WORKSPACE DESIGN TALKS

20+ Talks in 2 Days

A must attend event to discover what’s next for the UK’s commercial interiors market.

Featuring a series of intimate talks bringing together thought leaders from across the commercial, education and healthcare interiors industries to discuss key issues and current trends that are shaping the future of workspaces.

The Design Talks Lounge is hosted by international furniture specialist, The Furniture Practice. Designed with flexibility and comfort in mind, the Lounge will showcase some of the world’s most inspirational furniture brands, creating a relaxing meeting space between panel discussions.

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Listen to Panel Discussions on the following Topics...

  • Wellbeing: Creating Environments that Value Employees
  • Designing the Experience of the Future Workspace
  • Engaging Employees in Company Culture by Creating the Right Workspace Experience
  • Flexible Workspace Design to Improve Collaboration
  • Layouts that Inspire Creativity & Innovation
  • Agile Working Models: Redefining Workspace Design
  • Sustainability: Meeting the Needs of People, Organisations & the Planet
  • How Design can Help Attract & Retain Top Talent
  • Insights into Next Generation Technology Products
  • Lighting Design to Improve Employee Mood & Productivity
  • How Acoustics are Transforming Productivity
  • The Impact of Office Design on Brand Identity
  • Project Managing Costs, Timelines and Relationships
  • Designs for Inclusivity and Diversity
  • Data Driven Designs to Improve the Employee Experience
  • Future trends for materials and colours in office design
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Sustainable Architecture
  • Designing Flexible Co-Working Spaces that allow Collaboration

Participating Brands

Meet the Speakers

Ben Gillam,
Owner, Thirdway Interiors

Ed Hoban,
Associate Director – Head of Workplace, The Furniture Practice

Hamish Kilburn,
Editor, Hotel Designs

Graeme Shaw,
Technical Director UK & Ireland, Zumtobel Lighting

Peter Brogan,
Head of Research and Insight at IWFM

William Stokes,
Co-Founder & CEO, Co-Space

Gill Parker,
CEO, BDG architecture + design

Andy Bradshaw,
Director of Property & Workplace, DLA Piper

Terry Gunnery,
Director of Design, AECOM

Richard Holland,
Director, Holland Harvey Architects

Susan Lake,
Design Director, Susan Lake Lighting Design

 

David O’Coimin,
Director, Nookpods

Alan Bainbridge,
Head of Workplace & Corporate Real Estate, BBC

Claire Ness,
Inclusive Design Lead, HMRC

Stuart Horne,
Deputy Director, Service, Design and User Experience, HMRC

Maria Papadopoulou,
Associate, Interior Designer, Perkins & Will

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Register for your complimentary ticket to discover the latest and greatest products from the sector’s leading brands, be inspired by talks from industry leading voices, discover award winning products, and network with your industry peers across office, education and healthcare.

“The past year has had a huge impact not just on the spaces around us and how we operate in them, but on our thinking and behaviours more broadly. Workspace Design Talks 2021 will be a great opportunity to discuss how we can translate this new thinking into new extraordinary and innovative concepts, that can not only respond to change, but facilitate a positive future for our working lives.”

Anna Chimes

Executive Creative Director, Landor & Fitch

“Design Brands can’t wait to be able to exhibit their newest collections, especially to a qualified audience such as the UK A&D community. The Workspace Design Show is without a doubt the perfect opportunity to finally bring together again the best of the best of both worlds.”

Daniel Gava

Brand Strategy Advisor, Architecture & Design Industry

2020 has accelerated our ability to adapt and change as both the users of, and those charged with designing, spaces. I can see a real opportunity here to draw on the innovations we’ve seen across different sectors to deliver a truly hybrid working environment which is no longer tethered to its location, but to its subject. The Workspace Design Show is the perfect territory for this exploration.

Andrew Linwood

Head of Design , Areen Hospitality

“The Workspace Design Show is an opportunity for professionals in the design community to come together. I will be exploring the ways in which commercial spaces are going to develop and how we, as designers, will lead this evolution.”

Paul Nulty

Founder, Nulty Lighting

“After many moths of working from home and uncertainty of what the workplace of the future will be; I expect to see a great collaboration event that brings together various parties from the workplace sector to discuss the future of the workplace showcasing great products, exciting topics and talks.”

May Fawzy

Founder, MF Design Studio

“2020 was a catalyst for epic change in the world of work, the Workspace Design Show 2021 will be an amazing opportunity to see what’s next and explore how the workplace will continue to evolve.”

Kate Vine

Principal, Perkins & Will

“To design a workspace where users spend at least eight hours daily equals designing a third of people’s lives. In times like these more than ever, designers will challenge themselves to show unparalleled innovation and creativity for the users’ wellbeing. This show is the ideal place for us to find that inspiration.”

Raluca Timbala

Founder, RIT Interior Design

“I am excited for the opportunity to come together with like-minded professionals, all sharing a common ambition – to improve how we are working and the work environments that contribute so significantly to that.”

Charlie Green

Co-CEO, The Office Group (TOG)

“I’m really looking forward to being part of the Workspace Design Show – contemplating, debating and re-imagining the future of work. This is an exciting time for workplace designers as we take on more challenging briefs than ever, enhancing employee engagement and user experience, and creating spaces where amazing things happen.”

Ben Gillam

Owner, Thirdway Interiors

“I’m looking forward to seeing and discussing how technology has accelerated changes to the way we work and how that is influencing how we redesign workspaces for the future. How the new workplace will need to offer more to attract people to come together into the same physical space to collaborate.”

Luke Tozer

Founder, Pitman Tozer Architects

“Our perceptions of sustainability and wellbeing in spaces have changed so much over the last 18 months; I’m excited to see how the Workspace Design Show will investigate this, be that in the products, materials, furniture and the opinions that will shape our return to work.”

Oliver Heath

Biophilic Design ambassador for Interface, Oliver Heath Design Ltd

“In this period unprecedented and rapid change, it will be fascinating to imagine how the future workspace will evolve.”

Stephen Philips

Associate Product Designer, Arup

“The COVID pandemic has crystallised the importance of health and wellbeing for workspace design. Workspace Design Show is a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and peers in the industry and learn about technological innovations.”

Susan Lake

Design Director, Susan Lake Lighting Design

“At Workspace Design Show, I am hoping to see how the emerging trends for home and flexible working are effecting the design approach of workspaces and the products within them.”

Matthew Holloway

Principal, Grimshaw Architects

“Workspace Design Show is a truly innovative model and a great opportunity to interact and hear from industry leading figures whilst experiencing the best quality products and solutions.”

Cristiano Testi

Principal Director, tp bennett

“The Workspace Design Show offers a great opportunity to share new ideas and thinking with the workplace and design community. We’re all going to need as much of that as possible!”

Neil Usher

Chief Workplace & Change Strategist, GoSpace AI

“This is a great opportunity to hear from a broad and diverse group of workplace industry leaders to inspire a new sense of place for greater collaboration, connection and creativity.”

Stephen Guy

Chief Integration Officer & Chief of Staff, McCann Worldgroup

“After almost a year of not being able to come together as an industry, I am looking forward to discussing how the world of work has changed forever, seeing all of the new products and materials that have been developed, and connecting with other creatives socially.”

Natasha Bonugli

Global Design Principle, Unispace

“We are just about to realise how unlivable most of today’s offices really were. Hopefully, we will see lots of experimental work. It is time to imagine the next generation of workspaces!”

Erik Behrens

Creative Director, AECOM

“I am very much looking forward to the prospect of being amid the huge variety of creatives that the Workspace show is going to bring together. Without a doubt we are going to see the reshaping of the working environment as we know it and it is very exciting to have the opportunity to connect with my peers as we venture into the future.”

Vidhi Sharma

Creative Director, Modus Workspace

“This is a challenging but exciting time to see how we, as designers can shape the new way of working and the future of office workspaces. I cannot wait to see what new innovations and creative solutions come to light.”

Lauren Lever

Founder, Minoux Lighting Design

“I look forward to seeing the latest innovations and thought leadership around the future of workspace experience. To learn how the brightest design talent, manufactures and strategists are shaping and equipping the workspace of tomorrow for success today.”

Richard Benson

Creative Managing Director, Allen International (part of Accenture Interactive)

“I’m looking forward to what Workspace Design Show offers within products and ideas to challenge us designers & suppliers to up our game for the future market.”

Maz Mahmoudi

Founder, 3equals1 Design

“In these challenging times, Dthree Studio and the design and build (D&B) industry have demonstrated flexibility and ingenuity, and the power of creative design. At the Workspace Design Show, I am looking forward to discussing key trends that have emerged from the last year and those that will continue to influence the D&B industry as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Benjamin Grave

Director, Dthree Studio

“The Workspace Design Show offers the opportunity to champion new developments within this innovative market and showcase the evolution of the workplace within the post-pandemic era. As well as design and planning principles, the event can highlight the practical application of furniture solutions to create highly versatile environments with a focus on sustainability.”

Joanna Knight

Partner, The Knight Partnership