Focus13 was the special design event based at the hub of London’s luxury design interiors centre, Chelsea Design Centre. Greeted by my dear friend Peter Phan, the very talented and fun interior designer, who is a legend in his own right.
At last year’s Decorex, Peter created a stunningly elegant range of 1930’s influenced furniture for www.simpsonsmirrors.com and was my guide for the night.
The centre which is divided into East and West - physical rather than geo-political - decided to create different zones for canapes, so one end piled high with sushi, another with mini-pork pies and hamburgers at the entrance.
Beautifully cut navy jackets for men, white shirts abounded. Dresses for women, white teeth for all.
Added in great prosecco,a fabulous white blonde-cropped female DJ played some great dance tunes (which people were too polite to dance to), some dishy waiters, and the night flowed in to celebrate the power of Chelsea’s design pull.
One common theme linked the Aram Store night to this - creating pieces locally (within Europe) and beautifully.