The SpeakEasy Podcast
The SBID SpeakEasy podcast series will feature insightful conversations with leading professionals across the field of interior design to uncover their unique perspectives on the industry, the key factors driving industry change, and what they intend to do about it!
Jim Dooley and Mark Montgomery from Living Pictures spoke with Vanessa Brady about the background and process behind creating their incredible 3D visual prints.
October 20, 2022
Colour and Mental Health | Dawn Scott
SBID CEO and Founder Vanessa Brady spoke with Senior Colour Designer at Dulux UK, Dawn Scott, about the links between colour and mental health. With over 20 years’ experience of leveraging the transformative power of colour, Dawn shared her insights on the many ways in which colour can affect us, as well as discussing the future of interior design as it relates to mental health.
October 10, 2022
Regulation, Qualification and Protection for Interior Design Part 1
In this SpeakEasy Digital Discussion, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is joined by Tom Marquardt, Founder and President | Marquardt+ and Matthew Barusch, Government Affairs and Advocacy Manager | Council of Interior Qualifications (CIDQ) Tom and Matthew join Vanessa to share their insights on the regulation of the Interior Design industry and new legislation recognising the need for both public protection and the protection of industry standards by way of industry regulation. Note: The CIDQ qualification is for interior design, therefore at Marquardt+, while the strategists, graphic/communications designers and all other non-interior design staff are not qualified, anyone working on an interiors project is either a qualified interior designer or architect with registration.
July 29, 2022
Tackling Waste Management in Construction and Fit Out Projects
In this SpeakEasy Digital Discussion, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is joined by Alex Trenbath, Founder and Managing Director | Envirovue Alex joins Vanessa to discuss waste management, the evolution of commercial and consumer purchasing decisions and what waste reduction can look like in the context of interior design.
July 28, 2022
Intellectual Property and Interior Design with Tony Nash
In this SpeakEasy Digital Discussion, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is joined by Tony Nash, Consultant | Federation Against Copyright Theft With over 30 years working on leading investigations in serious and organised crime, both in the UK and internationally, Tony has extensive experience in cases of theft and exploitation of Intellectual Property. In this discussion, Tony shares his expertise on protecting IP in the context of Interior Design, how designers can utilise NDA's and other agreements to protect their work, and the process for registering designs.
June 21, 2022
Thought Leadership In Interior Design with Tania Ihlenfeld
In this SpeakEasy Digital Discussion, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is joined by Tania Ihlenfeld CEO & Founder | Ede Enablers With more than twenty-three years’ experience leading, observing and innovating within multi-disciplinary teams, including almost thirteen years with Grimshaw, London, Tania has led small-scale residential through to large-scale major infrastructure projects. Tania shares her insights on the transition from residential to larger scale infrastructure projects, the next generation of industry leaders and an evidence based approach to design.
June 21, 2022
Telling Stories: Creating Narratives in Hotel Design with Nicholas Hickson
In this SpeakEasy Digital Discussion, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is joined by Nicholas Hickson, Founder | Creative & Technical Director of THDP Design. With over 34 years of experience in interior design, Nicholas has worked on high-end interior residential and commercial projects both internationally and within the UK. Nicholas has extensive experience with hotel interior architecture, schematic planning, FF&E selection & custom design and procurement strategies, and a unique contemporary approach to design.
May 05, 2021
Women In Entrepreneurship with Giovanna Melfi
In this SpeakEasy Digital Discussion, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is joined by Giovanna Melfi, Founder of Metamorphosis Biz, in a discussion about women in entrepreneurship. With over 20 years of experience managing top luxury brands worldwide, such as Marc Jacobs, Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry, and Yves Saint Laurent, Giovanna offers a unique perspective on entrepreneurship.
March 18, 2021
Navigating the Corporate World as a Woman in Business with Suzi Sendama
In this episode, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE is joined by Managing Associate at Mishcon de Reya, Suzi Sendama. Suzi speaks about her unconventional path to law, her experience navigating the corporate world as a woman and how the past months have shifted perspectives on work/life balance.
February 24, 2021
A Unique Global Outlook on the Interior Design Profession with Chris Godfrey
In this episode of the SpeakEasy podcast, SBID CEO & Founder, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE introduces Chris Godfrey, Global Principle of HBA Residential as the newly appointed President of SBID. As a British-educated Architect and interior designer based in Singapore with an expansive portfolio of design experience from the UK to the Far East, Chris shares his unique global perspective on the interior design profession.
December 16, 2020
The Fundamentals of Space Planning in the Design Process with Matthews Rea Interiors
This episode of the SpeakEasy podcast welcomes the interior design masters behind the award-winning practice, Matthews Rea Interiors. Founders, Lauren Matthews and Louise Rea address the fundamentals of spatial planning in interior design and tell us why it's so integral to the design process from the outset!
November 04, 2020
A Masterclass in Wellbeing Design with Shalini Misra
In this episode, Grant Pierrus is joined by internationally celebrated interior architect, designer and property developer, Shalini Misra as she sheds light on her journey in the interior design industry, shares her unique professional insight on interior wellness and provides a masterclass on the role and integration of wellbeing as a core design principle.
October 08, 2020
Converting your Garage into a Home Office with Geoff Wilkinson P2
Following on from Geoff Wilkinson's first appearance on the SpeakEasy podcast, this episode revisits the topic of garage conversions as Vanessa Brady presents a series of audience conversion questions to be addressed.
July 21, 2020
Building a Sustainable Business with Patrick Folkes
In this episode of the SpeakEasy podcast, host Grant Pierrus talks business and sustainability in interior design with entrepreneur and founder of The Graphene Company, uncovering the secret ingredient to the innovative and ground breaking line of natural Graphenstone Paints.
July 08, 2020
Running a Kitchen Showroom during Coronavirus with Oli Stephenson
In this episode of the SpeakEasy podcast, our host Grant Pierrus catches up with Oli Stephenson, founder and director of Life Kitchens. Oli shares his experiences of running a kitchen showroom business in the wake of the coronavirus, and how the implications of the pandemic will continue to affect the future of the sector.
June 23, 2020
Converting your Garage into a Home Office with Geoff Wilkinson P1
Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, talks garage conversions with Geoff Wilkinson, Managing Director of Wilkinson Construction Consultants; discussing the important factors to consider if you're thinking of turning an old garage into a usable office space!
June 18, 2020
How Lifestyle Implications of Covid-19 will impact Interior Design with Hill House Interiors
The second episode of SpeakEasy features a conversation with the founders of Hill House Interiors, Helen Bygraves and Jenny Weiss, sharing their perspectives on the deeper lifestyle implications of Covid-19 and how this is impacting the interior design profession.
May 11, 2020
Addressing Climate Change in Interior Design with Vanessa Brady OBE
The first episode in the new SpeakEasy series will feature a conversation with Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, award-winning interior designer and founder of SBID, where she sheds light on how climate change is effecting the interior design and construction industries.
April 28, 2020