San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How can traditional materials and crafts honed over generations, compete with the ever-increasing options for fast fabrication? To what extent do we connect with an object because of its history? Can craftsmanship and technology work in harmony? During this talk we aim to explore the need to look at the past to help mould the future.
Chair - Andrew Clancy
Andrew Clancy is a partner with Clancy Moore Architects, creative director of Déanta, and a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Design at Queens University Belfast. His work is concerned with using place specific building processes in the making of characterful objects, spaces and buildings. He is the winner of multiple awards for his architecture and furniture.
Steven McNamara is the founder of the studio, Roji Designs. With a background in architecture, he has curated and designed exhibitions to promote Irish craft and design at international design events such as Helsinki World Design Capital and London Design Festival. Steven is currently Exhibitions Officer for the Architectural Association of Ireland.
Chirag Patel, Crest JMT Leather
Tarek Merlin co-founded Feix&Merlin Architects with Julia in 2006. A boutique design studio based in London and São Paulo. Their first built project, ‘Eyes Wide sHut’, a beach hut on the east coast of England, completed in 2007, sought to create a new found interest in the traditional UK holiday destination.
When & Where
London Design Fair
London Design Fair hosts the largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions and galleries in one destination during the London Design Festival.
Located in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 500 exhibitors from 29 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, and galleries.
As the destination of the annual London Design Festival over 25,000 influential; retail buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design-savvy public attend to see and specify the very latest; furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world.