London Design week 2022
Morris & Co. block printing workshop
Every attendee was raving about the block printing workshop at Morris & Co., run by printing expert Dave Thornton. There’s something so satisfying about rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty in order to create something beautiful.
william morris and a history of block printing
why we love immersive experiences
Experiencing the making of a product first-hand offers a whole new perspective. If you work in the design industry, you’re surrounded by beautiful products every day and it’s easy to forget how much work and skill goes into creating them. As Morris himself said: “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all details of daily life.”
Morris and Co. 2022 collections
The S/S 2022 collections from Morris & Co. this year were all about the emergence of spring, with exciting new collaborations as well as a debut paint range. The new paints feature a gorgeous variety of heritage hues, inspired by the brand’s 160-year history. Decked out in a fresh palette that included sky blues, minty greens, vibrant apricots and sunny yellows, the Morris & Co. showroom really made one feel that winter was over at last!
our partners at ldw 2022
We partner with many of the world’s leading wallcovering brands and it’s always great to get a first look at their new collections. Every showroom at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour becomes a fount of inspiration and specialist expertise, with each brand sharing its vision for the coming season…
maison pierre frey/caspari
One collection we really loved this year was the new range from the collaboration between Maison Pierre Frey and US purveyors of high-end stationery Caspari. The inimitable Pierre Frey designs are used on items as varied as lacquer trays, picture frames, invitation cards and cocktail napkins to create timeless accents for the home and turn even disposable items into stylish and memorable moments.
phillip jeffries, arte and altfield
Perhaps best-known for their grasscloths and textured wallcoverings, Phillip Jeffries has been making waves with its new ‘Adorn’ collection, inspired by the Japanese art of ‘kintsugi’. Kintsugi is the technique of mending breakages with metallic gold lacquer, making a virtue of an object’s history rather than hiding it. Featuring large-scale designs rendered in burnished metallic leaf, this collection makes a strong contemporary statement. We also saw some exciting new work from Arte, who transported us on a journey of discovery to the grandeur of Greco-Roman antiquity, and Altfield, who launched their new collection of luxury leathers. When you’re very familiar with particular brands, it’s always thrilling to see them branching out and experimenting with new ideas. We also loved getting to know some of our new partners at Altfield better, with Valhallan and Jannelli & Volpi both presenting wonderful new collections – the latter’s ‘Fabula’ range of hand-illustrated papers were particularly memorable.
Have you been inspired by any of the new collections at London Design Week 2022? If it’s time for a wallcovering refresh, do get in touch to see how we could help with your installation.