SR:D Glasgow – Interior Design-led Talks Programme

Have you seen some of the interior design-led talks and discussions talking place at SR:D Glasgow this November? Featuring curators, brand experts, interior designers, columnists and stylists the talks are a place to discuss the role of interior design, products, brands, showcasing, businesses and experiences.

‘Design Experts in Discussion’ – Wednesday 9th November, 10:30am – 11:30am

The Pink House Photo: Susie Lowe

Learn about the importance of social media in a designers career, the key to setting up your own business, favourite buildings and showcasing your work. Panel includes Emily Murray, Founder/Editor at The Pink HouseWilliam Knight, Show Director at 100% Design & Clerkenwell Design WeekShashi Caan, Founding Partner at SC Collective and Ella Doran, Designer at Ella Doran Studio.

‘Interiors for Retail’ – Wednesday 9th November, 12pm – 1pm

Volcano Theatre, Bespoke Atelier

This talk is perfect for those with an interest in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Trends and Editorial. Hear all about the work of our panellists, surface designers Bespoke Atelier  who’s clients include Deutsche Bank, Scottish Canals, Network Rail and Scottish Ballet and Interior Designer & columnist Robyn Lang-Shankland, an experienced interior designer, interiors columnist and interior stylist. Robyn has a weekly interiors column for the Daily Record Saturday Magazine and a monthly column, My Humble Abode for No.1 Magazine.

‘Value of Design: Regeneration of a City’ – Thursday 10th November, 10am – 11am

Brunswick Road, ISA

Chaired by Neil Baxter of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland with Ian Springford (ISA), Gunner Groves-Raines (GRAS/Groves-Raines Architects) and Ewan Ferrier (Brand Union), this event focuses on architecture and design in the wider sense. Perfect for architecture students and interior architecture designers.


Neil Baxter Hon FRIAS Hon FRIBA – previously Deputy Editor of Architectural Design, Assistant Secretary of RIAS and principal of his own architectural/interpretation consultancy,  Neil Baxter has taught at the Mackintosh School, lectured on urbanism at Glasgow University, written for The Telegraph, Herald, Sunday Herald, Homes & Interiors and AJ and is a frequent media spokesman.

Among numerous publications Neil wrote The Wee Green Book, a History of Glasgow Green, edited Glasgow’s medieval history, A Tale of Two Towns, edited A Life in Cities, the autobiography of David Mackay (MBM, Barcelona) and the follow-up On Life and Architecture. In 2016 he co-authored and co-edited Scotstyle: 100 Years of Scottish Architecture (1915-2016).

Neil has been CEO of the RIAS since March 2008. In May 2008, he received Glasgow’s Lord Provost’s Award. In 2013 he was awarded the Royal Incorporation’s Honorary Fellowship and in 2016 the Honorary Fellowship of the RIBA.

Ian Springford studied Architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art between 1989 and 1995. On leaving Edinburgh College of Art, Ian began his architectural career with Reiach and Hall Architects in Edinburgh before establishing his own practice in 2000.

ISA are Edinburgh based architects and interior designers. The practice works on a broad range of building types including hotels, offices and residential projects across the UK.

Apex Hotels owns and operates nine 4 star hotels in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. Their tenth hotel, Apex City of Bath is currently under construction and is due to open Summer 2017.

Gunnar Groves-Raines studied Architecture at the University of Strathclyde before co-founding GRAS with Stuart Falconer in 2006.  GRAS is an architecture and design studio which exists to create extra-ordinary things and places through the exploration of ideas, materials, techniques and technologies.

Through its work, the studio seeks to bring the often disconnected design and making processes closer together encouraging collaboration and experimentation across disciplines. In this spirit, GRAS are establishing Custom, a new centre of excellence for collaborative design and making in the heart of Leith.

Ewan Ferrier has 20 years of experience in creating brands across multiple sectors and markets, including Vodafone, Levi’s, Peroni, Canon, HSBC, and recently, in partnership with Fosters+Partners, creating a brand for Jeddah Metro.

While still a student, Ewan won the top student design prize from the Royal Society of Art, and an award that took him to New York following his graduation to design exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum. On returning to the UK, Ewan began working in London as a retail designer at Fitch. During his time at Fitch Ewan worked on retail concepts for Oasis, Lego and BA.

In 2003 Ewan joined Brand Union’s newly formed Brand Experience team. The breadth of work at Brand Union allows Ewan to use his training in exhibition and retail design to breath new life into tired brands as well as creating entirely new brands across multiple touch-points.

All tickets are free and can be reserved here. You will be asked to show proof of tickets on the door. All talks held at SR:D Glasgow, Level 1, St. Enoch Centre, Glass Atrium Entrance, Across from Kimbles.