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neurodiversity and the future of workplace design karen haller 

Neurodiversity and the future of workplace design 

London’s premier design event, Clerkenwell Design Week was held last week, and I was thrilled to be asked by leading floor company Interface to sit down with their team lead for concept design, Laura Light for an ‘in conversation’ style discussion in front of designers and architects the importance of colour selection as we strive…

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decorex 2023 colour trail exhibtior tag karen haller

Meet The Colour Trail exhibitors Decorex 2023

Decorex has been and gone and what a brilliant four-day event it was. The highlights for me were seeing the launch of The Colour Trail and meeting the inspiring exhibitors selected for it, and being part of the standing-room only colour panel discussion on the opening day. The Colour Trail is something I approached Decorex…

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decorex 2023 colour trail exhibitor tag karen haller

Come walk The Colour Trail at Decorex 2023

This Sunday 8th October is the start of Decorex and I’m really excited to share with you something new to Decorex – The Colour Trail. Earlier this year I approached Decorex with the idea to showcase exhibitors who embrace the power of colour in their designs alongside their sustainability credentials in the form of a…

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dulux coty 2024 sweet embrace launch karen haller

Dulux sticks to neutrals with Sweet Embrace

It’s the beginning of the Colour of the Year season and Dulux UK is always one of the first ones out of the gate. I have to be honest here and say that I don’t follow trends but I am fascinated by how trends originate and the psychology behind our reactions and responses to them.…

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decorex design talks why do we need colour can we live without it karen haller

Join me at Decorex 2023 

If you’re planning to attend Decorex London this year, you’re definitely going to want to make sure you come on Sunday 8th October as I’ll be part of an exciting panel discussion around Why Do We Need Colour – Can we live without it? The panel discussion will be chaired by interior designer and RCA…

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colour it's in our nature karen haller

Colour, it’s in our nature

There’s nothing like the buzz of Clerkenwell Design Week which was last week. It takes place annually in the Clerkenwell district of London, which is renowned for its concentration of design studios, architecture firms, and creative businesses. I love attending because it showcases the latest trends and innovations in the design industry, with a particular…

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the future of trends designscape karen haller

The Future of Trends – join the discussion

If you were planning on attending Decorex London this year, like every other major design industry event it’s now a virtual event. The good news is, no matter where you are in the world you’ll be able to watch the panel discussions and talks that you would normally only be able to see if you…

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100 design colour wellbeing panel karen haller

100% Design Colour & Wellbeing panel discussion

Wellbeing – the buzzword on everyone’s radar. But what does it really mean to the creative community who are designing the future? Can intelligent use of colour unlock greater potential for the positive health and mental wellbeing of building occupants in a fast-paced always on digital world and if so how? If this sounds like…

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beyond the colour wheel talk minotti daniel hopwood jane monnington boddy kassia st clair karen haller

Beyond the colour wheel talk – Minotti London – 2nd May 2019

One of the things I love about colour is the way we relate, experience and use it, is continually evolving. I’ve noticed in particular over the past year or so a huge increase in the  conversations, discussions and debates at design shows, exhibitions and in the media on colour. And if  you’ve been following my blogs, articles…

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london transport museum love your line karen haller talk

London Transport Museum – Love Your Line – Colouring in the Lines talk

I’ve always been someone who loves travelling. As an Australian coming to London, my first experiences of the tube I remember well. I was in awe of how millions of people on a daily basis manage to navigate their way around this seemingly complex underground system. And I remember thinking how do they do this?…

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