Experience the lap of luxury at the Surface Design Show

The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) is pleased to announce the guest speaker for its ‘Working Portrait’ talk at this year’s Surface Design Show taking place on Wednesday 5 February between 1-2pm, will be Charles Leon, former Chairman of the IDA.

Charles Leon comments:

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to speak at the Surface Design Show with my talk entitled ‘In the Lap of Luxury’ forming part of the BIID CPD programme. The provision of the concept of luxury is at the heart of design and I have chosen to look in depth into the meaning, morality and ethics of luxury in the context of a changing society. I hope that the talk will challenge the conventional attitudes to luxury in design.”

The BIID is proud to be an Official Partner of the CPD Hub at the show. The CPD Hub provides members with the chance to keep up-to-date with the latest industry issues, and further their personal development while accruing CPD points.

Charles Leon runs a successful interior design and architectural consultancy based in London. Charles originally trained as a theatre designer and has worked with several major British and International theatre, dance and opera groups. In 1997 Charles set up his own design practice, CLA, specialising in hospitality design.

In recent years Charles, a fellow of the RSA, has lectured, hosted talks and seminars and following the recent merger of the IDA with the BIID (British Institute of Interior Design) is currently on their Council of Directors.

The Surface Design Show, ‘the home of innovative surfaces for architects and interior designers’ will take place at the Business Design Centre, London, 4-6 February 2014. The must attend event for architects, interior designers and specifiers attracts over 100 companies showcasing pioneering natural stone, wood, tiles, recyclable materials, metal, living materials, paint, illuminated surfaces and coatings that can be used as flooring, cladding, ceiling, wall coverings and more.

Surface Design Show, is the leading UK event that focuses solely on materials for surface design, drawing in over 4,600 attendees last year. It is a great event for architects and interior designers to find innovative surface solutions for the built environment, as it showcases new, cutting edge and inspiring materials.

For updates on BIID’s participation at the show visit www.surfacedesignshow.com www.biid.org.uk or follow us @BIIDtalk for updates.