Seminars & Events


Oxshott Open Day  

West One Bathrooms

 2nd December 9am-5.30pm

As Europe’s most illustrious and innovative supplier of bespoke bathrooms, SBID member West One Bathrooms are delighted to invite you to their Oxshott showroom for a Christmas Open Day. Whilst showcasing a range of luxury products, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea will be served throughout the day.

Please come along to grab a goody bag and have a chat with their team of industry-renowned designers about what it takes to create a dream bathroom.

WHEN: Tuesday, 2nd December, 9am-5.30pm

WHERE: West One Bathrooms, 1 High Street, Oxshott, Surrey KT22 0JN


Past Events



Healthy Spaces – Healthy you

Quantum Feng Shui: the Scientific System that Detects Environmental Effects on Health

27th November 6pm-9pm

Quantum Feng Shui is a revolutionary scientific procedure that helps us to analyse and understand the effect that an environment has on our psycho-emotional state as well as our physical bodies. By highlighting any disharmony in the frequencies of the environment we find ourselves in, we can make subtle shifts to cause a relaxed instead of a stressed state in an individual.

SBID member Ann-Marie Weekes would like to invite you along to come and hear the new revelations in the science of Epigenetics and how our environments affect us at the cellular level and beyond.

We are bringing this new awareness to Interior Designers, Architects and those involved with the built environment to showcase that their designs affect people at a much deeper level than previously known.

WHEN: Thursday, 27th November, 6pm-9pm

WHERE: Orassy Ultimate Health & Research Centre, Unit 5, 3 Birchfield Street, E14 8ED




SBID CPD Seminar 

Homes and Living Spaces for people with sight loss

 29th October 6pm-8pm

SBID is pleased to announce the next CPD on ‘Homes and living spaces for people with sight loss: A guide for interior designers’ in association with the Thomas Pocklington Trust and HomeSmiths Interior Design. SBID President Vanessa Brady OBE will be introducing the launch of this expert guide for interior designers to help them design for people with sight loss. A talk from the Thomas Pocklington Trust will be followed by a CPD on interior design for people with sight loss, presented by Jacqui Smith of HomeSmiths Interior Design.

WHEN: Wednesday, 29 October, 6pm-8pm

WHERE: Material Lab,10 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 8BB


SBID CPD Seminar – Wool for Interiors  – 8th October 6pm-8pm

Wool for for Interiors - Carpets as intelligent interior design elements

SBID are pleased to announce that the next SBID accredited CPD will be hosted by industry experts Wools of New Zealand: ‘Wool for Interiors – Carpets as intelligent interior design elements’.
During this CPD, SBID member, Wools of New Zealand will address the benefits of using wool carpets to create eco-friendly and healthy human habitats, and explain the various machine-made carpet styles.

WHEN: Wednesday, 8th October,

WHERE: The Penthouse, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TQ.


SBID on Tour. Next stop: Yorkshire, 17 July, 6.30pm-9pm

Office design seminar

Castleford has big plans for more retail and residential developments and is in the centre of  one of the busiest areas in the UK; we are very pleased that it will be the next stop for the SBID tour .

Yorkshire is home to some of  the world’s most creative and innovative architects, designers, retailers, manufacturers, developers and construction professionals.

We would like to invite you to represent your profession and take this opportunity to meet with your design industry peers, extend your network and open up new commercial opportunities for your company.

WHEN: Thursday, 17th July, 6.30pm-9pm

WHEREYTM Furniture Innovation House, Willowbridge Way, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NP.

Planning high-end audio for residential interiors

6.30pm-8.30pm, 24 June

AudioLoungeFocusing on the convergence of interior design with home audio, this is an opportunity to explore the impact of planning bespoke audio systems for true music lovers. Recent advances in loudspeaker aesthetics present iconic design statements, which also deliver the highest quality in sound. Considerations include:

  • Space and room planning
  • Acoustic balancing
  • Furniture and equipment storage
  • Selecting appropriate products
  • Loudspeakers – size, style and placement
  • Budget planning


  • Ruth Phypers, Owner at Audio Lounge
  • Kate Burt, Acting Editor at Achica Living
  • Rich Melville, Technology writer for Sunday Times, GQ, Mail on Sunday

Audio Lounge offer SBID members a fast track to understanding the world of high-end audio in the home, with a carefully curated selection of the best looking, stylish and iconic systems on the market. Join Audio Lounge for champagne and music in the company of experts at their luxury store.

WHEN: Tuesday, 24th June, 6.30pm-8pm

WHERE: Audiolounge showroom, 138 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 3SG

Don’t miss the SBID seminar “Playful Office design”

17 June at Interface showroom, London

Office design seminarHow can designers create successful workspaces that increase the productivity and creativity of employers? What do workers actually want from office design? What can we learn from Google HQ and how can we reproduce this on a smaller budget? Join our seminar to learn more about office design optimization and its latest developments.

WHEN: Tuesday, 17th June, 6.30pm-8pm

WHERE: Interface showroom, 1 Northburgh St, London, EC1V 0AL

TICKETS: £12.50 + VAT (£2.50) for non members / FREE for SBID members

Cook with Rosemary Shrager and Mark Wilkinson

12 June, Tunbridge Wells

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SBID members are invited to experience a complimentary VIP cookery day at Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School designed by Mark Wilkinson OBE.

Highlights of the day include:

- A cookery demonstration of signature dishes by Rosemary

- Your chance to impress the hosts with your cooking skills by recreating some of Rosemary’s dishes

- Best of all, enjoy the food you have cooked with your fellow guests, along with a glass of wine!

WHEN: Thursday, 12th June, 11am-3pm

WHERE: Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School, Tunbridge Wells

SBID on Tour. Second stop: Manchester, 29 May, 6pm-9pm

ManchesterThe Society of British and International Design is on tour across the UK. Our next stop is Manchester! Take this opportunity to meet with your design industry peers, extend your network and open up more commercial opportunities for your business.

WHEN: Thursday, 29th May, 6pm-9pm

WHERE: Natuzzi showroom, Unit 5a Barton Square, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, Lancashire, M17 8AS

The SBID Healthcare Design Advisory Council Seminar

May Design Series, Monday, 19 May, 10.15am

Churchill-HospitalThe Science of a Healthcare Design. Planned and properly executed well informed design can ease distress, aid recuperation , provide independence and reduce the risks of accidents and infection. Seemingly simple design choices, such as lighting and colour scheme, can have a positive impact on well being and aid health and recovery.

The SBID Healthcare Design Advisory Council was formed to promote the healthcare benefits of good interior design, bringing together a talented and diverse group of specialist experts, interior design professionals and other industry related sectors to examine the impact of design and how it can be used to improve Healthcare Facilities.


Diana Celella – Chairman SBID Healthcare Design Advisory Council – Director at The Drawing Room Interiors
Carmel Satterthwaite – Sales Director at Panaz - expert in fabrics & finishes for healthcare
Ben Mills – Director at Sound Solutions
Bob Wills – Director at Medical Architecture – expert in acoustics
Peter Molyneux - Dementia Services Development Centre, Stirling University – expert in Dementia-friendly design

WHEN: Monday, 19th May, 10.15am

WHERE: May Design Series, Excel London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London

Don’t Miss West One Bathrooms Networking Event

20 May, 6.30pm, Clerkenwell, London

design week 2014.indd Over Clerkenwell Design Week, our partners at West One Bathrooms will be hosting a fabulous event to showcase their refurbished showroom. The party will begin at 6:30pm, with a presentation by Mark Bickerstaff at 6:00pm beforehand to discuss Kohler’s work worldwide. Don’t miss your chance to network with the industry’s various press and like- minded professionals.

WHEN: Tuesday, 20th May 2014, 6.30pm-9pm

WHERE: 44-48 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5PS

“Love doing Nothing”: Natuzzi’s Launch Event

28 April, 6pm

NatuzziOur partners at Natuzzi are pleased to introduce Re-Vive, the world’s first performance recliner that will change the way you experience comfort forever. Mr Pasquale Natuzzi, with the support of Vanessa Brady, President of the Society of British & International Design (SBID) requests the pleasure of your company at the launch event.

WHEN: Monday, 28th April, 6.30pm-9.30pm

WHERE: The Magazine Restaurant, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London, W2 2AR