Interior Design Industry: Future Opportunities & Challenges for 2021 16th March 2021 | IN EXPERT INSIGHT | BY SBID

With newly adapted lifestyles and shifting consumer attitudes towards how our interior environments should feel and function, SBID hosts an insightful webinar and panel discussion with global design experts on the opportunities and challenges facing the interior design and architecture industry in 2021. From the design and business implications of Covid-19 restrictions, to leveraging global opportunities overseas.

Discover unique global insights on the future of the interior design profession with SBID founder, Vanessa Brady; global principle of HBA Residential, Chris Godfrey; senior associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, Bidisha Sinha; co-founder of Albion Nord, Ben Johnson;  and founder of Design Haus Liberty, Dara Huang.

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Key discussion points:
  • Top challenges and opportunities facing the UK / global interior design industry in 2021.
  • Growing interior design businesses in the aftermath of COVID-19.
  • Building long-term trust and relationships with clients in the Chinese and Asian markets.
Speakers include:

Chris Godfrey  |  Global Principle of HBA Residential

Chris has over 23 years experience creating highly considered and finely crafted interiors for the residences of the most discerning clients. Chris cultivated his holistic design approach; combining Architecture and Interior Design to create beautifully conceived and exquisitely delivered residences for clients who appreciate the value of design excellence. In 2018 he received the coveted Master of Design Award from SBID and is also an award-winning Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Architect.


Bidisha Sinha | Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects

Bidisha finished her first degree in New Delhi before moving to London for her Masters at the Architectural Association. She has had an architectural career spanning over 18 years, delivering projects in India, UK and Hong Kong. In her role within Zaha Hadid Architects, over the last 15 years she has personally delivered projects which have made a positive difference to the revitalization agenda of the programs that were associated with them.


Ben Johnson | Co-founder of Albion Nord

Equipped with a First-Class Honours degree in Interior Design, Ben began his career at Candy & Candy, followed by Heatherwick Studios, and quickly built a strong foundation of experience in high-end residential design, public spaces and retail projects around the globe In 2010, Ben joined design practice 1508 London, leading a studio of 40 interior designers and appointed Creative Director and Partner in 2014. In 2017, Ben co-found Albion Nord, building an impressive of portfolio of both international and domestic residential projects.


Dara Huang | Founder of Design Haus Liberty

Dara Huang is the founder of Design Haus Liberty; an international architecture, interiors and design practice established in London in 2013, with global offices in both London and Hong Kong. She holds a Masters degree in Architecture from Harvard University and started her career at Herzog de Meuron, Basel and Foster + Partners, London. In the company’s short time, Dara has received numerous awards and honours including Property Weeks 40 under 40, BBC China’s 100 Women, and Prestige Hong Kong’s 40 under 40.

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