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The Multi Story Thinking Podcast unravels the mysteries of interior design.
Hosted by designer and educator Jonathan Forster the podcast takes an educational slant on the world of interior design providing an insight into the how and the why.

It includes interviews with professionals from across the spectrum of the interior design world alongside more practical discussions about techniques, processes and the professional practice of interior design.

It is suitable for anyone wanting to learn about the process of interior design from undergraduates to keen amateurs, business owners to design professionals.

We've got Naomi Cleaver, Anna Hart and Rachel Forster in the can set to be released this autumn.

Multi Story Thinking Jonathan Forster

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The Multi Story Thinking Podcast unravels the mysteries of interior design.
Hosted by designer and educator Jonathan Forster the podcast takes an educational slant on the world of interior design providing an insight into the how and the why.

It includes interviews with professionals from across the spectrum of the interior design world alongside more practical discussions about techniques, processes and the professional practice of interior design.

It is suitable for anyone wanting to learn about the process of interior design from undergraduates to keen amateurs, business owners to design professionals.

We've got Naomi Cleaver, Anna Hart and Rachel Forster in the can set to be released this autumn.

    Stefania Paolini

    Stefania Paolini

    At the time of recording Stefania was the Global Community & Content Manager for the Plum Guide

    The Plum Guide offers inspiring spaces enabling travelers to stay in homes rather than hotels.

    In this episode we discover the elements to consider when judging the design attributes of a home. The questions to ask to pinpoint the nuances of look and feel. The inverse relationship of location beauty and the quality of accommodation and why posting on Instagram is a benchmark of success for a perfect stay

    • 50 min
    Lauren Maylor

    Lauren Maylor

    Lauren is the Creative Director of Loft.  Loft provides a “one-stop” interior design and furnishing service working across the student accommodation, hospitality, and residential sectors.

    In this episode, we discover how in-house design helps clients work within their budgets. How multi-use furniture can help facilitate different ways of working and living.

    The importance of fostering human connection and building communities, and why designers should get to know board sizes and sheen levels.

    • 55 min
    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah Wilson

    Sarah is a horticulturist and host of the Roots and All Podcast, which brings together some of the best-known experts in the world of horticulture. She is known for her low-impact and wildlife gardens.

    In this episode, we discover the two schools of thought in garden design. Why your garden should be a haven for wildlife. The importance of getting the structure right before selecting plants and designing a garden that you can manage, and why you should definitely think twice before you cut down a tree.

    • 50 min
    Meet the supplier-Matt Lewis from IVC Commercial

    Meet the supplier-Matt Lewis from IVC Commercial

    Matt is the commercial manager at IVC Commercial based in the UK.  He forms a vital link between designers and the manufacturer and uses his product knowledge to help designers select and specify products.

    In this episode, we discover how flooring products emulate real materials and the importance of understanding the economics of product selection. The flexibility and design potential of using patterns and colour, and how playing around with samples can help develop a final design

    • 17 min
    Oliver Heath

    Oliver Heath

    Oliver is an expert in the field of sustainable architectural and interior design and his company is focused on improving health and well being in the built environment

    In this episode, we learn about the 14 Patterns of biophilic design.
    How biophilic design approaches are shifting our design thinking.

    We discover how access to nature has shaped Oliver’s design approach and the role of TV shows in the democratisation of design, and how to make people smile by working in a jungle.

    • 56 min
    Meet the supplier-Nick Sheepy from Humanscale

    Meet the supplier-Nick Sheepy from Humanscale

    Nick is the Head of Regional Sales for Humanscale who design and manufacturer ergonomic products.

    His interior design background helps him provide a crucial role to support designers and specifiers

    In this episode, we discover how what you see and touch influences how you sit and your comfort. The importance of intuitive control and adaptability. How Humanscale shifted from making privacy screen filters into shaping the whole office environment, and the product to select to exercise your abdomen.

    • 17 min

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