Find Out the Seminars’ Topics and Schedule at DesignJunction 2017 — Explore all the great options available at the worldwide renowned as is London’s leading destination for design during the annual London Design Festival.
Guesting more than 200 international brands, DesignJunction is one of the best design events when it comes to getting the latest news for contemporary interior design. In order to discover the most exclusive exhibitors, you should definitely attend also some talks held by important names of the interior design and architecture industry. This year’s edition presents a new talks program with debates and discussions around the theme “Where Design Meets”. The seminar sessions will take place on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of September, including topics such as architecture, colors, home, workspace, technology, and other diverse areas of interests.
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Below, Daily Design News presents some of the best sessions of #djKX Talks Programme. TAKE A LOOK!
♦ Where Design Meets Architecture
(Thursday 21st, 11:00-11:50 am)
Arthur Mamou-Mani architect, educator and digital designer and expert in fabrication technology will hold a talk about how to run an innovative architectural practice. He founded ‘Mamou-Mani’ which provides architectural, industrial design and visual merchandising services. The company provides also workshops and software classes, as it is open to architects, students and any person that has an interest in architecture!
♦ Where Design Meets Home
Chair: Claudia Baillie. Speakers: Jordan Cluroe & Russell Whitehead, Daniel Schofield & Jemma Ooi
(Thursday 21st, 12:00-12:50 pm)
Find out the secrets of turning a house into a bespoke home from Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of 2LG Studio, designer Daniel Schofield and Jemma Ooi from Custhom. 2LG work with residential, commercial and product design whereas Usthom is a research-based design practice that works with handmade techniques. This combination of different approaches and skills is surely going to make an amazing panel!
♦ Where Design Meets Materials
Chair: Tina Norden. Speakers: Seetal Solanki, Laetitia de Allegri & Ido Garini
(Thursday 21st, 14:00-14:50)
Tina Norden, director at Conran and Partners, chairs a talk that has as aim to explore the diversity of materials. Seetal Salonki, founder of Ma-tt-er, research studio, platform, and consultancy that works with materials, will share aspects of his work regarding industry and education. Laetitia de Allegri-designer and consultant will share also her experience and views about the functionality and longevity of materials and techniques.
♦ Where Design Meets King’s Cross
Chair: Johnny Tucker. Speakers: Robert Evans, Eric Parry, Sally Mackereth, Lisa Finlay & Jonathan Tuckey
(Friday 22nd, 11:00–11:50)
One of the most important developments in London is definitely King’s Cross, managed by Argent. Different companies that have made an impact within the area will talk about the project’s progression. Some notable names that will be present are Robert Evans, that has led the King’s Cross development since 2001, Eric Parry that founded Eric Parry Architects, and others that will provide their perspective towards the project.
♦ Where Design Meets Education
Chair: Sarah Dawood. Speakers: Daniel Charny, Sadhbh Doherty, Matias Shortcook & Sorrel Hershberg
(Friday 22nd, 13:00-13:50)
Probably one of the talks that you shouldn’t miss is ‘Where Design Meets Education‘. The seminar is about education and how to mix both creativity and science in order to offer a fulfilling and equal learning experience.The panel will discuss their roles, Government focus and the concept of ‘STEAM’ (Science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths) subjects versus STEM.
♦ Where Design Meets Colour
Chair: Caroline Till. Speakers: Kim Boutin and David Broner & Francesca Sarti
(Friday 22nd, 17:00-19:00)
Where Design Meets Colour’ is going to close this edition seminars program. The talk is going to be about the role of color in design, branding and food design.Kim Boutin and David Broner, co-founders of DVTK – the London-based creative studio creating immersive and playful digital experiences that push the boundaries of modern storytelling will sit alongside Francesca Sarti.
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