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Join the DGM at 100% Design’s Talks programme

Design Guild Mark - September 5, 2019 - 0 comments

The importance, perception and value of British design is to be the subject of a seminar, organised with the Design Guild Mark, as part of exhibition 100% Design’s Talks programme later this month.

Jonathan Hindle, founder of the Design Guild Mark and group managing director EMEA of KI Europe, will chair a lively discussion about British design, titled British design: who rates it, on Wednesday 18 September from 3:15pm – 4.00pm.

He will be joined by a panel of prominent members of the design community and debate questions including ‘How much does marketing have to do with the success of British design?’ and ‘Why does the fashion industry get so much more recognition?’.

The panellists will include Helen Beresford, head of ID:SR; Mark Gabbertas, founder of Gabbertas Studio; and Tom Lloyd, co-founder and director of PearsonLloyd.

100% Design will take place from 18 – 21 September at Olympia London and Talks With 100% Design will run from 11.00am – 5.00pm daily at 100% Design, located on the main auditorium and forum stage.

Here is more information about the chairperson and panellists.

Jonathan Hindle

Jonathan Hindle trained as a designer working in leading architectural practices before joining Rosehaugh plc as group marketing director. Jonathan is the founder of Design Guild Mark. He is chairman of the British Furniture Confederation, which represents industry to government, and has been Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company.

Helen Beresford

Helen is head of ID:SR, Sheppard Robson’s award-winning interior design group. She is a recognised industry leader and through her creative leadership ID:SR has developed an activity-driven design approach which puts people at the heart of the design process. Working with a range of occupiers that include media organisations and retail brands, she is helping to overturn the traditional concept of the office environment.

Mark Gabbertas

Mark Gabbertas came to the world of furniture design in a circuitous way having started his working life in advertising before changing career path to train as a cabinet maker. Apprenticed to Codrington Furniture and then with Stemmer and Sharp in the acclaimed Oblique Workshops in Hackney, it was Hackney he chose to found his own design/making studio in 1994. In 2001, he established the Gabbertas Studio in West London to focus on furniture design, before moving the main studio to the Oxfordshire countryside in 2016. The studios work has been recognised by the major award programmes including 18 Design Guild Marks.

Tom Lloyd

Tom trained in Furniture design at Nottingham, (BA Hons 1991) before completing an MA in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art in 1993. He worked with Daniel Weil at Pentagram, London prior to co-founding PearsonLloyd, a product, furniture and innovation design studio based in Shoreditch, along with Luke Pearson. In 2012 he was named, alongside Pearson, in the top 50 designers ‘Shaping the Future’ by Fast-Co Magazine, New York. Most recently, PearsonLloyd was announced as a collaborator in a new business class experience, including seat & cabin environment for Lufthansa, and a key member of Virgin Voyages ‘Creative Collective’, a small selection of design firms envisioning Virgin’s first cruise ship. Both are scheduled to launch in 2020.

We hope to see you at the talk. For more information about the Talks Programme, go to

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