Experts & Trends

Hospitality in inhospitable times

As lockdown continues to ease we took the opportunity to speak with Rachel Withey, Associate Director, SpaceInvader to ask about the considerations for reopening hospitality businesses and we share product solutions to some of Rachel’s points.  With hospitality venues set to re-open next month, the challenges for operators remain numerous. How to enact 2-metre social… Read More >

29 June 2020

2020 Fabricator Product Guide from CDUK

From holding all prices through to March 2021 to the introduction of carefully considered products, CDUK reconfirms its commitment to its customers – with details of all such initiatives outlined in the 2020 Fabricator Product Guide. The exclusive distributor of Corian® Solid Surface in the UK and Ireland, this family company with a proud 40-year… Read More >

19 June 2020

One size definitely doesn’t fit all – but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!

To those who have read my previous articles it will come as no surprise to discover that I certainly don’t think the workplace development process has been one long seamless journey of continuous improvement. Instead of being seen as a golden opportunity to create better corporate workplaces, the wholly unfettered freedom of location provided by… Read More >

19 June 2020

Hospitality Brand Leverage in a Covid World

As the world begins to realise that the impact of Covid-19 will be felt for many years to come, Design Insider takes a look at how hotel brands are responding and the lasting changes for the hospitality industry. We review the latest statistics on hotel occupancy, signs of recovery and discuss changes in consumer behaviour…. Read More >

15 June 2020

Q&A Anna King, Founder & Director of Informare

As we begin to see the end of lockdown we took the opportunity to speak with marketing expert Anna King, Founder & Director of Informare, to learn about how they are helping their contract sector clients through this potentially difficult time.    Please could you begin by telling us a little about yourself? I am… Read More >

3 June 2020

Responding creatively during the pandemic

As the Covid-19 pandemic persists across the globe the vast majority of industries remain at a stand still or at best, a slow trundle, and with this comes much debate and prediction surrounding the future state of individual nations and indeed the world economy. It’s safe to say the majority of predictions look bleak, which… Read More >

3 June 2020

What are the practical considerations for workplace return?

As workplaces begin to reopen across the country we spoke with David Holt, Founder of 74, to ask about the practical considerations for returning to the workplace and we share product solutions to David’s points.  74 are a Manchester-based interior design and architecture practice. One of the UK’s leaders in the design of award-winning student… Read More >

29 May 2020

Q&A with Laura Taylor, Junior Contract Designer at ILIV

Laura Taylor has worked for BCFA member ILIV for over 4 years.  In her role as Junior Contract Designer Laura works closely with Senior Designer Emily Arch, as part of ILIV’s thriving design department, which currently includes 3 textiles designers, 5 home designs and 2 contract designers. Design Insider sat down with Laura to ask… Read More >

6 May 2020