John Lewis has unveiled plans for a week-long series of interactive sessions for customers and home design enthusiasts to be held in its Oxford Street store from April 7th. Design Insiders will aim to excite and inspire homeowners looking to make changes to their property’s interior, and offer instruction to those who say they simply don’t know where to begin.
Where: John Lewis, 300 Oxford St, London, W1A 1EX (3rd Floor)
When: Monday 7th April – Friday 11th April
Cost: All sessions free-of-charge
Full Event Itinerary
Monday 7th April
1.00-1.30 pm: Briefing from Kristina Lindhe, Chief Executive of Lexington, talking about the enduring popularity of ‘New England’ style.
3.30-4.00 pm: Spring-summer trends masterclass with Pip Prinsloo, head of John Lewis’ Home Design Studio. An overview of the latest trends in the home for the new season.
Tuesday 8th April
1.00-1.30pm: Furniture designer Oliver Hrubiak will discuss how he finds inspiration for new pieces, and how his products go from idea to the shop floor. Hrubiak was the 2012 New Designers John Lewis Award, and his Finn chair and side table have been stocked by the department store since 2013.
Thursday 10th April
1.00-1.30pm: Tate Gallery historian and lecturer, Richard Thomas, will demonstrate how to integrate art into the home, with a specific focus on Matisse. He will look at how Matisse gained inspiration from his surroundings and how his techniques can be adopted by those looking for inspiration in their own homes.
3.30-4.00pm: John Lewis’ scents buyer Victoria Davies picks out the correct scents to suit different seasons and gives advice on how to map your fragrance to your interior design style.
Friday 11th April
1.00-1.30pm: John Lewis beds buyer Caitlin Price gives the low-down on the hottest trends and designers on show at this week’s Milan Furniture Fair.
All sessions are free-of-charge and will be open to shoppers and members of the public. No booking necessary. Locations of briefings will be clearly marked with in-store signage.