2019 Theatre & Workshops
Experts Theatre 2019
Sustainability and the healthy house
Although environmentally sustainable interior design has become a bigger issue in interior design practice, the frequency with which interior designers make sustainable choices in real practice is still limited, particularly where materials selection is concerned.
Interior design for health and wellbeing
It was Winston Churchill who said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter, our buildings shape us.” Research over the years has shown us that buildings have a direct effect on our physical & mental wellbeing. This is particularly significant, as we’re known to spend 90% of our lives within interior environments. We’re become increasingly aware of factors & lifestyles that can impact our health, but what part do interior environments play in enhancing or being detrimental to our wellbeing? If we want everyone in our building to be healthy, what design decisions need to be considered? Anna Whitehead discusses the principles, strategies & materials to consider when designing interior environments for our health & wellbeing.
Reclaiming the past; designing for today
House & Garden Editor, Hatta Byng speaks to Adam Hills and Maria Speake, founders of the architectural salvage and design company, Retrouvius, about how the stories behind salvaged finds, the imaginative re-use of them, and a commitment to craftsmanship can create inspiring and unique interiors for modern living.