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Warsaw Home's conference Design Forum

Richard Hutten to discuss sustainability at Warsaw Home's Design Forum

Dezeen promotion: designers Richard Hutten, Karim Rashid and Luca Nichetto, as well as Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, will speak at Warsaw Home's conference.

Warsaw Home will take place at the Ptak Warsaw Expo exhibition halls from 3 to 6 October. The four-day trade show will host over 800 exhibitors from across the design industry covering furniture, interiors, accessories and finishings.

Alongside the trade show, Warsaw Home will host a three-day conference called Design Forum where industry experts will respond to the trade show's theme – I am.

Warsaw Home's conference Design Forum
Richard Hutten is one of the speakers at Design Forum

The theme will be discussed in eight thematic sections: Big Openings, Interiors, Global Perspective, Sustainability, Domestic Design, Design & Art, Trending and Taboo.

"Design Forum will focus deeply on the current, hot topics that shape the international interior design business and discuss issues that are currently troubling people professionally connected with design," explained the organisers.

Warsaw Home's conference Design Forum
Luca Nichetto will also present at the conference

The speakers include Dutch designer Hutten, who give a presentation entitled, "(not) playing by the rules", which will aim to express the importance of a circular economy.

Nichetto will also talk in the sustainability section, giving a presentation entitled "Affordable vs. Luxury Design", in which he will argue that craftsmanship could save the world.

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Renata Mikołajczyk will also speak at the conference

Dezeen's Marcus Fairs will speak on the first day of the conference in the Global Perspective section of event, when he will be discussing good design for a bad world.

Later in the day Monika Brauntsch, Renata Mikołajczyk, Katarzyna Parciak, Dorota Terlecka, the co-creators of the Polish furniture brand Microom, will explore designing for micro-apartments in the Trending segment of Design Forum.

Warsaw Home's conference Design Forum
New Zealand-based furniture designer David Trubridge will give a talk during the show

Taboo will be each day's closing topic. On Friday, design duo Hanna Prądzyńska and Maciej Jaworski will explore the problems facing Europe as its population ages, and how we can better coexist with dementia sufferers.

Other Design Forum speakers include New Zealand-based furniture designer David Trubridge, who will examine his pursuit of sustainable design and Rashid who will give a presentation called Surprises.

Find out more about the Design Forum speaker programme on the Warsaw Home website.