Stirling Ackroyd in association with Fora present ‘A space to be brilliant’, a series of design-led talks from world-renowned designers, architects and marketeers, offering an insight into the importance of design within the workspace market. All events, including an unmissable speed networking breakfast on the 25th are free to attend by all CDW 17. Each discussion will be followed by a Q&A. See website for further details.

To register for any of these sessions please visit our registration page, here

Tuesday 23rd May, 2:00 – 2:45pm
Katrina Larkin, Fora -The changing design needs in the workplace
The design needs of the workspace have changed in the past few years and Fora aims to set the new way of working. This is ‘pro-working’ and it’s the future.

Tuesday 23rd May, 5:00 – 5:45pm
Shape London – The Playbox: Concept, development, manufacture and fabrication
The Playbox is a prototype furniture installation for CDW, that is portable and folds out to inhabit a space to encourage users to socialise and entertain. Shape London will be talking about the design concept, development, manufacture and fabrication of the Playbox.

Wednesday 24th May, 10:00 – 10:45am
Paul Crofts & Nick Welsh, Isomi – Isomi: Materials, Modularity and Process
An award-winning pioneer in the production of modular furniture solutions in solid surface, concrete and metal since 2011, Isomi’s design-led approach is enhanced by a detailed understanding of materials and manufacturing processes.

Wednesday 24th May, 2:00 – 2:45pm
Helen Parton, OnOffice – Total Office Design: Ten Years On
OnOffice editor Helen Parton revisits the findings of the book she co-authored and asks what’s changed and what’s remained constant in the workplace design since she embarked on the project?

Wednesday 24th May, 5:00 – 5:45pm
Adrian Caddy, Greenspace – Greenspace: Creating legacy
Greenspace founder, Adrian Caddy will discuss the consultancy’s purpose to develop legacy-driving experiences for forward-thinking organisations that generate positive and lasting value.

Thursday 25th May, 8:30 – 10:00am
Speed Networking Breakfast
Enjoy a delicious breakfast followed by your chance to meet with likeminded individuals and make new connections during this one-to-one timed networking event.

Thursday 25th May, 2:00 – 2:45pm
Jan Levy, Three Hands- Inclusive design: What can we learn from charities?
Jan will talk about the untapped expertise that exists amongst charities on issues of relevance to businesses – what he calls ‘social insight’ – and the way it can be applied to help businesses create better products for customers, from those deemed vulnerable and under-served to mainstream audiences. 

Thursday 25th May, 6:00 – 6:45pm
Stevie Parle, Palatino – Restaurants and interior design; a Q&A with Stevie Parle
A brief talk on the importance of restaurant design and how this sits with the overall offering. Stevie will offer insights and reflections on his five existing sites and take questions from the audience.

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