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Neil Stanley – Vispring’s independent sleep expert
|Dr Neil Stanley, independent sleep expert for luxury British bed maker, Vispring, offers advice to interior designers and their clients about choosing the right bed and creating the ideal environment to ensure a good quality sleep.|
Anna Agapova – Interior Designer
At the outset of her career Anna worked with lighting – and then became involved in interior design, working for a number of years in various award winning architectural and design bureaus in Moscow.
For the past eight years, Anna has played a key role in establishing the house style of the Oleg Klodt Architectural Bureau. The creative tandem of Oleg Klodt and Anna Agapova has been catalytic in establishing and developing the bureau’s work. While Oleg Klodt works with brevity and clarity in a traditional style, Anna Agapova stays ahead of the trend in the way she completes interiors – bringing a complex eclecticism to the classical format, with new textures and shapes.
Fabrice Bana is a French Interiors and Lifestyle designer and consultant. He is the founder and editor of A-Gent of Style, a blog focusing on interior design and also lifestyle and culture.
After graduating from KLC School of Design with both Best Student of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Interior Decoration awards, Fabrice worked for acclaimed designer Veere Grenney specialising in high-end residential projects for a discerning clientèle before creating his blog.
Fabrice draws his inspiration from design, interiors, architecture and the arts as much as fashion, music, travel, nature and food. With his inquisitive, globe-trotting mind, impulsive sense of style and discerning eye for detail, he keeps his finger on the pulse and he is always on the look-out for anything inspiring, intoxicating, sybaritic or simply authentic. He is passionate about textiles, art deco and mid-20th C antiques.
Akil Gordon-Beckford is an aquarium designer who is passionate about bringing nature into people’s interiors.
He is the founder of Aquafront an aquarium design company that specialise in integrating bespoke aquariums into luxury homes and modern interiors.
Vincent Cullane is the founder and creative director of luxury interiors company Increation. Increation provide a high end design and build service in London and the Home Counties for a discerning international clientele. Increation offer a turnkey complete service of design, interior architecture, building, fitting, cabinet making and project management. Every single interior crafted is completely bespoke, with not one design ever being the same. Vincent and the team have won numerous awards and regularly feature in interior magazines – for design inspiration you can follow them on the Increation Blog, Facebook and Google+.
Line//Shape//Space is an Autodesk blog dedicated to inspiring and educating small-business designers do their jobs better by providing practical business tips, educational infographics, valuable software tutorials, and inspiring small-business stories. Follow Line//Shape//Space on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
Isabel Moseley is an artist and writer currently working as a steward in the British Pavillion at the Venice Biennale. She graduated from the University of Westminster where she studied Fine Art. She is very interested in silk screen printing and would like to pursue a career in wall paper design. She lives and works in Birmingham and write children’s stories in her spare time.
Sangeeta is an interior designer with a background of science and pharmacy qualification and graduated in 2010 with a merit diploma in professional interior design.
She is passionate about sustainable designs and strives to create beautiful classic/contemporary and contemporary interiors with sustainability in mind.
She also enjoyes designing bespoke furniture for her clients and have designed contemporary armchair and organic headboard. Her background of science and pharmacy has helped her to understand in detail the value of successful design and ergonomics in order to support the wellbeing of the consumer.
After training as an interior architect, Claire Potter worked in a series of design and architectural practices in the South East before founding her own studio in 2008. Claire Potter Design is an award winning, multi faceted design studio which specialises in innovative and sustainable solutions for interior, landscape and product design projects, working in both the private and commercial sectors.
As well as designing, Claire also writes the studio blog, The Ecospot, which is published Monday to Friday each week, leads creative seminars and teaches on the BSc Product Design degree at the University of Sussex.
Claire is passionate about sustainable design in all forms, the reinvention of traditional craft for modern applications and finding beauty in the repaired, reclaimed and repurposed.