How it all began
Design Central UK was conceived over breakfast in Chelsea Harbour. Having spent over 10 years travelling to London to visit suppliers and see new collections, we thought it made sense to bring those companies and collections to interior designers in their own location.
Starting in 2016 with only 20 companies, this has continued to grow year on year and now we have well over 100 well-known luxury interior brands.
In fact, this year at the Northwest show we have a brand-new marquee to house all those new suppliers who are keen to see you and are more than happy to travel to you.
Who we are
Design Central is run by Cath McCubbin an experienced Interior Designer. Her belief is that you should not have to pay to see prospective or current suppliers at an event and that if like her you are constantly in and out of the office, trying to find time to make appointments to see reps is not easy.
Not wanting to waste their time, by you having to dash away for some onsite emergency as soon as they arrive, she thought it would be easier to set aside a couple of days to see everyone you want, in one place.
Great care is taken in choosing the perfect locations that allow companies to display their collections in a beautiful setting. With the events growing year on year, they're ideal for finding fab new products and seeing the latest collections, these bi-annual events are ones you'll not want to miss.
Why not bring a friend or colleague and make a day of it? With fantastic freshly prepared lunches and snacks available to buy, all seated with stunning views. Providing the perfect backdrop for a leisurely lunch, and time out to discuss the best finds from the day.
“I don’t need to go to London, its brilliant”
“Never going to The Harbour or Decorex again”
“Brilliant show for us, lots of new accounts opened and new contacts made”