From the 12-17 March 2017, the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour will play host to architects, designers and tastemakers for its highly anticipated luxury interior design event, with its annual theme motivated by the science of methods and materials that have shaped the new season’s designs.
With over 600 established brands, from Armani/Casa to Fromental, Jean Monro to Zoffany, that will be exhibiting their innovative and inventive ideas and designs across 120 showrooms, London Design Week’s packed programme is sure to inspire. Looking towards the future, 2017’s theme The Science of Design – Discovering Design’s DNA explores how luxury interior design can incorporate and complement the apparently not-so-different fields of botany, chemistry, geology and zoology, directing it onto a route filled with bright patterns and luxurious, stand-out colours.
Organic, yet geometrical shapes, exploding with vibrant, rich colours are a common sight amongst many of the designers on show. With this theme, it becomes obvious that minimalism is obviously not on this year’s agenda, with animal prints, botanical motifs, and rock and jewel ornamented patterns reigning high within current trends oh exhibition here. Far from vulgar, these various prints remain firmly grounded in the realm of luxury, style and sophistication due to the continuing pursuit of technical excellence and craftsmanship by the designers on show.
Offering the opportunity for visitors to connect with top industry influencers, the Design Centre will offer a space to explore a new visual outlook. Discuss ideas in the company of creative experts and specialists at workshops, gain insight from viewing demonstrations of artisan skills, from origami and weaving to ancient Korean manufacturing techniques, which all magnificently showcase the finely-tuned expertise of their makers. Attend the Conversations in Designs sessions provided by some of the most prestigious and familiar magazines in the industry (Tatler, Homes & Gardens and ELLE Decoration), who will entertain icons of the design world including Tom Bartlett, Henriette von Stockhausen and Christopher Boyle.
In the company of big names and emerging talents, take the opportunity to fully explore and engage yourself with London Design Week’s lengthy list of spirited talks, passionate panel discussions, and discovery tours. Meet the Designer sessions will enable you to understand more about the inspirations and stories that sit behind the artist’s collections and technique, and will provoke your creative taste buds. You’ll even get the chance to participate in daily Design Workshops run by the KLC School of Design and other individuals including renowned designer Tim Gosling and floral alchemist Larry Walshe. And if that wasn’t enough of an immersive experience, lavish extras include an exclusive pop-up Tatler Restaurant, Gin Bar, complementary Jo Malone hand massages, and first-class transport courtesy of Mercedes Benz so as to arrive in style.
London Design Week will be at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XE from 12-17 March 2017. Visit www.dcch.co.uk, follow @designcentrech and tag #LDW17atDCCH to find out more and join the conversation. Entry is free.
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