Chelsea’s London Design Week interiors show

Not to be confused with, well, us, London Design Week kicks off next month, with a long-weekend of – we’re promised – ‘truly directional’ interior design.

Crystal Cuff lamp by Baker, Rinca wallpaper by Thibaut at Jacaranda, Idaho carpets by Boussac at Pierre Frey, Parker Jute Herringbone fabric by Schumacher at Turnell and Gigon, Kazan fabric by Manuel Canovas at Colefax and Fowler, Oggetti birds by Reflex
Crystal Cuff lamp by Baker, Rinca wallpaper by Thibaut at Jacaranda, Idaho carpets by Boussac at Pierre Frey, Parker Jute Herringbone fabric by Schumacher at Turnell and Gigon, Kazan fabric by Manuel Canovas at Colefax and Fowler, Oggetti birds by Reflex at Chaplins

The west London event, hosted by Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, will see more than 500 international brands showing their wares, alongside a hefty talks programme, workshops and curated tours, led by stylist Emilio Pimentel-Reid who will be revealing his ‘secret resources’, according to organisers.

If all this unearthing of interiors zeitgeists renders you in need of some refreshment, thankfully the pop up Tatler Restaurant is on hand. Though even while you munch, you needn’t stop learning – Mariella Tandy, the magazine’s retail editor, will be chattering over coffee about the new trends for interiors.

Fabrics:  ?Mirella by Romo, Idaho by Boussac at Pierre Frey, Indus and Nambie both by Pierre Frey, ?Blazeby Harlequin, ?Parker Jute Herringbone by Schumacher at Turnell and Gigon.
Fabrics: ?Mirella by Romo, Idaho by Boussac at Pierre Frey, Indus and Nambie both by Pierre Frey, ?Blazeby Harlequin, ?Parker Jute Herringbone by Schumacher at Turnell and Gigon.

The Conversations in Design programme will see speakers including – bizarrely – Jamie Theakston, formerly of Live and Kicking fame, will be speaking with Suzanne Imrie about the inspiration behind his interiors projects.

Fabrics:  ?Mirella by Romo, Idaho by Boussac at Pierre Frey, Indus and Nambie both by Pierre Frey, ?Blazeby Harlequin, ?Parker Jute Herringbone by Schumacher at Turnell and Gigon.
Wood Back Side Chair at Bolier by Decca Furniture, Cable fabric by Harlequin, Kurt by Brochier at Altfield. Fabric under chair, Kerala at Nobilis

Among the seminars taking place will be a panel discussion about trading opportunities for design in Brazil, while another session sees furniture designer Tim Gosling speaking with design boffins Adam Hunter and Dr Jerzy Kierbuc – Bielinski about the influence of great architects of the past on current design trends.

London Design Week runs from 20 – 22 March at Design Centre
Chelsea Harbour
Lots Road,
London SW10

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