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The Furniture Talks Stage was back this January, with even more inspiration and tips and tricks on how best to navigate current industry challenges. Experts from all corners of the industry will share their voices and insights on how best to set your business apart.



22 Jan 2023
  1. Two influencers, two very different styles, one love for all things interior and design. Join us as Ellie and Sally discuss their interior styles, what's in, who's out, and what does the future of int ...
  2. Franky Rousell, founder and creative director of JOLIE, discusses the rising influence of neurodiversity on design and her alternative approach to interiors –  with its emphasis on human psychology to ...
  3. Colour authority Justine Fox charts the powerful role that colour plays in connecting brands with their audiences, exploring what this means for the creation of spaces and offering insight into how hu ...
  4. The Better Trends Company take you on a trends tour to find out why chasing trends is futile and how focusing on macro trends will help you and your business understand your customer and their design needs. They will share their views on the trend cycle, the colour of the year and how they work with SMEs to support the design process in a clear, accessible and sustainable way.
23 Jan 2023
  1. The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP) is gaining traction in helping demonstrate sustainability credentials of its members. As an independently certified sustainability programme tailored for the furniture industry supply chain, it promotes best practise to drive social, economic and environmental change, via continual improvement of member’s business operations.

    In this session, John – who is a FISP auditor, will help you understand if by joining the ranks of the FISP members, you will be able to help your organisation promote their sustainability messages and successes. John will also be joining by leading industry names, who hold FISP membership, to discuss their experiences and successes.

    Created in 2006 FISP is recognised as the benchmark for sustainable practices in the UK furniture industry. It is widely referenced by procurement teams and furniture specifiers as a key part of an organisations sustainable procurement policies.

  2. John Warburton, Founder - The Home & Interiors PR Specialist JWC sits down with Co-Founders, of YesColours, John and Emma to discuss all things colour!

    What is the back story of market disruptor, YesColours? What does colour mean? Where will colour go in the future? Join us to answer all these questions and more. 

  3. Bringing together British design and innovation led brands to discuss the opportunities British domestic and commercial furniture manufactures bring to the world stage.
  4. John Warburton the founder of Home & Interiors PR JWC interviews TV Personality, Interior Designer & Founder of London Rug Company, Dawn Ward!
  5. Leading furniture designer and maker Jan Hendzel addresses the importance of creativity and provenance, asking: in an age of fast design, do we need to re-evaluate how we value craft?
  6. Emma Botham, Senior Category Manager at eBay and Daniel Hague, Commercial Director at ClearCycle discuss ClearCycle’s growth and success selling returned and refurbished furniture sustainably on eBay
24 Jan 2023
  1. Bill Amberg, Founder and Creative Director at Bill Amberg Studio, will share his extensive knowledge of the history, chemistry and sustainability of leather used in the creation of bespoke leather pro ...
  2. In an increasingly digital world, social media is how brands speak both to and with their audiences. In this session, PR and social media expert Fiona Minett discusses the pillars of successful social ...
  3. Founder and creative director of Faber Design, Tony Matters is one of the UK’s leading hospitality designers. He discusses the essential role that design plays in connecting us and why designing succe ...
  4. Learn how to market your business online to attract new customers in 2023. Discover the latest techniques and strategies that need to be on your marketing plan for 2023.