LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2016
at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Trade preview: 13 – 15 March
All welcome: 16 – 18 March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERVIEW

Step into the glamorous world of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. What’s on offer is couture for the home.
From 13 –18 March, the world’s premier destination is the epicentre of London Design Week 2016. This year, expect more global names shaping luxury interiors today. Attracting designers, architects, style-seekers and the media, London Design Week 2016 is a sophisticated showcase of style, imagination and creative invention that features exciting product launches, impressive installations, curated tours and trails, workshops, demonstrations and a roster of influential speakers ready to share their expertise.  Arrive in style in smart courtesy transport, have lunch in the show-stopping restaurant or get the inside scoop at the many fascinating talks or showroom sessions.  

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has an influx of new showrooms – many in the newly expanded Design Centre East – so expect to take in even more international talent. New arrivals include Giorgetti, Ceccotti Collezioni, Arte, Marc de Berny, Birgit Israel, Iksel – Decorative Arts, Front Rugs, Houlès, McKinney & Co, Espresso Design, Provasi and Elise Som.

And don’t forget, entry is free. 

SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED INSTALLATIONS
‘Sculpture in Paper’ is a stunning installation by renowned paper artist Zoe Bradley inspired by flowers and fashion. The latest geometric design directions in interiors are interpreted in ‘Line of Beauty’, an aerial installation by florist Philippa Craddock.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN
Influential global names will share their knowledge and design know-how on the main stage. 
Highlights include creative force Kit Kemp of Firmdale Hotels talking about her unique design approach with Homes & Gardens’ Gile Kime. Architect Tim Boyd of Michaelis Boyd will discuss projects worldwide with Lucia van der Post. A panel of experts – Sharan Pasricha, CEO of Ennismore which owns The Hoxton, interior designer David d’Almada who recently completed The Arts Club, and Tom Hupe of Perkins+Will – will discuss how hotels provide so much more than a good night’s sleep with Sleeper editor Catherine Martin. US design duo Madcap Cottage will explore a love of pattern with House & Garden editor Hatta Byng. Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham – cult pattern pioneers and the co-founders of Patternity – will discuss the positive power of pattern with Charlotte Abrahams. At an event hosted by Conde Nast Traveller, Bernie Gallagher, chairman of the Doyle Collection, will talk to Thea 

Darricotte about the evolution of a much-loved family business into a world-renowned hospitality brand. As boundaries between couture for the home and on the catwalk continue to blur, interior designers Christopher 
Dezille, Jo Berryman and João Botelho will talk to Livingetc’s editor Suzanne Imre about what has shaped their work. (João has had a 22-year career in luxury retail, most recently with Donna Karan). A lighting seminar with a panel of luminaries will see lighting expert Sally Storey, interior designer Juliette Byrne, Porta Romana’s creative director Shazeen Emambux and Nick Fichte of Crestron in conversation with Emilio Pimentel-Reid. Gail Taylor of th2 Designs will discuss a new way of creating stylish, thoughtful interiors with Tatler’s Karen Deeks.

ACCESS ALL AREAS
Don’t miss privileged insights from tastemakers and decision-makers at the Access All Areas showroom sessions. 
Q&A with Designers: Get the inside track from brilliant designers Francis Sultana and Jean Louis Deniot at Marc de Berny, Spanish star Paco Camus at Interior Supply, decorative artist Adam Calkin talking to interior designer Rita Konig at Lewis & Wood and Justin Marr of Zinc Textile in conversation with House & Garden in the Romo showroom.
Admire the Artistry: Bespoke artisan products are London Design Week 2016’s forte – nothing beats seeing exquisite craftsmanship up close. Observe a handpainting and foiling demonstration at Fromental, a showcase of artisan techniques at Porta Romana and the creation of a work of art by street artist Caroline Maggio at Whistler Leather. A skilled Paco Camus craftsman will hand finish a table in Interior Supply. Studioart will present embroidered leather at Rubelli/Donghia and Black & Key will show their new finishes. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Jean Monro’s hand block prints and see an interactive presentation at Houlès. 
Meet the Designer: Be inspired by the new collections by talking to the people who created them. Meet passementerie maker Sevinch at Watts of Westminster, Elise Som in her new showroom, Mark Butcher of Mark Alexander at Romo and design studio heads from Cole & Son, Harlequin, Sanderson, Zoffany and Topfloor by Esti in their respective showrooms. Join experts from David Collins Studio, Peter Hunter Design and Objets in Glass as they discuss bespoke manufacturing at Decca (Bolier) and hear from Marco Lualdi about internal doors at Poliform.
Home Technology: Kate Burnett of Studio will host a discussion at Crestron with an expert panel including Georgina Wood, Jens Schaumann, Sheena Notley-Griffiths and Rupert Martineau. Espresso Design will show the latest kitchen ranges and appliance technology in their new showroom.
Book Launch: View a new book Decorating with Carpets: A Stark Tradition at Stark Carpet. 
Connect, Converse, Create: Throughout the day showrooms will host convivial events. Network with like-minded individuals at a designer lunch at Christopher Guy, morning coffee at Gallotti&Radice, Nepalese tea tasting at Tufenkian Artisan Carpets, cocktails at SA Baxter Architectural Hardware, drinks at Front Rugs and Alton-Brooke, an opening party at Simpsons Mirrors & Furniture or an afternoon tea with Christopher Peacock, founder of the eponymous brand.

ARTISAN WORKSHOPS
Acclaimed experts will demonstrate their skills at informal workshops. They include a floral demonstration by Philippa Craddock, hailed by Vogue as ‘the queen of London florists’ and renowned chandler Rachel Vosper who will host a fragrance workshop and share the history of candle making.

DESIGN WORKSHOPS
KLC School of Design will host daily design workshops on developing creativity and big ideas for small spaces.

CHAMPAGNE CURATED TOUR
An influx of international names means that there is even more design diversity at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Discover the latest treasures by joining a daily champagne curated tour.

ALL ABOARD
Informal sessions and book signings will take place on the retro Rosebery bus with lighting expert Rebecca Weir and designer Tim Gosling.

CHAMPIONING THE BEST
The interiors editor of Wallpaper* has selected the most exciting products from the show.

SHOW AWARD
The World of Interiors introduces a new award called ‘Showstopper’ awarded to what’s unmissable at London Design Week 2016.

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
The Tatler Restaurant. Abstract walls of interlocking geometry provide the sculptural setting for an airy space dedicated to fine food and conversation. 
Design Hub: Relax and revive in a convivial atmosphere. Faceted forms have been specially designed to add dimension and character. 

EXTRA INDULGENCES
Williams Chase Gin O’Clock: Visitors can relax with a complimentary gin from the proudly British Chase distillery every day.
Jo Malone London: Spoil yourself with a complimentary hand &arm massage and discover your bespoke scent through Fragrance CombiningTM. 

COURTESY TRANSPORT
The shuttle service leaves Sloane Square to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour via selected Chelsea showrooms.  

DESIGN CENTRE, CHELSEA HARBOUR
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is home to an unrivalled line-up of international brand names shaping today’s interior landscape. All are devoted to the creation of impeccable products. Be amazed by a raft of new designs, superb materials and finishes, ace workmanship and sophisticated artistry. Think a comprehensive collective of not only fabrics and wallcoverings, but also furniture, lighting, carpets, tiles, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living, running the gamut from classic contemporary to cutting-edge. Whether you’re looking to find finishing touches for a city apartment or design solutions for a hotel, bar or yacht, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour offers unbeatable design diversity and specialist knowledge. 

EXHIBITORS
Discover fresh ideas from the leading names in international design:
Abbott & Boyd * Altfield * Alton-Brooke * Ann Sacks * Armani/Casa * Arte * Azucena at GMR * Baker Lifestyle * Baker * Beacon Hill * Bella Figura * Besselink & Jones * Birgit Israel * Black & Key * Brian Yates * Brunschwig & Fils * C & C Milano * Cassina * Cecotti Collezioni * Chaplins * Chase Erwin * Christopher Guy * Christopher Hyde Lighting * Christopher Peacock *Clive Christian * Cole & Son * Colefax and Fowler * Colony * Création Baumann * Crestron * David Seyfried Ltd * Davidson * Decca (Bolier) * Decorus * Dedar * Edelman Leather * Elise Som * Espresso Design * Evitavonni * Fendi Casa * Flexform * Fox Linton * Fromental * Front Rugs * Gallotti&Radice * Giorgetti * Gladee Lighting * GP & J Baker * Harlequin * Houlès * Iksel - Decorative Arts * Interdesign * Interior Supply * J. Robert Scott * Jacaranda Carpets * Jason D’Souza * Jean Monro * Kravet * Lee Jofa * Lelievre * Lewis & Wood * Lizzo * Marc de Berny * Marvic Textiles * McKinney & Co * McKinnon and Harris * Mulberry Home * Nada Designs * The Nanz Company * Nicholas Haslam Ltd * Nina Campbell * Nobilis * Original BTC * Pierre Frey * Poliform * Poltrona Frau * Porada * Porta Romana * Provasi * Ramm, Son & Crocker * Remains Lighting * R.I.M Tile & Mosaic Boutique * Robert Allen * Romo * Rubelli/Donghia * SA Baxter Architectural Hardware * Sahco * Samuel Heath * Samuel & Sons Passementerie * Sanderson * The Silk Gallery * Simpsons Mirrors & Furniture * Stark Carpet * Stark Fabric * StudioTex * Summit Furniture * SWD * Tai Ping Carpets * Threads at GP & J Baker * Tim Page Carpets * Tissus d’Hélène * Topfloor by Esti * Tufenkian Artisan Carpets * Turnstyle Designs * Turnell & Gigon * Turnell & Gigon at Home * Vaughan * Via Arkadia (Tiles) * Victoria +Albert Baths * Watts of Westminster * Wemyss * Whistler Leather * Wired Custom Lighting * Wool Classics * Zimmer + Rohde * Zoffany
Plus Designers Guild, Osborne & Little and William Yeoward in Chelsea.

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