Life-Changing Design - Transforming the Human Experience

Life-Changing Design: Transforming the Human Experience

The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) will hold its 2014 conference at RIBA's London HQ on June 19.

"We live in a world, where the vast majority of people realise that design offers enormous power for shaping and changing the human experience," said 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."

With a theme of "Life-Changing Design: Transforming the Human Experience," the conference will tackle these issues 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.

Confirmed speakers for the 2014 conference include Lee Penson from leading architecture and interior design studio Penson, and Charles Jencks, a trustee and Co-founder of Maggie's Centres. Lee will be talking about his practice's involvement in the new Google HQ development and Charles will explain how Maggie's Centres have created uplifting environments for cancer care, designed by some of the world's most renowned architects.

Last year's conference attracted an audience of more than 220 people, including interior designers, media and leading industry figures. It featured high profile speakers from a range of design disciplines with Thomas Heatherwick, Ab Rogers, Jason Bruges and Deyan Sudjic amongst those taking part.

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