This year’s Conversations in Design talks, all at TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome, provide a privileged perspective on some of the industry’s luminaries. Names to be announced so far include: Olga Polizzi, Beata Heuman, Hatta Byng and Pip McCormack, Emma Pocock, Elnaz Namaki, Sheena Murphy, Hannah Lohan and James Lohan More to come…

Lecture Theatre for Conversations in Design talks at London Design Week 2020

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Sunday 8 March
11.30am – 12.30pm
Every Room Should Sing: The Secret of Intuitive Interior Design
Hosted by Homes & Gardens
Swedish-born Beata Heuman has emerged as one of the UK’s most respected interior designers. Her playful, harmonious style is informed by her Scandinavian heritage, skilfully mixing the bold and theatrical with classical restraint. With an intuition for colour and detail, and the ability to draw inspiration from sources past and present, she shares her approach to creating imaginative spaces with acting editorial director Pip McCormac.
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Monday 9 March
3pm – 4pm
Hosted by FT How To Spend It
Patrick Frey, patriarch of renowned Parisian design house Pierre Frey, has a unique vision that challenges the norm. Relentlessly curious and an ardent traveller, he has a daring and optimistic approach that encourages us to consider the limitless possibilities of design. He shares his insights with Michelle Ogundehin, writer, design consultant and TV presenter, delving into what drives his imagination – from collaborations with cutting-edge artists to explorations of world cultures – and examining how he creates fabric and wallpapers that joyfully break the rules and shape the future of interiors.

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Tuesday 10 March
3pm – 4pm
Olga Polizzi: Designer, Hotelier, Tastemaker
Hosted by House & Garden
Renowned interior designer, hotelier and director of design for Rocco Forte Hotels, Olga Polizzi is admired for capturing the essence of a location in her interiors. Marking an exciting period of new and forthcoming projects – from the landmark Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh to an 18th-century palazzo atop Rome’s Spanish Steps – she explores her design philosophy in conversation with editor, Hatta Byng. Expect captivating insights and learn the secrets to hotel interiors that are highly individual, yet alike in quality and comfort.
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Thursday 12 March
11.30am – 12.30pm
A New Vision: What Does The Digital Era Mean For Interior Decoration?
Hosted by Livingetc
The digital age has transformed the lives of interior designers, creating new ways for them to imagine and communicate their vision for living. Three leading designers – Emma Pocock, co-founder of Turner Pocock, Elnaz Namaki, founder of her eponymous studio and Sheena Murphy, founder of Nune – share how the growth of social media and design apps have changed interiors. The discussion will explore how the digital landscape has democratised the design process, allowing everyone to share in the creativity, and ask whether, at the dawn of a new decade, there will be even more change to the way our homes are designed and seen. Moderated by acting executive editor, Kate Burnett
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Friday 13 March
11.30 – 12.30pm
Hosted by Country & Townhouse
Credited with popularising the boutique escape, James Lohan, founder of Mr & Mrs Smith and his sister, interior designer Hannah Lohan, explore the growing influence of hotel trends on our own homes. The dynamic pair talk to interiors editor Carole Annett about what makes guests fall in love with a particular place – from hotel city breaks to beach resorts, safari camps and wellness retreats – and predict what’s next when it comes to the crossover between where we live, and where we stay.
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