Monday, July 21, 2008

London's Designers Guild

Established in 1970 Designers Guild is one of the foremost international home and lifestyle companies-designing and manufacturing wall coverings, furniture, furnishing fabrics, bed & bath, fragrance and home accessories. With a flagship store in London and offices in London, Paris and Munich. Designers Guild products are sold in over 60 countries worldwide.

I love places with names like Designers Guild, it has both that old world and science fiction feel to it. In this case, it is an out of this world London shop. Designers Guild offers a broad range of luxury furnishing fabrics and wall coverings for both the domestic and contract sectors as well as all kinds of cool stuff for bed and bath and home. In addition to the Designers Guild Collections the company also designs and manufactures under license William Yeoward fabrics and papers, Jasper Conrad fabrics and is the distributor for Ralph Lauren fabrics and paper.

While most of the modern world sits in giant marsh mellows of white walls, ceilings and carpets, it is nice to see that the Designers Guild still makes walls worth looking at, not away from. I like all the stripes and bold colors, as well as the more classic patterns. It's all about the colour. Just looking at all the shades and all the beauty makes you feel more alive.

The Designers Guild is the kind of place where Mrs Bucket(pronounced Boo-kay) would feel right at home, especially among all the Special Collections. Of course, Hyacinth wouldn't actually buy anything-but she would leave the catalog in plain sight on her immaculate coffee table.

Visit the flagship store at The Designers Guild London Showroom 277 Kings Road, London, SW3 5EN, United Kingdom

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