Design Dialogue

Northern Design Scene: L. S. Lowry

Laurence Stephen Lowry, was born in Salfold, Manchester in 1887. Many of his paintings and drawing were directly inspired by and depicted Manchester cityscapes. An Accident (1926) – The scene depicted here shows a crowd forming around a women found to have committed suicide. In Lowry’s early life he worked as a dept collector only… Read More >

4 September 2017

Designer Profile: Olivia Aspinall

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 >

31 July 2017

A Voyage into the Cruise sector

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

6 October 2016

WHY FLOORING SELLS

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.

7 July 2016

Innovation Strategies from BCFA members

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 >

27 April 2016