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Design Insider recognises the exceptional expertise of Commercial Interior Designers and supports their work by publishing the latest knowledge, products, projects, news and events from within the commercial furnishing sector.

For a taster of the variety and depth of our content we hope you enjoy this selection of articles: 

Knowledge – In this knowledge based article we address how Crystal River Cruises has reimagined the concept of luxury hospitality.   Click here

Product – Newmor selected Design Insider to announce their new collection of contract quality designs ‘Blooming Marvellous.’  Click here

Project – Boss Design collaborated with Vidak to provide office pods at an exciting co-working space at Smales Farm on Auckland’s North Shore.  Click here

Trends – Alys Bryan visited London Design Festival 2019 and shared her insights in to new and emerging trends.  Click here

Designers – We take a look at the loves and hates of interior designers and architects in our popular ONE series, learn more about Pippa Nissen, Director at Nissen Richards Studio. Click here

Sketch Series – At London Design Festival we invited Terence Woodgate, the hugely established industrial designer, to be part of our Sketch Series.  Click here

Voice – We were overwhelmed by the response to our question ‘What does British design look like?’ This was certainly a topic that our BCFA members and readers felt passionate about!  Click here

Design Insider is connected with the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA).   The BCFA exists to facilitate opportunities for its members companies. Providing knowledge, skills development and inspiration for the commercial furnishing industry, architects and designers and those who own and operate commercial buildings. 

BCFA members are accredited to ensure they reach the highest standards of manufacturing, customer service and financial stability.  Our 250+ members contribute over £2 billion in sales yearly and generate over 17,000 jobs in the UK. 

If you would like to learn how to become a member or find out more about the BCFA please follow this link

DESIGN INSIDER AUTHORS

ALYS BRYAN

Design Insider Editor

Alys’ experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.

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Phoebe Train

Design Insider Marketing & Events Executive

Phoebe is a Marketing and Events Executive, who joined the BCFA as an English graduate in 2021. Working closely with designers and BCFA members, Phoebe has published an array of content for Design Insider.

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Jim Buddulph

Jim Biddulph

Materials, Colour & Spaces

Jim Biddulph is a freelance materials, colour and interior specialist with over a decade of experience working with architects and interior designers. Communicating ideas about design through creative copy has always been at the core of his work, something he has shared with Design Insider for a number of years.

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Rita Bancroft

Rita Bancroft

Co-Founder Bancmarketing

A regular features writer on Design Insider, Rita has a passion for interiors. Having worked at a senior level for international brands for over 30 years, today she runs Bancmarketing, her own independent marketing consultancy business she set up in 2011.

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Sarah Tebb

Sarah Tebb

Freelance Writer 

Sarah Tebb is a creative copywriter and freelance content writer that works across a broad spectrum of industries. Her interest in sustainability, product design and interiors combined with her writing experience lends itself seamlessly to writing for Design Insider.

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