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de Le Cuona's new flagship store marks 25 years of this international luxury brand with its famous interior fabrics and lifestyle collections. Located in one of London's most exciting and established design districts.

The store captures the spirit of Bernie de Le Cuona, her passion for textiles and travel, culture and contrast. It reflects the de Le Cuona ethos of a natural sustainable luxury for interior textiles.


44 Pimlico Road
London
SW1W 8LP

 

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SILK FOR INTERIORS

de Le Cuona introduces silk for interiors, crafted from the world’s finest fibres.

Explore the range of our Cleopatra and Hermitage silk fabrics

 

HERMITAGE

This jacquard weave is a traditional Brocatelle design with an abstract pattern. The finest silk from China and softest wool from Australia combine with linen in this luxurious, reversible fabric.

Explore colour ways

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CLEOPATRA

Resembling molten lava, this heavy yet soft and floppy linen and silk fabric is simple and elegant. A double width washable fabric, it would be perfect for bedroom or drawing room curtains and would look great mixed with linens.

Explore colour ways

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Silk for Interiors by de Le Cuona


NEW HOME ACCESSORIES - JAPAN COLLECTION

Each piece is created using ancient techniques but with a contemporary sensibility.
Reminiscent of old Japanese textures and textiles, these designs are of the highest quality and use the finest wool, linen and silk fibres.

Exclusively available in our Chelsea Harbour showroom only.

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NEW FABRIC COLLECTION LAUNCH 2018

WANDERLUST

18th September, 2018
11am - 12pm

de Le Cuona Showroom, Design Centre

de Le Cuona launches the Wanderlust collection of the most luxurious fabrics imaginable. The designs are inspired by travel and the noble and rare fibres sourced from all around the world.  Experience these indulgent and innovative textures while learning about the materials and techniques behind each creation. Find out how de Le Cuona Bespoke Service can turn these fine fabrics into unique interior pieces.

 

 

Bernie de Le Cuona collects inspiration from her travels. Visits to the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg and the Royal Gardens of Versailles have imbued her new Wanderlust collection with an air of elegant extravagance.  

She is also on a constant quest for outstanding quality in the field of natural fibres.  These are sourced from around the world, then spun and woven using traditional and innovative techniques by specialist European mills into the most luxurious fabrics imaginable. Beautifully soft yet durable alpaca from Peru, sumptuous cashmere from Mongolia, the best linen from Belgium and the finest, high quality wool from Australia.

LOCATION

de Le Cuona Showroom
Second Floor, North Dome
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
London, SW10 0XE, United Kingdom

 


 

 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA TRANSFORMED ONE OF OUR VELVETS

Special feature in Elle Decor US

 

We’re delighted and honored to share that our Liquid Teal velvet was highlighted in ELLE DÉCOR's September issue in its monthly feature Not For Sale. The incredible creative directors at Oscar de la Renta, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, transformed our exquisite velvet into a glamorous cape-back strapless gown. Later this year, this one-of-a-kind piece will be auctioned off to benefit a charity of the maker’s choosing.

See below for the exclusive feature.

 

 


 

POSTPONED EVENT: BERNIE DE LE CUONA AND TOM BARTLETT IN CONVERSATION WITH FIONA MCCARTHY

"MATERIALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY; CREATING A SENSORIAL ENVIRONMENT"

de Le Cuona event in new Pimlico Showroom

 

The opening of de Le Cuona's Pimlico Road showroom has been rescheduled for October 2018, which means this event date has been postponed.  We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you when the new showroom opens its doors.

 
Join Bernie de Le Cuona and Tom Bartlett in conversation on how the desire to work closely with highest quality natural materials and artisan processes brought together the collaboration of de Le Cuona with Waldo Works to create a sensorial and interactive environment – the next generation of a fabric house.

 

 

Bernie de Le Cuona commissioned Waldo Works to develop the physical embodiment of her vision for a new type of fabric house. One of tactility, deep respect for raw materials and craftsmanship partnered with innovative
thinking, in which to experience the superlative fabrics. This London Design Festival event celebrates the opening of de Le Cuona’s Pimlico Road showroom and marks 25 years of this international luxury brand with its
world-famous artisan fabrics and lifestyle collections.

 

About New de Le Cuona showroom at 44 Pimlico

The showroom is an engaging and sensorial space where the softer textures of textiles in linen, wool, silk, velvet and cashmere have a material palette backdrop of concrete, terrazzo, ironwork and pale amber resin, with the common thread of craftsmanship.

It captures the spirit of Bernie de Le Cuona, her passion for textiles and travel, culture and contrast. It reflects the de Le Cuona lifestyle – a natural, timeless, layered luxury rooted in raw sophistication with a sense of the unexpected. Arranged over two floors this immersive environment is about experiencing textiles and communicating the artisan nature of a company which selects the best fibres and works with the finest European mills. Fabrics are distinguished by their particular ‘handle’ and ‘fall’ that truly sets de Le Cuona apart.

The showroom covers 200 sq. ft. arranged over two floors.
The ground floor balances the fabric collections of exquisite quality with exclusive furniture and one-off collector pieces. Visitors are greeted by a long table with a gentle metallic patina which houses large, easy to access fabric samples alongside niches with swathes of hanging fabrics that are beautifully lit.  
The Colour Lab, a wall showing each fabric in every shade, gives a sense of the breadth and scale of the collections as well as the interactive character of this space.  Beyond are vibrant, dedicated upholstery areas showcasing extraordinary pieces sourced by Bernie de Le Cuona from Africa and around the world.

The showroom serves trade clients and retail customers. The lower ground floor is reserved for de Le Cuona bespoke and a personalised shopping service. Here livable
luxury is presented in the edit of crafted accessories including new specially woven bed linen in the de Le Cuona palette, throws in cashmere and alpaca, signature cushions, natural fibre rugs and small, ready-made pieces of upholstered furniture.

‘The Pimlico Road showroom is an incarnation of all my dreams. It showcases my fabrics and home collections all under one roof and lets me break with some of the norms within the industry and create a really exciting environment.’
Bernie de Le Cuona, founder of de Le Cuona

 ‘The process of selecting luxury fabric in a sympathetic and finely-tailored environment has been elevated into something new. Collaborating with Bernie on de Le Cuona’s showroom has been a great opportunity to celebrate the value of simplicity, honest materiality and enduring craftsmanship.’
Tom Bartlett, founder of Waldo Works

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LOCATION

de Le Cuona
44 Pimlico Road, London
SW1W 8LP

 


 

DE LE CUONA OPENING SOON NEW FLAGSHIP STORE THIS SEPTEMBER

de Le Cuona’s new flagship store at 44 Pimlico Road is set to refashion the fabric house in one of London’s most exciting and established design districts. The store marks 25 years of this international luxury brand with its world-famous couture artisan fabrics with space for the growing lifestyle collections including furniture, bed linen and interior pieces.

Bernie de Le Cuona commissioned Waldo Works to bring her unique vision of a multi-functional fabric house to reality. The brief was to create a considered, engaging and sensory space where the softer textures of textiles, furniture and accessories in linen, wool paisley, silk, velvet and cashmere have a material palette backdrop including concrete, terrazzo, ironwork and pale amber resin, with the common thread of craftsmanship.

 

 

The store captures the spirit of Bernie de Le Cuona, her passion for textiles and travel, culture and contrast. It reflects the de Le Cuona lifestyle – a natural, timeless, layered luxury rooted in raw sophistication with a sense of the unexpected. Arranged over two floors this immersive environment is about experiencing the rugged beauty and tactility of textiles and communicating the artisan nature of a company which selects the best fibres and works with the finest specialist European mills. Fabrics are meticulously crafted and distinguished by their particular ‘handle’ and ‘fall’ that truly sets de Le Cuona apart.

 

The store space covers 200 sq. ft. arranged over two floors.


The ground floor balances the fabric collections of exquisite quality with exclusive furniture and one-off collector pieces. Visitors are greeted by a long table with a gentle metallic patina which houses large, easy to access fabric samples alongside niches with swathes of hanging fabrics that are beautifully lit. 

 

The Colour Lab, a wall showing each fabric in every shade, gives a sense of the breadth and scale of the collections as well as the interactive character of this space.  Beyond are vibrant, dedicated upholstery areas showcasing extraordinary pieces sourced by Bernie de Le Cuona from Africa and around the world.

The store serves trade clients and retail customers. The lower ground floor is reserved for de Le Cuona bespoke and a personalised shopping service.

Livable luxury is presented in the edit of crafted accessories including new specially woven bed linen in the de Le Cuona palette, throws in cashmere and alpaca, signature cushions, natural fibre rugs and small, ready-made pieces of upholstered furniture.

 

 

The Pimlico Road store is an incarnation of all my dreams. It showcases my fabrics and home collections all under one roof and lets me break with some of the norms within the industry and create a really exciting environment.’ - Bernie de Le Cuona, founder of de Le Cuona


The process of selecting luxury fabric in a sympathetic and finely-tailored environment has been elevated into something new. Collaborating with Bernie on de Le Cuona’s showroom has been a great opportunity to celebrate the value of simplicity, honest materiality and enduring craftsmanship.’ - Tom Bartlett, founder of Waldo Works

 


 

 THE SUPER YACHT DESIGN FORUM

Tuesday, 26th June
From 9am to 3.30pm

de Le Cuona invites you to discover our NEW Summer Accessories Collection 2018.

While perusing our new collection enjoy a champagne & meringue kiss reception, with our window display inspired by The Super Yacht Design Forum.

 


DE LE CUONA CHELSEA HARBOUR SHOWROOM
Second Floor, North Dome
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
London, SW10 0XE, United Kingdom

 


 

NEW Summer Accessories Collection 2018

de Le Cuona's exclusive new accessories for the summer season are made from the finest fabrics such as rich velvet, classic paisley and natural linen, finished with fringing, hand stitching and suede trim detailing.

 


Available in our London Showroom in Chelsea Harbour or explore the whole collection online.

 


 

de Le Cuona with Walpole

We are delighted to announce that de Le Cuona has become Walpole's newest member.

Walpole is the official sector body for UK luxury. Founded in 1992 as a not-for-profit organisation, it counts more than 210 British brands in its membership and is recognised in both Westminster and Brussels. As the voice of British luxury, Walpole’s purpose is to promote, protect and develop a sector worth £32.2 billion to the UK economy and the jewel in the crown of UK business.

 

 

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de Le Cuona in DIMOREGALLERY 2018
16 - 22nd of April

We are delighted to share the images of de Le Cuona travel-inspired fabrics that were part of of the DIMOREGALLERY installation by DIMORESTUDIO for Salone del Mobile 2018. "Transfer" was based on the idea of a journey across distinct cultural ambiences and unusual aesthetic settings.

For Bernie de Le Cuona travel is the bedrock of originality and gives her designs a rich evocative identity with names often embedded in the names of her fabrics.

 

Antique Paisley - Brick

 

Buffalo - Rage

    

Grand Safari - Delta

 

Prince of Wales - Tan

     
             

     

     
     

 

Read the Architectural Digest Article and explore the best installations, collaborations and projects.

This week, designers, architects, makers, editors, and enthusiasts alike descend upon Milan for the city's Design Week, where they'll survey the latest in furniture, lighting, decor, and more.

 



 NEW FABRIC COLLECTION

RARE ALCHEMY 2018

 

 

The new collection called Rare Alchemy explores the raw beauty of natural materials with an Alchemist’s eye. Textiles are imbued with contrasting textures and tones that reflect both the elements and the hand making. Origami linen is papery dry while Artist’s Canvas is softly fluid. Naturally Organic falls luxuriously and Pencil Sketch tracings of pattern. Colours take a cue from nature with accents of red earth, veld green and lake blue.

 

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ARTISTS' RETREAT INSTALLATION

de Le Cuona celebrates art, interiors and sustainability with Artists' Retreat Installation

Paris: 18 - 22 January 2018
London: 25 - 1 February 2018

The Artists’ Retreat installation was a great success at Paris Deco Off, with generous support from all our visitors. Thank you to everyone who purchased a painting, cushion and linen bag as 100% of the proceeds will go to the Marine Conservation Society. This installation now moves to London with a final opportunity to view and purchase pieces at our Chelsea Harbour showroom where the Artists’ Retreat installation is on display from the 25th January - 1st of February.

Share your experience with the world:  #DELECUONA   #ARTISTSRETREAT

 

CHARITY CAMPAIGN:
DE LE CUONA LINEN BAGS AND EXHIBITION ARTWORK

de Le Cuona has made linen tote bags from offcuts to support the idea of Zero Waste, which further supports sustainability by protecting the environment.

The artwork, accessories and bags created for the installation will be available to purchase.

All proceeds will be donated to the Marine Conservation Society

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ARTWORKS:

 

    

REBECCA HARPER 

As they break from the big blue 

Rebecca Harper lives and works in London. Her work is in private and public Collections internationally, including the Ruth Borchard Collection, The Ullens Collection, The Royal Collections, Windsor Castle and The Moritz Hyman Collection and Dumfries House.                          

                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

                                                  

            

KID CRAYON

Plastic Soup

Kid Crayon is an Urban contemporary painter based in Bristol. His work is a combination of energetic splats and drips married with richly detailed illustrations.The artwork he produces acts as a commentary on contemporary society, pointing the finger at immoral corporations and confronting issues like alcoholism, over-dependence on technology and now ocean conservation.

Inspiration:
The qualities of the dark navy linen provided an ideal ground for a night scene; Depicted is the Turtle conservation work that goes on in Trinidad's coastlines. The leatherback turtles were near to extinction but one man persuaded his community to help safeguard the lives of thousands of turtles.  

 

 

 

 

Inspiration:
When you read that we are contaminating our oceans with 10 million metric tons of plastic, annually, equating to 700 billion plastic bottles a year, it's hard to avoid painting an ocean scene that doesn't include plastic elements. The complex eco-system in the ocean in being greatly affected by human interference through plastic waste, pollution and over fishing. This is not only a threat to marine life, but also our own health. The recent release of Blue Planet II on television has thrust ocean conservation into the conversation. I wanted to create a painting that showed my solidarity with Blue Planet’s ethos, as well as shedding more light on this global issue.

 

 

CHRIS WRIGHT

The Fabric of the Universe

Chris’s work is an exploration of the expressive movements of nature. “With every piece, I wish to allow the viewers eyes and mind to dance across the canvas and find their spiritual connection.”

 

 

CLAIRE JONES

Reflecting: Lost Landscapes

Claire lives and works in London.
Her professional work in both an
architectural and interior practice, has taught her to consider context,
balance, scale, aesthetics and
composition. When combined and applied, these elements can fabricate a piece of art that is rich, organic and can engender a sense of wonder.

Inspiration:
Forests make life possible yet nearly half of the world’s forests have been destroyed by man. We have become disconnected with nature and increasingly connected with technology. Our relationship with all living things can be rekindled by understanding that we are part of nature.

 

 

Inspiration:
A compressed winter is depicted, and the palette of a lost autumn emerges against elongated and foggy reflections of verdure below. The fog interweaves mountains, forests and fauna evoking wilder, more extreme weather conditions creating space to consider the fragmented seasonal transitions we experience.

 

 

 

 

 

PHOEBE KENNEDY

Faces of Air

Phoebe is a young artist living
and working in London where she is currently studying portraiture at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art and is a creative director in a small business.

       

 

 

AMELIA CALVERLEY-ROWLAND

Multifarious Tendrils

Amelia is a current MA Fine Art student from Birmingham City University. Compelled by capturing biodiversity and layers of life, creating worlds of imaginary creatures.

Inspiration:
We need to consider the beauty of air which needs to be conserved from
pollution and particulates!

 

 

 

 

Inspiration:
The inner life of a rock/tidal pool is compelling. I have explored what may be living below the surface of the water, and have used the wonderful deep colour of the canvas to show a diverse range of organisms. The mimic octopus is renowned for blending in with its surroundings; I wanted to capture a creature that was slowly sinking into the fabric world, the gold glistening as it departed.

 

 

 

 

ELLEN MERCHANT

Artemis

Ellen is a London based painter and textile designer. In her work she translates the elegance of traditional decorative design in a new way for a modern audience. Her botanical compositions are playful and injected with life through her love of vivid colour.

 

 

JOY HINDMOOR

Rainforest of the Ocean

Joy Hindmoor is an artist who is fascinated by the creation of patterns through shape and formation. She is currently studying BA (Hons) Fine Art at Leeds Arts University.

Inspiration:
Ellen draws from eclectic influences which often include folklore and poetry, nature and heritage. In her piece for de Le Cuona, Ellen has painted free-hand on a drape. Her design was inspired by a piece of 17th Century Oriental embroidery.

 

 

 

Inspiration:
Taking inspiration from the natural world, Joy focuses mainly on natural patterning within plants, shells, bacterial patterning etc. For this particular piece, she focused on coral reefs. Not only do coral reefs contain the most diverse ecosystems on the planet but they also protect coastlines from the damaging effects of wave action and tropical storms; providing habitats and shelter for many marine organisms.

 

 

                                                                           

 

CHARLOTTE GURRAN

Outside Interior

I am a Fine Artist and Interior Designer based in the North West. My artistic practice values nature and devotes its meaning to protecting it.

 

 

 

NEDRET PEKCAN

Winter Fable

Nedret was born in Bulgaria, and studied at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul where she received a BFA degree in painting.
She moved to Spain to study at the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha-Belles Artes and currently lives and works between London and Istanbul. She uses contradiction between realism and abstraction. Specifically inspired by notion of time, colour and portraits.

Inspiration:
Using natural data which is recorded in the landscape, this data takes the form of lines, which establishes the organic forms that exist within the work.

 

 

Inspiration:
These pieces refer to nature and forest animals. It portrays the transition in seasons. Winter fades in, between the colours. A misty atmosphere, watching the changing nature from cold, to warm colours. These all create a smooth harmony on compositions.

 

 

 


NEW VIDEO. LUXURY REVISITED WITH BERNIE DE LE CUONA, LUCIA VAN DER POST & HELEN BROCKLEBANK

Bernie de Le Cuona creates quiet but luxurious products using the best fibres and working with the finest mills worldwide. Here she discusses the evolving luxury marketplace with Lucia van der Post and Helen Brocklebank at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour showroom.

As founding editor of FT How to Spend It and Luxury columnist and editor of Country &Town House’s Great British Brands, Lucia is one of the UK’s foremost writers on luxury, travel, interiors and fashion. Helen is Walpole’s CEO, promoting the British Luxury sector at home and worldwide.

In Britain 50% of British luxury brands launched in last 30 years. For Bernie and her guests, luxury is one of the key words of our time, but one of the most elusive to define. The conversation explores what the word means today, the relationship of luxury and craft, luxury in a digital age, asks if bespoke is the new luxury and more. The discussion concludes with a trinity of words that sum up luxury, all agreeing on unique, the particular and being deeply connected to the individual.

To Bernie, the true definition of luxury is how it makes you feel both as a product and an experience.

To Lucia, luxury is charm, sophistication and great quality. A luxurious interior is deeply connected for whom it is done –that particularity and attention to detail marks out true luxury.

To Helen, luxury is enchantment, emotion and creativity. Idiosyncrasy, eccentricity and quirkiness is really pertinent to what British luxury means. This expert panel discussion is part of series of Bernie de Le Cuona in conversation events held with leading creative women – from CEOs to editors, in the world of interior design and luxury industry.

 

 


 

Bernie de Le Cuona's Live Interiors Scheming

Tuesday 19 September, 10.30am - 11.30am

de Le Cuona Showroom, Design Centre

 

Be captivated by three unique atmospheres created by Bernie de Le Cuona. Experience live interior scheming and discover the exhilarating textures of the new de Le Cuona collection.

 


de Le Cuona Showroom: Second Floor, North Dome, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, SW10 0XE

 


 

Creating The Design Vision hosted by Livingetc

Thursday 21 September, 3pm - 4pm.

TALK, Third Floor, Design Centre East.

 

 

Whether it is starting with the shell of a home, a natural raw material or a challenging space, what are the creative mechanisms and processes that designers go through to envisage the potential, mastermind a design triumph and deliver the dream? Livingetc associate editor Sarah Spiteri is joined by three leading experts – acclaimed architect Sally Mackereth of Studio Mackereth, award-winning fabric designer Bernie de Le Cuona, founder of de Le Cuona and interior designer Tiffany Duggan, founder of Studio Duggan – as they share invaluable insights and varied experiences into creating and conveying a design vision that meets their own exacting standards.

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NEW VIDEO. BERNIE DE LE CUONA IN CONVERSATION WITH LEADING CREATIVE BUSINESSWOMEN: KATHARINE POOLEY, RITA KONIG & EMMA WILLIS

Bernie de Le Cuona chairs an inspiring panel of guests at the launch of her new accessories collection held at the de Le Cuona showroom in the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Here, she is in conversation with leading, successful businesswomen in the world of interiors and fashion.
 
Rita Konig, an interior designer and columnist for House & Garden Rita decorates houses both in London and The States and started her writing career with her column ‘Rita Says’ on British Vogue.
 
Katharine Pooley is an award-winning luxury interior design, architectural design, property development, home accessories and bespoke furniture designer Her refined yet eclectic aesthetic has earned her a position as one of the most sought-after interior designers in London and commissions for landmark commercial and residential projects around the world.
 
Emma Willis, trained at Slade School of Art before starting her business designing and making men’s luxury shirts. She adheres to traditional English shirt making techniques using the finest materials sourced from Italy, Switzerland and Ireland. Clients include Royalty and tastemakers such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Craig.
 
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