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BIID Celebrates London Design Festival 2016

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The British Institute of Interior
Design (BIID) is celebrating the 2016 London Design
Festival and taking part in events across the capital. The London Design
Festival is an annual event, held to promote London as the design capital of
the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. This
year’s Festival will be held 17-25 September 2016. The BIID is supporting some
of the key trade shows that are taking place and BIID members will be taking
part in thought-provoking and informative discussions throughout the week, as
well as benefiting from a range of member benefits and special events.

BIID President Susie Rumbold comments: “London Design Festival is a remarkable celebration of London’s vibrant
design scene. The BIID is delighted to once again be taking part in a wide
range of activities across the capital in what promises to be an inspirational
week of discovery, creativity and innovation.”

International at Syon Park

18-21 September

On Monday 19th September at 2pm, BIID member Tim Gosling will be
discussing “How to design and create the heritage of bespoke furniture using
rare materials and the latest technology’’ at the Decorex Seminar Theatre. In
this talk, Tim will be demonstrating the innovative and unusual way he uses a
variety of materials in his designs.

BIID President Susie Rumbold will be chairing an engaging and informative
panel discussion at the Decorex Seminar Theatre on Tuesday 20th September at
11am. Panellists include interior
designer Staffan Tollgard, bespoke furniture designer Neil Stevenson of NEJ
Stevenson & textile designer Margo Selby. They will be discussing “The
Design Journey: How tradition, custom and culture influences the evolution of
luxury design”, sharing their own creative influences and experiences of the
design journey.

BIID Mentoring Sessions @ Decorex

On Tuesday 20th September at 4.30pm in the Decorex Restaurant,
the BIID will be chairing a series of BIID mentoring sessions, hosted by
experienced BIID members and designed to support new and emerging designers
making their way in the interior design profession. These informal round-table
Q&A sessions will be focussing on specific interior design sectors,

•         Residential – BIID
President and founder of Tessuto Interiors, Susie
Rumbold to chair

•         Commercial – May Fawzy
of MF
Studio to chair

•         Hospitality – Harriet
Forde of HF Design to chair

•         Retail – Yentl Flo of Househam
to chair

Focus/16 at Design
Centre at Chelsea Harbour

18-23 September

On Sunday 18th
September at 11.30am, BIID member Natalia Miyar will be taking part in the
discussion; “My Life on Instagram”, hosted by Homes & Gardens Deputy Editor
Giles Kime. The discussion will share expert advice on turning Instagram into
an art form.

100% Design at
Olympia London

21-24 September

BIID President Susie Rumbold will be taking part in the seminar
programme at 100% Design (in The Forum) on Saturday 24th September, taking part
in a panel discussion at 16.15 on “How to Commission Design”. Alongside
Director of Architectural Practice MWAI Matthew Woodthorpe and garden designer
Charlotte Rowe, Susie will discuss how to effectively develop a shared vision
and effective collaboration between client and designer.

Also taking place on Saturday 24th
September at 16:30 (in The Auditorium), past President of the BIID Daniel
Hopwood will be chairing a session called ‘Interior Design Masterclass: How to
get the experience you want out of your home’. He will be joined by BIID member
Ciara Langley and The 2 Lovely Gays to discuss the professional’s top tips for
realising an interior design scheme that combines impressive beauty with the
practicalities of your life.

designjunction at
King's Cross

22-25 September

On Friday 23 September, between 8.30–10.30am, BIID President Susie
Rumbold will be hosting a BIID members breakfast and tour of designjunction,
giving members a sneak peak at some of the show highlights. The sixth edition of the critically-acclaimed event has relocated to
King’s Cross - one of London’s most exciting urban redevelopments - and
presents the latest in cutting-edge design from more than 200 world-class
international brands.

London Design Fair
(including Tent London & Super Brands London) at Old Truman Brewery

22-25 September

On Sunday 25th September at 1pm, BIID President Susie Rumbold
will be taking part in the Super Talks programme.

The talk is entitled: “Commissioning an Interior Designer: how to get
the best results for your project'. Susie’s talk will highlight the advantages
of working with a professional interior designer and will outline the process
of appointing one. She will help demystify the process of working with an
interior designer and offer an insider’s guide to getting the best results for
your interior design project.

Photo credit: 100% Design