Design London unveils talks programme

Design London has announced its talks programme for 2021, featuring industry influencers and thought leaders as part of this years’ London Design Festival, taking place from 18-26 September across the capital.

Running from 22-25 September, Design London will be housed in a brand-new venue just metres from North Greenwich station and a vibrant Design District. Titled ‘Discussions at Design London’, its programme – supported by Schneider Electric – will include headline talks, trend forecasts and panel sessions that are set to provide insight into current movements within the design, architecture and wider creative industries.

Highlights include a panel discussion dedicated to the role of a lighting designer, hosted by Darc Magazine’s Managing Editor Helen Ankers and featuring leading lighting professionals Paul Nulty, founder of Nulty Lighting; Charlotte Svensson of Lighting Design International; and Iain Carlile of Dpa Lighting Consultants.

On the same day, Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson – founders of East-London based design studio Pearson Lloyd – will discuss their most recent works, including projects for Lufthansa, Joseph Joseph and the City of Bath.

Sleeper will also be hosting a session exploring how hotels are being used as workspaces more than ever, with insight from Eric Jafari, Chief Development Officer/Creative Director at Edyn; Charu Ghandi, founder of Elicyon; Charlie North, Design Director at Ennismore; and Matt Bell, Chief Operations Officer at CitizenM.

The full Design London programme and list of exhibiting brands will be announced in due course.

Headline Image: © ‘Transparency in Shades of Colour’ talks auditorium by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori