Seminar Programme

English Houses
11:00 - 11:45
Seminar
Ben_Pentreath_Decorex_2016
Owner
Ben Pentreath Ltd
Christine van der Hurd in conversation with Hatta Byng
12:00 - 12:45
Hatta_Byng_Decorex_2016
Editor
House & Garden
Christine_Van_Der_Hurd_Decorex_2016
Owner
Vanderhurd
English Style on a Global Stage
13:00 - 13:45
Panel discussion
Kerryn Harper Cuss
Editor
The English Home

Editor of The English Home magazine, Kerryn Harper-Cuss, will lead the discussion on 'English Style on a Global Stage'

Designing your Future Heritage
14:00 - 14:45
Panel discussion
Sebastian_Cox_Decorex_2016
Owner
Sebastian Cox
Suzy_Hoodless_Decorex_2016
Owner
Suzy Hoodless
Corinne_Julius_Decorex_2016
Freelance Journalist
Journalist
Sean_Sutcliffe_Decorex_2016
Co-Founder
Benchmark

The commissions of today become the inheritance pieces of tomorrow.  A discussion on why and how to commission contemporary bespoke designs. As humans we are hardwired to appreciate stories, they add value and enjoyment to objects in daily use. By  commissioning works by contemporary makers, interior designers can enhance the experience of their clients and create added value to their projects.  

Corinne Julius, design critic, curator and the expert voice behind Decorex’s Future Heritage chairs the discussion. She is joined by Sean Sutcliffe, co-founder of Benchmark, one of the UK’s leading bespoke furniture makers; Sebastian Cox,  furniture designer and craftsman of fine objects from sustainable hardwoods and acclaimed interior designer, Suzy Hoodless. Corinne Julius says “The Duke of Devonshire always says when asked about his commissioning of contemporary craft  for Chatsworth, that the historic pieces in the collection that visitors now so enjoy, were the contemporary purchases of his predecessors.”

The panel will discuss the enjoyment and value of commissioning pieces that are the best of now in terms of design and craftsmanship and the important role of the Interior Designer in creating designs that are brave, beautiful and individual.

Seamless design from inside to out
15:00 - 15:45
Tom Pike
Architect
Giles Pike Architects
Charlotte_Rowe_Decorex_2016
Owner
Charlotte Rowe Garden Design
Rebecca_Weir_Decorex_2016
Creative Director
Light IQ

This panel will discuss how the interior designer, architect and garden designer all collaborate to create a garden the client desires. Detail and finishes are very important to create a seamless design where all the surfaces, textures, finishes, colours, resins, render, fabrics and materials all work together in seamless harmony.