What’s happening on Sunday

SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

 

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

11.30am – 12.30pm: Professional Practice Seminar ‘All Together Now’

A panel of experienced designers – Christopher Dezille, Graham Harris and Bunny Turner – reveal how they get the best out of their teams, both internally and externally. Chaired by Dominic Bradbury.

3pm – 4pm: Design Lecture hosted by How To Spend It/howtospendit.com‘Global Chic’

International designer India Mahdavi talks to style guru Lucia van der Post about her dynamic design.

BOOK SIGNING

1pm: The Iconic Interior by Dominic Bradbury

 

ACCESS ALL AREAS

Informative showroom sessions

10am: Meet Tricia Guild, founder and design director, at the flagship showroom.

Designers Guild – 267 King’s Road SW3

 

1pm: ‘Innovation, Value & Quality In Leather’

Echo MacKenzie, VP design & marketing, discusses the craft of tanning beautiful leather.

Edelman Leather – Second Floor, Centre Dome

 

2pm: ‘Sahco Urban Safari’

Meet Sahco CEO Christoph Häussler and designer Pascal Walter.

Sahco – Ground Floor, Centre Dome

 

2.30pm: ‘J. Robert Scott Turns 40’

Meet Richard Chilcott, chief operating officer, and learn about the history and evolution of the luxury American furniture brand.

J. Robert Scott – First Floor, North Dome

 

3pm: ‘Classical Colours & Trends 2013’

Join Andrew Gilbert for an informal talk on the latest trends for classical environments. Tea time treats.

Henry Bertrand -Third Floor, Centre & South Domes

 

3.30pm: ‘The Art of Floral Prints’

Join Janet Beaney-Smith of Swaffer for an informal talk on how designs are developed into prints. Tea time treats.

Henry Bertrand – Third Floor, Centre & South Domes

 

EVERY DAY

 

All Day: Fitted Furniture Consultations’

To coincide with the launch of their fitted furniture service Davidson hosts special fitted furniture consultations. Book an appointment in advance on 020 7751 5537 to guarantee your time with the designers.

Davidson – First Floor, South Dome

 

All Day: ‘The Editor’s Picks’

Ten of the most influential editors in fashion and lifestyle give a Designers Guild chair of their choice a personal twist.

Designers Guild – 267 King’s Road SW3

 

Every Afternoon: ‘British Celebration Design Clinic’

Design director Kate Erwich is on hand to answer questions and give her expert advice.

Evitavonni – Second Floor, South Dome

 

All Day: ‘Audio Visual Demonstration Incorporating Automated Blinds’

Philharmonic AV Ltd is providing a relaxed ambience showcasing design-friendly speakers and demonstrating the newly installed silent automated blinds. Grab a mojito and add some songs to the playlist.

Fox Linton – Second Floor, North Dome

 

2pm – 4pm: Nanz Open House’

Watch a short video of how Nanz handles are made in the Long Island factory.

The Nanz Company – Fourth Floor, Design Centre East

 

All Day: ‘The Then and Now of Silk Weaving’

At this informal demonstration find out how new computer technology has changed silk weaving over the last 50 years.

The Silk Gallery – Ground Floor, Centre Dome

 

All Day: ‘Wonka Party’

Head to StudioTex for a sweet shop party featuring Knoll Studio Children’s Furniture. There is a chocolate fountain, sweeties and party bags – one even containing a winning ticket!

StudioTex – Fourth Floor, Design Centre East

 

All Day: ‘Cabrits Experience’

Relax in a spa environment and try the new ‘Cabrits’ bath. Share your views of the latest model for a chance to win a spa day.

Victoria + Albert Baths – Second Floor, North Dome

 

All Day: ‘On View’

Papers from the magnificent archive and original hand-carved wooden blocks are on display in the refurbished showroom. Join them in the afternoon for a glass of Prosecco and nibbles.

Cole & Son – Ground Floor, Centre Dome

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