Best of December

As the year comes to an end we take a look at the top post of December .

This month we launched our first video on DESIGN INSIDER as part of the Designer’s Muse series, in this video we focused on the inspiration behind the recent award winning Waldorf Astoria, Amsterdam, interviewing interior designer Steffi Backhouse of GA Design.

Watch the full interview below….

We also had the opportunity to sit down with Marcus Wareing and Robert Angell to discuss the evolution of luxury design in restaurants and hotels and also what makes the perfect dining experience.

Read the full interview here…



There were some great projects showcased this month too, one to mention was Craft, London. Located on the Greenwich Peninsula designed by Tom Dixon and featuring ege carpets on the roof of this top floor cocktail bar.

Take a look at the full project here…


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Andrew Linwood of Areen Design came into chat about Hotel Design and how he sees the industry developing, speaking heavily about the input that AirBnb is having, and what hotel designers have to do to compete.

Read full interview here…

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We also had a massive insight on how a company can reach the 0% landfill target with a tour of the Camira factory, this shows what we can do to have a more sustainable future.

Read full article…



Next month we shall be again focussing on the hotel sector, with an insight into the development of the hotel guest suite.


About Alys Bryan

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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