What’s happening on Monday

MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

 

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

11.30am – 12.30pm: Professional Practice Seminar hosted by Sleeper

 ‘Capital Ideas – London’s New Hotels Lead The Way By Design’

Dexter Moren of Dexter Moren Associates, Edward Davies of GA Design International, Jonathan Manser of The Manser Practice and John Nordon of Woods Bagot explore the world of design in one of the most competitive markets. Chaired by Guy Dittrich.

BOOK SIGNINGS

12.30pm: Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design by Jill Entwistle

2pm: Tino Zervudachi: A Portfolio by Tino Zervudachi

3pm: New York Interiors, bold elegant, refined by René and Barbara Stoeltie

 

ACCESS ALL AREAS

Informative showroom sessions

 

10am -1pm & 2.30pm – 5.30pm: ‘Meet The Designer’

Liz Galbraith of Galbraith & Paul shares her insights on keeping the block printing tradition alive.

Tissus D’Hélène – Fourth Floor, Design Centre East

 

10am -1pm & 2.30pm – 5.30pm: ‘Meet The Designer’

Lisa Fine shares her passion for textiles.

Tissus D’Hélène – Fourth Floor, Design Centre East

 

From 11am: ‘Designing With You’

A workshop with Sabina Fay Braxton where you can create the textile design in your mind’s eye.

Book an appointment to guarantee your time with Sabina: david@alton-brooke.co.uk

Alton-Brooke – Second Floor, South Dome

 

12pm: ‘From Catwalk To Country Homes’

Join Alastair MacDonald of Johnstons of Elgin for an informal talk and lunch nibbles.

Henry Bertrand – Third Floor, Centre & South Domes

 

12pm: ‘How To Be Different’

Rhoda Parry, editor of Country Homes & Interiors, talks to Stephen Lewis about the company that is regarded as quintessentially British, with an original twist.

Lewis & Wood – First Floor, Design Centre East

 

12pm: ‘An Introduction To The Odd Chair Company’

Design director James Cook discusses what it takes to make the finest quality furniture.

Lelievre – First Floor, North & Centre Domes

 

12.30pm: ‘Totally Underground – A Revolutionary Micro Cement For All Surfaces’

Peter Mallia of The Little Shop discusses this breakthrough product. Learn about its versatility and application. Demonstration and lunch nibbles.

Henry Bertrand – Third Floor, Centre & South Domes

 

1pm: ‘Fifty Shades Of Taupe’

See the new ready-to-weave rug collection which coincides with the launch of the company’s new look.

Wool Classics – First Floor, South Dome

 

2.30pm: ‘J. Robert Scott Turns 40’

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

J. Robert Scott – First Floor, North Dome

 

3pm: ‘Jean Paul Gaultier Par Lelievre – Design Insights’

Yves Venot, creative director of Lelievre, talks about design transition from the world of high fashion into the world of interiors.

Lelievre – First Floor, North & Centre Domes

4pm: ‘A Celebration Of Past And Future’

Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli explores the past and future, two entwined elements in the history of Rubelli, through creations from the 2012 collections and previews for 2013.

Rubelli/Donghia – Ground Floor, Design Centre East

 

4pm: ‘Chase Erwin’s 25th Birthday Party’

Commemorate this special birthday in the recently refurbished showroom.

Chase Erwin – Ground Floor, Centre Dome

 

4pm: Ogassian Concrete Comes to Ann Sacks’

Los-Angeles based artisan turned industrial designer Daniel Ogassian discusses the use of concrete and colour in tile-making.

Ann Sacks – First, Floor Centre Dome

 

5pm: Champagne and Conversation With John Brewer, Design Director Of Fonthill’

John Brewer discusses how each season’s new fabric collection is created and edited. Champagne and canapés.

Stark Fabric – First Floor, South Dome

 

5pm: ‘The History of French Textiles Through the Centuries’

Discover the origins of some of the most popular classic French textiles with art director Patrick Frey and his son Pierre Frey.

Pierre Frey – First Floor, Design Centre East

 

From 5pm: ‘Focus on Design’

Christian Plasman, founder and president of Bolier, hosts an informal drinks party.

Boiler by Decca Furniture – Third Floor, North Dome

 

 

All Day: ‘Meet The Founder of Original BTC’

Peter Bowles is in the showroom all day for people to talk about lighting which captures the appeal of industrial style.

Original BTC – Second Floor, South Dome

 

All Day: ‘Meet the Designer’

Sarah MacGregor, design director, presents the Colefax and Fowler & Jane Churchill 2012 collections on a one-to-one basis.

Colefax and Fowler – Ground Floor, South Dome

 

All Day: ‘Thomas Pheasant: Insight and Inspiration’

A personal tour celebrates renowned designer Thomas Pheasant’s new critically acclaimed collection.

Baker – First Floor, South Dome

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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