A NEW VISION: WHAT DOES THE DIGITAL ERA MEAN FOR INTERIOR DECORATION? CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN 

Visitors can get top level insights at a carefully curated programme of design talks and panel discussions on the main stage with influential figures as well as rising stars. The line-up features a variety of international speakers from the world of luxury interior design, who can be seen below. All of these events will take place in Talk Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome. More to come…

WORKSHOPS

Find out what inspires the best in the business, and what goes on behind the scenes, at a series of Design Workshops, Trend Talks and Personal Shopping workshops; all of which are taking place in the showrooms. To be announced…

Beata Heuman

EVERY ROOM SHOULD SING: THE SECRET OF INTUITIVE INTERIOR DESIGN
Hosted by Hosted by Homes & Gardens
11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Olga Polizzi

OLGA POLIZZI: DESIGNER, HOTELIER, TASTEMAKER
Hosted by Hosted by House & Garden
Tuesday 10 March, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Hatta Byng

OLGA POLIZZI: DESIGNER, HOTELIER, TASTEMAKER
Hosted by Hosted by House & Garden
Tuesday 10 March, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Pip McCormac

EVERY ROOM SHOULD SING: THE SECRET OF INTUITIVE INTERIOR DESIGN
Hosted by Hosted by Homes & Gardens
Sunday 8 March, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Emma Pocock

A NEW VISION: WHAT DOES THE DIGITAL ERA MEAN FOR INTERIOR DECORATION?
Hosted by Hosted by Livingetc
Thursday 22 March, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Elnaz Namaki

A NEW VISION: WHAT DOES THE DIGITAL ERA MEAN FOR INTERIOR DECORATION?
Hosted by Hosted by Livingetc
Thursday 22 March, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Sheena Murphy

A NEW VISION: WHAT DOES THE DIGITAL ERA MEAN FOR INTERIOR DECORATION?
Hosted by Hosted by Livingetc
Thursday 22 March, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Kate Burnett

A NEW VISION: WHAT DOES THE DIGITAL ERA MEAN FOR INTERIOR DECORATION?
Hosted by Hosted by Livingetc
Thursday 22 March, 11.30am – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Carole Annett

HOME AND AWAY
Hosted by Hosted by Country & Townhouse
Friday 13 March, 11.30 – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

James Lohan

HOME AND AWAY
Hosted by Hosted by Country & Townhouse
Friday 13 March, 11.30 – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Hannah Lohan

HOME AND AWAY
Hosted by Hosted by Country & Townhouse
Friday 13 March, 11.30 – 12.30pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Michelle Ogundehin

INSIDE THE MIND OF MASTER AND MAVERICK
Hosted by Hosted by FT How To Spend It
Monday 9 March, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.

Patrick Frey

INSIDE THE MIND OF MASTER AND MAVERICK
Hosted by Hosted by FT How To Spend It
Monday 9 March, 3pm – 4pm
TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome

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.