Experts & Trends

How did you get into design?

In early July we were blown away by the Design Excellence presented by the UK’s 2016 graduates at New Designers. Meeting so many graduates on the cusp of their design careers made us want to learn more about the journeys which our BCFA members took into their design positions. We asked 15 designers: how did… Read More >

3 August 2016


“Innovation: the action or process of innovating, this could be through a new method, idea or product.” To be successful in today’s fast moving world innovation is the key. Here we profile a selection of products that are truly breaking the boundaries. Camira Fabrics Camira’s experience in developing its acclaimed Sting fabric  has led to… Read More >

21 April 2016

Sunbury – New Ranges of Aquaclean

Sunbury Design announce the launch of three new contract fabric collections.   Following the incredible success of Nappa suede with the impressive Aquaclean technology Sunbury are excited to offer two new ‘looks’ both featuring Aquaclean. Firstly Apex Aquaclean, a deep, soft chenille with contemporary two tone effect presented in 37 colours. Secondly Belfast Aquaclean, a linen… Read More >

2 May 2014

Lighting Trends Q&A

An interview with Robert Chelsom, Managing Director of Chelsom Lighting What have been the key lighting trends in hotels in the last 12months? There has been a distinct shift in the style of hotel lighting schemes over the last 12 months, people definitely want to see more individuality when it comes to design. We are… Read More >

28 April 2014

Camira – A Century in the Making

how we make fabric from coffee sacks In 2014 global textile innovator Camira is celebrating 40 years’ manufacturing excellence, textile innovation, and outstanding environmental product stewardship. The company’s latest environmental fabric being launched – Century – at Clerkenwell Design Week takes design innovation to new heights with an industry first fabric made from recycled jute… Read More >

15 April 2014


The Harlequin Group is proud to present a new addition to its brand portfolio: Anthology. Every month Walker Greenbank Contracts  will bring you latest trends in commercial design, showing what they feel is the flavour of the month. This month’s trend from Harlequin explore the sophisticated with new brand Anthology Presented as a compendium of  innovative and eclectic… Read More >

1 April 2014

How Does Big Data Effect the Workplace

BIG DATA IS SHAPING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE WITHIN BUILDINGS As the cost of implementation comes down, the same “Smart” technology that is harnessing the predictive power of “Big Data” to help solve congestion problems in cities is being more routinely deployed in buildings. The Changing Face of Smart Buildings: The Op-Ex Advantage, published by Jones Lang… Read More >

4 March 2014

Knightsbridge Furniture Helps Create a Calming Ambience

WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE IN ROSEBERRY PARK With its carefully-chosen colours and comforting upholstery, seating provided by Knightsbridge Furniture is helping to create a calming and welcoming atmosphere in Roseberry Park, a specialist mental health hospital in Middlesbrough, run by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. The winner of several RIBA and BBH design awards,… Read More >

5 February 2014