Tue, 16 November 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

How To Transform Your Home and Happiness

Matt Gibberd, co-founder of The Modern House In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

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How can you reimagine your living space and boost wellbeing at the same time? Matt Gibberd joins us with principles to transform any home, from studio flats to architectural masterpieces.

In 2005, childhood friends Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill set out to convince people of the power of good design and its ability to influence our wellbeing. They founded The Modern House – in equal parts an estate agency, a publisher and a lifestyle brand – and went on to inspire a generation to live more thoughtfully and beautifully at home.

As The Modern House grew, Matt and Albert came to realise that the most successful homes they encountered – from cleverly conceived studio flats to listed architectural masterpieces – had been designed with attention to the same timeless principles: Space, Light, Materials, Nature and Decoration.

In this illustrated, livestream talk, Matt tells the stories of these remarkable living spaces and their equally remarkable owners, and demonstrates how the five principles can be applied to your own space in ways both large and small. Revolutionary in its simplicity, and full of elegance, humour and joy, this book will inspire you to find happiness in the place you call home.

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Matt Gibberd

Journalist and co-founder of The Modern House

Matt Gibberd was formerly a Senior Editor at the World of Interiors, and has written on design and architecture for the Telegraph, House & Garden and Elle Decoration. In 2005, he co-founded The Modern House, a pioneering design-led estate agency based in London, which he continues to grow with his business partner, Albert Hill. The pair established a new sister brand, Inigo, in 2021. Matt lives in the countryside with his wife, the designer Faye Toogood, and their three daughters.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.