Titled the Power of Pattern, the talk coincided with the opening of the Turkish Trade Center in Clerkenwell, a new hub for Turkish design and architecture, showcasing a variety of products and brands from the country.
Hosted by Dezeen's architecture reporter India Block, the panel discussion explored such topics as the use of pattern in architecture and design, the relationship between historical and contemporary uses, and how patterns can be used to express feeling and ideas.
London-based architectural designer Furman often uses bold colours and pattern in his work. Recent projects include a pair of colourful cabinets inspired by Japanese cartoons and a sequence of archways covered in patterned tiles from Turkishceramics.
Timney – a London-based interior and textile designer, and former president of the British Institute of Interior Design – is known for her use of geometric, often monochrome patterns.
The panel was completed by Herrero Delicado, curator of the architecture programme at the Royal Academy of Arts.