A discussion around how designers and architects can work together fruitfully, the challenges experienced and offering hints and tips to ensure your relationships work well in future.
Editor of House and Garden magazine, Hatta Byng will lead a conversation with Interior Designer of the Year Beata Heuman.
Let’s shatter the illusions about digitally produced décor in particular digitally produced wallcoverings. Why is this the future, what are the unique benefits this can bring to your business and how to get started. Hosted by HP Inc, with a panel of experts from the world of interior design and a UK leading digital wallcovering manufacturer.
In an age of ‘Co-’ everything, from living to working, how do we use design to translate a collective culture, whilst still appealing to individuals too. Hosted by eporta, this panel discussion will explore why ‘Co-’ is the prefix of the moment, examples of when it works and when it hasn’t and whether collaboration is a fad or here to stay.
Acclaimed interior designer, former BIID President and judge on BBC2's The Great Interior Design Challenge Daniel Hopwood shares his thoughts on and experiences transforming white box new build homes into something bursting with personal style worth talking about. Daniel's portfolio of residential clients includes a number ofyoung couples, bachelors and successful downsizers looking to make a soulless new build property into a home. Recent success stories include projects featured in Elle Decoration, Living Etc, The Times, The Telegraph and Robb Report.
The panel will discuss the benefits and challenges of working internationally including topics such as legal, travel and logistics, supplier networks and budgets offering advice to the audience from their own experience.
Acclaimed designers will give their views on how to ensure each project is unique
How do top interior creatives build brands (sometimes from scratch) for themselves and others?
Exploring the essential elements of establishing and maintaining a successful interiors brand join our panel of industry insiders- International Interior Designer Jeffrey Beers , Hannah Thistlewaite Senior Buyer Heal's , Emerging Product Designer Sebastian Cox and David Mottershead MD/Founder of Little Greene Paint. Sharing insight into their influences, inspiration and vision find out how creativity keeps their brands fresh and relevant . Chaired by Interiors Stylist and Brand Consultant Emilio Pimentel-Reid.
A discussion about the growing trend of interior designers that are diversifying into product design
Social media has impacted all our lives and design practices are no exception. Clients are increasingly aware of the power of social media and this has changed the dynamic between them and the designers they work with. Whether it is private clients getting more involved in sourcing and design decisions, or commercial clients who want their projects to maximise their potential on social media channels - designers must factor in these influences in their day-to-day work. We talk to three leading designers about maximising the benefits and minimising the disruptive impact that social media is increasingly bringing to the workplace.
In this discussion, chaired by BIID President Gilly Craft, panellists will discuss the essential job of establishing and truly understanding a client brief. They will explore the importance of establishing exactly what the client requires at the earliest stage in the design process and interrogating the brief so that expectations match the results of the finished project.
Jess and Kate will give an overview of how to start working with influencers and successfully engage their audience with your business
Tricia Guild, O.B.E., will talk candidly to Elle Decoration's Executive Editor, Ben Spriggs, about Designers Guild, her love of colour and pattern as well as her work for the charity, Maggie's.
Country Life's interiors editor, Giles Kime, will talk with representatives of leading specialists in country house projects including Artichoke, Armstrong Water Monopoly, Weldon, Yiangou, Linley and Artorius Faber and will discuss how they are creating buildings and interiors for the next generation.
Colour is at the heart of soulful design – and knowing how and when to use is the secret to creating a successful scheme. Editorial director Sarah Spiteri joins contemporary textile artist Ptolemy Mann and interior designers Nicole Salvesen and Emma Pocock to throw the spotlight onto the world of colour, sharing their wealth of experience to offer both inspiration and insight. You will learn how to incorporate both strong and neutral hues into a space, where to look for style ideas and when to be playful to create an original and individual interior.
A lively conversation between architects and interior designers about how we could design our homes to suit our changing lifestyles. During this talk led by Houzz, the world's leading platform for home renovation and design, we will explore materials, technology, wellness and more, as we predict how our homes might look in the future.
Following last year’s sell-out session (there wasn’t even standing room!), Camberyard’s Polly Williams is bringing together a different group of Camberyard Collective members to discuss the practical, day-to-day realities of running your own design business.
As The Designers’ Advisor at the multi-award winning Camberyard, Polly specialises in offering mentoring and business development advice to interior design professionals. She also brings these brands and designers together through her thriving Camberyard Collective, running a regular series of events. With 12 years’ experience advising an interior design studio in London and several years at Camberyard’s helm, Polly is a champion networker and knows how to launch a company and make it a success.
Be inspired as she and her panel from the Camberyard Collective discuss key business and marketing strategies for establishing and running your own interiors business. The panel, comprised of three interior designers and a brand, will discuss how to develop your USP, market your business in an ever-changing industry and find your target clients via creative collaborations and social media. If you’re passionate about interior design and launching and growing a successful business, don’t miss this valuable – and lively – talk.
Colour Hive Limited, the colour experts behind MIX Magazine, present an inspirational seminar profiling four key colour stories for Autumn Winter 2019/20, Wild, Story, Solace, and Vibe, . Based on this forecast, Hannah Malein will explore how these trends will inform our choices, inspire design concepts and influence material and surface applications for the decorative market.
How lighting can complement any interior and advice on how best to use it