30th January 2019

TM Lighting joins designers of the Pimlico Road Design District, led by interior designer Douglas Mackie to create new VIP Lounge at Collect 2019

Participating brands include Collier Webb, Cox London, FBC London, Luke Irwin and Soane Britain with support from Howe London and TM Lighting

Collect: International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, presented by the Crafts Council takes place at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London from 28 February to 3 March 2019.

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (‘Grosvenor’) and a selection of brands from Belgravia’s Pimlico Road Design District, will partner with Collect 2019 to deliver its new VIP Lounge.

Recognised as one of Britain’s leading interior designers, Douglas Mackie has collaborated with Collier Webb, Cox London, FBC London, Luke Irwin and Soane Britain to curate a richly textured and coloured room. Additional brands supporting the partnership include Howe London and TM Lighting.

With texture and craft at its heart, visitors to the VIP Lounge can expect a more luxurious space that feels like a private club, in contrast to the rest of the fair. The space will feature handcrafted works which have been specifically created the participating designers.

TM Lighting is pleased to collaborate with designers of Belgravia’s Pimlico Road to illuminate the pieces and designs within the space drawing focus and attention to the tones and fabrics within the Lounge using their high colour rendition LED GalleryOneFifty spotlights.

Presented by the Crafts Council, the 15th edition of Collect takes place at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London from 28 February to 3 March 2019.  Collect features over 40 international galleries, each curating their own stands to sell work made in the last five years by the world’s leading living artists and designers. The fair also presents Collect Open, a platform for ambitious, conceptual craft-led installations by individual artists and collectives.

Forming part of Grosvenor’s London estate, Pimlico Road is one of the capital’s most important design districts, showcasing inspiring design, interiors and lifestyle brands with best in-class craftsmanship, authenticity and style. The district is home to flagship stores for some of the world’s most renowned design brands, including the Collect supporters, as well as Howe London, Linley, Rose Uniacke and Robert Kime.

Douglas Mackie, Douglas Mackie Design, said: “The Collect VIP Lounge will bring together some of the most prestigious brands from Pimlico Road, each with craftsmanship at their core, and present a cohesive scheme that celebrates the  strengths and the diversity of this internationally renowned design district. The room is conceived as a richly textured and deeply comfortable club-like space, with luxury as its defining characteristic.”

Paul O’Grady, South Belgravia Director, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “We are proud to partner with Collect to showcase the true craftsmanship of one of London’s most important design communities.  Pimlico Road does not just bear the names of famous designers; it is one where visitors can meet the designers and makers behind these esteemed brands.”

Isobel Dennis, Fair Director, Collect said: “The Crafts Council is delighted to have the support of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland for Collect, its international art fair for modern craft and design.  Grosvenor’s commitment to contemporary craft and design, through the growth of the Pimlico Road Design District and its support of Collect, is vital in reinforcing the UK as a world leader in this field.” About Grosvenor Britain & Ireland www.grosvenor.com About the Pimlico Road Design District www.pimlicoroaddesigndistrict.com About Douglas Mackie Design www.douglasmackie.com About the Crafts Council www.collect2019.org.uk