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Alison Embrey Medina

Alison Embrey MedinaEditor in Chief, design:retail

Alison Embrey Medina is the editor in chief/associate publisher of design:retail magazine, an award-winning trade publication serving the retail d...

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Anna Adebayo

Anna AdebayoSenior Interior Designer, Zaha Hadid Architects

Anna’s design portfolio reflects more than 25 years’ international experience leading projects across hospitality and residential sectors. A qu...

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Barry Mullin

Barry MullinJoint Managing Director, The Manser Practice

As Joint Managing Director of The Manser Practice, Barry Mullin specialises in large scale contract administration, with a wealth of experienc...

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Carla Wilkins

Carla WilkinsSenior Partner, Lichtvision Design

Carla Wilkins has over twenty five years professional experience as an independent Architectural Lighting Designer. In 1997 Ms. Wilkins was one of the...

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Carmel Allen

Carmel AllenCreative Director, LINLEY London

Carmel Allen is and award-winning retail communications expert with a reputation for articulating and developing brand values in original and innovati...

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Cheryl Durst

Cheryl DurstExecutive Vice President & CEO, International Interior Design Association

Cheryl is committed to achieving broad recognition for the value of design and its significant role in society through both functionality and engageme...

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Chi-Thien Nguyen

Chi-Thien NguyenInterior Designer, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Chi-Thien (CT) Nguyen is an Interior Designer working on projects across the United States, the Middle East, and Asia. His multi-cultural,...

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Cushla McFadden

Cushla McFaddenDirector, TomMarkHenry

Cushla McFadden, director of award winning firm Tom Mark Henry brings her adept creativity and systematic delivery approach to design that sees un...

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David Tigg

David TiggDirector, Tigg + Coll Architects

Prior to establishing Tigg + Coll Architects, David worked at some of the leading Architectural Design practices in the UK, including Wilkinso...

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Fiona Livingston

Fiona LivingstonFounder/Director, Studio Fibre

Studiofibre is the dynamic design studio renowned for creating beautifully branded experiential future retail and workspaces, and bespoke furnitur...

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Guzmán de Yarza Blache

Guzmán de Yarza BlacheAcademic Director, IE University

Guzmán de Yarza Blache has developed his professional activity in three fields that are conceptually and organically connected; workplace consultancy...

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Harriet Harriss

Harriet HarrissInterior Design and Architecture, Royal College of Art

Dr Harriet Harriss (RIBA, PFHEA) is a qualified architect and leads the PG research programme in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, Lon...

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Harry Harris

Harry HarrisManaging Director, SUSD

Peter “Harry” Harris is the co-founder, developer and investor behind recently opened luxury projects such as The Curtain, a hotel, re...

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James Dilley

James DilleyDirector / Head of Hospitality and Interior Design, Jestico + Whiles

James leads the highly respected hospitality and interior design studio at Jestico + Whiles with particular expertise in the design of hotels, as ...

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Jane Greenwood

Jane GreenwoodPrincipal, Kostow Greenwood Architects

Jane Greenwood is an architect, mentor and advocate. She is a leader in preservation/adaptive re-use and mixed-use master planning. Greenwood’s...

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Jane Lawrence

Jane LawrenceHead of Interiors, Knight Dragon Developments Ltd

Jane is Head of Interiors at Knight Dragon Developments Ltd and is working on the regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula. She was a director at The Ma...

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Joao Botelho

Joao BotelhoFounder and Creative Director, Casa Botelho

João Botelho founded his first interior design initiative, Casa Botelho in late 2015 after finishing the redesign of his four-storey townhouse in...

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José Esteves de Matos

José Esteves de MatosFounding Director, De Matos Ryan

José Esteves de Matos is a graduate of Cambridge and Harvard University and Founding Director of De Matos Ryan, an award-winning London based arc...

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Kate Sweeney

Kate SweeneyFounder and Director, Perspective

Based in London, Kate Sweeney has over 20 years’ experience in the contemporary art world. In 2005, Kate founded Perspective, where she...

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Kyriakos 	Katsaros

Kyriakos KatsarosPrincipal, Studio C102

Kyriakos Katsaros founded Studio C102 in 2013 on the basis that good design should be ever-present and not just limited to the few. The studio’s app...

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Lewis Taylor

Lewis TaylorDesign Director, David Collins Studio

As Design Director of David Collins Studio, Lewis has led the design and delivery of the Studio’s hospitality and retail projects including the ...

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Lindsay Roth

Lindsay RothSenior Associate, Gensler

With over 15 years of experience in workplace, hospitality, residential and exhibit design, Lindsay has worked with clients across Canada&...

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Maria Cheung

Maria CheungDirector and Head of Interiors, Squire and Partners

Maria Cheung is a Director and Head of Interior Design at Squire and Partners. She led the interiors team for the practice’s own new offices in Brix...

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Mark Ridler

Mark RidlerLighting Principal, BDP

Mark is Principal of BDP Lighting. He has over 30 years’ experience in theatre and architecture. After designing over one hundred shows, he ...

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Mark Sutton Vane

Mark Sutton VaneDirector, Sutton Vane Associates

Mark Sutton Vane took a degree in Architecture then designed theatre lighting and laser shows. In 1989 he moved into architectural lighting design and...

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Natalie Gray

Natalie GrayCreative Director and Co-Founder, NoChintz

As Creative Director and co-founder at NoChintz, Natalie heads up the hospitality and leisure design portfolio. In her 10 years since starting NoC...

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Nathan Hutchins

Nathan HutchinsCo Founder, Muza Lab

Nathan Hutchins co-founded Muza Lab in 2017 and is a driving force in the practise’s development. Fascinated by the soul of buildings, his archi...

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Përparim Rama

Përparim RamaCEO and Founding Director, 4M Group

Përparim Rama established 4M Group in 2004, and acts as CEO and design lead. What began as a small architecture practice has flourished. 4M ...

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Ray	Ehscheid

Ray EhscheidGlobal Director of Client Services, IA Interior Architects

Ray oversees IA Interior Architects’ Global Client Services with a portfolio focus on Retail and Financial Services. Prior to joining IA, Ray wa...

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Sarah Brown

Sarah BrownDirector, TateHindle

Sarah Brown is a director at London based practice TateHindle. She has built up an impressive portfolio of projects across a variety of sectors includ...

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Sidharth Bhatia

Sidharth BhatiaAssociate Director, ReardonSmith Architects

Sidharth completed his architectural degree in India and shortly afterwards relocated to the UK. His first major role at ReardonSmith was as lead cons...

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Simon Jordan

Simon JordanCo-founder and Managing Director, Jump Studios

Simon Jordan is co-founder of architecture and interior design practice Jump Studios and oversaw its merger with Populous in 2015. Jump Studios wo...

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Simon Kincaid

Simon KincaidDirector, Conran and Partners

Simon’s role as Director is to head-up the interiors department. He is currently working with developers Argent to deliver a luxury apartment and tw...

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Tracey Wiles

Tracey WilesPartner, Make Architects

Tracey Wiles’ international portfolio reflects more than 20 years’ experience leading award- winning projects across all sectors. A qualified a...

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