“It’s a dream come true – to have some of the top designers coming in to discover us is something that we’re really excited about,” says the president of Phillip Jeffries.
Arte has launched an exciting collaboration with New York’s Flavor Paper. Known for its subversive, pop-art-inspired and generally out-there patterns, Flavor Paper’s capsule collection includes ‘Snake Bit’ (pictured), which updates the traditional horse-bit pattern with a tangle of venomous beasts; ‘Sharp Descent’, a rain of highly dangerous objects such as scissors and broken bottles; and ‘City Park’, a damask featuring fire hydrants, pigeons and parking meters. With these designs, it’s definitely a case of the more you look, the more you see,
Arte’s Design Centre East showroom received the stamp of approval from Elle Decoration; the interiors style bible gave accolades to several other showrooms, including Dedar, Romo, Julian Chichester and Samuel & Sons.
“We know that the clients are going to be here, and we want to be a part of this community,” says the president of Perennials Fabrics, launching Sutherland Perennials Studio at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
Queen of the colour wheel, pink symbolises hope and empowerment – but it’s also offering lessons in versatility when it comes to interiors. From calm, muted tones that segue into lilac to bubblegum shades that revel in an exuberant colour-clash with other brights, pink has lost its association with girlish prettiness and is embracing a new-found sophistication. Pictured from top to bottom are Raoul Textiles’ ‘Rosette’ fabric, available from Turnell & Gigon; a ‘Magritte’ table lamp by Barbara Barry for Baker; Kirkby Design’s ‘Spot on Waves’ wallcovering, available from Romo; and Flexform’s ‘Adda’ chair.
“The collective power of something is always better than the individual power, and the Design Centre is a testament to that,” says the leather studio founder.
The ever-shrinking boundary between art and interiors is a pertinent subject – but Mark Moussa was way ahead of his time when he christened his firm Arteriors back in 1987. After 30 years, the US company finally has a European base, on the newly redesigned third floor of Design Centre East. “The showroom will feature a mix of our bestselling lighting, furniture and accessory designs along with pieces that have been selected specifically for the local clientele,” says Moussa. “We’ve really curated the space to reflect what designers want and need.”
Moussa says that London is “not only an epicentre for culture and design, but it has a unique and eclectic spirit that aligns with our brand DNA. Designers in the UK are known for taking risks and we can’t wait to see how they interpret our products.” Pictured is the ‘Gaston’ console and ‘Genzer’ lamp.
The glassmaker talks about creating “everyday objects of poetic beauty,” and the importance of bespoke craft in interiors.