THE BUSINESS OF DESIGN
with Claire German, Managing Director of Design Centre,
Europe's largest design destination
Plus preview of S/S18 Design Directions
Date: Wednesday, 15 November, 18.00 - 18.45 (Tour for those who want to join it - limited places to be booked in advance see below for details* - places. Drinks: 18.30 - 19.15 Presentation 19.15. Finish 21.00
Venue: Design Club, Third Floor, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, London, SW10 0XE
Station: Imperial Wharf
Registration: £25 Club Member, £40 Alumni Non Member & Guests
Visiting Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, only minutes away from King’s Road, Chelsea, is a unique experience. A dazzling space provides a stimulating environment for 120 showrooms and over 600 international interior brands. The largest of its kind in Europe, it welcomes professional interior designers, architects and specifiers as well as discerning individuals, from the UK and internationally.
At the heart of a highly-globalised design community, nowhere else will you find such a high concentration of design’s biggest names shaping luxury interiors today – all at one address. It is a veritable treasure trove of remarkable fabrics, furniture, lighting, wallcoverings, accessories, kitchens, bathrooms, outdoor living, trimmings, leather, hardware, tiles and carpets - all carefully selected for their impeccable design credentials. In fact, it is a measure of the Design Centre’s influence that people fly in from all over the world to see what is on the style radar there. From 5-star hotels to bars, yachts or private jet interiors to the refurbishment of restaurants or high-end residences, this is where projects come to life. As a “design compass” it leads the way in terms of inspiration, style and ideas.
More than a resource, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is a thriving platform, both creatively and commercially, for an exceptionally dynamic industry. It is the place to place to discover world-class talent and share ideas with influencers, established makers, emerging innovators and luxury brands at high profile events. A catalyst of creative connections, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is bricks, mortar and beyond.
So how does a design centre work? Who are the tenants and what sort of exceptional projects do they do here - seen throughout the world in the finest hotels, yachts, jets, residences etc. What role does Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour play commercially and for its tenants with the UK interior design industry and the international markets? What sort of marketing and events help ensure that Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is one of the nerve centres of the UK design industry? How will Brexit effect the design industry and Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour?
* 6pm – 6.45pm: Get the inside track on the latest design directions for S/S18 at a special tour previewing key trends for the forthcoming season. Places for this MUST BE BOOKED in advance. Please send a note to book to Janet Talbut - on [email protected] / Tel: 01223 812800
Claire German – the Managing Director – will introduce the background, growth and business case behind Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and how the idea is spreading internationally. She took over the helm at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour in July 2010 from her previous role as Publishing Director at House & Garden magazine, the second biggest title in the Condé Nast portfolio. Claire worked for Condé Nast Publications since 1991, previously working on Brides and was on the main Board at Condé Nast for seven years.
Drinks and canapes will be served. Guests welcome.
Alternatively contact Janet Talbut on [email protected] / Tel: 01223 812800