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DESIGN POD Podcast Episodes

Welcome to DESIGN POD, the contemporary podcast for all interior designers and architects on-the-go globally.

The topics and personalities amplified on the podcast will give texture and perspective on the key issues that face modern A&D professionals as deadlines and briefs become more challenging.

In each episode, DESIGN POD’s host editor Hamish Kilburn and co-host interior designer Harriet Forde will welcome influential guests to share their opinions on the conversations and challenges that are shaping our industry. Together, they are embracing innovation while balancing the important issues we all face as modern designers and architects.



Hamish Kilburn

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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 that circle around interior design, architecture and hotel development.


Harriet Forde

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Harriet Forde, past president of the British Institute of Interior Design, has run her own London-based interior design company for the last 20 years. Her company provides comprehensive interior design services for hospitality and residential projects through the UK, Europe and Middle East.

After completing a degree in Textile Design at Central St Martins and a BTEC in Interior Design at the London College of Furniture, Forde went on to work for several large interior design companies on hospitality projects around the world. The on-site experience and knowledge base she has built up, as well as her large network of supplier contacts, have sustained her career of more than three decades.


This podcast series is powered by Hotel Designs.