As part of the London Design Week talk strand ‘Conversations in Designing Technology’, distributor TIG put together an interactive panel discussion on how design and technology can work hand-in-hand to deliver stunning smart homes for clients.

TIG (Technological Innovations Group) announced that during this year’s London Design Week (10-15t March 2019) at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, it hosting a panel discussion at its Crestron home technology showroom, on Tuesday March 12.  

The session was chaired by consumer technology journalist, Chris Haslam, and the topic for discussion was ‘The Integrated Home – from Concept to Reality’. The session explored the challenges and rewards of designing a home that seamlessly integrates interior design with technology. Joining Chris on the panel were, Simon Hart of PRS Architects, Greg Currie, Regional Sales Manager at Crestron, Dan Eades from Environ, plus a representative from the lighting design community.

The panel highlighted a real-world project and winner of the ‘Best Design Meets Technology’ award at the Crestron EMEA Integration Awards 2019, a Grade 1 listed country estate which has been completely transformed with technology.

The Eco-Luxe Country Estate showcases the benefits of early involvement of all parties in the design process – the importance of outlining a clear brief, close communication with the client, and much more. Attendees got the chance to understand how it is possible to create a stunning home, featuring an easy-to-use yet sophisticated home technology solution.

Petra van Meeuwen from TIG comments, “We are excited to be involved in London Design Week this year, it’s an opportunity for us to provide insight in to the complete design process, alongside highlighting the benefits of home automation with the wider design community.”

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