Design Centre News

Looking to the Future

Supporting next-generation designers is important. Designers, recruiters and alumni headed to the private view of the KLC School of Design 2017 Graduate Exhibition.

Industry Insights

A commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) ensures design professionals maintain their knowledge and skills and keep up to date with the latest developments in a rapidly changing industry. 

Newsletter - August 2017

Inspire Creative Living

Style Library is now the official home for six renowned British brands: Zoffany, Harlequin, Sanderson, Morris & Co., Scion and Anthology.

Design Space

To meet the growing demand from the global design community, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is expanding. While the works take place Altfield, McKinnon & Harris, Wired Custom Lighting and Jim Thompson are putting down roots in Design Space.

Newsletter - July 2017

Robert Marinelli launches new collection at Marc de Berny

Marc de Berny hosted a reception for guests to meet US designer Robert Marinelli and see at close hand his eponymous furniture line.

Creative Women in Business

Bernie de Le Cuona invited a panel of highly creative speakers to her eponymous showroom to share secrets of their business success.

Newsletter - June 2017

The Magic of Terzani Lighting at Passerini

Designers and style-seekers gathered together at Passerini's showroom to preview Terzani's latest lighting collection. Since its founding in Florence, Terzani has worked to meld traditional Italian craftsmanship with modern technology creating designs that are truly unique and spectacular.

Celebrating the Lewis & Wood Wide Width Wallpaper student competition

Next generation designers discussed their entries for the Lewis & Wood Wide Width Wallpaper Competition with Creative Director Magdalen Jebb and Managing Director Stephen Lewis at a drinks and canapes reception. 

Newsletter - May 2017

Focus/17 Press Preview & Editors’ Supper

In an increasingly fast-paced world, designs that speak to the senses bring an emotional connection, helping to create inviting interiors that are visually pleasing, yet at the same time comforting, relaxing and energising. In recognition, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour invited key media to explore the new season’s products at the Focus/17 press preview. 

The Art of Subtraction

The ethereal brushstrokes of Rubelli Venezia’s ‘Mrs Robinson’ cotton velvet are the result of a complex printing method, typical of the Italian textile company’s innovative approach.

Newsletter - April 2017

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.