Ben will take the audience through his exploration of English homes, both in London and the country. With a book of the same title just released, Ben will give an insight into how the homes vary greatly in architecture but all have in common a peculiarly English style.
Ben will be selling and signing his book, 'English Houses' straight after the seminar
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.
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.