Webinar: Sustainable Specification for Hospitality

On Wednesday 9th December Design Insider welcomed Fiona Thompson, Principal at Richmond International, Franky Rousell, Founder & Creative Director at Jolie Studio, and Philip Jones, Global Client Director at Havwoods, to our webinar series.  Our panel discussed sustainable product standards, criteria for specifying sustainable materials and due diligence in sustainable production.

Watch our webinar in full here.

This webinar is in collaboration with Havwoods.

Fiona Thompson
Principal at Richmond International
Through Fiona’s exceptional leadership, Richmond International has established itself as one of the world’s leading hospitality design consultancies. Her ability to nurture, challenge and inspire has resulted in an award-winning practice that has set the benchmark for international five-star design. Fiona has travelled extensively from an early age which has provided her with a deep-rooted understanding of global cultures. This understanding allows Fiona to effortlessly articulate clients’ desires and translate them into world-renowned destinations. Highly regarded within the industry, Richmond International has benefited from Fiona’s remarkable talent for over 20 years.

Franky Rousell
Founder & Creative Director at Jolie Studio
Commercial, strategic and technical focus. Architecturally trained, Head of Design for a large commercial property developer at 23. Jolie was born out of necessity. The businesses I worked with needed their spaces to produce tangible results. So, we incorporate scientific sensory research into our interiors to emotionally drive people in their environment – and I love that we change lives through design.

Philip Jones
Global Client Director at Havwoods
With longstanding industry experience, Philip Jones brings with him over 30 years of flooring product knowledge with a focus on the specification & Global client market. Sustainability and the environment are key drivers in the specification market & one of the first issues a Global Client will want to discuss & understand. My enjoyment lies in discussing and influencing the specification of the correct product for a project and ultimately winning the order and seeing the product installed with-in a fanatically designed environment.
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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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