FOCUS 2021 in Design Centre Chelsea Harbour Highlights
01 Oct 2021

THE WINDS OF CHANGE BLOW INTO THE DESIGN CENTRE, CHELSEA HARBOUR, FOR AUTUMN’S UNMISSABLE DESIGN EVENT.

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the place to discover world-class talents across a spectrum of creativity. Focus/21 has broadened its agenda to showcase the work of some of the best contemporary makers.

Anna Agapova, the creative director of O&A London, has experienced a ‘feel-good’ mood as the world’s premier design destination celebrates outstanding creativity with a physical event – Focus/21.

“Everywhere I turn, there is a promise of design discovery, an abundance of uplifting colour and pattern, tactile materials, exquisite finishes and quality craftsmanship”, – Anna Agapova shares.

 

CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS

 

Arte presents an exclusive preview of new designs in the Extinct Animals collection, the third Arte x Moooi collaboration. Like the current Moooi wallcovering designs, the collection is made from unexpected and luxurious materials, in harmonious colours that bring joy and balance.

Circa Lighting is the premier resource for brands Visual Comfort and Tech Lighting. Its extensive assortment includes decorative lighting collections from the most influential names in design, and architectural solutions from the foremost innovators in the industry.

Maison Leleu and Lelièvre Paris – two prominent family-owned French design companies united by shared values and expertise – have launched Rétrospective collection. This collection of contemporary fabrics and wallpapers is based on iconic designs from Maison Leleu’s archives, manufactured by Lelièvre Paris. It defies expectations with a variety of unexpected motifs and patterns, from art deco to wild fauna and flora, and 1950s style.

Porta Romana’s new ‘Mushroom’ wall lights were inspired by creative director Andrew Hills’ visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Food: Bigger than the Plate show, where oyster mushrooms were grown in coffee grounds as an example of urban farming.

 

COLOUR ASSOCIATIONS

 

The latest trends of the neutral palette and the craft reflect the best designs of this year.

De Le Cuona has launched the epic Overland collection, which is inspired by the connections that Bernie de Le Cuona, the company’s founder, has made with nature, people and places throughout her life. Bernie embarks on a fabric journey that tracks the connections she’s made with nature, people and places along the way.

Ethimo’s collections represent the value of Made in Italy, in a combination of careful research, innovation and international design. Nature, harmony and materials are the core concepts characterising its products, which are inspired by Mediterranean landscapes.

Jacaranda’s stunning new ‘Kasia’ and ‘Kheri’ carpets and rugs are hand-woven with a finer denier of Tencel yarn, giving extra softness and shine to their dense, velvet pile. Jacaranda’s colour expertise shines through the 28-tone palette, from soft pastels through neutrals to subtle blues and greens.

 

MIXING STYLES

 

This year Simpsons expanded its sofa and furniture collection, offering a range of contemporary and deco styles. These are all bespoke and can be customised using any of its decorative metal, leather, mirror and wood finishes, allowing them to be specified in any interior scheme.

Porada’s 2021 furniture collection is focused on the “essence” of every product, starting from the use of the best quality materials, but not forgetting the behind-the-scenes workmanship that goes into every piece.

The Tollgard showroom is a treasure trove of international contemporary and modern design. Its collection of furniture and lighting from around the world, bringing together the best of bold, contemporary luxury, created with authentic materials and processes.

Collier Webb have created two new products to accompany their growing range of luxury cordless lighting. The Mini Orb and Mini Messenger Palm have both been meticulously crafted at the brand’s South Coast Foundry using a mix of traditional craft and state of the art technology.