What To Expect At Focus/19
15 – 20 Sep
For six days, Focus/19 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour plays host to the most highly regarded artisans and craftsmen in the world of interior design. Welcoming trade professionals and design enthusiasts internationally, the programme is a chance to get acquainted with the world leading designers and artisans, including everything from floor marquetry to Afghan rug weaving. This year, there are more product launches and showroom openings than ever, alongside an abundance of talks, demonstrations, workshops, discovery tours and guest pop-ups. See the newest top collections, meet revered artisans and emerging innovators, and connect with influential tastemakers over 600 international brands.
This abundance of design diversity and experience is extraordinary and reflects design centre, Chelsea harbour’s commitment to creativity and connection. Here is what you have to look forward to:
LAUNCHES & COLLABORATIONS
More than 100 experiences are taking place, with creative excellence as a common thread running throughout. There are new launches and designer collaborations; spaces specially curated by designers and artisan demonstrations. Meet international designers including Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen, fashion designer Paul Costelloe and Italian architect Andrea Bonini.
This year, another layer has been added to the offering with an array of guest pop-ups that augments home-grown talent from lighting, flooring and furniture makers to carpet and fabric designers.
Listen to panel discussions from renowned designers, editors and entrepreneurs sharing their stories and opinion. If all that whips up your appetite then don’t pay a visit to the FT How To Spend It restaurant, which promises to tickle those tastebuds.
Focus/19 is hosted at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour with a trade preview from 15-17 September. From 18-20 September, everyone is welcome to attend.