FOCUS/23: 18-22 September, London
Focus/23 (18-22 September) is the ultimate international design and decoration show, brimming with creative ideas, inspiration and insights.
Be the first to discover the latest autumn/winter launches and hear from the best in the business. With 120 showrooms, many new arrivals opening in time for the event, as well as pop-up House Guests, this is an unmissable show where connections are made and ideas are shared.
Over five days, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s convening power brings together an unrivalled line-up of world-class brands, talented makers, creatives and thought leaders who will shape the future of interiors in the months to come. The unmatched reach of the Design Centre has never been stronger, cementing its position as a vital design hub.
Whether you are a trade professional, an individual with a passion for interiors or someone looking for ideas for an upcoming project, Focus/23 is a must. This friendly, lively environment is the place to experience the energy and excitement of the new collections that will take interiors in a new direction. This season, expect plenty of artful brights and joyful patterns, tactile materials and outstanding craftsmanship from established names and rising stars, gathered together to share their stories and design vision.
An international roster of names alongside a galaxy of showroom experts, talks, tours, workshops and demonstrations all add up to a compelling programme of 100+ events, spearheaded by the renowned main stage talks series, Conversations in Design. It offers in-depth interviews and panel discussions with star names, while Grow Your Business sessions provide professional insights on how to keep competitive and connected.
There are scores of free events in the Access All Areas schedule to enjoy in and around the showrooms, from hands-on demonstrations, meet the designer sessions to the debut of creative collaborations. Daily design discovery tours will give visitors the inside track on the most talked-about products at the show. This wealth of experience is extraordinary and, what’s more it is a free resource for every visitor.
For autumn/winter 2023, expect to have fun with design. Design directions are embracing vibrant tones in the form of playful colour pops and savannah sunsets. Certain design hallmarks from the past are also making a return: there’s a new-found interest in deco details, the charm of country house redux and the homespun simplicity of Americana, alongside the primitive shapes and authentic textures of studio ceramics, while comfort, wellbeing and relaxation will be at the forefront of our design decisions.
Highlights include collaborations with international tastemakers such as Rita Konig with Oficina Inglesa Furniture, Barry Dixon with Arteriors and Mary McDonald with Schumacher, alongside furniture by Estudio Persona for Pierre Frey and Studiopepe for Visionnaire.
Exciting changes are taking place at the Design Centre with new showrooms opening, and existing ones expanding or relocating. New arrivals include Osborne & Little, Forbes & Lomax, Loom Furniture, Tigermoth Lighting, August & Co and Siminetti, while Arteriors and Phillip Jeffries have larger showrooms to explore.
Adding another layer, pop-up House Guests in situ in the Design Avenue, will offer more ways for visitors to encounter world-class talent. A roster of renowned design names includes Holly Hunt, Rupert Bevan, Sterling Studios, Haines, Yves Delorme, Rapture & Wright, Ochre, Corston, Fenwick & Tilbrook Paint, Hare’s Tail, Jaipur Rugs, Jensen Beds, Marc Phillips Rugs, Mariaflora by Filippo Uecher, Masureel International, Nichola Taylorson, Panter & Hall, Nico, Todd Knights, Trowbridge, V&Co, Batterbury, Floren, Edie & Crole and Bauldry Botanicals, with more to be announced.
EATING & DRINKING
At Focus/23 there are specially commissioned installations and dining experiences to enjoy, including the seasonal menu at the Design Restaurant by Social Pantry. Make time to catch up with friends, colleagues and clients once you have finished sourcing for your projects at these convivial places.
Monday 18 – Friday 22 September 2023
10am – 6pm
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XE
+44 (0)20 7225 9166