2022 Expert Outlook on Home and Relationships
24 Dec 2021
2022 Expert Outlook on Home and Relationships

How will gender bias in flexible working be overcome? Is the future of home products service based? How will diversity, meaning, and storytelling drive homeware purchases? In this part of the 2022 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how our homes and relationships are evolving.

Emma Page

Emma Page is a journalist, editor, commercial content creator, and brand consultant. She has a prolific freelance career, writing for publications including Homes & Gardens, The Times Magazine, Livingetc, House & Garden, The World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, The Telegraph Magazine, and Evening Standard, among many others. Commercial clients include Mama Shelter, Soho Home, Colefax and Fowler, a well-known fashion label, and several small creative businesses. An influential voice among a number of genres, Emma regularly writes trend pieces, profiles, homes stories, and interiors news. Her first book, London Shopfronts, was published by Hoxton Mini Press in Autumn 2021.

Oliver Heath

Oliver Heath is an interior & architectural designer and leading expert in biophilia, which refers to how we can support human wellbeing through an enhanced connection to nature. He is an industry-recognised expert in the field of sustainable architecture and interior design that creates spaces that are better for both people and the planet.

Dr. Amanda Gummer

Dr. Amanda Gummer is a psychologist and the founder of Fundamentally Children, Good Toy Guide, and Dr. Gummer's Good Play Guide. Her work focuses on de-risking product development and marketing through research and consultancy. A specialist in natural research with children, Dr. Gummer provides authentic insights and helps apply those insights to create tangible benefits for clients.

Izzy Wharton

Izzy Wharton is a senior strategist, trend forecaster, editor, and futures consultant with expertise in sustainability and innovation in design. Committed to re-imagining systems and structures, she's worked across multiple sectors with some of the world’s best-known brands on research and strategy projects as well as insights content.

Sabrina Faramarzi

Sabrina Faramarzi is an international journalist, trend analyst, and data storyteller. Her work explores patterns across sociocultural phenomena through a future-focused lens, with an interest in new media development and storytelling innovations. Faramarzi has worked and written for publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue Business, Wired, and VICE, and has helped brands such as Google, Meta, Airbnb, Lush, Tempur, Regus, and GSK to create relevant content for their audiences. She founded Dust in Translation, a boutique creative storytelling agency helping organisations build and produce innovative, data-driven content and communications strategies.