Join us over two days this September for the most important conversations about cutting-edge design. Fourteen sessions will delve into a variety of engaging topics that affect and inform the design industry. Anchored around the show’s theme #wheredesignmeets, designjunction’s 2017 talks programme is designed to inspire, engage and provoke.
Our stellar line-up of speakers includes: Sir Kenneth Grange; Tina Norden, Conran; Julio Terra, Kickstarter; Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, 2LG Studio; Dejan Sudjic, Design Museum; Jeremiah Tesolin, Iittala; Tom Lloyd, PearsonLloyd and many more.
Below we take a look at day one of this exciting programme. For full details and to book tickets click here.
Thursday 21 September |12pm-12.50pm
Join this lively panel to discover the secrets of creating the perfect home. Design and interiors journalist Claudia Baillie will direct the discussion with Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of 2LG Studio, designer Daniel Schofield and Jemma Ooi of studio Custhom.
Thursday 21 September | 2pm-2.50pm
Tina Norden, Director at Conran and Partners, chairs a panel exploring the diversity of materials and how design practices are experimenting with them. Join Seetal Solanki, Founder and Director of Ma-tt-er, Designer Laetitia de Allegri and Ido Garini of Studio Appétit.
Thursday 21 September | 3pm-3.50pm
Digital platforms including Kickstarter and Clippings are changing the way we consume, design and support the creative industries. This panel questions how these platforms will evolve over the next 10 years and what this will mean for the designer. Speakers include Director of Design at Kickstarter, Julio Terra.
Thursday 21 September | 4pm-4.50pm
Within a fast-paced evolving sector, this talk explores how furniture and interior designers need to adapt when designing for workspaces. Looking at now to a decade away - what will be the challenges and how might they be resolved? Join Charlie Green, Co-CEO of The Office Group and Tom Lloyd, PearsonLloyd.
Thursday 21 September | 5pm-6pm
Join this prestigious panel for an insight into the lives and work of legendary designers Rodney Kinsman RDI and Sir Kenneth Grange. Director of London’s Design Museum Deyan Sudjic will lead the discussion around the British designers' approach to their work over the last few decades.
Ticket price: £6
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