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Fisher & Paykel hosts panel talk with design visionaries

Designer appliance brand Fisher & Paykel facilitated a fascinating conversation about the future of our homes with two major names – Kate Halfpenny and Louisa Grey. The multi-discipline event saw principles and thought leadership in interior design intertwine with fashion design.

Our home lives are changing but what does this mean for both designers and consumers? During London Design Festival’s 20th Anniversary, this exciting panel event saw official partners of the festival, Fisher & Paykel, unite two exciting names in the design world for an insightful discussion.

Chaired by the hugely influential executive editor of World of Interiors, Busola Evans, the panel welcomed Kate Halfpenny, founder of British bridalwear brand, Halfpenny London and Louisa Grey, founder of Circular Salutogenic Interior Design studio, House of Grey, for a rare, cross-discipline conversation.

Attended by design and A&D press, tastemakers & VIPs, and friends of the brand, the panel addressed a shift in design over the past few years and broke down the elements causing this.

London Design Festival’s milestone anniversary saw key design brands, designers and leading authorities within the industry flock to London for a week, providing the perfect opportunity for Fisher & Paykel to bring together key figureheads within the design and architecture industry for a discussion about changes to the way we design.

This event focused on a generational shift and how it is steering change, healthy living and sustainability, human connection, and how we can live in harmony with our homes. All of this stemmed from the brand’s love and respect for food.

Fisher & Paykel’s ethos of adapting to changing lifestyles and cooking was touched on by Kate Halfpenny who has both Fisher & Paykel’s Integrated Double DishDrawer™ Dishwasher and Freestanding Range Cooker. “It is a real chore to load and unload normal dishwashers. They are wonderful and I am obsessed with it. We also have the range cooker, and nothing compares to it. The education behind how to use this was so impressive”.

The talk touched on changes to the design world since the pandemic with Louisa Grey adding, “We have seen a huge shift over the pandemic. One change is that people who are coming to the House of Grey understand our ethos about the importance of health in design. I believe design is about healing. It is about healing your body, and your state of mind. I think people are more aware of that now. Your environment affects your day-to-day health.”

David Woollcott, managing director UK & Europe at Fisher & Paykel comments, “We were delighted to facilitate this thought-provoking conversation between two influential names within the world of design. It was fascinating to hear their valuable insights on how we can prepare our homes for a changing world, and where their respective fields overlap. Both Kate and Louisa are believers in Fisher & Paykel’s ethos, so it was a joy to see how a culmination of viewpoints met for a rich and perceptive conversation that excited and engaged the A&D community during LDF.”

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