“The Interior Design Business” is a monthly podcast for professional interior designers working in the UK. They interview practitioners, educators and influencers who appreciate the day-to-day and longer-term challenges that designers face and offer practical, first-hand advice on how to deal with these issues. “The Interior Design Business” enables you to learn from others in the design community so that you can develop the skills you need to succeed as an interior designer.
Jane Landino, Creative & Design Head of Studio and Director Helena Lowry sat down with the Interior Design Business podcast team to discuss interior design in historic buildings.
In the UK, we are blessed with a huge stock of incredible old buildings. In fact, around 30% of all our homes were constructed before the year 1910. Many of these properties are quite rightly protected by strict laws designed to preserve their historic features and, at the same time, maintain our lovely streetscapes.
But wonderful as these buildings are, they were designed for the way people in previous generations lived and worked, which is a far cry from the way we live and work today. Plus, many of them are fragile and in need of repair.
Is it possible to sensitively re-purpose these outmoded historic structures and make them relevant for modern use, and what is the role of the interior designer as protector and custodian of our national heritage? Click the link below to listen to what our designers have to say.