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Specifying Sustainability: Protecting People, Planet, and Prosperity

Attend the upcoming CPD Webinar to discover how design sustainability has evolved into a more people-centric approach with places, health, and wellbeing at the core of the design process. Presented by Accredited CPD Provider Karndean, the webinar enables specifiers to align their thought process and help to establish a link between indoor environmental quality parameters, health and wellbeing of occupants, and the implementation of green practices in building design.

SBID Members can register to attend this event for free in SBIDPro.

A registration fee of £10 is applicable to non-SBID Members. Email [email protected] to enquire about attending.

Join Cosentino for a back to back CPD session focusing on their Ultra-Compact Surface Dekton & one of its impressive application options; Facades. Presented by Architect & Design Manager, Daniel Barnes and National Façades Manager, Simon Hope, learn all there is to know about Cosentino’s award-winning materials and why Dekton is the perfect choice for Façade applications and specifications!

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Join the Cosentino City Showroom Team & Gold is a Neutral’s Jess Hurrell as Cosentino discuss their NEW Silestone LOFT collection and Interior Trends for 2021/22. Find out more about Jess, her blog and her love for all things Interiors. Grab a hot drink and join the conversation!

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GROHE X is GROHE’s new and forward-thinking multimedia and broadcast hub, and an industry-first digital platform. Visitors to the hub can experience informative and inspirational multimedia content tailored to their needs. For example, architects and designers can gain insight on the global trends impacting the sanitary business, access how-to videos on GROHE’s leading products and source inspiration for their latest project.

Alongside uniting thought-provoking and entertaining content, GROHE X offers a platform that brings its community closer together, facilitating engaging exchange and support from GROHE brand experts.

Designers and architects can register to explore the new hub by visiting

SBID President and Global Principle of HBA Residential, Chris Godfrey will be leading an insightful webinar and panel discussion on the future opportunities and challenges for interior design and architecture in 2021 alongside SBID founder & CEO, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE.

With a unique global outlook on doing business with China and the Far East, Chris will be joined by design experts across the industry to share their professional perspectives. Speakers include Dara Huang, founder of Design Haus Liberty; Ben Johnson, co-founder & director of Albion Nord; and Bidisha Sinha, senior associate at Zaha Hadid Architects.


Date: Thursday 4th March

Time: 10.00am (GMT) / 6.00pm (SGT)

Duration: 1 hour

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.


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Using Natural Stone for Interiors

Attend the upcoming CPD Webinar to learn about using natural stone in interiors. Led by specialist industry experts, this webinar will provide a practical guide to designing, specifying and installing internal stone finishes.

Members can register to attend this event in SBIDPro.

Bringing the handmade carpet industry together at the start of the year, a time usually occupied by major trade and design fairs, COVER Connect will allow rug companies to present their latest collections and product ranges to remote attendees. Three distinct platforms will make up this major online event: TRADE: A virtual fair featuring the most coveted international rug brands showcasing their latest designs and prestigious collections. Discover new suppliers and conduct trade with confidence using convenient channels of communication. EVENTS: A space for virtual creative projects presented by Trade exhibitors including interviews, live sales and documentary films. TALKS: A virtual stage amplifying expert voices. Hear directly from some of the most successful and creative minds and authorities in the industry on outstanding projects and practices. Three themes will be addressed in seven panel discussions: Sustainability, Collaboration and Interior Design. 

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Each year, the UK’s leading wallpaper and paint specialist Graham & Brown announces its Wallpaper of the Year and Colour of the Year. Drawing upon seventy five years of design and manufacture experience in the field, the in-house design studio identifies key movements in the interiors sector and forecasts the future trends that will shape the Graham & Brown collections for the coming months.

Join the online launch event live with Graham & Brown as they discuss the key trends for the year ahead and reveal its Wallpaper of the Year and Colour of the Year for 2021!


Virtual Headquarters Tour

The master crafters of luxury chandeliers, iDogi provide exquisite and tailor-made lighting solutions for interiors around the world.

With its superior glassmaking heritage, iDogi invites SBID members to join them on an exclusive tour of their Venetian Showroom Headquarters on Wednesday 15th July at 3pm BST. Offering an opportunity to explore their range of unique lighting creations and handcrafted furniture.

If you would like to join the tour, email [email protected] to find out more.

A Webinar for Interior Designers

Discover how to share your vision for a new space from the very start of a project, allowing for greater collaboration with your client and, in turn, generating efficiency for the final design. Kesoon Chance, Vectorworks Industry Specialist, will demonstrate how to transition from a traditional 2D workflow to a fully integrated 3D modelling process, and show how you can present inspiring designs utilising Vectorworks features, such as walk-throughs, interactive 360-degree panoramas, cloud presentations and shareable weblinks.

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