THE FUTURE OF DESIGN: SPOTLIGHT ON WELLNESS
Guest speakers: Simon Rawlings, creative director, David Collins Studio and Alistair Hughes, managing director, Savoir
Chair: Helen Brocklebank, CEO, Walpole
Wellness starts from within; a healthy body and sound mind are at the core of human vitality. In the post-lockdown world, there has been a significant psychological shift but what do our surroundings play in this new equation? Is there a correlation between health and luxury interior design?
Hosted by Studio
In association with BIID
Guest speakers: Lester Bennett, Harriet Forde and Brian Wolfe
Chair: Elspeth Pridham, editor, Studio
In this online discussion, Elspeth Pridham, editor of Studio magazine, will be joined by BIID members Lester Bennett, Harriet Forde and Brian Woulfe to discuss how to grow your interior design business in a post pandemic world. The panel will discuss new ways of working, the challenges the industry is facing, new rules for site visits and suppliers and how to grow your network when face to face networking is not an option.
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.
HOW WILL INTERIOR DESIGNERS RESPOND TO THE NEED FOR CHANGE IN THE POST LOCKDOWN DOWNTURN?
Hosted by KLC School of Design
The panel will reflect on the challenges faced by design practices with reduced need for office spaces, a shift to online shopping and the knock on effect on the retail and hospitality industries. They will also consider the opportunities presented by home office working, smaller office hubs, access to wider markets and the churn in the property market as city workers re-locate. Discussion will also focus on considerations for educators and potential changes in career opportunities for designers
Panel: Susie Rumbold, Tessuto, Rob Goulder, Thirdway Interiors, Geeta Dhar, KLC Head of Careers and Simon Hamilton, United in Design, career consultant and designer
Chair: Lester Bennett, new President, BIID