CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: Hosted by Homes & Gardens

LIVE BEAUTIFUL

Guest speakers: Athena Calderone, interior designer, author and creator of EyeSwoon and Sarah Spiteri, editorial director, Homes & Gardens

What makes a house a home? In this session, discover the secrets to creating thoughtful interiors that are not only comfortable and inviting, but also unlock memories and unspoken narratives.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: Hosted by Sleeper

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: Hosted by FT How To Spend It

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY THE SUPERYACHT GROUP

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN – HOSTED BY ELLE DECORATION

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY LIFE

THE COMFORT OF HOME

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?

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: In association with New York Design Center and The Horticultural Society of New York

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

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: BOLD AT HOME: MODERN LIVING TO INSPIRE FEARLESS DECORATING

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.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY & TOWN HOUSE

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.

Free

ONLINE SESSION: CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

ATLAS OF INTERIOR DESIGN   
Guest speakers: Jonathan Adler and Brigette Romanek, founder of Romanek Design Studio. Moderator: Dominic Bradbury
Take an inspiring global journey into Phaidon’s Atlas of Interior Design. Two esteemed designers - whose work is also featured in the book - explore some of their favourite rooms,  in conversation with the author.  Expect an insightful, well-travelled tour as they cross the globe, diving into this unparalleled survey that spans more than 50 countries and eight decades.

Free

ONLINE SESSION: CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY HOMES & GARDENS

SPACES FOR LIVING
Guest speakers: Tamsin Johnson, founder of Tamsin Johnson Interior Design and Sarah Spiteri, editorial director, Future Publishing
Sydney-based interior designer Tamsin Johnson works globally, with projects in New York, Paris, London, Melbourne and beyond. In this online session, she shares insights into how she creates interiors of effortless ease, balancing European heritage with a modern Australian coastal appeal. Discover how contrasts of scale, the bold use of art and elements of surprise create distinctive schemes that have a point of view and the ability to intrigue.

Free

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY & TOWN HOUSE

THE STORY OF DESIGN
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome 
Guest speakers: Martin Hulbert and Jay Grierson of MHD and Justin Marr, creative head at Zinc Textile and Carole Annett, interiors editor, Country & Town House
How do designers weave narrative into their work, from concept to reality? Join the creative forces behind MHD as they discuss how they imbue spaces with compelling and authentic stories, paying close attention to atmosphere as much as aesthetics. Find out how they work in a fluid, creative way to interpret a brief, not only for private residences and hotel projects such as Chewton Glen, Coworth Park and The Grove, but also their first foray into the world of fabrics with a collaboration with Zinc Textile. This promises to be a visual journey that will delight the eye and capture the imagination.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY HOSPITALITY INTERIORS

THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY
Guest speakers: Hamish Brown, partner at 1508, Grace Leo, President and CEO of Grace Leo Consultancy, Marie Soliman, co-founder of Bergman Design House. Moderator: Can Faik, editorial director, Hospitality Interiors
The hospitality industry is evolving and hoteliers and hotel designers are making exciting plans for the future. Three leading experts discuss highly original and flexible concepts, reworking existing projects and starting new ones. Discover the inspiration, ideas and creative solutions that are shaping their unique approach to curating memorable spaces and guest experiences.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

MODERN ENGLISH
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome
Guest speakers: Emily Todhunter and Kate Earle, co-founders of Todhunter Earle
Moderator: Nicholas Coleridge, chairman of the V&A
What is the secret to relaxed, discreet interiors that whisper rather than shout? Design duo Emily Todhunter and Kate Earle share insider insights into their award-winning work, opening the door to favourite projects. Whether decorating a country house, city apartment or boutique hotel, discover what informs their instinctive approach and why sensibility to place and a commitment to creating highly individual spaces for their clients is a hallmark of the Todhunter Earle name.

Followed by a book signing of Modern English, Todhunter Earle Interiors (Vendome Press).

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY HOUSE & GARDEN

SIGNATURE SPACES
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome                                                                                                                              
Guest speakers: Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen of Nicholas Haslam Ltd and Hatta Byng, editor of House & Garden
Join the award-winning design duo as they share secrets about their global work, from projects to products, which are all infused with continental flair. From residential commissions to Grand Hotel Villa Igiea in Sicily, a landmark hotel which they recently worked on for Rocco Forte Hotels, expect personal anecdotes and plenty of inspiration.

ONLINE: CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY ELLE DECORATION

LIFE IN A FRENCH COUNTRY HOUSE: ENTERTAINING FOR ALL SEASONS
Guest speakers: Cordelia de Castellane, artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior and Ben Spriggs, editor-in-chief, ELLE Decoration and ELLE Decoration Country
The art of living and entertaining is something that comes instinctively to renowned French designer and tastemaker Cordelia de Castellane. Opening the door to her idyllic country home an hour’s drive from Paris, she shares personal inspirations and chic style tips that she has drawn from her illustrious career, family life and social circle. From setting the table to arranging flowers, discover the pastoral pleasures of creating events and everyday occasions for every season.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY COUNTRY LIFE

DESIGN FOR THE MIND
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome
Guest speakers: Guy Oliver, managing director of Oliver Laws, Bunny Turner, co-founder of Turner Pocock and Felix Conran, designer, artist, writer and co-founder of Maker & Son and Giles Kime, executive & interiors editor, Country Life
There has been dramatic reappraisal of our homes, not just as spaces for domestic life, but also for work, entertaining and relaxation. If we want to future-proof them, how best can this be done? Are comfort and function more important than style? How does the human mind dictate the way we want to live? How rational are those choices? Or are they more influenced by our memories, emotions and basic human needs? Three speakers with very different perspectives on interior design explore how our relationship with our homes has evolved over the last two years.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN: HOSTED BY LIVINGETC

THE JOY OF INSPIRATIONAL THINKING
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome
Guest speakers: Linda Boronkay, founder and creative director of Linda Boronkay Design Studio and Pip Rich, editor in chief, Livingetc
Working across a global platform, Linda Boronkay has emerged as one of the UK’s most sought-after interior designers. Free from rigid schemes, there is a unique quality to her projects that are rich in narrative, artistry and integrity. They balance individuality and function, heritage and modernity, character and comfort. With an ability to draw inspiration from different sources including art, fashion, architecture and craft, find out what informs her own design thinking.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

CONSCIOUS CREATIVITY
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome
Guest speakers: Ali Milam, managing director of Porta Romana, Nicolò Favaretto Rubelli, CEO of Rubelli and Simone Suss, Studio Suss
Chair: Roddy Clarke
Three industry insiders discuss how their businesses are realising a positive vision to bring environmentally and socially sustainable solutions to every stage of design creativity, from production and beyond. Discover how we can play our part to make a difference, looking not just at the present, but also to the future.

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

CREATING THE DESIGN VISION

TALK, Third Floor, Design Centre East

Guest speakers: Hal Messel, silversmith and fine artist and Oscar Roberts, Turnstyle Designs
Moderator: Emilio Pimentel-Reid, author, brand strategist and co-founder, Interiors Academy

Whether starting with a specific material or responding to a challenging brief, what is the creative process that top designers go through in their drive to create and deliver beautiful designs? This talk reveals the creative path, from envisaging potential and distilling a concept to conjuring unique creations crafted with integrity- that make sense for now and beyond. Two leading experts share invaluable insights and diverse experiences conceiving, reimagining and achieving their vision through the varied mediums that meet their own exacting standards.