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.

Hand-picked venues


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.

For visitors


​Design Central aims to make your day an enjoyable and constructive one.


With all your favourite suppliers in one place, we help you by offering, free entry, free parking and a comprehensive show guide that can be used as a resource after the event. Tea, coffee and water are all available free of charge.

Why not treat yourself courtesy of the gorgeous Jo Malone team? Available throughout our 2-day events.

For exhibitors

Become part of this popular, fast-growing event

Place your brand front and centre


Develop new partnerships/business


Network with fellow exhibitors


Tap into the popular SW and NW markets


“A very inspiring day held in beautiful surroundings. Great to see so many exhibitors closer to home”

“If there's anything already in the diary, it's cancelled to go to this show”

“Great day out at Design Central... Beautiful venue and fantastic fabric exhibitors. Discovered new designers I love and will blog about them soon!”

Design Central Southwest

Dates and Times for 2023



Rockbeare Manor, Nr. Exeter


Design Central Northwest

27th September 2022 10am - 5pm

28th September 2022 10am - 4:30pm

Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire