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GROHE X Panel Talk – Consumer Insights
Tomorrow’s Living Spaces
The development of relevant product innovations that offer genuine added value and improve daily life requires a deep understanding of how consumers want to live and what they expect from their living spaces. Which trends are shaping the bathrooms and kitchens of the future?
Vice President LIXIL Global Design and Consumer Experience EMENA
Patrick Speck joined GROHE in 2006 and held several senior positions in the design department. Becoming VP Design Transformation in 2018, he ensured LIXIL’s design vision was globally aligned across the brand portfolio. In 2020 Patrick was appointed to Leader LIXIL Global Design EMENA, with the purpose to deliver insight-driven and meaningful product solutions and ensuring the designs add real value to consumer lives. Before his career at LIXIL, he worked for global brands such as Electrolux, Zanussi, Rex and AEG.
Oona Horx-Strathern comes from London and has worked for more than 25 years as a trend consultant, speaker and author. As well as writing about building and living in the future she has worked on many studies and reports for the Zukunftsinstitut. As a trend consultant Oona has worked for international firms such as Unilever, Beiersdorf, Philip Morris and the Deutsche Bank. Her speech customers range from architectural conferences to universities, the building industry and the interior design branch.
Moderator & Journalist
Susanne Schöne draws on her extensive experience of over 1,800 events and show presentations and 8 years broadcasting for Germany’s foremost live news channel (N24/Welt) as well as Germany’s best known entertainment channels PRO7 & Sat.1. What is the key to her natural and engaging presentation style? “Intense preparation is vital for a successful show. When I’m familiar with the precise wishes, interests and goals of the client can I (re)present them convincingly.” Susanne Schöne studied journalism and psychology at the TU Dresden.