By Jo Bailey
As we move away from the muted tones and pared-back living that seem to have dominated interiors for the last decade, many of us are opting to layer our spaces with color, pattern and collectibles that celebrate individual style.
Consequently, the arrival of esteemed design house Schumacher in the UK this spring is a rather timely one, with its emporium of joie de vivre colors and motifs for textiles, wallpapers, trimmings and more.
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President of Schumacher, Benjamin Frowein is thrilled to be opening a showroom in the UK 'We have always loved the British sensibility for colors and proportions and couldn’t be more excited to offer Schumacher's extensive collections in London and beyond,' he says of the decision to bring America’s oldest and most iconic design house across the pond.
Schumacher first opened its door in New York back in 1889 thanks to the vision of its Parisian founder Frederic Schumacher. The firm soon pioneered the production of luxury textiles in America, importing the most exquisite fabrics that Europe could offer as well as partnering with the finest names in design.
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The firm's new London-based showroom is in the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, offering a treasure trove of decoration ideas and design inspiration as well as a resource for professional designers and decorators.
In addition, the firm’s new website is launching at the beginning of March to make shopping even easier.
When asked about the reasons Schumacher decided upon the UK as its next showroom destination, Benjamin noted 'The question should really be: why did it take Schumacher 132 years to make this step?'
He adds 'The UK celebrates the home and the power of decorating. Also, people understand how fine fabrics and wallcoverings can transform spaces and lives. We should have done this exciting expansion many years ago.'
Always ahead of the curve, the brand keeps its heritage fresh, fusing old-world tradition with modern taste.
Benjamin remarks that, ‘we think of ourselves as a 132 year old startup. We’re continually pushing to challenge the status quo and drive innovation’. People can expect an unwavering passion for beauty that’s always on the pulse of the zeitgeist.
Schumacher's recent collaborations with some much-loved British designers gives a generous nod to its appreciation of British decoration – A Rum Fellow, Molly Mahon, Veere Grenney and most recently Neisha Crosland and the new Espalier collection launching this March.
Enjoy all that the new UK Schumacher showroom has to offer: South Dome, Ground Floor (suite G27), Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 OXE.
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