Habitat Panel Discussion

Changing Spaces: Habitat Lates Event

Join us for an evening filled with lively discussion and an opportunity to enjoy Habitat's installation with drinks, nibbles, and items from their 60th anniversary collection gifted on the exit.

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What to expect

Don't miss this intimate evening event and private view of Changing Spaces, an interactive installation celebrating 60 years of design with Habitat, exploring how our homes have changed with us over the years.

The evening is an opportunity to delve into the themes and inspiration behind Changing Spaces via a panel discussion with Habitat’s Head of Design, Andrew Tanner, Senior Designer Dave Hutcheson, Guest Designer Simone Brewster and Hypebeast’s Design Editor Alice Morby hosted by the Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum, Tim Marlow.

The panel talk, titled 'The Art of Home' will revolve around the saying “Home is where the heart is.” It can mean so many things to different people and our panel will explore how we design positive and inclusive living environments that foster joy every day, and how important it is to live in a space that is individual to us.

Welcome drinks start at 18:30
Panel talk starts at 19:00
Music and drinks from 20:15
Event ends at 21:00 Gift bag on exit 21:05

Speakers

Andrew Tanner

Tanner is Head of Design at Habitat. Graduated in Craft, Specialising in Ceramics from the University of Brighton. Tanner has been an industry consultant, designer, mentor and author over the last 23 years, with a passion and empathy for combining original design for retail whilst exploring different craft and manufacturing processes. Tanner has sold his collections in many design retailers both in the UK and worldwide and through galleries, fashion design houses, department stores and museums of modern art. As Head of Design for Habitat, he leads a dedicated team of 21 designers who create furniture, accessories, and product. Tanner is also the Industry Brand Ambassador for Design Nation, the UK’s largest support portfolio for established and emerging designers.

Alice Morby

Morby is Senior Design Editor at Hypebeast. A writer and editor based in London, Morby has spent the past decade writing for some of the world’s leading design and architecture magazines. She has previously held editor positions at both Dezeen, and Wallpaper*, and has had bylines in publications including Crafts, Domus, The Spaces, Design Anthology and The Guardian.

Dave Hutcheson

Hutcheson is Senior Homewares Designer at Habitat. A stickler for form and function, Hutcheson believes good design is simple, useful and elegant. After studying 3D design at Leeds Metropolitan University Hutcheson has been working with manufacturers across the globe creating furniture and homeware for the past 15 years. An ambassador for authentic design and craft, championing the story behind each product.

Simone Brewster

Brewster is a Guest Designer for Habitat's 60th Anniversary Collection. Strongly grounded in craft, London-based Brewster uses her creative output as a voice to celebrate and share windows into varied Black female narratives and histories. Her works continuously play with scale, materiality and architecture. Having delved into the Habitat archives, she painted a harmonious narrative of colour, shape and pattern, translated into these abstract hand-tufted wool rugs made in India.

Tim Marlow

Marlow is Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum. Formerly Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts and Director of Exhibitions at White Cube, Marlow has been involved in the contemporary art world for the past thirty years as a curator, writer and broadcaster. He has worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time to deliver wide-ranging and popular programmes and brings a commitment to diverse and engaging exhibitions to his new role showcasing the transformational capability of design. Marlow sits on the Board of Trustees for the Imperial War Museum, the Design Age Institute and Cultureshock Media. Marlow was awarded an OBE in 2019.

Photos by Ivan Jones © Habitat

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Ticket information

Adult: £12

Student/Concession: £10

Members: £8

Capacity is limited, please book in advance.

Tickets include a complimentary bar and nibbles.

Did you know that the Design Museum is a registered charity? All proceeds from ticket sales will help to support the museum.

Please note that this event is now sold out.

About Habitat

Since its revolutionary beginnings in 1964, Habitat has made outstanding design for the home accessible to all by bringing thoughtful, inventive and affordable furniture and homewares to the UK. Habitat is led by Product Director Hannah Mallett and is proud to fly the flag of British design with a talented in house-design studio comprising over 20 experts in their own fields from ceramicists and illustrators, to upholstery specialists and print designers.

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Changing Spaces: 60 Years of Design with Habitat

One of Britain’s best-loved home and furniture brands, Habitat, celebrates its 60th anniversary with a free, interactive installation exploring how our homes have changed with us over the years.

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