Highlights from Inside Knowledge: The BIID business success conference

On Thursday 8 June 2017, around 200 passionate interior designers, suppliers and business experts gathered at 30 Euston Square to celebrate the role of marketing, trends, finances and strategy in the continued growth of our unique and evolving industry. 15 speakers — selected for their expertise and passion — informed and entertained a highly engaged […]

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From House & Garden to yachts and jets: Dickie Bannenberg talks boats, Brexit and family business

Traditionally, skilled craftspeople inherited their knowledge and talents from parental figures. Tricks of the trade were handed down like precious heirlooms and rarely shared with those outside the fold. In 2017, extensive family trees are still rife among the infrastructures and histories of successful businesses — particularly in the design and architecture industries — but […]

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The business of change: Lori Pinkerton-Rolet talks career pivots and professional u-turns

The decision to make a career U-turn — whether that’s entering into a new profession or changing the direction of a business — is one that nobody can afford to take lightly. So why are we seeing so many professional pivots in the world of interior design? Lori Pinkerton-Rolet is a past-president of BIID and director of […]

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Roca: Your Style, Your Bathroom

Individual style is an important feature of the modern bathroom, whether it is working with neutral tones, adding a pop of colour or incorporating a statement bath – the bathroom should be an extension of your personality. So, how do you find your style? Roca is making this easy with its latest sanitaryware and bathroom […]

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Hamilton demos the benefits of smart lighting control at BIID’s ‘Inside Knowledge’ conference

Hamilton will showcase its smart lighting control and multi-room audio system at ‘Inside Knowledge’: the BIID Business Success Conference, to be held at 30 Euston Square, London, on 8 June 2017. One of just eight companies exhibiting at the forward-thinking design event, Hamilton will demonstrate the benefits smart lighting and audio control can bring to a space, […]

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Curtain call: Charles Leon reflects on business and his impending presidency as he prepares to take to our stage  

BIID’s president-elect Charles Leon uses his impressive spectrum of professional experiences to blend design, economics, politics, philosophy and current affairs in discussions on the topic of interior design. Trained as a theatre designer, he began his professional career working for the National Theatre and the English National Opera. Having progressed from theatre to film in […]

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Spiral Cellars now working alongside interior designers to deliver their wine room designs

For over 35 years, Spiral Cellars have been designing, crafting and installing exceptional wine cellars. During that time they have installed over 3,000 cellars in the UK alone, and numerous others around the globe. As a result, they’ve built up a considered and extensive portfolio of cellaring options in the process and now pride themselves […]

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Life of a designer: Joanna Wood

There are a handful of people who have carved the landscape of the interior design industry in recent decades. Their unwavering commitment to professional relevance and decoding contemporary living means that these figures have become the faces of British interior design and continue to inspire generations of new talent. Joanna Wood is one such designer, so […]

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Hear And Be Heard: KSS Founder David Keirle on people power and ethical business

Ahead of his talk on the ethics of mark-ups and handling fees at this year’s BIID conference in June (book your place here), we caught up with chartered architect, founder and chairman of KSS David Keirle. When talking to someone in a position such as David’s — whose experience and success speaks volumes for itself — […]

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Presidential treatment: BIID president Susie Rumbold talks fees, fashion and finding design

At BIID we take great pride not only on the calibre of speakers who appear at our annual conference, but also the collective experience and expertise that defines our board of directors as leading voices in the world of design The differing journeys that each has taken is what ensures that their perspectives, objectives and […]

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Business and the brand: Karen Howes on the changing face of interiors

In an era where interior designers work alongside architects and property developers, and more designers are striving for professional independence by running their own studios, there is more focus than ever on the changing business of design. From the advent of the internet and the increasing online presence of accessible interiors brands, to the rapidly […]

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