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Tuesdays 16:00-16:30
Intelligent and entertaining conversation about business, money, technology and workplace issues.

Presented by Heather Payton, each programme picks up on trends and returns to stories that have moved out of the headlines.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Sweden Über alles?


Minimalism

Shop Talk will be looking at how the minimalist trend swept through our homes and public buildings, and who benefited and lost out as a result.

One clear winner was a certain Swedish furniture chain - with someone in Norwich even named their baby Ikea in its honour!

But in its wake was left a debris of wallpaper manufacturers, carpet makers and craftspeople who could no longer sell their products. But now it seems things are about to change again!

Heather Payton will be asking why design trends happen as they do, and whether it's really time to chuck out NOT the chintz but the white walls and the polished wooden floor.

Karen Beauchamp - Design Director with Cole and Son Wallpaper

Rachel Loos
Editor of Elle Decoration UK

Richard Eisermann
Design Council: Director of Design and Innovation

Diana Bourne : Laura Ashley

Michael Hardiman Chief Executive of Carpet Foundation


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