Focus/19 unveils programme highlights

Design Centre Chelsea Harbour has unveiled programme highlights for Focus/19, set to bring together industry professionals and design enthusiasts for six days in September. Expanding the show this year, an enhanced agenda features more product launches and showroom openings than ever before, alongside an abundance of insider insights and specialist knowledge.

Guest pop-ups from the likes of Christopher Farr, Timney Fowler, Pooky Lighting, Barneby Gates and Baroncelli will add another layer to the offering, showcasing the latest in lighting, flooring, furniture and fabrics for the first time. Specially commissioned installations and places to eat and drink round off the event’s dynamic approach.

New collections from 600 international brands will also look to the future with fresh colours, narratives and techniques, while meet the designer sessions, workshops, discovery tours and artisan demonstrations are expected to further inspire and inform.

Meanwhile on the main stage, a stellar line-up of international speakers will share their experiences as part of the Conversations in Design series. Among those participating are David Mlinaric, Andrzej Zarzycki, Nick Ashley-Cooper, Andrew Winch, Anna Beeber of Champalimaud Design, Paolo Moschino, and Kate Guinness, with many more still to be announced.