This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus art school – a landmark that many view as the true birth of modern design. Several brands are celebrating with collections that show how its influence still shines today. Arte’s ‘Odeon’ wallcovering (pictured top) has a bold pattern with blocks of circles that’s based on a functional and minimalist design from the Bauhaus period. With a similar robust, architectural feel to Arte’s wallcovering, ‘Abstract 1928’ fabric from Zoffany (pictured centre) is part of the new Icons collection that pays homage to the 1920s, including the Bauhaus; the printed linen is available from Style Library. Samuel Heath’s ‘Landmark’ taps (pictured bottom); shows the same sense of harmony between form and function that the Bauhaus masters strived for; it’s shown in an urban brass finish.

Arte, Second Floor, Design Centre East
Style Library, First Floor, South Dome
Samuel Heath, First Floor, North Dome

With its painted watercolour motif, this ‘Inverness’ wallcovering by Peter Fasano is catching the eye of tastemakers who stand at the crosspoint of tradition, colour and the thrill of the unexpected. The brand was founded in New York City in the 1970s and today its fabrics and wallpapers are all hand-dyed and printed in Massachusetts. They’re available at Tissus d’Hélène.

Tissus d’Hélène, Fourth Floor, Design Centre East

Many international design names at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour are investing in their showrooms. US brand Edelman Leather is a good example, debuting a new look in time for London Design Week 2019. The setting has been devised by renowned design firm Gensler to transform the space, putting the spotlight on luxurious leather in an inviting, hospitable environment. Every element has been created to enhance the visitor experience of viewing the product, using tactile materials such as understated white oak, marble, glass and antiqued brass, along with new lighting. As a backdrop to tell the story, look out for the display of boxing gloves, chic handbags and pieces of artwork, all made out of leather, of course. The aim is to explore, discover and gain inspiration from the artisanal beauty of its leather collections, as well as see and feel its depth of colour and texture.

Edelman Leather, Second Floor, Centre Dome