BIID PARTNERS WITH DECOREX 2016 TO CELEBRATE THE ‘ROOTS OF DESIGN’

The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) is once again partnering with luxury interiors trade show Decorex International from 18-21 September. Now in its 39th year, Decorex has become a key feature of the London Design Festival and is a must-visit for design professionals and those passionate about luxury design. The four-day event is returning to historic Syon Park, with 400 exhibitors launching new collections.

The theme of this year’s show is ‘The Roots of Design’ which will explore the roots of design; considering the origins of design, the processes involved and examining the influences that have challenged its DNA. The BIID will be hosting a series of engaging talks at Decorex 2016 which will explore this theme.

BIID at the Decorex Seminar Theatre

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.’’ 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 & 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

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, including:

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

•         Commercial – May Fawzy of MF Design Studio to chair

•         Hospitality – Harriet Forde of HF Design to chair

•         Retail – Yentl Flo of Househam Henderson to chair

To book a place at one of these sessions, please email Sam.fisher@ubm.com with the subject line BIID MENTORING SESSION along with your name and company and they will get back to you with confirmation of your place.

BIID President Susie Rumbold comments; “The BIID is delighted to once again be partnering with this exciting and inspirational event, which provides the interior design industry with a wonderfully curated and diverse collection of luxurious products from across the world. From showcasing innovative work by carefully selected independent craftspeople, to seeing new season collections from established luxury brands, Decorex is always one of my go-to destinations during London Design Festival.”

Simone du Bois, Brand Director of Decorex comments; “We’re really looking forward to working closely with the BIID again this year, especially with the additional element of mentoring sessions which we believe will be a great initiative for the next generation of designers.  The BIID was an instrumental partner with Decorex when we launched and have continued to be over the last 39 editions. This year, with many of the BIID members involved in the show, they continue to be as influential in our community as ever." 

Decorex runs from 18-21 September for trade visitors, and is open to the public on Tuesday 20 September. Registration for tickets is now open at Decorex.com

For further information, please contact:

Jenny Parker or Sarah Locke at Wildwood Public Relations           

Tel :  +44 (0)1293 851115              

Email: jenny.parker@wildwoodpr.com / sarah.locke@wildwoodpr.com

About the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID)

Established in 1965, the BIID is the professional institute for interior designers in the UK.

The BIID’s growing national and international membership represents both the commercial and residential sectors, from heritage to cutting edge. In addition to rigorous entry requirements that assess training, experience and professionalism, the Institute requires members to continue their professional development throughout their career, ensuring their continued expertise in design process, practice and regulatory matters.

The BIID has been granted the prestigious and rare accolade of Institute status by the Minister of State. The Institute’s mission is to encourage and support creativity and competence in the field of interior design through facilitating best practice, practical professional support, development opportunities and education.

On the national stage, the BIID is a full member of the Construction Industry Council and, as a result, is now part of Government consultations to advise on new policy and legislation. Internationally, the BIID is represented on the board of the International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers. More details at www.biid.org.uk

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