Showcases – Spring/Summer 2021
Explore the brands in situ in showcases around Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
With each beautiful, hand crafted piece designed to form part of ‘The World’s Most Fabulous Lifestyles’, Christopher Guy designs transcend modern, traditional and cultural boundaries. An uncompromising sense of style and a seam of elegance that runs through the entire collection have ensured that CG has continued to redefine the aesthetics of design. The result is a place at the forefront of the world’s luxury furnishings market.
Once beautifully crafted in the Christopher Guy workshops, with all aspects of the design and production expertly carried out in-house, the pieces are shipped globally to grace the grandest hotels, most spectacular resorts and the world’s finest residences.
Among the standout original design features are the patented Chris-cross leg design, inspired by the waistline of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind and the pose of a ballerina; the ‘silk cut’, which features on many chairs, tables and cabinets; the hand-carved knot, used to beautiful effect as handles; and the diamond shaped feet.
All come together in harmony to create the Christopher Guy look, “a contemporary mood with timeless values”.
Steve Bristow specialise in quartz and stone products with every piece being handmade in our Devon workshop. We have over 150 years of stone experience within the business which proves crucial in our ability to realise complex solutions in stone and all products are meticulously hand finished by skilled craftsmen.
Together with the finest materials we continually strive to push the boundaries of technology to create unique pieces and are most proud of our ability to bend and shape quartz which is the fourth hardest mineral known to man, to create stunning statement pieces for all interior design projects.
Sustainability is important to us. We utilise natural materials, upcycle material from our sister company where possible and have our own water recycling plant that uses collected rainwater. Our brand portfolio includes a collection of stunning marble, granite and quartz dining tables, consoles, occasional and coffee tables with a bespoke service available for private commissions, hospitality and commercial projects.
From elegant dining to bold boardroom pieces the company aim is to delight all our customers with high quality furniture that enhances all interior and exterior design projects.
SALDA Arredamenti: furnishing sartorial atelier since 1870
The story of Salda is the story of a family, the Besana family, which has made passion its raison d’etre, experience a tradition, work a real heritage to be preserved, shared and enriched over time with fantasy and elegance.
Salda was born in the early nineteenth century. when the members of the Besana family, who have long been decorators of the royal house of Austria, began to devote themselves to craftsmanship, producing furniture and accessories for the homes of French nobles .
Three centuries of absolute elegance enhancing craftsmanship with unique pieces, to this day entirely handmade, ensuring the highest degree of customization. Technical mastery, refined personality, stylistic research, precious materials and details that define a timeless collection, in fine balance between past and present. A skillful combination of techniques, eras and differing styles for exclusive creations that are able to fit any environment, affirming the lasting relevance of the classical style.
Avivo Lighting creates and manufactures its own beautiful decorative lighting, with a combined passion for design and quality. Its unique detailed products use the latest LED technology wherever possible.
The brand prides itself on being able to accommodate all lighting requirements by offering a personal bespoke service, offering modifications on its statement designs as well as taking clients’ designs from concept to reality.
Abbott + Boyd
Abbott + Boyd specialises in the importation and distribution of furnishing fabrics, wallpapers, wallcoverings and accessories from France and Spain. It is well known for colour, technological and artisanal flair across all materials.
This season’s collections are focused on natural fibres and natural summery fresh colours with an artisanal spirit and flair. They have an earthy mix of textures and materials, featuring linens, raffia, bamboo, basket weaves, mother of pearl and silk.
Andrew Kornat designs beautiful hand-crafted lighting and occasional furniture, utilising artisan skills of small workshops employing centuries-old techniques. Working with cast bronze and ceramic, mouth-blown Murano glass, hand-carved wood and polished precious stones and marble, the collection has an eclectic mid-century style with a 1950s Parisian/Hollywood vibe.
Recent additions include huge hand-made ceramic orchid wall lights and ceramic side tables with tops of gold, platinum and copper glazes. The company also works closely with designers on bespoke pieces for projects all over the world.
US interiors brand Arteriors is a global leader in luxury lighting, furniture and decorative accessories, beloved by interior designers and retailers worldwide. For AW20, expect graphic lines and achromatic colour-blocking; its latest designer collaboration with Ray Booth pairs ceramic, steel and iron with sculptural forms while blending antique styles with modern silhouettes.
Transcending trends from the understated to the unexpected, Arteriors offers a captivating collection of unique designs with special attention to detailing, material, scale and finish.
Casamance is a French editor of fabric and wallcoverings. The brand revitalises contemporary furnishings, inventing the classics of tomorrow and creating timeless designs to enhance interiors in style.
Its collections are distinguished by finely worked colour ranges, diverse motifs and quality materials, dressing architectural spaces with French-style elegance. The brand is present on all five continents through its 15 subsidiaries and has three showrooms in Paris, London and Culemborg.
Since 1986, Dale Rogers has sourced the grandest fossils, crystals and minerals from around the world. Through his company, Dale Rogers Ammonite, he has supplied leading interior designers and superyacht designers with some of Earth’s most breathtaking examples of natural history, formed over the past 450 million years.
Having amassed a world-class collection of specimens aimed at the interiors market, Rogers has continued to scour the world for inspirational pieces. He has built up an unparalleled reputation for focusing on quality and scale and counts the most influential architects and art collectors among his clients.
Fosbery Studio is a contemporary decorative lighting brand based in Folkestone, Kent. Founded by designer Daniel Fosbery, the studio designs and creates beautiful lighting for high-end interiors and the UK’s top interior designers, with a specialism for brass and bronze fittings with fabric shades and hand-turned wooden details.
All parts are expertly crafted and made entirely in the UK, including its card-lined and gathered lampshades, which are created by sister company Copper & Silk, a lampshade and soft furnishings specialist that Daniel Fosbery founded over a decade ago.
Founded in 1990, Original BTC is a specialist in the design and manufacture of unique, timeless lighting. Quality, detail and an interesting mix of materials are integral to its designs, which are created by using the best quality raw materials to their upmost capability, paying great attention to the concept and form.
From using centuries-old techniques to the very latest technology, all lights are handmade and manufactured in the UK.
Ochre seeks out and works with the finest craftsmen; each piece is made to order ensuring impeccable standards of manufacture. As well as selling directly to individuals, it partners with interior designers and architects worldwide to create warm, luxurious and elegant interiors for both private and commercial clients.
Making its debut at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the new and contemporary ‘Cosmos Coral’ chandelier with hand-blown glass discs. This oval chandelier is lit by a spine of LED bulbs with a frame finished in blackened nickel.
A believer in the art of furniture making, Shepel has a passion for beauty, manufacturing products that can fill your home with refined style, comfort and elegance.
All of Shepel’s furniture pieces are personally created to suit the home and lifestyle of the client, with a focus on uncompromising quality and the best materials and service. Every element of Shepel’s furniture – inside and out – receives the same level of attention to detail and personal care.
Tom Faulkner designs and makes exquisite and distinctive furniture and accessories. Almost every piece is handmade in his workshop in Wiltshire. His signature qualities are clean lines, simplicity and beautiful materials.
Loved by private clients and professional interior designers alike, Faulkner’s show-stopping furniture is equally at home in contemporary and traditional settings. The firm is celebrated for its faultless standards of quality and exceptional service.
Tissus d’Hélène is a boutique showroom specialising in artisanal fabrics and wallpapers from the UK, France, Italy, India and the US. Its beautiful and hugely diverse collections are mostly hand-blocked or hand screen-printed.
There are also silks, linens, hand embroideries and velvets, many of which can be custom made for specific design projects. Outdoor and performance fabrics have also been introduced, including fabrics from Carolina Irving, Peter Dunham and Schuyler Samperton.
Oka is a leading interiors and lifestyle brand, renowned for layering eclectic English-designed furniture and home accessories to create unique, sophisticated and personalised looks.
Oka is an omni-channel direct-to-consumer business, operating from its website and its own stores across the UK. This is complemented by a quarterly customer magazine, an interior design service and a dedicated trade channel.
SDS / Oliver Knights
Oliver Knights designs and manufacturers superior-quality British architectural hardware. Using a combination of the latest CNC machinery and traditional manufacturing techniques, it offers superior quality, British-made hardware. SDS London is a distributor of the brand.
The Water Monopoly
The Water Monopoly’s offering in the bathroom has never been better. With more than 30 years of experience it can provide everything from original antiques, contemporary colour and specialist finishes as well as grand centrepieces. See its showroom/workshop In London’s Queens Park, or visit its website to be inspired.
Renowned for its bespoke Irish-made furniture and stylish accessories, Ventura has a signature classic contemporary style.
There is a nod to Hollywood glamour in its new collections: the clean lines of the ‘Hudson’ sofa, the handsome proportions of the ‘Bogart’ armchair and the ‘Tribeca’ dining table, which makes the perfect entertaining centrepiece. Ventura has also launched a stunning new home accessories collection, designed to work seamlessly together.
Rocky Mountain Hardware
Handcrafted in the US, Rocky Mountain Hardware is an industry leader in bronze architectural hardware. Over the years, the company has introduced new and unexpected styles from traditional to contemporary, as well as offering extensive custom capabilities.
It sources only the highest quality recycled materials to create its complete bronze product collection. Each product is cast in 100% recycled bronze, 50% of which is post-consumer and available in a choice of 12 hand applied finishes.
Sacco Carpet was founded in 2001 on the principle of producing the highest quality carpets for the world’s leading interior designers and architects.
It is presenting ‘Enlightened Tiger’, designed in collaboration with renowned NYC design studio, Sarah Magness Design. Installed as a beautiful hand-knotted staircase runner for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, the tiger is seen within the home to ward off any semblance of harm and assure the safekeeping of those within.
Gallotti&Radice’s style combines innovation with identity. Craftsmanship, quality and material combinations are the focus of the 2020 collection, expanding on the company’s idea of Total Living. It includes the ‘Manto’ table, designed by Pietro Russo, characterised by an innovative concept; the ‘Livre’ armchair by Federica Biasi, inspired by the Japanese world; and the ‘Elissa’ sofa, designed by Dainelli Studio, which stands out for its clean lines.
The collection expresses Gallotti&Radice’s brand values: timeless design in which the designers’ proposals integrate with each other in harmony, for a contemporary and elegant lifestyle.
Beardmore has been a supplier of the finest door, window and cabinet hardware since 1860. Today it offers a collection of contemporary and period ironmongery that is unrivalled in its scope and variety. All products are reproduced from a comprehensive pattern library or designed in-house and are manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art UK foundry.
K-3 by Kenzo Takada
K-3 by Kenzo Takada is a new luxury lifestyle brand founded by world-renowned Japanese designer Kenzo Takada. The collection is a colourful ode to life: a vision inspired by Eastern and Western aesthetics, with a modern twist.
Within this collection, there are three underlying themes – Sakura, Maiko and Shogun – unified by a mastery for weaving together organic and geometric details. Featuring a myriad of vivid colours and bold patterns, Kenzo Takada’s designs are reflective of his joyful creative universe.
Rutland London is an English manufacturer of luxury brassware. Our passion is to provide our Clients with timeless designs which encapsulate the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. We endeavour to create and offer brassware collections that will enrich, enhance and compliment the most beautiful of interiors whilst meaningfully connecting with those who use them.
At Robert Langford, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of furniture to the design industry. Our British made upholstered furniture collection, including headboards, beds, dining and occasional chairs, sofas, end pieces and ottomans can be personalised to suit your project. Struggling with impossible lead times, we also carry a large stock of upholstered and case goods, carefully chosen from exciting manufacturers worldwide and ready for immediate delivery.
Our legendary service has earned us the reputation of a trusted supplier to the world’s best designers.
Established in 1929, Armac Martin design and manufacture luxury brass cabinet hardware for the world’s finest interiors. Dedicated to creating beautiful brass fixtures and fittings for over 90 years in Birmingham, England, their reputation is built on quality with skills passed down from generation to generation. Experts in exceptional design and exquisite detail, every product is designed in-house and celebrates true craftsmanship and the art of using the finest materials to form products that truly stand the test of time. Discover the collection with over 20 covetable finishes to choose from.
Coach House Pianos
Coach House Pianos is a family-run business renowned for their extensive knowledge and impeccable attention to detail. With each member of the family bringing their unique talent to the table, Coach House Pianos crosses generational divides, blending tradition with innovation. Celebrating 35 years by arriving in the UKs Design Capital, Coach House Pianos introduce an exclusive range of bespoke designer pianos at their new London showrooms and provide the opportunity for clients to design and customise their own pianos.