The Interior Design Business

"The Interior Design Business" is a monthly podcast for professional interior designers working in ... more

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August 19, 2020 01:00:12
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Rethinking Technology And Interiors For The Post-Pandemic Home

Never before in the history of the modern family have homes been under such intense pressure as they have been since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. Residential properties that would have been mostly empty during weekdays and only fully occupied during sleeping hours have suddenly had to do double duty as office, school, and gym, putting enormous strain on occupants as they compete for the space they need. We are radically rethinking our homes and how we want to live. What should interior designers be focusing on to meet these new needs? And, how can technology help in solving some of the issues encountered in this Brave New World? Join Vanessa Leyland of Vanessa Leyland Interiors, Andrew Royall of Eclectic Home Technology and Susie Rumbold of Tessuto Interiors to find out. Sponsored by CEDIA, this episode is an edited, audio-only version of our webinar which is available to view, if preferred,from the on-demand content at Designscape here: https://www.thedesignscape.co.uk We are a Wildwood production. ...

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July 12, 2020 00:37:58
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Diversity In Interior Design

The recent horrific killing of George Floyd in the US and the worldwide protests that followed have sparked a long overdue discussion in the UK about the lack of opportunities afforded to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people in every aspect of their lives, including their careers. How difficult is it to be a BAME designer working in the interior design profession today? What are the barriers encountered by young BAME people, trying to get started in their design careers? And, what should be done to address these issues? We're joined by Design Career Consultant, Simon Hamilton, and Charmaine White of The White House Interiors to explore diversity in interior design. We support Design For Diversity and we support United in Design, a movement which, since the recording of this epsiode, has now launched. We are a Wildwood production. ...

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June 02, 2020 00:32:58
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COVID-19 A Supplier Special

In this episode, we have invited a distinguished selection of suppliers to share their thoughts with us on the COVID-19 crisis. We find out how their supply chains have been affected by the pandemic and get their predictions for the likely shift in availability of product ranges for interior designers and their clients one year on from today. Between them, they cover a broad range of product types from specialist interior finishes and hand-woven textiles to international lighting, timber flooring and bespoke furniture. We hear from Fameed Khalique of Fameed Khalique, Chiara Prestigiacomo from Porada, Mark Abbott of Abbott and Boyd, Lisa Mabey from Malissa Lighting, Simon Myatt of Havwoods, Margo Selby from Margo Selby, Robert Knapp of Robert Langford, Miranda Kirwan from Tom Faulkner and Martyn Bennett of Stereo Interiors. We are a Wildwood production. ...

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May 15, 2020 00:33:50
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COVID-19 Design Havens For Heroes

We talk to interior designer, Francesca Rowan Plowden who, in trying to find a way to show her appreciation for NHS workers, alighted on a brilliant but simple idea. What if she could bring the interior design and construction communities together to give our NHS heroes the sort of beautiful rooms that would become havens for them from the stresses and fatigue of their daily working lives? The result was new charity Design Havens for Heroes. In this episode, Francesca tells us about the charity and how designers, brands and others can get involved to support this fantastic initiative. ...

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April 30, 2020 00:27:45
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COVID-19 Interior Design Perspectives

In this second COVID-19 special episode, we look at how interior designers from around the country are surviving the present storm and looking to thrive in a post-pandemic future. We’ve interviewed nine designers, running both large and small practices, for insights into their response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We find out the positives that they're taking from the current situation and the advice they have for other interior designers in the community. Our thanks to Aflux Designs, Ashton House Design, Henry Prideaux Interior Design, Julia Alexander Interiors, Louise Bramhill Interiors, MF Design Studio, Smartstyle Interiors, Studio Suss and Taylor Howes. The Interior Design Business is a Wildwood production. We support Design Havens For Heroes. ...

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April 08, 2020 00:25:00
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COVID-19 Advice For Business Survival

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has resulted in closed building sites, current projects on pause and a vanishing pipeline of work. Many viable and profitable interior design businesses are facing extinction. Meanwhile, a sometimes-confusing deluge of information on funding and financial support has emerged intended to provide help for small businesses on how they can remain functioning entities until the situation eases. Luke Desmond, CEO of Crisp Accountancy, is our special guest on this episode. Crisp Accountancy specialise in the provision of business advice to SMEs in the construction sector. He talks with us about business survival strategies, giving us some clear direction on the packages of financial support available from the UK Government and advice on how to access them. The Interior Design Business is a Wildwood production. ...

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