December 16, 2021
For interior design projects, the perfect client is one with deep pockets and a spirit of adventure; a client who admires their designer’s personal style and respects and trusts the designer’s vision for their spaces. So just how important is it for designers to have a recognisable style to attract their dream clients? And how should designers define their unique design vision and then communicate it effectively to attract those dream clients? We're joined by acclaimed interior designer Susie Atkinson for her perspective on this fascinating topic as she shares her own journey with a live audience of designers, together with her views on interior design style and client relationships. This episode was recorded at the Roca London Gallery as part of the podcast's third birthday celebrations. We are grateful to series sponsors, Parkside Architectural Tiles, for their support. We are a Wildwood production. ...
December 23, 2020
In March 2020, hotel design was booming. There were 6,860 luxury hotels in the construction pipeline in Europe alone, containing a planned number of 1,516,493 new guest rooms. The sector was experiencing unprecedented global expansion and new groups of customers with new requirements were emerging. And, then, along came COVID-19... How have hotel designers dealt with the challenges they've faced in 2020? What long-term impact might the pandemic have on hotel design and what other trends are affecting the way they will be working on future schemes? Co-hosts Jeff Hayward and Susie Rumbold are joined by Elizabeth Lane from RPW Design and Fiona Thompson from Richmond International to find out the answers. The Interior Design Business is a Wildwood production. ...
June 02, 2020
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. ...