This is a sponsored article on behalf of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
With London Design Week 2018 just around the corner — and plenty of interior inspiration to take on board — it's about time you started filling your calendar with some of the event's must-see moments.
The week-long celebration showcases the very best of London's design scene, and you won't want to miss it; world-renowned designers from both at home and abroad will be in attendance. An inspirational line-up of guest speakers, design showcases and interior workshops feature throughout the week making it the perfect place to inspire your home's spring refresh — but what are the highlights?
1. Learn from top industry experts
Looking to learn from the best? Then you're in the right place. London Design Week 2018's 'Conversations in Design' programme sees industry trailblazers take to the main stage to share their rare and valuable insights from the world of design.
These ticketed events run throughout the week, and there's lots to inspire you: from talks on the boundaries between art and architecture with Simon Mitchell, Afroditi Krassa and Fiona McLean; individualism as a trend in interior design, with Charlotte Abrahams, Hubert Zandberg and Susie Atkinson; and hotel interiors with acclaimed interior designer Kit Kemp.
For the full lecture programme, times and details, and to book tickets, please click here.
2. Witness collaborations between design legends
The worlds of design and decoration, art, fashion and architecture collide in these fascinating collaborative showroom window displays, featuring intersecting works from top industry tastemakers. Eye-catching showcases will transform the centre and make visible the talented expressions of imagination from across the design spectrum — with big-name collaborations from brands such as Loewe and Morris & Co, Gavin Houghton and Tissus D’Hélène, and Studio Kamini and The Silk Gallery.
Spotted your favourite? Be part of the Design Community’s digital world and post a picture of it with the hashtag #LegendsAtDCCH, tagging @designcentrech — they'll share the best posts. For more information, please click here.
3. Rest, refuel and catch up over a bite to eat
When you're not picking up tips from the experts or touring some of the world-class showrooms, you might want to be squeezing in a refuel and a catch-up. Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour features a delectable range of eateries to suit all manner of tastes: from a brasserie menu at the stylish FT How to Spend It Restaurant situated on the Ground Floor, North Dome to something lighter at Design Centre East's Food Market.
To reserve a table at the FT How to Spend It Restaurant please call 020 7351 5362.
4. Embark on a Design Discovery Tour
Enjoy a glass of fizz while interiors editor, Carole Annett, takes you on a unique discovery trail of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. It's the largest centre of its kind in Europe, and she'll show you some of her favourite showrooms — plus, you'll get an insider's view into some of the key spring/summer '18 pieces from the biggest names in the industry. There are limited spaces available on the tour, so book early to avoid disappointment.
5. Go beyond the showroom window
London Design Week 2018 will ensure you are up-to-date with all the latest interior design trends. The 'Access All Areas' initiative — an inspirational programme of behind-the-scenes events — means you can go beyond the showroom window and take part in meet-the-designer sessions, live craftmanship demonstrations and helpful how-to Q&As with industry greats.
There are more than 100+ events on offer and every one of them is free — including a talk from Tristan Butterfield, chief creative officer of Baker, on the year's most significant design trends, and a book signing from renowned French designer Jean-Louis Deniot.