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Material: Concrete with Jim Biddulph

Whilst there are various material ages of humankind, the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Iron Age to name a few, there is one material that not only built an entire empire, but literally laid the foundations for all of those to come. That material is concrete; a composite discovered some 8500 years ago and… Read More >

1 June 2018

Passion for Concrete: Concrete Leaves

When the Design Insider team decided that concrete would be our material focus for May, we knew that the expert we needed to talk to was Sean Madner, concrete enthusiast and curator of Instagram profile Concrete Leaves. We asked Sean more about himself and his fascination with Sheffield’s brutalist architecture: 1. Can you tell us… Read More >

31 May 2018

HAPPINESS – THE CATALYST FOR GOOD DESIGN?

Well-being is at the core of Milliken’s design ethos and in an attempt to understand how design can affect our physical and mental well-being the flooring designer and manufacturer commissioned architecture and interiors journalist Helen Parton to produce a report: “Happiness – The Catalyst for Good Design.” The findings are based on a collaboration between… Read More >

6 November 2019

Designing in Turbulent Times

Like me, you may be one of the many who were taught about the affects of climate change at school. You may even be a parent whose own children are being taught about the same human-made issues today. Perhaps you joined the many millions who left their schools and workplaces to take part in the… Read More >

7 October 2019

Align complete bubbleHUB

Workspace designers and strategists align have completed a striking, two-storey, co-working space for new operator bubbleHUB, located within a characterful former pump house building in the centre of St Albans. bubbleHUB co-founders Benn Latham and Harry Dougall briefed align to help create a ‘unique and aspirational’ space, which was to be unlike anything else currently… Read More >

20 September 2019

Amtico’s Modernist: A Q&A with Alice Bucklow

As part of the 2019 expansion of its popular Signature collection of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT), Amtico has launched ‘Modernist’, a design inspired by the brutalist architecture seen around future UK City of Culture, Coventry. ‘Modernist’ was developed by Amtico’s in-house design team following two years of research into the brutalist architecture in the city… Read More >

29 August 2019

Pouring Perfection

Our material of choice for this month has been water and whilst it’s influence upon design might not be obvious, it is in fact vital in the creation of a particular type of surface material that can be found in most interior environments around the world. Mineral composites like plaster and Jesmonite will forever remain… Read More >

28 August 2019

Amtico introduces Colour Edit

As part of the 2019 expansion of its popular Signature collection of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), Amtico’s in-house design team has created Colour Edit, four palettes of 25 coloured products that perform beautifully as part of a pattern, flooded across a floor or used to provide subtle accents. [Amtico have a BCFA Product Finder Page] The carefully… Read More >

19 August 2019