Downtown Design's line-up of talks and workshops at The Forum brings together global industry leaders - acclaimed designers, brands, journalists, and strategists, offering crucial insights on the evolving design landscape.
Pushing the traditional boundaries of design thinking and bringing a fresh energy to storied design brands such as Aterlier Swarovski, Tomás Alonso’s work is deeply rooted in the spirit of collaboration.
Dara Huang is the founder of Design Haus Liberty; an international architecture, interiors and design practice established in London in 2013. In the company’s short time, Dara has evolved the studio from a start-up with one intern to one of the most in-demand practices in the world.
The acclaimed Australian designer has become known for his masterly use of pattern and colour, and his bold application of both in creating tailored, glamorous and sophisticated spaces.
With a multifaceted experience in digital marketing for creative businesses and a vision for helping designers realise their creative and commercial potential, he launched DesignWanted, a leading online design resource in 2015.
Marcus Fairs is founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen. In January 2017, for his contribution to architecture, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects, making him the first digital journalist to be bestowed with the honour.
From his love of art and design, to seeking inspiration from different cultures through his travels, Christian Louboutin’s creative expression references the worlds of pop culture, theatre, dance, literature and cinema.