Design enthusiasts, brace yourself. The aptly-named WOW!house event will take over Chelsea Harbour from June 1st to July 1st – but you have permission to get excited right now.
The Design Centre has labeled this ‘pioneering new vision for an annual live event’ as one of their most ambitious projects to date. But what sets WOW!house apart?
Alongside its natural ability to reset interior design trends for the summer season, this event will bring the best of international design to one place – and excite all your senses in the process.
The event will exhibit over 20 interior and exterior spaces (all of which are created by an esteemed interior designer) – to collectively represent diverse styles and inspiration from across the globe. The Design Centre forecasts that each room will spark ‘imaginative wonder’ and extraordinary decorating ideas that will transform spaces far beyond West London’s riverside.
Beyond the live event, design enthusiasts across the oceans access the WOW!house through Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s digital platform. So, you don’t need a plane ticket to enjoy the best in global design.
‘Our desire is to pioneer a sense of wonder, to amaze and inspire by showing the world what extraordinary achievements can be made when our incredibly talented industry come together in such an ambitious and exceptional way,’ says Claire German, the CEO of Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour.
To date, quintessentially British brand Colefax and Fowler and French interior design company Pierre Frey have confirmed they will participate in the event. Other brands include pattern powerhouse GP & J Baker, Schumacher, and all-time H&G favorites, Sanderson Design Group.
While WOW!house offers the best in interior design tips and decor inspiration, it is also making headlines in the sound industry too. In discussion with H&G, The Design Centre revealed that contemporary conceptual sound artist Peter Adjaye is behind the soundscape, following successful art installations in Washington, New York, Rome, and Scandinavia.
‘I am also a designer but of sound and how different design disciplines can sit together beautifully and bring to the consumer new and exciting immersive experiences which touch more of their senses than ever before,’ Peter says in response to the collaboration.
WOW!house early bird tickets are £20, with a proportion of this going to Centrepoint – a leading youth homelessness charity. Or, you can tune in online – wherever you are.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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