33 episodes

"The Interior Design Business" is a monthly podcast for professional interior designers working in the UK.

We hear from practitioners, educators and influencers who appreciate the day-to-day and longer-term challenges that designers face and offer practical, first-hand advice on how to deal with these issues. "The Interior Design Business" enables you to learn from others in the design community so that you can develop the skills you need to succeed as an interior designer.

We're informed, insightful and entertaining, too.

"The Interior Design Business" is a joint production of Alfi Media, Tessuto and Wildwood, the people who connect the professional design community.

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"The Interior Design Business" is a monthly podcast for professional interior designers working in the UK.

We hear from practitioners, educators and influencers who appreciate the day-to-day and longer-term challenges that designers face and offer practical, first-hand advice on how to deal with these issues. "The Interior Design Business" enables you to learn from others in the design community so that you can develop the skills you need to succeed as an interior designer.

We're informed, insightful and entertaining, too.

"The Interior Design Business" is a joint production of Alfi Media, Tessuto and Wildwood, the people who connect the professional design community.

    Interior Design Declares

    Interior Design Declares

    A group of nine forward-thinking and influential design firms have joined forces to launch an ambitious initiative for our industry, Interior Design Declares.

    They have committed to working together to urge everyone in the UK design and construction industry to adopt a paradigm shift in their behaviour over climate change.

    We're joined by three of these founding members - Oliver Heath from Oliver Heath Design. Jecks Stone from Persona Abode and Josie Lees from MCM - to find out how interior designers can be a force for good in the global fight against imminent environmental catastrophe.

    Thanks to our series partner Parkside Architectural Tiles for their support.

    Emotion In Design

    Emotion In Design

    In his 2003 book, Emotional Design, the well-known American academic, Don Norman, came up with a theory to capture how and why people react, and emotionally connect, to certain objects and visual experiences. His theory was that true delight and enduring pleasure in something can only be achieved if positive visceral, behavioural and reflective reactions are achieved.

    In this episode, Jeff and Susie are joined by Brian Woulfe of Designed by Woulfe to explore how this theory can be applied to the design of interior spaces. Is Don Norman’s approach just marketing spin or are there real benefits to be had? And, if so, how can designers ensure their clients respond positively to their designs on all levels?

    Thanks to our series partner Parkside Architectural Tiles for their support.

    The Interior Design Business is a Wildwood production.

    Designing Globally

    Designing Globally

    How do you design an overseas project for clients, especially in these most difficult of times?

    Established in 2009 by husband-and-wife team Aaron and Laura Hammett, London-based studio, Laura Hammett Interiors, has since expanded into a global design powerhouse, undertaking complex residential projects for demanding private clients all over the world. But, how do the team manage to maintain their exacting luxury standards when working across the globe?

    In this episode, Aaron and Laura join us to explain just how it's done. It's a fascinating conversation.

    The Interior Design Business is a Wildwood production.

    Blogging For Interior Designers

    Blogging For Interior Designers

    Originating in the late 1990s, blogs were, initially, personal online diaries or journals, mostly written in internet cafes by gap year students on their travels.

    From these humble beginnings, and with the advent of social media, blogging has evolved into big business and is an important way for creative businesses of all kinds to engage with their target customers.

    But, writing a blog can be a daunting and arduous task!

    Is blogging worth the considerable effort involved? And, will it increase your client base and add to the profitability of your interior design business?

    In this episode, we are joined by Kate Watson Smyth, the property and interiors journalist, co-host of The Great Indoors podcast and author of the multi-award-winning interiors blog “Mad about the House” and Fiona Mostyn, specialist digital marketing coach for interior designers and founder of My Deco Marketing, to find out the answers to these and other burning questions.

    The Interior Design Business is a Wildwood production. We are supported by Parkside Architectural Tiles.

    The Future Of Hotel Design

    The Future Of Hotel Design

    In March 2020, hotel design was booming. There were 6,860 luxury hotels in the construction pipeline in Europe alone, containing a planned number of 1,516,493 new guest rooms.

    The sector was experiencing unprecedented global expansion and new groups of customers with new requirements were emerging. And, then, along came COVID-19...

    How have hotel designers dealt with the challenges they've faced in 2020? What long-term impact might the pandemic have on hotel design and what other trends are affecting the way they will be working on future schemes?

    Co-hosts Jeff Hayward and Susie Rumbold are joined by Elizabeth Lane from RPW Design and Fiona Thompson from Richmond International to find out the answers.

    The Interior Design Business is a Wildwood production.

    Cutting Through The Greenwash

    Cutting Through The Greenwash

    As awareness of the crisis facing our planet grows, more and more interior suppliers are making environmentally friendly claims for their products to increase their sales; but working out who to believe can be a minefield for designers.

    Greenwash, defined as behaviour or activities that mislead people into believing that a company is doing more to protect the environment than it actually is, is rife.

    How can interior designers cut through the greenwash to be sure that they are sourcing as sustainably as possible? What information is available to designers who want to understand the origins and impact of what they are specifying, and what are the questions all designers need to be asking their supply chains to get to the truth of sustainable sourcing?

    We're joined by Nicola Keenan from Boxx Creative, Chloe Bullock from Materialise Interiors and Stefan Dodds from Dodds & Shute to find out.

    This episode was first broadcast as a panel discussion as part of the Decorex Virtual 2020 Agenda programme.

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