Experts & Trends

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

Trend Report: Milan Design Week

With Milan Design Week being such an influential show to the design world, we decided here at Design Insider to put together our first Trend Report for the show, capturing what we felt were the most inspiring ideas. We hope you enjoy!

11 May 2018

In Conversation with…Candida Wigan of tex-tile with Jim Biddulph

Who ever said we should be bound to one career path? The beginning of the 21st century represents a time of the ‘portfolio career,’ of ‘life long learning,’ where the labeling and pigeon-holing of jobs seems ever increasingly absurd, particularly in the world of design. Having left Lisbon to study for a Diploma in Textiles… Read More >

23 March 2018

REGULATIONS: Casegoods

In the Second of our series looking at the regulations and requirements across each discipline, we look at what a designer needs to know when specifying casegoods, with the assistance of Furnotel. What are Casegoods? Casegoods are cabinets and solid panel products typically made from materials such as; wood, metal or plastic. Specifically manufactured for dormitories, bedrooms… Read More >

13 March 2018

Dip your toe in the Russian Market

The BCFA held a free seminar last week at Milliken’s Clerkenwell showroom focusing on the topic of exporting to Russia… Guest speaker Natasha Kimberley, Director of Kimberley Expertise covered topics including general information about the Russian market and the best ways for businesses to approach the Russian market as well as some top tips.Russia facts &… Read More >

12 March 2018

2018: Natural Materials Trend

We began 2018 by enjoying the Maximalist trend which we are confident will take root in the hospitality sector during 2018.  In stark contrast we now discuss how and why the trend for natural materials will have equal dominance this year with assistance from the HBA London, RPW Design, Evens Textiles Limited, Burgess Furniture, Goddard Littlefair, Neil Tomlinson Architects, VitrA… Read More >

27 February 2018

Regulations: Wallcoverings

In the first of our series looking at the regulations and requirements across each discipline, we look at what a designer needs to know when specifying wallcoverings, with the assistance of Tektura.FIRE Class 0 and 1 to BS476 / Euroclass B or C  to EN 13501-1 This is a mandatory requirement for corridors, stairwells, dining… Read More >

22 February 2018