Decorex International announces seminar programme

Decorex International, the show of choice for the high-end interior design trade, returns this October, for an exciting new chapter at Olympia London. For 2019, the show will bring together its most inspiring and inspiring seminar programme to date. Leading interior designers, editors and businesspeople will share their expertise and give insights into topical issues of the moment.

Exploring topics from sustainability to launching a new business, Decorex has announced an unmissable line-up of influencers taking to the over the four days.

Highlights include a discussion between architect John Allsopp, Sophie Elborne of Kitesgrove and Farrow & Ball’s Joa Studholme on how to design a home that encourages a sense of wellbeing away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; moderated by Laura Normanton from House & Garden magazine. Interior designer Jo Berryman will join Pip McCormac and Bunny Turner of Turner Pocock to explore how to use colour to create a home that promotes happiness.

In a discussion on how interior designers can increase value in the 21st Century, Giles Kime from Country Life will be leading the conversation between the talented Jonathan Dinnewell of Smallwood Architects, Daniel Hopwood, Emma Sims Hilditch. While interior designer Emma Burns of Colefax & Fowler and Guy Goodfellow will exchange amusing anecdotes from their experience in the industry.

At a time where we are all more conscious of the effect our investments can have in the world, throughout the event Decorex will be exploring whether sustainability and luxury can coexist.

In conversation on this trope is interior designers, Charu Gandhi of Elicyon, Henry Prideaux, Nicola Harding of Harding & Read and Retrouvius’ Maria Speake. Also taking on the subject of sustainability will be Simon Blackley of Ian Mankin, Sebastian Cox, Victoria Meale and Kerryn Harper-Cuss from The English Home, who will be offering insights into the evolving opportunities, innovations and responsibilities of designers.

Residential and commercial interior designers Henrietta Holroyd, Lizzie Tovey of Studio Houghton, Polly Williams from Camberyard, Laura Keith of Nine Yard Club and Sarah Bullen-Webb of interiors brand Iluka London will impart know how on how to launch and market a business within the design industry. Houzz UK’s Reisa Elden, Amit Malhotra of Aflux Design, Kia Stanford from Kia Design and Staffan Tollgard will offer advice on how to scale your business and set goals for 2020.

To see the full seminar programme please visit: decorex.com/agenda. Decorex Seminar Programme has been graciously powered by eporta.

Dates: Sunday 6 – Wednesday 9 October 2019
Location: Olympia London
Opening Hours:
Sunday 6 October: 10am-6pm (trade only)
Monday 7 October: 10am-6pm (trade only)
Tuesday 8 October: 10am-7pm (open to the general public)
Wednesday 9 October: 10am-5pm (trade only)

Tickets: £18 trade/£40 consumer

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