UK, London. Last week saw the return of London Design Week (LDW) to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour (DCCH). Opening its doors once again to the design community LDW was filled with interactive events, talks, collection launches, installations and celebrated faces from the world of interior design. Conversations in design highlights include ‘looking back and seeing the future’ with Rita Konig and ‘the international language of design’ chaired by editor of the studio Kate Burnett.
As the lines continue to blur between the superyacht industry and the luxury home market, LDW continues to become more relevant to both. Designers are becoming more aware of the duality of the markets, spurred on to create products as at home on the sea as they are on land. Following the unveiling of its new showroom, C&C Milano received a lot of interest in the Pic Nic range including items in an outdoor chenille finish. “All of our fabrics were well received, especially the outdoor range” commented Marta Parypa, the C&C Milano showroom manager.
The overall impression from LDW was positive. The footfall was high, the installations intriguing, the collections beautiful, the presentations engaging and the party exquisite. This year saw the emergence of a number of new trends, but with spring swiftly approaching its time to bring the outside in. Evidence of verdant design was ripe and rife.
“London Design Week was good for us,” expressed Crestron showroom manager Linda Furino. “We had approximately 80 visitors a day come into the showroom, both individuals and couples. There was a good amount of foot traffic overall and we saw a lot of people. Being the only AV specialists at Design Centre helps too."
LDW “Best in show furniture” went to Azucena with the Azucena P12 Angolo corner armchair stealing the show. The P12 Angolo consists of a wooden framed chair with elastic strapped seating, differentiated-density polyurethane upholstery, red mohair velvet edging in gross grain and painted wooden feet. “A good event, we had a good vibe and that’s what it is all about, and now its up to your event”, quipped the Azucena showroom manager Marcel van Schie, offering a challenge to SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2015, a challenge we eagerly accept.
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour