For an exploration of bespoke design
Our tour and Champagne tea at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour on September 22 will celebrate Britain’s wealth of artisanal skills
Throughout the centuries, historic houses have reflected the identity of their owners, expressing aesthetic preferences while demonstrating a patronage of the decorative arts and artisans. As is clear to any visitor to the Design Centre, this synthesis of home and culture continues today with contemporary spaces that showcase beautifully made furniture, lighting and textiles.
Devised by art consultant Vanessa Curry (below), this curated tour gives a behind-the-scenes look into designs that have a story to tell and embody the best craftsmanship of their time.
the tour will include Porta romana’s furniture and lighting, a new collection that pays homage to William Morris in the Sanderson showroom (centre right), Cole & Son’s new wallpapers inspired by the Mariinsky theatre, St Petersburg (top right) and the new showroom of Savoir Beds (which started its life making beds for the Savoy), as well as the premises of Pierre Frey, home to some of France’s most revered textile brands, including Braquenié. there will be a visit to a showroom decorated on a Bloomsbury theme, a collaboration between turnell & gigon (far right centre) and interior designer gavin houghton (bottom right). there will be a Champagne tea at the Christopher Peacock showroom with Country Life’s Editor, Mark hedges (below).