Designer Q&A

Designer Q&A: Kit Miles with Jim Biddulph

As a contemporary design studio, Kit Miles Studio is synonymous with beautiful draftsmanship, exquisite repeat pattern work, impressive scale and sometimes surprising, but always exciting uses of colour. Having graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Textile Design Kit set about taking his distinct style, which stems from his unique ability… Read More >

7 August 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

Designer Q&A: Agnes de Vlin, Lead Designer at Figure2Ground

Figure2Ground is an surface design studio based in Ireland whose designs are characterized by a dynamic geometric statement. Figure2Ground produce surface design concepts and solutions that are scalable, modular and can be engineered for specific components and decorative fabrications in digital, conventional and bespoke production technology. Darragh Murray, studio manager, feels it is the eagerness… Read More >

12 July 2017

Sketch Series: Nicolette de Waart, Design by Nico

Design Insider had the fantastic opportunity of attending the judging day at this years Design Guild Mark, which gave the chance to catch up with Nicolette de Waart of Design by Nico, who was presenting her Leaf seat, in which she worked with BCFA Member HF Contracts. We discussed product inspiration but also asked Nicolette… Read More >

5 July 2017

Designer Q&A: Anthony Hickman, Ulster

With the BCFA’s first ever event in Ireland just around the corner, we took the time to talk to Ulster Carpets‘ Head of Design, Anthony Hickman. Anthony tells us about his journey into the design world and how the Irish design industry is growing.How did you get into carpet design and what do you love about… Read More >

8 June 2017

Designer Q&A; James Stevenson, Imperial Bathrooms

Design Insider caught up with British bathroom manufacture Imperial Bathrooms to catch up with Export Sales and Marketing Manager James Stevenson. So James, how did you get into design? My background is product engineering and, as the son of the owner, I have been involved with Imperial in one way or another since the company was founded…. Read More >

16 May 2017

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