August 27, 2019
More than half of all design projects fall outside of the private residential realm. In the workplace, healthcare, education, hospitality and residential development sectors, interior designers are frequently creating schemes for 'clients' that they never meet. Dean Keyworth, Principal at Armstrong Keyworth and a Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design, is our guest as we explore this important and challenging aspect of design. We look at the pressures facing designers on projects where commercial success, or, indeed, failure often rests on the designer’s ability to accurately predict the needs and aspirations of the imagined end user. We also unearth the tricks of the trade that can be employed to achieve the right design and commercial goals. This episode is recorded in the Clerkenwell showroom of Danish furniture brand, NORR11. ...
April 29, 2022
In this episode, we’re taking a detailed look at typical lighting issues facing interior designers with advice on how to deal with them from Luke Thomas, Design Director at John Cullen Lighting. Interior designers and their clients often underestimate the importance of lighting. Simply put, it seems senseless to spend time, energy and lots of money designing and installing beautiful interiors, if you cannot see them properly. So, how can interior designers avoid the most common pitfalls and create the right lighting for their projects? We are a Wildwood production. ...
April 08, 2020
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. ...