Features

New Year, New Outlook

Its over two years since Marriott acquired Starwood and its’ 80 year old Sheraton brand. Established in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1937, today there are over 400 Sheraton properties internationally, making it Marriott’s third largest brand. But standing out in Marriott’s 30+ portfolio of brands is the least of its challenges, the way the brand responds… Read More >

11 January 2019

Creative Space: Ann Grafton, GP&J Baker

Ann Grafton, MD and Creative Director of BCFA member GP&J Baker shares with Design Insider her Creative Space. Ann is always inspired by Kit Kemp’s interiors; they showcase a love for and deep understanding of mixing colour, pattern and textiles, which illustrates Kit Kemp’s signature style. An avid traveller, Ann finds inspiration for collections on… Read More >

21 December 2018

Fameed Khalique: Leather Trends and Processes

Thanks to Fameed Khalique’s extensive experience in the world of luxury leathers, his business is now a leading supplier of fine leather for upholstery, wall coverings, soft furnishings and a plethora of other applications. Working with 20 tanneries, he has provided the leather for large-scale projects such as The Ned, Soho House’s hotel and restaurant… Read More >

11 December 2018

A conversation between: Jim Biddulph & Daniel Webb

Back in June we launched our documentary Materials: Living with plastic, in which we spoke to Daniel Webb, founder of Everyday Plastic. At that stage, the research-led initiative was 18-months in, with Daniel having collected every piece of plastic he used throughout 2017; a decision he made following a litter strewn jog on the beach… Read More >

7 December 2018

Q&A: Delius Textiles

Fitting beautifully with this month’s Heritage theme, BCFA member Delius is showing creativity and a spirit of innovation as there is no other material on the market as yet with such flame retardant properties. A remarkable knitting series featuring a three-dimensional pattern is joining the Delius product line. Sylke Mikolajczak answers some of Design Insider’s… Read More >

29 October 2018

Inside Out’s Berlin Office

Design Insider have had the opportunity to speak to Justin Harrison from Inside Out Contracts in regards to Berlin – one of the themes for this month. Justin Harrison is the Sales Manager and also Manager of the BCFA member’s Berlin Office. We are excited to find out the latest opportunities and trends that exist currently in Berlin, from someone who has witnessed first hand!… Read More >

23 October 2018

Jim Biddulph in conversation with Anne Kyyro Quinn

As wool is celebrated in all of its guises during the 9th Campaign for Wool events this month, it seems fitting to interview a designer who has been working with and championing the material for the past two decades. Having studied Textile Design at both BA and MA levels at the London Metropolitan University and… Read More >

18 October 2018