Event Highlights: CDW Day 1

By Matt Balmer
May 20, 2019

Keen to join the discussion on key industry issues? Here is our pick of today’s talks and events. Unless otherwise stated the main talks programme will be held within Moth Pavilion a lightweight, recycled fabric canopy at Design Fields. And you can find the full CDW itinerary here

BFA Networking Discussion and Breakfast

21 May 8.30 – 10.00 (Fora, 71 Central Street)

Hosted by Black Females in Architecture – a new network that aims to empower black and black-mixed heritage women in the built environment. Join the networking breakfast and open discussion.

Darc thoughts: Realising a design vision with architectural and bespoke decorative lighting

21 May 11.00 – 11.30 (Fabric nightclub)

An inspiring insight into the collaboration between lighting designers Into and interior designers DesignLSM showing how they realise their collective vision for the lighting of restaurant projects. Discussing the design process from initial interiors concept through to the development of a fully integrated architectural lighting scheme.

Neisha Crossland in conversation with Bethan Ryder

21 May 11.00 – 12.00

British designer Neisha Crosland talks candidly with former Wallpaper editor Bethan Ryder about her inspiration, evolving working practices and what the future holds for design as we know it.

How is design shaping the workspace of the future? 

21 May 12.00 – 13.00

Join designers Erwan Bouroullec and Sebastian Wrong, Fora’s co-founder Katrina Larkin and Colin McGadie, Chief Creative Officer of BDG architecture + design to find out more.

Outdoor lighting a designers’ guide

21 May 1.00 – 1.30pm (Fabric nightclub)

Simeon Chilvers of Cameron Design House and Sally Storey of John Cullen Lighting discuss decorative lighting for the garden as well as the importance of bespoke outdoor lighting solutions.

Future Insights: eporta x WGSN Trend Guide 2019

21 May 14.00 – 15.00

Join eporta, the global interiors sourcing tool, as they discuss the findings of their Trend Guide for 2019/20 created in partnership with world-renowned trend predictors, WGSN. Moderated by eporta’s partnerships manager, Melissa McCafferty, the panel will unveil what’s on the horizon for hospitality, residential and commercial design over the next year.

Where Next?

21 May 15.00 – 16.00

What is the future of the furniture industry? Is it a field that up-and-coming designers still want to work in? is technology making the old models of manufacturing redundant? And how environmentally sustainable can it ever be? Some of these questions will be tackled in a panel discussion featuring leaders in the field of furniture design and production, chaired by Grant Gibson, editor, columnist and host of the podcast Material Matters.