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
Colour therapy use in a residential and workplace environment with Mark Wentworth
23 May 10.00 – 10.45 (Fora, Central Street)
Mark has studied and worked with colour for over 30 years. As an author and expert he has appeared on the Lorraine show, C4 and BBC Radio. Mark will share tangible research and examples of how colour affects mood, productivity, happiness and perception of lifestyle. You will understand the specifics of colour frequencies and how to apply colour in a space to influence how people use, interact with and feel in an environment.
Lighting your Life
23 May 11.00 – 11.30 (Fabric nightclub)
An exploration into how residential lighting can do more than just illuminate.
Benjamin Hubert in conversation with Max Fraser
23 May 11.00 – 12.00
British designer Benjamin Hubert joins CDW’s content editor Max Fraser to talk about experience-driven design and everything in between.
Matter of Stuff presents: Terra cruda workshop with Matteo Brioni
23 May 12.30 – 14.00 (Fora Central Street)
Raw earth is a material that has lived in contact with humankind for centuries, so it’s perfect for living and working interiors. Learn how to apply natural raw earth using different techniques to create different patterns.
Design Crimes & Icons
23 May 13.00 – 14.00
Icon Editor Priya Khandanchani hosts a lively session with speakers including design journalist and CDW Content Editor Max Fraser, Director of Circular Economy at RSA Sophie Thomas and architecture critic Phineas Harper, looking at some true design icons – as well as some absolute crimes!
Barber & Osgerby
23 May 13.00 – 14.00 (Domus Tiles)
Studio founders Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby of Barber & Osgerby will host a lunchtime talk with journalist Bethan Ryder
New Collections by Pierre Frey
23 May 15.00 – 15.45 (Fora, Forage Café, 9 Dallington Street)
Hands-on preview from leading textile house Pierre Frey. Learn more about the way they design fabric collections, mixing woven fabrics, prints and embroideries for high-quality interiors and upholstery pieces. Seek inspiration in a celebrated collection of over 7,000 styles and discover the latest designs.
Future of Luxury
23 May 15.00 – 16.00
From sustainability and innovation to changing appetites and new audiences, what is the future of luxury and what role will design play in shaping it? Panellists include Hannah Carter-Owens, Director of Universal Design Studio; interior designer and architect Tina Norden; and Constantina Tsoutsikou, Creative Director at HBA. The talk is chaired by journalist and hospitality consultant Harry McKinley.
The psychology of colour
23 May 16.00 – 17.00
Artist Liz West talks about the psychology of colour and how this feeds into her colour-focused work, including her immersive installation for Domus. West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light, and aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works.