Book it now: Asia Week 2018 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
by Zoe Dickens
From interior design to fashion and architecture, there’s no denying the influence Asian art and design has had on global trends and aesthetics over the centuries. In celebration of this, London premier interiors hub Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour will be hosting a whole week of events and exhibitions dedicated to the artistic traditions of the Asian continent.
Running from November 5-9, 2018, Asia Week will host seven galleries showcasing the work of artists from China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Nepal, examining the similarities and differences between these nations as well as the way their art has transformed over time. Many of these art works will be available for sale and some have never been seen before in the UK. Highlights include works by Japanese print master Toko Shinoda, whose pieces have been exhibited at the Hague National Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and MoMA in New York, and emerging artist Kelly Mi whose vibrant works explore the effect of AI and the digital world on our daily lives.
Alongside these galleries, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s showrooms will play host to a number of talks and workshops offering a deeper insight into Asian design influences and how to incorporate them into home and yacht interiors. Rubelli/Donghia, for example, will be hosting a session with jewellery designer Loveness Lee exploring the process behind her hugely successful Chinese Zodiac collection while Mckinney Gainsborough and Pierre Frey will both delve into the history of Chinoiserie and its presence in Western design.
Elsewhere, be sure to stop by Jensen Beds to join Hema Vyas for a spot of mindfulness and meditation before dropping into Jim Thompson where an expert mixologist will be whipping up classic gin and tonics with an Asian twist.
Asia Week 2018 takes place from November 5-9-, 2018 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.