The Interior Design Business

"The Interior Design Business" is a monthly podcast for professional interior designers working in the UK. We hear from practitioners, educators and influencers who appreciate the day-to-day and longer-term challenges that designers face and offer ...more

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September 23, 2020 00:42:35
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A Product Design Masterclass With Tricia Guild

Tricia Guild OBE is the creative force of Designers Guild and has been at the forefront of interior design since starting the company in 1970. Internationally renowned for her passion for colour, pattern and texture as well as her signature lifestyle brand and books, Tricia has built a formidable reputation for her dynamic and innovative collections and is instantly recognisable for her unique and contemporary style. In this episode, recorded at the Designers Guild flagship store on the King’s Road, Jeff and Susie sit down with Tricia to talk about her design inspirations and how she develops those ideas into the beautiful finished products that grace the homes of discerning consumers the world over. Listen in for a product design masterclass. The Interior Design Business is a Wildwood production. ...

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September 14, 2020 00:26:27
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What's Happening To Design Events?

What can we expect from the international design show, Decorex, when it opens this November? In our latest episode, we talk to Event Director, Sam Fisher, about the challenges facing exhibition organisers, what the long-term future looks like and how a virtual Decorex will offer business opportunity for interior designers and brands. This episode is supported by Decorex and is a Wildwood production. ...

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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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