Harrods House of Design
Between the 13th to 27th of September 2017, Harrods department store exhibited a showcase named the ‘House of Design’ in association with London Design Week and The Dolls’ House Workshop. This showcase consisted of incredibly detailed miniature townhouses each crafted by us, and designed by brands stocked across the store’s second and third floors. Each house highlights a unique area of expertise or material that altogether create a mini Knightsbride neighbourhood.
Each company participating in the exhibition has created an entirely bespoke townhouse.
The Bethan Gray Shamsian Nizwa house is a celebration of the ancient craft of marquetry: the technique of inlaying and overlaying solid brass into coloured solid wood and maple veneer to create an exquisite pattern. Each maple veneer petal has been painstakingly applied by hand.
It takes 25 pairs of hands to create a single piece of Burleigh pottery, and each pot is meticulously hand-finished with a tissue transfer technique dating back to 1889. The brand’s townhouse is a graceful tribute to its most enduring designs, and its unshakable foundations.
Frette’s heritage is defined by textile craftsmanship and innovation. Explore the secrets concealed behind closed doors as each room encapsulates a deadly sin, from envy to greed. The discerning viewer will notice details from the new Golden Deco collection, including velvet accessories and elaborate Jacquard leaf embroidery.
The creation of architect and designer Giovanni Pagani and visionary entrepreneur Luca Montali, GioPagani has created its own distinctive design language. Pink is the common thread throughout this townhouse, balanced by a harmonious blend of monochrome patterns and precise lines.
Harrods Interiors offers luxury interior design and styling solutions for any space, from a single room to an entire home. The Harrods Interiors townhouse explores the complex and creative design process, which the team customizes for each client.
Kristjana S Williams
Kristjana’s townhouse takes the viewer from The Great Exhibition held in Crystal Palace in 1851, to industrial London, and then into the jungles of South America. Each collage is made of thousands of pieces of paper carefully chosen from archives and photographs to create rich tapestries of extraordinary intricacy.
Lasvit’s doll’s house showcases the Neverending Glory collection by designers Jan Plechac and Henry Wielgus. The crystal façade draws inspiration from crystal designs within a selection of famous theatres and opera houses. The townhouse pays tribute to the brand’s crystal craft, mastery and passion for beauty.
Meissen is one of the oldest and most internationally known German brands, renowned for being the first European hard-paste porcelain producer. The brand’s rich history is showcased here, from Albrecht’s Castle where it all began, to the trademark crossed blue swords and the legendary Onion pattern first painted in 1739.
Reflex demonstrates its groundbreaking glassworking abilities, including the latest marble glass technique, in this townhouse. Drawing on an under-the-sea setting, red coral and marine life surround the exterior, showcasing the brand’s intricate and meticulous craftsmanship.
Celebrating a quintessential British material perfected over two centuries ago, Richard Brendon’s classic Reflect collection is brought to life in his townhouse, where antique saucers, missing their other halves, are paired with platinum and gold reflective cups.
Discover a miniature hotel reflecting British craft, style and luxury. Savoir Beds’ townhouse hosts faithful replicas of its designs, including the powder-pink Amelia, upholstered in Divina by Kvadrat. The exterior, in midnight black with a London skyline traced in gold, hints at nightfall - and the promise of sumptuous sleep.
Sonder Livings’ townhouse is furnished with faithful replicas made by some of the interiors industry’s most celebrated contemporary designers. From modern statements to heritage-inspired designs, each Sonder Living piece is a testament to originality, craftsmanship and a bold design philosophy.
Timothy Dunn’s bespoke candle collections are made from a unique blend of wax tried and tested over many years to ensure a lasting fragrance and an even burn. Enter the captivating world of Timothy Dunn with his scented townhouse, bursting with colours, fragrances and sounds.