Fisher & Paykel and London Design Festival 2020 to co-host virtual design discussion

Expert panel will discuss the ever-changing designscape in domestic kitchens and homes during 2020’s lockdown and beyond

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New Zealand premium appliance brand Fisher & Paykel have joined with the London Design Festival 2020 to present a virtual discussion on Monday 14th September which will feature leading names in design.

As the official partner of the festival, Fisher & Paykel will co-host The Social Kitchen, an exploration of the ever-changing designscape in domestic kitchens and homes during 2020’s lockdown and beyond.

Hosted by leading interiors journalist Amy Moorea Wong, the virtual discussion will take place at 11am on Monday 14th September. The panellists, who represent three different perspectives of the industry, will come together to discuss how they are innovating (or reimagining) the kitchen after an extended period at home.

The panel will consist of:

Amy Moorea Wong, interior design journalist

Amy is a freelance interior design journalist with nine years of experience in contemporary editorial. She has a love of exciting, modern kitchen design and was previously Features Editor at ELLE Decoration – where she edited the annual Kitchens Guide – and News Editor at Livingetc magazine.

Susanna Hawkins, content creator and founder of By Shnordic

Scandinavia-born Susanna Hawkins has been documenting the process of transforming a tired bungalow into a five-bedroom family home to her 300,000 strong Instagram following. From the highs and lows of planning permission to the thought process behind her forever home and lockdown dramas, Susanna shares what she has learned about planning a kitchen for life and what she would do differently given the chance.

Simone Stephens, Chief Designer, Product Development

Simone joined Fisher & Paykel in 2003 after completing a degree in Industrial Design in Wellington, New Zealand. Simone has been instrumental in working with architects and designers globally to develop a range of industry initiatives including the company’s global case study program. She offers a deep understanding of the changing nature of the kitchen from design and social perspective.

Sheena Murphy, UK designer and founder of nune

Sheena Murphy founded nune (formerly sheep + stone) in 2014. Her background was in Employment Relations before she completed a graduate degree in Interior Design at Parsons in New York and went on to work for several designers and architects including Incorporated Architecture + Design. At her own studio, she and her partner, Tor Sauder, have worked on a number of private residences throughout New York, Connecticut, Los Angeles, and London.

Register here to attend the Zoom event The Social Kitchen: Conversations about kitchen design in a changing world, hosted by Amy Wong.

All registered ticket holders will receive an email with instructions and a link to join this Zoom event.

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