Reviews

Review: London Design Week

The Chelsea Design Centre was buzzing with life last week, providing in-house brands with their first big event of the year from 13th – 18th March 2022. Walking into London Design Week, we were welcomed by an eye-catching installation, bursting with colour, immediately setting a cheerful tone. Paint was provided by Andrew Martin and Sanderson,… Read More >

22 March 2022

Review: Surface Design Show

After COVID delaying exhibitions for nearly 2 years, the Surface Design Show made its long awaited return at the Business Design Centre, London from 8th – 10th February 2022. With a clear focus on sustainability, the event provided designers and buyers with an educational two days, supported by a strong programme of talks, research and… Read More >

15 February 2022

Trend Report – Hospitality Interiors Experience (HIX)

This is the event we have been waiting for! We have enjoyed this event’s bold graphics for the last 2 years and as soon as you arrived at the Hospitality Interiors Experience (HIX) you knew you were going to experience an event with a unique outlook on the hospitality sector. ‘The BCFA had over 40… Read More >

24 November 2021

Review: Workspace Design Show

The Workspace Design Show took place on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th November 2021 at the Business Design Centre, London.  The UK’s only exhibition focused purely on workspace design, the event promised the latest thought leadership from the country’s top architects, designers & corporates. I travelled to this new event wondering what it would bring… Read More >

9 November 2021

International Design Perspectives #1

Live international design events have been a core component of the design ecosystem for decades. They’ve created product awareness for countless brands, offered opportunities for brands and consumers to meet and share, given a platform for boundary-pushing innovation, boosted economies worldwide and of course, given the press something to write about. As such, the curtailing… Read More >

1 November 2021

Decorex Review 2021

Decorex opened its doors for the first time in two years at Kensington Olympia’s Grand Hall from 10-13th October 2021. With a rich heritage stretching back over 40 years, Decorex’s long standing reputation has proved the test of time and it was good to see the show aisles packed with members of the design community… Read More >

14 October 2021

London Design Festival 2021

Last year saw the 18th edition of the London Design Festival and it’s safe to say that it was an unusual and decidedly smaller affair than those of previous years. The 19th edition, which took place between 18-26th September saw a re-expansion of the show and a welcome back to some, although not all, indoor… Read More >

6 October 2021

Trend Report – Clerkenwell Open 2021

On Thursday 9th and Friday 10th September 2021 Clerkenwell, London was flooded with life, with 60 brands across 45 showrooms participating in the Clerkenwell Open, an event organised by the BCFA in partnership with Women in Office Design (WOD). Download our full Clerkenwell Open Trend Report 2021 It has been many months since we have… Read More >

21 September 2021

Brompton Design District 2021

Design destination, now there’s a tantalising thought. It’s not one that’s been at the fore of our minds over the past 18 months or so, but thankfully, that’s about to change with the expanded return of the London Design Festival. Taking place across the city in actual physical, real time locations, from 18-26th September, the… Read More >

1 September 2021

South Ken Green Trail

London has received some rather unwanted press over the summer for one of the largest and most expensive ‘green’ interventions it’s ever produced. The Marble Arch Mound promised much in terms of luscious greenery, established plants and stunning views of the city but has rather sadly ended up looking like a peculiarly angular piece of… Read More >

1 September 2021