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How can the interior design industry address climate change?

Dr Vanessa Brady leads a live panel discussion with Karl Lennon – Leader for Projects, Grohe; Pia Pelkonen – Creative Director, Pia Design; Cecilia Halling – Creative Director, Elicyon to address key considerations for effectively designing interiors with sustainability and climate change in mind.

The built environment accounts for 40 per cent of the UK’s carbon emissions in 2019, according to the UK Green Building Council. Awareness over the environmental impacts of the construction, architecture and interior design industries is growing, as concerns over climate change and the sustainability of our cities, societies and lifestyles continue to rise. As a result, more clients and interior designers are seeking to incorporate sustainable principles into the design of their interiors.

The upcoming panel discussion hosted by SBID’s founder & CEO, Vanessa Brady explores the role interior designers and product manufacturers play in improving the impact of the industry and driving sustainable developments. From material selections and FF&E specification, to carbon neutral manufacturing, minimising waste and optimising energy efficiency.

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Event details:

Topic: Designing for Sustainable Interiors: Addressing Climate Change

Date: Tuesday 9 November

Time: 12.00pm (BST)

Duration: 1 hour

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Cover image credits: Interior design by LIA Design

How has the pandemic impacted the interior design industry: where we were, where we are and where we will be

With previous episodes addressing workplaces and the hospitality industry, the upcoming panel discussion with Zaha Hadid Architects will explore the evolution of retail design. Hosted by SBID’s founder & CEO, Vanessa Brady, the series examines new definitions of interior space and the consequential impact on the people who commission, design and use them.

One of the fall-outs of the pandemic is undoubtedly the retail sector. The lack of access to physical spaces forced the retail industry to find new and inventive ways to communicate and distribute their goods and services in the digital landscape. Guest speakers will discuss how evolving consumer attitudes and behaviours impact the design, use and significance of retail environments.

Speakers include:

Event Details:

Topic: Interior Architecture Reconsidered (5-4-3): The future of retail

Date: Thursday 14th October

Time: 12.00pm (BST)

Duration: 1 hour

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How has the pandemic impacted the interior design industry: where we were, where we are and where we will be

Following on from the last episode on the hospitality industry, the next online panel in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects will explore the future of the workplace. Hosted by SBID’s founder & CEO, Vanessa Brady, the series intends will continue to examine the new definitions of interior space and the consequential impact on the people who commission, design and use them.

With the two areas most affected by the pandemic being ‘work’ and ‘home’, and as their traditionally segregated contexts were challenged while the demand for a hybrid work/live space evolved, the guest speakers will address how their boundaries have blurred and what the future might hold for these fast-changing environments.

Speakers include:

Event Details:

Topic: Interior Architecture Reconsidered (5-4-3): The future of the workplace

Date: Tuesday 14th September

Time: 12.00pm (BST)

Duration: 1 hour

Key discussion points:

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5 Slides, 4 Questions, 3 Panellists, 2 address 1 Topic: How has the pandemic impacted the interior design industry: where were we, where are we and where will we be?

The upcoming webinar series in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects explores how the post-pandemic environment has forced us to reconsider our understanding of the traditional definitions of living, working and leisure. Particularly for the Interior design industry, these questions necessitate an investigation into the pre-established typologies in both the private and public realms. Hosted by SBID’s founder & CEO, Vanessa Brady, the series intends to examine specific typologies, the conflation of their boundaries, the emergence of new definitions of interior space and the consequential impact on the people who commission, design and use them.

For PART 1 of the series, the focus is on the hospitality and travel industries which have faced considerable challenges during the pandemic. The limited mobility and opportunities for interaction between people during this period have meant that demand has waned. On the other hand, continual restrictions has created a pent-up need to escape and to bolster one’s well-being. The panel discussion will address how hospitality as an industry foresees a fundamental change in the services that it is expected to provide, and how design can navigate these restrictions while satisfying the needs of current lifestyles.

Speakers include:

Event Details:

Topic: Interior Architecture Reconsidered (5-4-3): The future of the hospitality industry

Date: Thursday 22nd July

Time: 4.00pm (BST)

Duration: 1 hour

Key discussion points:

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“Stronger Together – Partnering to tackle the Global Sanitation & Hygiene Crisis”

Going to the toilet, washing our hands – these are daily routines that we don’t think much about. For most of us, having sanitary facilities with clean water is not given much thought day-to-day. However, for two billion people globally – who lack access to sanitation – it isn’t as simple. And the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened this vast difference in access to water, sanitation, and hygiene. LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products that includes GROHE in its iconic brand portfolio, sets a target of improving sanitation and quality of life for 100 million people by 2025 through its technology and capabilities as a global leader.

Join Jin Montesano, Chief People Officer, LIXIL and Carla Haddad Mardini, Director, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, UNICEF on LIXIL brand GROHE’s digital experience hub, GROHE X, for a thought-provoking conversation centred around how LIXIL and UNICEF are combining their strengths to support underserved communities to improve the quality of life for millions.

Register now

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 www.grohe-x.com

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