Planning a new scheme? This emporium of design for those in the interiors industry is offering a brief opportunity to get insider info from the crème de la crème of the design world from 13th-15th March (Trade preview: 10th-12th March).
View over 600 international brands at 120 showrooms and discover defining design directions, designer collaborations and find inspiration and ideas for your next home project.
There's a curated programme of events with more than 100 experiential sessions. In the showrooms, there are meet-the-designer sessions, launches, artisan demonstrations; Q&As and expert guidance.
CONVERSATION IN DESIGN
The programme of talks and panel discussions on the main stage will provide top level insights from influential figures. Speakers include our own Livingetc senior editors, Sarah Spiteri and Neil McLennan, alongside an array of top design talent which includes Kit Kemp, Katharine Pooley, Beata Heuman, Russell Sage, Sophie Ashby, Charlie Casely-Hayford, Emma Burns, Guy Goodfellow, Max Rollitt, Francis Sultana, Michael Anastassiades, Sarah Miller, Maria Speake, Shalini Misra, Staffan Tollgård, Lucy Barlow, Johnny Hackett, Peter Gomez, Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, David Harber and Christopher Peacock.
Book in advance here.
ACCESS ALL AREAS
Get behind the scenes and be inspired by the latest design directions in the international showrooms. Join co-owner Raffaele Fabrizio of Italy’s Dedar for insights into new designs at the intersection of design, art and fashion; Paris- based designer Bambi Sloane will discuss her new collaboration with Houlès, while master of digital patterns Kit Miles will be at Miles x Bookshop. Meet studio teams from global brands including Cole & Son, Style Library and Dominique Kieffer by Rubelli as they discuss the inspiration behind their new collections, or head to US firm Baker for an open house session with David Collins Studio.
From France, expert archivists from Pierre Frey and Tassarini & Chatel at Lelièvre London will share their knowledge. There are talks on weaving at Sacco Carpets, events on curtain making at Beaufort Collection and eco-friendly design at Topfloor by Esti.
Sessions on colour take place at Holland & Sherry with Vero fabrics, Savoir with Insley & Nash and Victoria + Albert Baths with Sophie Robinson, as well as a colour forecasting talk at Romo.
Artists in residence offer ‘live’ demonstrations of craftsmanship and skill at Oficina Inglesa Furniture, Porta Romana, Christopher Peacock and Jason D’Souza. Get hands on with Maya Romanoff at Altfield or hear more about mindfulness at Jensen Beds.
At Espresso Design bestselling author and cook Melissa Helmsley will demonstrate her new recipes.
Look out also for ‘Legends’ whereby showroom windows are dressed in their finest, expressing all the sophisticated glamour of the prevailing mood in design. For many, inspiration is provided by the photographic archives of Iconic Images, featuring luminaries from fashion, rock, film and the arts.
Trade preview:10 – 12 March 2019
All welcome: 13– 15 March 2019
10am – 6pm
Entry is free, pre-register here.
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