FOCUS is annually held at the beautifully appointed Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour. The design centre is a gargantuan one-stop-shop for luxury interior design.
Housing all the big names in the industry, the centre unites art with interiors in a showcase of 120 showrooms and over 600 brands under the one roof. For designers and design savvy homemaker’s it’s a dream come true!
Displaying the best in global talent, just one visit is hugely inspirational; there’s unparalleled design diversity spanning four floors each with an East and West wing. It’s the ultimate resource in a glorious, swirling melting pot of creativity.
''The interior design world's Mecca'' | Vanity Fair
Spanning across six days visitors to Focus/16 can see the latest launches, engage with the industry’s top creatives and influencers, access specialist expertise, marvel at skilled craftsmanship at demonstrations, exchange ideas at workshops, join curated tours and trails and get privileged insights at the Conversations in Designs sessions.
This show creates an exciting dialogue between visitors and its exhibitors, in a space that’s as inspiring as it is influential. There are so many beautiful products under the one roof, it was almost impossible to narrow down our 10 favourite. However, after much deliberation we bring you the top 10 highlights from the show below!
Fabric House Beacon Hill has a tradition of using refined materials and opulent colour palettes. This year at Focus they launched two new unforgettable collections.
The first: ‘Animale’ silk textiles includes embroideries, jacquard's and prints that create a spectacular tableau of pattern, texture and colour.
The second is ‘Linen Embroideries’ which explores beauty of embellished linens with innovative embroidery techniques in both floral and geometric designs.
CHASE ERWIN’S ARTIC
Ragna Erwin launched ARCTIC, a new interiors brand, in 2009 – designed at her Icelandic home. Arctic represents a new style of living where comfort meets style in a seamless blend of textures and finishes for the contemporary interior.
Inspired by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape, the collection combines the finest quality natural fabrics in a calming colour palette which reflects the sustainable nature of the collection. Organic textures and gentle surface patterning allow the natural character of the products to shine through.
We are in seriously love with ARTIC’s collection of stunning salmon skins which shine with a luminous iridescence or come in a matte finish. They can be used for upholstery on occasional furniture items, bed heads, mirror frames, cushions and the like.
Christopher Guy is an international luxury furnishing company founded by Christopher Guy Harrison. They are renowned for creating the world’s most fabulous lifestyle by fusing beauty with timeless elegance and sophistication. Their pieces are just exquisite and truly one-of-a kind.
GALOTTI AND RADICE
One words sums up this brand, well maybe two – simply stunning!
The Galotti and Radice showroom is a scenery rich in design detail offering a renewed interpretation of contemporary luxury living. It is obvious that their unique range is supported by a passion for differing artisanal processes to create the right balance between practicality and international taste. Their designs celebrate the tradition of Italian craftsmanship with a nod to cosmopolitan modernity.
Harlequin is the premiere destination for truly inspirational fabrics and wall papers. Their new fashion inspired, couture collection of ‘Standing Ovation’ wall coverings are unbelievably gorgeous.
With a consummate celebration of pattern and colour, the represents a mix of subtle silhouettes with an extravaganza of arresting colours and striking motifs. This assertive and flamboyant collection is just oozing with vivacity and sophistication!
Established in 1968 in Italy, Porada has a wide collection of beautifully appointed occasional furniture. Born from a passion for solid wood and craftsmanship, every piece in their showroom is as equally spectacular as it is unique.
From sculptural table bases to geometric shaped mirrors and chairs that invite you to take a seat, this is Italian craftsmanship at its best!
RIM TILE AND MOSAIC BOUTIQUE
Established in 2008, RIM represents an exclusive collection of stone, ceramic, mosaic and glass tiles, designer sanitaryware, chandeliers, mirrors and bespoke finished furniture for the bathroom. This is a one-stop-shop for anyone wanting to create bathroom luxury.
Their showroom is reminiscent of an Aladdin’s cave of treasure. Everywhere you look sparkles and shines, everything you see you want to touch (and of course buy)!
Luxury rug company Stark Carpet launched a curated selection of Berlin-based designer Jurgen Dalhmanns’ ‘Rug Star’ collection.
Daring, dynamic and bold – this range includes vivid designs that are both contemporary and classic yet feel more like an exhibition of art than a floor rug! These rugs stand out and make you take notice!
TIM PAGE x J.D STARON
Tim Page launched its first dedicated rug showroom designed like a gallery, it presents only the finest rugs from around the world in a wide array of tactile textures, vivid colours and creative patterns.
From abstract and hand knots in the choicest yarns, to artistic creations designed by Jakub Staron, all can be found in their uber stylish showroom. Yes, the product shown below is an actual rug!
Villa Nova’s stunning fabric collection HANA captures the essence of the Japanese aesthetic. A trio of collections draw inspiration from decorative Japanese crafts and motifs, set against an expanse of sweeping wisteria.
The collection is diverse featuring prints, embroideries, decorative weaves and wall coverings. All of them are just heavenly…
To find our more about FOCUS 17 and it's brands visit The Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
Image Credits: All photos taken by Sarah Radhanauth with the exception of the cover image provided by harlequin.uk.com and images by chase-erwin.com, porada.it and villanova.co.uk