Focus/18 Conversations in Design Podcasts

The Focus/18 podcasts below bring you the acclaimed Conversations in Design sessions in audio form. Get top level insights from influential figures and rising stars including, Timothy Corrigan, Allegra Hicks, Manuel Flores-Vianna, Veere Grenney, Rabih Hage, Nina Campbell, Fran Hickman, Adam Bray, Karen Howes, David Bentheim, Edward Bulmer, Jonathan Tuckey, Charles Bateson, Claire Sa, Georgina Cave, Nicola Harding, Ab Rogers, Ariane Steinbeck, Andy Yuill, Emma Masters, Hugh Leslie, and Richard McConkey.

Focus/18 celebrated creative excellence with an exhilarating six days of inspiration and experiential events. Inspired by this season’s new collections – playful, bold and confident – the show was a dynamic snapshot of the brightest and best of world-class talent.

THE PERFECT INTERIOR: OBSERVATIONS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE POND
hosted by Homes & Gardens

   
Los Angeles and Paris-based tastemaker Timothy Corrigan, Adam Bray, founder of his eponymous studio and Claire Sa, co-founder of design and architecture practice De Rosee Sa – talk to Sarah Spiteri, editorial director of Homes & Gardens, about the changing design landscape in America and the UK. Listen below:

 

PERSONAL SPACES: CREATING & CAPTURING TRUE STYLE
hosted by Cabana

 
In a rare opportunity, two renowned international tastemakers come together to offer a unique personal perspective. With an innate eye for beauty, acclaimed designer Allegra Hicks, whose eclectic textiles are recognised around the world, talks to editor-turned photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna. Expect revealing insights as Hicks and Flores-Vianna share and discuss what informs and inspires their passion to create and capture highly individual interiors. Listen below:

 

PAST PRESENT, FUTURE: REIMAGINATION AND RENEWAL

   
Three leading advocates from the worlds of design and architecture – Jonathan Tuckey, Rabih Hage and Edward Bulmer – discuss the creative challenges of working with historic buildings. Chaired by writer Charlotte Abrahams. Listen below:

 

VEERE GRENNEY: HOW I DECORATE
Hosted by House & Garden

 
Veere Grenney, one of the most respected names in English decoration, talks to House & Garden editor Hatta Byng about his unique approach to classical British design. Join him on fascinating journey that brought him to the London design scene in the 1970s, looking at the key influences in his early career and exploring the success of his design aesthetic – elegance, simplicity and comfort – which has earned him such critical acclaim. Listen below:

 

ELEGANCE AND EASE: AN EVER-EVOLVING STYLE
Hosted by Country Life

 
Nina Campbell, the doyenne of British interior design, is defined by her wit, flair and unparalleled versatility. In conversation with Giles Kime, interiors editor and author of a new book about Nina, she offers an exclusive glimpse into some never-been-seen-before projects, which span the globe from high profiles commissions in New York and Los Angeles to a pied-a-terre in Rome. Listen below:

 

HOTELS SET SAIL
Hosted by Sleeper

   
The hospitality industry is evolving unlike ever before. Sleeper editor Catherine Martin speaks to Andy Yuill, managing director of SMC Design, Ariane Steinbeck, managing director of RPW Design and Emma Masters, associate, Richmond International to discuss the challenges and opportunities of designing hotels on water, and find what seafaring vessels can learn from their static, landlocked counterparts. Listen below:

 

INFLUENCES AND INFLUENCERS

   
In a fast-paced modern world where a mix of cultural, economic and societal factors collide, three acclaimed designers – David Bentheim, founder of Bentheim, Fran Hickman of her own eponymous studio, and Karen Howes, founder and CEO of Taylor Howes – discuss the influences and influencers which have had a profound impact on their work. Moderated by design writer Henrietta Thompson. Listen below:

 

DISTINCTIVE INTERIORS: HOW TO DECORATE WITH A DIFFERENCE
Hosted by Livingetc

   
Everyone wants a home that is beautifully decorated and works effortlessly. But getting the design right is only just the start. Livingetc’s executive editor, Neil McLennan is joined by three acclaimed experts who each bring a fresh approach to decorating, with work that is creative, exciting and speaks of the client rather than the designer. Nicola Harding, founder of Harding & Read, Charles Bateson of his eponymous studio and Georgina Cave, founder of Cave Interiors, explore how they bring imaginative flair by throwing out the rule book and embracing individual style with passion and humour.  Listen below:

 

COLOURING DESIGN

   
Ab Rogers, founder of Ab Rogers Design, Richard McConkey from architecture and interiors practice, Universal Design Studio and interior designer Hugh Leslie of his eponymous studio discuss the creative challenges of working with colour. Expect engaging and animated perspectives as they share invaluable insights, revealing how they create contemporary, timeless spaces with visual impact. Moderated by Sarah Miller, CEO of Sarah Miller & Partners. Listen below: