UK, London. London Design Week returns to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour on Sunday 13th March. With an influx of new showrooms — many in the newly expanded Design Centre East — it is a great opportunity to see the latest and greatest interior design ideas, products, fabrics and fittings from leading brands.
“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,” says Becky Metcalfe, PR manager at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
In addition to the 116 showrooms at Design Centre — including new arrivals Giorgetti, Arte, Marc de Berny, Birgit Israel, Iksel – Decorative Arts, Front Rugs, Houlès, McKinney & Co, Espresso Design, Provasi and Elise Som — this year’s London Design Week promises a number of engaging seminars and commissions to spark discussion and debate. Among the speakers invited to impart knowledge and design know-how is architect Tim Boyd of Michaelis Boyd who will explore some of his global projects, US design duo Madcap Cottage will explore their love of patterns, while Sharan Pasricha, CEO of Ennismore, interior designer David d’Almada — who recently completed The Arts Club — and Tom Hupe of Perkins+Will will discuss how hotels provide more than a good night’s sleep.
Other sessions will explore the line between couture for the home and on the catwalk with interior designers Christopher Dezille, Jo Berryman and João Botelho set to discuss what shapes their work. While 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. We delve into this very topic in the upcoming issue of SuperyachtDesign, Issue 27.
Visitors to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour will also get to enjoy an installation by renowned paper artist Zoe Bradley called Sculpture in Paper, inspired by flowers and fashion. While an aerial installation by florist Philippa Craddock called Line of Beauty takes direction from the latest geometric design ideas from interiors.
Alongside Access All Areas, KLC School of Design will host daily design workshops on developing creativity and big ideas for small spaces, as bespoke artisan products take pride of place during the week.
Trade preview: 13 – 15 March
All welcome: 16 – 18 March