A team of Ulster Carpets designers attended Focus at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, during London Design Week, to expand their awareness of upcoming design themes and gain some new inspiration.
Here’s what they found:
The theme of the design centre was ‘Sky Garden’. These amazing lanterns used new season fabrics that were then suspended in the glass domes of the centre. The theme promoted freshness, creativity and growth in design with a ‘positive connection to nature’; this like many other design shows throughout London and Paris design week shared a strong connection to the biophilia trend introduced earlier in the year.
One of the pop-up exhibitions was housed alongside the domes and used a graffiti theme. Huge eye catching paintbrush motifs, made using fabric, injected colour to the white walls behind.
The pop-up show and resident showrooms were all presenting lots of colour and pattern. Layers of patterns were used together and combined with a variety of materials and textures.
For example Mulberry used layers of colourful printed velvets while other designs incorporated a mix of traditional patterns to complement.
Christopher Farr showcased a fantastic project with Turquoise Mountain (a Prince of Wales project) supporting traditional textile skills such as; Screen printing, weaving and embroidery – as well as artisans from Afghanistan.
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