DESIGN WEEK 2017
It is not long now until the design set descend on the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for what is always one of the highlights in the design calendar. This year Design Week 2017 will focus mainly around the ‘science’ of the process, making and the medium behind this season’s hottest interior trends. From bespoke furniture to the most delicate chinoiserie wall covering, this year’s event will see us exploring deep into the depths of design’s genetic makeup to truly understand what constitutes that perfect side table or even that more perfect console.
As interior designers we are always researching the latest in trends, experimenting with new designs and finishes, and collecting data from all around us to inspire us creatively and to enable us to explore new perspectives. Without science we would not be able to break down boundaries and to build on our technical expertise, which is often required to execute craftsmanship and artistry to the highest level.
The design centre promises to showcase a stimulating array of ground-breaking demonstrations and talks exploring themes of botany, geology, chemistry, zoology and much more. Here at RWID we cannot wait to be blown away by the facts and theories of some of the most creative minds in the industry and so with our protective goggles in hand we will see you there!
London is a hotspot for the design pack who flock to the city in style. We have highlighted our favourite spots in the city to eat during design week, where we believe commercial design is showcased at its best…
Places to Eat during Design Week
Bob Bob Ricard – An iconic restaurant designed by David Collins which is set in the hustle and bustle of Soho serving the finest Russian fare. We particularly like the ‘Press For Champagne’ button at every table which has resulted in more champagne being poured here than in any other restaurant in London.
Sexy Fish – Located in Mayfair’s Berkeley Square this relatively new restaurant has been meticulously designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and decorated with art by Damien Hirst, Frank Gehry and Michael Roberts, the look and feel is mid-century glamour and opulence.
Chicama – The Pisco Sours here aren’t the only thing to die for at this bijou restaurant in Chelsea. Situated on the King’s Road, this South-American inspired sea-food restaurant, with its pink marble clad bar and chalky-brick coloured velvet chairs, has everything a design lover desires in a contemporary dining experience.
Park Chinois – The ground-floor of this restaurant showcases chinoiserie at its greatest. With an abundance of draped fabrics and a sprinkling of decadence the design of this restaurant is nothing short of sensational. The bar is definitely worth visiting if only to gawp at its retro opulence.
Pharmacy II – Serving classic British and European food, the menu reflects Hix and Hirst’s shared passion for quality food made from fresh ingredients. Designed entirely by Damien Hirst, Pharmacy 2 also has etched glass windows depicting DNA strands, marble inlayed flooring and a bar that incorporates a stainless steel and glass vitrine- not one for the faint hearted but definitely worth a visit!