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Tag: Flooring

Designer Loves: Henry Prideaux Interior Design

Discover Amy Paice and Henry Prideaux of Henry Prideaux Interior Design's favourite products from the First Look colour wheel of spring/summer 21's collections

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Designer Loves: Hill House Interiors

Jenny Weiss and Helen Bygraves of Hill House Interiors choose products from the Design Centre's First Look online hub of new collections, and reveal their colour passions.

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Open by Appointment

As restrictions ease, many showrooms are now operating on an appointment-only basis. The picture is changing all the time, but here are the showrooms that have stated they will be open by appointment for the week commencing 1 June.

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A Little Shimmer

This ‘Money Plant’ rug is the result of Topfloor by Esti's recent collaborative work with French artist Nicolas Galtier. His abstract paintings use mixed media, with shimmering metallic leaf alongside paint and pigment – opulence that has translated beautifully into art for the floor. Topfloor by Esti, Second Floor, South Dome

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Running Ahead

Esti Barnes has designed two new collections of runners that are typically boundary-pushing in their approach. Called Go-Go and Footloose the ranges are as lively as their names suggests, with asymmetrical designs that take advantage of the runners' linear form, drawing the eye with flowing repeat patterns. Footloose runners are hand-tufted, and include the scallop-edged 'Twist' (pictured bottom). Creative inspiration for …

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Fantasy Island

Villa Nova has launched Picturebook, its first children’s collection, thanks to the contribution of three leading illustrators: Frann Preston-Gannon, Christopher Corr and Yuval Zommer. This ‘Island Hopping’ design by Christopher Corr translates on to fabric the artist's work in gouache on handmade paper, and reflects his love of vividly capturing his travels. All three illustrators' collections also encompass wallcoverings, cushions, rugs, murals …

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More for the Floor

A new arrival to Design Centre East, Sacco Carpet is well-established in the US as the go-to for superior carpets. Its roster of collaborators includes Adam Tihany,  David Rockwell and Yabu Pushelberg, while its extensive portfolio graces yachts, private jets and high-end residences – as well as many hospitality projects such as Nobu in New York (pictured). Now, the new showroom …

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Tactile Expression

The appetite for statement rugs is now finding expression in designs that are as ravishing as they are soft to the touch. Tufenkian Artisan Carpets has curated the Made for the Trade collection. This abstract ‘Aberdeen Aurora’ hand-knotted rug in wool and silk encapsulates its sophisticated aesthetic. Tufenkian Artisan Carpets, Third Floor, Centre Dome

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Right Here, Right Now with Marc Sacco

Marc Sacco from Sacco Carpet explains the international pull of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour: "New York designers were happy to hear we were opening in London, because a lot of them are coming here to do their shopping."

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A Big Splash

The affinity between a hand-made rug and a piece of art has been explored before, but seldom are the two as close as this. The 'Delphine' rug carefully replicates the flowing, bleeding lines of a watercolour, painting a technical feat requiring over 20 colours of yarn to be used. Topfloor by Esti's founder, Esti Barnes, carefully translated the original artwork …

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Tailored to Fit

Tailoring doesn't just belong in the fashion industry. A profusion of classic fabrics that could easily make the leap on to the pattern-cutter's table have arrived, with textured weaves, dogtooth, herringbone and smart checks. The trend also goes beyond fabrics: seek out details that have a natural affinity with tailoring, such as herringbone patterns for tiles and flooring, and furniture …

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Cool Floors with Character

Wide-plank timber flooring brings a sense of nobility and character to an interior – and it's made to last. Siberian Floors, a newcomer to Design Centre East, makes its flooring to order, so it can be customised to create any pattern, colour and plank size. The engineered hardwood planks are pre-finished in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility outside Moscow, and finished with …

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