Thursday 16th June 2016


8:45am to 4:30pm


Royal Geographical Society | 1 Kensington Gore | London | SW7 2AR


  • BIID Members / £125.00
  • Students / £95.00
  • General / £165.00

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The 5th BIID Annual Conference, Interior Identities, will address the theme of identity in interior design. An impressive line-up of speakers from different disciplines will explore how the identities of people, cultures and contexts intersect with and influence our interior environments. The theme will be approached from varying perspectives, covering identities in relation to interior designers and their clients, the spaces they create and the places where these concepts are conceived.    

Hosted by BIID President Dan Hopwood, the speakers at this year's conference will include:

Charles Leon, Leon Black
Brand It Like Beckham: The Nature of Identity

Ariane Steinbeck, RPW Design
A Sense of Place? Cultural Identity and Hospitality Design

Laura Glithero, Gilling Dod Architects
Mental Health Matters: Designing with the Mind in Mind

Orla Kiely
In Conversation With...

Rosy Greenlees, Crafts Council
Craft, Design & Identity

Mark Robinson, Living Architecture
Wonder and Delight: The Interiors of Living Architecture

Graeme Brooker, Royal College of Art
Catherine Croft, 20th Century Society
James Dilley, Jestico + Whiles
The Interior Designer’s Dilemma: Reverence vs Reinvention

Interior Identities will also provide the opportunity for the Institute to present its Honorary Fellowships, created to recognise those who have had a profound impact on the development and success of the interior design profession. Last year, the BIID honoured influential design expert Zeev Aram OBE; Christine Losecaat, creative industry strategist; Kevin McCloud MBE, author, broadcaster and designer; Dids Macdonald OBE, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID) and Martin Roth, the Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

For more information about the conference, including sponsorship and exhibitor information, and to watch a video of the 2015 event, please visit

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