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Guest speakers: Sophie Paterson, founder, Sophie Paterson Interiors, Sally Storey, creative director, John Cullen Lighting and Andrew Hills, creative director, Porta Romana
Taking an imaginative look at the potential of creating and using architectural and decorative lighting to transform an interior.

DESIGN WORKSHOP: KLC School of Design Presents the Inside Story

Guest speakers: Benji Lewis, Benji Lewis Design, Zoom that Room, Phoebe Oldrey, SmartStyle Interiors and Bhavin Taylor, Bhavin Taylor Design
Chair: Suzanne Imre - Former Livingetc editor, brand and content consultant, interior designer
The past few months of change have had a profound impact on our relationship with our homes. Now more than ever, they are viewed as an oasis of calm and safety, while many people have had to adapt to incorporate the extra functions of home-working, home-schooling, and simply spending more time together. A panel of interior designers offer insights into how they expect our homes will change.

MASTERCLASS: SCENIC WALLCOVERINGS – Hosted by The World of Interiors

Guest speakers: Timothy Corrigan, interior designer, Mark D Sikes, interior designer, Dimonah and Mehmet Iksel, founders Iksel – Decorative Arts
Chair: Sophia Salaman, executive editor, The World of Interiors
The aesthetic of scenic wallpaper has little to do with politely repeating patterns; every one carries with it an intriguing story, blurring the boundaries between art and decoration. Join a panel of experts as they discuss how rooms can be transformed with customised frescoes. Tailored to fit a specific space, find out how these tableaux are becoming ever more adventurous, wrapping around corners, trailing onto ceilings and much more

KLC Connect Webinar: Time for Change

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


KLC Presents the Outside Story: The Garden… Much More Than Just A Pretty Face

Guest speakers: Matt Childs, Matthew Childs Design and Humaira Ikram, KLC garden diploma course leader, Redscape Design

Join award winning garden designers, Matthew Childs and Humaira Ikram, as they passionately discuss the importance and potential of gardens in being a valuable ingredient in helping to overcome many of the problems facing people in the modern world.