The Intelligent Interior

The Intelligent Interior

  • Time:10:15
  • Date of Event: 18th March 2016
  • End Date: 18th March 2016

Academy of Medical Sciences, 41 Portland Place, London, W1B 1QH

Interior Design today, goes beyond deciding the colours of the walls, the type of flooring a house will have, or what the soft furnishings and curtains will look like. Designing the interior of a home is designing a life style. Knowing how to include into this vision all audiovisual equipment and the wonders it can offer, is as essential as taking into account the plumbing and heating.

Changing the mood of a room through the clever programming of its lighting, is a must for the modern interior design. An insight on how hard and soft surfaces might influence the acoustics of a room, could make or break an immersive sound setting. And finally, the much talked about Internet of Things (IoT), which is changing the way we live. IoT is more than all equipment and appliances in the home communicating with each other and working together. Interconnectivity allows interiors to learn about their inhabitants becoming intelligent and an integral part of life.

At 'The Intelligent Interior,' a group of top specialist will share their knowledge and experiences in the subject. 

This is a must attend event for all interior designers, architects, consultants and specifiers that not only want to offer value add to their clients, but also want to stay ahead of the crowd.

This event is free to attend, but places are limited, so book your sit on Eventbrite: The Intelligent Interior

9:30 am - 9:50 am Registration 

10:00 am – Introduction to the day

10:15 am – Lighting
The control aspect of lighting and what the future holds. 
Speaker - Dominic Meyrick - Partner, HOARE LEA

11:00 am – Surfaces and finishes
What aspects of materials should we consider other than aesthetics 
Speaker - Annabelle Filer - Founder of SCIN

11:45 am – Control systems
The important benefits and pitfalls and future developments
Speaker - Jason Girardier - Control 4


13:00 pm - Lunch & Networking

14:00 pm – Intelligent bathrooms
The latest developments and what to do to stay ahead of the game
Speaker - Michael Seum - Vice President Design Grohe

14:45 pm - CEDIA:  Designing integrated future-ready homes
Speaker -  Rob McAllister - CEDIA 

15:30 pm: Q&A

16:00 pm - Closing remarks 


Speaker - Jason Girardier - Control 4

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Jason Girardier has been involved in the custom install industry for over a decade. Working at Control4, a leader on smart home automation systems, he has been instrumental in growing the awareness of the integrated home, within  the custom install channel.

Some of Jason's most recent presentations include: the Home Build and Renovation shows; UK construction week; Essential Install South and The ISE show in Amsterdam on February 2016.


Speaker, Annabelle Filer - Founder of SCIN


Annabelle Filer is one half of the design partnership Filer+Cox, established in 1990 and CEO of SCIN ™ , the UK’s largest Independent Materials Library and resource working across the Globe to provide research and insight based upon their materials knowledge to businesses. 

SCIN ™ was founded in 1993 and now works for over 179 Architectural Practices as well as businesses from hotel, property development, fashion, consumer products , automotive and trend forecasting companies as well as chemical companies, asset management and manufactures. Part of their joy is to be able to work with young and emerging talent to help them to refine or meet potential commercial partners.

Annabelle trained as an Architect but her passion is the discovery and promotion of materials, which for whatever reason will have a positive effect on the environment. She is also an  event organiser, promoter, TV presenter, writer and lecturer . Whilst balancing a life with 2 teenagers, 7 runner ducks, 2 dogs and a disobedient huge house rabbit. 

Speaker - Dominic Meyrick - Partner, HOARE LEA

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Dominic joined Hoare Lea in 2000 to start up the Lighting Group. He has an MSc in Light and Lighting from the Bartlett School of Architecture and has worked as a Lighting Designer for over 25 years in the construction industry, specialising in all aspects of the built environment, from buildings and structures through to public realm and Urban Master planning.

Dominic is a Partner at Hoare Lea with responsibility for leading the Lighting, CGI (Computer Generated Image) and Daylight Groups, advising clients on all aspects of artificial and natural light including the specification of luminaries and lighting controls as well as building construction in order to maximise daylight. He also acts as expert witness on lighting related cases, the most recent being for Westminster City Council in December 2014.



Speaker - Michael Seum - Vice President Design Grohe

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Industrial designer Michael Seum is GROHE's Vice President of Design. Born in America, he is an award winning designer whose international design career spans large corporations; acclaimed design studios and entrepreneurial start-up brands such as Kohler, Sterling, Procter and Gamble, Whirlpool (USA & Italy), PepsiCo Sports and Nutrition, Minimal and WiMo labs.  At Grohe Michael is responsible for delivering insight-driven, meaningful solutions that capture the spirit and imagination of Grohe consumers throughout the world. 


Speaker - Rob McAllister -  CEDIA

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Rob McAllister spent ten years working in the live events industry specialising in large screen projection, sound and lighting for concerts, exhibitions and conferences. Running teams of engineers and working to mostly unrealistic deadlines, gave him the experience to apply his skills as an engineer and project manager when eventually pursuing his keen interest in residential AV installation. During the years that followed, he worked with some great companies gaining invaluable experience along the way. Fifteen years on, he has now established his own company based in London and has completed a number of high-end residential projects, taking full advantage of today’s smart-home technologies.

As a certified CEDIA presenter, Rob has delivered presentations at ‘The Gadget Show’, as well as for a host of architects, interior designers and the like. He is passionate about all things AV, especially when it comes to designing and installing systems for future – ready integrated homes.


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