Has the era of open-plan living come to a close?
9 Dec 2020
Has the era of open-plan living come to a close?

COVID-19 has prompted huge shifts in the US interior design industry – suddenly, outdoor spaces, privacy hubs, and colors that boost emotional wellbeing are paramount. How do these demands reflect people’s priorities during the pandemic? And what might they expect at home in the ‘new normal’?

Sam Clark

Sam Clark leads creative at Feather, a Series B-backed company that is reinventing furniture rental for the modern generation.

Elisa Cecilli

Elisa Cecilli brings over 15 years of experience as a researcher, having had stints as an insights leader at J Walter Thompson and Portland Design. She is a specialist in foresight, insight, and innovation, helping organisations predict cultural shifts, understand their customers, and identify opportunities for growth. She has advised organisations such as Samsung, Unilever, Mattel, Nike, Red Bull, Siemens, and LinkedIn. She was named among the top innovators under 35 in Italy by MIT Technology Review for the award-winning editorial project STREAM! Magazine.

Deanne Kearney

Deanne Kearney is a dance writer and researcher based in Toronto. She is currently a PhD student in dance studies at York University, where she is looking at popular dance and music within hip hop culture.

Lara Piras

Lara Piras is a copywriter, researcher, and brand strategist. Considered a youth culture expert, her vast industry knowledge comes from working with some of the industry’s best, including MTV, WGSN, Vogue UK, and Vogue US.