That’s a wrap: Focus 21. As this year’s much anticipated edition of Focus has been and gone, we reflect on an exciting and inspirational week.
2020 and much of 2021 have been a period of uncertainty so it was truly refreshing to welcome the design community back though the doors of our Design Centre Chelsea Harbour showroom again. We loved seeing old friends and great clients again as we had so dearly missed them. A big thank you goes out to the team at DCCH whose support and hard work is unwavering and really appreciated.
For those that were not able to make it to London, we sincerely hope to meet you again soon. In the meantime, please let us know if you would like a physical catalogue of new collections.
- Right Here, Right Now with Philip Vergeylen & Paolo Moschino Moschino
“We like to mix new with old, antiques and contemporary, and create layers and layers of different things” says Paolo Moschino, interviewed together with his partner in work and life, Philip Vergeylen. He introduces the new collections here, while Vergeylen talks about the recently unveiled Villa Igiea in Sicily– “a sleeping beauty”
- Conversations in Design: Hosted By Hatta Byng, Editor of House & Garden
The award-winning design duo shared secrets about their global work, from projects to products, which are all infused with continental flair. From residential commissions to Grand Hotel Villa Igiea in Sicily, a landmark hotel which they recently worked on for Rocco Forte Hotels. The ‘fun’ conversation contained personal anecdotes and plenty of inspiration.
- Design Workshop: Hosted By The English Home
Chaired by Samantha Scott-Jeffries (Editor of The English Home), Paolo joined Henriette Von Stockhausen (founder VSP Interiors), Nicole Salvesen (co-founder of Salvesen Graham) and Juliette Wright (director of Stephenson Wright) to debate whether now is the time to escape to the country, or whether the city will sustain the new found boundaries of living and working.
- World of Interiors – New Season Award
Our ‘Orfeo ‘standing uplighter has been highly commended for an award. The World of Interiors looked at the new season’s collections from Focus/21 and the design was one of only four products mentioned.
- Our showroom at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour: