DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles 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/20.  

2020 COLLECTION OFFICIAL GLOBAL LAUNCH: Porada

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.

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RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: ALEXANDER LAMONT+ MILES

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Edelman Leather

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: TOLLGARD

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Altfield

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.

STYLE SPY: PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICE

Guest speakers: Gabrielle Grubanovich, personal shopper and Arabella McNie, creative director
Discover the newest products to be seen at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. This session will offer a fast track to the latest design directions and the stories behind them.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Gallotti&Radice

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Sanderson

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Samuel & Sons

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: Hosted by Homes & Gardens

LIVE BEAUTIFUL

Guest speakers: Athena Calderone, interior designer, author and creator of EyeSwoon and Sarah Spiteri, editorial director, Homes & Gardens

What makes a house a home? In this session, discover the secrets to creating thoughtful interiors that are not only comfortable and inviting, but also unlock memories and unspoken narratives.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS: HOSTED BY WALPOLE

THE FUTURE OF DESIGN: SPOTLIGHT ON WELLNESS
Guest speakers: Simon Rawlings, creative director, David Collins Studio and Alistair Hughes, managing director, Savoir
Chair: Helen Brocklebank, CEO, Walpole
Wellness starts from within; a healthy body and sound mind are at the core of human vitality. In the post-lockdown world, there has been a significant psychological shift but what do our surroundings play in this new equation? Is there a correlation between health and luxury interior design?

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: Hosted by Sleeper

Guest speakers: Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu, founders Yabu Pushelberg and Anne Golden, General Manager, Pan Pacific London Hotel
Chair: Ben Thomas, Sleeper, editor
With Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts set to make its European debut next spring – bringing 237 new keys to One Bishopsgate Plaza, a high-rise residential and hospitality development in London – ahead of the opening, discover the creative process behind the project.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Tollgard

Guest speaker: Erik Odell-Romanoff, Tollgård

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Colefax and Fowler

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Porada

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.

MASTERCLASS – LIGHTING

Guest speakers: Sophie Paterson, founder, Sophie Paterson Interiors, Sally Storey, creative director, John Cullen Lighting and Andrew Hills, creative director, Porta Romana
Taking an imaginative look at the potential of creating and using architectural and decorative lighting to transform an interior.

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: PIERRE FREY AND DAVID/NICOLAS

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS
Guest speakers: David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem, David/Nicolas and Pierre Frey, communications director, Pierre Frey
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
Young and talented Lebanese designers david/nicolas have teamed up with Pierre Frey to create the Verso furniture collection. Discover how the creative collaboration focused on the theme of travel and the great transatlantic liners of the 1930s and 1950s, including those decorated by René Prou, Pierre’s great, great grandfather. Find out how they boldly reinterpreted this family legacy in a contemporary way, combining comfort and craftsmanship with an eclectic mix of pattern, colour, shape and materials.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Zoffany

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Vaughan

Guest speaker: Lucy Vaughan, co-founder, Vaughan

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: Hosted by FT How To Spend It

VENICE: LIGHT, WATER & BEAUTY
Guest speakers: Architect Peter Marino and Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli, CEO, Rubelli
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
Creativity abounds in design when thoughtful interpretations yield fascinating results. Venice has inspired the greatest of artists, including renowned architect Peter Marino. Known for his commercial, cultural, residential, and retail architectural designs that have helped redefine modern luxury worldwide, Marino’s work emphasizes materiality, texture, scale, light and the constant dialogue between interior and exterior.
Peter Marino’s love for Venice is self-described as lifelong. Today, he is Chairman of Venetian Heritage Foundation and his collection with Rubelli, Peter Marino for Venetian Heritage, describes in name his passion for the city; proceeds from sales partially benefit the restoration of art and architecture. This, coupled with the Rubelli family’s deeply rooted legacy creating fabrics in Venice, has resulted in a truly authentic collaboration.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: ZIMMER + ROHDE

BETWEEN YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW
Guest speaker: Stefan Gabel, global creative director, Zimmer and Rohde,
Join Stefan Gabel as he shares insights into the three new collections from Zimmer + Rohde. They include Modern Graphics from Zimmer + Rohde, the Hodsoll McKenzie collection 1851 and AvantGarde from Ardecora. All draw their inspiration from historical epochs or events of renewal and optimism, to create impressive fabrics for today, with tomorrow in mind.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Morris & Co.

Guest speaker: Claire Vallis, creative director, Style Library

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Julian Chichester

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Andrew Martin

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Samuel Heath

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY THE SUPERYACHT GROUP

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD: SUPERYACHTS THAT MAKE SENSE – PURE & SIMPLE
Guest speakers: Dickie Bannenberg and Simon Rowell, Bannenberg & Rowell
Chair: Martin Redmayne, chairman and editor in chief, The Superyacht Group
The two principals of Bannenberg & Rowell will explore how a new-generation of superyacht owners are steering their designs towards a purer aesthetic that is anchored by a blend of luxurious simplicity and comfortable sophistication.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs

Guest speaker: Erica Burton, Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Savoir Beds

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.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS: HOSTED BY STUDIO

GROW YOUR BUSINESS: THE WAY AHEAD

Hosted by Studio
In association with BIID
Guest speakers: Lester Bennett, Harriet Forde and Brian Wolfe

Chair: Elspeth Pridham, editor, Studio
In this online discussion, Elspeth Pridham, editor of Studio magazine, will be joined by BIID members Lester Bennett, Harriet Forde and Brian Woulfe to discuss how to grow your interior design business in a post pandemic world.  The panel will discuss new ways of working, the challenges the industry is facing, new rules for site visits and suppliers and how to grow your network when face to face networking is not an option.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: De Le Cuona

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: GP & J BAKER

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: MARVIC TEXTILES

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: ALTFIELD – MAYA ROMANOFF

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'™.

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: Arteriors and Ray Booth

Guest speaker: Ray Booth, interior designer
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
Renowned US interior designer Ray Booth explores the secrets of his creative collaboration with Arteriors. Discover how the blurring the lines between past and present and the use of quality materials can create strikingly evocative pieces that exude modernism, while reflecting a sense of place and history.

STYLE SPY: TREND REPORT

DESIGN DIRECTIONS: SPOTLIGHT ON AW20 LAUNCHES

Explore the new season’s collections and the brands behind them, and discover why in the current climate individual style is in the ascent.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Rested

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Collier Webb

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Houles

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN – HOSTED BY ELLE DECORATION

Guest speakers: Lucy Tilley, associate principal London, Adjaye Associates and Ben Spriggs, editor, ELLE Decoration
Lucy Tilley has worked closely with Sir David Adjaye, one of the world’s most original voices in architecture, for over 20 years. Leading the Adjaye Associates’ London studio, she directs prestigious commissions including major cultural, commercial and residential developments in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Asia & Australasia. In this special session, she discusses the firm’s commitment to architecture as a means to transform, enrich and improve every aspect of life, and why place and identity is at the heart of its design philosophy.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
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/20.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: COLE & SON

REVISITING SEVILLE

Guest speaker, Marie Karlsson, managing director
Join Cole & Son’s managing director, Marie Karlsson, for an exclusive presentation of Seville in the newly refurbished showroom. Marie will delve into the inspiration behind the collection, printing techniques used and showcase the unique sun-drenched antique palettes that bring this collection to life.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Chase Erwin

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Turnstyle Designs

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.

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: KRAVET AND NATE BERKUS

Guest speakers: Nate Berkus, interior designer and Scott Kravet, chief creative director, Kravet
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
With so much travel currently on pause, take a journey from the comfort of home with influential US interior designer Nate Berkus and Scott Kravet, chief creative director of Kravet. Discover why it is the places that Nate has been to, as well as inspirations drawn from history, architecture, art and craftsmanship techniques from around the globe, that bring new perspectives to the patterns and textures in the Well-Traveled collection.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY LIFE

THE COMFORT OF HOME

Speakers: Interior designer Emma Burns, design director, Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler and Giles Kime, executive editor, Country Life

Emma Burns of Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler is one of the most sought-after interior decorators today. Most of her commissions are residential, ranging from country homes to modern city apartments, but each one is spiced with originality and flair, and are as welcoming as they are convivial. What is the secret to the comfort of home?

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: In association with New York Design Center and The Horticultural Society of New York

Guest speakers: Sue Stuart-Smith, psychiatrist and psychotherapist and Tom Stuart-Smith, landscape architect
Chair: Steele Marcoux, editor, Veranda

In the fast pace of modern living, with its smart technology and instant feedback, have we become disconnected from nature? Informed by neuroscience and psychoanalysis, this insightful session investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years – the remarkable therapeutic benefits that tending plants can bring. Discover how the joy of gardening can radically transform health, wellbeing and confidence, and why access to green space at home and for our communities in the current climate has never been more important.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Artisans of Devizes

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Lincrusta

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: JAMES HARE AT MARVIC TEXTILES

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.

MEET THE HOUSE GUESTS: PINCH

Guest speakers: Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon, Pinch

Get the inside track from the founders of this established British design studio as they explore furniture and lighting designs showcased at Focus/20. Find out why their furniture, characterised by a quiet and elegant aesthetic, is the result of tireless refinement and an intense dedication to craft and process.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY LIVINGETC

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN
Hosted by Livingetc
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: NEXT STEPS
Speakers: Interior designer Charlotte Rey, Campbell Rey, Alexandria Dauley, Dauley Designs and Linda Boronkay, Soho House
Chair: Pip McCormac executive editor, Livingetc
Whether a thriving design studio, a recently established start-up or if the business idea is still a dream, a panel of acclaimed interior designers share their entrepreneurial advice, design tips and the important lessons they have learnt building their own businesses. How the world will change post-COVID-19 remains to be seen. But one thing is for certain: The way designers work will be different. Social distancing has become the norm and technology use has advanced beyond anything we could have imagined. So begins the art of helping clients achieve their homes - a skill that is as much a part of a designer’s job description as selecting fabrics and furnishings.

STYLE SPY: PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICE

GETTING TO KNOW FABRICS
Guest speaker: Gabrielle Grubanovich, personal shopper, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

With a huge array of designs on offer, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. Gain tips and tricks from someone who knows the showrooms inside out.

DESIGN WORKSHOP: KLC School of Design Presents the Inside Story

Guest speakers: Benji Lewis, Benji Lewis Design, Zoom that Room, Phoebe Oldrey, SmartStyle Interiors and Bhavin Taylor, Bhavin Taylor Design
Chair: Suzanne Imre - Former Livingetc editor, brand and content consultant, interior designer
The past few months of change have had a profound impact on our relationship with our homes. Now more than ever, they are viewed as an oasis of calm and safety, while many people have had to adapt to incorporate the extra functions of home-working, home-schooling, and simply spending more time together. A panel of interior designers offer insights into how they expect our homes will change.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Original BTC

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Harlequin

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.

MEET THE HOUSE GUESTS: TING YING

Guest Speaker: Peter Ting, co-founder, Ting-Ying Gallery

Meet Peter Ting and discover how the world of contemporary craft is stimulating ongoing dialogues between East and West, tradition and innovation, function and aesthetics.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

GROW YOUR BUSINESS: SPOTLIGHT ON SHOWFLATS
Guest speakers: Charu Gandhi, founder and director, Elicyon and Karen Howes, CEO and founder, Taylor Howes
Chair: Henrietta Thompson
As the property market shows signs of picking up, how can interior designers and architects broaden their portfolio of services by turning an empty space into a coveted listing.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Houles

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.

MASTERCLASS: SCENIC WALLCOVERINGS – Hosted by The World of Interiors

Guest speakers: Timothy Corrigan, interior designer, Mark D Sikes, interior designer, Dimonah and Mehmet Iksel, founders Iksel – Decorative Arts
Chair: Sophia Salaman, executive editor, The World of Interiors
The aesthetic of scenic wallpaper has little to do with politely repeating patterns; every one carries with it an intriguing story, blurring the boundaries between art and decoration. Join a panel of experts as they discuss how rooms can be transformed with customised frescoes. Tailored to fit a specific space, find out how these tableaux are becoming ever more adventurous, wrapping around corners, trailing onto ceilings and much more

KLC Connect Webinar: Time for Change

HOW WILL INTERIOR DESIGNERS RESPOND TO THE NEED FOR CHANGE IN THE POST LOCKDOWN DOWNTURN?
Hosted by KLC School of Design
The panel will reflect on the challenges faced by design practices with reduced need for office spaces, a shift to online shopping and the knock on effect on the retail and hospitality industries. They will also consider the opportunities presented by home office working, smaller office hubs, access to wider markets and the churn in the property market as city workers re-locate.  Discussion will also focus on considerations for educators and potential changes in career opportunities for designers
Panel: Susie Rumbold, Tessuto, Rob Goulder,  Thirdway Interiors, Geeta Dhar, KLC Head of Careers and Simon Hamilton, United in Design, career consultant and designer
Chair: Lester Bennett, new President, BIID

MEET THE HOUSE GUESTS: AMY KENT

Guest Speakers: Amy Kent, rug designer and Willow Crossley, florist and stylist
Join Amy Kent as she discusses her new collaboration with renown florist and stylist Willow Crossley. Ethically crafted by artisans in Nepal, the new rugs are hand made to customised sizes and colours. Discover how the new designs were inspired by Willow’s sustainable approach of working within the seasons and sourcing locally grown stems wherever possible.

MEET THE HOUSE GUESTS: CAVALIERO FINN

Guest speakers: Juliana Cavaliero and Debra Finn, co-founders, Cavaliero Finn

Cavaliero Finn represents a wide range of leading artists whose work can be found in major museums and public collections around the world. Join Juliana Cavaliero as she introduces some of the expertly crafted objects and fine art from established contemporary artists showcased at Focus/20.

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: SCHUMACHER

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS
Guest speakers: Dara Caponigro, creative director, Schumacher - exclusively distributed by Turnell & Gigon
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
Get the inside track from creative director Dara Caponigro at this celebration of Schumacher and delight in the sheer joy of pattern.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: BOLD AT HOME: MODERN LIVING TO INSPIRE FEARLESS DECORATING

Speakers: Interior designers Minnie Kemp, Firmdale Hotels, Lucy Hammond Giles, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler and Georgia Collett, Collett Zarzycki  
Chair: Author and creative director Emilio Pimentel-Reid
During lockdown we have kept in touch via the wonder of video conferencing. One of its joys is getting to glimpse inside everyone else's houses and creative spaces. A panel of bright, young British designers share their vision and insight into the deeply original choices they made to create their own interiors. Following their passions, breaking the rules, commissioning artists or pushing the boundaries of creativity, discover the distinctive elements that have led them to conjure bold spaces - while inspiring you to create your own original fearless home.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Simpsons

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.

STYLE SPY: PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICE

GETTING TO KNOW RUGS & CARPETS
Join Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s personal shopper Gabrielle Grubanovich for a carpet know-how session. From utility to all things aesthetic, what’s on the floor plays a huge role in the look and feel of an interior. . Explore the most important issues, with added guidance from expert Esti Barnes, owner of Topfloor by Esti.

DESIGN WORKSHOP

KLC Presents the Outside Story: The Garden… Much More Than Just A Pretty Face

Guest speakers: Matt Childs, Matthew Childs Design and Humaira Ikram, KLC garden diploma course leader, Redscape Design

Join award winning garden designers, Matthew Childs and Humaira Ikram, as they passionately discuss the importance and potential of gardens in being a valuable ingredient in helping to overcome many of the problems facing people in the modern world.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Ventura

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Gladee Lighting

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Villeroy & Boch

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.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: Thibaut

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY & TOWN HOUSE

Guest speaker: Susie Atkinson, interior designer
Chair: Carole Annett, interiors editor, Country & Town House
Renowned interior designer Susie Atkinson specialises in private houses and boutique hotels that radiate a sense of personal character. She balances materials, pattern and colour, ensuring her interiors are harmonious, combining the traditional and contemporary. In this most unprecedented of years, find out how design, when it's at its best and most inspiring, reveals the fundamental human truth that there's more bringing us together than keeping us apart.

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ONLINE SESSION: CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

ATLAS OF INTERIOR DESIGN   
Guest speakers: Jonathan Adler and Brigette Romanek, founder of Romanek Design Studio. Moderator: Dominic Bradbury
Take an inspiring global journey into Phaidon’s Atlas of Interior Design. Two esteemed designers - whose work is also featured in the book - explore some of their favourite rooms,  in conversation with the author.  Expect an insightful, well-travelled tour as they cross the globe, diving into this unparalleled survey that spans more than 50 countries and eight decades.

Free

ONLINE: STYLE SPY

DESIGN DIRECTIONS
Guest speaker: Becky Metcalfe, head of content, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
Everywhere you turn at Focus/21, there is the promise of design discovery. Tune in for the inside track on the patterns, palettes and defining products from the new season’s collections. Each is distinctive, what unites them is creative confidence.

Free

ONLINE: ACCESS ALL AREAS: COLE & SON X ARDMORE: INTRODUCING ARDMORE – JABULA

With Marie Karlsson, creative & managing director, Cole & Son, and Fée Halsted, founder and creative director, Ardmore

Get an inside look at the inspiration behind Cole & Son’s new collection, Ardmore – Jabula. Marie Karlsson, creative and managing director at Cole & Son and Fée Halsted, founder and creative director at Ardmore, discuss the designs within this second collaboration between these two luxury design houses.

Free

ONLINE SESSION: CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY HOMES & GARDENS

SPACES FOR LIVING
Guest speakers: Tamsin Johnson, founder of Tamsin Johnson Interior Design and Sarah Spiteri, editorial director, Future Publishing
Sydney-based interior designer Tamsin Johnson works globally, with projects in New York, Paris, London, Melbourne and beyond. In this online session, she shares insights into how she creates interiors of effortless ease, balancing European heritage with a modern Australian coastal appeal. Discover how contrasts of scale, the bold use of art and elements of surprise create distinctive schemes that have a point of view and the ability to intrigue.

Free

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ARTISANS OF DEVIZES’ WATERCOLOUR TILE CHALLENGE

With Gemma Lofthouse, Artisans of Devizes designer and Grazzie Wilson, Artisans of Devizes creative lead

Artisans of Devizes, Third Floor, Design Centre East

Join Artisans of Devizes’ Gemma Lofthouse, designer of the National Trust Tile Collection for a Q&A and watercolour demonstration. Have a go at your own watercolouring and enter Artisans’ design competition, where your work could be turned into a new tile for 2022!

ACCESS ALL AREAS: RUBELLI ON THE CATWALK – INTERIORS MEETS FASHION

Rubelli, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

Catch a glimpse of three exquisite dresses created by Italian designer Alberta Ferretti using Rubelli fabrics she hand-selected for the special show to celebrate 1,600 years since the founding of Venice. Rubelli will be playing a video in the showroom from Ferretti herself, discussing her designs and her collaboration with Rubelli.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DISCOVER THE GINKGO COLLECTION

David Hunt Lighting, Third Floor, Centre Dome

Drop in to discover the inspiration and the expert craftsmanship behind David Hunt Lighting's new Ginkgo collection. Get an exclusive glimpse into the making process and some of the artisanal techniques behind this gorgeous collection of table and wall lights. Refreshments served.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DREAM IN COLOUR – MOODBOARD MAKING WITH ABI INTERIORS

ABI Interiors, Third Floor, Design Centre East

Visit a new showroom in Design Centre East, Australian tapware, fittings and fixtures supplier ABI Interiors, and discover its products through daily moodboarding sessions. Explore your innate creativity and experiment with Australian florals, artisan products and the brand’s innovative Aura collection, a range of lively, colourful tapware.

There will be seven sessions per day, at 10.15am, 11.15am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm and 5.15pm.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: AUTUMN 2021 BIBLIOTHEQUE

Phillip Jeffries, Second Floor, North Dome

Join Phillip Jeffries to celebrate Bibliothèque, a collection of wallcoverings inspired by a library’s enchanting charm and beauty. Preview the collection and experience the art of handcrafted with a printmaking workshop featuring the newly launched designs. Space is limited per session.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
Concierge desk, Ground Floor, South 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/21.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: TEXTURES, TONES, COLOUR AND PATTERN

With Vanessa Konig

Julian Chichester, Ground Floor, Centre Dome

Showcasing Julian Chichester’s new collection, interior designer Vanessa Konig will discuss how to work with texture, tone and pattern, emphasising how integral colour is in helping to cement a scheme and bring a room together.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: A WORLD OF LUXURY WALLCOVERINGS BY DEDAR AND PAPIER FRANCAIS

With Laurent Chapuis, director of Papier Français

Dedar, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

Join the Dedar team for a world-first presentation of the wonderful patterned collection of luxury bespoke wallpapers by Papier Français, carefully restored from the 18th- and 19th-century archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Dedar's new deluxe paper-backed fabric range will also be presented.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: NEW ADVENTURES

Eccotrading Design London, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

Eccotrading Design London invites you to its newly opened showroom to introduce you to its collection and meet the showroom manager. Stop by for a drink, explore the latest furniture designs, and enter a lucky dip to win a beautiful hand-cast bronze votive.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: LAMPSHADE PAINTING WORKSHOP

With artist Natasha Mann

Vaughan, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

Following the success of a workshop with decorative artist Natasha Mann during Artefact, (the Design Centre’s contemporary craft show), Vaughan welcomes her back to the showroom, where she will be painting lampshades in a design collaboration with Lucy and Michael Vaughan. 

ACCESS ALL AREAS: FRESH LOOKS FOR EVERY SEASON FROM CLARKE & CLARKE

With Mark Kennedy, general manager, Clarke & Clarke

Harlequin, First Floor, South Dome

Inject some style into your home with Clarke & Clarke’s new collections. Join the brand’s general manager Mark Kennedy as he presents staple plains and statement styles from this season’s latest trends, plus updated homeware looks to keep your bedroom stylish all year round. 

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY & TOWN HOUSE

THE STORY OF DESIGN
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome 
Guest speakers: Martin Hulbert and Jay Grierson of MHD and Justin Marr, creative head at Zinc Textile and Carole Annett, interiors editor, Country & Town House
How do designers weave narrative into their work, from concept to reality? Join the creative forces behind MHD as they discuss how they imbue spaces with compelling and authentic stories, paying close attention to atmosphere as much as aesthetics. Find out how they work in a fluid, creative way to interpret a brief, not only for private residences and hotel projects such as Chewton Glen, Coworth Park and The Grove, but also their first foray into the world of fabrics with a collaboration with Zinc Textile. This promises to be a visual journey that will delight the eye and capture the imagination.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ANTIQUE RUGS – A GLOSSARY OF STYLES

With Yeran Megerian, Stark Carpet

Stark Carpet, Third Floor, South Dome

Explore the artistry behind some of the world’s most masterful and treasured antique rugs. Stark’s specialist Yeran Megerian will walk you through the glossary of styles that go into these beautiful pieces of art, making them the highly sought after, valuable asset they are in today’s interiors world.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: LUXURY LIVING – VENTURA LAUNCHES NEW CHAIR COLLECTIONS

With Arlene McIntyre, founder and CEO, Ventura

Ventura, Second Floor, Design Centre East

Join Arlene McIntyre as Ventura launches three new statement chairs at Focus/21. Accompanied by a glass of bubbly, guests can enjoy a short presentation on the inspiration behind the designs and the unique manufacturing processes used to create them.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
Concierge desk, Ground Floor, South 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/21.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: ARTISANS OF DEVIZES’ WATERCOLOUR TILE CHALLENGE

With Gemma Lofthouse, Artisans of Devizes designer and Grazzie Wilson, Artisans of Devizes creative lead

Artisans of Devizes, Third Floor, Design Centre East

Join Artisans of Devizes’ Gemma Lofthouse, designer of the National Trust Tile Collection for a Q&A and watercolour demonstration. Have a go at your own watercolouring and enter Artisans’ design competition, where your work could be turned into a new tile for 2022!

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DISCOVER CASAL’S ARTAILE COLLECTION

With Chiara Pirotta, export sales manager, Casal Houlès, Second Floor, South Dome ArtAile believes that art is a universal language. The association runs creative workshops in hospitals alongside patients with Alzheimer’s; now, responding to these drawings, full of life and joy, French decorating house Casal has created a poetic collection of printed velvets, raising awareness of ArtAile’s work. Join Casal’s...

GROW YOUR BUSINESS: IN ASSOCIATION WITH BIID

SCALING WITH CONFIDENCE
Guest speakers: Lindsey Rendall, BIID president and co-founder of Rendall & Wright, Verity Coleman, founder of Rascal & Roses and Cinzia Moretti, creative director of Moretti
Chair: Elspeth Pridham, The Insider
Whistler Leather, Second Floor, South Dome
Sharing how they made the leap from small practice to growing studio, three interior designers explore their business success. Expect sage advice and plenty of entrepreneurial spirit as the panel delve into their rule books, revealing pivotal decisions and shrewd strategies. Discover ways to expand your design business, build your brand and communicate your design vision to clients.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DISCOVER THE GITANE COLLECTION

With Siobhan Kannenberg, area director, Arte

Arte, Second Floor, Design Centre East

Visit Arte to discover the designs, inspiration and craft behind the new Gitane collection. From Tibetan tigers to traditional woven baskets from Zimbabwe and beautiful Italian flower fields, Gitane is an exuberant wallcoverings collection that will take you on a journey around the world.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: IN CONVERSATION WITH STUDIO WINCH

With Selina McCabe, partner, Studio Winch and Ann Grafton, managing and creative director, GP & J Baker
GP & J Baker, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
Studio Winch has collaborated with GP & J Baker on a curated space that combines a living room and home office that encapsulates a city living mentality, framed within a country narrative. Find out how the scheme took shape in this Q&A with Studio Winch partner Selina McCabe and Ann Grafton, managing and creative director of GP & J Baker.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: AFTERNOON TEA WITH COLONY

Colony, Second Floor, Centre Dome
A breath of fresh air from East and West blows through the collections for AW21. Join Colony and Casamance for afternoon tea and be inspired by an amazing combination of textures, colours and patterns to be found in the latest launches.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: AUTUMN 2021 BIBLIOTHEQUE

Phillip Jeffries, Second Floor, North Dome

Join Phillip Jeffries to celebrate Bibliothèque, a collection of wallcoverings inspired by a library’s enchanting charm and beauty. Preview the collection and experience the art of handcrafted with a printmaking workshop featuring the newly launched designs. Space is limited per session.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY HOSPITALITY INTERIORS

THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY
Guest speakers: Hamish Brown, partner at 1508, Grace Leo, President and CEO of Grace Leo Consultancy, Marie Soliman, co-founder of Bergman Design House. Moderator: Can Faik, editorial director, Hospitality Interiors
The hospitality industry is evolving and hoteliers and hotel designers are making exciting plans for the future. Three leading experts discuss highly original and flexible concepts, reworking existing projects and starting new ones. Discover the inspiration, ideas and creative solutions that are shaping their unique approach to curating memorable spaces and guest experiences.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: A NEW AESTHETIC WITH ZINC TEXTILE & MARTIN HULBERT DESIGN

With Justin Marr, design director, Zinc Textile, and Martin Hulbert and Jay Grierson from Martin Hulbert Design

Romo, First Floor, North Dome

Join Zinc Textile’s designer director Justin Marr alongside Martin Hulbert and Jay Grierson from interior design practice Martin Hulbert Design (MHD) for drinks and canapés as they celebrate their collaborative range of textiles. Learn how they joined forces and explore a dedicated MHD-designed space within the showroom.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: NEW ADVENTURES

Eccotrading Design London, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

Eccotrading Design London invites you to its newly opened showroom to introduce you to its collection and meet the showroom manager. Stop by for a drink, explore the latest furniture designs, and enter a lucky dip to win a beautiful hand-cast bronze votive.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: TOLLGARD’S LOVE OF ITALY – DRINKS RECEPTION

With Staffan and Monique Tollgård

Tollgard and Ceccotti Collezioni, First Floor, Centre Dome

Tollgard’s founders describe their love of Italy as more of an obsession; join them to explore a showcase of Italian masters, featuring contemporary works from the likes of Ceccotti Collezioni, Tacchini, De Castelli, Giorgetti, Agapecasa and Cattelan Italia.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN TWO FRENCH POWERHOUSES

With Emmanuel Lelièvre, CEO, Lelièvre Paris and Alexia Leleu, president, Maison Leleu

Lelièvre Paris, First Floor, North & Centre Domes

Emmanuel Lelièvre and Alexia Leleu will discuss the prestigious past of their family businesses and present the brand new Lelièvre Paris x Maison Leleu collection, Rétrospective, featuring fabrics and wallcoverings based on iconic designs from the archives. Drinks and canapes served.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: THE CHINTZ SHOP BY COLEFAX AND FOWLER

Colefax and Fowler, Ground Floor, South Dome (outdoor entrance)

Colefax and Fowler and chintz have been inseparable throughout the decades of traditional English interiors, and founder John Fowler was an ardent fan. Its original Chintz Shop on Ebury Street opened in 1975 to great acclaim; now, as a passion for this textile is rekindled within a contemporary context, celebrate a new iteration of the shop highlighting the latest designs added to its staple of timeless decorative fabrics.

MASTERCLASS: HOSTED BY THE SUPERYACHT GROUP

ARE SUPERYACHTS FLOATING VILLAS?
Guest speakers: George Wolstenholme and Lena Cottray of Lawson Robb and Martin H Redmayne, The Superyacht Group
How do yacht projects differ from their land-based counterparts? Join renowned creative leads from design studio Lawson Robb as they share experiences and insights into how they have brought a new perspective to superyacht design. Discover how they are rethinking and refocusing on what makes sense and how the two sectors can learn from each other.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: IN CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW HILLS AND KIT KEMP

With Andrew Hills, creative director of Porta Romana, and Kit Kemp, founder and creative director, Firmdale Hotels and the Kit Kemp Design Studio

Porta Romana, Ground Floor, Centre & South Domes

The Rockin’ Robin collection blends Kit Kemp’s unique style with Porta Romana’s skilled craftsmanship. Join this insightful discussion into their collaboration and discover their exclusive tips on decorative lighting. Kit Kemp will also be on hand signing her brilliant new book Design Secrets.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: SUSTAINABILITY AT PIERRE FREY AND IN THE FURNISHING FABRIC INDUSTRY

Pierre Frey, First Floor, Design Centre East

With Pierre Frey, communication director, Pierre Frey and Alison Reupke, retail consultant

Come and discover how sustainable fabrics can combine style with strong social and environmental commitments. Pierre Frey invites you for a morning of learning and reflection with a specialist consultant on eco-responsibility, followed by a presentation of the September 2021 collection. Breakfast at 10am, followed by a talk at 10.30am.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: BRUNCH WITH MAISON LELEU AND LELIÈVRE PARIS

With Alexia Leleu, president, Maison Leleu

Lelièvre Paris, First Floor, North & Centre Domes

The new Rétrospective collection represents a collaboration between two French design powerhouses, Lelièvre Paris and Maison Leleu. Join Alexia Leleu and the Lelièvre team for brunch and a casual discussion about these new fabrics and wallcoverings, based on iconic designs from the archives.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DREAM IN COLOUR: MOODBOARD MAKING WITH ABI INTERIORS

ABI Interiors, Third Floor, Design Centre East

Visit a new showroom in Design Centre East, Australian tapware, fittings and fixtures supplier ABI Interiors, and discover its products through daily moodboarding sessions. Explore your innate creativity and experiment with Australian florals, artisan products and the brand’s innovative Aura collection, a range of lively, colourful tapware.

There will be seven sessions per day, at 10.15am, 11.15am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm and 5.15pm.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: MEET FRATO’S EXCLUSIVE WORLD

Frato, Second Floor, South Dome

Delve into Frato's exclusive world, as it shows off the materials and craftsmanship behind its products. The experienced team will be providing concise information on the products and materials along with Frato's customisation services and core values.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
Concierge desk, Ground Floor, South 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/21.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: HOW TO SPECIFY SUSTAINABLE INTERIORS

With Susan White, managing director of Iggi UK Ltd and Phoenix Interior Design Ltd, and Grant Pierrus, Founder of Pierrus Agency

Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs, Second Floor, South Dome

Award-winning designer Susan White specialises in luxury design focusing on sustainability. Talking alongside Grant Pierrus, founder of marketing consultancy Pierrus Agency, they will discuss how to source sustainable products, what clients want in terms of sustainability, and White’s work on the UK’s first passive new build.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: LUXURY LIVING – VENTURA LAUNCHES NEW CHAIR COLLECTIONS

With Arlene McIntyre, founder and CEO, Ventura

Ventura, Second Floor, Design Centre East

Join Arlene McIntyre as Ventura launches three new statement chairs at Focus/21. Accompanied by a glass of bubbly, guests can enjoy a short presentation on the inspiration behind the designs and the unique manufacturing processes used to create them.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: AUTUMN 2021 BIBLIOTHEQUE

Phillip Jeffries, Second Floor, North Dome

Join Phillip Jeffries to celebrate Bibliothèque, a collection of wallcoverings inspired by a library’s enchanting charm and beauty. Preview the collection and experience the art of handcrafted with a printmaking workshop featuring the newly launched designs. Space is limited per session.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: VERSATILE FURNITURE FOR VERSATILE LIVING

With Gail Taylor, creative director and joint CEO, Th2
Join Gail Taylor and the Th2 team, as they explore living and working in a post-Covid world. As we emerge from the pandemic, we are all looking for new ways to inject flexibility into our lifestyles. Th2 want to share with you how they make this a reality for their clients, present some of their current favourite furniture choices and introduce you to their latest range for AW21.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: #OWNTHEROOM WITH HARLEQUIN

Harlequin, First Floor, South Dome

Harlequin believes that our best interiors are created when they reflect who we are. Unreservedly and unapologetically. #OwnTheRoom is all about you. Your space, your style, your choice. It is this idea that has defined the Colour I collection; join Claire Greenfield, Harlequin’s lead designer, for a look at the collection, and a guide to personal expression.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: INTRODUCING ‘DRIFTER’ LIGHTING

Ochre, Design Avenue

Listen to Ochre discuss its new 'Drifter' lighting. Taken from the cricketing term “drift” and inspired by the dancing forms of driftwood as it glides through the water, the ‘Drifter’ light is hand-carved in oak by traditional British cricket-bat makers.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

MODERN ENGLISH
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome
Guest speakers: Emily Todhunter and Kate Earle, co-founders of Todhunter Earle
Moderator: Nicholas Coleridge, chairman of the V&A
What is the secret to relaxed, discreet interiors that whisper rather than shout? Design duo Emily Todhunter and Kate Earle share insider insights into their award-winning work, opening the door to favourite projects. Whether decorating a country house, city apartment or boutique hotel, discover what informs their instinctive approach and why sensibility to place and a commitment to creating highly individual spaces for their clients is a hallmark of the Todhunter Earle name.

Followed by a book signing of Modern English, Todhunter Earle Interiors (Vendome Press).

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
Concierge desk, Ground Floor, South 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/21.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: FROM WALL TO TABLE

With Antoine de Remur, CEO, Raynaud Porcelaines

Lincrusta, First Floor, Design Centre East

Join the CEO of Raynaud Limoges Porcelaines, who will explain why Raynaud decided to launch a new range of luxury tableware inspired by ‘Italian Renaissance’, one of Lincrusta's heritage designs.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: TACKLING SUSTAINABILITY IN TEXTILES

With Fredericke Winkler, design director, Hodsoll McKenzie

Zimmer + Rohde, Ground Floor, North Dome

Join in a conversation that will discuss the importance of creating a better future and making design decisions that safeguard the planet. Fredericke Winkler will introduce the first eco-responsible collection from Hodsoll McKenzie: these beautiful, textural fabrics have a respect for nature, using yarns derived from upcycled clothing and plant fibres that use innovative processes to minimise ecological impact.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: SOIE DE LUNE + MILES LAUNCH 2022

With Daniel Marcus, CEO, Soie de Lune

Alexander Lamont + Miles, Second Floor, South Dome

Soie de Lune’s textiles are exquisitely hand-woven in Laos using linen, cotton and silk. Meet its CEO and discover new cushions and throws plus a capsule collection of jacquard designs, ‘Orchid Bloom’ and ‘Jasmine Blossom’, adapted from traditional Lao weaving and based on temple flowers.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: INTRODUCING NEVA

With Philippe Houlès, CEO of Houlès

Houlès, Second Floor, South Dome

Join Phillippe Houlès and the showroom team as they introduce Neva, a range of wool and mohair trimmings that are chic, relaxed and versatile. You will be led through the design process including the inspirations behind the collection and some beautiful creative uses for the trims.

TEXTURE AND PERSONALITY AT HOME, WITH KIRKBY DESIGN

With Jordan Mould, design director, Clare Leith, senior designer and Linnéa Duckworth, textile designer, Kirkby Design

Romo, First Floor, North Dome

In celebration of Kirkby Design’s latest fabric and wallcovering collections, join the design studio, including brand director Jordan Mould, for a round-table discussion on why texture and personality has become so important in the home, and how to introduce it.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: IN CONVERSATION WITH MULBERRY HOME DESIGN STUDIO

GP & J Baker, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

As part of Mulberry Home’s 30th anniversary celebrations, join the design studio for an ‘in conversation’ session. Explore the new Icons wallcovering collection and the many classic designs that have been recoloured and reimagined for the modern day.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: AUTUMN 2021 BIBLIOTHEQUE

Phillip Jeffries, Second Floor, North Dome

Join Phillip Jeffries to celebrate Bibliothèque, a collection of wallcoverings inspired by a library’s enchanting charm and beauty. Preview the collection and experience the art of handcrafted with a printmaking workshop featuring the newly launched designs. Space is limited per session.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY HOUSE & GARDEN

SIGNATURE SPACES
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome                                                                                                                              
Guest speakers: Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen of Nicholas Haslam Ltd and Hatta Byng, editor of House & Garden
Join the award-winning design duo as they share secrets about their global work, from projects to products, which are all infused with continental flair. From residential commissions to Grand Hotel Villa Igiea in Sicily, a landmark hotel which they recently worked on for Rocco Forte Hotels, expect personal anecdotes and plenty of inspiration.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: SCHU O’CLOCK MEET & GREET

With Benni Frowein, CEO, F. Schumacher Europe

Schumacher, Ground Floor, South Dome

Visit the showroom for a glass of champagne and an opportunity to get to know Benni Frowein, CEO of F. Schumacher Europe, and to learn what exciting things are happening at Schumacher.

ONLINE: CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS

DISCOVER OREJEN

Guest speakers: Rayman Boozer, principal designer of Apartment 48 and Beth Diana Smith, owner and principal designer of Beth Diana Smith Interior Design
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” Amplifying Maya Angelou’s famous sentiment surrounding ancestral roots and inspired beginnings are The Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG), which has teamed with S. Harris to create a debut collection of artisanal textiles, wallcoverings and trimmings centered around history and heritage. Join two of the BADG members - both accomplished US interior designers – who collaborated on this unique project, taking us on a transportive, tactile journey through the peaks and valleys of Bhutan, the equatorial shores of Zanzibar and the far reaches of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Free

ACCESS ALL AREAS: BOOK LAUNCH – ATLAS OF INTERIOR DESIGN

Circa Lighting, Ground Floor, Design Centre North

Circa Lighting and Phaidon invite you to celebrate the launch of Atlas of Interior Design. Join them for an intimate cocktail reception and a signing with the book’s author, Dominic Bradbury. The first 50 guests will be gifted a signed copy of the book.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DISCOVER THE GINKGO COLLECTION

David Hunt Lighting, Third Floor, Centre Dome
Drop in to discover the inspiration and the expert craftsmanship behind David Hunt Lighting's new Ginkgo collection. Get an exclusive glimpse into the making process and some of the artisanal techniques behind this gorgeous collection of table and wall lights. Refreshments served.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DREAM IN COLOUR: MOODBOARD MAKING WITH ABI INTERIORS

ABI Interiors, Third Floor, Design Centre East

Visit a new showroom in Design Centre East, Australian tapware, fittings and fixtures supplier ABI Interiors, and discover its products through daily moodboarding sessions. Explore your innate creativity and experiment with Australian florals, artisan products and the brand’s innovative Aura collection, a range of lively, colourful tapware.

There will be seven sessions per day, at 10.15am, 11.15am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm and 5.15pm.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
Concierge desk, Ground Floor, South 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/21.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: CARING FOR THE PLANET, ONE RUG AT A TIME

With Julian Brinton, manager director, Wool Classics

Wool Classics, Second Floor, Design Centre East

Wool Classics always strives to use biodegradable, renewable and organic materials. With this, the company is able to supply products which are both friendly to the environment and your home. Join the showroom at the gin bar for a friendly talk on sustainability.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: FOCUS ON SURFACES

With Neil Holmes, sales director, and Ben Marshall, business development manager, Studio Franchi

Studio Franchi, Ground Floor, Design Centre North

Studio Franchi presents an interactive and informative seminar exploring the current trends in ‘living’ finishes and textures in architectural ironmongery. Demonstrating the beauty of patinas on copper, brass and bronze alongside how the latest technology facilitates customisation in textures.

This will be followed by the launch of the limited-edition Mineral collection in partnership with Croft, exclusively available via Studio Franchi.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: BEHIND THE DESIGN

Gallotti&Radice, Second Floor, Centre Dome

Dive into Gallotti&Radice's latest collection and discover the ideas, inspirations and thought processes behind the pieces – narrated directly by the designers themselves, via a series of video interviews.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: INTRODUCING GARDEN OF EDEN

With Charlotte Gibson, lead designer, Scion

Harlequin, First Floor, South Dome

This season, Scion brings its fun-loving personality into the home with Garden of Eden, a playful collection of prints and wallpapers in a spectrum of fresh contemporary colours that are sure to bring a smile to the everyday. Join lead designer Charlotte Gibson for an introduction to the collection.

ONLINE: CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY ELLE DECORATION

LIFE IN A FRENCH COUNTRY HOUSE: ENTERTAINING FOR ALL SEASONS
Guest speakers: Cordelia de Castellane, artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior and Ben Spriggs, editor-in-chief, ELLE Decoration and ELLE Decoration Country
The art of living and entertaining is something that comes instinctively to renowned French designer and tastemaker Cordelia de Castellane. Opening the door to her idyllic country home an hour’s drive from Paris, she shares personal inspirations and chic style tips that she has drawn from her illustrious career, family life and social circle. From setting the table to arranging flowers, discover the pastoral pleasures of creating events and everyday occasions for every season.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: THINKING SMALL IN A GLOBAL WORLD

With Peter Thwaites, co-founder, Rapture & Wright, and Amy Kent, founder, Amy Kent

Rapture & Wright, Design Avenue

Peter Thwaites and Amy Kent, who recently collaborated on a range of rugs, discuss how the rise of small artisan and craft-based companies can have a positive impact and help create beneficial, local solutions to global problems.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: HOW, WHY AND WHEN TO COMMISSION BESPOKE FURNITURE

With Sophie Stanbury, director, Sophie Stanbury Interiors

Hyde House, Design Avenue

An intimate and honest discussion about how, why and when to commission bespoke furniture – a guide to navigating your way through the process of specifying upholstery, case goods and joinery to ensure the result is beautiful, timeless, unique, high quality and luxurious.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
Concierge desk, Ground Floor, South 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/21.

MASTERCLASS: HOSTED BY THE WORLD OF INTERIORS

CREATIVE CONFIDENCE: COLOUR & PATTERN
Guest speakers: Scott Maddux, co-founder of Maddux Creative, Brandon Schubert, founder of Brandon Schubert Ltd and Sophia Toce, executive editor, The World of Interiors
Get the inside track and discover why schemes that incorporate pattern and colour are inviting places to live in. Expect engaging perspectives on how to unleash your confidence
to elevate and personalise every room from a bold, dramatic space to a cosy corner.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: MEET THE GP & J BAKER DESIGN STUDIO

GP & J Baker, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

Many of GP & J Baker's collections have used William Turner’s 19th-century print designs from the Baker archive, recoloured, rescaled and reimagined. Join the GP & J Baker design studio to explore these archival treasures and learn about the process that translates these cherished designs into fabrics and wallcoverings suitable for the modern day.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY LIFE

DESIGN FOR THE MIND
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome
Guest speakers: Guy Oliver, managing director of Oliver Laws, Bunny Turner, co-founder of Turner Pocock and Felix Conran, designer, artist, writer and co-founder of Maker & Son and Giles Kime, executive & interiors editor, Country Life
There has been dramatic reappraisal of our homes, not just as spaces for domestic life, but also for work, entertaining and relaxation. If we want to future-proof them, how best can this be done? Are comfort and function more important than style? How does the human mind dictate the way we want to live? How rational are those choices? Or are they more influenced by our memories, emotions and basic human needs? Three speakers with very different perspectives on interior design explore how our relationship with our homes has evolved over the last two years.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DISCOVER THE GITANE COLLECTION

With Siobhan Kannenberg, area director, Arte
Arte, Second Floor, Design Centre East
Visit Arte to discover the designs, inspiration and craft behind the new Gitane collection. From Tibetan tigers to traditional woven baskets from Zimbabwe and beautiful Italian flower fields, Gitane is an exuberant wallcoverings collection that will take you on a journey around the world.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: PORADA MEETS STAFFAN TOLLGARD + FILIPPO CASTELLANI

With Staffan Tollgård and Filippo Castellani

Porada, First Floor, South Dome

Discover the story behind the new Porada collection, created in collaboration with design duo Staffan Tollgård and Filippo Castellani. Join this conversation with the two designers and be the first to preview the new designs.

ACESS ALL AREAS: ART DECO INFLUENCES – BRINGING THE 1920S INTO THE 2020S AND BEYOND

With Ross Lloyd, sales director, Bella Figura

Bella Figura, Ground Floor, Centre Dome

Discover the Moonlight collection, a series of sculptural designs that embrace the spirit and energy of the much-treasured composition Clair de Lune by French composer Claude Debussy. Ross Lloyd, Bella Figura’s sales director, will explain the art deco influences intrinsic to the collection, which brings 1920s style into the modern world.

ONLINE: CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS

ARCHITECTURE MEETS CRAFT
Guest speakers: Andrew Kotchen, Matthew D. Berman, founders, Workshop APD and Charlotte Abrahams
For Arteriors' latest collection, it chose to partner with New York based architecture and design firm Workshop APD. Learn from the studio's founding principals how they brought Workshop APD's signature Crafted Modern approach to Arteriors' portfolio, and discover how traditional acts of making drove the creation of every piece, from rippled, curved glass to hand-worked clay and glazed ceramics. 

Free

ACCESS ALL AREAS: LINCRUSTA TRANSFORMED

With Andy Sarson, technical and production manager, Lincrusta

Lincrusta, First Floor, Design Centre East

Step into the showroom and watch a true craftsman at work. Andy Sarson, AKA ‘Mr Lincrusta’, will be getting out the rollers, sponges and brushes, and demonstrating some unique paint effects on Lincrusta's textured wallcoverings. You could even have a go yourself!

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DREAM IN COLOUR: MOODBOARD MAKING WITH ABI INTERIORS

ABI Interiors, Third Floor, Design Centre East

Visit a new showroom in Design Centre East, Australian tapware, fittings and fixtures supplier ABI Interiors, and discover its products through daily moodboarding sessions. Explore your innate creativity and experiment with Australian florals, artisan products and the brand’s innovative Aura collection, a range of lively, colourful tapware.

There will be seven sessions per day, at 10.15am, 11.15am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm and 5.15pm.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: MEET FRATO’S EXCLUSIVE WORLD

Frato, Second Floor, South Dome

Delve into Frato's exclusive world, as it shows off the materials and craftsmanship behind its products. The experienced team will be providing concise information on the products and materials also with Frato's customisation services and core values.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
Concierge desk, Ground Floor, South 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/21.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: VISIONNAIRE. COUTURIER OF ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS’ DREAMS

With Francesco Pugliese, managing director UK & Ireland, Visionnaire

Visionnaire, First Floor, South Dome

Head to this newly opened Italian furniture and lighting showroom for an immersive introduction to the brand and its latest collections. Visionnaire bases its activity on the value of knowledge and continuing research on the concept of contemporary beauty; find out how its formidable manufacturing skills produce couture details, and how it nurtures artisan talent across Italy.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY LIVINGETC

THE JOY OF INSPIRATIONAL THINKING
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome
Guest speakers: Linda Boronkay, founder and creative director of Linda Boronkay Design Studio and Pip Rich, editor in chief, Livingetc
Working across a global platform, Linda Boronkay has emerged as one of the UK’s most sought-after interior designers. Free from rigid schemes, there is a unique quality to her projects that are rich in narrative, artistry and integrity. They balance individuality and function, heritage and modernity, character and comfort. With an ability to draw inspiration from different sources including art, fashion, architecture and craft, find out what informs her own design thinking.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
Concierge desk, Ground Floor, South 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/21.

DESIGN WORKSHOP HOSTED BY THE ENGLISH HOME

TOWN OR COUNTRY?
Guest speakers: Paolo Moschino of Nicholas Haslam Ltd, Henriette Von Stockhausen, founder VSP Interiors, Nicole Salvesen, co-founder of Salvesen Graham and Juliette Wright, director of Stephenson Wright
Chair: Samantha Scott-Jeffries, editor, The English Home
Four renowned interior designers debate whether now is the time to escape to the country, or whether the city will sustain the new found boundaries of living and working.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

CONSCIOUS CREATIVITY
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome
Guest speakers: Ali Milam, managing director of Porta Romana, Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli, CEO of Rubelli and Simone Suss, Studio Suss
Chair: Roddy Clarke
Three industry insiders discuss how their businesses are realising a positive vision to bring environmentally and socially sustainable solutions to every stage of design creativity, from production and beyond. Discover how we can play our part to make a difference, looking not just at the present, but also to the future.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: NEW SHOWROOM LAUNCH – HOUSE OF ROHL

House of Rohl, Third Floor, North Dome

Join interior designer, former BIID president and presenter Daniel Hopwood for the official opening of the new House of Rohl showroom. The new space brings together four extraordinary kitchen and bathroom brands: Perrin & Rowe, Shaws of Darwen, Victoria + Albert and Riobel.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: EXTRAORDINARY SURFACES

With João Botelho

Casa Botelho, Ground Floor, Design Avenue

Join João Botelho of Casa Botelho of Casa Botelho and Caterina Pacini, general manager of Decorum Est, for a discussion on how bespoke materials sourced from around the world can transform furniture.

ONLINE: CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS

COLLECTIBLE DESIGN – ARTISTRY MEETS ENGINEERING
Guest speakers: Staffan Tollgård, founder, Tollgard, and Simon Brown and Jessica Barrington, The Refined Workshop
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
Design that pushes the limits of a material can be elevated to the status of functional sculpture. Find out how a designer and pioneering stonemasons discovered a shared love of marble, authentic craft and design excellence, and how this led to an extraordinary collection of precious marble furniture. Achieving incredibly complexity with apparent simplicity, these new pieces demonstrate the coming together of artistry, engineering and creativity, showing the heights that design can reach when a specialist workshop meets an inquiring mind.

Free

STYLE SPY: DESIGN DIRECTIONS

Guest speaker: Becky Metcalfe, head of content, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour                                                                                   
Simpsons, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
Everywhere you turn at Focus/21, there is the promise of design discovery. Tune in for the inside track on the patterns, palettes and defining products from the new season’s collections. Each is distinctive, what unites them is creative confidence.
Please refer to individual showrooms for their footfall policy.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DISCOVER THE GINKGO COLLECTION

David Hunt Lighting, Third Floor, Centre Dome
Drop in to discover the inspiration and the expert craftsmanship behind David Hunt Lighting's new Ginkgo collection. Get an exclusive glimpse into the making process and some of the artisanal techniques behind this gorgeous collection of table and wall lights. Refreshments served.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DREAM IN COLOUR: MOODBOARD MAKING WITH ABI INTERIORS

ABI Interiors, Third Floor, Design Centre East

Visit a new showroom in Design Centre East, Australian tapware, fittings and fixtures supplier ABI Interiors, and discover its products through daily moodboarding sessions. Explore your innate creativity and experiment with Australian florals, artisan products and the brand’s innovative Aura collection, a range of lively, colourful tapware.

There will be seven sessions per day, at 10.15am, 11.15am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm and 5.15pm

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
Concierge desk, Ground Floor, South 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/21.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: BEHIND THE DESIGN WITH SUZANNE DUIN

With Suzanne Duin, founder and lead designer at Maison Maison

Maison Maison, Design Avenue

Join designer Suzanne Duin as she goes behind the design of her acclaimed woven lampshade collection. Duin will speak about her foray into product design, and how a far-off idea for woven shades years ago became a reality.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

CREATING THE DESIGN VISION

TALK, Third Floor, Design Centre East

Guest speakers: Hal Messel, silversmith and fine artist and Oscar Roberts, Turnstyle Designs
Moderator: Emilio Pimentel-Reid, author, brand strategist and co-founder, Interiors Academy

Whether starting with a specific material or responding to a challenging brief, what is the creative process that top designers go through in their drive to create and deliver beautiful designs? This talk reveals the creative path, from envisaging potential and distilling a concept to conjuring unique creations crafted with integrity- that make sense for now and beyond. Two leading experts share invaluable insights and diverse experiences conceiving, reimagining and achieving their vision through the varied mediums that meet their own exacting standards.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: DISCOVER A WORLD OF FABRICS

With Michèle Lievens, LF Trading

LF Trading, Ground Floor, Design Avenue

Discover the secret of linen from LF Trading, a Belgian fabric company. Its treasure trove of fabrics keeps certain key words in mind: local, ecological, biodegradable, sustainable, zero waste, and, of course, real craftsmanship. Michèle Lievens will share the passion for textiles that has been passed down from her parents, who own the furniture line LF Selection.

DESIGN DISCOVERY TOUR

Tour leader: Maggie Eccles
Concierge desk, Ground Floor, South 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/21.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: INTRODUCING LEVANTE BY MAYA AND LOLOEY

With Maya Romanoff and William Loloey

Altfield, Second Floor, Centre Dome

Delve into the new Maya Romanoff digital print collection, Levante, made in collaboration with Italian rug manufacturer Loloey. Join both Joyce Romanoff and William Loloey in conversation via video, as they talk about the multinational collaboration process behind this new collection, moderated by Natalie Wells.

STYLE SPY: DESIGN DIRECTIONS

Guest speaker: Becky Metcalfe, head of content, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
Bella Figura, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Everywhere you turn at Focus/21, there is the promise of design discovery. Tune in for the inside track on the patterns, palettes and defining products from the new season’s collections. Each is distinctive, what unites them is creative confidence.
Please refer to individual showrooms for their footfall policy.

STYLE SPY

DECORATE HAPPY 
Guest speakers:  Arabella McNie, creative director and Rebecca Gleeson, PR manager, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Inspiration Gallery, Ground Floor, North Dome
Discover the latest products to be seen at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. This interactive session will offer a fast track to the latest design directions that can reinvent and refresh your home for the year ahead and beyond.
Please refer to individual showrooms for their footfall policy.

ACCESS ALL AREAS: INTRODUCING THE FLOW COLLECTION

Hidden Gems Design, Design Avenue

With Steve Nyman, founder and designer, Hidden Gems Design

Hidden Gems Design will speak about its new Flow collection of products made from reclaimed wood, including how the wood is sourced, sustainability and design, and its combinations of wood and ceramics.