Is it just me or are some designers more sharing and collaborative than others? I have always sat firmly in the latter camp, firstly because I am wired that way and secondly because I firmly believe that we are in this game to improve and enhance interior spaces for people and we can learn so much from one another.
Why am I on this particular soap box today? Well this week I attended the Interiors Summit at the Wembley Hilton, a meet the buyer event with some interesting seminars and networking opportunities. The supplier list looked interesting and the seminars covered some relevant topics with a good range of speakers so I was in. Heading up there on an over packed train and reminding myself why I don’t commute, I was hoping for a highly focused productive day of meetings and knowledge gaining. Well I got all that – the event was well run and had a really positive buzz about it. The added bonus for me was the delegates. There was an openness and energy between designers which I loved. I made some fantastic contacts, shared experiences with likeminded people in the industry and left even more inspired than I thought I would.
Collaboration is surely so much better than competition!
Written by Jacqui