Focus/19 Design Event – Speakers

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN 

Visitors can get top level insights at a carefully curated programme of design talks and panel discussions on the main stage with influential figures as well as rising stars. The line-up features a variety of international speakers from the world of luxury interior design, who can be seen below. All of these events will take place in Talk Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome – book your tickets online.

WORKSHOPS

Find out what inspires the best in the business, and what goes on behind the scenes, at a series of Design Workshops, Trend Talks and Personal Shopping workshops; all of which are taking place in the showrooms.

Staffan Tollgård

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - A SHARED ETHOS – COLLABORATIVE DESIGN
Sunday 15 September, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Exploring the power of a collaborative spirit, an internationally renowned panel discuss the merit of creative partnerships, shining a light on craftsmanship.

Sarah Miller, luxury brand ambassador of the Wall St Journal, talks to Andrew Winch, founder and creative director of Winch Design, Ann Grafton, managing director and creative director of GP&J Baker, Staffan Tollgård, co-founder of Staffan Tollgård Design Group and Dr Thalia Kennedy, creative director of Turquoise Mountain, to understand the impact of cultivating relationships with designers, artisans and manufacturers across the world.

Sharing a passion for exquisite workmanship and a common goal to create a beautifully designed product, discover the significance of a collective approach. Followed by drinks in Summit Furniture.

Anna Beeber

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY: INSPIRED DESIGN DESTINATIONS
Wednesday 18 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Three visionaries explore the role of design in creating luxury hotel and residential spaces that fuse originality, imagination, hospitality and discovery. Paolo Moschino, interior designer and owner of Nicholas Haslam Ltd, Anna Beeber, partner at New York-based design practice Champalimaud and Bryan O’Sullivan, founder of Bryan O’Sullivan Studio, talk to travel editor Lisa Grainger about how they create sought-after destinations.

Expect an insightful, well-travelled journey as they cross the globe, from an ethereal castle in Ireland, beach escapes in The Bahamas and Ibiza, elegant hotels in New York, Sicily and the West Indies and idyllic dream homes in LA and Puerto Rico.

Charu Gandhi

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - DESIGN SPOTLIGHT: BUILDING AN INTERIORS BRAND
Hosted by Livingetc
Thursday 19 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Design Space, Third Floor, South Dome

Whether a thriving design studio, a recently established start-up or if the business idea is still a dream, a panel of acclaimed interior designers share their entrepreneurial advice, design tips and the important lessons they have learnt building their own businesses. 

Charu Gandhi, founder and director of Elicyon, Kate Guinness, founder of her eponymous studio and Nicholas Spencer, co-founder of Spencer & Wedekind, share personal experiences and perspectives from managing global projects and responding to a client’s brief to running a growing team and working with a loved one. Join executive editor Pip McCormac and learn how to take your business to the next level.

Bryan O’Sullivan

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY: INSPIRED DESIGN DESTINATIONS
Wednesday 18 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Three visionaries explore the role of design in creating luxury hotel and residential spaces that fuse originality, imagination, hospitality and discovery. Paolo Moschino, interior designer and owner of Nicholas Haslam Ltd, Anna Beeber, partner at New York-based design practice Champalimaud and Bryan O’Sullivan, founder of Bryan O’Sullivan Studio, talk to travel editor Lisa Grainger about how they create sought-after destinations.

Expect an insightful, well-travelled journey as they cross the globe, from an ethereal castle in Ireland and beach escapes in The Bahamas and Ibiza to elegant hotels in New York, Sicily and the West Indies and idyllic dream homes in LA and Puerto Rico.

Kate Guinness

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - DESIGN SPOTLIGHT: BUILDING AN INTERIORS BRAND
Hosted by Livingetc
Thursday 19 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Design Space, Third Floor, South Dome

Whether a thriving design studio, a recently established start-up or if the business idea is still a dream, a panel of acclaimed interior designers share their entrepreneurial advice, design tips and the important lessons they have learnt building their own businesses.

Charu Gandhi, founder and director of Elicyon, Kate Guinness, founder of her eponymous studio and Nicholas Spencer, co-founder of Spencer & Wedekind, share personal experiences and perspectives from managing global projects and responding to a client’s brief to running a growing team and working with a loved one. Join executive editor Pip McCormac and learn how to take your business to the next level

Dr Thalia Kennedy

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - A SHARED ETHOS – COLLABORATIVE DESIGN
Sunday 15 September, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Exploring the power of a collaborative spirit, an internationally renowned panel discuss the merit of creative partnerships, shining a light on craftsmanship.

Sarah Miller, luxury brand ambassador of the Wall St Journal, talks to Andrew Winch, founder and creative director of Winch Design, Ann Grafton, managing director and creative director of GP&J Baker, Staffan Tollgård, co-founder of Staffan Tollgård Design Group and Dr Thalia Kennedy, creative director of Turquoise Mountain, to understand the impact of cultivating relationships with designers, artisans and manufacturers across the world.

Sharing a passion for exquisite workmanship and a common goal to create a beautifully designed product, discover the significance of a collective approach. Followed by drinks in Summit Furniture.

Nicholas Spencer

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - DESIGN SPOTLIGHT: BUILDING AN INTERIORS BRAND
Hosted by Livingetc
Thursday 19 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Design Space, Third Floor, South Dome

Whether a thriving design studio, a recently established start-up or if the business idea is still a dream, a panel of acclaimed interior designers share their entrepreneurial advice, design tips and the important lessons they have learnt building their own businesses.

Charu Gandhi, founder and director of Elicyon, Kate Guinness, founder of her eponymous studio and Nicholas Spencer, co-founder of Spencer & Wedekind, share personal experiences and perspectives from managing global projects and responding to a client’s brief to running a growing team and working with a loved one. Join executive editor Pip McCormac and learn how to take your business to the next level.

Paolo Moschino

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY: INSPIRED DESIGN DESTINATIONS
Wednesday 18 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Three visionaries explore the role of design in creating luxury hotel and residential spaces that fuse originality, imagination, hospitality and discovery. Paolo Moschino, interior designer and owner of Nicholas Haslam Ltd, Anna Beeber, partner at New York-based design practice Champalimaud and Bryan O’Sullivan, founder of Bryan O’Sullivan Studio, talk to travel editor Lisa Grainger about how they create sought-after destinations.

Expect an insightful, well-travelled journey as they cross the globe, from an ethereal castle in Ireland, beach escapes in The Bahamas and Ibiza, elegant hotels in New York, Sicily and the West Indies and idyllic dream homes in LA and Puerto Rico.

Clare Nolan

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - JOYFUL LIVING
Friday 20 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Discover how four inspirational tastemakers bring a sense of joyfulness and wellbeing into their everyday lives. Fiona Leahy, creative director of her own event design agency, Clare Nolan, stylist, author and photographer, Clodagh McKenna, chef, cookbook author and broadcaster, and fashion editor Kim Hersov discuss how they each bring their own inimitable style to living life with authenticity, integrity, colour and fun.

Expect insights into how to make conscious lifestyle decisions when it comes to fashion, entertaining, cooking, decorating, gardening and connecting with nature, and how to be mindful when living and communicating in a modern digital age. Chaired by lifestyle journalist Fiona McCarthy.

Andrew Winch

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - A SHARED ETHOS – COLLABORATIVE DESIGN
Sunday 15 September, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Exploring the power of a collaborative spirit, an internationally renowned panel discuss the merit of creative partnerships, shining a light on craftsmanship.

Sarah Miller, luxury brand ambassador of the Wall St Journal, talks to Andrew Winch, founder and creative director of Winch Design, Ann Grafton, managing director and creative director of GP&J Baker, Staffan Tollgård, co-founder of Staffan Tollgård Design Group and Dr Thalia Kennedy, creative director of Turquoise Mountain, to understand the impact of cultivating relationships with designers, artisans and manufacturers across the world.

Sharing a passion for exquisite workmanship and a common goal to create a beautifully designed product, discover the significance of a collective approach. Followed by drinks in Summit Furniture.

Lisa Grainger

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY: INSPIRED DESIGN DESTINATIONS
Wednesday 18 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Three visionaries explore the role of design in creating luxury hotel and residential spaces that fuse originality, imagination, hospitality and discovery. Paolo Moschino, interior designer and owner of Nicholas Haslam Ltd, Anna Beeber, partner at New York-based design practice Champalimaud and Bryan O’Sullivan, founder of Bryan O’Sullivan Studio, talk to travel editor Lisa Grainger about how they create sought-after destinations.

Expect an insightful, well-travelled journey as they cross the globe, from an ethereal castle in Ireland, beach escapes in The Bahamas and Ibiza, elegant hotels in New York, Sicily and the West Indies and idyllic dream homes in LA and Puerto Rico.

Hatta Byng

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - DAVID MLINARIC: INSPIRATIONAL INTERIORS 
Hosted by House & Garden
Tuesday 17 September, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Design Space, Third Floor, South Dome

David Mlinaric, one of the most influential interior decorators of his generation, takes a fascinating journey through his 58-year career which has seen him work on an array of impressive projects the world over – from private houses for a starry client list to public buildings and galleries.

In conversation with editor Hatta Byng, he shares a personal glimpse into the changing face of interiors from the 1960s to today. A true originator with a faithful eye for historical recreation and razor-sharp attention to detail, expect insights from a design legend.

Fiona McCarthy

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - JOYFUL LIVING
Friday 20 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Discover how four inspirational tastemakers bring a sense of joyfulness and wellbeing into their everyday lives. Fiona Leahy, creative director of her own event design agency, Clare Nolan, stylist, author and photographer, Clodagh McKenna, chef, cookbook author and broadcaster, and fashion editor Kim Hersov discuss how they each bring their own inimitable style to living life with authenticity, integrity, colour and fun.

Expect insights into how to make conscious lifestyle decisions when it comes to fashion, entertaining, cooking, decorating, gardening and connecting with nature, and how to be mindful when living and communicating in a modern digital age. Chaired by lifestyle journalist Fiona McCarthy.

Ben Spriggs

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - ECLECTICISM & ECCENTRICITY: A WUNDERKIND’S AESTHETIC 
Hosted by ELLE Decoration
Thursday 19 September, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Design Space, Third Floor, South Dome

Artist and designer Luke Edward Hall has taken the design world by storm with his playful, nostalgic, charming yet sophisticated work. In conversation with editor Ben Spriggs, he explores the happy and optimistic hallmarks of his aesthetic, which embraces an exuberant colour palette and whimsical and romantic themes.

Fiona Leahy

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - JOYFUL LIVING
Friday 20 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Discover how four inspirational tastemakers bring a sense of joyfulness and wellbeing into their everyday lives. Fiona Leahy, creative director of her own event design agency, Clare Nolan, stylist, author and photographer, Clodagh McKenna, chef, cookbook author and broadcaster, and fashion editor Kim Hersov discuss how they each bring their own inimitable style to living life with authenticity, integrity, colour and fun.

Expect insights into how to make conscious lifestyle decisions when it comes to fashion, entertaining, cooking, decorating, gardening and connecting with nature, and how to be mindful when living and communicating in a modern digital age. Chaired by lifestyle journalist Fiona McCarthy.

Suzy Hoodless

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - THOUGHTFUL DESIGN AND CURATED SPACES
Hosted by Homes & Gardens
Sunday 15 September, 11.30-12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Three of today’s most interesting and relevant tastemakers Suzy Hoodless, Susie Atkinson and Flora Soames share insights into creating beautifully curated interiors with editorial director, Sarah Spiteri. This renowned panel of designers work across both residential and commercial spaces with a shared interest in context, colour and confidence.

Throwing the spotlight on design for today and for tomorrow, a considered approach will be a strong thread of the session, alongside the role of art and story-telling, the trend for bespoke and the significance of architectural history in design concepts. With an all-female line-up, the conversation will also extend to the role and position of women in the interior design industry.

Susie Atkinson

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - THOUGHTFUL DESIGN AND CURATED SPACES
Hosted by Homes & Gardens
Sunday 15 September, 11.30-12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Three of today’s most interesting and relevant tastemakers Suzy Hoodless, Susie Atkinson and Flora Soames share insights into creating beautifully curated interiors with editorial director, Sarah Spiteri. This renowned panel of designers work across both residential and commercial spaces with a shared interest in context, colour and confidence.

Throwing the spotlight on design for today and for tomorrow, a considered approach will be a strong thread of the session, alongside the role of art and story-telling, the trend for bespoke and the significance of architectural history in design concepts. With an all-female line-up, the conversation will also extend to the role and position of women in the interior design industry.

Dominic Bradbury

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - THE TAILORED HOME
Tuesday 17 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Anthony Collett and Andrzej Zarzycki, founding partners of Collett-Zarzycki, explore an extraordinary 30-year design portfolio. From London townhouses to Tuscan retreats, every project is defined by a bespoke aesthetic, distinguished by originality and individuality, and informed by an emphasis on craftsmanship, materiality and timeless elegance.

In conversation with Dominic Bradbury, journalist and author of The Tailored Home, a new book about their work, discover the inspirations and influences that have shaped their unique approach working together.

Luke Edward Hall

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - ECLECTICISM & ECCENTRICITY: A WUNDERKIND’S AESTHETIC 
Hosted by ELLE Decoration
Thursday 19 September, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Design Space, Third Floor, South Dome

Artist and designer Luke Edward Hall has taken the design world by storm with his playful, nostalgic, charming yet sophisticated work. In conversation with editor Ben Spriggs, he explores the happy and optimistic hallmarks of his aesthetic, which embraces an exuberant colour palette and whimsical and romantic themes.

Natalia Miyar

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - HINTERLAND: DESIGN INFLUENCES
Hosted by Vanity Fair
Monday 16 September, 3pm-4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Interior designers are often credited with a particular design aesthetic, but to what extent is it shaped by early influences, both geographical and cultural?  Join a trio of international panellists, Natalia Miyar, founder of her eponymous atelier, Fiona Barratt-Campbell, founder of Fiona Barratt Interiors and Hubert Zandberg, founder of Hubert Zandberg Interiors as they reveal the formative influences behind their design DNA to Vanity Fair‘s travel editor Michelle Jana Chan.

From the rugged landscape of Northumberland to the vivid colour palettes of Miami and Cuba, the savanna grasslands and Karoo desert of South Africa, discover how a blend of culture, history and global panoramas has informed their work. 

Fiona Barratt-Campbell

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - HINTERLAND: DESIGN INFLUENCES
Hosted by Vanity Fair
Monday 16 September, 3pm-4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Interior designers are often credited with a particular design aesthetic, but to what extent is it shaped by early influences, both geographical and cultural?  Join a trio of international panellists, Natalia Miyar, founder of her eponymous atelier, Fiona Barratt-Campbell, founder of Fiona Barratt Interiors and Hubert Zandberg, founder of Hubert Zandberg Interiors as they reveal the formative influences behind their design DNA to Vanity Fair‘s travel editor Michelle Jana Chan.

From the rugged landscape of Northumberland to the vivid colour palettes of Miami and Cuba, the savanna grasslands and Karoo desert of South Africa, discover how a blend of culture, history and global panoramas has informed their work. 

Ann Grafton

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - A SHARED ETHOS – COLLABORATIVE DESIGN
A SHARED ETHOS – COLLABORATIVE DESIGN
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Exploring the power of a collaborative spirit, an internationally renowned panel discuss the merit of creative partnerships, shining a light on craftsmanship.

Sarah Miller, luxury brand ambassador of the Wall St Journal, talks to Andrew Winch, founder and creative director of Winch Design, Ann Grafton, managing director and creative director of GP&J Baker, Staffan Tollgård, co-founder of Staffan Tollgård Design Group and Dr Thalia Kennedy, creative director of Turquoise Mountain, to understand the impact of cultivating relationships with designers, artisans and manufacturers across the world. Sharing a passion for exquisite workmanship and a common goal to create a beautifully designed product, discover the significance of a collective approach. Followed by drinks in Summit Furniture.

Giles Kime

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - THE UNEXPECTED DESIGNER: THE STORY OF ST. GILES HOUSE
Hosted by Country Life
Wednesday 18 September, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Design Space, Third Floor, South Dome

A former DJ and music promoter, Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, is the unexpected saviour of his ancestral home, St. Giles House in Dorset. Unoccupied since the 1940s, the 17th century Grade I listed house was on the point of collapse before he and his wife took it on.

He describes his unconventional, yet ultimately award-winning journey to bringing the house back to life with interiors editor Giles Kime.

Sarah Spiteri

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - THOUGHTFUL DESIGN AND CURATED SPACES
Hosted by Homes & Gardens
Sunday 15 September, 11.30-12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Three of today’s most interesting and relevant tastemakers Suzy Hoodless, Susie Atkinson and Flora Soames share insights into creating beautifully curated interiors with editorial director, Sarah Spiteri. This renowned panel of designers work across both residential and commercial spaces with a shared interest in context, colour and confidence.

Throwing the spotlight on design for today and for tomorrow, a considered approach will be a strong thread of the session, alongside the role of art and story-telling, the trend for bespoke and the significance of architectural history in design concepts. With an all-female line-up, the conversation will also extend to the role and position of women in the interior design industry.

Clodagh McKenna

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - JOYFUL LIVING
Friday 20 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Discover how four inspirational tastemakers bring a sense of joyfulness and wellbeing into their everyday lives. Fiona Leahy, creative director of her own event design agency, Clare Nolan, stylist, author and photographer, Clodagh McKenna, chef, cookbook author and broadcaster, and fashion editor Kim Hersov discuss how they each bring their own inimitable style to living life with authenticity, integrity, colour and fun.

Expect insights into how to make conscious lifestyle decisions when it comes to fashion, entertaining, cooking, decorating, gardening and connecting with nature, and how to be mindful when living and communicating in a modern digital age. Chaired by lifestyle journalist Fiona McCarthy.

Flora Soames

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - THOUGHTFUL DESIGN AND CURATED SPACES
Hosted by Homes & Gardens
Sunday 15 September, 11.30-12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Three of today’s most interesting and relevant tastemakers Suzy Hoodless, Susie Atkinson and Flora Soames share insights into creating beautifully curated interiors with editorial director, Sarah Spiteri. This renowned panel of designers work across both residential and commercial spaces with a shared interest in context, colour and confidence.

Throwing the spotlight on design for today and for tomorrow, a considered approach will be a strong thread of the session, alongside the role of art and story-telling, the trend for bespoke and the significance of architectural history in design concepts. With an all-female line-up, the conversation will also extend to the role and position of women in the interior design industry.

Anthony Collett

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - THE TAILORED HOME
Tuesday 17 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Anthony Collett and Andrzej Zarzycki, founding partners of Collett-Zarzycki, explore an extraordinary 30-year design portfolio. From London townhouses to Tuscan retreats, every project is defined by a bespoke aesthetic, distinguished by originality and individuality, and informed by an emphasis on craftsmanship, materiality and timeless elegance.

In conversation with Dominic Bradbury, journalist and author of The Tailored Home, a new book about their work, discover the inspirations and influences that have shaped their unique approach working together.

Andrzej Zarzycki

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - THE TAILORED HOME
Tuesday 17 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Anthony Collett and Andrzej Zarzycki, founding partners of Collett-Zarzycki, explore an extraordinary 30-year design portfolio. From London townhouses to Tuscan retreats, every project is defined by a bespoke aesthetic, distinguished by originality and individuality, and informed by an emphasis on craftsmanship, materiality and timeless elegance.

In conversation with Dominic Bradbury, journalist and author of The Tailored Home, a new book about their work, discover the inspirations and influences that have shaped their unique approach working together.

Hubert Zandberg

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - HINTERLAND: DESIGN INFLUENCES
Hosted by Vanity Fair
Monday 16 September, 3pm-4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Interior designers are often credited with a particular design aesthetic, but to what extent is it shaped by early influences, both geographical and cultural?  Join a trio of international panellists, Natalia Miyar, founder of her eponymous atelier, Fiona Barratt-Campbell, founder of Fiona Barratt Interiors and Hubert Zandberg, founder of Hubert Zandberg Interiors as they reveal the formative influences behind their design DNA to Vanity Fair‘s travel editor Michelle Jana Chan.

From the rugged landscape of Northumberland to the vivid colour palettes of Miami and Cuba, the savanna grasslands and Karoo desert of South Africa, discover how a blend of culture, history and global panoramas has informed their work.

Michelle Jana Chan

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - HINTERLAND: DESIGN INFLUENCES
Hosted by Vanity Fair
Monday 16 September, 3pm-4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Interior designers are often credited with a particular design aesthetic, but to what extent is it shaped by early influences, both geographical and cultural?  Join a trio of international panellists, Natalia Miyar, founder of her eponymous atelier, Fiona Barratt-Campbell, founder of Fiona Barratt Interiors and Hubert Zandberg, founder of Hubert Zandberg Interiors as they reveal the formative influences behind their design DNA to Vanity Fair‘s travel editor Michelle Jana Chan.

From the rugged landscape of Northumberland to the vivid colour palettes of Miami and Cuba, the savanna grasslands and Karoo desert of South Africa, discover how a blend of culture, history and global panoramas has informed their work.

Pip McCormac

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - DESIGN SPOTLIGHT: BUILDING AN INTERIORS BRAND
Hosted by Livingetc
Thursday 19 September, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Design Space, Third Floor, South Dome

Whether a thriving design studio, a recently established start-up or if the business idea is still a dream, a panel of acclaimed interior designers share their entrepreneurial advice, design tips and the important lessons they have learnt building their own businesses.

Charu Gandhi, founder and director of Elicyon, Kate Guinness, founder of her eponymous studio and Nicholas Spencer, co-founder of Spencer & Wedekind, share personal experiences and perspectives from managing global projects and responding to a client’s brief to running a growing team and working with a loved one. Join executive editor Pip McCormac and learn how to take your business to the next level.

Anna Burles

DESIGN WORKSHOP - DESIGNERS OF THE WORLD UNITE
Hosted by KLC School of Design
Friday 20 September, 4pm
Espresso Design Second Floor, Design Centre East

BIID registered interior designer and founder of Run For The Hills, Anna Burles, will be making a call for design enthusiasts to do their bit for Planet Earth by joining the exciting groundswell of eco-sensibility within the design sector.

Anna is passionate about weaving thoughtful design into her studio’s design projects and wants to spark debate about what we can all do to join the revolution. She will be offering practical tips that we can all do to make a difference.

Nina Campbell

DESIGN WORKSHOP – BRING THE INSIDE OUT: NINA CAMPBELL’S GUIDE TO OUTDOOR LIVING
Hosted by Country & Town House
Wednesday 18 September, 10.30am
Oomph at Nina Campbell Pop-up, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

Nature-inspired interiors are big news this season, reflecting a desire for a deeper connection with the world around us – but there’s a parallel trend for creating more liveable outdoor ‘rooms’, too, with terraces, patios, rooftops, and even tiny urban balconies being utilised as places for relaxation and entertaining.

Nina Campbell, the doyenne of British interior design, shares her wit and wisdom with interiors editor Carole Annett about how to create stylish outdoor spaces that are elegant, colourful, comfortable and versatile.

Carole Annett

DESIGN WORKSHOP – BRING THE INSIDE OUT: NINA CAMPBELL’S GUIDE TO OUTDOOR LIVING
Hosted by Country & Town House
Wednesday 18 September, 10.30am
Oomph at Nina Campbell Pop-up, Ground Floor, Design Centre East

Nature-inspired interiors are big news this season, reflecting a desire for a deeper connection with the world around us – but there’s a parallel trend for creating more liveable outdoor ‘rooms’, too, with terraces, patios, rooftops, and even tiny urban balconies being utilised as places for relaxation and entertaining.

Nina Campbell, the doyenne of British interior design, shares her wit and wisdom with interiors editor Carole Annett about how to create stylish outdoor spaces that are elegant, colourful, comfortable and versatile.

Henry Prideaux

DESIGN WORKSHOP - REINTERPRETING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE: THE POWER OF PATTERN
Hosted by The English Home
Tuesday 17 September, 2pm
Morris & Co, First Floor, South Dome

Iconic heritage patterns are re-establishing themselves as relevant contenders in today’s interiors. In a creative mix of innovation, tradition and British daring, they are garnering the attention of a new generation.

Join editor-in-chief Kerryn Harper- Cuss as she explores the phenomenon with interior designer Henry Prideaux, Lisa Montague, CEO of Walker Greenbank and Rebecca Craig, head of design at Morris & Co.

Lisa Montague

DESIGN WORKSHOP - REINTERPRETING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE: THE POWER OF PATTERN
Hosted by The English Home
Tuesday 17 September, 2pm
Morris & Co, First Floor, South Dome

Iconic heritage patterns are re-establishing themselves as relevant contenders in today’s interiors. In a creative mix of innovation, tradition and British daring, they are garnering the attention of a new generation.

Join editor-in-chief Kerryn Harper-Cuss as she explores the phenomenon with interior designer Henry Prideaux, Lisa Montague, CEO of Walker Greenbank and Rebecca Craig, head of design at Morris & Co.

Rebecca Craig

DESIGN WORKSHOP - REINTERPRETING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE: THE POWER OF PATTERN
Hosted by The English Home
Tuesday 17 September, 2pm
Morris & Co, First Floor, South Dome

Iconic heritage patterns are re-establishing themselves as relevant contenders in today’s interiors. In a creative mix of innovation, tradition and British daring, they are garnering the attention of a new generation.

Join editor-in-chief Kerryn Harper-Cuss as she explores the phenomenon with interior designer Henry Prideaux, Lisa Montague, CEO of Walker Greenbank and Rebecca Craig, head of design at Morris & Co.

Kerryn Harper-Cuss

DESIGN WORKSHOP - REINTERPRETING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE: THE POWER OF PATTERN
Hosted by The English Home
Tuesday 17 September, 2pm
Morris & Co, First Floor, South Dome

Iconic heritage patterns are re-establishing themselves as relevant contenders in today’s interiors. In a creative mix of innovation, tradition and British daring, they are garnering the attention of a new generation.

Join editor-in-chief Kerryn Harper-Cuss as she explores the phenomenon with interior designer Henry Prideaux, Lisa Montague, CEO of Walker Greenbank and Rebecca Craig, head of design at Morris & Co.

Bernie de Le Cuona

DESIGN WORKSHOP - COLOUR, CREATIVITY & COCOONING
Hosted by Milieu
Tuesday 17 September, 4pm
de Le Cuona, Second Floor, North Dome

Three acclaimed tastemakers – interior designer Beata Heuman, Bernie de Le Cuona, founder and CEO of de Le Cuona, and Harald Altmaier, floral designer, photographer and former creative director of Pulbrook & Gould – share their personal perspectives with Milieu‘s European editor Katrin Cargill.

With a finely tuned sense of colour of their own, expect revealing insights as they discuss how it informs and inspires their work.

Beata Heuman

DESIGN WORKSHOP - COLOUR, CREATIVITY & COCOONING
Hosted by Milieu
Tuesday 17 September, 4pm
de Le Cuona, Second Floor, North Dome

Three acclaimed tastemakers – interior designer Beata Heuman, Bernie de Le Cuona, founder and CEO of de Le Cuona and Harald Altmaier, floral designer, photographer and former creative director of Pulbrook & Gould – share their personal perspectives with Milieu‘s European editor Katrin Cargill.

With a finely tuned sense of colour of their own, expect revealing insights as they discuss how it informs and inspires their work.

Harald Altmaier

DESIGN WORKSHOP - COLOUR, CREATIVITY & COCOONING
Hosted by Milieu
Tuesday 17 September, 4pm
de Le Cuona, Second Floor, North Dome

Three acclaimed tastemakers – interior designer Beata Heuman, Bernie de Le Cuona, founder and CEO of de Le Cuona and Harald Altmaier, floral designer, photographer and former creative director of Pulbrook & Gould – share their personal perspectives with Milieu‘s European editor Katrin Cargill.

With a finely tuned sense of colour of their own, expect revealing insights as they discuss how it informs and inspires their work.

Katrin Cargill

DESIGN WORKSHOP - COLOUR, CREATIVITY & COCOONING
Hosted by Milieu
Tuesday 17 September, 4pm
de Le Cuona, Second Floor, North Dome

Three acclaimed tastemakers – interior designer Beata Heuman, Bernie de Le Cuona, founder and CEO of de Le Cuona and Harald Altmaier, floral designer, photographer and former creative director of Pulbrook & Gould – share their personal perspectives with Milieu‘s European editor Katrin Cargill.

With a finely tuned sense of colour of their own, expect revealing insights as they discuss how it informs and inspires their work.

Ariane Steinbeck

DESIGN WORKSHOP - BEAUTY OF BESPOKE
Hosted by Studio
Thursday 19 September, 4pm
Decca, First Floor, Design Centre East

With today’s more considered approach to interior design, commissioning one-off pieces that endure has never been more relevant.

Join editor Elspeth Pridham at a fascinating panel discussion with Ariane Steinbeck, managing director of RPW Design, Alan McVitty, founder and CEO of M Studio, and Gemma Allman, European deputy MD of Decca, as they share the secrets behind some of their most exciting and challenging projects. Discover how original bespoke designs showcase artisanal techniques, a respect for materials, and an openness to innovation and integrity.

Alan McVitty

DESIGN WORKSHOP - BEAUTY OF BESPOKE
Hosted by Studio
Thursday 19 September, 4pm
Decca, First Floor, Design Centre East

With today’s more considered approach to interior design, commissioning one-off pieces that endure has never been more relevant.

Join editor Elspeth Pridham at a fascinating panel discussion with Ariane Steinbeck, managing director of RPW Design, Alan McVitty, founder and CEO of M Studio, and Gemma Allman, European deputy MD of Decca, as they share the secrets behind some of their most exciting and challenging projects. Discover how original bespoke designs showcase artisanal techniques, a respect for materials, and an openness to innovation and integrity.

Elspeth Pridham

DESIGN WORKSHOP - BEAUTY OF BESPOKE
Hosted by Studio
Thursday 19 September, 4pm
Decca, First Floor, Design Centre East

With today’s more considered approach to interior design, commissioning one-off pieces that endure has never been more relevant.

Join editor Elspeth Pridham at a fascinating panel discussion with Ariane Steinbeck, managing director of RPW Design, Alan McVitty, founder and CEO of M Studio, and Gemma Allman, European deputy MD of Decca, as they share the secrets behind some of their most exciting and challenging projects. Discover how original bespoke designs showcase artisanal techniques, a respect for materials, and an openness to innovation and integrity.

Gemma Allman

DESIGN WORKSHOP - BEAUTY OF BESPOKE
Hosted by Studio
Thursday 19 September, 4pm
Decca, First Floor, Design Centre East

With today’s more considered approach to interior design, commissioning one-off pieces that endure has never been more relevant.

Join editor Elspeth Pridham at a fascinating panel discussion with Ariane Steinbeck. managing director of RPW Design, Alan McVitty, founder and CEO of M Studio, and Gemma Allman, European deputy MD of Decca, as they share the secrets behind some of their most exciting and challenging projects. Discover how original bespoke designs showcase artisanal techniques, a respect for materials, and an openness to innovation and integrity.

Philippa Craddock

FLORAL WORKSHOP - FLORAL MASTERMIND: PHILIPPA CRADDOCK
Hosted by Tatler
Friday 20 September, 11am
McKinnon and Harris, Second Floor, North Dome

Join Tatler’s fashion market editor, Olivia Bennett, in conversation with florist Philippa Craddock as they talk about the transformative power of floristry within the home, as well as discussing Philippa’s prestigious projects, including the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Olivia Bennett

FLORAL WORKSHOP - FLORAL MASTERMIND: PHILIPPA CRADDOCK
Hosted by Tatler
Friday 20 September, 11am
McKinnon and Harris, Second Floor, North Dome

Join Tatler’s fashion market editor, Olivia Bennett, in conversation with florist Philippa Craddock as they talk about the transformative power of floristry within the home, as well as discussing Philippa’s prestigious projects, including the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Alidad

DESIGN WORKSHOP - THE MAGICAL WORLD OF FABRICS
Hosted by The World of Interiors
Wednesday 18 September, 12pm
Pierre Frey, First Floor, Design Centre East

Global textiles have a fascinating story to tell. Take an unforgettable adventure around the world with award-winning interior designer Alidad as he shares his passion and knowledge for fabrics with Sophia Salaman, executive editor of The World of Interiors.

Running like a thread through history, many are considered works of art, and have been created with techniques carefully honed over centuries by skilled artisans. Find out why textures and patterns are at the heart of his acclaimed, richly layered interiors.

Sophia Salaman

DESIGN WORKSHOP - THE MAGICAL WORLD OF FABRICS
Hosted by The World of Interiors
Wednesday 18 September, 12pm
Pierre Frey, First Floor, Design Centre East

Global textiles have a fascinating story to tell. Take an unforgettable adventure around the world with award-winning interior designer Alidad as he shares his passion and knowledge for fabrics with Sophia Salaman, executive editor of The World of Interiors.

Running like a thread through history, many are considered works of art, and have been created with techniques carefully honed over centuries by skilled artisans. Find out why textures and patterns are at the heart of his acclaimed, richly layered interiors.

Kim Hersov

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - JOYFUL LIVING
Thursday 19 September, 11.30am - 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

Discover how four inspirational tastemakers bring a sense of joyfulness and wellbeing into their everyday lives. Fiona Leahy, creative director of her own event design agency, Clare Nolan, stylist, author and photographer, Clodagh McKenna, chef, cookbook author and broadcaster, and fashion editor and consultant Kim Hersov discuss how they each bring their own inimitable style to living life with authenticity, integrity, colour and fun.

Expect insights into how to make conscious lifestyle decisions when it comes to fashion, entertaining, cooking, decorating, gardening and connecting
with nature, and how to be mindful when living and communicating in a modern digital age. Chaired by lifestyle journalist Fiona McCarthy.

Nicholas Ashley-Cooper

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN - THE UNEXPECTED DESIGNER: THE STORY OF ST. GILES HOUSE
Hosted by Country Life
Wednesday 18 September, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Design Space, Third Floor, South Dome

A former DJ and music promoter, Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, is the unexpected saviour of his ancestral home, St. Giles House in Dorset. Unoccupied since the 1940s, the 17th century Grade I listed house was on the point of collapse before he and his wife took it on.

He describes his unconventional, yet ultimately award-winning journey to bringing the house back to life with interiors editor Giles Kime.