Decorex International, the long established home of luxury design in the UK, has announced details of its highly-anticipated seminar programme for 2016. An interesting and diverse selection of names join this year’s talks, offering debates and an insightful exploration around industry relevant topics, all taking place in the Seminar Theatre sponsored by LuxDeco.

On Sunday, editor of House & Garden magazine, Hatta Byng, will be in conversation with Christine Van Der Hurd, founder and creative director of the internationally acclaimed design studio, Vanderhurd.

Applied arts and design critic, Corinne Julius, will be hosting an informative panel discussion centred on designing your future heritage alongside Sean Sutcliffe, Sebastian Cox and Suzy Hoodless, while interior designer, Ben Pentreath, will be hosting a talk on English houses, centred around his new book, a sequel to his earlier title, ‘English Decoration’ published in 2011.

Monday sees Giles Kime of Country Life host an interactive panel discussion with some of the country’s key designers - including Tim Gosling, Campbell Thompson, Joanna Wood and Sally Storey - exploring what defines British interior design and where it’s going in the luxury market. Lucio Longoni and Chris Haslam will also be in conversation regarding The Future of Retailing.

On Tuesday, discover The evolution of the bath and emerging trends, with Giles Kime in conversation with co-founder and SVP of Design at Waterworks, Barbara Sallick, and internationally acclaimed interior designer Nina Campbell. Enjoy stories from the design world – a MOTH style session, with renowned interior designers, Nicky Haslam, Shaun Clarkson and other design leaders.

On Wednesday, ColourHive – the colour experts behind MIX Magazine - will give an in-depth talk on Colour and Material Trends for Autumn Winter 2017/18, which will explore how these trends inform our colour choices, inspire design concepts and influence material and surface applications for the decorative market. Join Bespoke Spaces and Cross Collecting, a panel discussion on how designers, art consultants and specialist display and installation teams work together to create, update and refresh spaces.