London Design Week 2020 – House Guests

With a free showroom events programme that includes live demonstrations, meet-the-designer sessions and panel talks, London Design Week 2020 offers unrivalled access to new products and the expertise behind them.

House guests – only in situ for the duration of the show – will be hosting their own events in the Design Avenue, bringing even more ways for visitors to encounter world-class talent.

AMY KENT

Ethically crafted by artisans in India and Nepal, Amy Kent’s beautiful collection of rugs are individually hand made to customised sizes and colours. At London Design Week 2020, in collaboration with fabric and wallpaper duo Jules & Parker, she will launch the award-winning ‘Ziggy’ design in a selection of eye-catching colourways. Her collection of Recycled Rugs, known for their bright geometric flatweaves and sustainable materials, will also be on show.

BRONZINO

Founded by Scottish artist-designer Kenneth Topp in 2005, Bronzino creates hand-made copper, brass and zinc planters and vases, for inside and out. A selection of classic planters will be on display at London Design Week 2020, together with some smaller pieces more suited to indoor use. These include the sculptural ‘Dora’ vase, in copper with a verdigris finish; the complementary ‘Lochleven’ basin; and a selection of classic riveted containers.

ECCO TRADING

Eccotrading Design London was established nearly 20 years ago. Based in the capital with a trade showroom, it designs exclusive furniture, lighting, artwork and decorative items. The company is known for its cast-bronze designs as well as leather-wrapped furniture featuring embossed and plain leathers of the finest quality.

Its Arden collection is launching at London Design Week 2020, made from a combination of smoky silver oak, carbon shagreen and pewter details, alongside new designs in a mix of cast bronze and leather.

FLORA SOAMES

A lifetime of collecting unique textiles spanning the centuries, carefully stored away in her “one-day box”, led to the creation of Flora Soames’ very personal fabric and wallpaper collection. Taking inspiration from a number of these original fragments, she has sensitively reworked them to deliver a new collection that shows a fresh and current perspective on an archive of traditional patterns.

Born of a passion for rich colour, bold prints and varied textures, each design has a distinct flair that is synonymous with her aesthetic. Products are printed or woven in British mills, handpicked for their skill and traditional methods, which gives each intricate design the justice it deserves.

GAZE BURVILL

Gaze Burvill creates the very finest, sustainably sourced furniture and kitchens for outdoors. From the initial design drawings to the craftsman’s finishing touches, it all takes place under one roof at the company’s premises in Hampshire.

Pieces on show at London Design Week 2020 include its clean-lined ‘Levity’ dining table and chairs, and the moveable ‘Grill Station’ outdoor kitchen, which is ideal for smaller gardens and roof terraces.

HAUTE DECO

Over the past 25 years, Haute Déco has perfected the art of luxury door handles, made from exquisite materials at its workshop in Hampshire.

At London Design Week 2020, the company will exhibit the latest ‘Solitaire’ cabinet jewellery from its Signature range, which uses bronze and cristalle glass in a range of gemstone colours.

HYDE HOUSE

Founded by Joanna Hauptman and Richard Searle, Hyde House makes bespoke British furniture, custom-made upholstery, case goods and joinery that epitomise traditional craftsmanship and innovative design.

At London Design Week 2020 the company, in collaboration with Celine Estates, will debut for the first time in the UK, the ‘Mademoiselle’ sofa. Created with the superyacht Industry in mind and inspired by the late designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, it uses Resinate ™, a specialist resin developed by Hyde House.

LF TRADING

A family-run business based in Belgium, LF Trading offers natural fabrics and timeless linens. Working closely with traditional mills, it produces a small annual collection in unique colours and a light washed finished.

As well as showing new colours of its best-selling ‘Douce’ fabric, LF Trading will also present its sister company, LF Selection, which makes sofas on demand, either from its own portfolio or made to designers’ specifications.

NICO

Nico designs bespoke contemporary furniture that combines clarity of vision with exemplary craftsmanship; each unique piece is handmade to commission in England. On show at London Design Week 2020 will be two different hall tables: one made from rosewood veneer edged with ebony inlay, and another in purple Valchromat, an ecological fibre-board made from Mediterranean pine.

ROSE UNIACKE

One of the most respected interior designers in the UK, Rose Uniacke also runs a gallery in Pimlico, specialising in antiques as well as her own products.

For London Design Week, she will be showing her collection of more than 200 textiles, RU Fabric, which exude the same sense of understated luxury as her design schemes. New products for spring include a silk/wool blend and a bouclé wool, as well as an extension to the palette of existing collections.

RUTLAND LONDON

With a client list that includes Soho House Group and Ballymore Homes, Rutland London is an expert in brass manufacturing, from shower enclosures and screens to basin stands. Bespoke dimensions and more than 20 finishes are available, as well as painted finishes in a spectrum of colour. Products on show at London Design Week 2020 include a selection of heated towel rails, as well as a ‘Westminster’ brass basin stand and ‘Onslow’ hand-painted vanity unit.