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AU T U M N | W I NTE R 19

The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Premier Design Destination

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THE GUIDE autumn | winter 2019


elcome to our new issue which has been inspired by the most beautiful new season collections. It is an exciting time to be at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Already home to 120 showrooms and 600 international brands, the world’s No.1 design destination is flourishing. Nurturing world-class talent and a growing design community, future expansion plans will see more showrooms in Design Centre East, as well as Design Centre North. The spectacular Design Avenue is already open for access, but stay tuned as it evolves into a unique, majestic space awaiting the arrival of a destination restaurant. All this represents an ambition to increase the breadth of what is on offer. A surge of creativity is also evident in the forthcoming pages, which celebrate the latest designs by peerless perennials as well as exciting new shoots. There are fresh colour stories and thoughtful narratives that will shape our physical and visual realities for years to come. Proof positive that in the astonishing environment of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, great design thrives.


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CONTRIBUTORS Behind the issue and in the know STYLE FILE Round-up of design highlights to note CULTIVATING SUCCESS Scene stealers: AW19 blooms and flourishes DESIGNER LOVES Three designers share their favourite products NATURAL SELECTION The positive influence of nature in interiors MADE TO MEASURE Why bespoke design is the perfect fit


SUITE DREAMS Meet Alexandra Champalimaud, globetrotting designer and creative visionary


CURATED SPACES Thoughtful, eclectic interiors for style insiders


WHO’S WHO Essential list of showrooms and where to find them

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ASK THE DESIGNER Get the lowdown from the experts ROOTED IN HISTORY Iconic hotels evoke the romance and idiosyncratic charm of the past


DESIGNS TO INSPIRE Must-have ideas to get the look


SUPER BRANDS 600 international brands at one address


WISH LIST From inspiration to innovation – a compendium of all you need


WINDOWS TO THE WORLD A glimpse into showcases


NEW & NOW One click away from the new season’s line-up

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Jara’ wallcovering (FP555 002), indigo, Pierre Frey. ‘Halo’ lights, Porada. Lacquer console, white, Collier Webb. ‘Vinyl Square Dance’ wallcovering (5688), blue ribbon, Phillip Jeffries. ‘Coral’ table with resin top, Virginia White at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Artplay 1’ rug, Art Rugs Gallery. Paint on frame: ‘Lazuli’ paint, Zoffany. Hanging fabrics: ‘Flora Dante’ fabric (97050-03), bluetone, Vervain at Alton-Brooke, ‘Fern’ fabric (6808-01), blue, Blithfield at Lewis & Wood and ‘Ischia’ fabric (F910125), navy, Thibault at Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs. ‘Cubo’ bed, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd. ‘Malta’ bedding set, C & C Milano. Throw in ‘Bailey’ fabric (10370-2), aqua, Donghia at Rubelli/Donghia For more information call 020 7225 9166, email or visit Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XE | @designcentrech





Lucia is the leading commentator on the luxury industry. As launch editor for FT How to Spend It she turned the magazine into cult Saturday reading. She has written for The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Country & Town House and was also editor of the lifestyle pages for the Financial Times. Her many awards include the Luxury Briefing Award for Excellence and the Walpole Medal of Excellence. She delves into the fascinating world of classic hotels as they adapt to changing times (p62).

Dominic has been writing about architecture, design and travel for many years. His articles can be found in magazines such as House & Garden and The World of Interiors, as well as The Times and The Telegraph. His books include ‘The Iconic Interior’ and ‘Making House: Designers at Home’. ‘The Tailored Home’ will be published this autumn. He caught up with Alexandra Champalimaud and Anna Beeber at New York-based studio Champalimaud (p42).

Internationally renowned as an authority on interiors, style and contemporary culture, Michelle is a writer, consultant and TV presenter and the award-winning former editor-in-chief of ELLE Decoration. She is currently working on her first book and recently finished filming a new BBC2/Netflix design show. For ‘Natural Selection’ she decodes why and how we need to connect with the natural world (p31).




Henrietta is editor-at-large for Wallpaper* magazine, as well as columnist and editor for national newspapers and publications, including The Telegraph. She has published and curated several design books and exhibitions internationally. For 'Made to Measure', she discovers why bespoke design is in the spotlight (p37).

Emily is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in interiors, architecture and design. London-based, she writes for the Daily Telegraph, Grand Designs and the IIDA’s Perspective magazine, among others. In ‘Curated Spaces’ she reports on how considered design means evoking the values that fulfil human needs. (p47).

Arabella is a creative interiors stylist renowned for her pared-back style with attitude. An ability to imaginatively interpret a brief has led her to art direct projects both at home and overseas, including the look of many key events at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Her artistic flair, use of colour and eye for detail can be seen in ‘Cultivating Success’ (p14).

FRONT COVER FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Grand Chene’ wallcovering (PBS 35), Nobilis. ‘Pismo’ swivel chair, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd. Draped fabric: ‘Zamifolia’ fabric, carbon, Villa Nova at Romo. ‘Birds of Paradise’ fabric, Watts of Westminster. On frame: ‘Carbon’ paint, Sanderson. Hanging fabrics: ‘Lollipop’ fabric (10360-18), brown, Donghia at Rubelli/Donghia and ‘Van Alen’ fabric (21248 997), Hodsoll McKenzie at Zimmer + Rohde. ‘1968’ tables, Gallotti&Radice. ‘Conrad’ table lamp with ‘Bongo’ lampshade, both Porta Romana. ‘Bois’ wallcovering (PBS 91), noir, Nobilis



Style File STAY ONE STEP AHEAD WITH THE SEASON’S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER DESIGNS  The embodiment of bohemian early20th-century France, Jean Cocteau was a distinguished artist as well as a writer. LELIEVRE PARIS has created a collection of wallcoverings based upon his original works, including ‘Cap D’Ail’, pictured.  Otti, Vincent Van Duysen’s second outdoor collection for Sutherland Furniture, is typical of the Belgian architect’s artfully reserved aesthetic. It includes this lounger, featuring high-performance woven rope made by Sutherland’s sister company, Perennials. Head to SUTHERLAND PERENNIALS STUDIO to see it.  Made entirely from unfired leftover clay, Ann Sacks and Kohler’s ‘Crackle’ tile, available at WEST ONE BATHROOMS, shows how manufacturers are rethinking their processes to reduce waste. The glaze, which comes in deep, rich colours that vary across each tile, also contains recycled content.

 These lever handles are the result of TURNSTYLE DESIGNS’ first-ever collaboration. The lauded studio Winch Design, known for its work on superyachts as well as on dry land, has created the Labyrinth collection. The handles’ maze-like texture was inspired by the surface of coral; they coordinate with other products including door-pulls and cabinet handles.

 Overlapping pools of colour characterise HARLEQUIN’s ‘Elliptic’ wallcovering, part of the Momentum 6 collection; the emerald colourway shown captures this season’s vogue for shades of green. The design takes its inspiration from a tower of stacking stones, and has a soft metallic shimmer.

 Donghia’s ‘Lollipop’ fabric


 A new arrival to the South Dome, COLLIER WEBB makes luxury, handcrafted lighting, furniture, mirrors and hardware, such as this ‘Cep’ table lamp in a dark bronze finish. It is made at the firm’s British foundry, where the body, stem and shade are spun by hand from thick sheets of brass.

pays homage to the trend for raffia embroidery, although it is more hardy. The yarn is spacedyed, so the colours change along each strand, making each textured roundel a little different. It is part of the playful Circus collection, available at RUBELLI/DONGHIA. DCCH.CO.UK


Style File  IKSEL – DECORATIVE ARTS is known for its panoramic wallcoverings but its portfolio includes some compelling repeat designs, too. This ‘Plump Tulips’ pattern, inspired by the textiles of the Ottoman Empire, is a new addition. Thanks to digital printing, the scale can be custom-ordered to suit a room’s particular needs.

 Hodsoll McKenzie’s Bridge collection is the work of German designer Fredericke Winkler, who has taken her inspiration from the modernist architecture of the early 20th century. Architects of the period have lent the fabrics their names, including ‘Neutra’, a robust cotton with a zig-zag pattern, and ‘Van Alen’, a geometric embroidery evoking the monumentality of the first skyscrapers.

 DECCA’s ‘Accouter’ dining table is the result of a competition that the furniture brand held last year to customise its standard collection. Accouter Design scooped the prize, and now its visualisation has become reality with a five-piece collection that includes the table, which has a lacquered top with a stainless-steel metal inlay, and cherrywood legs.

 When it comes to upholstered furniture, DAVID SEYFRIED LTD is an indelible listing in every interior designer’s little black book. New pieces such as this inviting ‘Fireside’ stool, part of an ongoing collaboration with Salvesen Graham, demonstrate why it is still thriving after 30 years in business. 10


 It had a revival on the fashion catwalk, and now corduroy is set to make a comeback in interiors, too. GEORGE SPENCER DESIGNS’ Clarence collection adds a twist to this supersoft fabric in the form of a diamond trellis pattern. In 100% cotton, it is suitable for all upholstery and is available in nine colours.

 CECCOTTI COLLEZIONI’s ‘Bloody Mary’ bar trolley, designed by Giuseppe Casarosa, may have a lighthearted name but that should not diminish the serious craftsmanship that went in to it. The brass wheel bringing up the rear of the slender walnut frame had to be specially cast, when the company could not find one that was quite elegant enough.

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Style File  C&C MILANO has doubled the size of its showroom, allowing the Italian brand to show more of its homewares, including linen, napkins and cashmere throws. This ‘Manet’ cotton percale bedlinen, with its stitched linen border in ‘Ferno’, can be customised on request, in common with all of its linen collections.

 San Patrignano is an Italian craft workshop with a difference, rehabilitating people with addiction problems and teaching them traditional skills. PAOLO MOSCHINO FOR NICHOLAS HASLAM LTD is bringing the not-for-profit’s magnificent wallcoverings to the UK, including this ‘Boiserie Quercia’ design, which has been digitally printed from a hand-painted original.

A N E W B R I T I S H H E R I TA G E A unique opportunity to source from three of the UK’s leading makers and designers in one stunning new showroom space Second Floor, South Dome, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour



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 Kirkby Design has teamed up with Transport for London for a second collection of contemporary velvets derived from the moquettes used on the Tube. Each design is named after the Underground line it originally graced: pictured are ‘Bakerloo’ and ‘Metropolitan’, both first introduced in the 1960s. Find them at ROMO.  The distressed finish of this ‘Umbria’ resin table lamp is made by tumbling it with ceramic stones. It is the product of the Cotswolds workshop of DAVID HUNT LIGHTING – a new showroom arrival to the Centre Dome, where an impressive breadth of lighting designs demonstrates creativity and craftsmanship.

 CTO Lighting’s poised ‘Trevi 3’ is named after the Piazza di Trevi, ancient Rome’s junction of three roads, better known for its Baroque fountain. It demonstrates a feat of balance, with its trio of slender arms, each one a different length, terminating in an opal glass globe. Find it at FOX LINTON.

Delicate and feminine, Encore is a collection of passementerie by Lori Weitzner for SAMUEL & SONS. Details include intricate pleats, flowing patterns and a gentle palette; pictured are the ‘Virtuoso’ border, with a pattern made by lasercutting a watercolour-printed sateen; and the charming ‘Tarantella’ pleated border.

 There’s an east-west collaboration behind the ‘Melting Light’ sideboard. Chinese designer Frank Jiang of architecture studio J&A created the piece for Italian brand TURRI – a new showroom in the South Dome. Its walnut finish contrasts with a sand-coloured high-gloss hinged top and brushed metal detailing. DCCH.CO.UK



FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Totem’ wallcovering (FP 566 001), blanc, Pierre Frey. ‘Amiata’ bath and ‘Staffordshire’ taps (26), both Victoria + Albert Baths. ‘Cacholat’ side table, Holly Hunt at Fox Linton. ‘Impactite’ vase, Baker. ‘Axis 6’ pendant light, CTO Lighting at Fox Linton. Paint on frame and wall: ‘Poison’ paint, Zoffany. On board: ‘Vassily’ fabric (71362 / 004), emeraude, Créations Métaphores at Abbott & Boyd. ‘Fontaine et Animaux Baibouillage’ wallcovering (FP568003), Pierre Frey. ‘Landmark Pure’ exposed thermostatic shower set, Samuel Heath. Paint on frame: Poison’ paint, Zoffany. ‘Satara’ rug, emerald, Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs. ‘Verona’ outdoor chair, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd. Draped fabric: ‘Blazer’ fabric (T109001 /022), Dedar. ‘Bone Black’ paint, Zoffany. ‘Malachite’ wallcovering, green, Tania Vartan at Miles x Bookshop





FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Amasura’ wallcovering (N9021034005), oasis, No.9 Thompson at Jim Thompson. ‘Caracalla’ high-back sofa, Ceccotti Collezioni. Draped fabrics: ‘Selenic Chartreuse’ fabric, topaz, (120845), Harlequin and ‘Weston’ fabric (Z182/11), ocean, Zinc Textile at Romo. ‘Seasons’ fabric (236826), Morris & Co. ‘Crystal Palace’ paint, Sanderson. Paint on frame: 'Teal' paint Zoffany. ‘Saint Baith’ wallcovering (FP/578003), Pierre Frey. Round ‘Mondrian’ chandelier, Bella Figura. ‘Alameda’ dining armchair, Baker. Draped fabric: ‘Alabastro’ fabric (AL-802), coral & green, Tania Vartan at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Palermo’ wallcovering, Iksel – Decorative Arts. ‘Teal' paint Zoffany. ‘Hythe Tansu’ chest of drawers, Alexander Lamont at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Ivy’ table lamp, CTO Lighting at Fox Linton. ‘Pisara’ sculptural vase, Ceccotti Collezioni





FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Scotch Grey’ paint, Sanderson. ‘Serafina’ table, Arteriors. ‘Glas Höhe’ lamp, Lumisol at GMR Interiors. ‘Rose Ash’ paint, Sanderson. ‘Stephania’ club chair, Rubelli Casa at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Plisago’ stool, Studio Besau Marguerre for Furstenberg at Miles x Bookshop. Paint on frame: 'Carbon' paint, Sanderson. ‘Jim’s Garden’ wallcovering (N9021033004), blue grass, No.9 Thompson at Jim Thompson. ‘Daula’ fabric (236885), blush/dove, Sanderson. ‘Priscilla’ floor lamp, Arteriors. ‘Dressed to Sit’ stool, th2. ‘Frond’ wallcovering (W602/01), pastel,Villa Nova at Romo. Hanging fabric: ‘Fitzrovia’ (31649/02), James Hare at Marvic Textiles. ‘Veronique’ fringe, Samuel & Sons. ‘Temperate’ wallcovering (W603/02), temperate verdigris,Villa Nova at Romo. ‘Carrick’ light, ivory,Vaughan. ‘Eclipse’ sofa, snow powder, Sutherland at Sutherland Perennials Studio. ‘Coraline I’ rug, Tai Ping. ‘Nikko’ fabric (V3369/03),Villa Nova at Romo. ‘Stack’ bench with DCS fabric, Baker







FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Piastrella’ wallcovering (312950), huntsman green, Zoffany. ‘Amulet’ mirror, Alexander Lamont at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Alison’ outdoor chair, Flexform. ‘Ombre ‘alpaca throw, emerald, Rosemary Hallgarten at Holland & Sherry. ‘New Oriental Pink’ rug (133631A), Stark Carpet. ‘Newby Green’ paint, Sanderson. ‘Wykeham’ wall light (WA0330.BR), brass,Vaughan. ’Igor’ clothes stand, Porada. Hanging fabrics: ‘Benghal Stripe’ fabric, berry, Schuyler Samperton at Tissus d’Hélène and ‘Meteorite’ (71356/010), amande, Création Métaphores at Abbott & Boyd. ‘Paiony’ wallcovering (745228 / 58), Casamance at Colony. ‘Pablo Piano’ tables (00730), turquoise and cream, Rubelli Casa at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Bentley’ lamp, purple, Simpsons. ‘Cesta’ outdoor basket (7002), Flexform. ‘Lum’ floor lamps. Porada. ‘Panarea’ wallcovering (9606), Armani Casa at Altfield. Paint on frame: Newby Green’ paint, Sanderson. ‘Wilde’ pendant. Arteriors Hanging fabric: ‘Melsetter’ fabric, (226601), indigo, Morris & Co. ‘Pablo Piano’ table (00730), oxide red, Rubelli Casa at Rubelli/Donghia. Aqua candles, Ceccotti Collezioni. ‘Sophie’ armchair, Gallotti&Radice. Paint on planter: ‘Teal’ paint, Zoffany. ‘Midsummer Bloom’ wallcovering (116/4014), Cole & Son

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Phoenix Fringe’ wallcovering (1027), Phillip Jeffries. ‘Volta’ mirror, Arteriors. ‘Rocky’ rug, Elitis at Abbott & Boyd. ‘Olympus’ dining armchair, Sutherland at Sutherland Perennials Studio. Draped fabric: ‘Melumbo’ fabric (4317 0365), Casamance at Colony. Back wall and frame ‘Graphite’ paint, Sanderson. Heron’ floor light, CTO Lighting at Fox Linton. ‘Crawford’ chandelier, red, Porta Romana. Hanging fabric ‘Tightrope’ fabric (10359-18), brown, Donghia at Rubelli/Donghia. ‘Phullari’ wallcovering, (N9021035004), baked clay, No.9 Thompson at Jim Thompson. ‘Versailles’ chest of drawers, Julian Chichester. ‘Bristol’ vase, Alexander Lamont at Miles x Bookshop. ‘Boulevard’ chair, Davidson. ‘Green Almond’ paint, Zoffany. ‘Marlowe’ lamp, Porta Romana. ‘Manhattan’ console,Ventura. On panel: ‘Bibia Embroidery’ fabric (44151-486), Zimmer + Rohde. ‘Coquillages et Crustaces’ wallcovering, Pierre Frey. On frame: ‘Venetian Red’ paint, Zoffany. ‘Quay’ coffee table, Porada



FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ‘Grand Chene’ wallcovering (PBS 35), Nobilis. ‘Pismo’ swivel chair, Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd. Draped fabric: ‘Zamiifolia’ fabric, carbon,Villa Nova at Romo. ‘Birds of Paradise’ fabric, Watts of Westminster. On frame: ‘Carbon’ paint, Sanderson. Hanging fabrics: ‘Lollipop’ fabric (10360-18), brown, Donghia at Rubelli/Donghia and ‘Van Alen’ fabric (21248-997), Hodsoll McKenzie at Zimmer + Rohde. ‘1968’ tables, Gallotti&Radice. ‘Conrad’ table lamp with ‘Bongo’ lampshade, both Porta Romana. ‘Bois’ wallcovering (PBS 91), noir, Nobilis. Dining table (KDEC-D28), Decca. White vases by Abigail Ozoria Simpson, Miles x Bookshop. Draped fabric: ‘Bahati’ fabric, charcoal, Clarence House at Turnell & Gigon. ‘Lava’ planter' by Domani at Sutherland Perennials Studio. ‘Lerici’ armchair, GMR Interiors. ‘Arpeggio’ rug (2-0130118), Tufenkian Artisan Carpets. ‘Lamina’ wallcovering (112168), onyx/bronze, Harlequin. ‘Muddy Amber’ paint, Zoffany. ‘Oval Convex 1’ mirror, Collier Webb



Designer Loves A VITAL SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR THE BEST CREATIVE MINDS, DESIGN CENTRE, CHELSEA HARBOUR IS ALWAYS BRIMMING WITH IDEAS. HERE, THREE DESIGNERS CURATE THEIR DREAM WISH-LIST FRAN HICKMAN Just five years after setting up her studio in West London, Fran Hickman has become a much sought-after interior designer worldwide. Drawing on an extensive art and architecture vocabulary, she creates elegant retail and residential spaces that are defined by space and mood. Projects in the pipeline include a nail bar in New York’s Upper East Side, a country lodge in Gloucestershire and a Tokyo shopping salon. She was named Elle Decoration British Interior Designer of the Year 2019.

“The Design Centre has everything you need for a scheme under one roof. It has been a constant source of inspiration for me since I studied there” CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: ‘Deedes’ armchair, Nina Campbell. ‘Jigsaw Mac Maize’ encaustic tile, alabaster, Artisans of Devizes. ‘Bamboo’ small lamp (WLB01S), khaki flock, Porta Romana. ‘Alexandrie’ wallcovering (FP192002), Pierre Frey. ‘Cambridge’ 1.5” strie braid (77-34161147), chartreuse, Samuel & Sons. ‘Kensington’ fabric (DE10080), lavender, Holland & Sherry. ‘Leopard’ rug, Le Manach at Pierre Frey



Designer Loves

Designer Loves MARIA SPEAKE When it comes to sustainable design, Retrouvius sets the pace with its considerate and creative use of reclaimed materials. Maria Speake leads the design studio, working with sophisticated clients from the worlds of fashion, film and media. Named 2019 Interior Designer of The Year by House & Garden, she recently completed a duplex apartment at the renovated former Television Centre HQ in White City, in collaboration with Bella Freud.

COLLETT-ZARZYCKI Anthony Collett and Andrzej Zarzycki, founding partners of Collett-Zarzycki, embrace architecture, interior design and landscaping – a comprehensive approach that ensures every aspect of a project encompasses the same creative viewpoint. The practice has prestigious residential clients across the globe and is known for its attention to detail and judicious use of characterful materials. Fine craftsmanship and bespoke design imbue each project with a sense of quality and individuality.

“We love the Design Centre for its airy and light-filled common areas. A lot of our best suppliers have showrooms here, which allows us to look at them all under one roof ” 28


CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: ‘Sakura’ fabric (F2990001), noir, Pierre Frey. ‘Homestead’ fabric (9275/02), oatmeal, Pollack at Altfield. ‘Franck’ armless chaise (113004), weathered teak, with cushion in ‘Rough ’N Rowdy’ fabric (FC113004), Sutherland at Sutherland Perennials Studio. ‘Solimana’ fabric (208851), white/ black, C & C Milano. ‘Atlas’ fabric (T19014/002), naturale, Dedar. ‘Constance’ lamp (VLB60), bronzed, with natural linen shade, Porta Romana. ‘Linear’ fabric (2275-02), Kvadrat at Home. ‘Cashmere Calf ’ leather (CC25), super white, Edelman Leather. ‘Carol’ side table, bronze, Julian Chichester

CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: ‘Hakka Grass’ wallcovering, aqua, Thibaut at Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs. ‘Moorish Circles’ wallcovering (NC WV5 MOO- 07), Miami green, Neisha Crosland at Turnell & Gigon. ‘Pillar’ wall light, narrow, polished brass, Davey Lighting at Original BTC. ‘Landmark Industrial’ single lever basin mixer, Samuel Heath. ‘Butterfly Chintz’ wallcovering, Adelphi Paper Hangings at Tissus d’Hélène. ‘Claremont’ carpet, turquoise, Tim Page Carpets. ‘Joseph’ fabric, Lewis & Wood

“We love the range – particularly natural materials. It gives our design team the opportunity to source for several projects all in one visit – wonderful to have such a broad spectrum of wares all in one location” DCCH.CO.UK



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Natural Selection



This ‘Huntsman Green’ paint from Zoffany is as soothing as it is strong. The dark hue draws you in and acts as a sophisticated backdrop




n an era when life seems increasingly unpredictable, hectic and always ‘on’, and our working days are spent umbilically connected to the super-smooth screens of our phones and tablets, more than ever before our homes need to become nurturing, sensory, tactile retreats to provide a restorative sense of solace. Besides, today’s informed consumer demands it. We’ve already seen a mainstream rejection of plastic, escalating engagement with environmental issues, and a growing openness to mindfulness and meditation; all amid ever louder calls for more conscious consuming as the popular refrain is buy-less-but-better. Thankfully, the design world has enthusiastically embraced this new mood. The buzzword du jour is biophilia (meaning love of nature); there’s much talk of sustainability, recycling and reuse; and plenty of texture can be seen in the new AW19 collections of fabrics and wallpapers. Direct access to a green space or garden is known to positively impact health, but even gazing upon images of nature is proven to soothe the body and boost the immune system. Thus, wallpaper collections like Cole & Son’s Botanical Botanica, which last year allowed us to romp vicariously through lush forests and flowers, did incredibly well, and its latest offer, Pearwood, continues the theme, with block-printed designs featuring floral tapestries, midsummer blooms and exotic orchards. It’s a trend seen across other fabric houses too. As Claire Vallis, creative director of brands at Style Library says, “At Sanderson we have always believed in the restorative power of nature, and this is borne out in the popularity of collections such as Woodland Walk, which transport you into the countryside. It reminds us of the wellbeing that nature brings, even if we cannot be outdoors.” Likewise, business is buoyant at heritage brand Morris & Co, as appreciation grows for the inherent serenity of William Morris’s respectful odes to nature. For the new season though, the rambling, organic Melsetter collection is in the spotlight, inspired by Morris’s daughter May, appointed head of her father’s embroidery department at the age of just 23. The collection is replete with the stylised birds and flowers so characteristic of the Arts & Crafts movement, but it is detailed with the precision of a needlewoman’s eye. Although such literal verdant escapism is the fast-track to interior calm, the creative fusion of the bucolic with the urban is also paramount. This is reflected in Pierre Frey’s collaboration with design polymath Christian Astuguevieille, where a floral print inspired by an 18thcentury French toile is enlarged, vibrantly recoloured and overlaid with graffiti-like daubs. Also, the Momentum collection by Harlequin, which mixes city silhouettes with close-ups of rock formations, honeycomb and butterfly wings. Claire Greenfield, lead designer at the brand explains: “It’s been developed to bring the often-unnoticed colours of the natural world into our daily lives, whether it be the pink in a sunset or the gold of pollen. We wanted to step back for a moment to appreciate the elegance in all of our surroundings.” For some, the natural references go even deeper. French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance turns to the very origins of the planet in his Raw collection of rugs for Tai Ping. Here minerals, rocks and “the foundation of civilisation” are his inspirations. “By introducing this reference to untamed nature, I aim to translate something raw into a smooth and elegant anchor inside the home,” he says. CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: A hallway showcases ‘Midsummer Bloom’ wallcovering from Cole & Son; Black ‘Nova’ table lamps in rattan on a ‘Myriad’ console table look striking against a classic floral ‘De la Tour’ wallcovering in Paolo’s green, all Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd; ‘Callista’ fabric featuring fern fronds and butterflies from Colefax and Fowler looks sophisticated and fresh





Such a lively juxtaposition of the old and new typifies this emerging new age of consideration. It’s also evidenced in the enthusiastic use of materials that might previously have been deemed too humble for highend contemporary use – rattan, jute, bamboo, cork – which positively resonate with tactility. At Mark Alexander, known for its luxurious linens, the development of a range of wallcoverings prompted its exploration of hand-woven sisal, raffia, hemp, and abaca, a fibre from the banana palm. As brand manager Mark Butcher points out, “It’s no coincidence that the use of these inherently beautiful and sustainable natural fibres alludes to the late 60s and early 70s, when the ecological movement first began to question consumerism.” Consider too Élitis’s ‘Rocky’ rug in jute, over-printed with blocky primary shapes in earthy colours; the boldly geometric ‘Antibes’ lampshade by Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd; or Arteriors’ ‘Wilde’ pendant made from rattan ‘peel’ – a material that would normally be discarded. Not to forget Brooklyn-based Scott Bodenner’s ‘Mixtape’ fabric – mohair and silk interwoven with ribbons of old cassette tape, “a combination that feels like moss or bark,” he says about the design, which can found in Miles x Bookshop. Elsewhere nubby linens, heavy weaves, textured yarns and handwoven looks feature predominantly. Ann Grafton, managing & creative director at GP & J Baker believes it is because “people appreciate the subtle variations that appear in natural materials” alongside the appeal of seeing “the hand of the maker, which ensures each piece is slightly different and therefore unique.” This interest in craft and provenance also ties into the important issue of sustainability. "The world now revolves around sustainable sources and respecting nature,” says Bernie de Le Cuona, founder and CEO of de Le Cuona. “With my fabric collections I check the mills, meet the farmers and make sure the fibres are grown safely and are non-toxic to nature. It’s crucial for consumers today to know where a product comes from, how it’s made and how natural it is.” Fox Linton is another champion of luxurious, ethical fabrics for whom sustainability is key. Its latest 100% wool collection, Ingleton, is described as “a celebration of nature, natural materials and the wealth of beauty found in the British landscape” – all rendered in an accordingly evocative colour palette. Ultimately, trends are always both a response to, and a reaction against, the times. And after the last decade of upheaval and turbulence, we need to move towards an approach that reconnects us to our essential humanity. As Krista Stelling, senior vice president of marketing and insights at Arteriors puts it, “the more technology exists in our lives, the more important human and environmental connections become. Successful interior design must include technology as a part of one’s functional life, but it must also feed a person’s emotional core.” It’s a sentiment echoed by Sarah MacGregor, design director at Colefax and Fowler, who says that “the period of excess is over. People are considering carefully what they need for their homes, and more importantly what will stand the test of time.” Yet there’s a tremendous air of liberated playfulness around, too, something perfectly summarised by Patrick Frey, patriarch of Pierre Frey: “I’m very optimistic for the future. More than ever before people are focused on the possibilities of decor. Your home is the only place you can escape from this crazy world, so today, everything is possible.” TOP: ‘Richmond’ counter stools from Arteriors are woven with flat rattan. BOTTOM: Morris & Co’s ‘Melsetter’ fabric, with its birds, flowerheads and fruit trees, showcases the talents of May Morris, daughter of William and an influential figure in English embroidery

Versatility and the ability to adjust the design to a client’s specifications are key to Frato’s design DNA, a new showroom at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Its products, such as the ‘Raipur’ table pictured, are fully customisable


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his will be the year that consumers seek to find balance.” So posits a new study by global ethnographical market research firm Canvas8. Indeed, no one could have failed to notice the seismic shift in buying behaviour of late. Whether it’s the backlash against fast fashion or an obsession with more conscious solutions, the indulgent mentality of the past few decades suddenly seems off kilter. But what does that mean for interior design? Cultural phenomena such as the Konmari method, in which tidying guru Marie Kondo recommends keeping only possessions that ‘spark joy’, sit neatly with a corresponding rise in retailers that specialise in handmade goods. There seems to be a collective epiphany. Consumers are changing their shopping habits to empower makers and artisans; and from buying what’s thrust on them towards thoughtfully specifying that which they truly want. As some of the world’s best design can be found at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, knowledgeable teams in the showrooms are reporting the same consumer trend – an increased preference for bespoke products and customised design, and a return to handmade, artisanal techniques. New arrival Turri boasts everything you would expect from an Italian furniture company: skill, integrity and imagination combine in its impressive portfolio of products. Showroom manager Michael Papadriellis is very clear that custom commissions are on the up: “Over the last few years we’re receiving more and more requests,” he says. “This trend for bespoke furniture can be attributed to a quest to possess something unique. Something that no one else has or to better fit a very particular ambiance.” From Julian Chichester, whose handcrafted furniture elegantly combines textures and materials including verre eglomisé, vellum, gesso, brass wrapping and fine saddle stitching, to Davidson – who recently launched Davidson Fitted, creating custom furniture from walk-in wardrobes to bars and bookcases in response to customers’ changing needs; a raft of showrooms are feeling this more conscious, finely crafted, direction. Decca specialises in furniture for hospitality projects and encourages designers to visit the Design Centre East showroom to discuss its bespoke capability and see the extensive library of finishes for themselves. They recently worked with David Collins Studio on the Ritz-Carlton Residences in MahaNakhon, Bangkok making one-off pieces in a mix of natural materials, from cerused oak to walnut veneer, rattan detailing and hammered metal. Renowned French fabric house Pierre Frey is welcoming a ‘haute couture’ strategy for its heritage brand Le Manach. The Toiles de Tours weaves are available to order in 115 designs, 220 colours and three textures, ensuring that the possibilities are almost endless. At the Suffolk mill of Gainsborough Silks, scale, quality and colour can be reviewed with a minimum order of 20 metres, and recent commissions have included a flame-coloured orange and purple cotton/silk damask for The Hospital Club. At Wired Custom Lighting, the clue’s in the name. A new addition to the Third Floor, David Hunt Lighting completes ever more bespoke designs from its Cotswold workshops, often using resin casting and hand-finished metal surfaces. Lincrusta’s new Design Centre East showroom showcases embossed wallcoverings; all are entirely bespoke as they are supplied in a neutral colourway and painted to a client’s brief. The list goes on and on and on.



CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT: David Collins Studio called on Decca to create furniture for Bangkok’s Ritz-Carlton Residences at MahaNakhon; bespoke commissions are up, according to Italian furniture brand Turri, whose ‘Eclipse’ table and dining chairs are pictured; Le Manach’s Toiles de Tours, from Pierre Frey, are available in 115 designs, 220 colours and three textures




The reasons are manifold. Firstly, made to measure services, and tailor-made pieces designed for or with a particular client, allow an extra level of connection for the end consumer. Meanwhile designers are beginning to understand the power of the niche – rather than making mass produced objects for anyone, theirs is a model which offers bespoke designs to a highly engaged audience. A new generation such as Olivia Outred, Harding & Read, Tiffany Duggan, Anna Burles and Sophie Ashby, to name but a few, all are interior designers in demand. What do they have in common? An appreciation for craftsmanship and a knack for commissioning designs that stand out. At SA Baxter Design Studio & Foundry, which designs and manufactures architectural hardware from its base in New York Hudson Valley, business depends on offering their clients the creativity they crave. “With the continued evolution of the internet it has become exceedingly hard for designers to differentiate themselves,” says founder and CEO, Scott Baxter. “We’re finding the top designers in the world are now using bespoke commissions as a way to show off their own style, offering clients something unique and special.” In-house artisans have worked closely with star names such as Yabu Pushelberg, Bannenberg & Rowell and Taylor Howes. At Topfloor by Esti, designer Esti Barnes is based in the showroom so clients can meet and discuss their requirements for handmade rugs with her personally. She notes that “bespoke options take visualisation and imagination on both sides – like the idea of a collaboration between maker and buyer.” Encouragingly, our newly established high standards are also infinitely more environmental. Not least for the longevity afforded them by being exceptionally well made. But also for what can be called ‘emotional longevity’ - the personal connection we forge with the objects which punctuate our lives. “Would you lightly discard your own ‘creation’?” asks Marta Pereira, marketing manager at Frato, the new

Portuguese furniture makers on the Second Floor. “We believe not.” According to Lisa White, director of lifestyle and interiors at trend forecaster WGSN, “the key is to be mindful and purposeful about purchasing behaviour, knowing what is being bought and why, prioritising pieces that translate values and have meaning.” But how does this work when we are – as a society – encouraged to be more nomadic and flexible than ever before? One answer is that custom made fixed furniture often adds significant value to a property, while free standing pieces can simply be moved. Either way, it’s a movement that flies in the face of disposable culture. People are seeking equilibrium in all aspects of their lives: “Between humans and technology, brand and personal, global and local,” Jo Allison, editor of that Canvas8 report, writes. Following a year in 2018 when consumers were eager to escape reality and seek out brands that “offered people moments of respite from the daily grind,” for 2019 “we’re seeing a shift away from escaping reality towards a desire to address it.” In Futerra’s new survey of over 1,000 consumers in the US and UK, 96 per cent of people reported feeling that their own actions, such as buying ethically, can genuinely make a difference. And over half believe that they personally can make a big difference. It is a point held dear at Frato. “Our clients have become increasingly more knowledgeable about all things pertaining to this area,” explains Pereira. “In the recent past, the majority of these clients were professionals. But with the opening of several stores, we now feel this knowledge in the final consumer as well. Clients are more confident specifying what they need with greater detail.” In an ever-more-machined world, bespoke pieces of originality and complexity showcase artisanal techniques, respect for materials, and an openness for innovation and integrity. Thoughtfully specifying beautiful design is one – possibly the most – truly sustainable option.

ABOVE: Davidson has launched a sister company, Davidson Fitted, to meet an increasing demand for fitted furniture that can be precisely tailored to requirements. Pictured is its work with interior designer Broosk Saib, whose riverside apar tment features bespoke high gloss panelling and shelving



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ithin a world that is increasingly interconnected and homogenous, the value of individuality and character has never been higher. This is especially true of the hotel industry, where hoteliers and their guests are increasingly looking for something unique and special. This desire is something that designer Alexandra Champalimaud understands all too well, having created interiors for some of the most characterful hotels across the globe. The list is extraordinary and includes The Dorchester, The Waldorf Astoria and The Pierre in New York, along with Raffles in Singapore, which has just re-opened following Champalimaud’s sensitive reappraisal of this 19th century icon.

“I enjoy spaces that have a soul to them,” says Champalimaud, whose atelier is based in New York. “I enjoy spaces that never fail to evoke a particular feeling when you enter them, but are not overstyled nor pretentious. I think it’s important, as a designer, to create spaces and experiences that relate not only to the end user but also the environment for which they were built. This requires an extensive amount of research and listening to the client and to the space itself. In their own way, these places speak to us and tell us what to do.” Champalimaud herself is a traveller, who has lived and worked in many parts of the world. She was born in Portugal and went to a boarding school in Switzerland followed by studies in the decorative arts at the Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santa Silva in Lisbon. She began working with an architectural practice in Portugal, gaining her first

OPPOSITE: The soaring splendour of the Grand Lobby at the iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore, which has just reopened after an extensive redesign by Champalimaud. ABOVE: The Wedgewood Suite, with its ornate plasterwork ceiling and dark wood panelling, at the Monkey Island Estate, next to the Thames in Bray, where the New York-based firm has designed 30 guestrooms and suites





experience of hotel design, but after the Carnation Revolution she and her family moved to Canada. In Montreal she began working with the practice Mitchell Holland, but within just a few years Champalimaud decided to launch her own firm in the city. The early Canadian projects included offices for the then Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, but the focus was already upon hotel design, with commissions including the Hotel Maritime and Château Frontenac. The atelier began to grow rapidly and eventually Champalimaud relocated to New York, where the practice now has a handful of principals and senior associates, along with a team of 40 plus. Projects range from Miami to Hong Kong, from contemporary buildings to period classics. In every instance, Champalimaud and her studio are searching for what she calls “the essence of place”. “Our projects are creative responses to particular buildings and settings,” says Champalimaud, who is married to investment banker Bruce Schnitzer, with homes in a Jean Nouvel-designed apartment building in New York and an 18th century house in Litchfield, Connecticut. “While we have a vision for all of our projects, historic buildings especially have a huge influence on how we design within them and around them. In our studio, what we produce is usually a visual and tactile response to our findings about a space and its environment.” Raffles in Singapore is a case in point. Champalimaud and her team have restored and revived the flagship hotel, revitalising its restaurants, bars and Arcade while taking the number of suites from 103 up to 115. Dating back to 1887, Raffles is one of those classics that demands a sensitive and subtle touch that respects its essential spirit and style

“I enjoy spaces that have a soul to them, that evoke a particular feeling. In their own way, these places speak to us and tell us what to do”

TOP: The Canvas Room at The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel – a new 100-bedroom hotel, owned by YTL, which combines a strong heritage with contemporary flair. BOTTOM: At the Plaza – the landmark Manhattan hotel, overlooking Fifth Avenue – Champalimaud has redesigned the lavish three-bedroom Royal Suite



yet, at the same time, meets all the demands of 21st century global travellers, who expect the finest level of comfort and service, along with all of the amenities and level of performance that requires. Elsewhere in Asia, the studio has also worked on the Waldorf Astoria in Chengdu, China, the Four Seasons in Jakarta and the Niseko Green Leaf Village hotel in Hokkaido, Japan. “It’s important to balance comfort and style,” says Champalimaud. “There’s no point in creating beautiful spaces if you can’t use them and even the most luxurious homes, hotels and restaurants need to have an element of ease to them and make you feel good. As s guest, it’s service and a genuine sense of hospitality that makes a hotel special. The most memorable places that I have stayed in are the ones where people make time to care about my well being. That and a well made bed with good linens.” Champalimaud’s British projects play a prominent part in her portfolio. Born to an English father and Portuguese mother, England has always had a special place in her affections and one of her two sons, Lopo, lives in London with his family, as well as her stepdaughter, Annabel. Projects include not only The Dorchester but also The Gainsborough Hotel & Spa in Bath, the Monkey Island Estate by the Thames in Bray and, now, a new project with Claridge’s that is just getting underway.

“English culture in all its forms deeply resonates with me and it is in my blood,” says Champalimaud, “and I do admire the respect here for history and heritage. Monkey Island is imbued with so many stories, so being charged with honouring and preserving that history through our work is humbling. And I love how The Gainsborough in Bath turned out as well. It’s so elevated and refined that you would never know that the hotel used to be a hospital and it also has this very tangible connection to the city.” Principal Anna Beeber, from the Champalimaud atelier, also has strong connections with the UK, having lived in London for many years during her twenties. She was a key part of the team that worked on The Dorchester and has also been pivotal in developing close links with Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Beeber has been closely involved with Champalimaud’s two fabric collections for Holland & Sherry, Comptoirs and Framework, which can be seen at the showroom here. This autumn Beeber will be a panel member at a discussion at Focus/19 on the question of character, while Alexandra Champalimaud is also a regular visitor, with favourite brands including Pierre Frey in

Design Centre East and lighting from Charles Paris which is on display in the Rubelli/Donghia showroom. “The panel discussion is focused around the role of design in creating meaningful spaces,” says Beeber. “We have all been to hotels and homes that fall flat and are missing that je ne sais quoi,” says Beeber about her work. “As designers, our job is to make sure that our projects don’t suffer that fate.” And for Alexandra Champalimaud herself, there are still ambitions to be fulfilled. There are new collections coming up with bathroom fitting and accessories brand THG Paris, but Champalimaud also has plans to expand into new areas and disciplines of design. Our studio is very interested in expanding into new formats such as yachts and planes,” she says. ‘We have designed the interiors of a yacht in the past but I would like the studio to do more. I have sailed extensively and have spent thousands of hours in airplanes. They are spaces that we are very familiar with, so it would be a fun challenge for us. I think our creative ethos translates well into those kind of spaces.”

ABOVE: The elegant and inviting Tiffin Room at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore; par t of its history since 1892, the restaurant has been sensitively updated and redesigned as par t of a major renovation of the hotel



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Although its illuminating creations grace world-class homes and large public spaces throughout the world. Wired Custom Lighting is a California company through and through ... where everyone from the film industry to fine arts, great architects and designers come to source one-of-a-kind masterpieces of light. Wired’s team of artists, makers and designers sources the finest materials from global destinations - mined rock crystal from Brazil, blown glass from Italy, the finest lead crystal from the Czech Republic, selenite from Africa - to create art lighting that is both functional and visually striking. “We seek to make pieces that endure, yet stun”, principal M. Michael states. In addition to Wired’s extensive line, it is perhaps best known for its customization...fabricating frames, cut glass, stone and wire, and hand-finishing pieces inspired by client’s directives or any imagination run wild.




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ne of the most pleasing recent developments in interior design has been the blurring of the traditional boundaries that separate different styles. Now, the most desirable spaces look as if it they have effortlessly evolved; within them, the eye alights from one wonderful thing to another. Rooms are now more curated than designed, bringing together art and unusual objects alongside custom-made pieces that together create a highly positive experience. For designers, this is both a challenge and an opportunity: with no rules to follow, they must make their own. Perhaps it’s no surprise then, that two celebrated curated spaces of late were devised by those working outside of their usual sphere. The projects allowed them to express their creative processes and design ideals in the most personal of ways. Fashion designer and creative director of Loewe, Jonathan Anderson, collaborated with champagne house Ruinart to create an exquisite one-room hotel in west London, open for ten nights only. Its centrepiece was a dining table set with Georgian glass and blue and white ceramics, but there were pieces from Anderson’s own personal collections and contemporary crafts, too, such as Joe Hogan’s woven basket taking pride of place in the egg-yolkcoloured hallway. Meanwhile, another name from the world of fashion, Roksanda Ilinčić, took on one of the penthouses at the Gasholders development in King’s Cross, filling it with contemporary sculptural objects and mid-century furniture. Full-length curtains in a refreshing palette of sherbet orange and pink, made from Kvadrat fabric, lent a touch of theatre. These two projects both have a strong narrative behind them. Anderson’s inspiration was an 18th-century French painting,

which supposedly depicts the first-ever champagne bottle in art history; while Ilinčić wanted to represent the female viewpoint in her scheme. Weaving a story is a hallmark of the curated space, creating a tangible human element. Another project, the Berkeley Bar & Terrace, designed by Bryan O’Sullivan of BOS Studio, took some of its design cues from the Grenadiers, who were originally housed in the grounds where the hotel stands. O’Sullivan has included panelling using walnut from the Fulbeck Estate, frequented by the Duke of Wellington, head of the Grenadiers, with an accompanying plasterwork frieze depicting the story of the tree. The project also includes a hideaway snug, set away from the main bar, with a spectacular mural, painted by New York-based artist TM Davy; the pink banquette is upholstered in leather from Whistler Leather and velvet from Pierre Frey. Mohair from Altfield has been used on the back of the bar’s armchairs. “The space is meant to be somewhere that people appreciate more every time they come; the layering of detail should allow for new gems to be discovered with each visit,” says O’Sullivan. “The focus throughout the project was to create a well-curated and balanced space, offering a unique and peaceful place that one could spend hours in over nice drinks with close company. The importance was definitely the quality and intimacy of the stay, as opposed to the quantity of covers.” For hospitality design, particularly, creating thoughtful, layered environments that encourage guests to linger is a must. The TAK Room opened in New York City’s Hudson Yards to great acclaim. Creative director Simon Rawlings of David Collins Studio, in partnership with Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller and VP of branding and creative development, Laura Cunningham, have created glamorous, ordered, layered

OPPOSITE: The Snug at the Berkeley Bar and Terrace, designed by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio. Whistler Leather’s ‘Annency’ leather and a velvet from Pierre Frey upholster the curvy banquette, and the mural is by TM Davy. ABOVE: Kit Kemp’s love of layering textiles is acutely felt in the Oak Leaf Suite at Ham Yard Hotel; the curtains are made from Pierre Frey’s ‘Miwok’ embroidered fabric





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“The space is meant to be somewhere that people appreciate more every time they come; the layering of detail should allow for new gems to be discovered with each visit” environments throughout the open dining room, lounge and bar rooms. “TAK Room’s interiors are a timely collaboration of a combined vision and desire to create ultimate hospitality through consideration, care, attention, imagination and commitment to all things extraordinary,” says Rawlings. The firm worked closely with US brand Baker, which supplied much of the furniture. This highly considered approach can also be applied to residential design. Charu Gandhi of Elycion recently created a Shanghai apartment for a young Chinese professional who wanted the narrative to be all about British design. “It’s always exciting to work with a client who has a defined vision and makes highly informed, considered design choices, but we were conscious of not creating a cliché or pastiche,” she says. “We worked with a lot of British and European artisans on this project. We also chose a colour palette with lots of dove grey and pale blues, which were then given a twist through contrasting against areas of black glossy lacquered veneers.” Davidson provided both the bespoke dining table and sideboard in the dining area, while Porta Romana supplied some of the furniture in the living areas. With stunning views of the Huangpu River and the striking Shanghai skyline, the result is informal, relaxed but sophisticated. Showrooms at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour are supporting a need for the more tailor-made approach that is at the heart of extraordinary spaces. “Designers are creating pieces that represent their client perfectly rather than following trends,” says David Arratoon, head of design and project management for Collier Webb, which has opened a new showroom linked to sister companies McKinney & Co and Gainsborough on the Second Floor. A vast sample collection along with examples of the company’s manufacturing processes, from hand-carved to 3D printed moulds, will make it even easier for clients to visualise what’s possible. “It’s an exciting time for us as every project is very different, and we’re fortunate enough to have a large team of designers and craftsmen on hand to enable our client’s design concepts to become a reality,” says Arratoon. Collier Webb’s bespoke work includes

everything from smart brass picture rails and matching chains created for a residential project by Run for the Hills, to a dramatic chandelier for the Nova Building made to a concept design by Morpheus London and lighting commissioned by Sagrada for the Arts Club in London and The Norman hotel in Tel Aviv. Finishes and materials are always best close up, and other showrooms are shifting their aesthetic with an approach that prioritises tactility as a way of enhancing the shopping experience. For example, renowned American design firm Gensler recently redesigned Edelman Leather’s showroom with boxing gloves, handbags and artwork (all made from leather) to set the scene and create an air of discovery, alongside the artisanal beauty of the hides on show. Masterclasses in layering are a further mark of the curated space. Take Kit Kemp, creative director of Firmdale Hotels, whose magpie eye for art and craft as well as an enthusiastic love for fabrics (many of which are sourced from Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, including those from Tissus d’Hélène, Turnell & Gigon, George Spencer Designs and Colefax and Fowler) have helped to shape a very distinctive look. She shares her advice generously through her bestselling books and her website, suggesting ways of ‘dressing’ a chair in unusual textiles to make a statement piece, or deconstructing the art of display. Plans are afoot for The Warren Street hotel, a third venture in New York in downtown Tribeca. Interior designer Rita Konig’s advice on what makes a successful design scheme is succinct: “If you walk into somewhere and want to sit down – that’s a good room.” Konig easily grasps that considered design means evoking the values that fulfil human needs. Curated spaces are inherently positive, and feel personal even when they haven’t been designed exactly for us. And when they have, that sense of satisfaction can be magnified many times. “It’s always hugely rewarding when we unveil the final product and the client sees we’ve fully understood the nuances of their journey and brought it to life, creating an interior that has been conjured specifically for that person in that place in that time,” says Charu Gandhi. “We want our clients to fall in love with design.”

ABOVE: Fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić – who originally studied architecture and design – masterminded this penthouse apartment at the Gasholders development in King’s Cross. Her aim was to represent female designers wherever possible, while the sherbet-orange curtains are made from Kvadrat textiles



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Abbott & Boyd is a leading resource for innovative and beautiful wallcoverings, fabrics and accessories from France and Spain.

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ith so many decisions to make, it is easy to feel overwhelmed when embarking on a new interiors project. Many people are confident in their design choices but may need some friendly advice on narrowing down the options from someone who is familiar with the 600 international brands here. Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is a one-stop shop for all your decorating needs, and the Personal Shopping Service can help design savvy clients navigate 120 international showrooms, facilitate their requests and even organise international shipping. For busy design professionals, there is the Designer Sourcing Service which taps into a thorough knowledge of all that is on offer, sourcing relevant samples to suit individual needs. If you love design but “The Personal Shopping team were do not have endless hours to shop. No problem. The amazingly helpful and efficient. They made Personal Shopping Service the whole experience a real pleasure and is by your side, making your time at Design Centre, very efficient. The follow-up was fantastic, Chelsea Harbour enjoyable and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending from start to finish. Whether you are a first-time the service to anyone” or seasoned visitor, the team can guide you to a veritable treasure trove of fabrics, furniture, lighting, wallcoverings, accessories, kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor living, trimmings, leather, hardware, tiles and carpets, all at one address. Details like materials and finishes are at their best close up, so this is your chance to discover exceptional products that you may not have been aware of before. Your personal shopping experience begins in the exclusive Design Club where you can discuss your design requirements before heading into the showrooms. There is no minimum spend or cost associated when booking the service, and requests can be large or small. All orders and deliveries will be handled by the Personal Shopping team. This service is complimentary to clients, as part of the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour offering.

Book an appointment and make your visit to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour engaging, productive and stress-free. Call 020 7225 9180 or email

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Altfield is a leading resource for beautiful textiles, wallcoverings and leather, distributing a number of high-end lines from around the world. Second Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7351 5893


Alton-Brooke has some exiting new brands, Zeconzeta from Spain and The Vale from London, which augment its fabulous collections of hand and machine woven fabrics, trimmings, wallpapers and rugs. Traditional and contemporary designs reflect the latest directions in interior design. Second Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7376 7008

diverse styles adorn the walls of both residential homes and commercial interiors in over 80 countries worldwide.

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For 30 years, Arteriors has provided luxury lighting, furniture and accessories to discerning commercial and residential designers worldwide. From the understated to the unexpected, it offers an extraordinary selection of inspired designs. Third Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7929 8015


Artisans of Devizes has been inspiring homeowners, interior designers and architects for 30 years with natural stone flooring, porcelain, encaustic tiles, decorative floor and wallcoverings. Plus, outstanding bespoke stone creations. Third Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 3302 9996



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Art Rugs Gallery delivers haute couture style in luxurious, custommade rugs and carpets that express timeless elegance. Meticulous attention to detail underpins artful, modern designs and contemporary interpretations of ancient design revivals.


Arte is a passionate designer and manufacturer of sophisticated wallcoverings. The company, owned by the family Desart, has been in business since 1981. Wallcoverings offering innovative techniques and

For more than a century, Baker has been the hallmark of design excellence and uncompromising quality, creating furniture with classic sensibility in form, finish and function. Indoor and outdoor furniture from McGuire is also available.


Baker Lifestyle’s innovative collections are specifically designed to work together. Large and small-scale prints, novel

embroideries, versatile weaves and pretty sheers offer the key to stylish and relaxed decorating.

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craftsmanship. Decorative fabrics, wallcoverings and trimmings have been used in some of the world’s most iconic interiors.

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Manufacturing bespoke soft furnishings since 1982, including made-to-measure curtains and Roman blinds, bedding and upholstery. Beaufort Collection also represents Leolux, Sphere8 and Walcot House.




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Bella Figura’s exclusive lighting range covers the entire style spectrum from retro to transitional – through to modern and ultracontemporary. Everything is designed in London and made in England or Italy. Ground Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7376 4564

C & C Milano produces exquisite fabrics, offering textile innovation and the exclusivity of unique handmade items of the highest standard, in line with excellent ‘Made in Italy’ quality. First Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 3583 3303

Based in Tuscany, Ceccotti Collezioni is recognised across the design world for its ability to create masterpieces of furniture that are unique in their originality and constructive complexity. First Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 8067 2123


Since 1959 Besselink & Jones has been the home of beautiful English fine lighting, still producing all its wonderful pieces in London by hand. They offer a complete range of floor lamps, wall sconces, table lamps, hanging lights and handmade lampshades, as well as antique restoration. With their team of engineers and artists they supply sumptuous pieces to royal households, hotels, clubs and private residences throughout the world. First Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7351 4669


Established in 1900, Brunschwig & Fils has a long legacy of design, exceptional quality and superb DCCH.CO.UK



Renowned for its classic English appeal, Colefax and Fowler has an elegance and subtlety that is admired the world over. Other fabric and wallpaper brands owned by The Colefax Group include Manuel Canovas, Jane Churchill and Larsen, each featuring their own notable signature style and colour palette.


Chase Erwin is a leading global brand specialising in luxury interior textiles, with effortlessly calm collections spanning over 30 years. Ground Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 8875 1222


Christopher Hyde Lighting is the expression of a commitment to provide elegant lighting, handmade and finished, and of superior quality. Second Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7351 0863


Christopher Peacock is the renowned global brand of luxury fitted cabinetry and spectacular hardware adornments. Specialising in kitchens to libraries to fabulous dressing rooms, combining the finest of materials with exceptional joinery, paint finishes, tailor-made design and installation for the entire home. It remains the benchmark of taste and understated elegance. First Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7100 4423


Cole & Son has been creating original and exceptional wallcoverings since 1875. Innovative, intelligent and artistic design is founded upon a strong heritage of family craftsmanship. Combining unparalleled style with the finest quality, the in-house design studio is dedicated to creating unique and innovative designs which help create beautiful, distinctive and inviting interior environments through colour and pattern. Ground Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7376 4628



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Collier Webb designs and makes luxury lighting, furniture and hardware for the world’s most beautiful interior spaces. Combining traditional and cutting-edge techniques, its in-house designers work closely with talented craftsmen to produce unique designs. Its passion for design and British craftsmanship is ingrained in everything it does, from luxury hotels, retail spaces and restaurants to private interiors. Second Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 8051 6790


The Colony showroom distributes some of the top names in fabrics and wallcoverings. They range from classic 17th and 18th centuryinspired lampas and damasks to the contemporary. Contract fabrics for the commercial and superyacht market are also on offer. At Colony you will also find Ardmore, Backhausen, Casa by PC, Smartarredo, Casamance and Misia, as well as Link Outdoor fabric and furniture. All have one thing in common – only products of the best quality. Second Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7351 3232


David Seyfried Ltd, founded 35 years ago, creates stylish upholstered furniture to exacting standards. The collection of sofas, chairs and stools has universal appeal but also a strong English ethos at its core. First Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7823 3848


With a history spanning two centuries, David Hunt Lighting hand-makes each piece at its workshop in the Cotswolds. The collection spans traditional to contemporary with a specialism in metal finishes and bespoke projects. Third Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)1295 672 628


Davidson has an established international reputation for designing beautiful British furniture, with a highly acclaimed portfolio represented in some of the most luxurious residences, hotels and superyachts from across the world. With an ever-growing collection of finest free-standing furniture and fitted furniture, it has over 30 years of excellence and continues to expand internationally. First Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7751 5537


de Le Cuona is a purveyor of interior textiles and accessories. The company is a trailblazer in sustainable luxury and sources the finest natural fibres from around the world to create exquisitely understated linen, wool paisley, velvet, silk, cashmere and alpaca. A bespoke interior tailoring service is available, with everything immaculately made and beautifully presented by expert in-house specialists. Second Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7584 7677


Manufacturers of luxury furniture for residential, hospitality and contract markets through the Decca Home, Decca Hospitality and Decca Contract brands. Bringing ideas to reality, Decca also offers a bespoke service – from concept to execution – with guidance on design drawings, custom finishes and product installation. Decca knows how to build beautiful, precisionmade furniture that truly fits your clients’ needs. First Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7352 9578


Founded in 1976, Dedar is a family-run fabric house that expresses a personal style with its cutting-edge contemporary collections. Dedar’s fabrics combine precious yarns with research into fibre technology to offer various solutions for curtains, upholstery and wallcoverings of timeless elegance. Dedar is partner of Hermès for the production and distribution of its home fabrics and wallpapers collection, displayed in all Dedar showrooms. Ground Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7351 9939


The Design Café is a popular destination to meet friends, colleagues and clients. Adjoining the bookshop, the stylish setting is relaxed yet chic. With a seasonally changing all-day menu, the café champions fresh, quality ingredients. Drop by or book a table. Opening hours 8.30am–5pm. Ground Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7351 5362


Design Centre East is creating a buzz with an influx of new arrivals. The new look café is the perfect pitstop once you have scoured the showrooms for every last detail for your project. Opening hours 9am–4pm.


Edelman Leather is the premier luxury brand for interiors. It produces the greatest collection of quality leathers to inspire the global design community who create the transformative spaces in which we live, work and explore. Second Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7351 7305


Espresso Design is an interior design consultancy that specialises in contemporary furniture for kitchens, bedrooms and living spaces. The award-winning design team combines the latest technology with a signature Italian style to create innovative and luxurious interiors. Second Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7078 9912


Flexform entered the world of furniture made and designed in Italy just when the innovative cultural era of ‘Italian Design’ was dawning. Since then it has established a signature style by constantly developing shapes and forms, experimenting with new technologies and a creative use of new materials.

Second Floor, Design Centre East

Ground Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7376 5272



For working, relaxing or entertaining, the sleek Rabih Hagedesigned club is an invaluable base for those in the design industry. Annual and day rates available. Membership enquiries welcome. Third Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7351 5842


For something fresh and fast, drop by and pick up a sandwich or salad made from fresh, seasonal ingredients, alongside cakes, teas, coffee and juices. A convivial place to recharge, everything is available to eat in or take away. Opening hours 8.30am–5pm. Ground Floor, South Dome

Fox Linton’s classic natural fabrics are presented in a luxurious space with the world-renowned Loro Piana, Holly Hunt, CTO Lighting and Stuart Scott furniture. Second Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7368 7700


Frato’s furnture, lighting, rugs and accessories create a scalable and versatile collection, bearing in mind clients’ specific needs as well as their personal interpretation of life. The fusion between classic and contemporary styles, meticulously managed, grants Frato its timeless look. Second Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7590 3004


Designed and handcrafted in Italy, for contemporary living. Blending tradition and technology, Gallotti&Radice offers a sophisticated mood for the luxurious home and office, including lighting, furniture, upholstery and decor accessories. Second Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7351 1384


George Spencer Designs is a notable British fabric house regularly launching its own collections and representing carefully chosen names. With an emphasis on natural fibres, textural weaves and craft mills, the complete collection offers curtain and upholstery fabrics, wallpapers, trimmings and braids. Third Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7584 3003


Gladee Lighting is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom light fittings, decorative lighting installations and fixtures. The luxurious lighting reflects a lead crystal tradition and is notable for outstanding craftsmanship, unique designs and technology. Third Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 3632 5757


Ozone Lighting, made in Paris, combines traditional craftsmanship with LED technology; alongside, Delcourt, a daring designer of furniture and an ardent defender of French craftsmanship. Third Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7352 1079


GP & J Baker has been producing beautiful prints, weaves and wallpapers for over 100 years and has acquired an outstanding textile archive. Its prints, mostly derived from the archive, have been adapted to meet today’s tastes. Ground Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7351 7760


The word Harlequin means ‘varied in colour or decoration’, which sums up the Harlequin studio’s eclectic design ethos perfectly. With fusions of delicious colours, innovative textures and catwalk inspired designs, the end resulting fabrics and wallpapers encourage the homemaker to discover their creativity. First Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 3903 3700


Successfully trading for 180 years supplying the finest cloths, Holland & Sherry has grown to develop collections that range from fabrics to wallcoverings, leather, hardware, lighting, trims, bespoke embroideries and custom rugs, all representing unparalleled quality and craftsmanship. First Floor, North & Centre Domes +44 (0)20 7352 7768


Founded in 1928, Houlès has built its reputation on the finest trimmings, which includes braids, piping cords, gimps, fringes and tiebacks. Nowadays, while maintaining this strong position it also specialises in the creation of high quality curtain poles and tracks, alongside upholstery and drapery fabrics. Second Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7352 7450

IKSEL – DECORATIVE ARTS Iksel – Decorative Arts offers sophisticated scenic and architectural wallcoverings. Established in 1988, its vast collection of hand-painted originals have been converted to digital format, and can be printed either as a bespoke design or as standard prints. In addition, there are all-around repeats, decorative panels, folding screens and a textile collection.

Interdesign UK’s approach. On offer is a wide collection of contemporary furniture, lighting, fabric and accessories by the finest Italian brands.

Ground Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7376 5272


J. Robert Scott has been known for excellence in luxury furniture and textiles for more than 45 years. Founded by renowned designer, Sally Sirkin Lewis, it is a leading resource for bespoke furnishings. First Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7376 4705


Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs hand weaves wool and TENCEL™ broadloom carpets and rugs, creating luxurious textures and elegant colour tones, that reflect the light to produce a silky opulence. It uses ethical production practices without compromising quality, comfort or style. The showroom is shared with Thibaut and Anna French. Second Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7351 6496


A luxurious range of contemporary fabrics, innovative wallcoverings and wide variety of trimmings. Alongside Jason D’Souza’s signature collection, renowned brands Agena, Decobel, Giardini Wallcoverings and Wendy Cushing Passementerie are represented in the showroom. First Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7351 4440

Second Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7351 4414


Since 1990, a passion for furniture and a commitment to offer the best in cutting-edge design for the interior has been the key to DCCH.CO.UK


individualist – a tastemaker rather than a follower – whose creative inspiration comes from classic English furniture-making, coupled with an admiration for innovation. As a manufacturer, the company has an enviable reputation for quality craftsmanship and original design, but the decoration, detail and unusual finishes are what set it apart from the crowd.

Ground Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7622 2928



Jean Monro is renowned for reproducing classic English chintzes from archive documents. This is one of the very few companies still editing hand-blocked designs using the original blocks, which generally date from the 19th century. Ground Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7259 7280


With an emphasis on sleep comfort, Jensen Beds has been producing and designing beds in Norway for more than 70 years. Providing maximum body support is the driving force behind ground-breaking innovations for the perfect night’s sleep. Offering materials inspired by nature, meticulous craftsmanship and timeless design, its world-class beds meet the highest standards. Third Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 3914 1262 jensenbeds.chelseaharbour@


Jim Thompson is celebrated worldwide as an expert Thai silk heritage brand dedicated to creating quality, well designed, and durable fabrics. As one of the leading names in furnishing designs, Jim Thompson now offers a full breadth of luxury furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings. Second Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7368 7700


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Kravet is the world’s acknowledged leader in home furnishings thanks to its commitment to innovation, exceptional quality and customer care. It represents famous designers and brands from around the world. Ground Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7351 7760


Kvadrat’s first residential showroom designed by Vincent Van Duysen’s studio features a complete offering – Sahco fabrics and wallcoverings, Kvadrat/Raf Simons textiles and accessories, Kinnasand and Kvadrat rugs – in an elegant library setting. Ground Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7324 5555 | |


Lacaze is a London-based manufacturer of luxurious bespoke furniture including upholstery, cabinetry and metalwork. Each piece of furniture combines a passion for perfection with a dedication to providing quality with unrivalled service. Third Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 3643 0797


Lee Jofa can trace its history back to the early 19th century. Two centuries of textile expertise has resulted in some of the most luxurious fabrics in the world. Ground Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7351 7760


Contemporary fabric and wallpaper designs, with inspiration that

stretches from a 400-year-old archive of historical weaving, still located in Lyon, right up to the present day. First Floor, North & Centre Domes +44 (0)20 7352 4798


Lewis & Wood makes world-class fabrics and wallpapers at its own mill in Gloucestershire, ensuring short lead times and quality control. Friendly team, bespoke possibilities and Blithfield’s entire collection make visiting this showroom thoroughly worthwhile. First Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7751 4554


Lincrusta remains unsurpassed for its deeper emboss, exquisite detail and enduring strength. The fire retardant wallcoverings are manufactured in the UK using the finest natural ingredients, and finished by craftsmen in the same way they have been for over 140 years. From the latest contemporary designs to classic timeless patterns, each is your blank canvas and can be dramatically enhanced with an infinite amount of finishes, for a truly bespoke space. First Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)1524 239679


Lizzo’s objective as a textile editor is to show high standard decoration as an avant-garde stylish alternative. Refined and eclectic trends, natural and elegant style, Lizzo satisfies the needs of the most demanding interior designers all around the world. Ground Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7823 3456


Marvic Textiles is a British familyowned business founded in 1938. Contemporary classics define the signature look. Specialist areas include upholstery fabrics, crewels, embroideries, linens and outstanding toiles. Marvic Textiles represents and shows James Hare in the showroom. Ground Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7352 3119


Proudly British, McKinney & Co offers a complete range of poles, pelmets, coronas and doorknobs, with traditional and contemporary designs along with a custom service. Gainsborough manufactures the finest bespoke fabrics for the luxury market. Second Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7627 5077


Well known to industry insiders, McKinnon and Harris has been crafting estate, garden, and yacht furniture by hand in its Virginia workshop since 1991. Family owned and run, the company sets the standard for high performance aluminium furniture unmatched for longevity and endurance. Second Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7349 9085


Browse tableware from Sieger by Fürstenberg, Lobmeyr and Meissen; exclusive furniture, straw marquetry, lighting and objects by Alexander Lamont; wallpapers and fabrics by Kit Miles, Livio de Simone and Bodenner; indoor/outdoor collections by Savel Inc. and John Saladino, alongside metal surfaces by Ausara. Furniture by Francesco della Femina, Virginia White, Julia von Werz and Felice James. Ground Floor, North Dome (outside) +44 (0)7785 505760


One of the 19th century’s most influential British designers, William Morris believed that everybody had the right to a beautiful home. As custodians of his original company, Morris & Co. today continues to fulfil his legacy in everything it does. Inspired by a priceless archive, it curates collections of his iconic designs alongside new interpretations, upholding the craftsmanship and charm of the originals. First Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 3903 3700


Mulberry Home draws inspiration from its English heritage while introducing new ideas and interpreting them with modern relevance. Sensual fabrics that marry function and fashion harmonise beautifully with strikingly individual wallpapers and trimmings. Ground Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7351 7760


A unique collection of bespoke passementerie, fringes, tassel and tie-backs, handmade curtain poles, pelmets and accessories, together with artisan produced lamps, chandeliers and wall lights. First Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7349 8246


The Nanz Company manufactures beautiful hardware to please. Headquartered in New York, The Nanz Company’s craftsmen create the finest handles, hinges, locks, and fittings. Combining beautifully designed products and a network of hardware experts, the process ensures clients’ satisfaction. Whether of bronze, crystal, wood or semiprecious stone, the handles are extraordinary and on display in the Design Centre. Fourth Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 3300 0099


The first furniture-led showroom from Nina Campbell, one of the world’s most respected and influential interior designers. Nina also designs fabrics, wallpapers and home accessories. Nina Campbell is the exclusive distributor of Oomph, a collection of high gloss painted furniture, made in America. Visit Summit Furniture to view Nina’s collection of outdoor fabrics. Ground Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7352 9518


Founded in 1928 by Parisian Adolphe Halard, Nobilis produces beautiful and diverse collections, which include fabric, wallpaper, furniture and rugs that blend traditional with contemporary. Ground Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7352 5323


Oficina Inglesa Furniture has been making bespoke handmade furniture for over 30 years. It specialises in French reproductions and classic furniture, and each piece can be adapted to a client’s requirements of size, design or materials. Third Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7226 4569


Founded in 1990, family-run lighting manufacturer Original BTC has evolved into the Original BTC Group of three lighting brands including heritage marine lighting manufacturer Davey Lighting, and LED specialist Beadlight. Suited to residential and commercial properties alike, lights are handmade in the UK at the Group’s own metalworks, glassworks and bone china factory. Bespoke orders can be made upon request. Second Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7351 2130


Continental chic at its most accomplished. The first interior design boutique at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, stocking an eclectic collection of lighting, furniture, fabric and accessories as well as a constantly changing display of antique and vintage pieces. Ground Floor, Centre Dome and Second Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7751 4262


Bespoke lighting

MADE IN THE COTSWOLDS +44 (0)1295 672628


Pierre Frey, a family-owned company, founded in 1935, designs, creates and manufactures fabrics, wallpapers, carpets, furniture and home accessories in the purest French tradition. First Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7376 5599



Offering a premium portfolio of UK-manufactured brassware, chinaware and accessories for the kitchen and bathroom, Perrin & Rowe’s beautifully crafted collections are available in a range of styles and finishes to suit both residential and commercial projects. Third Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7351 3085


Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is a one-stop shop for all your decorating needs. With a thorough knowledge of all that is on offer, the Personal Shopping Service can help you navigate the 120 showrooms with ease. The Designer Sourcing Service also supports busy design professionals. Book an appointment. Design Club, Third Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7225 9180


Phillip Jeffries has emerged as the industry leader in natural, textured and speciality wallcoverings. A family-owned company founded in 1976, Phillip Jeffries works hand-inhand with skilled artisans to create the design world’s most beautiful and sought-after wallcoverings. Second Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7351 3333



Poliform is a well-established presence on the British interior design scene. Known for its sleek, modular wardrobes and library systems, and for its contemporary, minimalist Poliform kitchens, this Italian furniture producer can also provide beds, tables, sofas and armchairs, including stand-out pieces by celebrated designers and architects, in fact everything required to make a stylish, modern home. Includes Lualdi doors and lighting by Magic Circus, Nemo and Bomma. Free design service available. Ground Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7352 0064


Established in 1948, Porada has a wide and varied collection of occasional furniture. Everything is born from a passion for wood. Solid wood is worked with the craftsmanship of those who know how to turn timber into a piece of artwork. First Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 3155 3065


Over the past three decades, the Porta Romana style has continuously evolved to become a leading global brand, and a critical ingredient in the world’s most beautiful homes, yachts, hotels and film sets. Ground Floor, Centre & South Domes +44 (0)20 7352 0440


A warm welcome awaits you at Miles x Bookshop, where you can view an exciting range of the latest books on interior design and decoration, twentieth century, furniture, gardens, architecture and much more. Potterton Books

also specialises in unusual out of print books and can source books on specialist subjects for bespoke libraries and designers’ projects. Ground Floor, North Dome (just outside) +44 (0)20 7351 6854


Family run since 1902, The Romo Group offers a diversity of style across six distinct fabric, wallcovering and home accessories brands: Romo, Black Edition, Mark Alexander, Zinc Textile, Villa Nova and Kirkby Design, each presenting their own signature look and colour palette. First Floor, North Dome +44 (0)1623 750005


Rubelli, a Venetian family company, is internationally renowned for its top-end furnishing fabrics and furniture. Residential and contract collections present both traditional and contemporary designs as well as indoor/outdoor ranges. The Rubelli Group includes Rubelli Venezia, Rubelli Casa, Donghia (furniture, textiles, lighting and accessories), Dominique Kieffer by Rubelli and Armani/Casa Exclusive Textiles by Rubelli. The showroom is the exclusive stockist of Charles Paris Lighting. Ground Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7349 1590


SA Baxter Design Studio and Foundry enables clients to differentiate their projects with forward thinking architectural ironmongery, lighting and flooring. Bespoke designs created by the design studio, and many in collaboration with the world's top designers, are cast in bronze, brass and white bronze using a cuttingedge jewellery production process. Third Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 8196 2410


Sacco Carpet is the leading producer of high-end luxury carpets for residential and hospitality venues as well as yachts, marine and private

aircraft across the globe.

Third Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 8191 8888


As one of the oldest English soft furnishing brands, founded in 1860, Sanderson is famous for a signature style that is informed by its heritage and designed for modern living. Inspired by nature, the Sanderson look combines classic, hand-drawn patterns with fresh, vibrant colours that are elegant and easy to live with. First Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 3903 3700


Samuel & Sons has long been a coveted source for the finest quality trimmings such as tassels, borders, braids, gimp, fringes and more. Offering exclusive collections with diverse materials, its selection of over 15,000 trims is eagerly sought after by designers and architects alike. Third Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7351 5153


Samuel Heath manufactures beautiful taps, showers, bathroom accessories and architectural hardware, all of which are available in a variety of stunning finishes. From contemporary to classic designs, every collection is made in Birmingham with a mix of traditional skills and the latest in engineering technology. First Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7352 0249


Savoir has been crafting beds to an extraordinary standard of luxury since 1905. Made to order from completely natural materials and with traditional, handcraft techniques, these are beds which stand the test of time. Beds for superyachts; headboards inspired by architecture; bespoke prints, anything is possible. First Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7352 0302


For more than 20 years, Siberian Floors has manufactured exceptional

wide plank flooring worthy of a lifetime of enjoyment. From its wide selection of products, you can mix and match patterns, colour, and plank size for the perfect formal or casual decor. Siberian Floors brings a new dimension to the word custom, as every plank is milled to order. Third Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 8032 3451


Simpsons London is a family-run business, established in 1976 by Norman and Sharon Yardy. The manufacturing base is near the Yardy’s family home in Brentwood, Essex. Simpsons offers a range of standard size mirrors and furniture as well as a complete bespoke service. The range comprises of contemporary designs in a variety of exotic leather, elegant glass and modern wood finishes. Ground Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7352 0397


Renowned for its fine quality innovative carpets and rugs, Stark Carpet offers a diverse range of sophisticated and creative designs. Available exclusively to interior designers and trade professionals, Stark Carpet features more than 500 designs from luxurious residential to high-end commercial. Third Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7352 6001


Old World Weavers, Grey Watkins, Cassaro and Luciano Marcato form the extensive range of products that the company offers. Stark Scalamandre always maintains the highest standards in design and quality. Third Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7751 5858


Suppliers of fabrics to the contract, hotel and hospitality markets as well as residential projects. StudioTex has an extensive range of upholstery, wallcoverings and panel fabrics, drapery, faux leather and exotic skin. Second Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7352 8558


Internationally recognised for uncompromising quality and exceptional design, Summit Furniture offers the finest handcrafted teak furniture for residential, contract and marine environments. It also offers an exciting selection of performance fabrics. Third Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7795 3311

SUTHERLAND PERENNIALS STUDIO The Perennials and Sutherland, LLC companies are comprised of Sutherland Furniture®, Perennials Fabrics® and David Sutherland. They are the acknowledged leaders in performance fabrics, rugs and outdoor luxury furnishings.

New Showroom Now Open

Second Floor, North Dome & Third Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 3904 6904


Tai Ping crafts couture-quality carpets, using the finest yarns, for superyachts, aviation and upscale residential interiors and premium commercial spaces. Fourth Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7808 9650


th2designs has 30 years' experience delivering the very best interior design to its clients. Its approachable and friendly team provides a highly professional design service, always prioritising quality, comfort, style and price. th2Studio is its collection of carefully crafted furniture and lighting, designed and curated by the th2 team and available to buy direct, either in the studio or online, all at a very accessible price point. Second Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7349 9494


Threads epitomises glamour, style and cool sophistication with exciting collections of contemporary weaves, embroideries and artisanal prints. Ground Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7351 7760



Tim Page has broadened its offering since expanding the showroom. Custom handmade rugs have been given a dedicated room and it continues to strengthen its broadloom and runner offering. Ground Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7259 7282


Tissus d’Hélène is a boutique showroom specialising in artisanal fabrics and wallpapers from England, France, Belgium, Italy and America. Founder Helen Cormack has a passion for prints so expect a hugely diverse selection, most of which are hand-blocked or hand-screen printed. There are also silks, linens, hand embroideries and velvets, many of which can be customised. Fourth Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7352 9977


Breadth of choice, superb quality and in-house bespoke design by an internationally awarded designer are the trademarks of rug, carpet and wood-flooring specialist, Topfloor by Esti. The company designs and makes products for high-end hospitality, residential, marine and commercial projects globally. Second Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7795 3333


Tufenkian Artisan Carpets is recognised the world over for unparalleled handmade character, premium materials and timeless design. Redefining the traditional handmade carpet industry by joining modern aesthetic and ancient craft. Third Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7352 8183


Turnell & Gigon distributes the finest fabrics, trimmings and wallpapers from Europe and the USA. The eclectic collections range from the classic to the ultra contemporary. Ground Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7259 7280




For 25 years, Turnstyle Designs has been delivering luxury door hardware for bespoke and high-end residential, commercial and yacht projects. From handstitched leather, to individually hammered door hardware, attention to detail is found in every product made. In 2018 Turnstyle Designs was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Export and is a proud supporter of environmental organisation 1% for the Planet. First Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 3489 1040


The Italian way to beauty is the road that Turri embarked on when it was founded in 1925. Turri produces high quality contemporary furniture with worldwide presence. Bespoke design and personalisation of standard products available. Second Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 8067 9111


Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Vaughan is one of the world’s most eminent designers and manufacturers of lighting, furniture and textiles. Ground Floor, South Dome (just outside) +44 (0)20 7349 4600


Ventura creates innovative furnishings. The first class team of cosmopolitan designers and craftspeople operate on a large scale, directly from its Irish workshop and warehouses. With experienced designers, furniture makers, joiners and cabinet makers, curtain makers and flooring all under one roof, it can offer a full turn-key service – from conception to completion. Second Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 3976 9448


Via Arkadia supplies tiles in high quality Italian stone, marble, porcelain and glass, as well as designer sanitary ware and both traditional and contemporary wood flooring and wallcovering. Third Floor, North & Centre Domes +44 (0)20 7351 7057

VICTORIA + ALBERT BATHS Victoria + Albert Baths is a British brand with a worldwide reputation for creating beautiful freestanding baths and basins made from a unique Volcanic Limestone™ material. Also discover brassware, furniture and accessories in modern and traditional styles. Third Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7351 4378


Timeless elegance, innovative design and outstanding quality: that is what the German brand Villeroy & Boch has stood for since 1748. Showcasing bathrooms & wellness and fine dining experience. Third Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 8871 4028


A unique English company, and guardians of a genuine archive, Watts specialises in bespoke present day design that celebrates the gift of period pattern. Editors of exquisite silks, rich figured velvets, hand block printed wallpapers and the most beautiful passementerie. More recently, the development of tableaux sceniques offer iconographic historic tapestries as fabric and panoramic wallpapers. Third Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7376 4486


Specialists in bespoke tile design. The Ann Sacks showroom was turned into a West One Bathrooms showroom in 2016, making it the exclusive distributors in the UK and Europe of both Ann Sacks and Kallista, both of which offer a remarkable range of styles and international influences to consumers, architects and design professionals. Second Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 3055 0802 showrooms/design-centre-chelsea/


Whistler Leather has an extensive collection of high grade leathers for the design industry. Short lead times, competitive pricing and a carefully considered product range make it a first choice for the worldwide design market. Second Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 7352 4186


Renowned for quality, craftsmanship and innovative design, Wired Custom Lighting creates high-end collections. Inspired by nature and drawing reference to historical periods, they are timeless in their design. Discover your unique vision, designed by light.



Second Floor, Centre Dome +44 (0)20 7352 2921

Cheryl Gurner works as an interior designer and consultant, with a specialism for bathrooms. Here is her take on future trends and her go-to showrooms at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.


What’s the relationship between interior designers and bathroom designers? It’s a partnership. In my view, the bathroom designer’s role is to make sure the room functions, and they should work hand in hand with an interior designer, who can bring that process of personalisation. I think a lot of interior designers are afraid to get involved with bathrooms because they are quite technical, so the key is to really trust your suppliers. West One Bathrooms, for example, have years of experience, and they understand exactly what a water system should be doing to make sure a fantastic shower works properly, or a bath fills quickly enough.

Wool Classics stocks over 500 unique carpets and hundreds of beautiful rugs to suit any interior. It also offers a full bespoke service for both rugs and carpets to allow you to create absolutely anything for the floor. In addition to the residential market, Wool Classics specialises in the hospitality and marine markets worldwide. Second Floor, Design Centre East +44 (0)20 7349 1560


The Zimmer + Rohde collection presents itself as a variation of the modern classic. Carefully coordinated colours and subtly combined designs exude long-lived and timeless elegance within six brands. Every atmosphere whether a belle époque villa or minimalist cube, can be individually combined with Zimmer + Rohde. Ground Floor, North Dome +44 (0)20 7351 7115


Zoffany is the epitome of luxurious design, artfully crafted to the highest standards. As part of the creative design process, each yarn, each brushstroke and technique are meticulously considered and developed by hand creating fabrics, wallpapers, paints and accessories for unique interiors. First Floor, South Dome +44 (0)20 3903 3700

GAIL TAYLOR Gail Taylor has been based at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for 24 years; her interior design firm, th2, is opening a new showroom in Design Centre East for its furniture collection, th2Studio. As a specialist in transforming space, here’s her advice on making the most of a small room. Is it important to get the scale right for furniture in a small space? It doesn’t always follow that you should scale down all your furniture, although it is important to maximise floor space and think about multifunctional pieces. We often design pieces that sit on a small hidden plinth or with legs to lift them off the floor to give the illusion of more space. A small space needs to have impact too and this can be achieved by having one or two pieces in a fabulous strong colour. What flexible pieces could work really hard in a small space? A top space saving tip is to put only one or two chairs around a small dining table, and then move over any extra chairs from your bedroom or your desk when you have guests over. Our ‘Simply Versatile’ side table works both inside and out, and can be used as a bedside table, lamp table or clustered to make a coffee table collection. The stand can be used at two different heights and the top can be taken off and used as a tray. Multifunctional at its best!

Do you have any go-to showrooms at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour? Arte is one of my favourite places. They produce some of the most stunning damp-proof wallcoverings, so now you can have a bathroom feature wall in exactly the same way that you would in a bedroom. They’re offering what I’m looking for – a diversity of different textures visually, so you don’t have to just use paint or tiles. Will you share some recent design directions you’ve noticed? There are a lot of textured woods and some colour coming in, so you’re getting a bit more warmth. There is some great flooring – you don’t have to have marble or stone in a bathroom, you can have wooden flooring which looks fantastic, as long as it is properly treated. And I think showers are bigger than ever – we’re heading the American way. How do you create an extra level of comfort and convenience in the bathroom? Ambient lighting on different feeds is really important. A heated towel rail is vital, or even heated walls; I also like to run the underfloor heating right into the shower. A chair so you have somewhere to sit down. And if the shower isn’t big enough to have the towel hanging inside, then make sure there’s space to hang it just outside. The worst thing about having a shower is getting out.

If you don’t have grand proportions, how can you still create something special? Colour can transform a small space: be bold and don’t be afraid to add a rich colour to the walls. If you are not that brave though, then make sure that at least one piece of furniture in the room is in a strong colour or fabric. Do you find it useful to be based at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour? When we first moved here it was still finding its true identity. Since then it has developed into an amazing hub for the very best suppliers and interior design related businesses. We are so lucky to have all these resources at our fingertips and love being part of this truly creative community. Being located here means we often hear first about what’s new.. DCCH.CO.UK


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The 18 rooms and suites at Beaverbrook are individually themed around former famous guests. In the Ian Fleming Suite, pink ‘Soundess’ fabric by Veere Grenney from Tissus d’Hélène has been used on the walls



o create a fine hotel – one that has about it an unmistakable glamour, whose distinctive allure lingers long in the memory – isn’t easy. In the last few years, the tucked-away boutique hotel, the one where you traded in a little luxury for some idiosyncratic charm, seemed to be winning most of the accolades; but in recent times the mood has changed. The classic hotel with its grandeur, its sweeping staircases, its roots in the history of the cities where they are mostly found, its romantic stories accumulated down the years, has begun to regain its hold on the human heart. They are being reinvented and discreetly modernised with 21st century levels of comfort being added to the rich historical narratives that are such a quintessential part of their charm. Take Rocco Forte Hotels. Its recently re-opened Hotel de la Ville, housed in an 18th-century palazzo in a peerless position atop Rome’s Spanish Steps. Olga Polizzi, deputy chairman and design director, and architect Tommaso Ziffer, have been heavily inspired by The Grand Tour, that rite of passage for the highly educated well-born during the late 17th and 18th centuries. A full immersion in Italy’s cultural heritage was essential and a visit to Rome lay at the heart of it all. At the Hotel de la Ville, the exuberant style of the 18th century is given a contemporary twist by Ziffer. “A purposefully created poetic chaos, creating rooms that are works of art in their own right,” is how he has described it, but no visitor could fail to be charmed by the handmade wallpaper from Rubelli and Dedar, the rich Italian fabrics and tapestries from Zardi & Zardi at Watts of Westminster, the imposing Roman marble trapezophorus (traditionally found in ancient Roman palazzos) that does duty as a concierge desk, and many other neo-classical references. Next spring the hotel group is opening a restored and revived Villa Igiea in Sicily’s Palermo. A truly grand hotel where Tsar Nicholas II, Kaiser Wilhelm and George V all came to stay, and where in the 1950s and 1960s the cream of Hollywood used to romp, it is in an unimaginably beautiful setting looking right over the port of Acquasanta. Polizzi has asked Paolo Moschino of Nicholas Haslam Ltd to oversee the design. The spectacular terraces of venerated DCCH.CO.UK


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seven generations of the Hobhouse family. Roos and Bekker are the Sicilian architect Ernesto Basile are being restored, and a local owners of Babylonstoren in South Africa, which created something company has been commissioned to recreate furniture from Basile’s of a worldwide sensation when it opened in 2010. Built round a late original drawings. 18th-century Cape Dutch farmhouse surrounded by some 750 acres Susie Atkinson, the designer chosen to turn Lord Beaverbrook’s of garden, Roos’s sensitivity to the surroundings, the history and the Surrey country house into an 18 -room hotel, the House at architecture turned it into a much-sought-after gem. Beaverbrook, is also immensely respectful of the history of the estate. Now they have turned their finely tuned sense of place to this Here Winston Churchill, Jean Cocteau, Elizabeth Taylor and a host Georgian manor and its farmlands. The gardens, as at Babylonstoren, of other distinguished 20th century figures came to stay. Atkinson will take centre stage: architect Patrice Taravella has designed them, was asked to come up with something quintessentially English and featuring everything from a Baroque maze to a formal walled garden romantic and she instinctively knew that meant florals, gentleness and a Victorian fragrance garden. The hotel, with just 24 rooms, and a touch of eccentricity. She paid great attention to every detail will be overseen by Roos herself, who has reimagined the comfort and sourced a great deal from Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. and elegance of a grand Georgian country There are fabrics from Turnell & Gigon And since the estate is firmly placed (very English), a huge birdcage (eccentric), “Today it is the romance and house. in the heart of Somerset, the apple will be ‘India’ wallpaper from Cole & Son in the Kipling room, a John Stefanidis fabric history of each hotel, that is celebrated in the 60 acres of orchards which are home to some 460 apple trees of 267 from Tissus d’Hélène on the wing chair in an integral par t of its charm” different varieties. the morning room. Another indication that bland uniform “It was important to tell the story of the “good taste” is no longer what makes the heart sing is that even the big house,” says Atkinson. “We spent a lot of time sourcing antiques, international hotel chains, which once used to pride themselves on the artefacts, photographs, poems and pieces of literature from people fact that each hotel was much like every other, today like to celebrate such as Keats, Kipling and Ian Fleming, who were just a few of those their differences. At the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, for instance, who had stayed at the house.” Joyce Wang took her inspiration from the hotel’s royal heritage, from At the Belmond Cadogan, recently opened in London’s Cadogan the glamour of the early-20th-century’s golden age of travel, and Street, a slightly different sense of Englishness has inspired both GA from the famous park it sits beside. There are hints of art deco, books Design International (which oversaw the bedrooms and suites) and from historic London bookshop Heywood Hill and a certain English Russell Sage Studio (which was behind the design of the bar and the cosiness combined with nods to its glamorous past. Decca designed restaurant). The spirit of Chelsea, with its writers, raffish bohemians, some upholstered pieces for the lobby. aristocrats and eccentrics wafts through the newly revamped interiors. For people who love hotels that have sense of place, and a story and The room where Oscar Wilde was famously arrested is now part of an individuality all their own, this is a trend to welcome. No longer the Royal Suite and one part of the restaurant was inspired by the might one wake up in Venice and wonder if one was in New York great actress Lillie Langtry, who was a frequent visitor. (as I once did). Today it is the romance and history of each hotel, its In Somerset, Karen Roos, an ex-editor of South Africa’s Elle rootedness to its land that is an integral part of its charm. The best Decoration, and her telecoms tycoon husband Koos Bekker, have hoteliers know it and are doing all they can to embrace it. It took them created The Newt, which has been fashioned out of Hadspen some time but at last they are there. House, which has its roots in the 17th century and was home to ABOVE: The 17th-century Hadspen House nestles among gardens, orchards, lakes and woodlands. OPPOSITE, TOP: Rocco Forte’s Hotel de la Ville in Rome stands at the top of the Spanish Steps. The Grand Tour theme is extended to the Da Sistina restaurant, which features ‘Verdure with Birds’ wallcovering in Prussian blue from Watts of Westminster. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM: In the Morning Room at Beaverbrook, Susie Atkinson has recreated the feel of an English country house. The wing chair is upholstered in ‘Josephine’ fabric by John Stefanidis from Tissus d’Hélène






THE APARTMENT Broosk Saib’s riverside apartment has a feeling of sophisticated luxury. An immaculate setting is filled with art, clever references and thoughtful detailing, with bespoke high gloss panelling and shelving by Davidson playing a central role throughout. To get the look, pay attention to texture and silhouette by adding this curved ‘Amalfi’ sofa on tapered brass legs from Julian Chichester or a ‘Pinot 11’ table from Frato with its distinctive stone top. ‘Brahms’ fabric in rubino from Rubelli adds a colour pop, while chic lighting includes a ‘Telescope’ floor lamp from Bella Figura and an ‘Ambrina’ cordless light from Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd. The ‘Richmond’ games table in burr walnut from Davidson brings a playful originality to the space.


When it comes to historic hotels, there are few as iconic as the Plaza, overlooking Central Park. The palatial Royal Suite designed by Champalimaud is lavishly appointed, drawing a line from the property’s gilded past to its vibrant present. To get the look, a classic ‘Georgian Panel’ by Lincrusta is offset by the timeless elegance of a ‘Archetype BO1’ rug from Tai Ping, a ‘1968’ side table from Gallotti&Radice and a ‘Putney’ table lamp from Arteriors. Rich curtains in ‘Audley’ in grape from Zoffany are complemented by a metal and Perspex ball finial from McKinney & Co. The ‘Jak’ bar cart from Arteriors is the perfect spot to mix martinis.

THE MORNING ROOM In its former life as a private house, Beaverbrook has seen guests ranging from Winston Churchill to Elizabeth Taylor. Now a hotel, designer Susie Atkinson has sympathetically brought it back to life, imbuing the rooms with a romance and style that pays tribute to its glamorous past. To get the look, introduce an eclectic mix of comfortable furniture upholstered in fabrics like ‘Ottoman Stripe’ from George Spencer Designs, pretty ‘Odaware’ by Armani Casa Exclusive Textiles at Rubelli or a ‘Linara’ plain from Romo. Add a ‘Buttoned Box’ stool by David Seyfried Ltd with a deep fringe from Turnell & Gigon and a ‘Chambord’ chandelier with crystal drops from Vaughan. Sculptural elements include a ‘Man 1’ table lamp from Porta Romana.

THE PENTHOUSE Filled with natural light, thanks to the angular rooms concocted by architect Wilkinson Eyre during its redevelopment, the Gasholders penthouse by fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić reflects her penchant for block colour and shape. To get the look, add ‘Forest Nap’ fabric from Kvadrat at Home at the window and a ‘Vivid’ rug from Thibault Van Renne at Art Rugs Gallery on the floor. Punctuate with statement pieces such as the ‘Wicker’ lounge chair from th2Studio, ‘Lum’ floor lamps from Porada, an ‘Odessa’ lamp from Arteriors and the organic ‘Ana’ sofa by Christophe Delcourt at GMR Interiors.







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Abbott & Boyd Art Rugs Gallery Arteriors Baker Baker Lifestyle Besselink & Jones C & C Milano Ceccotti Collezioni Chase Erwin Colefax and Fowler Colony De Le Cuona Decca Dedar Espresso Design Frato Gallotti&Radice Gladee Lighting GMR Interiors GP & J Baker Holland & Sherry J. Robert Scott Jensen Beds Julian Chichester Kvadrat at Home Lacaze London Lelièvre Paris Lizzo McKinney & Co Miles x Bookshop Mulberry Home Nada Designs The Nanz Company Nina Campbell Nobilis Oficina Inglesa Furniture Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd Perrin & Rowe Poliform Porada Porta Romana Romo Sanderson Samuel Heath Savoir Beds Simpsons StudioTex Sutherland Perennials Studio th2 Topfloor by Esti Turri Vaughan Ventura West One Bathrooms Zimmer + Rohde




Arteriors Besselink & Jones C & C Milano Christopher Peacock Espresso Design The Nanz Company Oficina Inglesa Furniture Perrin & Rowe Samuel Heath Turri Via Arkadia (Tiles) Victoria + Albert Baths Villeroy & Boch West One Bathrooms


Baker Beaufort Collection Ceccotti Collezioni Davidson Decca Espresso Design Flexform Frato Gallotti&Radice GMR Interiors Interdesign UK J. Robert Scott Jensen Beds Julian Chichester Lacaze London Oficina Inglesa Furniture Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd Poliform Porada Rubelli/Donghia Savoir Beds Simpsons th2 Turri Ventura

CARPETS, RUGS & FLOORING Abbott & Boyd Alton-Brooke Art Rugs Gallery Artisans of Devizes Baker Beaufort Collection C & C Milano Ceccotti Collezioni Edelman Leather Flexform Frato Gallotti&Radice

George Spencer Designs GP & J Baker Harlequin Holland & Sherry Interdesign UK Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs Kvadrat at Home Lelièvre Paris Nobilis Paolo Moschino Nicholas Haslam Ltd Pierre Frey Poliform Porada Romo Sacco Carpet Sanderson Siberian Floors Simpsons Stark Carpet StudioTex Summit Furniture Sutherland Perennials Studio Tai Ping th2 Tim Page Carpets Tissus d’Hélène Topfloor by Esti Tufenkian Artisan Carpets Turri Vaughan Ventura Whistler Leather Wool Classics Zoffany

CURTAIN POLES & FINIALS Alton-Brooke Beaufort Collection Frato Houlès McKinney & Co Nada Designs Ventura


Abbott & Boyd Altfield Alton-Brooke Art Rugs Gallery Baker Baker Lifestyle Beaufort Collection

Brunschwig & Fils C & C Milano Chase Erwin Christopher Peacock Cole & Son Colefax and Fowler Colony David Seyfried Ltd De Le Cuona Dedar Fox Linton GP & J Baker Harlequin George Spencer Designs Holland & Sherry Houlès Iksel – Decorative Arts J. Robert Scott Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs Jason D’Souza Jean Monro Julian Chichester Jim Thompson Kravet Kvadrat at Home Lee Jofa Lelièvre Paris Lewis & Wood Lizzo Marvic Textiles McKinney & Co Miles x Bookshop Morris & Co. Mulberry Home Nada Designs Nina Campbell Nobilis Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd Pierre Frey Porada Porta Romana Romo Rubelli/Donghia Sanderson Simpsons Stark Scalamandre StudioTex Summit Furniture Sutherland Perennials Studio Threads at GP & J Baker Tissus d’Hélène Turnell & Gigon Vaughan Ventura

Watts of Westminster Zimmer + Rohde Zoffany


Art Rugs Gallery Arteriors Baker Baker Lifestyle Beaufort Collection Besselink & Jones C & C Milano Ceccotti Collezioni Chase Erwin Christopher Peacock Collier Webb Colony David Seyfried Ltd Davidson De Le Cuona Decca Edelman Leather Espresso Design Flexform Fox Linton Frato Gallotti&Radice Gladee Lighting GMR Interiors GP & J Baker Houlès Interdesign UK J. Robert Scott Jensen Beds Julian Chichester Kravet Lacaze London Lelièvre Paris Lizzo McKinnon and Harris Miles x Bookshop Mulberry Home Nina Campbell Nobilis Oficina Inglesa Furniture Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd Pierre Frey Poliform Porada Porta Romana Rubelli/Donghia Savoir Beds Simpsons StudioTex Summit Furniture Sutherland Perennials Studio

th2 Turri Vaughan Ventura Victoria + Albert Baths Villeroy & Boch Whistler Leather Zimmer + Rohde Zoffany


Collier Webb Espresso Design Holland & Sherry Houlès McKinney & Co Perrin & Rowe The Nanz Company SA Baxter Design Studio & Foundry Samuel Heath Turnstyle Designs Victoria + Albert Baths


Arteriors Besselink & Jones Christopher Peacock Espresso Design The Nanz Company Oficina Inglesa Furniture Perrin & Rowe Poliform SA Baxter Design Studio & Foundry Turnstyle Designs Turri Via Arkadia (Tiles) Villeroy & Boch West One Bathrooms


Art Rugs Gallery Arteriors Baker Beaufort Collection Bella Figura Besselink & Jones Ceccotti Collezioni Christopher Hyde Lighting Christopher Peacock Collier Webb David Hunt Lighting Decca Fox Linton Frato Gallotti&Radice

Gladee Lighting GMR Interiors Interdesign UK J. Robert Scott Julian Chichester Miles x Bookshop Nada Designs Original BTC Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd Poliform Porada Porta Romana Rubelli/Donghia SA Baxter Design Studio & Foundry Simpsons th2 Turri Vaughan Ventura Wired Custom Lighting Zoffany


Abbott & Boyd Altfield Alton-Brooke Baker C & C Milano Colefax and Fowler Colony De Le Cuona Dedar Fox Linton GP & J Baker George Spencer Designs Holland & Sherry Houlès Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs Jason D’Souza Jim Thompson Kravet Lee Jofa Lelièvre Paris McKinnon and Harris Miles x Bookshop Nobilis Pierre Frey Romo Rubelli/Donghia Stark Scalamandre StudioTex Summit Furniture Sutherland Perennials Studio Tissus d’Hélène Topfloor by Esti Turnell & Gigon Zimmer + Rohde

OUTDOOR FURNITURE Baker Colony Interdesign UK

Lelièvre Paris McKinnon and Harris Miles x Bookshop Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd StudioTex Summit Furniture Sutherland Perennials Studio


Sanderson Tissus d'Hélène Zoffany


Artisans of Devizes Edelman Leather Via Arkadia (Tiles) Victoria + Albert Baths Villeroy & Boch West One Bathrooms


Altfield Alton-Brooke Baker Baker Lifestyle Brunschwig & Fils C & C Milano Chase Erwin Colefax and Fowler Colony Dedar Edelman Leather Fox Linton George Spencer Designs GP & J Baker Holland & Sherry Houlès J. Robert Scott Jason D’Souza Jim Thompson Kravet Lee Jofa Lelièvre Paris Lizzo Marvic Textiles Mulberry Home Nada Designs Nobilis Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd Pierre Frey Porada Romo Samuel & Sons Sanderson Simpsons StudioTex Threads at GP & J Baker Tissus d’Hélène Topfloor by Esti Turnell & Gigon Turnstyle Designs Watts of Westminster

Whistler Leather Zimmer + Rohde Zoffany

WALLCOVERINGS Abbott & Boyd Altfield Alton-Brooke Art Rugs Gallery Arte Baker Baker Lifestyle Brunschwig & Fils C & C Milano Chase Erwin Christopher Peacock Cole & Son Colefax and Fowler Colony David Seyfried Ltd Dedar Edelman Leather Fox Linton George Spencer Designs GP & J Baker Harlequin Holland & Sherry Houlès Iksel – Decorative Arts J. Robert Scott Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs Jason D’Souza Jean Monro Jim Thompson Kravet Lee Jofa Lelièvre Paris Lewis & Wood Lincrusta Lizzo Marvic Textiles Miles x Bookshop Morris & Co. Mulberry Home Nina Campbell Nobilis Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd Phillip Jeffries Pierre Frey Romo Rubelli/ Donghia Sanderson Stark Scalamandre StudioTex Threads at GP & J Baker Tissus d’Hélène Turnell & Gigon Via Arkadia (Tiles) Watts of Westminster West One Bathrooms Whistler Leather Zimmer + Rohde Zoffany


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ABBOTT & BOYD First Floor, North Dome

LEWIS & WOOD Second Floor, North Lift Lobby, Design Centre East

SACCO CARPET Third Floor, North Lobby, Design Centre East & Ground Floor, South Dome

LOMAX AND WOOD Third Floor, Centre Dome

SDS LONDON First Floor, North Dome

MISSONI (T&J VESTOR) Ground Floor, South Dome

SHEPEL FURNITURE First Floor, South Dome

MORRIS & CO Ground Floor, Centre Dome

SIMPSONS Ground Floor, South Dome


NINA CAMPBELL Ground Floor, North Lobby, Design Centre East

STARK CARPET Ground Floor, South Dome

CASAMANCE Ground Floor, North Dome

OCHRE Ground Floor, North Dome

CATCHPOLE & RYE Third Floor, North Dome


DALE ROGERS AMMONITE First Floor, North Dome

OLY STUDIO First Floor, Centre Dome

DECORATIVE EFFECTS Second Floor, Centre Dome

ORIGINAL BTC Second Floor, Centre Dome


POOKY LIGHTING Second Floor, South Lift Lobby

ANDREW KORNAT DESIGNS Third Floor, South Dome ARTERIORS Third Floor, South Lobby, Design Centre East AVIVO LIGHTING First Floor, Centre Dome & Second Floor, North Dome

HERMES Ground Floor, Centre Dome IKSEL – DECORATIVE ARTS Ground Floor, North Dome & First Floor, South Lift Lobby



SUMMIT FURNITURE Third Floor, North Dome

NURTURING TALENT @poradafurniture is supporting the next generation of designers with its own international award. Last year’s winner, Milanbased student Niccolò Devetag, has now seen his creation, this elegant ‘Ninfea’ writing desk in walnut and leather, go into production.

SCREEN SIREN A trained artist who subsequently went into the film industry and, finally, product design, Pietro Russo has designed this ‘Shield’ screen for @gallottieradice. With its four leaves in pale tanganika timber, complemented by a brass frame with mirrors, its playful personality shines through.

WELL ROUNDED At home in the most luxurious of bathrooms, ‘Taizu’ is new from @victoria_albert_baths. This striking 1500mm-diameter bath is the result of a new collaboration with Steve Leung, the acclaimed Hong Kong-based architect, interior and product designer.

TAI PING Ground Floor, Centre Dome TISSUS D’HELENE Ground Floor, North Dome TOM FAULKNER Ground Floor, Centre Dome TUFENKIAN ARTISAN CARPETS First Floor, North Lift lobby

REMAINS LIGHTING Second Floor, Centre Dome

VENTURA Ground Floor & Second Floor, South Lobby, Design Centre East

ROCKY MOUNTAIN (OAKPOINT) Second Floor, South Dome

VIA ARKADIA (UK) Third Floor, Centre Dome

SA BAXTER Ground Floor, Centre Dome

EXTRA TRIM With passementerie making its way into the hippest interiors, extra-long cut fringing is one way to definitively add glamour. @houles_official is embracing the trend to the hilt, with products available up to 50cm long: pictured is ‘Onyx’ (on lampshade).

THE WATER MONOPOLY Ground Floor, North Dome

WHATEVER THE WEATHER @flexformspa is launching its first outdoor collection, which includes high-performance versions of enduring classics, such as the curvy ‘Thomas’ chair, first designed by Antonio Citterio in 2000. It is made from iroko, with water-repellent upholstery.





Get some curve appeal with sinuous lines and soft edges – with barely a right-angle in sight

EYE OPENER The enduring beauty of silk velvets from the Ottoman era are renowned for their opulence and composition, often with one motif placed within another. Derived from a 16th-century document, @ iksel_decorative_arts introduces this stylised ‘Eye of the Princess’ pattern, adding it to its collection of all-round repeats for fabrics and wallcoverings.

SHAPELY SILHOUETTE Italian designer Andrea Bonini is the name behind many of @turri_madeinitaly’s pieces, including this ‘Zero’ stool, inspired by the clean-lined geometry of mid-century architects such as Vittoriano Viganò and Carlo Scarpa. See it at the newly opened showroom.




New&Now HISTORY REPEATING Described as “a feast for the senses”, @zoffanyfw’s Antiquary collection includes this ‘Pomegranate’ linen, a fabric version of the brand’s wallpaper of the same name, based on a mid-18thcentury design. The bold pattern is tempered by the fabric’s naturally time-worn finish.

RAISE THE BAR Chinoisierie is chic: this handpainted ‘Zhao’ bar cabinet by @oficinainglesalondon is a statement piece worthy of the most opulent room. Shown in cherry wood with a black finish, it can be customised to suit.

FADE OUT ‘Galeecha’ from Casamance is a printed fabric that looks like a patchwork of faded patterns, in a soft blue-grey colourway. It is part of the Ceylan collection, whose inspiration is drawn from the textile heritage of India.

AT EASE Cossetting comfort is on the design agenda, and the ‘Gentleman’ armchair for @poliform_official is just right for creating a sense of ease. Designer Marcel Wanders is known for introducing a little humour to his work, and in this case the chair’s exaggeratedly high back offers a new take on a more traditional style.

SOFT LAUNCH The vogue for velvet shows no sign of slowing down, and @gpjbaker is fuelling the trend by introducing some of its best-loved designs in this soft and tactile material. The Signature Velvets collection includes the watery ‘Nympheus’ (on stool) shown here with ‘Petropolis’ (on cushion), inspired by an antique oriental carpet.

A LITTLE SHIMMER This ‘Money Plant’ rug is the result of @topfloorbyesti’s recent collaborative work with French artist Nicolas Galtier. His abstract paintings use mixed media, with shimmering metallic leaf alongside paint and pigment – opulence that has translated beautifully into art for the floor.





Traditional ideas updated with contemporary colour schemes, exaggerated shapes and new materials




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Use pattern to create a three-dimensional illusory effect

SURFACE VIEW These heavily textured vases are new to the @delecuona showroom, along with wooden chairs and woven baskets – all designs that support the brand’s ethos of organic elegance and complement its new fabric collections.

WELL CAMOUFLAGED Go wild with @artewalls’s ‘Grant’ wallcovering, which features a dazzle of zebras tessellated amid black-and-white stripes. It’s part of the Wildwood collection, where a menagerie of other animalthemed designs can be discovered. ROCK SOLID A tribute to a childhood spent on the wild coasts of Brittany, French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance’s Raw collection for @taipingcarpets turns solid geological features into something soft. ‘Hov 1’, pictured, is based on a delicate pencil drawing, with an organic outline that accentuates its uncannily threedimensional appearance.




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Alton-Brooke Arte DESIGN CENTRE EAST CAFE Espresso Design Iksel – Decorative Arts Th2 Ventura West One Bathrooms Wool Classics Lifts to Design Centre East showrooms


Art Rugs Gallery Beaufort Collection Gladee Lighting Perrin & Rowe Summit Furniture Via Arkadia (Tiles) Victoria + Albert Baths

David Hunt Lighting SA Baxter Design Studio & Foundry Samuel & Sons Sutherland Perennials Studio Tufenkian Artisan Carpets Via Arkadia (Tiles) Watts of Westminster


De Le Cuona Fox Linton Jim Thompson McKinnon and Harris Phillip Jeffries Sutherland Perennials Studio

Altfield Christopher Hyde Lighting Colony Edelman Leather Gallotti&Radice Original BTC Wired Custom Lighting

Collier Webb Frato Houlès Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs McKinney & Co Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd StudioTex Topfloor by Esti Turri Whistler Leather


Arteriors Artisans of Devizes George Spencer Designs GMR Interiors Jensen Beds Lacaze London Oficina Inglesa Furniture Sacco Carpet Siberian Floors Villeroy & Boch





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C & C Milano Decca Lewis & Wood Lincrusta Nada Designs Pierre Frey Turnstyle Designs

Abbott & Boyd Lelièvre Paris Romo Samuel Heath

Besselink & Jones Ceccotti Collezioni David Seyfried Ltd Holland & Sherry J. Robert Scott Jason D’Souza Lèlievre Paris

Baker Christopher Peacock Davidson Harlequin Porada Morris & Co Sanderson Savoir Beds Zoffany

Baker Lifestyle Brunschwig & Fils Dedar GP & J Baker Kravet Lee Jofa Mulberry Home Nina Campbell Rubelli/Donghia Simpsons Threads at GP & J Baker

Jean Monro Miles x Bookshop Potterton Books Turnell & Gigon Zimmer + Rohde

Bella Figura Chase Erwin Cole & Son INFORMATION DESK Kvadrat at Home Julian Chichester Porta Romana Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd Tim Page Carpets

DOME CAFE Colefax and Fowler Flexform Interdesign UK Lizzo Marvic Textiles Nobilis Poliform Porta Romana Vaughan (just outside)




The Nanz Company Tai Ping Tissus d’Hélène







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RIDE THE WAVE ‘Bali’ is new from @jimthompsonfabrics. This silk fabric has a wave pattern adapted from a vintage Cambodian textile, and is part of a wider collection that has reached into the archives to rediscover lost treasures, updating them for modern use.

FINE FINISH @lincrusta.official’s deeply embossed wallcoverings can look dramatically different according to which paint effects are used to finish them: this ‘Chequers’ design of small-scale squares has been brought to life with turquoise and copper. Find its new showroom in Design Centre East.


INTRICATE WORK Geology, time and the elements inspired Alexander Lamont’s Peninsula range, which has an emphasis on finishes that require meticulous workmanship, including parchment and straw marquetry. This ‘Aurora’ cabinet’s black lacquer and intricate eggshell surface looks like fractured earth. It’s available at @milesxbookshop.


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