Design Centre News

Lewis & Wood - Past, Present, Future

With a reputation for developing patterns with interesting visual narratives, Lewis & Wood has given a new lease of life to some hand-painted patterns by Huguenot silk weavers which they unearthed in the Victoria & Albert Museum archives. 

Artefacts of Design

A growing consensus towards the creation of ‘democratic museums’ that involve audiences is an emerging trend in curation. Visitors heading to Design Centre East may have noticed the Design Lab, a new hub of exploration inspired by an interactive museum. The specially commissioned space showcases products, usually found in an interior scheme, displayed in an original way as artefacts. 

Integrating Technology with Residential Design

In association with the BIID, Crestron hosted it's first CPD course developed exclusively for the interior design community to understand how to seamlessly integrate residential technology into their projects

Newsletter - March 2017

Gallotti & Radice - New Showroom

From its inception, Gallotti&Radice has been an advocate of artisanal processes and expertise working with glass. 

Design In Progress Gallery

Visitors to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour can make a deeper connection to the latest collections at this exhibition telling the design and manufacturing stories behind the season’s most engaging products.

Newsletter - February 2017

Romo - Mark Alexander becomes Brand Ambassador for Linen

British interior fabric brand Mark Alexander joins the exclusive club of Ambassadors of Masters of Linen. “I love linen’s characteristics. It’s my fabric of choice in every aspect of what I do,” says Mark Butcher, head designer at Mark Alexander. 

Raising a glass to the 2017 Collection at Rubelli

It was a full house at Rubelli to welcome the launch of the 2017 collection. Attended by a host of renowned designers, architects and style seekers the evening reached its conclusion with a short presentation by CEO Nicolo Favaretto, who took us on a visual and tactile journey tracing the rich history of Rubelli, from 18th century to modern day. 

Newsletter - January 2017

New Year New Home for Blithfield at Lewis & Wood

Creators of beautiful fabrics and wallpapers Blithfield has built a reputation for its colourful and vibrant collections, as well as its work in conjunction with designer Kit Kemp supporting prisoners through the Fine Cell Work collection.  

Zest for Life

As we ring in the New Year, Pantone has unveiled ‘Greenery’ as its colour of the year. It could not be more fitting as the zesty shade is symbolic of new beginnings and vitality. 

Talk with Y.CO's Charlie Brikett at Crestron EMEA

Designers and young yachting professionals gathered together at Crestron's fabulous new showroom to meet Y.CO's Charlie Birkett. 

A Fusion of Folklore - Mulberry Home

Mulberry Home explores the culture of folklore for its  Festival  collection. Designed to inspire fabulous interiors, these unique dsigns can make the perfect singular statement or work in harmony with the other stunning fabrics in the collection. 

Newsletter - December 2016

The Twinkle of Christmas 2016 - Behind the Scenes

If there is one thing that Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour loves, it’s planning how an event will look. Narrative has never played a greater role in interiors – so for the Twinkle of Christmas, the Design Centre turned the spotlight on storytelling creating a fairytale landscape immersed in magic and wonder.

Press Preview - London Design Week 2017

Teach new season heralds a change of pace. At the Design Centre, it all starts at the press preview when editors are able to get an overview of the latest collections and start to identify new trends. 

Happy Birthday Christopher Peacock!

Christopher Peacock celebrated their on year anniversary at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour with celebrity Chef, Ed Baines.

Newsletter - November 2016

Celebrating Jurgen Dahlmann's Rug Star rugs at Stark Carpet

It was an evening of celebration at the Stark Carpet pop-up gallery as guests gathered to admire the vivacious  Rug Star collection at a closing event last night.

An evening with Laura Kirar at Ann Sacks

Ann Sacks hosted a reception for the design crowd to meet renowned Brooklyn-based designer Laura Kirar. 

James Hare at Marvic Textiles

James Hare, Britain’s leading silk specialist producing luxury textiles for both fashion and interiors, is now available through Marvic Textiles.  

A Passion for Design Talent

Patrizia Moroso, creative director of Moroso, is a nurturer of design talent and well known for her close collaborations with architects, artists and designers. She has a passionate interest in all forms of art and experiments with hand-crafting, technology and diverse materials to create a collection of iconic designs that reflect different latitudes and local cultures.

Newsletter - October 2016

A West Virginia Delegate pays a visit to Christopher Peacock

It was a full house last night at Christopher Peacock to celebrate the synergy between West Virginia officials and the luxury market in London.

Homes & Gardens Fabric Awards 2016

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is home to the best in international design with design studios leading the way in creativity.  At the recent Homes and Gardens’ Fabric Awards, winners included Zoffany,  GP & J Baker and  Lewis and Wood.

Good Impressionism

From 1883 Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived in Giverny,  where he purchased a house and property, and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known work. Read on to learn how design houses are imitating this painting style in their own creations.

Art & Interiors

In conceiving this exhibition, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has anticipated a shifting landscape in which the art and design worlds are now profoundly inter-connected. With the globalisation of the art scene and the proliferation of art fairs and biennales, collectors of design are becoming art collectors too.

Modern Opulence

Damask signals opulence and high drama – a return to classical elegance – but it’s not just palatial homes that can accommodate the recent damask revival. Here are three collections that are embracing traditional design with a twist. 

Nicholas Haslam Ltd - Intricacy and Intrigue

The design traditions of Central and South America may not be so well known here as, say, India or China, but a few trailblazers are starting to bring these regions’ exceptional craftsmanship to our attention.

J Robert Scott - Relocation

There is fresh talent to discover at J. Robert Scott, which has relocated its showroom to the Centre Dome of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and is marking the move with the launch of several new partnerships. 

Christopher Peacock - Back to School

For those seeking bench-made cabinetry with a contemporary twist, Refectory  from Christopher Peacock could be the perfect fit. Inspired  by monastic dining rooms, prep school dining halls, and Ivy League and English university eating quarters, it features signature inset doors with a simple stepped profile using hand selected, quartered white oak.

Crestron - Showroom Refurbishment

The seamless integration of home technology is now a key ingredient in any luxury interior, and a visit to Crestron EMEA’s redesigned showroom offers a tangible lesson in how to meld creative flair with controllable features such as lighting and audio visual. 

Zoffany - Curator Collection

A striking upholstery fabric only becomes truly perfect when it meets its match with the right piece of furniture. Zoffany’s stylists have known this for years, relying on a handful of tried-and-tested sofas and chairs when it came to photographing its new collections.

Kelly Wearstler collaboration with Ann Sacks

Known for an exuberant and eclectic style that has become synonymous with modern American interiors, global decorating star Kelly Wearstler has turned her creative eye to tiles. The result of her collaboration with Ann Sacks is three new collections of handmade tiles –  Maven , Tableau  and Liaison  –  that feature signature prints and patterns using a variety of techniques.

Couture for the Home

The crossover between fashion and interiors is not merely about shared trends in colour, pattern or material. The luxury interiors market is now taking key values from haute couture – creativity, craftsmanship and technical ability – and applying them to the home.