September 23, 2020
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. ...
November 30, 2020
As awareness of the crisis facing our planet grows, more and more interior suppliers are making environmentally friendly claims for their products to increase their sales; but working out who to believe can be a minefield for designers. Greenwash, defined as behaviour or activities that mislead people into believing that a company is doing more to protect the environment than it actually is, is rife. How can interior designers cut through the greenwash to be sure that they are sourcing as sustainably as possible? What information is available to designers who want to understand the origins and impact of what they are specifying, and what are the questions all designers need to be asking their supply chains to get to the truth of sustainable sourcing? We're joined by Nicola Keenan from Boxx Creative, Chloe Bullock from Materialise Interiors and Stefan Dodds from Dodds & Shute to find out. This episode was first broadcast as a panel discussion as part of the Decorex Virtual 2020 Agenda programme. ...
September 13, 2018
September is a busy, back to work month. The holidays are a dim and distant memory, the kids are heading off to school and it’s time to gear up for show season - a time that's full of innovations, new ideas and education opportunities. From the 15th until the 23rd September, London is taken over by the London Design Festival. Smart home is an increasingly visible part of the events taking place. So, on this first episode we talk about interior design and technology integration. We welcome two special guests to look at how professioanl designers and integrators collaborate, sometimes collide, but, ultimately, can work better together for the mutual benefit of clients. From the world of interior design, we're joined by Susie Rumbold of Tessuto Interiors, former President of the British Institute of Interior Design, and from award-winning, London integration business, ClearSphere, we have Director, Alistair Ingram. Our home for this episode is the Crestron showroom, located on the second floor of the sourcing mecca for savvy interior designers, the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour. Later in the show, Phil Pini and Kate Fauset from Crestron are our guests. They will explain the showroom experience, how it works and give their insights into how this facility helps bring home technology to life for the benefit of interior designers and their clients. ...