The Brit List 2021 Awards
Tina Norden – Interior Designer of the Year
Kicking off this new mini series, we start in the heart of London’s design district at the new offices of Conran and Partner to interview Tina Norden, winner of the Brit List Interior Designer of the Year. Tina traveled to London in her late teens and decided to stay. She talks about her truly diverse portfolio which stretches across many continents from hotels and restaurant design to high-end residential. Hamish Kilburn from Hotel Designs asks her how she feels being crowned Interior Designer of the Year.
Partner, Conran and Partners
Tina Norden is an architect and interior designer with a truly diverse portfolio which stretches across many contexts and continents, from hotel and restaurant design to high-end residential. With every project, Norden approaches the brief by delving into its context and unique history to create timeless spaces that tell a story. Her unique, concept-driven approach has shaped the way in which the whole practice presents its work and was influential in the creation of Conran and Partners’ first monograph which was published last autumn. Recently completed projects include the new five-star Park Hyatt hotel in Auckland, FEAST within Hong Kong’s iconic EAST hotel, a new dining destination and members’ club within London’s Taj Hotel and the Peninsula Boutique and Café in Hong Kong.
Leader, Projects Channel - A&D, LIXIL EMENA
Karl has over 15 years’ experience in the specification of architectural products in the international arena acting as a project consultant on some of the worlds most prestigious projects. Working with Architects and Interior Designers, Karl supports projects in all sectors with a strong consideration to the sustainable impact. Now working for GROHE for 4 years, he offers support to leading A&D firms. He is also the author of GROHE’s RIBA Approved CPD’s on Water Saving, 3D Printing and Hygiene.
Editor Hotel Designs
Hamish Kilburn is the editor of Hotel Designs, which is the leading international hotel design website. For more than six years, Kilburn has been granted access into the world’s most esteemed design and architecture studios, while also travelling the globe to review groundbreaking hotels. In his day-to-day role, he is responsible for curating the content for Hotel Designs, bringing his readers the latest happenings, reviews, and features in the world of international hotel design. As a regular moderator of panel discussions at major international design fairs and respected presenter, Kilburn is confident to start conversations and lead debates in the interior design, architecture and hotel development arena.