Spin the colour wheel at Turnell & Gigon and embrace glorious, contrasting patterns. This season, A-list US decorator Miles Redd presents his first fabric collection exclusively for Schumacher. Few contemporaries embrace colour and pattern quite like the Atlanta-born, New York-based designer. His signature look is richly layered; a playful mix of high and low, invigorated with whimsy, scale and modernity rooted in classic decorating.
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During Focus/15 stylist Alice King has created a special collage aptly titled ‘Cutting Edge’. Hand-cut and created layer upon layer, it wittily showcases new seasonal designs, while photographic images reflect the Design Centre’s busy atmosphere. There is a decorative coherence about the montage as figurative forms, patterns and colours are orchestrated across the whole surface. The commonplace is awarded the same significance as the iconic. Architectural details are shown side by side with familiar motifs such as an embroidered flower or a geometric shape. Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, keen to foster to art and creativity, presented the work in the Designer Walkway connecting the domes to Design Centre East. Use it as a navigation tool to guide you to beautiful products, superb materials, ace workmanship and artistry in the showrooms.
Designer Walkway, Second Floor, Centre Dome
The interior designer on the geological-themed installation she created for FOCUS/15.
Megan Hess is an international fashion illustrator who works with some of the most prestigious fashion designers and luxury brands around the world such as Chanel, Dior, Cartier, Rolex, Fendi and Bergdorf Goodman. Take a stroll along the ‘Walk of Fame’ on the third floor and view a curated selection of her designs that reflect her signature style. Megan’s original art has appeared on the walls of some the most coveted global fashion houses. See the bespoke illustration that Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour specially commissioned to show the glamorous world of interior design. Megan illustrates all of her work with a bespoke Montblanc pen, which she affectionately calls Monty.
Walk of Fame, Third Floor, North Dome
FOCUS/15 is”a great resource to find interesting designers and craftsmanship,” according to the garden designer.
Romo’s Black Edition brand is known for its rich contemporary look, and its new collection – its first for 18 months – has a striking trend-led aesthetic. Florals in abstract watercolours or ikat-inspired patterns have a soft, diffused look that gives plenty of movement, contrasted with antique crackled effects in striking black and white (pictured is a sofa covered in ‘Kansai Velvet’, with cushions in ‘Antica’ and ‘Niumi’, and wallpaper in ‘Antica’). “It’s a strong look but the different scales draw the eye differently, and it’s nice to be able to mix up textures of velvet, linen and silk linen,” says design director Emily Mould. She is pictured below with their first vinyl wallcovering collection, which includes patterns and textural effects that create distorted, blurred outlines, generating the same sort of subtle designs seen in the fabrics.