My first contact with surface designer Olivia Aspinall’s work was in 2014, late on in the academic year at Central Saint Martins. It was one of those instantaneous ‘What’s that? It’s great!’ moments that stopped me in my tracks. I was there to teach on a second year module but was lucky enough to stumble… Read More >
As a commercial sector, cruise shows no signs of slowing down. According to the CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) around 24 million passengers are expected to sail in 2016, a 60% increase in just 10 years
Last month we interviewed 3rd year students from Rycotewood Furniture College just as they were about to make the jump from being students to graduates. in this latest edition of The Designer’s Muse we explore how we can bridge the gap between education and industry.
For this month’s focus on flooring we take a closer look at the role flooring plays in a retail environment. We caught up with Lewis Taylor, Design Director of David Collins Studio who have an international reputation in luxury retail design and our BCFA members to understand how flooring sells.
“You will always get the balance right with new trends if you’ve thought about the occupier’s actual, not perceived, needs. The best solutions are borne out of consultation with those that will be using the space.” Ann Clarke, Claremont Once the preserve of freelancers in creative or hi-tech industries, the co-working movement is becoming mainstream…. Read More >
Design Insider went out to BCFA members asking them to share some of their experiences of a innovative strategy, here is what they said: Can you share a specific innovation strategy you’ve recently encountered? Audience Systems Developing tools to assist our customers has been a key focus of late. We recently launched our BIM objects,… Read More >
Design Insider went out to BCFA members to find out what innovation meant to them, the feedback we received was really interesting and a real mix, from these answers we have created a set of rules that showcase what innovative design means 1st rule: Push the boundaries ‘Make what seems impossible , possible’ is the motto… Read More >
“Innovation: the action or process of innovating, this could be through a new method, idea or product.” To be successful in today’s fast moving world innovation is the key. Here we profile a selection of products that are truly breaking the boundaries. Camira Fabrics Camira’s experience in developing its acclaimed Sting fabric has led to… Read More >
Office design is changing fast as the boundaries between home and work life become increasingly blurred Driven by technological advances our lifestyles today directly relate to the way we occupy and utilise spaces and buildings like never before, as we constantly move from one piece of technology to another as we go about our working lives. Against this backdrop the furniture industry has… Read More >
Design Insider went out to the BCFA Members to see what their experience and thoughts are on the crossover of design between different market sectors. Here is what they said: HF Contract on Healthcare We’ve always experienced crossover within a variety of sectors due to the nature of what we offer. Trend based items filter through retail… Read More >