Focus/19 – Workshop Audio
REINTERPRETING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE: THE POWER OF PATTERN
Hosted by The English Home
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.
COLOUR, CREATIVITY & COCOONING
Hosted by Milieu
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 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.
BRING THE INSIDE OUT: NINA CAMPBELL’S GUIDE TO OUTDOOR LIVING
Hosted by Country & Town House
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.
FLORAL MASTERMIND: PHILIPPA CRADDOCK
Hosted by Tatler
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.
DESIGNERS OF THE WORLD UNITE
Hosted by BIID
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 ecosensibility within the design sector. Anna is passionate about weaving thoughtful design into her studio’s design projects.
THE MAGICAL WORLD OF FABRICS
Hosted by The World of Interiors
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.
BEAUTY OF BESPOKE
Hosted by Studio
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.
CREATING CAPTIVATING INTERIOR SCHEMES
Hosted by KLC School of Design
Many people have a fear of using colour and pattern, so they shy away from it and “play it safe”, often resulting in a room scheme that is flat and uninspiring. Interior designer Nicola Burt discusses how to put together successful and captivating schemes that embrace colour, pattern and texture to add interest, personality and style to your space.
BIOPHILIC DESIGN FOR WELL-BEING IN YOUR HOME
Hosted by KLC School of Design
As human beings we are encoded to be at our best when immersed in a sensory, natural environment which poses a great challenge for interior designers. How can we recreate nature’s beauty, variability and sense of wellbeing within our ‘static’ interior spaces? Anna Whitehead discusses how applying biophilic principles creates interiors ‘where the soul can engage and the mind can rest.’