Patrick Speck, leader Lixil global design EMENA and responsible for the Grohe brand, is to be a guest panellist on the headline talk on ‘Age of Waste’ at Planted, which kicks off today (23rd September) and is set to run over the weekend during London Design Festival.
Planted is a three-day event that seeks to reconnect people and spaces with nature, and ignite positive change in behaviours across the design industry. It has been devised to bring focus to the environment, nature and sustainability around design, product and architecture based on principles of biophilic design, and the notion of connecting consumers and industry professionals wanting to bring lasting positive change to the industry.
Grohe is participating in Planted’s debut live talks series, ‘Planted Unearthed’, set to highlight the challenges facing the design industry and explore the ways in which people, communities, cities, and buildings must adapt and evolve. Patrick Speck, pictured, will discuss these issues in the ‘Age of Waste’ talk chaired by Sam Peters, addressing the increasingly critical waste crisis and the shift towards circularity.
Ebru Bircan, Grohe leader marketing activation UK, Lixil, said: “At Grohe, we are passionate about leading the bathroom and kitchen industry in transformative change to protect our planet. We are pleased that the topic of sustainability is pushing further up the agenda. Our attitudes to the way we live, work, and relax has changed dramatically in 18 months alongside how we view sustainability and climate issues such as waste. We look forward to engaging in a dialogue with other industry leaders at Planted to dissect our volution to a circular economy.”