Event Highlights: CDW Day 2

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

Johannes Torpe in conversation with Max Fraser

22 May 11.00 – 12.00

In this session, Danish designer and founder of Johannes Torpe Studios speaks to CDW Content Editor and Journalist Max Fraser. Torpe shares background on his recent work for Moroso, Bang and Olufsen and looks at how his skills of design, architecture and sometimes music production – feed into aesthetics and creative vision across several sectors including furniture, product design and interior spaces

Women in Design

22 May 11.00 – 11.30am (Fabric nightclub)

Light Collective’s Women in Lighting project will meet to discuss the role of women in design. Moderated by WiL UK ambassador Greta Smetoniute of Michael Grubb Studio

Material Matters Live

22 May 12.00 – 13.00

Grant Gibson, writer and design critic, presents a live session of his new podcast series ‘material matters’ with local craftsman Gareth Neal who works with a combination of traditional and digital techniques.

Lamps for the Neanderthal

22 May 15.00 – 15.30 (Fabric nightclub)

Our DNA has not changed much for the last 300.000 years or so but for the last 50 – 100 years our relationship to light has changed profoundly. Did we lose anything on the way?

Creating Homes of the Future

22 May 15.00 – 16.00

Universal Design Studio has recently been working on a range of projects designing homes of the future. Urban living is changing at a rapid pace – from the challenges of creating new communities from scratch to the opportunities that lie in the new model of co-living, the sector is diversifying and evolving constantly. Universal’s Cathrin Walczyk and Neal Shah, Design Director at Greystar Europe Holdings will discuss aspects of placemaking, identity and the essence of what makes a home today.