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BCFA Member of the Month: Roman Showers

The summer is coming to a close and as the new season begins there is a sense of renewal and refreshment after an eventful few months for our industry. This September we introduce the BCFA’s new Member of the Month, who is looking forward to continuing their hard work in the coming season; Roman Showers…. Read More >

31 August 2021

Q&A with Herman Miller: BCFA Member of the Month

Design Insider is so excited to announce our new BCFA Member of the Month, Herman Miller. With over 100 years in business, Herman Miller has inspired furniture design for decades, placing their importance on design, the environment, community service and the health & well-being of their employee’s and customers. We caught up with European Ancillary… Read More >

2 August 2021

Q&A with Astro Lighting: BCFA Member of the Month

Summer is finally here; despite the somewhat glum weather in the UK, things are beginning to open up again after an extremely challenging year for the Architect and Design Industry. But, even without the sun our next BCFA Member of the Month, Astro Lighting, have been shining a light through it all, powering on with… Read More >

1 July 2021

Q&A with ROCA: BCFA Member of the Month

Easter, lockdown easing and the dazzling sun shining – the perfect time to celebrate the next BCFA Member of the Month, Roca. Throughout April, Design Insider will showcase Roca on all of our platforms; we began April 2021 by speaking with Mark Poulain, the Commercial Specification Director at Roca. Please can you tell our readers about Roca? Roca started life as a family business and… Read More >

1 April 2021

Curtis Furniture at The Amba Hotel Grosvenor

Curtis Furniture is a UK’s specialist manufacturer of bedroom case goods to the hotel industry. Curtis Furniture has been turning designs into beautiful contract quality furniture for 21 years and now have an impressive client list. The team have been busy working on stunning new projects; such as The Amba Hotel Grosvenor. [Find Curtis Furniture… Read More >

12 February 2020

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