“Design Invention: Where Art and Science Collide” will be the theme for British Institute of Interior Design's (BIID) annual one-day conference which will take place at RIBA HQ, Portland Place, London on June 27th, 2013.
“Design practice is evolving fast, influenced by fresh thinking in approaches, techniques and materials,” said BIID President, Sue Timney.
The conference will explore these new dynamics and the changing creative landscape for design to help designers learn, adapt and draw inspiration from the experiences of global experts and practitioners.
Paul Smith & Rosie Millard
The 2012 conference, entitled "Celebrating British Design”, attracted 170 people and featured speakers such as Sir Paul Smith, fashion designer; Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum; Glenn Adamson, Head Researcher at the V&A, and Katy Lithgow, Head of Conservation at the National Trust, amongst others.
In 2012 BIID Honorary Fellowships were presented to Sir Paul Smith, Zandra Rhodes, Andreas von Einsiedel, Dr Paul Thompson and Graham Watts, OBE.
More information on conference speakers and BIID Honorary Fellowships for 2013 will be announced shortly.
“Last year’s inaugural BIID conference proved a tremendous success,” adds Sue. “All the speakers were informative and thought provoking. We are already looking forward to another exceptional day for designers in 2013.”