Experts & Trends

Warming up with wool

October is always a time of change. Leaves transforming through every warm shade until finally turning brown and untethering from their source signal the beginning of colder times and shorter days. As we dig out winter layers and dust off waterproofs we might take a moment to give thanks to a material that has protected… Read More >

28 October 2018

Q&A with Jim Williams: VADO 30th Anniversary

When we heard that VADO were about to celebrate their 30th Anniversary we got in touch with VADO Managing Director Jim Williams to learn more about their company.   Jim joined VADO in 1999, leaving behind a career in Management Consulting to join the small family business. He has worked in all areas of the company… Read More >

24 September 2018

Regulations: Task Seating

For our next focus for our series looking at the regulations and requirements across each discipline, we look at what a designer needs to know when specifying task seating, with the assistance of Boss Design. What should a designer know about the difference between domestic and contract specifications? Compared to domestic furniture, contract furniture is… Read More >

17 September 2018

Regulations: Ceramic Tiles

In the next of our series looking at the regulations and requirements across each discipline, we look at what a designer needs to know when specifying ceramic tiles, with the assistance of Roca. What should a designer know about the difference between domestic and contract specifications? The difference between domestic and contract lies in the use of… Read More >

28 August 2018

It’s all about ‘Habitats’

As we accelerate towards healthier and more flexible workplace environments where workers can fulfill all their daily tasks, Andy Tatton, Sales Director at Boss Design, explains why ‘Habitats’ are key to successful workplace design.  Traditional closed office layouts are being replaced by open plan, informal and flexible layouts that are conducive to the wellbeing of… Read More >

27 June 2018

Q&A: Martin Quirke, Architect and PhD Researcher Dementia Services Development Centre

Our focus this month is Emotion and with that in mind, we have looked at how design can effect emotions in a healthcare environment, where emotions can be exaggerated and fragile.  Martin Quirke, joined the University of Stirling design team in 2016. Having worked across a broad spectrum of project types, from housing to public buildings, Martin’s… Read More >

30 May 2018

At Your Service

 Design Insider review the Serviced Apartment Sector The serviced apartment sector is one of the fastest growing hospitality sectors around the world. In January this year, the world’s largest owner-operator, The Ascott Limited announced their expansion target to double their global portfolio from 80,000 to 160,000 units by 2023 (this follows on from a doubling… Read More >

29 May 2018