Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2015
May design series which will held from May 17 to may 19 at excel London, the interior design show which spans the retail, residential, commercial and hospitality sector has just announced a packed conference and seminars across line up across all three days. As might be expected of an event that has been ‘curated for business’, the free to attend session between them cover a wide range of topics relevant to all members of all project team, from the macro economic factors that are impacting the design industry today and are set to shape it in the future through to new and practical insights from pioneers and thought leaders across the design spectrum.
Several themes will run through both the conference and seminar streams. Design as part of the solution to the UK’s housing crisis will be explored on day two of the conference when Sebastian Cornan and Pocket living’s Russ Edward’s will join a panel to debate if compact living can help and indeed if it is desirable.
The challenges for women and design and construction will also be under the spotlight and there will be several sessions casting a forward glance at new directions for designers. theses will range from the latest innovations and trends in materials, color and texture to designing workplace and residential interiors to take account of our aging population, the impact of BIM on the interiors and fit-out sectors, and next generation furniture and fittings.
Other subjects under the May Design Series magnifying glass will include: how to add luxury to hotel interiors through clever lighting schemes presented by Sally Storey of LDI, innovative design ideas and latest trends in creative family friendly, yet stylish, interiors and the relevance of the circular economy, to the furniture industry with speakers from FIRA and Herman Miller. Focus will also be given to design and delivery to design and delivery- what can go wrong and in the relationship and how this can be prevented.
The May Design Series Conference and Seminars are aimed of architects, interior designers, clients, retailers, fit-out contractors and occupies across the residential, office, retail and hospitality sectors as well as designers working on smaller domestic projects and retail buyers. They run alongside UK’s one of the largest interiors exhibition which, this year, will bring together manufacturers and artists from over countries to showcase Furniture, Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms, Lighting, Décor and DX, the pavilion revealing products which are using new materials and technology.