Aware of a rapid changing reality for furniture design with changing production, promotion and selling methods, a surplus of furniture in a society where people move to smaller houses and offices and a society on the edge of consuming less Ineke Hans wanted to focus on 'future scenarios for furniture design' and consequently 'the changing role of the designer'. To do so she has started studio|salon in London in 2015.East London studio-salonsSix salons will take place in East London studio's to discuss and focus on furniture and identify pointers for the future. These salons will be roundtable conversations with limited groups of professionals from the entire design scene, all with an interest to join the discussions. London XL salonsThree UK-NL pop-up salons for a larger audience took place during Clerkenwell Design Week and were accompanied by a UK-NL popup expo with PROOFFLab & Opendesk.Three UK-NL pop-up salons will also take place at Ace Hotel & V&A Museum during the London Design Festival, accompanied by an installation at the V&A and a second popup expo.
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