INSIDE – World Festival of Interiors, with headline sponsor Dulux, has today announced the full programme of an exciting array of international designers that will present a series of seminar sessions at this year’s festival. The festival will be held at the world famous Marina Bay Sands hotel and Convention Centre in Singapore from 4 - 6 November.
Expert speakers will explore the topics that are shaping interior design today, including the impact technology is having on our daily behaviour; how the defining lines between the spaces we live, work and play in are blurring and how the very role of the interior designer is changing.
Does this sentence repeat/extend the sentence above? Speakers will share industry-transforming insight on subjects such as the changing nature of materiality, the relationship between gender and design, and the changing psychology of space.
Attracting more than 2,000 distinguished architects and designers from across the globe, the three-day event runs alongside the World Architecture Festival - putting interior design at the centre of global architecture and design discussion.
Keynote speakers at the festival will include Lyndon Neri of Neri&Hu Design, discussing how design brings cultures and communities together, and Jason Holley, Director of Universal Design Studio, who will discuss the company’s approach to the design of the Ace Hotel in London.
The festival will begin with a speech on Wednesday 4 November by Dr. Eve Edelstein, Neuroscientist and Director of Innovative Design Science, who will examine how design features can influence human responses. Sadie Morgan, co-director of dRMM, will investigate the changing psychology of space, and prominent architect and artist Will Alsop explores cross collaboration to analyse the possibilities for interior architecture in the future.
Mariana Simas, Director of MK27, will explain how design can merge the real and virtual, and Mike Lim, Director at DP Design with Justin Long, principal of HJGHER, will speak on how brands can utilise ‘Big Data’ to increase efficiency and engagement in design.
These seminars and debates will run alongside live crit presentations by the 50 nominees competing to be named this year’s World Interior of the Year.
Nominees include the Library@Orchard, a tranquil library housed in Singapore’s busiest shopping mall, the Medibank Workplace by Hassell and the Pavilion, a luxury hotel in Shepherd’s Bush, London.
Paul Finch, Programme director of World Architecture Festival and INSIDE - World Festival of Interiors said: “Designers of interior, whether workplace, leisure or domestic, understand the power of everything from space layouts, to colour and furniture can have a profound effect on people, making us feel feel comfortable, inspired or energized. INSIDE speakers have a wealth of experience to share about all these areas and we look forward to what will be a fascinating talks programme.”
Throughout the three day festival, 50 nominees from nine diverse categories, and 16 countries, will pitch against each other to win the World Interior of the Year award, which will be announced on 6 November at the Gala Dinner.
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