Design Insider Talks 2022

Design Insider Talks instigates sector leading, focused and detailed conversations which tackle urgent and gritty questions within Commercial Interiors. Commercial interior designers joined us in Table Place Chairs’ Clerkenwell showroom to engage in discussion and leave with actionable knowledge to apply and share within their team.

Design Insider Editor, Alys Bryan, welcomed an impressive panel of leading speakers to discuss a variety of issues facing the industry, met with a fascinated and thought-provoked audience.

Opening the series, we explored how to successfully balance hybrid working with business needs to maintain a positive culture.

Following from this we spoke about the interior designers role in delivering non-toxic working environments, and delved deeper into the specification of furniture and building materials and how to create a healthier space.

Closing the series, our speakers explored what measures are being taken by the hospitality sector to reach carbon zero, concluding that there is much more than needs to be done.

We are looking forward to announcing our second series of Design Insider Talks for 2023, keep an eye out for more information to follow.

Design Insider Talks 2022 Speakers:

Nicola Osborn, Creative Director at Basha-Franklin
Jeni Durksen, Senior Associate, Design EMEA at M Moser Associates
Neil Usher, Chief Workplace & Change Strategist at GoSpace
Ben Channon, Director at Ekkist
Nigel Tresise, Director/Owner at align
Dan Gillmore, Global Creative Director at Table Place Chairs_
Sharon Grobb, EMEA Hotels Client Development Director at Tetris
Lucy Arndt, Head of Sustainability at Dodds & Shute
Ana Rita Martins, Senior Associate, Sustainability & Design at Woodalls

Design Insider Talks 2022 was sponsored by Table Place Chairs.

Table Place Chairs is a brand that’s born out of their team’s experience, with and for you. Their furniture is designed with you in mind. With your space in mind. With your budget in mind. They are passionate about using authentic materials that will suit any workspace, hotel, restaurant, cruise, any space where there is a community culture. Visit

Photography by Zac Coles


About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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