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CPD Providers Showcase 2018

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On Tuesday 20th March 2018, The British Institute of
Interior Design (BIID) held a successful CPD Providers Showcase at The
Chesterfield Hotel Mayfair, London. Designed to provide delegates with an
invaluable learning experience and networking opportunity, 62 BIID members attended
to benefit from the BIID-accredited CPD seminars on offer (84 guests in total).

Gilly Craft, BIID CPD Director and President Elect comments: “The
2018 BIID CPD Showcase provided members with a fantastic opportunity to expand
their knowledge, gain valuable CPD points, and network with fellow designers
and industry experts. It was great to see so many in attendance and we hope
that everyone took something useful away from the event.”

Hosted exclusively for BIID Registered Interior Designers and
Associates, the event consisted of eight
45-minute seminars covering a diverse range of topics throughout the day. The programme
began with an insightful seminar from Spiral Cellars, providing members with technical
background on the components and processes involved in constructing a
prefabricated natural wine cellar. Integration company, SMC, then informed
designers about the level of technology found within the modern home, the
latest design trends and how best to work with a technology consultant to
benefit your design in their CPD session, ‘Working with Technology.’

Following a short break, Black & Key discussed the key
considerations designers should be aware of when customising a piece of
furniture and how to develop a bespoke design from a client’s brief, whilst Selectaglaze
Limited’s CPD covered a range of topics to help designers effectively specify
secondary glazing to enhance the environment in listed and heritage buildings.

Roca Ltd gave attendees an insight into new technologies and
innovation in the bathroom environment with its ‘Shaping the Bathroom Space of
the Future’ CPD, followed by Ecoled’s seminar which gave interior designers an understanding
of the various lighting finishing techniques, materials available and best positioning

Domus discussed the history, innovation and trends in tile
design and porcelain production, demonstrating how technology drives trends and
how trends drive technology. This was followed by the CPD session from bulthaup
Mayfair, which covered premium kitchen production technologies and materials,
as well as sharing their planning expertise of kitchen living spaces.

In between sessions, members had the opportunity to network
with fellow designers and industry professionals and talk individually with the
CPD providers, as well as find out more about BIID Industry Partners. Attendees
received seven CPD hours of ‘structured’ learning for the day, enhancing their
knowledge and forming part of their BIID
annual CPD hours total.