Bookings are now open for the BIID Annual Conference 2014. ‘Life-Changing Design: Transforming the Human Experience’ will tackle the issue of improving interiors through intelligent and creative design with the help of a prestigious line-up of inspirational and influential speakers who will dissect the nature of good design and assess the impact it can have.
“We live in a world, where the vast majority of people realise that design offers enormous power for shaping and changing the human experience,” says Sue Timney, President of the BIID. “”Design can be harnessed to solve our problems and make the world a better place. At this year’s conference we’ll look at how health centres and hospices, leisure and work spaces, retail and residential interiors can all be improved through intelligent and creative design. As the professional body for interior designers, it’s our responsibility to tell this story, and help designers and their clients realise just what design can achieve.”
Confirmed speakers for the 2014 conference include:
Lee Penson from leading architecture and interior design studio Penson. Lee will be talking about his practice’s involvement in the new Google HQ development.
Charles Jencks, a trustee and Co-founder of Maggie’s Centres. Charles will explain how Maggie’s Centres have created uplifting environments for cancer care, designed by some of the world’s most renowned architects.
More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
BIID Honorary Fellowships:
As a part of the conference programme we will also award the prestigious BIID Honorary Fellowship to individuals who have inspired, enriched and influenced the design profession in a momentous way.
In 2013, Angela Brady (President of the RIBA), Sir James Dyson, Thomas Heatherwick and Deyan Sudjic (Director of the Design Museum) joined Sir Paul Smith, Zandra Rhodes, Dr Paul Thompson (Rector of the Royal College of Art), Andreas Von Einsiedel (celebrated interiors photographer) and Graham Watts (Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Council) as BIID Honorary Fellows.