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Panel discussion and networking event: How Designers Approach Sustainability

Talk / Panel

Partner Programme

19 Sep 2022

Architecture / Landscape, Craft, Digital, Industrial & Product Design, Interiors & Furniture, Multi-Disciplinary Design, Fashion & Textiles, Art / Collectibles, Urban Design, Materials

Gowling WLG

4More London Riverside

London

SE1 2AU

Almost every designer is now focusing on sustainability as part of their brief. In our 10th annual collaboration with the London Design Festival, we present a cross section of the design world to discuss this vital issue.

Sustainable designs can have many faces – ranging from green buildings to upcycling consumer goods to electric vehicles. Design influences how we live, work and play, so all designers must ask themselves: How can you make your design more sustainable whilst still bringing joy and excitement? For the 10th consecutive year as a London Design Festival partner, our Head of Brands & Designs, John Coldham, is offering designers a platform to engage and exchange with each other. This year we are inviting you to listen, learn and be inspired by: • Minnie Moll, Chief Executive at the Design Council. She leads the Design for Planet mission, which helps address the climate crisis; • Gemma Perry, owner of the design studio House of Solus. Gemma is a bespoke jeweller with a specialism in redesigning of quality pieces and upcycling jewellery; • Martin Darbyshire, the CEO and co-founder of tangerine. Martin is also a former trustee of the Design Council and tutor at Central St Martins. • Natalie Davies, Managing Director of Ezee Group International Ltd. She designs and manufactures innovative products made from waste material. Our event will take the form of a panel Q&A, together with opportunities to network with other designers on our balcony overlooking the Thames in an afternoon that promises to be inspirational as well as enjoyable. Please reach out to lucy.strong@gowlingwlg.com if you have any questions.