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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.

If you are curious about how things are done within the industry, how people got their breaks and how they’ve developed their careers, and get some tips and advice, then this is the podcast for you.

So sit back, relax, as we help unravel the mysteries of interior design

The Multi Story Thinking Podcast on Interior Design Jonathan Forster

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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.

If you are curious about how things are done within the industry, how people got their breaks and how they’ve developed their careers, and get some tips and advice, then this is the podcast for you.

So sit back, relax, as we help unravel the mysteries of interior design

    Kay Sargent

    Kay Sargent

    Kay is a director of WorkPlace for HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm, with a network of 24 offices on three continents.
    She leads teams creating innovative  workspaces and has pioneered a Neurodiverse-friendly approach to shaping spaces that support the full range of neurotypical and neurodivergent employees.
    In this episode we discover the three key things shaping our thinking in the way we design spaces.
    How the application of science can help drive better decision making.
    Why a test, pilot, and measuring approach could revolutionise our approach to office refurbishment.
    The importance of options, choices, and control in creating diverse spaces that fit your employees better. 
    And we discover the dangers of becoming a potted plant.
     
    Links
    HOK website
    https://www.hok.com/people/leadership/view/kay-sargent/
    LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kay-sargent-53b2431/
    Designing a Neurodiverse Workplace
    https://www.hok.com/ideas/publications/hok-designing-a-neurodiverse-workplace/
    Kay Sargent Talks About Designing Neurodiverse-Friendly Workplaces on CRE Podcast
    https://www.hok.com/news/2019-09/kay-sargent-talks-about-designing-neurodiverse-friendly-workplaces-on-cre-podcast/
    How to be a kick-ass Interior Designer. 
    Come and join us on the Interior Design BA(Hons) course at the University of Plymouth. Where we teach you to put people at the centre of the design process and create joyful and sustainable spaces to support wellbeing, health, and happiness.
    https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-interior-design
    Thanks to
    Dave Clarke from @iamthehow (http://www.iamthehow.com) for production support and invaluable advice in the setting up of this Podcast.
    Kay Hanson (https://www.instagram.com/kay_v_hanson/) for her planning support and co-hosting for these and our educational podcasts for the University of Plymouth
    Mark Frith (https://www.instagram.com/fritzthekat/) for composing the music and all your support and advice along the way.
    I’d really like to hear feedback on the podcast.  Leave a comment or get in touch via the website or Instagram.
    Website
    https://www.instagram.com/forster_jonathan/
    Instagram
    http://www.multistorythinking.com/contact
    Thanks for listening.  Bye for now.

    • 59 min
    Laura Perryman

    Laura Perryman

    Laura Perryman is the Founder and Director of Colour of Saying, a colour, materials, and finishes design studio based in London, which curates forward-thinking colour and material design insights and experiences for brands and organisations.
    Her work spans trend forecasting, material research and innovation, product design and visual brand identity alongside lecturing and writing.
    Her new book,  The Colour Bible,  is an essential and inspirational guide to colour in art and design and condenses years of Laura’s experience of working with colour.
    In this episode we discover 
    How Laura transitioned from a degree in textiles to product design and designing user experiences.
    The importance of narrative when working with colour.
    How colour and materials choices can directly affect our brains and influence our behaviour.
    And I finally get to know what CMF Design stands for.
     
    Links
    Laura’s websites
    http://colourofsaying.com/
    https://lauraperryman.co/contact
    The Colour Bible
    https://lauraperryman.co/the-colour-bible-1  BUY THIS BOOK!
    How to be a kick-ass Interior Designer. 
    Come and join us on the Interior Design BA(Hons) course at the University of Plymouth.
    https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-interior-design
    Thanks to
    Dave Clarke from @iamthehow (http://www.iamthehow.com) for production support and invaluable advice in the setting up of this Podcast.
    Kay Hanson (https://www.instagram.com/kay_v_hanson/) for her planning support and co-hosting for these and our educational podcasts for the University of Plymouth
    Mark Frith (https://www.instagram.com/fritzthekat/) for composing the music and all your support and advice along the way.
    I’d really like to hear feedback on the podcast.  Leave a comment or get in touch via the website or Instagram.
    Website
    https://www.instagram.com/forster_jonathan/
    Instagram
    http://www.multistorythinking.com/contact
    Thanks for listening.  Bye for now.
     

    • 57 min
    Nathan Lonsdale

    Nathan Lonsdale

    Nathan Lonsdale is a founding partner of the lab_, a collective of businesses and free-thinkers; architects, designers, developers, engineers, social scientists, educators, and technologists; 
    Which includes spacelab_, an architectural design studio
    I spoke to Nathan In Real Life in the Depot, a co-worker space near Old Street in London, where he introduced me to sense_, an intelligence-driven platform that is revolutionising how people use space and how we design.
    In this episode, we discover how academic research informs the design process
    The importance of integrating workplace strategy with workplace design.
    How real-time monitoring can help spaces evolve in response to human behavior.
    And why, if you are looking for a quiet day in the office, don’t go in on a Tuesday.
    Links
    Nathan Lonsdale 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-lonsdale-b16b665/?originalSubdomain=uk
    sense_
    https://www.sensespace.com/
    the depot
    https://www.thedepot.co.uk/pages/about-the-depot_
    How to be a kick-ass Interior Designer. 
    Come and join us on the Interior Design BA(Hons) course at the University of Plymouth.
    https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-interior-design
    Thanks to
    Dave Clarke from @iamthehow (http://www.iamthehow.com) for production support and invaluable advice in the setting up of this Podcast.
    Kay Hanson (https://www.instagram.com/kay_v_hanson/) for her planning support and co-hosting for these and our educational podcasts for the University of Plymouth
    Mark Frith (https://www.instagram.com/fritzthekat/) for composing the music and all your support and advice along the way.
    I’d really like to hear feedback on the podcast.  Leave a comment or get in touch via the website or Instagram.
    Website
    https://www.instagram.com/forster_jonathan/
    Instagram
    http://www.multistorythinking.com/contact
    Thanks for listening.  Bye for now.
     

    • 41 min
    Jack Trench

    Jack Trench

    Jack Trench is the founder and director of Jack Trench Limited who create award-winning handmade bespoke kitchens. They have a showroom in central London and offer a complete project managed service, from initial concept and design through to manufacture and installation
    Since 2003 the company has maintained its original ethos of delivering high-end joinery, bespoke kitchens, and finely-crafted furniture developing into a growing team of cabinetmakers, site fitters, designers, and studio staff.
    In this episode we discover
    How a few jobs putting up shelves led to setting up a joinery business working across Europe.
    How concentrating on kitchen design helped focus their design philosophy, processes, and business goals.  
    Why you need to understand people and how they tick and the importance of making collaborative decisions with contractors and clients
    And why, when you get to site, everything goes out the window.
     
    Links
    https://www.jacktrench.co.uk/
    How to be a kick-ass Interior Designer. 
    Come and join us on the Interior Design BA(Hons) course at the University of Plymouth.
    https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-interior-design
    Thanks to
    Dave Clarke from @iamthehow (http://www.iamthehow.com) for production support and invaluable advice in the setting up of this Podcast.
    Kay Hanson (https://www.instagram.com/kay_v_hanson/) for her planning support and co-hosting for these and our educational podcasts for the University of Plymouth
    Mark Frith (https://www.instagram.com/fritzthekat/) for composing the music and all your support and advice along the way.
    I’d really like to hear feedback on the podcast.  Leave a comment or get in touch via the website or Instagram.
    Website
    https://www.instagram.com/forster_jonathan/
    Instagram
    http://www.multistorythinking.com/contact
    Thanks for listening.  Bye for now.
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Vera Bogodi from Madu and Palm

    Vera Bogodi from Madu and Palm

    Vera is the founder and owner of Madu and Palm, an online retailer supplying unique handmade furniture and home decor products by Balinese and Javanese professionals.
    She lives in Bali and has developed a strong working relationship with the local craftspeople to develop a range of furniture and products that are sourced responsibly and fair traded.
    In this episode, we discover how Vera got on her bike to discover Bali’s craft workshops
    The process of working with local craftspeople and the range of natural materials available.
    The challenges of delivering to the UK market
    And why, if you want to capture the tropical vibe, take your office to the beach
    Links
    Vera on LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/vera-bogodi-6193a1b1/?originalSubdomain=uk
    Madu and Palm website
    https://www.maduandpalm.com/
     
    How to be a kick-ass Interior Designer. 
    Come and join us on the Interior Design BA(Hons) course at the University of Plymouth.
    https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-interior-design
     
    Thanks to
    Dave Clarke from @iamthehow (http://www.iamthehow.com) for production support and invaluable advice in the setting up of this Podcast.
    Kay Hanson (https://www.instagram.com/kay_v_hanson/) for her planning support and co-hosting for these and our educational podcasts for the University of Plymouth
    Mark Frith (https://www.instagram.com/fritzthekat/) for composing the music and all your support and advice along the way.
    I’d really like to hear feedback on the podcast.  Leave a comment or get in touch via the website or Instagram.
    Website
    https://www.instagram.com/forster_jonathan/
    Instagram
    http://www.multistorythinking.com/contact
    Thanks for listening.  Bye for now.
     
     

    • 39 min
    James Journet

    James Journet

    James is the Sales and Design Director at Parkside Architectural Tiles, which is part of the market-leading Parkside Strata Group.  He’s based in their Clerkenwell Studio and works with the central London architectural and interior design community to produce sustainable and technical specifications for all construction sectors.
    The company has been pioneering a holistic approach to sustainability, is set to become carbon neutral in 2022, and is partnering with the World Land Trust to protect precious natural habits.
    In this episode we discover.
    The balancing act of aesthetics, technical requirements, and budget.
    The importance of building relationships during the design and specification stage of projects.
    Why we need to overcome the myths surrounding perceptions of sustainability and cost.
    And we contemplate the damage to flooring that can be inflicted by a 3 year old.   
     
    Links
    James on LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-journet-aa23b623/
     
    Parkside Architectural  Tiles
    https://www.parkside.co.uk/
     
    World Land trust
    https://www.worldlandtrust.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA3-yQBhD3ARIsAHuHT66CxRy3JkET38cvnTRlVgM3cxqeCtxXh7N-g1cbg2doqLGmtg4T_2caAp39EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
    How to be a kick-ass Interior Designer. 
    Come and join us on the Interior Design BA(Hons) course at the University of Plymouth.
    https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/ba-interior-design
    Thanks to
    Dave Clarke from @iamthehow (http://www.iamthehow.com) for production support and invaluable advice in the setting up of this Podcast.
    Kay Hanson (https://www.instagram.com/kay_v_hanson/) for her planning support and co-hosting for these and our educational podcasts for the University of Plymouth
    Mark Frith (https://www.instagram.com/fritzthekat/) for composing the music and all your support and advice along the way.
    I’d really like to hear feedback on the podcast.  Leave a comment or get in touch via the website or Instagram.
    Website
    https://www.instagram.com/forster_jonathan/
    Instagram
    http://www.multistorythinking.com/contact
    Thanks for listening.  Bye for now.

    • 49 min

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