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Designing in Turbulent Times

Like me, you may be one of the many who were taught about the affects of climate change at school. You may even be a parent whose own children are being taught about the same human-made issues today. Perhaps you joined the many millions who left their schools and workplaces to take part in the… Read More >

7 October 2019

The influence of New Ideas & Techniques

When I entered it straight from college in 1970, despite the relatively long intervening period, the office furniture industry was in terms of design and output only just beginning to shake off the shackles of dull, post-war austerity. This was driven in part by ideas on how offices might be laid out in a more… Read More >

4 September 2019

Vive the entrepreneurial spirit!

What does it mean to be entrepreneurial?  Well, it begins with spotting an opportunity and having clarity about what you’re proposing, whether it’s a new value, service, product or method for being more innovative or efficient. Next, you have to commoditise your vision. You’ll need to be more than just motivated to create change – and… Read More >

2 September 2019

The Power of the People

In an earlier column on sustainability, I focused on process and waste, but sustainability is about so much more than material life-cycles. Successful sustainable businesses also need to perform financially, culturally and socially. It’s about taking the long-term view – and, in my view, the greatest asset to help you achieve that is your people…. Read More >

10 July 2019

MONSTER CABARET ARRIVES IN MILAN!

As we spend this month focusing on glass and Milan it is a pleasure to announce that Monster Cabaret, accompanied by a burlesque show, has arrived in Milan courtesy of lighting and experience designers Lasvit. Teatro Gerolamo, April 17 – 22  Come closer and hear a story you have never heard before. We are going to… Read More >

18 April 2018

Surface Design Awards: Public Building Interior Winner

St Patrick’s Church in Donaghmore is a historic landmark in the County Tyrone countryside that can claim a direct connection to the introduction of Christianity in Ireland around 450AD. Starting in January 2014 the church underwent a 20 month refurbishment project under the guidance of client Fr. Gerard McAleer. The results are breath-taking. It was… Read More >

9 February 2017

THE EDIBLE BUS STOP® AT ECOBUILD 2017

THE EDIBLE BUS STOP® TO SHOWCASE PLAYFUL APPROACH TO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AT ECOBUILD 2017 Six years after its first urban intervention, The Edible Bus Stop® has grown into an award winning Landscape Architecture and Design Consultancy. Using a multidisciplinary approach, it is recognised for being provocative and playful in its methodology. The organisation has… Read More >

2 February 2017