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MDS 2015

London ExCeL 
17 - 19 May 2015

The UK's definitive
international interiors event

Whether you're a design practitioner or a retailer, you need to stay ahead of the game in the business of design.

That’s why we brought together a series of experts to inform, inspire and enthrall you in 2014.

Stay tuned for announcements on our 2015 speaker line up!

Day 1 - 18 May 2014

10:15 - 11:00
Interior Trends: Enduring or Fads?
Carole King and Arianna Trapani, co-editors of Heart Home magazine,...
Arianna Trapani
Heart Home magazine
Carole King
Heart Home magazine
Pippa Jameson
Pippa Jameson Interiors
Kate Watson-Smyth
Mad About the House
11:15 - 12:00
20 Things You Didn't Learn in Design School
Architect, interior designer and, most recently, TV presenter Daniel Hopwood...
Daniel Hopwood
Studio Hopwood
12:15 - 13:00
Smart Materials
Smart materials are the future of our built environment. Discover...
Els Zijlstra
13:15 - 14:00
100 Years of Hans Wegner
2014 sees the 100 th anniversary of Danish design legend...
Kasper Holst Pedersen
PP Mobler
14:15 - 15:00
The Art of Colour
Join Ab Rogers, designer extraordinaire and the man behind the...
Ab Rogers
Ab Rogers Design
15:15 - 16:00
Retail Roundtables, presented by The Furnishing Report
Discover what happened behind closed doors when four retail experts...
Richard de Melim
The Furnishing Report
Aamir Ahmad
Kate Mooney
Occa Home
Ian Archibald
Archers Sleepcentre
Furniture Village

Day 2 - 19 May 2014

09:15 - 10:00
Business Briefing: Selling Yourself
Architecture and design is competitive business, and selling yourself well...
Lucy Mori
K L Mori Business Consulting
10:15 - 11:00
The Science of Healthcare Design
Hospitals and care homes can be unwelcoming and stressful. Simple...
Diana Cellela
The Drawing Room Interiors
Carmel Satterthwaite
Bob Wills
Medical Architecture
Ben Mills
Sound Solutions
Peter Molyneux
Dementia Services Development Centre
11:15 - 12:00
The Circular Economy
Powered by Resource. Resource launched earlier this year at Ecobuild...
Stephen Gee
12:15 - 13:00
10 Steps to Visual Retail Success
Learn how to unlock your store's potential through the expertise...
Eve Reid
Metamorphosis Group

13:15 - 14:00
Spaces At Work
Trends in workplace furniture and interiors are all well and...
Craig Knight
Andrew Budgen
Paul White
Oliver Marlow
Studio TILT
14:15 - 15:00
The Theatre of Design
Taking cues from theatre design, our experts look at how...
Pippa Nissen
Nissen Richards Studio
Jason Bruges
Jason Bruges Studio
Alistair Barr
Barr Gazetas
15:15 - 15:50
Light Sleep: Trending Hotel Design
Powered by Sleep. Hotels are a laboratory for design; a...
Guy Dittrich
Chris Webb
Hilton Worldwide
Anita Rosato
Anita Rosato Interior Design
Matt White
Silverfox Studios
Emma Lindsay
Intercontinental Hotels Group - Europe
16:00 - 16:40
Light Sleep: Hotels, The Design Catalyst
Powered by Sleep. Find out what inspiration specialist hospitality designers...
Guy Dittrich
Fiona Thompson
Richmond International, London
Rab Bennetts
Bennetts Associates
Rachel Johnson
Wimberly Interiors
Ken Mackay
Mackay and Partners
16:50 - 17:30
Light Sleep: Value of Design
Powered by Sleep. Innovative ideas and celebrity collaborations show that...
Marco Nijhof
yoo Hotels

Day 3 - 20 May 2014

09:15 - 10:00
Business Briefing: Winning Work
Having consulted on business strategy for some of the world's...
Robert White
White Partners
10:15 - 11:00
Retail Futures
Philip Handford and Kirsty Minns take us through the secrets...
Philip Handford
Campaign Design
Kirsty Minns
The Future Laboratory
11:15 - 12:00
Trends with Trend Bible
Anri Hamilton, Trend Bible’s Home Trends Editor, will present key...
Anri Hamilton
Trend Bible
12:15 - 13:00
Brand Matters
Your brand matters - and your space is where your...
Tim Mutton
Simon Jordan
Jump Studios
Nicolas Roope
Poke London
13:15 - 14:00
Creating Magical Experiences Through Spatial Design
Drawing from his specialty in creating branded spatial experiences, Johannes...
Johannes Torpe
Johannes Torpe Studio
14:15 - 15:30
BD Interviews...
Presented by BD Online. To celebrate the launch of BD...
Ike Ijeh
Jack Pringle
Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will

2014 show partners:

  • A1 Lighting
  • A1 Retail
  • acid
  • Archilovers
  • Archiproducts
  • Architect's Choice
  • Architonic
  • bd
  • biid
  • bira
  • BITA
  • BKU
  • Blueprint
  • BMA
  • Boutique Hotelier
  • Bridge for Design
  • Building
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Cover
  • darc
  • DE
  • Decorum
  • Design Buy Build
  • design curial
  • DesignBoom
  • Designer Kitchen and Bathroom
  • Designers' Data
  • Ekbb
  • Elle Decoration
  • Eutopia Kitchen and Bathroom
  • FIRA
  • Furniture News
  • Hospitality Interiors
  • In Design Mag
  • Interior Design Today
  • Interiors Monthly
  • K & B Network
  • kbb daily
  • Kbsa
  • Kitchen and Bathroom News
  • Lighting
  • Livingetc
  • Mondo Arc
  • New Designers 2014
  • NTG
  • OfWeek
  • Refurb
  • SBID
  • The Art of Design
  • The Furnishing Report


Sun 17 May - 10.00 - 18.00
Mon 18 May - 10.00 - 20.00
Tue 19 May - 10.00 - 17.00

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