Design Centre Stories

Tag: Lighting

Superior Skills

For Porta Romana's Andrew Hills, the company's Surrey workshop is its beating heart. Take a tour and discover some new products and the craftsmanship behind them.

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Wild Thing

Made in David Hunt Lighting's Cotswolds workshop, this 'Panther' light is perfect for interiors in need of some unabashed glamour.

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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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Meet the Showroom: Circa Lighting

"It is where all the designers go to shop": A Q&A with Circa Lighting's founder Gale SInger, celebrating the US lighting brand's first international showroom opening at the Design Centre in London.

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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: Natalia Miyar

Natalia Miyar thinks pink for her selection of spring/summer 21's products, chosen as part of the Design Centre's First Look initiative.

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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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Designer Loves: Mark Smith

The Design Centre asked top designers to pick some of their favourite products from First Look, its curated edit of the new collections. Carden Cunietti’s vibrant selection kicks things off.

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Home Comforts: Andrew Hills

Andrew Hills, co-founder and creative director of Porta Romana, shows us around the Hampshire home that he and his wife Sarah built on the site of an old vicarage.

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Designer Loves: Carden Cunietti

The Design Centre asked top designers to pick some of their favourite products from First Look, its curated edit of the new collections. Carden Cunietti’s vibrant selection kicks things off.

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The Spending Shift

Attention on our homes has never been stronger than in the last 12 months. Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour asked its showrooms what broad trends they had observed over the year, to find out the bigger picture about our lifestyles and spending patterns.

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First Look: Purple

It has associations with opulence and power, but purple can be light and joyful too. Dive into Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's First Look initiative and discover its many guises among the latest collections.

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Home Comforts: Lucy Vaughan

Lucy Vaughan, co-founder of Vaughan, takes us on a tour of her family house in the country. The look is eclectic, mixing art and antiques, textures and patterns, and of course, decorative lighting.

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First Look: Yellow

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's First Look initiative sees hundreds of new products expertly curated by colour online, and there are plenty of highlights when it comes to sunshine-soaked shades of yellow.

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Designers at Home: Charlie Bowles

Meet the director of Original BTC at home in south-west London, find out his personal style and his insights into how to get lighting right.

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Go Glam

David Hunt Lighting’s ‘Liberty’ pendant, featuring a cluster of six opal-glass shades around a brass globe, was inspired by the glamorous nightclub scene of the 1970s, when disco and decadence reigned.

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The Cutting Edge of Glass

Glassmaking in the Czech Republic goes back to the Middle Ages, and it is still a centre of excellence and innovation. Gladee Lighting's Diversity collection, the work of renowned glassmaker Jaroslav Bejvl, pushes the boundaries.

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Ahead of the Curve

With its sweeping curved facade overlooking Regent’s Park, Regent’s Crescent makes one of London’s grandest architectural statements. Although the 200-year-old John Nash facade may be original, the spaces behind them have been completely remodelled for modern living, with a new residence by Millier recently unveiled.

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Leather in Detail

Although Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has showrooms that are entirely dedicated to the supply of leather – which ends up upholstering the banquettes of the world's best restaurants and the headboards of the finest hotels and homes – this most versatile of materials also has a strong presence when it comes to the design of stand-alone products too.

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Revived & Restored

Porta Romana has launched The Upcycling Club, a refurbishment service that allows people to have their existing lighting restored to its original condition, or part-exchange old products for new.

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