out how the company sought to express its own interpretation of timeless British design, combining exquisite materials with traditional British crafting techniques to create an opulent yet understated collection.
Jacaranda’s new, velvety, two-tone Arani and Almora floorcoverings offer stylish statement colours with neutrals too. In this deeper dive, find out more about Tencel and how sustainably grown wood becomes silk-like moth-proof carpet; discover more about the hand-weaving process; and learn about bespoke sizes and colour-matching.
Guest speaker: Guy Hills, founder, Dashing Tweeds
Join Guy Hills, the founder of Dashing Tweeds, as he reveals the fine art of tailored sleep. Guy unveils ‘Tweed’, the new collaborative design from Savoir and Dashing Tweeds. The bed combines British craft with an innovative approach to traditional tweed, bringing modern tailoring to a classic piece of furniture.
Guest speaker: Bernie de Le Cuona, founder, de Le Cuona
Fabric house de Le Cuona launches Pure, a 100% organic linen collection certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Founder Bernie de Le Cuona explains why it is the ultimate collection of interior textiles for those who are pursuing wellness and looking to invest in a healthy lifestyle, designed without compromise on the beauty and the handle of the fabrics.
Overview of Autumn 2020 Launches
Guest Speaker: Ann Grafton
Join managing director and creative director, Ann Grafton, as she talks through an array of new autumn 2020 collections. From GP&J Baker, Chifu and Essential Colours II, Block Party and Block Weaves from Baker Lifestyle and launches from Kravet; Well Travelled from Nate Berkus, Sagamore from Barclay Butera and Color Values.
INTRODUCING NEW BRAND: STUDIO BY MARVIC WITH TOP 100 INTERIOR DESIGNER GEORGINA CAVE
Guest Speakers: Georgina Cave and Simon Partridge
Renowned Top 100 1nterior designer Georgina Cave will be talking about using Marvic’s new brand Studio by Marvic, which is launching exclusively at Focus/20. Simon Partridge, general sales director, will introduce the collection and provide an insight into how the concept was born, from the initial inspiration through to the finished product.
Altfield Presents a Virtual Tour of the Maya Romanoff Handcraft Studio
Guest speaker: Joyce Romanoff
Joyce Romanoff, CEO of Maya Romanoff, the world’s largest handcraft wallcovering manufacturer, takes viewers on an exclusive virtual tour of the studio. Enjoy an up-close look at the making of three classic wallcoverings, 'Beadazzled' ™ 'Leaf', 'Ajiro'™ 'Grand Scale Chevron' and 'Weathered Walls'™.
Guest speaker: Toby Walzer, managing director, Rested
Sourcing products that have the highest possible environmental and sustainable credentials has never been so important. Rested’s managing director will be highlighting a new path to ‘circularity’ when it comes to beds and mattresses – zero- waste products that have infinite lifespans that can change the way we consume in the world of luxury design.
Guest speaker: Madina Gadzhieva, head of new product design and Danielle Collier, sales director, Collier Webb
Third-generation family company Collier Webb has created an expertly crafted collection of portable table lamps, launching at Focus/20. Find out about how they were made in its Sussex foundry using traditional techniques of lost wax and sand casting.
Guest speaker: Pierre-Edouard Prevot, Casal company director
Casal is now represented in the UK by Houlès. In this session from its headquarters in France, company director Pierre Edouard talks through the history of this storied company, which has been making textiles since 1945, and showcases two new stunning collections Les Classics 322 and Kyoto.
Guest speaker: Kristine Erwin, Chase Erwin
Chase Erwin's new Jass collection is a celebration of patterns, textures and energising bursts of colour, with fabrics featuring new small-scale patterns. Get a personal introduction to new designs with a retro feel.
Guest speaker: Oscar Roberts, Turnstyle Designs
Discover Turnstyle Designs’ original take on hardware. See the latest Hickory collection which gets its design cues from traditional hunting knives, alongside the statement ‘Bonneville’ and ‘Norton’ lever handles inspired by British motorbiking classics. The designs are hand-made in the Devon countryside in solid metal and leather finishes, as well as its trademark Amalfine material.
Guest speaker: Christopher Elliott, Artisans of Devizes
This season, Artisans of Devizes welcomes an eclectic mix of stone and tiles to its diverse collection, with pops of pattern, distinct shapes and enduring classics. Take a tour of the new designs and get some top tips on how they can be used in an interior scheme.
Guest speaker: Katia Descamps, Lincrusta
Deeply embossed, water resistant, fire retardant, strong, durable and yet flexible: learn more about Lincrusta’s incredible qualities in the hands of showroom manager Katia Descamps. From contemporary patterns to classic historical designs, Lincrusta’s bespoke capabilities and its endless possibilities will be in the spotlight.
Guest speaker: Saffron Hare, creative director, James Hare
Ge insider insights from Saffron Hare, the company founder’s great-great- granddaughter. Although known for silks, find out why many of the new autumn 2020 collections have a beautiful matt finish. Discover the beauty of Gardyne featuring embroidered, printed and jacquard fabrics, Lismore Linen, Trims and Mayfair, the new Trevira range.
Guest speaker: Charlie Bowles, director, Original BTC
Original BTC’s ‘Hector’ light, the first light ever produced in bone china, is 30 years old. With a ‘Hector 30’ light launched to mark the occasion, Charlie Bowles will be discussing why it is still a much-loved product, and delving into the craftsmanship behind it – each one is made by hand in the original factory where the first prototype was produced.
Guest speaker: Claire Greenfield, lead designer, Harlequin
Harlequin presents Little Treasures, a playful collection for the little people in our lives. Think of each design or character as the chapter of a favourite book and conjure up what happens next. Whether you’re flying high amongst starlit skies, dancing in sparkly shoes or exploring the tropical jungle, Little Treasures is all about bringing imaginations to life.
Guest speaker: Christophe Roger, Director of Houlès curtain poles and tracks
Christophe Roger, director of Houlès curtain poles and tracks, will discuss the Houlès take on decorative hardware and introduce the new indoor/outdoor range Costa, as well as the new online configurator that makes it easy to create your perfect pole set.
Guest speaker: Alex Yardy, Simpsons
Exquisite materials are an essential element in an interior scheme. From the tactile familiarity of leather to the results of specialist finishing techniques, they are a canvas for design expression. Join Alex Yardy as he explores quality craftsmanship and the new finishes used in Simpsons' furniture, mirror and lighting collections.
Guest speaker: Aris Lazdans, Ventura
Take a tour of the new expanded showroom to get an in situ insight into the classic contemporary style of the bespoke Irish brand. View statement pieces from the collection including the Hollywood glamour of the ‘Hudson’ sofa and the ‘Tribeca’ dining table which is perfect for entertaining, as well as a new range of chic accessories.
Guest speaker: Helena Whittle, Gladee Lighting
Gladee Lighting’s new Diversity collection is the work of head of design Jaroslav Bejvl, a leading light in Czech glassmaking. Hear the stories behind the latest chandeliers and pendants, including those inspired by alabaster windows in medieval cathedrals and Bohemia’s ancient glassmaking techniques.
Guest speaker: Anna Romanova, Villeroy & Boch
In today’s world, health and well-being is high on the agenda. Known for its design innovation, find out how Villeroy & Boch’s integrated solutions can establish optimum hygiene, while still retaining timeless elegance and outstanding quality.
Guest speaker: Tim Burles, managing director Europe, Thibaut
Take a journey and discover Ceylon, a globally inspired collection full of worldly charm. Drawing influence from styles around the world, discover fabrics and wallcoverings full of graphic patterns like block prints and geometric motifs, highlighted in a palette of bold hues.