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|This year, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, will reconnect, converse, and create by celebrating the best in design at London Design Week (LDW) 16th – 21st May. Visitors will be able to pivot between in person visits to 120 showrooms and curated ‘house guest’ stands, plus digital events that can be watched from the comfort of home. Visitors will once again enjoy the irreplaceable experience of seeing and touching design with the added bonus of impromptu chats and reconnecting with friends and colleagues. Visitors can also be assured of a front-row seat at LDW’s virtual and internationally-available programme of masterclasses and events which includes two stars of the British design world: internationally acclaimed Kit Kemp MBE, and rising star Beata Heuman, winner of House & Garden’s 2018 Designer of the Year award. A few of our favourite exhibitions include: |
INNOVATION, ECOLOGY AND UPCYCLING – CASAL AT HOULES
MAY 18 @ 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM BST
Guest speaker: Sylvie Chabirand, head of design, Casal
From her studio in Alsace, France, Sylvie Chabirand introduces Naturellement, the first eco-responsible collection by Casal. Yarns are derived from upcycled clothing and plant fibres using innovative processes that minimise ecological impact. Find out why this collection, with a respect for nature, offers a return to simpler, textural fabrics.
A BREATH OF ISLAND AIR – TRAVERS AT ZIMMER + ROHDE
MAY 19 @ 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM BST
Guest speaker: Alison Block, creative director, Travers
Join Alison Block in the New York studio as she introduces Tropica, a new collection of whimsical fabrics and lightweight sheers inspired by the West Indies. Take a trip to sunny, airy climes and be inspired by tropical patterns of flora and fauna. Learn how they were achieved using a variety of stitch techniques and unexpected colour accents that added nuance and depth.
CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY LIFE – THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE
MAY 19 @ 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM BST
Guest speakers: Olivia Outred, Olivia Outred Studio, Remy Renzullo and Robbie Kerr, director of Adam Architecture
Chair: Giles Kime, executive editor & interiors editor, Country Life
Do a new generation of creatives have a different take on classic English decorating? Join a panel of bright, young British and American designers as they discuss both its evolution and enduring appeal. Discover the importance of comfort, elegance, and symmetry in creating harmonious, characterful interiors. Find out how by playing with modern elements, this timeless look feels fresh and relevant today.
HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES REVISITED – COLE & SON
MAY 21 @ 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM BST
Guest speaker: Marie Karlsson, managing director, Cole & Son
Cole & Son’s latest wallcovering collection, Great Masters, was inspired by the six royal residences cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, including Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London. Find out how a fanciful approach to scale and pattern have helped to create a new approach that still pays homage to the master artisans, craftsmen and celebrated monarchs who shaped these special places.