Virtual Programme

Register for the London Design Week 2021 virtual programme - all free to view – curated to engage and inspire.

Get top level insights from world-renowned speakers and explore the most covetable collections that have evolved with changing times.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: A GOOD YARN - ANDREW MARTIN

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Guest speaker: David Harris, design director, Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin’s fabrics are inspired by exploration, adventure and nature. In this session, take a journey to the Andean mountains or discover the joyful Great Outdoors collection, devised to extend your living space into the open air. David Harris shares the excitement of working closely with mills, weavers and spinners to translate the brand’s creative vision into rugged textiles and high-performance fabrics, or to develop the latest cushion range created in collaboration with interior designer Sophie Paterson.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: A HAVEN FOR ARTISTS - ZOFFANY

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Guest speaker: Peter Gomez, lead designer, Zoffany

Get the inside track on the sophisticated artistry at the heart of the Kensington Walk collection. Find out how the designs were produced using the finest materials, artisan techniques and modern processes, and why working with talented artists generated an exchange of ideas and different perspectives.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

STYLE SPY: THINKING OUT OF THE BOX

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Speaker: Becky Metcalfe, head of content, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Explore the new season collections through the miniature world of dioramas. With actual international travel off-limits, start a journey of discovery and be inspired by the latest offering from Europe’s leading design destination.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY HOMES & GARDENS - DESIGN SECRETS WITH KIT KEMP

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Guest speakers: Kit Kemp, founder and creative director of Firmdale Hotels and Sarah Spiteri, editorial director of Homes & Gardens

Acclaimed designer Kit Kemp shares personal insights and inspiring ideas on how to create character at home. Discover why colour makes you happy, how to be confident with pattern and texture, and why craft and making is so good for the soul. This session will help you reappraise your surroundings, spark joy and capture the imagination.

 

Kit Kemp’s new book Design Secrets book (Hardie Grant) can be purchased from Potterton Books, Second Floor, South Dome. www.pottertonbooks.co.uk

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: ICELAND’S NATURAL BEAUTY - CHASE ERWIN

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Guest speaker: Kristine Erwin, Chase Erwin

Chase Erwin has its roots in the landscapes of founder Ragna Erwin’s native Iceland. Join her daughter Kristine and get a personal introduction to Mineral, an ethereal collection of sheers that are evocative of the delicate and beautiful forms revealed by nature. Find out how an understated palette and soft textures embody the lightness and fragility of water moving under thin ice; crisp fresh air; and dark rocks flecked with mineral treasures.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: THE LEGACY OF JACK LENOR LARSEN - LARSEN AT COLEFAX AND FOWLER

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Guest speaker: Beatrice Bostvironnois, design director, Larsen

Honouring the legacy of the late, great Jack Lenor Larsen continues to define the work of the studio. This season focuses on three themes: pattern, texture and light. Discover how contemporary abstractions, sophisticated weaves and beautiful sheers epitomise his renowned signature aesthetic.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: TRIMMINGS INSPIRED BY VILLA KERYLOS - HOULES

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Guest speakers: Michael Aiduss, founder of Michael Aiduss Interior Design, and Philippe Houlès, CEO of Houlès

In this truly transatlantic session, Philippe Houlès in Paris introduces renowned US decorator Michael Aiduss. The legendary French design house worked closely with him to create a trimmings collection inspired by the Côte d’Azur’s Villa Kerylos. Join Michael in Montclair, New Jersey for a behind the scenes visit to his design studio. Discover how iconic motifs and repeating architectural forms came together, melding rich historic ornament with modern liveable elegance. Hear Michael’s tips for using trim to create patterns and elevate interiors with a richly layered look.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: TOPFLOOR BY ESTI AND GIANLUCA FRANZESE THE ART OF RUGS

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Guest speakers: Esti Barnes, creative director of Topfloor by Esti and artist Gianluca Franzese
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams

Discover how an award-winning carpet designer in London and a San Francisco-based artist collaborated over a distance of 5,000 miles to achieve astonishing results. Get the inside story on the rewarding challenges involved in creating Matrix, a collection of rugs that bridges the gap between floor covering and art. Find out how mesmerising reflective patterns, articulating the illusion of space and light, were translated into statement pieces with meticulous craftsmanship and innovative techniques.

 

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY & TOWN HOUSE - HOME FARM COOKING

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Guest speakers: John Pawson CBE, architect and Catherine Pawson, interior designer. Chair: Carole Annett, interiors editor, Country & Town House

Join John and Catherine Pawson from their kitchen at Home Farm, their family home in the heart of the English countryside. Five years in the making, the house was built to unite friends and relatives in a bucolic, simple setting. Hear about food shared and enjoyed in a space designed to accommodate and adapt to the seasonal shift in cooking and eating.

 

The Home Farm Cooking book (Phaidon) can be purchased from Potterton Books, Second Floor, South Dome. You can order copies at

Phaidon.com/homefarmcooking

 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CRAFTING IN THE FOUNDRY - COLLIER WEBB

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Guest speaker: Danielle Collier, sales director, Collier Webb

Join Danielle Collier of the third-generation family company Collier Webb as she explores Cep, a range of expertly crafted portable or wired table lamps. Find out about how they are made in its Sussex foundry using a mix of traditional and cutting-edge techniques and discover how these enlarged and miniaturised brass, powder coated and alabaster lamps have formed a joyful family of products to match any interior.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: INSIDE THE WORKSHOP - PORTA ROMANA

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Guest speaker: Andrew Hills, creative director, Porta Romana

From its inception, the heart of Porta Romana has been its workshop. It is from here that simple metal, wood and composites are transformed by skilled artisans into exquisite pieces. Join Andrew Hills on a tour as he shares the secrets of applying custom finishes, upcycling existing pieces and perfecting the patina on a sculptural lamp. Get the lowdown on the latest characterful collection launching at London Design Week 2021.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FUNCTIONALITY, AESTHETICS, INDIVIDUALITY - PIET BOON AT TOLLGARD

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Guests: Piet Boon, founder, Roland Kokkeler, chief design office, and Olivier Brinckman, lead designer, Studio Piet Boon

Explore the work of Dutch designer Piet Boon. His multidisciplinary studio is known for crafting the perfect balance between functionality, aesthetics and individuality. See the beauty of pure, timeless furniture and get an insider glimpse into the One Dojima residential project in Osaka. Discover how the studio seamlessly blends exterior, interior and product design skills with context, culture and the natural environment.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - HOSTED BY PHAIDON - BY DESIGN

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Guest speakers: Kate Watson-Smyth, journalist, author and founder of Mad About the House and Sarah Douglas, editor-in-chief for Wallpaper*

Chair: Virginia McLeod, executive commissioning editor for architecture and design

Join a virtual celebration of Phaidon’s By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers. Two of the book’s esteemed contributors, Kate Watson-Smyth and Sarah Douglas, will be in conversation for an exploration of the best and most creative interior designers and decorators working today — selected by an unprecedented jury of thought leaders from the fields of fashion, art, design, retail and more.

The By Design book (Phaidon) can be purchased from Potterton Books, Second Floor, South Dome.

You can order copies at:

Phaidon.com/bydesign

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: 160 YEARS OF ICONIC BRITISH DESIGN - SANDERSON

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Guest speakers: Rebecca Craig, head of design, and Jessica Clayworth, designer, Sanderson

Since 1860, Sanderson has taken its inspiration from nature, furnishing every kind of home with its distinctive style. From the studio in Denham, Buckinghamshire, meet the creatives who helped shape the latest collection celebrating the company’s 160 years. Take an exclusive trip to the archive and see the latest evolution of enduring classics such as ‘Rose & Peony’.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PASSEMENTERIE INSPIRED BY VENICE - SAMUEL & SONS

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Guest speakers: Roger Thomas, principal, Roger Thomas Collection and Marisa Gutmacher, design director, Samuel & Sons

Designer Roger Thomas is known for his work for major hospitality projects, including Wynn Resorts but his designs are based on a deep understanding of history and craft. Get behind the scenes into the creation of Venezia, a luxurious passementerie collection with Samuel & Sons. The patterns are interpretations of Roger’s sketches created while living in Venice, depicting details that inspired him while wandering through the churches, palaces, galleries and biennale exhibitions. Discover the time-honoured techniques of layered hand printing on silk and velvet, embroidery and appliqué techniques used to achieve spectacular results.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

Photo: Roger Thomas

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: RICH LAYERS - COLEFAX AND FOWLER

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Guest speaker: Sarah MacGregor, design director, Colefax and Fowler

Who better to give a take you on a tour of Colefax and Fowler’s latest collection than its design director? Sarah MacGregor celebrates the design story for 2021 highlighting the rich layers – skill, craft and technique, and of course, pattern and colour. Discover Eastern and antique influence and rich, nuanced colour throughout subtle prints, distinctive embroideries, weaves, decorative braids and sheers.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: OUTDOOR LIVING - FLEXFORM

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Guest speaker: George Khachfe, director, Interdesign UK – Flexform London

Flexform launches its first outdoor collection, designed with the help of architect Antonio Citterio, which is rooted in quality and comfort and uses long-lasting materials. Discover why outdoor space is an extension of the inside, and is worthy of the same design consideration.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: LONG WEEKEND - MULBERRY HOME

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Guest speaker: Ann Grafton, managing director and creative director, GP & J Baker

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Mulberry Home, find out how the Long Weekend collection embodies the spirit of adventurous travel, sporting prowess, exoticism and decadence of the English country house parties of the 1920s and 1930s.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: VILLA CARLOTTA - DEDAR

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A setting for art collecting for more than 300 years, Villa Carlotta was built on the shores of Lake Como in the 17th century. Today it provides the inspiration for Dedar’s latest velvets, wools, linens, jacquards and iridescent fabrics. Explore a new balance between architecture and nature and see how the textiles complement the grand spaces; from the intricate mouldings, ceiling frescoes and terrazzo flooring in the villa to the tall hedges in the botanic garden.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

 

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: SCHUMACHER AND CABANA - CREATING MOMENTS OF JOY IN THE HOME

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Guest speakers: : Benjamin Frowein, president of Schumacher and Martina Mondadori, editor in chief of Cabana. Chair: Charlotte Abrahams

Creativity flourishes when there is a genuine meeting of aesthetics and creative vision and nowhere is this more brilliantly showcased than in the coming together of a legendry design house and an inspirational magazine. Both are driven by the desire to use design to create tangible, authentic, moments of joy in the home – something that has never been more important. As we look ahead to a new era, discover how pattern, colour and following your heart can result in interior spaces that delight both the eye and the soul.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: THE NEXT GENERATION OF NATURAL WALLCOVERINGS - PHILLIP JEFFRIES

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Guest speaker: Philip Bershad, president, Phillip Jeffries

For more than 40 years, Phillip Jeffries has been devoted to inspiring a more beautiful world, one wall at a time. Join Philip Bershad from his New Jersey headquarters as he reveals how natural wallcoverings are growing ever-more adventurous and introduces the latest dimensional designs, artistically handcrafted. From the seascapes of Palm Beach to the desert in Palm Springs, discover why Resort is the perfect escape.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK AND NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER - THE THOUGHTFUL GARDENER

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Guest speaker: Jinny Blom, landscape designer
Chair: Steele Marcoux, editor, Veranda

Award-winning landscape designer Jinny Blom works on both public and private projects, gently pushing the boundaries of creative and intelligent design. She has designed five RHS Chelsea Flower Show gardens, including ones for HRH The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry. What defines her work is her skill with planting and her ability to create a garden that is tailored to its environment. From romantic and naturalistic to more formal, styles may change but principles remain the same. Get insider insights into her creative process and why commissioning a landscape is no different to commissioning a work of art or piece of music.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: ART MEETS TEXTILES - POLLACK AT ALTFIELD

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Guest speakers: Rachel Doriss, design director, Pollack and Liz Collins, multimedia artist

Get the inside track on the exciting creation of Pollack’s latest capsule collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics, filmed in the Brooklyn studio of New York artist Liz Collins. Collins is known for her abstract geometrics, so see the reveal as her patterns are translated into fabrics using Sunbrella contract yarns.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS: THE FUTURE OF DESIGN in association with BIID

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Guest speakers: Shalini Misra, Naomi Astley-Clarke and Christopher Dezille of Honky
Chair: Elspeth Pridham, founder of The Insider

Whether a thriving design studio or a recently established start-up, a panel of acclaimed interior designers share their experiences, design tips and the important lessons they have learnt in the last year. As they look towards a more positive future, find out how they have found new ways of working, sourcing and pitching for business, as well as the opportunities that lie ahead helping clients achieve homes of their dreams.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: A STORY OF SILK IN VENICE - RUBELLI

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Guest speaker: Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli, CEO, Rubelli

The Rubelli family has a deeply rooted legacy of creating fabrics in Venice. From its magnificent Palazzo Corner Spinelli on the Grand Canal, Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli celebrates Venice’s 1,600th anniversary by introducing ‘San Polo’, a pure silk damask. With 16 colourways, it pays tribute to each century of the city’s life. The company is just as focused on the future and its current collection, Di Varia Natura, features colourful palettes, whimsical fairytales, nature and historic motifs, as well as sustainable weaves and high-performance textiles for indoor and outdoor use.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY THE SUPERYACHT GROUP - THE LUXURY OF SUSTAINABILITY: SUPERYACHTS FOR A NEW GENERATION

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Guest speakers: Aino Grapin, CEO and Selina McCabe, partner, Winch Design. Chair: Martin H. Redmayne, chairman & editor in chief, The Superyacht Group

How does sustainability fit with the exclusive world of energy consuming superyachts? This candid conversation will discuss what makes sense, what clients really want and the importance of green credentials for sourcing and manufacturing. Discover the new ideas and solutions future thinking designer can bring to the table.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: INNOVATION, ECOLOGY AND UPCYCLING - CASAL AT HOULES

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Guest speaker: Sylvie Chabirand, head of design, Casal

From her studio in Alsace, France, Sylvie Chabirand introduces Naturellement, the first eco-responsible collection by Casal. Yarns are derived from upcycled clothing and plant fibres using innovative processes that minimise ecological impact. Find out why this collection, with a respect for nature, offers a return to simpler, textural fabrics.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FABRICS FOR RELAXED, ELEGANT INTERIORS - GP & J BAKER

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Guest speaker: Ann Grafton, managing and creative director, GP & J Baker

Be immersed in the relaxed charm and understated elegance of the Portobello collection. From florals, stripes and Indienne motifs to artisanal embroideries, crewelwork and hand block prints, discover why these textiles have been created for interiors of comfort and ease.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FROM CANVAS TO CARPET - TOPFLOOR BY ESTI

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Guest speaker: Esti Barnes, founder and creative director, Topfloor by Esti

Join Esti Barnes as she shares the secrets to creating rugs. Discover why she loves collaborating with artists to transform a 2D concept into a three-dimensional rug, including the optically mesmerising work of Gianluca Franzese. Find out why experimenting with yarns, techniques, colours and textures keeps her ahead of the curve.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CONTINENTAL FLAIR - PAOLO MOSCHINO FOR NICHOLAS HASLAM LTD

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Guest speaker: Paolo Moschino, co-owner, Paolo Moschino For Nicholas Haslam Ltd

A-list decorator Paolo Moschino knows a thing or two about creating stunning interiors. Step inside the showroom to see his skill in putting decorative elements together: this season he presents an eclectic and sophisticated collection with impactful, statement pieces of furniture, witty lighting and over scaled fabrics of trailing florals and animal prints.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: LEARN FROM AN ITALIAN FURNITURE MAESTRO - CECCOTTI COLLEZIONI

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Guest speaker: Franco Ceccotti, founder and art director, Ceccotti Collezioni

Making a rare appearance, Franco Ceccotti, legendary founder of Ceccotti Collezioni, introduces the latest collections. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the creative genius and get the inside track on his passionate approach to making beautiful furniture. Expect insights into artisanal techniques, respect for materials and an openness to working with guest designers including Roberto Lazzeroni.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: MARK-MAKING AND CREATIVITY - WEITZNER AT ALTFIELD

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Guest speaker: Lori Weitzner, principal and creative director of Lori Weitzner Design

Filmed at her Manhattan studio, Lori and her team explore inspiration in material form. Go behind the scenes and find out how sketches of textures, symbols, doodles, words and writings became the muse for Making Our Mark, the latest collection of textiles and wallcoverings. Celebrate human creativity and artful expression, and get a sneak peek of the Foundations wallcoverings range.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY HOUSE & GARDEN - BEATA HEUMAN: DESIGN PRINCIPLES

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Guest speakers: Beata Heuman, interior designer and Hatta Byng, editor of House & Garden

What makes a room sing? In this session, discover the secrets to creating interiors that are not only comfortable and inviting, but are also highly imaginative. London-based interior designer Beata Heuman shares insights that capture her signature quirkiness and Scandinavian attention to detail, as well as opens the door to a favourite project that reveals deeply personal objects and references. Expect cheerful colour palettes, layered textures, bold patterns and delightful contrasts. Now more than ever, discover why creating individual spaces has never been more important.

Beata Heuman’s new book Beata Heuman: Every Room Should Sing (Rizzoli) can be purchased from Potterton Books, Second Floor, South Dome. www.pottertonbooks.co.uk

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: SA BAXTER, JAMIE DRAKE AND SASHA BIKOFF - THE FINE ART OF HARDWARE: STATEMENTS IN DESIGN

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Guest speakers: Jamie Drake of Drake/Anderson, Sasha Bikoff and Scott Baxter, founder of SA Baxter Foundry & Design Studio
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams

Even the smallest details in your home can have a major impact; door and cabinet handles that look and feel good can bring an entire scheme together. Drawing on experiences working on high-end projects, as well as their own decorating needs, two renowned Manhattan designers, Jamie Drake and Sasha Bikoff, discuss why they progressed from client to collaborator. Get the inside track on how their highly original concepts were elevated to pieces of functional sculpture thanks to the astonishing artisanship and hand crafted production techniques in the SA Baxter foundry.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS: HOW TO TAKE A CAMPAIGN TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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Guest speakers: Bernie de Le Cuona, founder and CEO, de Le Cuona, Damian Foxe, founder and director, Bitton by Foxe, Edward Watson, principal dancer, Royal Ballet

Chair: Charlotte Abrahams

In our visually overloaded world, creative content that touches our emotions has never been more important. But how do you leverage the power of images and video to tell a story that engages both the eye and the soul? Get the inside track on an extraordinary advertising campaign, styled and shot by a fashion director, that brought de le Cuona’s fabrics to life. Discover the innovative role played by Edward Watson, principal dance at the Royal Ballet, to show the artistry and beauty at the heart of the Studio collection.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: INNOVATION ON THE WALLS - ARTE

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Guest speakers: Philippe Desart, managing director and Frederik Decoopman, design studio manager, Arte

Arte is a passionate designer and manufacturer of sophisticated, innovative wallcoverings. Filmed at its headquarters in Zonhoven, Belgium, this session explains why creativity is encouraged and the important role that research and development play in its highly original collections. From bold panoramics to handcrafted surfaces, every one has a story tell. Expect intriguing patterns, inspiring colour palettes and tactile materials that add depth and dimension.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY ELLE DECORATION - OWN IT: THE SECRET TO LIFE

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Guest speakers: Diane von Furstenberg, designer, and Ben Spriggs, editor, ELLE Decoration

Join internationally renowned fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg as she shares her empowering manifesto. Discover her blueprint for enjoying both personal and professional growth at any age, and find out why home should be a true expression of who you are.

 

A signed copy of Own It: The Secret to Life (Phaidon) can be purchased from Potterton Books, Second Floor, South Dome. You can order your copy at

Phaidon.com/ownit

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CREATIVITY IN PARIS - PIERRE FREY

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Guest speaker: Pierre Frey, communications director, Pierre Frey

Join Pierre Frey, communication director of Pierre Frey, on a Parisian adventure. The family business has an unrivalled international reputation for invention and a deeply eclectic style. Its latest collections express all its creative power: Joie de Vivre and Eternal Eté pay tribute to Provence – a region with its own strong association with art and authenticity – while Vibrations explores a more graphic approach. Get the lowdown on fabrics and wallcoverings that joyfully break the rules and shape the future of interiors.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: STARTING A BUSINESS DURING A PANDEMIC - CHRISTIAN LEE

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Guest speaker: Christian Lee, founder

Christian Lee has been in the textile business for decades, but he has now given his name to a new showroom in Design Centre East. Get a personal insight into why he set up the business and the philanthropic ethos that celebrates every order. Be introduced to the vast portfolio of US brand Fabricut, including new highlights such as cotton checks and stripes and witty trimmings.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: OPENING THE DOOR TO HARDWARE - STUDIO FRANCHI

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Guest speakers: Marco Franchi, CEO and Ben Marshall, business development manager, Studio Franchi

Returning to the Design Centre after a 13-year absence, step inside Studio Franchi’s new showroom in Design Centre North. Discover a luxe collection of the very best window door hardware from across the globe.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: SUSTAINABILITY AND LEATHER - MOORE & GILES AT ALTFIELD

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Guest speakers: Sackett Wood, president, Moore & Giles

The inherent beauty and characteristics of leather make it an ideal canvas for colour and creativity. For years, Moore & Giles has sought a truly sustainable offering for designers. Get the lowdown on Olive Green Leather, tanned with one of nature’s great by-products, the fallen olive leaf.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: A BREATH OF ISLAND AIR - TRAVERS AT ZIMMER + ROHDE

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Guest speaker: Alison Block, creative director, Travers

Join Alison Block in the New York studio as she introduces Tropica, a new collection of whimsical fabrics and lightweight sheers inspired by the West Indies. Take a trip to sunny, airy climes and be inspired by tropical patterns of flora and fauna. Learn how they were achieved using a variety of stitch techniques and unexpected colour accents that added nuance and depth.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

DESIGN WORKSHOP: KLC SCHOOL OF DESIGN PRESENTS: HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN OUR HOMES

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Guest speakers: Rebecca Weir, LightIQ, Phoebe Oldrey, SmartStyle Interiors and Diana McKnight, KLC director of studies and designer

Chair: Suzanne Imre, former Livingetc, editor, brand and content consultant, interior designer

Join this insightful discussion to gain an understanding on how being in touch with the natural world can promote health, happiness and wellbeing in our homes. Be it biophilic design, maximising natural light or listening to what our bodies really need, find out how they can make a big difference.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: ARTISANAL TEXTILES - C & C MILANO

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Guest speaker: Emanuele Castellini, CEO, C & C Milano

Pride in family heritage and a longstanding textile tradition contribute to C & C Milano’s strong identity. The Milanese firm is known for its signature textured jacquards, natural materials and a timeless elegance. Specially for London Design Week 2021, Emanuele Castellini introduces the latest Roots collection. Representing the best in Italian artisan craftsmanship, it sees a return to a Mediterranean aesthetic and earthy textures. As the need for ethically sourced products becomes more vital, understand why C & C Milano continues to develop linen and natural fibres over synthetic ones.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY LIFE - THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE

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Guest speakers: Olivia Outred, Olivia Outred Studio, Remy Renzullo and Robbie Kerr, director of Adam Architecture

Chair: Giles Kime, executive editor & interiors editor, Country Life

Do a new generation of creatives have a different take on classic English decorating? Join a panel of bright, young British and American designers as they discuss both its evolution and enduring appeal. Discover the importance of comfort, elegance and symmetry in creating harmonious, characterful interiors. Find out how by playing with modern elements, this timeless look feels fresh and relevant today.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PASSION FOR PATTERN - SCHUMACHER

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Guest speaker: Benjamin Frowein, president of Schumacher

For 132 years Schumacher has been the go-to for interior designers. America’s iconic design house brings its exuberant style to the UK with monthly arrivals sparking joy in every space. Here tradition has a twist and designer collections big name voices. Neisha Crosland’s vibrant new patterns launch this season.  Discover endless decorating possibilities and be ready for the golden age of decorating.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: THOMAS O’BRIEN, CIRCA LIGHTING AND VISUAL COMFORT & CO - THE STORY OF LIGHTING

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Guest speakers: Thomas O’Brien, founder of Aero, Gale Singer, founder and president of Circa Lighting and Andy Singer, founder and president of Visual Comfort & Co
Chair: Sophia Salaman, executive editor, The World of Interiors

What does it take to bring a creative vision to reality? Get the inside track on how exquisite decorative lighting comes together from the viewpoint of an international designer, a premier manufacturer and highly respected retailer. Sharing a passion for experimentation, craftsmanship and meticulous detail, as well as a common goal to create a timeless product, discover the significance of a collaborative approach.

DESIGN DIRECTIONS: SPRING SUMMER 21 LAUNCHES

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Guest speakers: Becky Metcalfe, head of content, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and creative director Karina Garrick

Tune in for a round-up of spring summer 21’s interior trends at London Design Week 2021. Get the inside track on the most uplifting patterns, joyful palettes and defining products from the new season’s collections.

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: ANDREW MARTIN AND SOPHIE PATERSON - CUSHIONS BY DESIGN

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Guest speakers: Sophie Paterson, founder, Sophie Paterson Interiors, and David Harris, design director, Andrew Martin
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams

Decorating does not have to mean starting from scratch. Sometimes, the smallest change can have the biggest impact. Get the lowdown on the Burlington cushion collection and discover why Andrew Martin’s tactile fabrics, developed exclusively with weavers and spinners, are the perfect pairing for Sophie Paterson’s signature warm neutral tones. Get some top designer tips on how combining patterns and textures can elevate an interior scheme, adding a layer of luxury and interest.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY LIVINGETC - INTERIOR DESIGN: THE SPACE IN BETWEEN

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Guest speakers: Robert Stilin, interior designer and Pip McCormac, editor in chief, Livingetc

New York designer Robert Stilin is renowned for interiors that are not only comfortable and inviting, but are also deftly layered. His projects defy obvious classification, but are notable for strong, clean lines, a warm, rich palette and vintage pieces, often combined with contemporary art.  It is an astonishing balancing act of spacing, colour and proportion. In this session, get the lowdown on how he creates homes of meaning and joy.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: LIGHTING BY DESIGN - BELLA FIGURA

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Guest speaker: Ross Lloyd, sales director, Bella Figura

Bella Figura’s lighting is made by skilled artisans in workshops in the UK and Italy; meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail are integral to every piece. Get an insider glimpse into creative processes and traditional techniques, the use of quality materials such as Lucite and Murano glass and the secrets behind a sleek new pleated shade. Discover why the latest pendants are the perfect solution for zoned, open plan living.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: ARTISAN CRAFTSMANSHIP - ALEXANDER LAMONT + MILES

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Guest speakers: Miles de Lange and Alexander Lamont

Artisan craftsmanship is at the heart of this showroom. Find out what the creative life in Alexander Lamont’s workshop, his dedication to meticulous detail and use of materials. Learn about traditional Laos hand-weaving from Soie de Lune and discover the simple, understated elegance of Lauren Hwang textiles.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN HOSTED BY THE WORLD OF INTERIORS - THE POWER OF THE PAST

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Guest speakers: Emily Todhunter, co-founder of Todhunter Earle, Henry Prideaux, co-founder, Henry Prideaux and Claire Vallis, creative director, Sanderson Design Group

Chair: Sophia Salaman, executive editor, The World of Interiors

Inspiring archive patterns are increasingly relevant in today’s interiors. Is it an inevitable swing of the design pendulum or something deeper? Neo-nostalgia has a reassuring power and now more than ever the past is looked at with fondness. At this session, discover why we are ready to embrace colour, decorative layers and an individualist mix of old and new.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: THE CREATIVE PROCESS - ROMO

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Guest speaker: Emily Mould, design director of Romo and Black Edition

Combining fine art with experimentation and mark making, Black Edition’s new Zafaro collection blends sophisticated textures, pioneering weaving techniques and artisan effects with a visionary colour palette. Take a deep dive into the creative process, which has resulted in an array of printed and woven fabrics that radiate with energy and movement.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: THE ART OF SILK - JAMES HARE AT MARVIC TEXTILES

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Guest speaker: Saffron Hare, creative director, James Hare

Get insider insights from Saffron Hare, the company founder’s great-great-granddaughter, as she explains how each piece of silk is a work of art, produced by craftsmen using skills passed down by generations. Discover how different silks can create different natural textures and can also be used as smart wallcoverings that provide an intense depth of colour.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: MEET THE HOUSE GUEST - CHRISTIAN WATSON

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Guest speaker: Christian Watson, founder

Get the inside track from Christian Watson – a new name-to-know in British furniture design who is showcasing his debut collection at London Design Week 2021. Discover more about his work and how he balances a pared-back aesthetic with beautiful materials and a dedication to British craftsmanship.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES - HARLEQUIN

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Guest speaker: Claire Greenfield, lead designer, Harlequin

This season, Harlequin takes its inspiration from the juxtaposition of urban life and the ever-changing beauty of nature in metropolitan spaces. Find out how innovative production techniques, such as long-exposure photography, have created astonishing effects on fabrics and wallcoverings, capturing the shapes and spaces found between light and dark.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: A RICH HERITAGE - DAVID HUNT LIGHTING

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Guest speaker: Hollie Moreland, creative director, David Hunt Lighting

David Hunt Lighting has a rich heritage that goes back 10 generations. With craftsmanship at its heart, the products are handmade at the workshop in the Cotswolds. From hand spun pendants to a bespoke paint service, discover how the company preserves traditional techniques that link the past to the present.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: A NEW INDIVIDUAL STYLE

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Guest speakers: Rose Murray, founder of  These White Walls, Tiffany Duggan, founder of Studio Duggan and Sophie Dries, founder of Sophie Dries Architect

Moderator: Emilio Pimentel-Reid, author and creative director

A new generation of leading tastemakers in London and Paris are creating highly original projects with an emphasis on craftsmanship, materiality and storytelling. Discover the inspiration, creative process and ideas that have shaped their unique approach to curating magical and memorable spaces.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PURE BEDLINEN - DE LE CUONA

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Guest speaker: Bernie de Le Cuona, founder, de Le Cuona

Fabric house de Le Cuona launches Pure bedlinen, an evolution of its fabric counterpart certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Founder Bernie de Le Cuona explains why natural fibres, and particularly linen, are the first choice for those pursuing wellness and a good night’s sleep.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CRAFTSMANSHIP AND MATERIALS - GALLOTTI&RADICE

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Guest speaker: Maria Teresa Barletta, Gallotti&Radice

Take a journey and discover the new collection of furniture and lighting designed in collaboration with Oscar and Gabriele Buratti, Dainelli Studio, Massimo Castagna, Studio Pepe, Federica Biasi and Pietro Russo. Be inspired by the Italian brand’s elegant style, which combines innovation and tradition, and craftsmanship with quality of materials such as glass, ebony, stone, lacquer and burnished metal.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: SIGNATURE LIGHTING - CIRCA LIGHTING

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Guest speakers: Gale Singer, founder and president, Circa Lighting

Take a tour of the new showroom in Design Centre East, the US lighting brand’s first European outpost. Find out how the highly curated environment showcases decorative and architectural lighting across a spectrum of styles, united by an inspiring, original design sensibility.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES REVISITED - COLE & SON

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Guest speaker: Marie Karlsson, managing director, Cole & Son

Cole & Son’s latest wallcovering collection, Great Masters, was inspired by the six royal residences cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, including Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London. Find out how a fanciful approach to scale and pattern have helped to create a new approach that still pays homage to the master artisans, craftsmen and celebrated monarchs who shaped these special places.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CREATING THOUGHTFUL, TAILORED INTERIORS - VENTURA

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Guest speaker: Arlene McIntyre, managing director, Ventura

According to Arlene McIntyre, homes should be more than just comfortable and beautiful – they should be interesting and adventurous. As an extension of your personality, they can be filled with statement pieces, tailored to your needs. Discover how Ventura can help you optimise a room, and why its fine furniture made by master craftsmen is built to last.

With thanks to those who filmed remotely during lockdown.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: MEET THE HOUSE GUEST - STERLING STUDIOS

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Guest speaker: Juliette Davies, sales and project manager, Sterling Studios

Enter Sterling Studios’ fascinating world of decorative finishes, from antique mirror to gesso and verre églomisé. Juliet Davies explains more about how its original, innovative surface design takes shape, with a particular focus on lacquer, and how it can work for both contemporary and classical settings.

DESIGN WORKSHOP: KLC SCHOOL OF DESIGN PRESENTS: CREATING A THERAPEUTIC GARDEN

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Guest speakers: Humaira Ikram, Studio Ikram, Matt Childs, Matthew Childs Design, Daniel Lobb, Lobb Studio

Join successful garden designers Matt Childs, Humaira Ikram and Daniel Lobb as they discuss the importance of healing gardens. They will share what they believe makes a garden therapeutic, what to consider when designing and creating one, and the transformative role they play in mood, wellbeing and mental health. Expect plenty of inspiration and tips that you can apply to your own outdoor spaces.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: A GOOD YARN – ANDREW MARTIN

Guest speaker: David Harris, design director, Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin’s fabrics are inspired by exploration, adventure and nature. David Harris shares the excitement of working closely with mills, weavers and spinners to translate the brand’s creative vision into rugged textiles and high-performance fabrics.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: A HAVEN FOR ARTISTS – ZOFFANY

Guest speaker: Peter Gomez, lead designer, Zoffany
Get the inside track on the sophisticated artistry at the heart of the Kensington Walk collection. Find out how the designs were produced using the finest materials, artisan techniques and modern processes, and why working with talented artists generated an exchange of ideas and different perspectives.

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STYLE SPY: THINKING OUT OF THE BOX

Speaker: Becky Metcalfe, head of content, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
Explore the new season collections through the miniature world of dioramas. With actual international travel off-limits, start a journey of discovery and be inspired by the latest offering from Europe’s leading design destination.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY HOMES & GARDENS – DESIGN SECRETS WITH KIT KEMP

Guest speakers: Kit Kemp, founder and creative director of Firmdale Hotels and Sarah Spiteri, editorial director of Homes & Gardens
Acclaimed designer Kit Kemp shares personal insights and inspiring ideas on how to create character at home. Discover why colour makes you happy, how to be confident with pattern and texture, and why craft and making is so good for the soul. This session will help you reappraise your surroundings, spark joy and capture the imagination.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: ICELAND’S NATURAL BEAUTY – CHASE ERWIN

Guest speaker: Kristine Erwin, Chase Erwin
Chase Erwin has its roots in the landscapes of founder Ragna Erwin’s native Iceland. Join her daughter Kristine for an introduction to Mineral, an ethereal collection of sheers that are evocative of nature’s delicate and beautiful forms, with an understated palette and soft textures that embody the elements.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: THE LEGACY OF JACK LENOR LARSEN – LARSEN AT COLEFAX AND FOWLER

Guest speaker: Beatrice Bostvironnois, design director, Larsen
Honouring the legacy of the late, great Jack Lenor Larsen continues to define the work of the studio. This season focuses on three themes: pattern, texture and light. Discover how contemporary abstractions, sophisticated weaves and beautiful sheers epitomise his renowned signature aesthetic.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: TRIMMINGS INSPIRED BY VILLA KERYLOS – HOULES

Guest speaker: Michael Aiduss, founder of Michael Aiduss Interior Design, and Philippe Houlès, CEO of Houlès
In this truly transatlantic session, Philippe Houlès in Paris introduces renowned US decorator Michael Aiduss. The legendary French design house worked closely with him to create a trimmings collection inspired by the Côte d’Azur’s Villa Kerylos. Join Michael in Montclair, New Jersey for a behind the scenes visit to his design studio. Discover how iconic motifs and repeating architectural forms came together, melding rich historic ornament with modern liveable elegance. Hear Michael’s tips for using trim to create patterns and elevate interiors with a richly layered look.

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CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: TOPFLOOR BY ESTI AND GIANLUCA FRANZESE THE ART OF RUGS

Guest speakers: Esti Barnes, creative director of Topfloor by Esti and artist Gianluca Franzese
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
Discover how an award-winning carpet designer in London and a San Francisco-based artist collaborated over a distance of 5,000 miles to achieve astonishing results. Get the inside story on the rewarding challenges involved in creating Matrix, a collection of rugs that bridges the gap between floor covering and art. Find out how mesmerising reflective patterns, articulating the illusion of space and light, were translated into statement pieces with meticulous craftsmanship and innovative techniques.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY & TOWN HOUSE – HOME FARM COOKING

Guest speakers: John Pawson CBE, architect and Catherine Pawson, interior designer. Chair: Carole Annett, interiors editor, Country & Town House

Join John and Catherine Pawson from their kitchen at Home Farm, their rural family home. Five years in the making, the house was built to unite friends and relatives in a bucolic, simple setting. Hear about food shared and enjoyed in a space designed to accommodate and adapt to seasonal shifts in cooking and eating.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CRAFTING IN THE FOUNDRY – COLLIER WEBB

Guest speaker: Danielle Collier, sales director, Collier Webb
Join Danielle Collier of the third-generation family company Collier Webb as she explores Cep, a range of expertly crafted portable or wired table lamps. Find out about how they are made in its Sussex foundry using a mix of traditional and cutting-edge techniques and discover how these enlarged and miniaturised brass, powder coated and alabaster lamps have formed a joyful family of products to match any interior.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: INSIDE THE WORKSHOP – PORTA ROMANA

Guest speaker: Andrew Hills, creative director, Porta Romana
Join Andrew Hills on a tour of the heart of Porta Romana’s practice, its workshop, as he shares the secrets of applying custom finishes, upcycling existing pieces and perfecting the patina on a sculptural lamp. Get the lowdown on the latest characterful collection launching at London Design Week 2021.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FUNCTIONALITY, AESTHETICS, INDIVIDUALITY – PIET BOON AT TOLLGARD

Guests: Piet Boon, founder, Roland Kokkeler, chief design office, and Olivier Brinckman, lead designer, Studio Piet Boon
Explore the work of Dutch designer Piet Boon. His multidisciplinary studio is known for crafting the perfect balance between functionality, aesthetics and individuality. See the beauty of pure, timeless furniture and get an insider glimpse into the One Dojima residential project in Osaka. Discover how the studio seamlessly blends exterior, interior and product design skills with context, culture and the natural environment.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN – HOSTED BY PHAIDON – BY DESIGN

Guest speakers: Kate Watson-Smyth, journalist, author and founder of Mad About the House and Sarah Douglas, editor-in-chief for Wallpaper*

Chair: Virginia McLeod, executive commissioning editor for architecture and design

Join a virtual celebration of Phaidon’s By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers. Two of the book’s esteemed contributors, Kate Watson-Smyth and Sarah Douglas, will be in conversation for an exploration of the best and most creative interior designers and decorators working today — selected by an unprecedented jury of thought leaders from the fields of fashion, art, design, retail and more.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: 160 YEARS OF ICONIC BRITISH DESIGN – SANDERSON

Guest speakers: Rebecca Craig, head of design, and Jessica Clayworth, designer, Sanderson
Since 1860, Sanderson has taken its inspiration from nature, furnishing homes with its distinctive style. From the studio in Denham, Buckinghamshire, meet the creatives behind the latest collection celebrating the company’s 160 years. Take an exclusive trip to the archive and see the latest evolution of classics such as ‘Rose & Peony’.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PASSEMENTERIE INSPIRED BY VENICE – SAMUEL & SONS

Guest speakers: Roger Thomas, principal, Roger Thomas Collection and Marisa Gutmacher, design director, Samuel & Sons
Designer Roger Thomas is known for his work for major resorts, but his designs are based on a deep understanding of history and craft. Get behind the scenes into the creation of Venezia, a luxurious passementerie collection with Samuel & Sons, inspired by Roger's sketches while living in Venice.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: RICH LAYERS – COLEFAX AND FOWLER

Guest speaker: Sarah MacGregor, design director, Colefax and Fowler
Who better to give a take you on a tour of Colefax and Fowler’s latest collection than its design director? Sarah MacGregor highlights skill, craft and technique, and of course, pattern and colour: discover Eastern and antique influence and rich, nuanced colour throughout subtle prints, distinctive embroideries, weaves, decorative braids and sheers.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: OUTDOOR LIVING – FLEXFORM

Guest speaker: George Khachfe, director, Interdesign UK – Flexform London
Flexform launches its first outdoor collection, designed with the help of architect Antonio Citterio, which is rooted in quality and comfort and uses long-lasting materials. Discover why outdoor space is an extension of the inside, and is worthy of the same design consideration.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: LONG WEEKEND – MULBERRY HOME

Guest speaker: Ann Grafton, manager director and design director, GP & J Baker
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Mulberry Home, find out how the Long Weekend collection embodies the spirit of adventurous travel, sporting prowess, exoticism and decadence of the English country house parties of the 1920s and 1930s.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: VILLA CARLOTTA – DEDAR

A setting for art collecting for more than 300 years, Villa Carlotta was built on the shores of Lake Como in the 17th century. Today it provides the inspiration for Dedar’s latest fabrics. Explore a new balance between architecture and nature and see how the textiles complement the grand spaces;, both inside and out.

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CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: SCHUMACHER AND CABANA – CREATING MOMENTS OF JOY IN THE HOME

Guest speakers: Benjamin Frowein, president of Schumacher and Martina Mondadori, editor in chief of Cabana
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
Courtesy of a meeting of creative minds – a legendary design house and an inspirational magazine – discover how pattern, colour and following your heart can result in interior spaces that delight both the eye and the soul. Both are driven by the desire to create tangible, authentic moments of joy in the home, something that has never been more important.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: THE NEXT GENERATION OF NATURAL WALLCOVERINGS – PHILLIP JEFFRIES

Guest speaker: Philip Bershad, president, Phillip Jeffries
For more than 40 years, Phillip Jeffries has been devoted to inspiring a more beautiful world, one wall at a time. Join Philip Bershad from his New Jersey headquarters as he reveals how natural wallcoverings are growing ever-more adventurous and introduces the Resort collection of handcrafted dimensional designs.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK AND NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER – THE THOUGHTFUL GARDENER

Guest speaker: Jinny Blom, landscape designer
Chair: Steele Marcoux, editor, Veranda

Award-winning landscape designer Jinny Blom works on both public and private projects including five RHS Chelsea Flower Show gardens, and is known for her skill with planting and her ability to create a garden that is tailored to its environment. Find out why commissioning a landscape is no different to commissioning a work of art or piece of music.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: ART MEETS TEXTILES – POLLACK AT ALTFIELD

Guest speakers: Rachel Doriss, design director, Pollack and Liz Collins, multimedia artist
Visit the Brooklyn studio of artist Liz Collins to get the inside track on Pollack’s latest indoor/outdoor fabrics. Collins is known for her abstract geometrics, so see the reveal as her patterns are translated into fabrics using Sunbrella contract yarns.

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GROW YOUR BUSINESS: THE FUTURE OF DESIGN in association with BIID

Guest speakers: Shalini Misra, Naomi Astley-Clarke and Christopher Dezille of Honky
Chair: Elspeth Pridham, founder of The Insider
A panel of acclaimed interior designers share their experiences, design tips and the lessons they have learnt in the last year. As they look towards a more positive future, find out how they have found new ways of working, sourcing and pitching for business, as well as the opportunities that lie ahead helping achieve their clients’ dreams.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: A STORY OF SILK IN VENICE – RUBELLI

Guest speaker: Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli, CEO, Rubelli
From Rubelli’s magnificent Palazzo Corner Spinelli on Venice’s Grand Canal, Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli celebrates the city’s 1,600th anniversary by introducing ‘San Polo’, a pure silk damask in 16 colourways that pays tribute to each century of Venice’s life. Its current collection Di Varia Natura is also unveiled, with its colourful palettes, whimsical fairytales, nature and historic motifs.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY THE SUPERYACHT GROUP – THE LUXURY OF SUSTAINABILITY: SUPERYACHTS FOR A NEW GENERATION

Guest speakers: Aino Grapin, CEO and Selina McCabe, partner, Winch Design
Chair: Martin H. Redmayne, chairman & editor in chief, The Superyacht Group
How does sustainability fit with the exclusive world of energy consuming superyachts? This candid conversation will discuss what makes sense, what clients really want and the importance of green credentials for sourcing and manufacturing, Discover the new ideas and solutions future thinking designer can bring to the table.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: INNOVATION, ECOLOGY AND UPCYCLING – CASAL AT HOULES

Guest speaker: Sylvie Chabirand, head of design, Casal
From her studio in Alsace, France, Sylvie Chabirand introduces Naturellement, the first eco-responsible collection by Casal. Yarns are derived from upcycled clothing and plant fibres using innovative processes that minimise ecological impact. Find out why this collection, with a respect for nature, offers a return to simpler, textural fabrics.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FABRICS FOR RELAXED, ELEGANT INTERIORS – GP & J BAKER

Guest speaker: Ann Grafton, managing and creative director, GP & J Baker
Be immersed in the relaxed charm and understated elegance of the Portobello collection. From florals, stripes and Indienne motifs to artisanal embroideries, crewelwork and hand block prints, discover why these textiles have been created for interiors of comfort and ease.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FROM CANVAS TO CARPET – TOPFLOOR BY ESTI

Guest speaker: Esti Barnes, founder and creative director, Topfloor by Esti
Join Esti Barnes as she shares the secrets to creating rugs. Discover why she loves collaborating with artists to transform a 2D concept into a three-dimensional rug, including the optically mesmerising work of Gianluca Franzese. Find out why experimenting with yarns, techniques, colours and textures keep her ahead of the curve.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CONTINENTAL FLAIR – PAOLO MOSCHINO FOR NICHOLAS HASLAM LTD

Guest speaker: Paolo Moschino, co-owner, Paolo Moschino For Nicholas Haslam Ltd
A-list decorator Paolo Moschino knows a thing or two about creating stunning interiors. Step inside the showroom to see his skill in putting decorative elements together: this season he presents an eclectic and sophisticated collection with impactful, statement pieces of furniture, witty lighting and over scaled fabrics of trailing florals and animal prints.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: LEARN FROM AN ITALIAN FURNITURE MAESTRO – CECCOTTI COLLEZIONI

Guest speaker: Franco Ceccotti, founder and art director, Ceccotti Collezioni
Making a rare appearance, Franco Ceccotti, legendary founder of Ceccotti Collezioni, introduces the latest collections. Get the inside track on his passionate approach to making beautiful furniture. Expect insights into artisanal techniques, respect for materials and an openness to working with guest designers including Roberto Lazzeroni.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: MARK-MAKING AND CREATIVITY – WEITZNER AT ALTFIELD

Guest speakers: Lori Weitzner, principal and creative director of Lori Weitzner Design
Go behind the scenes at Lori Weitzner’s Manhattan studio and find out how sketches of textures, symbols, doodles, words and writings became her new Making Our Mark collection of textiles and wallcoverings. Celebrate human creativity and artful expression, and get a sneak peek of the Foundations wallcoverings range.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY HOUSE & GARDEN – BEATA HEUMAN: DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Guest speakers: Beata Heuman, interior designer and Hatta Byng, editor of House & Garden

What makes a room sing? In this session, discover the secrets to creating interiors that are not only comfortable and inviting, but are also highly imaginative. London-based interior designer Beata Heuman shares insights that capture her signature quirkiness and Scandinavian attention to detail. Expect cheerful colour palettes, layered textures, bold patterns and delightful contrasts.

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CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: SA BAXTER, JAMIE DRAKE AND SASHA BIKOFF – THE FINE ART OF HARDWARE: STATEMENTS IN DESIGN

Guest speakers: Jamie Drake of Drake/Anderson, Sasha Bikoff and Scott Baxter, founder of SA Baxter Foundry & Design Studio. Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
Drawing on experiences working on high-end projects, as well as their own decorating needs, two renowned Manhattan designers discuss why they progressed from client to collaborator. See how their highly original hardware designs for SA Baxter Foundry & Design Studio were elevated to pieces of functional sculpture thanks to the foundry’s artisanship.

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GROW YOUR BUSINESS: HOW TO TAKE A CAMPAIGN TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Guest speakers: Bernie de Le Cuona, founder and CEO de Le Cuona, Damian Foxe, founder and director, Bitton by Foxe, Edward Watson, principal dancer, Royal Ballet. Chair: Charlotte Abrahams

In our visually overloaded world, creative content that touches our emotions has never been more important. But how do you leverage the power of images and video to tell a story that engages both the eye and the soul? Get the inside track on an extraordinary advertising campaign, styled and shot by a fashion director, that brought de le Cuona's fabrics to life. Discover the innovative role played by Edward Watson, principal dance at the Royal Ballet, to show the artistry and beauty at the heart of the Studio collection. 

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: INNOVATION ON THE WALLS – ARTE

Guest speakers: Philippe Desart, managing director and Frederik Decoopman, design studio manager, Arte
Filmed at Arte’s headquarters in Zonhoven, Belgium, this session delves into why creativity is encouraged and the important role that research and development play in its highly original wallcovering collections. Expect intriguing patterns, inspiring colour palettes and tactile materials that add depth and dimension.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY ELLE DECORATION – OWN IT: THE SECRET TO LIFE

Guest speakers: Diane von Furstenberg, designer, and Ben Spriggs, editor, ELLE Decoration
Join internationally renowned fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg as she shares her empowering manifesto. Discover her blueprint for enjoying both personal and professional growth at any age, and find out why home should be a true expression of who you are.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CREATIVITY IN PARIS – PIERRE FREY

Guest speaker: Pierre Frey, communications director, Pierre Frey

Join Pierre Frey, communication director of Pierre Frey, on a Parisian adventure. The family business has an unrivalled international reputation for invention and a deeply eclectic style. Its latest collections express all its creative power: Joie de Vivre and Eternal Eté pay tribute to Provence – a region with its own strong association with art and authenticity – while Vibrations explores a more graphic approach. Get the lowdown on fabrics and wallcoverings that joyfully break the rules and shape the future of interiors.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: STARTING A BUSINESS DURING A PANDEMIC – CHRISTIAN LEE

Guest speaker: Christian Lee, founder
Christian Lee has been in the textile business for decades, and has now given his name to a new showroom in Design Centre East. Get a personal insight into why he set up the business and his philanthropic ethos, and be introduced to the newest collections from US brand Fabricut.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: OPENING THE DOOR TO HARDWARE – STUDIO FRANCHI

Guest speakers: Marco Franchi, CEO and Ben Marshall, business development manager, Studio Franchi

Returning to the Design Centre after a 13-year absence, step inside Studio Franchi’s new showroom in Design Centre North. Discover a luxe collection of the very best window door hardware from across the globe.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: SUSTAINABILITY AND LEATHER – MOORE & GILES AT ALTFIELD

Guest speakers: Sackett Wood, president, Moore & Giles
The inherent beauty and characteristics of leather make it an ideal canvas for colour and creativity. For years, Moore & Giles has sought a truly sustainable offering for designers. Get the lowdown on Olive Green Leather, tanned with one of nature’s great by-products, the fallen olive leaf.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: A BREATH OF ISLAND AIR – TRAVERS AT ZIMMER + ROHDE

Guest speaker: Alison Block, creative director, Travers
Join Alison Block in the New York studio as she introduces Tropica, a new collection of whimsical fabrics and lightweight sheers inspired by the West Indies. Take a trip to sunny, airy climes and be inspired by tropical patterns of flora and fauna. Learn how they were achieved using a variety of stitch techniques and unexpected colour accents that added nuance and depth.

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DESIGN WORKSHOP: KLC SCHOOL OF DESIGN PRESENTS: HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN OUR HOMES

Guest speakers: Rebecca Weir, LightIQ, Phoebe Oldrey, SmartStyle Interiors and Diana McKnight, KLC director of studies and designer
Chair: Suzanne Imre, former Livingetc, editor, brand and content consultant, interior designer
Join this insightful discussion to gain an understanding on how being in touch with the natural world can promote health, happiness and wellbeing in our homes. Be it biophilic design, maximising natural light or listening to what our bodies really need, find out how they can make a big difference.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: ARTISANAL TEXTILES – C & C MILANO

Guest speaker: Emanuele Castellini, CEO, C & C Milano
Milanese textile firm C & C Milano is known for its textured jacquards, natural materials and a timeless elegance. For London Design Week 2021, Emanuele Castellini introduces the latest Roots collection, which sees a return to a Mediterranean aesthetic, and explains how demand for ethically sourced products means more linen and natural fibres.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY LIFE – THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE

Guest speakers: Olivia Outred, Olivia Outred Studio, Remy Renzullo and Robbie Kerr, director of Adam Architecture
Chair: Giles Kime, executive editor & interiors editor, Country Life
Join a panel of bright, young British and American designers as they discuss the evolution and enduring appeal of classic English decorating. Discover the importance of comfort, elegance and symmetry in creating harmonious, characterful interiors. Find out how by playing with modern elements, this timeless look feels fresh and relevant today.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PASSION FOR PATTERN – SCHUMACHER

Guest speaker: Benjamin Frowein, president of Schumacher

For 132 years Schumacher has been the go-to for interior designers. America’s iconic design house brings its exuberant style to the UK with monthly arrivals sparking joy in every space. Here tradition has a twist and designer collections big name voices. Neisha Crosland’s vibrant new patterns launch this season.  Discover endless decorating possibilities and be ready for the golden age of decorating.

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CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: THOMAS O’BRIEN, CIRCA LIGHTING AND VISUAL COMFORT & CO – THE STORY OF LIGHTING

Guest speakers: Thomas O’Brien, founder of Aero, Gale Singer, founder and president of Circa Lighting and Andy Singer, founder and president of Visual Comfort & Co
Chair: Sophia Salaman, executive editor, The World of Interiors
What does it take to bring a creative vision to reality? Get the inside track on how exquisite decorative lighting comes together from the viewpoint of an international designer, a premier manufacturer and highly respected retailer. Their shared passion for craftsmanship and a common goal to create a timeless product demonstrate the significance of a collaborative approach.

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DESIGN DIRECTIONS: SPRING SUMMER 21 LAUNCHES

Guest speakers: Becky Metcalfe, head of content, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and creative director Karina Garrick
Tune in for a round-up of spring summer 21’s interior trends at London Design Week 2021. Get the inside track on the most uplifting patterns, joyful palettes and defining products from the new season’s collections.

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CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS: ANDREW MARTIN AND SOPHIE PATERSON – CUSHIONS BY DESIGN

Guest speakers: Sophie Paterson, founder, Sophie Paterson Interiors, and David Harris, design director, Andrew Martin
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
Get the lowdown on the Burlington cushion collection and discover why Andrew Martin’s tactile fabrics, developed exclusively with weavers and spinners, are the perfect pairing for Sophie Paterson’s signature warm neutral tones. Come away with top designer tips on how combining patterns and textures can elevate an interior scheme, adding a layer of luxury and interest.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY LIVINGETC – INTERIOR DESIGN: THE SPACE IN BETWEEN

Guest speakers: Robert Stilin, interior designer and Pip McCormac, editor in chief, Livingetc
New York designer Robert Stilin is renowned for interiors that are not only comfortable and inviting but deftly layered, with strong, clean lines, a warm, rich palette and vintage pieces, often combined with contemporary art. In this session, get the lowdown on how he balances space, colour and proportion and creates homes of meaning and joy.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES – ARTERIORS – BALANCING FORMS, TEXTURES AND FINISHES

Guest speaker: Jeffrey Chiapetti, Arteriors

Filmed in Dallas, Texas take a tour of the spring collection, Perfect Harmony. Discover the balance found by melding artistry with technological innovation, raw materials with storied techniques and tactile finishes with modern inspirations.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: LIGHTING BY DESIGN – BELLA FIGURA

Guest speaker: Ross Lloyd, sales director, Bella Figura
Bella Figura’s lighting is made by skilled artisans in workshops in the UK and Italy; meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail are integral to every piece. Discover these processes and traditional techniques, from the use of materials such as Lucite and Murano glass to the secrets behind a sleek new pleated shade.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: ARTISAN CRAFTSMANSHIP – ALEXANDER LAMONT + MILES

Guest speakers: Miles de Lange and Alexander Lamont

Artisan craftsmanship is at the heart of this showroom. Find out what the creative life in Alexander Lamont’s workshop, his dedication to meticulous detail and use of materials. Learn about traditional Laos hand-weaving from Soie de Lune and discover the simple, understated elegance of Lauren Hwang textiles.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN HOSTED BY THE WORLD OF INTERIORS – THE POWER OF THE PAST

Guest speakers: Emily Todhunter, co-founder of Todhunter Earle, Henry Prideaux, co-founder, Henry Prideaux and Claire Vallis, creative director, Sanderson Design Group

Chair: Sophia Salaman, executive editor, The World of Interiors

Inspiring archive patterns are increasingly relevant in today’s interiors. Is it an inevitable swing of the design pendulum or something deeper? Neo-nostalgia has a reassuring power and now more than ever the past is looked at with fondness. At this session, discover why we are ready to embrace colour, decorative layers and an individualist mix of old and new.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: THE CREATIVE PROCESS – ROMO

Guest speaker: Emily Mould, design director of Romo and Black Edition
Combining fine art with experimentation and mark making, Black Edition’s new Zafaro collection blends sophisticated textures, pioneering weaving techniques and artisan effects with a visionary colour palette. Take a deep dive into the creative process, which has resulted in an array of printed and woven fabrics that radiate with energy and movement.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: THE ART OF SILK – JAMES HARE AT MARVIC TEXTILES

Guest speaker: Saffron Hare, creative director, James Hare
Get insider insights from Saffron Hare, the company founder’s great-great-granddaughter, as she explains how each piece of silk is a work of art, produced by craftsmen using skills passed down by generations. Discover how different silks can create different natural textures and can also be used as smart wallcoverings that provide an intense depth of colour.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: MEET THE HOUSE GUEST – CHRISTIAN WATSON

Guest speaker: Christian Watson, founder

Get the inside track from Christian Watson – a new name-to-know in British furniture design who is showcasing his debut collection at London Design Week 2021. Discover more about his work and how he balances a pared-back aesthetic with beautiful materials and a dedication to British craftsmanship.

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STYLE SPY: SPRING SUMMER 21 DESIGN DIRECTIONS – PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICE

Guest speakers: Gabrielle Grubanovich, personal shopper, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and Arabella McNie, creative director
Discover the latest products to be seen at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. This session will offer a fast track to the latest design directions that can reinvent and refresh your home for the year ahead and beyond.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES – HARLEQUIN

Guest speaker: Claire Greenfield, lead designer, Harlequin
This season, Harlequin takes its inspiration from the juxtaposition of urban life and the ever-changing beauty of nature in metropolitan spaces. Find out how innovative production techniques, such as long-exposure photography, have created astonishing effects on fabrics and wallcoverings, capturing the shapes and spaces found between light and dark.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: A RICH HERITAGE – DAVID HUNT LIGHTING

Guest speaker: Hollie Moreland, creative director, David Hunt Lighting

David Hunt Lighting has a rich heritage that goes back 10 generations. With craftsmanship at its heart, the products are handmade at the workshop in the Cotswolds. From hand spun pendants to a bespoke paint service, discover how the company preserves traditional techniques that link the past to the present.

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CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: A NEW INDIVIDUAL STYLE

Guest speakers: Rose Murray, founder of These White Walls, Tiffany Duggan, founder of Studio Duggan and Sophie Dries, founder of Sophie Dries Architect

Moderator: Emilio Pimentel-Reid, author and creative director

A new generation of leading tastemakers in London and Paris are creating highly original projects with an emphasis on craftsmanship, materiality and storytelling. Discover the inspiration, creative process and ideas that have shaped their unique approach to curating magical and memorable spaces.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PURE BEDLINEN – DE LE CUONA

Guest speaker: Bernie de Le Cuona, founder, de Le Cuona

Fabric house de Le Cuona launches Pure bedlinen, an evolution of its fabric counterpart certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Founder Bernie de Le Cuona explains why natural fibres, and particularly linen, are the first choice for those pursuing wellness and a good night’s sleep.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CRAFTSMANSHIP AND MATERIALS – GALLOTTI&RADICE

Guest speaker: Maria Teresa Barletta, Gallotti&Radice

Take a journey and discover the new collection of furniture and lighting designed by Oscar and Gabriele Buratti, Dainelli Studio, Massimo Castagna, Studio Pepe, Federica Biasi and Pietro Russo. Be inspired by the Italian brand’s elegant style, which combines innovation and tradition, and craftsmanship with quality of materials such as glass, ebony, stone, lacquer and burnished metal.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: SIGNATURE LIGHTING – CIRCA LIGHTING

Guest speakers: Gale Singer, founder and president, Circa Lighting

Take a tour of the new showroom in Design Centre East, the US lighting brand’s first European outpost. Find out how the highly curated environment showcases decorative and architectural lighting across a spectrum of styles, united by an inspiring, original design sensibility.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES REVISITED – COLE & SON

Guest speaker: Marie Karlsson, managing director, Cole & Son
Cole & Son’s Great Masters wallcoverings were inspired by the six royal residences cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, including Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London. Find out how a fanciful approach to scale and pattern have created a new approach that celebrates those who first created these special places.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CREATING THOUGHTFUL, TAILORED INTERIORS – VENTURA

Guest speaker: Arlene McIntyre, managing director, Ventura

According to Arlene McIntyre, homes should be more than just comfortable and beautiful – they should be interesting and adventurous. As an extension of your personality, they can be filled with statement pieces, tailored to your needs. Discover how Ventura can help you optimise a room, and why its fine furniture made by master craftsmen is built to last.

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: MEET THE HOUSE GUEST – STERLING STUDIOS

Guest speaker: Juliette Davies, sales and project manager, Sterling Studios

Enter Sterling Studios' fascinating world of decorative finishes, from antique mirror to gesso and verre églomisé. Juliet Davies explains more about how its original, innovative surface design takes shape, with a particular focus on lacquer, and how it can work for both contemporary and classical settings.

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DESIGN WORKSHOP: KLC SCHOOL OF DESIGN PRESENTS: CREATING A THERAPEUTIC GARDEN

Guest speakers: Humaira Ikram, Studio Ikram, Matt Childs, Matthew Childs Design, Daniel Lobb, Lobb Studio

Join successful garden designers Matt Childs, Humaira Ikram and Daniel Lobb as they discuss the importance of healing gardens. They will share what they believe makes a garden therapeutic, what to consider when designing and creating one, and the transformative role they play in mood, wellbeing and mental health. Expect plenty of inspiration and tips that you can apply to your own outdoor spaces.

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