Fisher & Paykel is partnering with London Design Festival 2020 to present a virtual discussion on Monday 14th September with leading names in design. Our home lives are changing but what does this mean for both designers and consumers? Official partner of London Design Festival 2020, Fisher & Paykel, presents The Social Kitchen, a virtual discussion exploring the ever-changing design-scape in domestic kitchens and homes during 2020’s lockdown and beyond.
Hosted by leading interiors journalist Amy Moorea Wong, this virtual discussion includes panellists, who represent three different perspectives of the industry. They will come together to discuss how they are innovating (or reimagining) the kitchen after an extended period at home.
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 a design and social perspective.
Sheena Murphy, UK designer and founder of nune Sheena Murphy founded nune (formerly sheep + stone) in 2014.
A Brit who spent 12 years living in New York, Seattle + Bangalore before she returned home to London in 2018. Her background was in Employment Relations before she completed a graduate degree in Interior Design at Parsons in New York. Sheena went on to work for several designers + architects including Incorporated Architecture Design, where she worked on private residences + hospitality projects including the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. 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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About Fisher & Paykel Appliances
Fisher & Paykel, New Zealand’s award-winning appliance brand, has been selling products to change the way people live since 1934. Over time the company has grown into a global organisation, now operating in 30
countries with over 4,000 employees and manufacturing in Italy, Thailand, and Mexico.
Fisher & Paykel’s design heritage is founded on a pioneering spirit and a culture of curiosity that has challenged conventional appliance design to consistently deliver products tailored to human needs. The company is committed to ongoing research and development with a culture of open innovation, which allows people to work collaboratively to find insights and ideas that connect with customers and respect the planet.
Fisher & Paykel believe everybody deserves good design because good design is all about making life better. It has built its success on understanding its consumers and designing innovative products such as the awardwinning DishDrawer™ Dishwasher – the world’s first dishwasher in a drawer and the class-leading CoolDrawer™ multi-temperature drawer.
A part of the wider Haier Group since 2012, Fisher & Paykel has strengthened its presence as a premium home appliance brand. Fisher & Paykel’s New Zealand Design Centres, based at two locations in Auckland and Dunedin, have been recognised as one of the wider Haier Group’s five global research and development centers of excellence.