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.
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.