London Design Week 2016: Spring Edit

By Oliver Burns

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March 15, 2016|Luxury Design

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  • a href="">Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has once again put the design spotlight firmly on London this week; showcasing this season’s design and style trends.  Over 600 inspiring brands and their leading artists were present at London Design Week, giving us the perfect opportunity to immerse ourselves in the new collections on display across the 105 showrooms. #LDW16 is a truly directional event in terms of the insight it gives into the spring editions, and due to its size and wealth of choice, is considered a must-attend event for the design industry.
Image via Brian Yates

The main colour directions seen at the show were blue and copper, which dominated the collections. Brian Yates gave us snippets of unusual textures that surprised and delighted. Their wall covering collection featured grasscloth, glass beads and linen in hues of soft blues and metallic coppers. Statement walls are a great way of transforming a space from ordinary to extraordinary, and we often use specialist wall coverings to create the wow factor.

Image via Lydia Mathews and Flowerona.

As this was a spring edition flowers were in abundance; from Zoe Bradley’s specially commissioned Couture Paper Gown installation that featured hyacinth blue and white accented paper flowers, to Philippa Craddock’s real flower arrangements that framed the work on display in the domes beautifully. Oliver Burns loves fresh flowers because they infuse elegance, beauty and a delicate scent into any space, often creating a stunning focal point.

Image via F. Schumacher & Co.

Stylish innovation came not only from British designers, but also an array of the best international artisans at the top of their game, such as the US brand, F. Schumacher & Co, who displayed tropical themed fabrics in their classic collection. Blue appeared again, in combination with natural elements that are characteristic of spring and the warmer months.

Image via Oliver Burns

Under the famous glass dome of Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, the most esteemed brands poured in to “connect, converse and create”. During the event we saw passion, originality and skill truly come to life, which definitely put a spring into our step.


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