London Design Week 2016March 2016
This month we attended London Design Week 2016 and it were not disappointed. As soon as we walked through the doors we were instantly impressed! In every shade of blue, this large floral paper gown was designed and created by Zoe Bradley. This two meter masterpiece was not something to look past!
Being interior designers at London Design Week 2016, we first went to Cole & Son where creative director Shauna Dennison unveiled the latest collection Curio untamed and inspired by natural materials, colours and animals this collection is a spectrum of nature! Pictured from the Curio collection is Strand, a vertical strip of emerald and gold in a matte texture. A very striking wallpaper. As a piece to compliment the backdrop perfectly, introducing a stunning Andrea Felice bespoke cabinet. Called the Elementi Copper Patina Cabinet this extraordinary design is one of many excellent pieces by this fabulous designer.
Another print from the new Cole & Son collection is Seafern. Inspired by sea plants and corals this print is beautiful. It is designed and produced in 6 contrasting colours.
Inspired by minerals and precious rocks and metals, these wallpapers expose the raw but glamorous qualities of natural stones. On the wall is Goldstone and on the counter top is Ingot, both from the Curio collection.
Shown here is the blue shaded Seafern wallpaper showing the difference between the richer tones and the more subtle colours. Displayed on the walls is the Zebrawood wall print, which Shauna Dennison stated is inspired by the zebra like markings on a piece of drift wood she discovered. This is also from the new collection and comes in a range of different colours from emerald green to bleached wood.
Porta Romana is one of our favourite lighting and furniture supplier and their show room did not disappoint! Hand sculpted pendant lights and an impressive wall art piece. We also noticed a hexagonal inspired console table against a distressed glass mirror. This edgy design reveals pieces of their new collection; integrated metals, geometrics and nature encouraged items! Evitavonni boasted their beautiful designs in their showroom. We saw a number of things that were absolutely divine! From accessories like lamps and vases to fabrics, bedding and furniture. Evitavonni provides luxurious living in a contemporary style. We loved this classy faux leather high breakfast bar stool with a highly embellished fabric bolster cushion, wonderful for adding a bit of glamour to your kitchen! Moving into the bedroom display, we walked in and saw bliss! Sumptuous pillows and throws layered on plain white striped bedding, this design showed off stunning detailed fabrics with no limits. Complete with backdrop curtain, mirrored bedside tables and upholstered ottoman and headboard this bedroom setting was a visual delight! To add even more to this design was a colourful printed suit rack, flashing a patterned fabric. Unveiling a number of new collections from all brands Romo fabrics and wallcoverings did not dissatisfy! Each brand’s display was themed, including delicate beach home inspired prints to tropical cacti made from printed designs! Romo’s showroom exceeded expectations. We were also allowed to take a sneak peak at one of their new fabric collection that they have not yet unveiled and its safe to say Romo’s new collections are outstanding. You don’t have to put fabric on conventional pieces, why not think outside the box? Keeping on the theme of bright colours, we ventured over to Pierre Frey and were immediately intrigued! Touring round the showroom we saw lots of colours and patterns. Observing the similarities some of this years new design trends, we saw tropical, nature inspired, soft geometrics and blue, all of which are reversible! At Chaplins luxury furniture and lighting we saw colour! These dramatic and exiting designs are contemporary and stylish. We loved this distinctive console table by Cristian Zuzunaga. It’s vivid colours and high gloss really make it stand out anywhere! The dining room area showed colour with a gleaming glass dining table and softer colours keep it interestingly elegant. Chaplins provide many products from furniture and lighting to rugs and garden items and their new collection exposes all colours and textures. Lastly we made our way to the Arte show room. This was an unmissable exhibit as the new designs and creations were extraordinary! Complete with a display of colour coordinated samples to easily match your wallcovering of choice with any fabric, the Arte showroom is well thought out. Using texture and material, even the more subtly designed wallpapers attract the eye. Teaming up with retro inspired furniture and a broad range of wallcoverings, the Arte display flaunts every aspect of their designs. Their designs include geometric, animal prints, nature, glitzy patterns and a vast range of more. The Arte room was a fabulous way to end the day!
The show may be over and you don’t have to be interior designers at London Design Week 2016 because Chelsea Harbour is always open to general public. So get down there and be inspired!