Craft House founder speaks with Dezeen and Radical Innovation

Watch Dezeen’s talk on the future of hospitality and travel design

Dezeen's Eleanor Gibson spoke to a panel of experts about how hospitality and travel design is changing in this panel discussion filmed by Dezeen for the Radical Innovation Award.

On the panel was Radical Innovation Award founder John Hardy, architect Danny Forster, Craft House Consulting founder Yvette Jong and James Woods from WeWork.

The panel explored the ways in which sustainability, co-living and emerging technologies are changing the way hospitality spaces are designed.

Speakers included architect Danny Forster, Radical Innovation Award founder John Hardy, Craft House Consulting founder Yvette Jong and James Woods from WeWork.

Panellists also discussed how the industry is responding to trends such as private members' clubs, modular design and wellness.

The talk coincided with the reveal of the finalists for the Radical Innovation Award 2019, an annual hospitality awards programme founded by Hardy.

Now in its 13th year, the awards programme recognises boundary-pushing concepts for hospitality and travel design and accepts entries from both professionals and students.

The six finalists will present their design concepts at the Radical Innovation Award final in October 2019, where the winner will be chosen through an audience vote.

Last years's award was given to Steve Lee of Aprilli Design Studio for his Autonomous Mobile Hotel concept, designed to transport travellers from their home to a destination in a self-driving hotel room on wheels.

Last year's Radical Innovation Award winner was a concept for a self-driving hotel room on wheels

Forster, principal of Danny Forster & Architecture, is one of the finalists competing for this year's award, with his concept for a modular high rise hotel in Manhattan.

Jong is the founder and director of hospitality consulting agency Craft House Consulting and has worked on private member clubs such as The Wing in New York and The Conduit in London.

Woods has been on the jury of the Radical Innovation Award for the past 13 years and currently works at WeWork.

Dezeen has hosted and streamed talks and panel discussions around the world. Recent examples include a talk with Italian architect Piero Lissoni about his designs for B&B Italia and Arthur Mamou Mani about his bioplastic installation for COS.