Design Centre Stories

Tag: Furniture

A Jubilee Garden for Coutts

As part of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Design Centre's Personal Shopping team was invited to make its own contribution, by creating a special installation at Coutts' London headquarters on the Strand.

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Cocooned by Comfort

How do the WOW!house designers create a sense of comfort and relaxation in their rooms? Find out here with these decorating ideas.

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Mindthegap founder Stefan Ormenisan

Meet the Showroom: MindTheGap

Stefan Ormenisan, founder of Romanian decorating brand MindTheGap, introduces the new showroom at the Design Centre and explains how "we try to discover new stories to tell".

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man of parts savignyplatz console

Sculpted in Wood

Sebastian Herkner's Savignyplatz collection for Man of Parts (available at Tollgard) was inspired by the work of sculptor Henry Moore, where negative space is as important as solid mass.

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Meet the Showroom: Laskasas

To mark Laskasas opening a new showroom in Design Centre East, its founder and CEO Celso Lascasas introduces the Portuguese brand and explains more about its ethos for "slow furniture".

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Golden Age

Gallotti&Radice's 'President Junior' desk hits its 50th year with a special gold version, and cements a revival of 1970s furniture.

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Friendly Forms

Sculptural, monolithic furniture with gentle curves such as Pierre Frey's Litho collection is in the spotlight at the moment; upholstered with tactile materials, these are pieces that contrast purity of form with an irresistible tactility and a certain friendliness.

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Meet the Showroom: Visionnaire

New to the South Dome, Visionnaire exemplifies the continuing prowess of Italian design and manufacturing. Production is spread out across a network of 30 workshops across the country, and in many cases the brand keeps long-held manufacturing skills and traditions alive. CEO Leopold Cavalli explains more here.

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Making Waves

Tollgard has entered the rarefied world of limited-edition collectible furniture, thanks to a collaboration with modern stonemasonry The Refined Workshop.

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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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Meet the Showroom: Eccotrading Design London

"Many of our designs are just to the left or right of centre" – Camelia Petcu of new showroom Eccotrading Design London gives a rundown of what to expect, from strong silhouettes to tactile leather finishes and an ever-changing selection of art.

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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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Mellow Mood

The rich, warm palette of materials used in this London apartment give away the South American roots of its owner. Tollgard was the main supplier of furniture and accessories for the scheme, designed by Casa Alta Design.

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The Ripple Effect

Two new collections from Davidson London are inspired by earth and space, with Abstract's clean lines coming from contemporary architecture and Starlight's rippled surface taken from galactic filaments

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The New Nordic

Tollgård regularly adds to the roster of international brands in its showroom, and has recently introduced two leading names in Nordic furniture design.

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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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Designer Loves: 1508 London

Leo Bertacchini of 1508 London presents his personal edit of the spring/summer 21 collections from the showrooms, chosen as part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative.

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Creative Collages

From Wanderlust to Neo-nostalgia, discover four trends that are redefining design.

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Designer Loves: Albion Nord

Camilla Clarke of Albion Nord puts together an edit from First Look's spring/summer 21 collections, and reveals which palettes she'll be working with this year.

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Designer Loves: Suzy Hoodless

Suzy Hoodless selects her stand-our products from the spring/summer 21 collections as part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative.

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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: TH2designs

As part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative, Gail Taylor of Th2designs picks her top product choices from spring/summer 21's collections, and reveals the timeless colours she loves.

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