SDS 2022 to help create sustainable interior design framework

The summit will also showcase green products for the cruise, hotel and aircraft sectors

SDS 2022 to help create sustainable interior design framework


The event will showcase a selection of sustainable interior furnishings

By Amber Hickman |

Brand owners, interior designers and suppliers from the cruise, hotel and aircraft industries will be able to develop a framework for sustainable design after attending the Sustainable Design Summit (SDS) in London, UK, on 29 November 2022.

Over the course of the day, delegates will gain insights from panels of experienced practitioners and discover intrinsically green products, allowing them to come away with a framework of tangible ideas they can apply to future projects.

Delegates will be able to attend a plenary session titled ‘Pitching to stakeholders: How to hold a conversation about sustainability’. It will unite decision-makers from all three sectors and feature industry experts including Thomas Westergaard, consultant at Hurtigruten Expeditions.

In addition, delegates will be able to participate in breakout sessions to discuss the challenges of designing sustainability for their specific sector, as well as what brands require from certification societies and the supply chain. Chatham House Rules will be implemented to promote open discussions.

“In order to be truly sustainable, we need to have some type of guidance in place,” said Alan Stewart, company director at marine interior design firm SMC Design, who will be speaking at the event. “There needs to be some sort of classification to allow us to understand just how sustainable products and materials are before we design with them.”

Suppliers from across the three industries will also be able to showcase some of the newest sustainable products, all of which have been selected with energy efficiency, weight saving, recycling and carbon footprint reduction in mind. For instance, lighting manufacturer Cristallux will exhibit 100 per cent recyclable material Alamar, while interior design firm Volume Creative will showcase Spared, a creative service that turns waste destined for landfill into beautiful objects.

The full agenda for the summit can be found here.

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