One of the premier events in the design calendar is just around the corner. Beginning on the 4 March, London Design Week at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour offers an array of interesting discussions, showcases and exclusive events. We look into what is happening next week, highlighting a selection of unmissable events.

Much like previous events at the Design Centre, each day is jam packed with Access All Areas events held by the likes of Baker Furniture, Stark Carpets, Victoria + Albert Baths, Crestron and many more. These valuable workshops and discussions offer an insight into how to work with particular materials, technologies and hear how the experts deal with certain issues in design.

Sunday will open with a Sunday brunch at 10:30 by Espresso Design, where a demonstration of the new Bora extraction system will take place. A guided tour of the Design Centre has to offer will take place at 14:30, where some of the new arrivals in Design Centre East will be included, as well as highlights of the latest collections in a variety of showrooms. During the week, a number of ‘Conversations in Design’ sessions will be held in the Design Club, the first of which at 11:30am on Sunday is with Sir Peter Osborne who will share his personal journey behind renowned fabric and wallpaper designers, Osborne & Little.

Furniture designers, Flexform, will host a ‘Trend Report’ session at 11:45 on Monday morning, which will be a showcase of their SS18 launches. This session will highlight some of the exciting new trends that are emerging in interior design with discussions on how timing, moods and serendipity bring projects together. At 14:00 Crestron will be explaining just how far customisation can stretch with home technologies in the showroom located on the second-floor south dome.

On Tuesday morning, The Superyacht Group is holding an exclusive event in partnership with Summit Furniture, which is the inaugural discussion in a series of new pop-up events which will be taking place across London and Monaco in the coming year. Led by David Nelson, head of design at Foster & Partners, the topic of conversation will explore the world of energy efficiency, sustainability, renewables, reusable thinking & intelligent architecture, using the new iconic Bloomberg HQ as an intelligent case study. Spaces here are limited, so if you would like to attend please contact our VIP Concierge, Leticia Rivero Leticia@thesuperyachtgroup.com to apply for a seat at the Summit.

Later that day, Martin Hulbert and Jay Grierson of London based design firm Martin Hulbert Design, will take to the stage at 15:00 in the Design Club to discuss the array of projects undertaken at the studio. An insight into why craftsmanship matters will prove to be an unmissable discussion on Wednesday afternoon at 15:00, wherein Lord Snowdon of Linley will share his thoughts on why traditional skills are key to beautiful and functional pieces that stand the test of time.

At 15:00 on Thursday, the Design Club will host Mike Stiff, of Stiff and Trevillion, interiors expert and stylist, Marianne Cotterill and interior designer Peter Mikic, who will take to the stage to discuss their views of the current design sphere. Thursday afternoon will also see another Trend Report hosted at Lewis & Wood.

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