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Watch a live talk on biophilic design and sustainable materials with Oliver Heath

Dezeen and surface brand CDUK teamed up to host a conversation with designer Oliver Heath on biophilic design and the importance of using sustainable materials.

Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs moderated the discussion, which was the second in-person talk to be streamed from Dezeen's new Studio Space in London.

Heath delivered a presentation exploring how biophilic design principles can help improve health and wellbeing in our homes, workplaces and healthcare and leisure spaces.

Heath also discussed how using sustainable materials in our interiors can promote a feeling of closeness to nature, as well as reducing the impact that design has on the environment.

The talk coincided with the launch of PaperStone, a recycled paper composite surface material that is distributed by CDUK in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Oliver Heath, CDUK
Oliver Heath, founder of Oliver Heath Design

Heath, an architectural and interior designer, is the founder of his eponymous practice Oliver Heath Design, which focusses on delivering biophilic design projects that prioritise heath and wellbeing.

Oliver Heath Design has completed interiors for clients including Apple, Bloomberg,, Deutsche Bank and Interface.

Heath has acted as a spokesperson for sustainable design at the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change, the Energy Saving Trust and the Waste and Resources Action Programme, and has presented shows about architecture and interior design on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and the National Geographic channel.

Heath also leads the talks programme for Planted, a contemporary design event and digital forum aimed at reconnecting spaces with nature. Last year Dezeen collaborated with Planted to present a virtual showcase of sustainable design brands and products.

This live stream was produced by CDUK as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen's partnership content here.