Biggest names in interior design star in Chelsea Harbour exhibition of global design

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has called on 20 international interior designers to bring London the WOW!house; Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s first ever designer show house.

The WOW!house is one of the Design Centre’s most ambitious projects to date and will run from June 1 to July 1, 2022. Visitors will experience room after room of imaginative wonder, engaging all the senses.

Some of the biggest names in global design will be exhibiting at the event, including Kit and Minnie Kemp, Rayman Boozer and Channel 4’s Changing Rooms stars Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio.

All the designers come from a range of different companies and embrace their creativity through colour, materials, lighting and technology, all bringing the best of their personal style. Most work from the designers is in private homes and not often shown to the public, so this showcase offers a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy their work.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for £20, which allows a day’s entry to the WOW!House Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. A proportion of the ticket sales are contributed to the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint. Purchase tickets via: https://www.dcch.co.uk/wowhouse/

The WOW!house rooms and participants include:

Colefax and Fowler Drawing room by Emma Burns and Philip Hooper of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler
de Le Cuona Living room designed in collaboration with United in Design (industry charity tackling the lack of diversity in design through active internships and mentoring)
GP & J Baker Morning room by Rita Konig
House of Rohl Bathroom by 2LG Studio
Julian Chichester Library room by Turner Pocock
Morris & Co. Courtyard Bedroom by Brandon Schubert
Pierre Frey Salon by Linda Boronkay
Schumacher Garden room by Campbell-Rey
Tissus d’Hélène Bedroom by Joanna Plant
Principal Bedroom by Rayman Boozer of Apartment 48, New York
Dining room by Freddy van Zevenbergen of Lambart & Browne
Day room by Kit Kemp and Minnie Kemp of Kit Kemp Design Studio
Drawing room by Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen
Dressing room by Richard Moore of Martin Moore
Drawing Room by Rui Ribeiro
Entrance Foyer by Shalini Misra
Study by Stephanie Barba Mendoza.
Façade by Mamou-Mani
Soundscape by contemporary conceptual sound artist Peter Adjaye
Room Fragrance journey by Dr Vranjes

Beyond the live event, an even bigger global audience will have the chance to access the WOW!house through Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s digital platform and print media.

Alongside raising funds and awareness for Centrepoint, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has committed to a mentoring initiative, which will introduce homeless young people to opportunities in the interior design industry.

Claire German, CEO at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, said:

“There are all kinds of jobs and careers in this industry, whether your talents lie in design or production, craft or logistics. We want to play our part in providing homeless young people a future, which is Centrepoint’s key mission. They don’t just house people, they nurture them, and care for them. What could be more important than helping to give young people a chance in life?”

Last year, 122,000 young people approached their local council because they were facing homelessness. London still has one of the highest counts of youth homeless, with 15,200 young people in the capital facing homelessness – 251 of them were in Kensington and Chelsea. Centrepoint warns that rising bills and prices and the recent Universal Credit cut could mean this number rises even further.

Julie Milnes, Director of Fundraising at Centrepoint, said:

“Centrepoint are delighted to be working in partnership with Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour on a series of events across 2022. The Design Centre is an iconic space which nurtures authentic and unique talent and showcases the dynamism of creativity, which are certainly values we share working with incredible and inspirational young people experiencing homelessness. We are really looking forward to getting stuck in and working together to create some serious noise around youth homelessness.”

Centrepoint runs hostels across the country helping homeless young people into a job and a home. For more information on Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homeless charity, visit https://centrepoint.org.uk/.

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