Harrods Interiors to make its presence felt at INDEX 2017
Harrods Interiors is a premium-quality bespoke service, which helps clients realise their interior dreams, with luxury products sourced from the store as well as through an enviable directory of specialist external suppliers and craftsmen. With a hand-picked team of passionate interior and architectural designers, all housed within a specially commissioned design studio, Harrods Interiors continues to evolve, delivering innovative original interior design. Letitia Taylor, Head of Harrods Interiors, and her team travel the world to discover new trends and source the highest quality fabrics and products to create interiors that not only deliver on function but also inspire the senses.
Taylor, having recently taking over at Head of Harrods Interiors, has over more than 15 years’ experience in luxury interiors, having previously been a senior member of the Harrods Home buying team. In that role, Taylor worked closely with Director of Home, Annalise Fard, on the redevelopment of Harrods Home and Furniture departments, helping to shape Harrods Home into the design hub that it is today. Taylor plans to put Harrods Interiors firmly on the interior design map.
“Our design team place importance on understanding the feel of a space in order to craft the correct composition of materials, colours, fabrics, accessories and artistic lighting,” Taylor says. “It’s something that Harrods as a business has down to a fine art, and within the design studio, we cultivate and build on that ability to take it to the next level.”
Harrods Interiors has a dynamic portfolio of projects under its belt with many upcoming projects at varying stages of completion. These include an exciting collaborative project in The Faqra Club, Beirut, one of the world’s first private ski clubs, an interior concept for premium apartments at the luxury lifestyle resort and super yacht marina, Portonovi, set in the very heart of the Adriatic as well as a boutique hotel in Cyprus due to launch Spring 2018. Other upcoming projects at varying stages of completion include a modern family home in Beijing, a contemporary summer villa in Catalunya, with a design brief to create “a cool, holiday Ibiza vibe,” as well a glamorous estate in Somerset whilealso expanding its portfolio into the Middle East with the interior design of a private residence in Dubai’s City Walk, a luxury outdoor concept in the heart of Jumeirah.
INDEX 2017, the MENA region’s biggest interiors exhibition, will this year see Harrods Interiors cement its footprint into the UAE and focus on showcasing its design expertise by creating a VIP Room at Index, Dubai that is all about speaking to a “design for the senses.” According to Taylor, guests to the VIP Room will be transported to into the heart of a lush tropical oasis. By using an exciting mix of organic materials, Harrods Interiors will create a sensory feast for our guests with the design incorporating all of the key interior and design trends. “We will be creating a visual spectacle by using the intense colours of lush nature with visual references to the wild,” says Taylor.
At INDEX, Harrods Interiors will be unveiling a selection of its Harrods of London furniture collection at its VIP Suite, making this the first time that these pieces have been viewed outside of London. In addition to this exceptional range of furniture, Harrods Interiors have collaborated with De Gournay, the pre-eminent creators of bespoke, hand-painted wallpaper to create an exclusive range of wallpaper inspired by the renowned interior design of Harrods. Inspired by Harrods’ Art Deco architecture, this collection has been made with new and innovative techniques to be sold exclusively at Harrods, for a limited period. Guests at the Index VIP suite will be the first to view this exciting collaboration.