Experts & Trends

BBC Television Centre – An Enduring Cultural Icon

First opened in June 1960, BBC Television Centre is a British cultural icon and a landmark piece of modern architecture. Built on the site of the 1908 Olympics and the Franco-British Exhibition, BBC Television Centre was designed to be a factory for television and a powerhouse of creative broadcasting. Covering 14 acres and twice the… Read More >

25 April 2019

Knightsbridge Furniture in the Workplace

During March Design Insider has been focused on the workplace.  We took the opportunity to speak with Alan Towns, Chief Executive Officer at Knightsbridge Furniture to discuss how the brand, who are celebrating their 80th anniversary, have crafted a home for themselves in the workplace sector. Please could you introduce yourself? Alan Towns Chief Executive Officer… Read More >

15 March 2019

Sketch Series: Erin Johnson for Morgan

Morgan Studio’s collection Porto was launched at Sleep + Eat 2018.  We took the opportunity to sit down with Morgan’s Design Manager Erin Johnson to ask her more about this thoroughly considered and versatile collection.  We asked Erin to sketch the new design whilst she answered our questions. Can you start by introducing yourself and… Read More >

25 February 2019

Trend Report: Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019

Stockholm Furniture Fair is an annual event which is complimented by a program of city based Stockholm Design Week Events. Following my first trip to this extremely well established design event I now invite you to read my trend report.  Unearth event highlights, the expertise of Guest of Honour Neri&Hu, see the dominant colour palette & material of choice… Read More >

14 February 2019

Material Explorations for 2019

Having ushered in another new year with a collective desire for new dawns, fresh beginnings and positive change perhaps stronger than ever before, it’s worth taking note of developments that are occurring in the world of materials; they are after all the building blocks of our physical world. Altrock is material that looks back in… Read More >

29 January 2019

A conversation with Bill Amberg

This month we focus leather and there are few here in the UK who know more about the material than Bill Amberg. Having set-up Bill Amberg Studio some thirty years ago the brand is now recognised as an industry leader in bespoke leather products, furniture and interiors. Perhaps that shouldn’t come as too much of… Read More >

2 December 2018

Bisley host ‘Hoarders vs Editors’ Panel Discussion

Bisley, the British storage specialists, hosted ‘Hoarders vs Editors’ a panel discussion in their Clerkenwell show room on Thursday 22nd November. The event was a continuation of Bisley’s collaboration with design title Dirty Furniture and their Matter of Fact exhibition which was held during Clerkenwell Design Week. The evening saw an expert panel discuss collecting…. Read More >

30 November 2018