Christopher Sanderson is co-founder & CEO of The Future Laboratory, where he is responsible for delivering the company’s extensive global roster of conferences, media events and in-house briefings. Clients include Louis Vuitton, Design Hotels, the Ministry for Tourism, Australia, and Women’s Wear Daily’s CEO Summits.
Christopher Sanderson also sits on Heimtextil’s Trend Table, one of the world’s principal panels for forecasting key trends in the global textile industry. Chris has a monthly column in UK luxury bible The Luxury Briefing, and was previously contributing style editor at British Esquire. Before co-founding The Future Laboratory, he was UK communications director for surfwear brand Quiksilver, and a lecturer in visual communication at the University of the Arts in London. He has also served on the advisory panel for the British Council’s Creative Industries Unit and he is the presenter of Channel Four’s latest trends and technology show, Future Family.
Christopher Sanderson’ s personal projects include directing Futurescape, a series of short films about the future for Channel Four television. He has a monthly column in UK luxury industry bible, The Luxury Briefing, and previously was contributing style editor at British Esquire. He has also worked as a freelance creative director on strategic planning for fashion brands. Prior to founding The Future Laboratory, he worked as as UK communications director for surfwear brand Quiksilver, and as lecturer in visual communication at The London Institute.
Prior to founding The Future Laboratory, Christopher Sanderson worked as UK communications director for surfwear brand Quiksilver, and as lecturer in visual communication at The London Institute. He is a regular speaker and consultant for The British Council, where projects include setting up magazines in India and Estonia, and overviewing the growth of the creative industries in Scandinavia.
Most recently Christopher Sanderson has been overseeing a new five-part series on Channel 4, called Home of the Future, which transforms a family’s home from top-to-bottom, filling it with futuristic technology and gadgets. The family discovers how we may work, rest and play – as well as eat, travel, stay healthy and power our homes in the future.