The first Pan-Africa Interior Design (PAID) Virtual Summit will take place from 19th – 30th of March, 2018. This completely online summit will allow creatives and designers from all over the continent and diaspora to participate in an immersive digital experience.
Hosted by E-terior Spaces, a revolutionary online design consultancy, The PAID Virtual Summit is excited about using technology to not only empower thousands of aspiring Interior Designers but also enrich experienced design professionals. With a wide range of discussions and tours planned, The PAID Virtual Summit will allow for all the benefits of a physical summit by creating avenues for Live Q&As and private networking groups where participants can take their discussions further.
Eight Days of Interior Design
The PAID Virtual Summit is organized around eight packed weekdays, each with a focus on salient and timely topics in for the African Interior Design professional or enthusiast.There will be a two day break before the Live Q&A session.
Participating Design Houses
Represented at the summit, by their talented designers are some of the most prominent interior design studios including, Source IBA, Panorama, SI.SA, CC Interiors, Adams ID and Nokta Studios. These interior design studios work in commercial, residential, industrial interiors and architecture. We are excited to bring that range of experience to the PAID Virtual Summit.
Participating Interior Designers and Teaching Professionals
The Summit will be Hosted by the amazing Award winning Lagos Interiors designers Lara Lape Cameron-Cole and Osaru Alile. With over 35 Interior designers and teaching professionals participating in The PAID Virtual Summit, the breadth and depth of their collective experience will help to shape the careers of participants of The Summit. We are pleased to have on board, One of New York’s favorite Interior Designers Michael Adams, the versatile, highly sought after interior designer to the stars and a star of the USA TV show TOP Design Titi Ogufere, one of the bastions of interior design in Nigeria. Also in attendance will be Reni Folawiyo, founder of luxury concept store Alara, Horace Pan, a widely celebrated designer (who has won over 100 prestigious Interior Design awards) and lecturer at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, and so many more talented designers.
Other Speakers at The Pan Africa Interior Design Summit include Jeremy Stewart (South Africa), Nana Spio-Garbrah (Tunis), Tolu Odunfa Dragone, Paula Nascimento (Angola), Jordan Awori (Kenya), Banke Kuku (Nigeria), Doyin Abiola-Tobun (Nigeria), Tola Ojuolape (UK), Rachael Awe (Canada), Chika Uwazie (Nigeria), Heather Nokta (USA), CY Wilson (USA), Toluwanimi Osinowo (Nigeria), Tomilayo Aluko (Nigeria), Paris Forino (USA), Susan Skotkis (USA), Omon Anenih-Mordi (Nigeria) and Jack Travis (USA).
Virtual Studio Tours
The PAID Virtual Summit will give three studio tours of some the most coveted studios around the world .This will provide insight into the day-today workings of Interior Design Studios and will help to answer the question ‘what goes on in there?!’.
About The PAID Virtual Summit
With this inaugural edition of The PAID Virtual Summit will feature over 16 hours of engaging content (25 sessions, each 35-45mins long). Registration is FREE and allows viewers free access to over 60 minutes of curated lectures. Registered guests may opt for an ‘All Access Pass’ for NGN15,500 (early bird) or N30,000 (regular) which will give them not only access to all 16 hours of content but also they will have the opportunity to view the content online in their own time for 1 year. Registration can be done online at http://summit.eteriorspaces.com/.
About The Host – E-terior Spaces
E-terior Spaces is an online Interior Design consultancy that provides Happy Space Solutions for all. We believe every space deserves well thought-out planning and a great look. This platform is our sprinkle of happiness through Interior Design (and decoration) that’s affordable with concepts designed and delivered within days.
E-terior Spaces is an innovative, creative, think-outside-the-box design firm that allows one to custom design their spaces virtually. E-terior Spaces was founded as a social-enterprise – with a focus on living spaces. More information can be found at eteriorspaces.com
Osaru Alile is a high-spirited, vibrant young woman! An Interior Design Professional, Product Designer and Social Entrepreneur. She holds an AA & BFA in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in NYC – She is the co-founder of CaxtonAlile Living; A pro-African creative force producing amazing light fixtures and home decor products all handcrafted here in Nigeria using locally sourced materials. Cape Soul; The Fashion brand that prides herself in creating soulful elegant pieces that make women feel like they can fly.
CC Interiors Consultancy who has since successfully worked on numerous Interior Design projects in the UK, USA and here, in Nigeria; Some of which include; Mansard Investment, Transcorp Holdings, 1st Bank Airport Lounge, Primera Africa and so on…CC Interiors is well recognized as an award-winning firm.
Osaru is extremely passionate about creativity, education and empowering Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs. Her passion inspired her to start the initiative “Careers in Interior Design” alongside 3 other Interior Designers here in Lagos, CID has run for 3 years now – Inspiring and training young design creatives interested in interior design. She also acts as the judge of Nigeria’s 1st ever competitive reality TV show “Interiors By Design”. Osaru was recently selected as an assistant curator for the “African Cultural and Design Festival” ACDF Design Pavilion. She is an associate with the ‘Women in Management, Business and Public Service’ (WIMBIZ), a Vital Voices GROW Fellow and sits as the education chair, Interior Design Association of Nigeria (IDAN), on the board of advisors of IDPs Aid and Relief Foundation. After being a WEF (World Economic Forum) Lagos Global Shaper for 5 years, she now sits as a member of the governing board supporting the group as a whole.
Lara Lape Cameron-Cole
Lara Lape Cameron-Cole is an entrepreneur, working in the creative industry as co-founder of CC Interiors Limited, a multiple award-winning Interior Design business, CaxtonAlile Living and Apparel Partners Limited, an apparel manufacturing company. She is also a consultant within the Apparel Manufacturing space.
She has a master’s degree from the University of Arts, London College of Fashion in Fashion Entrepreneurship, focusing on Apparel Manufacturing and a bachelor’s degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Lara Lape started off her career at citigroup, New York, as a bond-trading analyst but moved into the creative industry to specialize in Interior Design and has never looked back. She has worked as an Interior Designer for over 10years, concentrating in residential and commercial spaces. Being a multifaceted human, Lara Lape is working on living out her dream of building an apparel manufacturing business. As a consequence, her research expeditions have led to her co-authoring The Sourcing Handbook for UK-India Apparel Manufacturing, a published guide and handbook currently available in the British Library.
About the Organizer
The PAID Virtual Summit is organized and managed by Osayi Emokpae Ilasisi.