Launched: Design Insider Talks 2022

Design Insider Talks open a direct conversation between Commercial Interior Designers and the people who will use, or already use, the spaces they create. We invite you to join us for our Talks series 2022.

Book free tickets for you and your team here

Wednesday 29th June: Designing Balance: Successfully balancing hybrid working with business needs to maintain a positive culture. Panellists:

Nicola Osborn, Creative Director at Basha-Franklin

Bertie Van Wyk, Insight Programme Manager, Global Insight Group at MillerKnoll

Jeni Durksen, Senior Associate, Design EMEA at M Moser Associates

Neil Usher, Chief Workplace & Change Strategist at GoSpace

Thursday 29th September: A Commercial Interior Designer’s role in delivering non-toxic working environments. Panellists:

Ben Channon, Director at Ekkist: Ben is an architect, author, TEDx speaker, WELL AP and mental health advocate, and is well known in the industry as a thought leader in designing for happiness and wellbeing.

Nigel Tresise, Director/Owner at align. Multi-disciplinary practice align works across hospitality, workplace, mixed-use and residential schemes. Nigel writes and speaks regularly on the changing workplace and on sustainability.

Dan Gillmore, Global Creative Director at TablePlaceChairs_As Global Creative Director, Dan ensures that the brand, and new product designs, consistently meet the companies design philosophy, something which has been carefully installed across Table Place Chairs_ worldwide design hubs. 

Thursday 13th October: What measures are being taken by the hospitality sector to reach carbon zero? Panellists:

Sharon Grob, EMEA Hotels Client Development Director at Tetris. Sharon has been emersed in the world of global luxury hotel design for a number of years in roles with highly acclaimed, design firms include Richmond International and Hirsch Bedner Associates/HBA, she is currently the EMEA Hotels Client Development Director for Tetris D+B. Tetris acts as general Contractor / Fit-out Contractor for luxury and lifestyle hotels across most European countries.

Lucy Arndt, Head of Sustainability at Dodds + Shute. Lucy has over a decade of experience in addressing sustainability and climate risks and opportunities within the private sector. Prior to D&S, Lucy served as Director of Climate Solutions at Ecosphere+, a leader in the voluntary carbon market helping companies such as Shell, British Airways, Chanel, BHP and Ben & Jerry’s to implement net zero and other sustainability commitments. Here she led the team to achieve nearly 40 million tonnes of carbon avoided through climate finance delivered to forest conservation projects around the world.

Ana Rita Martins, Senior Associate, Sustainability & Design at Woodalls. Ana Rita joined Woodalls to form a global Sustainable Design framework and in-house strategy by implementing several environmental and mindful standard practices to the company’s design-and-build methodology. Before joining Woodalls, Ana Rita worked as a Sustainability Architect for award-winning interior design practice, where she coordinated several office projects to deliver environmental certifications on the architecture side. She was also part of a team that helped develop a net-zero real estate framework for a renowned brand.

Thursday 20th Oct: Prioritising guest experience as a hospitality designer & hotel manager. Panellists:

Holly Hallam, Managing Director at Design LSM

Sally Beck, General Manager at Royal Lancaster Hotel

A 45 minute talk for Commercial Interior Designers, which includes an open floor Q&A, will be followed by the opportunity to mingle with like-minded peers.

Each talk will take place from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Table Place Chairs, The Banking Hall, 74 Goswell Rd, Clerkenwell, EC1V 7DA

What can you expect from Design Insider Talks:

* In depth thought sharing which extends your sector knowledge.
* Open floor Q&A where you can have your questions answered by industry leaders.
* Fantastic people to meet and build relationships with.

Book free tickets for you and your team here

Design Insider Talks is 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.


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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