Experts & Trends

10 Velvet Trends

With its combination of softness and depth, velvet has the ability to make pattern and colour sing like no other material. It’s these unique qualities that luxurious velvet fabric delivers that has interior designers wholeheartedly embracing the latest velvet interior design trends. So, whether you want to use a modernist colour pop, a graphic design… Read More >

16 January 2021

Reconnecting with texture

As we reached the end of 2020, clinging on to the hope that 2021 will signal a pivot towards a pandemic-free world, it seems apposite to consider tactility, although perhaps ‘re-consider’ is more appropriate? Any way you slice it, last year has seen a sharp reduction in our physical contact with our surroundings as well… Read More >

8 January 2021

Winning in 2020

Whilst it may not feel that there has been much to celebrate this year, there are still a few out there in the world of architecture and design who have something to shout about. It’s perhaps not too much of an overstatement to say that anyone managing to complete projects in 2020 deserves an award,… Read More >

30 December 2020

Design Advice: choosing velvet curtains

More and more people are opting for this wonderful fabric at their windows and Design Insider is delighted to share BCFA Member, Linwood’s insight into velvet curtains. American interior designer Peter Dunham refers to curtains as, ‘the lipstick of decorating’.  Linwood couldn’t agree more, curtains finish a room; they’re the final flourish. One of Linwood’s… Read More >

21 December 2020

Bar & Restaurant Q&A with THDP

THDP is a UK & Italian, multi award winning Architecture and Interior Design practice specialising in hospitality and high end residential projects, product design & creative product consultancy. We took the opportunity to learn more about this international practice and their work for the bar and restaurant sector. Established in 2004 by partners Nicholas Hickson… Read More >

9 December 2020

Creative Resilience

Whilst there are far more obvious and frankly devastating impacts created by the Covid-19 pandemic, ordinarily publically engaged galleries, museums, trade shows and graduate exhibitions have certainly felt the effects. Here in the UK, recent research has found that 60% of galleries and museums are worried that they will never reopen. There is hardly a… Read More >

4 December 2020

Cafés – The Beating Heart of the Workplace

Design Insider’s current campaign focusses on bars and restaurants but we wanted to take a small sidestep to look at the impact of the café culture within the workplace.  We spoke asked Sarah Dodsworth, Associate Director at SpaceInvader for her opinion. Within the modern workplace, the cafe is the beating heart – a vital part… Read More >

24 November 2020

Colours For the Year to Come

It feels like a lifetime ago that I emphatically wrote: ”2020 has a certain ring to it; the staccato rhythm of the repeated number is direct and distinct. Connotations of clear and precise vision are pertinent…its time that we look ahead with sharp focus and start making conscious and challenging decisions in the way that… Read More >

29 October 2020