Guest speakers: Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu, founders Yabu Pushelberg and Anne Golden, General Manager, Pan Pacific London Hotel
Chair: Ben Thomas, Sleeper, editor
With Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts set to make its European debut next spring – bringing 237 new keys to One Bishopsgate Plaza, a high-rise residential and hospitality development in London – ahead of the opening, discover the creative process behind the project.
VENICE: LIGHT, WATER & BEAUTY
Guest speakers: Architect Peter Marino and Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli, CEO, Rubelli
Chair: Charlotte Abrahams
Creativity abounds in design when thoughtful interpretations yield fascinating results. Venice has inspired the greatest of artists, including renowned architect Peter Marino. Known for his commercial, cultural, residential, and retail architectural designs that have helped redefine modern luxury worldwide, Marino’s work emphasizes materiality, texture, scale, light and the constant dialogue between interior and exterior.
Peter Marino’s love for Venice is self-described as lifelong. Today, he is Chairman of Venetian Heritage Foundation and his collection with Rubelli, Peter Marino for Venetian Heritage, describes in name his passion for the city; proceeds from sales partially benefit the restoration of art and architecture. This, coupled with the Rubelli family’s deeply rooted legacy creating fabrics in Venice, has resulted in a truly authentic collaboration.
THE BRAVE NEW WORLD: SUPERYACHTS THAT MAKE SENSE – PURE & SIMPLE
Guest speakers: Dickie Bannenberg and Simon Rowell, Bannenberg & Rowell
Chair: Martin Redmayne, chairman and editor in chief, The Superyacht Group
The two principals of Bannenberg & Rowell will explore how a new-generation of superyacht owners are steering their designs towards a purer aesthetic that is anchored by a blend of luxurious simplicity and comfortable sophistication.
Guest speakers: Lucy Tilley, associate principal London, Adjaye Associates and Ben Spriggs, editor, ELLE Decoration
Lucy Tilley has worked closely with Sir David Adjaye, one of the world’s most original voices in architecture, for over 20 years. Leading the Adjaye Associates’ London studio, she directs prestigious commissions including major cultural, commercial and residential developments in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Asia & Australasia. In this special session, she discusses the firm’s commitment to architecture as a means to transform, enrich and improve every aspect of life, and why place and identity is at the heart of its design philosophy.
Speakers: Interior designer Emma Burns, design director, Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler and Giles Kime, executive editor, Country Life
Emma Burns of Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler is one of the most sought-after interior decorators today. Most of her commissions are residential, ranging from country homes to modern city apartments, but each one is spiced with originality and flair, and are as welcoming as they are convivial. What is the secret to the comfort of home?
Guest speakers: Sue Stuart-Smith, psychiatrist and psychotherapist and Tom Stuart-Smith, landscape architect
Chair: Steele Marcoux, editor, Veranda
In the fast pace of modern living, with its smart technology and instant feedback, have we become disconnected from nature? Informed by neuroscience and psychoanalysis, this insightful session investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years – the remarkable therapeutic benefits that tending plants can bring. Discover how the joy of gardening can radically transform health, wellbeing and confidence, and why access to green space at home and for our communities in the current climate has never been more important.
CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN
Hosted by Livingetc
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: NEXT STEPS
Speakers: Interior designer Charlotte Rey, Campbell Rey, Alexandria Dauley, Dauley Designs and Linda Boronkay, Soho House
Chair: Pip McCormac executive editor, Livingetc
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. How the world will change post-COVID-19 remains to be seen. But one thing is for certain: The way designers work will be different. Social distancing has become the norm and technology use has advanced beyond anything we could have imagined. So begins the art of helping clients achieve their homes - a skill that is as much a part of a designer’s job description as selecting fabrics and furnishings.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: SPOTLIGHT ON SHOWFLATS
Guest speakers: Charu Gandhi, founder and director, Elicyon and Karen Howes, CEO and founder, Taylor Howes
Chair: Henrietta Thompson
As the property market shows signs of picking up, how can interior designers and architects broaden their portfolio of services by turning an empty space into a coveted listing.
Speakers: Interior designers Minnie Kemp, Firmdale Hotels, Lucy Hammond Giles, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler and Georgia Collett, Collett Zarzycki
Chair: Author and creative director Emilio Pimentel-Reid
During lockdown we have kept in touch via the wonder of video conferencing. One of its joys is getting to glimpse inside everyone else's houses and creative spaces. A panel of bright, young British designers share their vision and insight into the deeply original choices they made to create their own interiors. Following their passions, breaking the rules, commissioning artists or pushing the boundaries of creativity, discover the distinctive elements that have led them to conjure bold spaces - while inspiring you to create your own original fearless home.
Guest speaker: Susie Atkinson, interior designer
Chair: Carole Annett, interiors editor, Country & Town House
Renowned interior designer Susie Atkinson specialises in private houses and boutique hotels that radiate a sense of personal character. She balances materials, pattern and colour, ensuring her interiors are harmonious, combining the traditional and contemporary. In this most unprecedented of years, find out how design, when it's at its best and most inspiring, reveals the fundamental human truth that there's more bringing us together than keeping us apart.