Design Centre Stories

Tag: Fabrics

Blossoming Talent

Pierre Frey's latest collection was designed by children, as the results are as playful and imaginative as you would expect.

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Citrus Bright

Italian restaurant group San Carlo has opened a new London outpost that celebrates the sun-soaked cuisine of Italy's islands – with bright, fresh interiors by design studio Fettle.

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Heading for Utopia

Using hemp, linen and recycled materials, Hodsoll McKenzie's new fabric collection is a step towards a more sustainable textile industry.

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Fantasy Worlds

French illustration studio Icinori has created two new designs for Dedar – both featuring fantastical scenes drawn from nature and architecture

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The Scenic Route

There's a taste for the fantastical in interiors this season, with Jane Churchill's 'Wildwood' fabric from Colefax and Fowler a prime example.

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Soften the Sound

Rubelli has worked with Milanese acoustic-panel specialist Slalom to come up with its own sound-absorbing products, made from a selection of its fabrics. 

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Decorate, Cabana Style

Cabana founder Martina Mondadori was inspired by art, fashion and global travel to create a new collection of fabrics, wallcoverings and trim for Schumacher.

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Past & Future

Jeffreys Interiors turns a Scottish Palladian mansion into a thriving family home - with help from a raft of products from the Design Centre's showrooms.

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Long Live the Resistance

Lewis & Wood's Wax Works collection puts an ancient technique in the spotlight, the art of wax-resist dying.

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A Bee’s-Eye View

New to George Spencer Designs, US brand Zak+Fox's Apiary collection is inspired by the journey of a worker bee, paying tribute to man's reliance on these critical insects and their importance to the planet's ecology.

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Deeper Roots

S Harris has teamed up with designers from the Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG) for a collection centred around the history and heritage of three culturally rich parts of the world – with "responsible inspiration" the key to creating products with integrity that respect the source of each design.

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Capturing the City

While many outdoor fabric collections take their creative cues from the natural world, Studiopepe headed in the opposite direction for their new collection for Élitis: Archiutopia features motifs taken from architecture that become abstract by their repetition.

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Planting the Seeds of Inspiration

As gardeners turn their thoughts to planting bulbs for spring/summer, interior design enthusiasts similarly need to plan ahead: in recognition of this, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour presents The Art of Outdoor Living, a series of stylish vignettes in the Design Avenue.

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Technicolour Dream

British designer Peter Saville has once again collaborated with Kvadrat on a collection of textiles – and this one has a woolly story about its origins. Technicolour is named after the multi-coloured spray-paint that farmers use on sheep to help identify them in the flock.

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Livingetc Style Awards Winners

Homes magazine and website Livingetc launched its own Style Awards in 2021, and products from the Design Centre's showrooms were bestowed with an array of prizes at the inaugural event.

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A Stellar Stay

Olga and Alex Polizzi unveil the Star Inn in Alfriston, East Sussex, where Julian Chichester furniture and fabric and wallcoverings by Madeaux by Richard Smith help create a comfortable, colourful country style.

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Colour Decoded

What’s your decorating personality? Harlequin has launched a campaign to get us thinking about how colour affects our physical and emotional wellbeing, including a specially commissioned white paper.

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Sleeping Beauties

De Le Cuona has followed up the launch of its organic linen collection, Pure, with a bedlinen range made from the same groundbreaking textiles.

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A Painterly Approach

Richard Smith spent a career designing for some of the world's best-known fabric and wallpaper studios before setting up his own brand, Madeaux, in 2011. His latest Samarkand collection is typically vibrant and eclectic.

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Hand-weaving from Laos

"Nowhere had we seen such intricate patterns and skilled weaving before": Daniel Marcus, co-founder and CEO of Soie de Lune, explains how Lao silk-weaving stole his heart.

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The Stamp of Approval

Schumacher has an ethos for joyful, uplifting colour and pattern that is a match made in heaven with British textile designer Molly Mahon's hand-block prints. Her latest collection, for the brand, Greencombe, is a celebration of verdant English gardens and wild flowers.

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A Decadent Age

Launched in celebration of Mulberry Home’s 30th year anniversary, Long Weekend is an eclectic collection of prints, stripes, embroidery and velvets that embodies the spirit of the decadent and flirtatious English house parties of the 1920s and 1930s.

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A Complement to Nature

Outdoor furniture and fabrics are where technical innovation meets imaginative design. From a design perspective, these are exciting times for those looking to create a garden, terrace, yacht sundeck or poolside with personality and soul.

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Designer Loves: Alidad

Looking ahead to London Design Week 2021, Alidad selects his preferred products for the new season.

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Designer Loves: Staffan Tollgard

Staffan Tollgård curates a selection of products from the showrooms' latest collections, and reveals which colour he returns to time and again.

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Designer Loves: David Collins Studio

Roslyn Keet of David Collins Studio selects her wish-list of preferred products from the spring/summer 21 collections in the showrooms.

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Designer Loves: Juliette Byrne

Juliette Byrne chooses some favourite products from the spring/summer 21 collections, and also explains why green is her colour of the moment – both literally and symbolically.

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Designer Loves: Tim Gosling

Tim Gosling selects an edit of products from the latest collections, and explains why choosing colours is not just about picking a favourite.

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Designer Loves: HBA Residential

Anoushka Almeida of HBA Residential selects her edit of spring/summer 21 products from the showrooms – and reveals the colour she is obsessing over right now. 

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Designer Loves: Sophie Elborne

Looking ahead to London Design Week 2021, Sophie Elborne selects her preferred products from this season's new collections.

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