Design Centre News

Happy Birthday Schumacher

Renowned US brand Schumacher turns 130 years old. Founded in Manhattan in 1889, the history of the family firm is […]

Summer Sales

As summer draws to a close, what better way to brighten your spirits than with an interiors refresh? Some showrooms […]

August Newsletter 2019

Next Generation Thinking

From its base in Design Centre East, KLC School of Design has been helping people achieve a career in interior […]

July Newsletter 2019

Summer Fun

Summer has arrived and with it comes a host of convivial parties at the Design Centre. Rubelli debuted its new […]

Navigating The Way Ahead

Design is in the detail; a superyacht interior is as fastidiously considered as the exterior. Debuting state-of-the-art designs, three vignettes, […]

Newsletter – Summer 2019

Meet the Designer

Press and bloggers got off to a good start when they headed to Thibault Van Renne on the Third Floor […]

A Very Moroccan Affair

Turnell & Gigon played host to launch Veere Grenney’s latest collaboration with Schumacher with a special cocktail party for interior […]

Newsletter – May 2019

It Takes Two…

Magic can be made when different creative forces come together. Home to more than 600 international brands, Design Centre, Chelsea […]

April Newsletter 2019

Hoppy Easter

The tiny guests of top clients and press were treated to an egg-cellent party. There were opportunities to shake hands […]

Curated Spaces

Curated spaces at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour are a new way to bring products to life. Nina Campbell has transformed […]

March Newsletter 2019

Take A Seat

Upholstered furniture by David Seyfried Ltd can be found in some of the finest homes and hotels. This year, the […]

Couture For The Home

The Academy Awards is the ultimate Hollywood event. On Sunday, the A-list elite flocked to the 91st glittering affair to […]

Newsletter – February 2019

The London Design Week 2019 Creative Shoot

Design is not a solo pursuit. Like fashion and film, it takes a creative gang to produce the final cut, […]

Newsletter – January 2019

Under the Sea

There is nothing like a Pantone Colour of the Year announcement to get everyone talking. ‘Living Coral’ may have hit […]

No Llama Drama

If you are looking for fabrics that are warmer then wool and softer than cashmere, have you thought of alpaca? […]

Newsletter – December 2018

Pop-up Patterns

Lewis & Wood held a three-day pop-up shop featuring homeware and lifestyle accessories from Nomad Design. From mudcloth cushions backed […]

Style Icons Of Tomorrow

Editors and stylists were able to view the new-season collections from leading international design houses at the London Design Week […]

Newsletter – November 2018

Design X – Cross Cultural Exchange

Fostering closer connections between East and West, KLC School of Design, in collaboration with ADMD, hosted ‘Design X’. At the […]

Design with a Heart

In an effort to raise £30,000 to build an Education Centre in South Africa, Porta Romana has invited five leading […]

Newsletter – October 2018

Better Together

When leading design houses turn to the best designers to collaborate on a project, the results are always strong. Take […]

International Design and Architecture Awards

At the International Design and Architecture Awards, two prestigious showrooms came out on top. Polar Lights by Chase Erwin won […]

Drum Roll Please…

The prestigious Focus/18 blog award recognised blogger Verity Coleman for her well-written, engaging and personal report of her experience at […]

Newsletter – September 2018

Ready, Camera, Action

With more than 600 international brands, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is pretty matchless when it comes down to choice. But, […]

LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair (14 – 19 September 2018)

Celebrating its 10th edition in Berkeley Square this September, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair once again brings together the […]

Newsletter – August 2018

Next Generation Thinking

Commemorating the future of interior design, the Summer Graduate Show at KLC School of Design in Design Centre East featured […]

Across The Pond

To celebrate the close ties between British and US design, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour hosted a summer lunch with Amy […]

Ready to ‘Ware’

With the crossover between fashion and interiors ever stronger, GP & J Baker is collaborating with H&M on a new […]

Newsletter – July 2018

Drum Roll Please…

Villeroy & Boch’s bathroom and wellness division has won two gongs in the prestigious international Red Dot Award for the […]

Summer Fun

The summer season has arrived and with it comes a whirl of convivial events in the showrooms. Legendary Venetian textile […]

Focus/18 Design Event – Press Preview

DESIGN DIRECTIONS OF THE FUTURE Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour invited key media to explore the new season’s products at the […]

Newsletter – June 2018

The Art Of Handmade Carpet

Did you know that each roll of Jacaranda Carpets’ handmade rugs passes through at least 130 skilled hands, across 208 hours, and over approximately 26 days?

Live & Learn

Exchanging ideas and learning from experts is crucial to a thriving design industry. It is a way for professionals to maintain and update their knowledge, as well as gain greater understanding of specialist areas and best practice.

Newsletter – May 2018

Happy Birthday To…

Showrooms renowned for their innovative design and outstanding quality are marking important milestones.

Newsletter – April 2018

And the award goes to…

ELLE Decoration scoured the showrooms at London Design Week 2018 to track down the recipients of its ‘Best in Show’ awards. Spread across 12 categories – from kitchens, bathrooms and hardware to fabrics, flooring and paint – they showcase the diversity available at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour as well as recognising the highest creativity, innovation and artistry in interiors.

Potterton Books

Is there a better way to spend time than in a specialist bookshop? Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is now home to Potterton Books, the renowned independent booksellers whose literary niche is inspirational books on architecture, interior design, landscape, gardens and period decoration.

Dominique Kieffer: The Crossover of Fashion, Design and Art

For 2018, Rubelli Venezia has added 21 new fabrics to its collection, inspired by works of art, artefacts, high fashion and the old-school glamour of classic movies.

Evoke at Davidson

This carefully curated, brand new range of contemporary designs features sleek curves and innovative new finishes, for a softer look that is easier to live with.

The Delcourt Collection

The new Delcourt Collection reveals a selection of interacting pieces designed by Forest & Giaconia, Samuel Accoceberry and Bruce Cecere, Charles Kalpakian, Vincent Dupont-Rougier and Christophe Delcourt.

Hotel Chic

From its showroom in Design Centre East, Decca (Bolier) works closely with leading hospitality designers. To mark the launch of its latest exhibition, ‘Hotel Decca’, it hosted an evening of cocktails and conversation.

Newsletter – March 2018

From Catwalk to Couch

With boundaries between fashion and interiors increasingly blurring, it seemed only natural for Rubelli/Donghia to host a soirée with fashion designer Louise Kennedy.


More than 40 showrooms took part in ‘Legends’ – a celebration of creative collaboration that sees showroom windows and showcases transformed for London Design Week 2018, embodying the highest creative expression.

London Design Week 2018 – Blog Award Winner

Edinburgh-based designer Mairi Helena’s coverage of London Design Week 2018 has won the show’s Blogger Award. Given to the blog post that sums up the show’s theme – the rise of individuality and creative expression – Mairi’s insightful report picked up on trends such as bright pastels and nature-inspired prints, and enthused about the ‘Legends’ showroom windows (such as Colony, pictured) and about the power of collaboration.

Newsletter – February 2018

Over the Rainbow

The Rainbow Trust held a fundraising event in the Design Club with a special Q&A with Gail Taylor, creative and managing director of th2designs.

Newsletter – January 2018

Unlocking the Digital World

Showroom managers, PRs and Design Club members flocked to hear her ‘unlock the digital world’ paying particular attention to the […]

Carpet Cool

Tim Page Carpets has refurbished and expanded its showroom to create a new, contemporary space. On display is huge variety of carpet samples in different fibres, textures, colours and qualities.

Mark Alexander at Romo New Collections

The interiors with real character are often those which have evolved over time. The new collections from Mark Alexander at Romo achieve a uniquely relaxed feel, combining a series of quality fabrics, beautifully produced from the finest natural materials.

Ultra-Violet – Leading the way on what’s to come

‘A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade’, Pantone’s colour of the year’ 18-3838 Ultra Violet is siad to ‘communicate originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future’.

Newsletter – December 2017

25 Glorious Years

No-one does hand-made cabinetry like Christopher Peacock, and its longevity – 25 years in the design business – is a tribute to its success.

Newsletter – November 2017

Design Authority

It is widely acknowledged that the benefits of an MBA education are networking and knowledge. In recognition of this, UK-based alumni from Harvard Business School gathered at a special evening to get real insights into the world of design.

Cafe Chic

You may have noticed a few changes in the Design Café. Under the watchful eye of stylist supremo Arabella McNie, it is a triumph in relaxed chic in a soft palette of pink, olive and smoky grey.

Newsletter – October 2017

Its Good To Talk

The exchange of views is paramount to a dynamic design industry as demonstrated at a recent event at de Le Cuona.

Marc de Berny Workshops

Designers are the most articulate advocates of what makes great interiors, and Marc de Berny is hosting a series of exclusive workshops to tap into their expertise.

Culture, Craftsmanship & Curiosity

Walpole’s annual celebration of Creative Directors and CEOs, Brands of Tomorrow and Crafted alumni, joined speaker Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, for an evening of fine dining at Design Centre, Chelsea harbour.

Newsletter – September 2017

Beyond Books

Don’t miss a new pop-up salon in the Bookshop, masterminded by Miles de Lange.

World of Interiors Awards 2017

Boussac’s new Cartoon collection from Pierre Frey was the winner of The World of Interiors‘ Award at Focus/17.

In the mood for Missoni

The Brian Yates showroom launched the collection with a collaged moodboard that took up a whole wall; visitors were invited […]

Looking to the Future

Supporting next-generation designers is important. Designers, recruiters and alumni headed to the private view of the KLC School of Design 2017 Graduate Exhibition.

Industry Insights

A commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) ensures design professionals maintain their knowledge and skills and keep up to date with the latest developments in a rapidly changing industry.