EXQUISITE NEW COLLECTIONS
The new collections launching for London Design Week 2020 speak of a confident, thoughtful approach: exquisite materials, couture detailing and the dramatic use of colour, pattern and texture; all celebrating the importance of provenance, skill, craftsmanship and a move towards informed choices. Watch this space with more to come!
Nashville-based interior designer Ray Booth, Arteriors’ latest collaborator, has created a series of lighting, furniture and accessories that stay true to his perfectly proportioned aesthetic. Launching at London Design Week 2020, the collection blends antique styles with modern silhouettes, using materials such as steel, iron and ceramic. Pictured are the ‘Tuck’ bench, ‘Danseuse’ floor lamp and ‘XO’ table.
Outdoor living products continue to surprise, with their combination of high design aspirations and top–quality performance materials. Flexform is introducing two new sofas to its outdoor collections in time for London Design Week 2020, both created by giants of the Italian design scene: ‘Grandemare’ from Antonio Citterio (pictured) and ‘Alison’ from Carlo Colombo.
GP & J Baker
Bold and dramatic, this ‘Ikat Bokhara’ wallpaper from GP & J Baker is part of the new Signature Wallpapers II collection, which draws extensively on the company’s outstanding archives, tracing a line between the past and present. Many of the designs look east for inspiration, from the Silk Road destinations of Bokhara and Samarkand, known for their ikats, to antique Chinese textiles.
Art Rugs Gallery
This ‘Savonnerie’ rug by Thibault Van Renne at Art Rugs Gallery comes in delicate pink and purple shades that evoke a bruised sky. It is part of the appropriately named Elements collection, inspired by both the natural world and the interweaving of heritage and culture from around the world. See it up close to appreciate its hand–clipped finish and textural combination of hand-spun silk and wool.
This ‘Rua Sombrero’ performance fabric by C&C Milano is set to bring some of the textural trends seen in indoor textiles to sunny terraces, gardens and yacht-decks. It’s part of the Gallery collection, launching in time for London Design Week 2020, which includes smart stripes, chunky weaves and colourful plains suitable for outdoors, as well as indoor furnishing fabrics in extra-wide wool and a number of double-width linens.
Few brands do the natural look as well as Mark Alexander, and this spring’s Collage wallcoverings, available from Romo, explore some unusual raw materials with a hand-crafted look.
‘Panorama’, pictured, consists of a fine cotton gauze mounted on paper, broken up by slim horizontal lines of braided banana bark. Artfully crumpled Japanese paper and screenprinted grasscloth also feature in the collection.
New-York-based lighting designer Bec Brittain has turned her hand to rug design thanks to a collaboration with Edward Fields. The Taxonomy collection, available from Tai Ping, reflects Brittain’s love of scientific fields such as entomology and geology and features abstract motifs of lacy wings, mottled beetle-shells and layers of rock.
Pictured is ‘Lamella’, inspired by the delicate shape of an insect antenna, fanned out against a delicate pink ground.
Moooi and Arte will present Tokyo Blue at London Design Week 2020; a wallcovering collection that explores exciting new materials inspired by the extinct Indigo Macaque.
Designed by Studio SBGA and Blengini Ghirardelli for Turri, the Milano collection pays tribute to Milan; a city that has become a symbol of artisanal excellence. Craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail are an integral part of Turri’s DNA.
“The overall idea was to emphasise lightness”, explained Giuseppe Blengini. “The structures are constructed so that every element is interconnected… and exquisite materials such as steel, tanned leather, glass and other metals have been used to create a rarefied elegance.”
Artistic expression writ large, this ‘Splash’ wallcovering features exuberant, freeform brushstrokes on a dramatic scale. Phillip Jeffries’ digital printing technique means that the design is incredibly detailed and shows every drip and splatter. It’s available in a variety of grounds, including vinyl and a Japanese paper weave, each adding a distinctive and subtle character to the overlying design.
Jean Paul Gaultier may have just retired from the catwalk, but his irrepressible style lives on in his home collections for Lelièvre Paris, which can be seen at London Design Week 2020.
The latest, Pop Rock, mixes fearless pattern, fairytale-like landscapes and subtler monochrome prints, and includes two outdoor fabrics for the first time. Pictured is the joyful ‘Grenada’, inspired by the Caribbean island of the same name.
The softly curving outlines of this ‘Antwerp’ set of coffee tables were inspired by the shape of pebbles: its overlapping heights make it particularly versatile.
Made from timber, iron and brass with a stone top, it’s one of many new pieces that Frato is launching in spring, all of which have a refined aesthetic and a strong sense of craftsmanship.
Abbott & Boyd
Gastón y Daniela’s Japon collection, available from Abbott & Boyd, takes its design cues from one of Japan’s greatest cultural symbols, the kimono.
From rustic weaves inspired by simple 5th-century garments, to avant-garde art deco-inspired patterns of the 1920s (such as ‘Kimi’, pictured) it’s a snapshot of more than a millennium in the history of textiles.
This ‘Phoenix’ drinks cabinet demonstrates Julian Chichester’s typical flair for bringing together unusual materials. In high-gloss ivory vellum with a contrasting teal vellum inlaid detail, it also features sculptural brass handles and a gilded steel base with an antique mirror shelf.
Original BTC is celebrating its 30th anniversary at London Design Week 2020 with the launch of the limited edition ‘Hector 30’ light. The first ever light produced in bone china, the now iconic ‘Hector’ has been updated with a satin brass stem and black cotton braided cable.
Champions of ‘Made in Britain’, the company is united by a focus on longevity, craft and a passion for pushing the boundaries of production.
Sutherland Perennials Studio
In the Mix is a collection of 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabrics and rugs featuring patterns and textures that provide movement and intrigue.
With calming colorways and a soft texture, the spring collection debuts six fabric qualities – Good Vibrations, Bebop, Cadence, Overtones, Rock Steady, Doo-Wop – and five colorways including Desert Rose, Agate, Eclipse, Sunset Glow, and Moody Blue. The collection also introduces four rugs that clients can “sync” their toes into – C Major, Vibrato, Fine Tune, and Do-Re-Mi.
Etro for Turnell & Gigon
Nomadic and creative spirit is visible in the latest collection from Etro, where memories of exotic journeys and a blend of cultures are seen through a modern lens.
‘Galearis’ (pictured) is a print on cotton satin, featuring a fanciful garden, with fluorescent hues that transport you into another world.
Launching for London Design Week 2020 is Ventura’s ‘Trinny’ chair; an elegant and beautiful piece of furniture created in collaboration with fashion icon. Trinny Woodall.
A feminine ‘tub’ style chair, in a dove grey linen with a contrasting bright yellow trim, this design can be adapted and created to bespoke requirements in any fabric or trim.
Tollgard pop-up will present two new collections at London Design Week 2020: Firstly, Piet Boon’s capsule collection which will includes the iconic ‘Jane’ armchair, designed for the award-winning Jane restaurant in Antwerp; the curvaceous ‘Ella’ sofa and its more minimalist counterpart, the aptly named ‘Derk’. These are some of the signature works that embody the Studio’s design philosophy of balancing functionality, aesthetics and individuality.
Secondly, Man of Parts’ latest offerings which includes the ‘Takayama’ lamp; the ‘Jane’ armchair (pictured) and the ‘El Raval’ bench, all designed by Yabu Pushelberg .
Samuel & Sons
Captivated by the tranquillity of Bali’s pearlescent white sands with crystal clear water, terraced rice fields, rainforests and mystical valleys, Samuel & Sons have created a collection of trimmings influenced by the aesthetic of the lush natural
In an effort to infuse interiors with elements from nature, Samuel and Sons’ Bali collection is composed of jute, cotton and linen. Various patterns range from tassel fringe, bullion fringe and handcovered beaded fringe to jute embroidered linen borders, twisted cords, tufts, tiebacks and hand-beaded borders are amongst some of the patterns.
Savoir Beds has collaborated with British furniture designer Tom Faulkner to unveil Cloud. Celebrating bespoke British craft, Cloud combines form and shape with timeless techniques to deliver a dreamy approach to handcrafted sleep.
The organic cloud shape is a design that Tom has been developing for many years. His constant travels are reflected within the design, with a recent trip influencing the proportions of the bed.