BEHIND THE DESIGN SERIES

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In an increasingly mass-produced world, fine craftsmanship and meticulous technique set products apart and transform them into one-of-a-kind luxuries. Design Journeys invites you into the studio of eight names in British design to hear the story behind how concepts translate into exceptional finished pieces.

In the first of a new Behind the Design video series, bespoke furniture designer and Decorex exhibitor Ali Robinson opens up his studio to share the craftwork behind his latest collection, the key to collaboration and the best advice he’s ever been given. Watch Video»

Award-winning designer Anna Glover’s creations blur the line between wallpaper and works of art. In part two of Behind the Design, she details the process that sees her hand-paintings become wallcoverings, the reason behind her career choice and the inspiration behind her latest collection. Watch Video»

Steeped in two centuries of family tradition, each timeless Sahrai creation evokes harmony by fusing refined patterns reminiscent of Italian, international and Persian design. From Milan’s Scala Opera House and Dubai’s Bulgari Hotel to Palazzo Fendi in Rome, its unmistakable pieces can be found on the floors of iconic properties worldwide. Watch video»

What happens to trees that fall in London’s streets and parks? A fortunate few find themselves in the hands of Robert Brain of RHMB. In his South East London-based studio, they’re crafted into memorable, quietly commanding pieces of bespoke furniture imbued with narrative. Here, he delves into how he gives trees a second wind and shares his vision for design perfection.

Working under the principle that the past can be used in a contemporary way to effectively design and make the future, Sebastian Cox and his team create timeless collections of furniture, lighting and accessories. Using wood from fallen trees as well as innovative, self-engineered compostable materials made in their own laboratory of biofacture, their mission is to elevate the beauty of imperfections, drawing on the natural composition of the materials they work with to help shape and influence their finished pieces.   

Behold beguiling glasswork, wondrous intricacy, otherworldly form and unfathomable craftsmanship. We present you with Lasvit, creators of bespoke hand-blown glass sculptures, installations and objects for the world’s most stunning interiors. Their mission is to enable beauty, taking you on a visceral journey through time and light.