Authors

  • David Slater

    David Slater

    Publisher David Slater has a passion for new media. Fuelled by a love of interior design, custom installation and property development, David oversees Inside ID and sister publication Inside CI, and has a long history in related businesses. The founder of DSE, one of the UK’s most successful digital installation companies, he was an early advocate of the benefits of home cinema installs, lighting and sound systems. A former Digital Editor of the Society of British Interior Design (SBID), David also writes regular articles for trade-facing magazines.

    Follow on Twitter @InsideID_UK
  • Steve May

    Steve May

    Editor Steve May is a veteran editor and journalist, having worked across various media outlets for more than 20 years. During that time he created, launched and edited Home Cinema Choice, the first consumer magazine to evangelise the work of the custom install industry. He also sits on the judging panel for the Region 1 CEDIA Awards and is a regular contributor to a variety of trade and consumer publications and websites.

    Follow on Twitter @stevemay_uk
  • Geny Caloisi

    Geny Caloisi

    Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of industry publications. She started working in the broadcasting technology sector, as Editor of online publication advanced-television.com and continued with the audiovisual industry. Geny was Assistant Editor at the UK’s leading trade publication, AV Magazine for five years.

    As a freelance journalist she's worked within the audio visual industry writing for: Lighting and Sound International; InAVate and Rave Europe in the UK; RedUser magazine in Argentina, Risk UK, KNX Today, Promotion Magazine and Connessioni in Italy. Using her multilingual skills, Geny has been travelling the world to cover events, speak to industry pundits and see the latest technology products since 2001.

    Follow on Twitter geny_caloisi

Guest Authors

  • Mark Stephens

    Mark Stephens

    Mark Stephens is a Registered and Chartered UK and Ireland Architect (ARB, RIBA, MRIAI), after qualifying as an architect from Oxford Brookes University he established the most successful CAD Training and Consultancy Company in the UK. Specialising in Vectorworks Mark trained and assisted thousands of users across the world; from the British Virgin Islands to the Shetland Islands. In 2004 he left the UK, requalified as an Irish architect with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and formed his own architectural practice in the West of Ireland where he still lives and works, still using Vectorworks as his principle CAD and BIM software. 
    Follow on Twitter @architectmark
  • Tom Marquardt

    Tom Marquardt

    Contributing author Tom Marquardt, SBID, Associate IIDA is the principal/founder of his interdisciplinary design studio practice marquardt+ he created 26 years ago.  Tom has been involved in a variety of projects throughout the years from the development of corporate brand, identity, packaging, product and communication design, to the execution of a variety of branded environments and interior spaces in the US and abroad.  He also brings his combined training and experience in interior, graphic and industrial design to a new generation of designers as an adjunct professor at the Harrington College of Design in Chicago.  He developed and continues to teach the first known Branded Environments immersion studio course in the US for graduate and undergraduate students in the Interior Design and Communication Design programs.  Tom brings his creative philosophy and comprehensive vision to everything he touches, always framed in the pragmatic objectivity of a seasoned business professional and design educator.

    For more Info visit marquardt+ web site

    Follow on Twitter @mplusgwa
  • Hans Galutera

    Hans Galutera

    Hans Galutera is co-founder and principal of New York-based BG Studio International. He is the Past President of the Board of Directors for the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New York Chapter and an Honorary Member of the Society of British Interior Designers (Hon.SBID). He is also an Advisory Board Member for the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) associated with the UN-Habitat, NY11 Plus, his Alma Mater FIT NYC and a professional member of the Design Institute of Australia (MDIA).

    For more info visit BG Studio web site

    Follow on Twitter BGStudioIntl
  • Phillip Pini

    Phillip Pini

    Phil Pini, Residential Business Development Manager, Crestron
    Phil has been at Crestron since 2010 where he works alongside interior designers, developers and house-builders on the best home technology systems that can be integrated into both new and retrofit projects. A self-confessed engineering nut with an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Phil¹s technical knowledge is second to none but he balances this expertly alongside the lifestyle and energy requirements of builders, developers and homeowners. Trained in BREEAM¹s Code for Sustainable Homes, Phil has expert knowledge on the energy saving, AV, lighting, HVAC and security sides of home automation.

    For more info visit Crestron

    Follow on Twitter Crestronint
  • Sophia Ahmadi

    Sophia Ahmadi

    In her 3rd year at Edinburgh University studying Modern Languages and working in Paris and Buenos Aires during her internship year. Our international roving reporter is interested in art, culture, fashion and design. Benefiting from the inside knowledge from her highly successful restaurateur father, she brings a greater insight into the design of F&B than merely considering the aesthetic.

  • Ajay Vasdev

    Ajay Vasdev

    Contributing author Ajay Vasdev is a tenacious property sector entrepreneur with a number of successful pioneering enterprises in his portfolio including his flagship business Asco Lights - an award-winning, national, end-to-end lighting design and supply company. For the last ten years, Ajay, supported by his team of talented lighting designers, consultants and project managers, has worked with a broad spectrum of private and commercial clients on some truly spectacular projects across the UK and overseas, including hotel refurbishments, high-end residential developments, celebrity homes and commercial buildings.

    For more info visit the Asco Lights web site

    Follow on Twitter @AscoLights
  • Simon Cavelle

    Simon Cavelle

    Contributor Simon Cavelle has worked in the design industry for over 30 years. Initially as a furniture designer and manufacturer, also playing an active role on the board of the BDG (British Design Group), Having spent 15 years as Director of Studies of a Design school in London, Simon launched London based Scarib Ltd in early 2008 and was short-listed for the commercial section of the International FX Design awards in 2010. Scarib works across different sectors from healthcare and hospitality to high-end residential projects, taking a sensitive approach to contemporary and historic projects and developing successful spaces in the UK and internationally. Simon was the first elected Chairman of the IDDA and the first Chairman of the BIDA before sitting as a board member of the IFI for two terms. International speaker, author and broadcaster Simons’ inspiration is that design has the opportunity to change lives for the better.

    For more info visit Scarib Design website

    Follow on Twitter @scaribDesign

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