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BCFA Member of the Month: Amtico Flooring

Autumn is officially here! As we watch the leaves fall and colours warm to hazel hues we welcome October with our new Member of the Month, Amtico. We had the absolute delight of speaking with Lorna Williams, Head of Product Design and Visual Creation, about their holistic approach to design, the inspiration behind Amtico’s award… Read More >

30 September 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

The Areen Design Library

Areen Design has over 35 years of experience in delivering exceptional Interior Design and cost-effective Procurement solutions to an international client base. The team at Areen Design have kept busy during the pandemic and have updated The Areen Design Library; the very heart of their business. Design Insider speaks with Jo Payling, Associate FF&E at… Read More >

15 March 2021

The Island by Sarit Shani Hay

As a designer specialising in children and educational environments, Sarit Shani Hay aspires to create objects and spaces that maintain a balance between industrialisation and manual craft, human isolation and social interaction. For one of her most recent projects, an installation titled ‘The Island’, installed at the Muza Eretz Israel Museum as part of the… Read More >

10 December 2020

KI’s Virtual Showroom

KI’s furniture helps the world’s leading organisations create happy, healthy, high performing working and learning environments for their people. Bringing together good design, advanced engineering and sustainable resources, KI’s products are durable, flexible and offer excellent value. [Find KI on the BCFA Product Finder] KI’s Central London HQ & showroom has been refreshed with the… Read More >

16 September 2020

An Insight into Roman

Europe’s leading shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, has released its brand new company video, which offers a whirlwind tour around Roman’s facilities in Newton Aycliffe. [Find Roman on the BCFA Product Finder] Founded in 1985, Roman has been designing and manufacturing showering solutions for over 35 years and is the UK’s largest shower manufacturer, with… Read More >

12 September 2020

Jim Biddulph & Rob Nicoll, Chip[s]board in Conversation

There have been countless material innovations over the past decade, with big brands, independent design studios, graduates and students all getting in on the act. The desire to create new, never-seen-before materials has gone hand in hand with the burgeoning of both industry-focused material libraries and universally available social media platforms, which offer the opportunity… Read More >

29 April 2020

Q&A with Portfolio Homes Alan Hamilton

Design Insider welcomed Alan Hamilton, Key Account Manager at Portfolio Home to come and tell us a bit more about Portfolio Home and how their products can help now more than ever. Can you tell us about Portfolio Home, when was it launched? Portfolio Home is a trusted and leading supplier of high-quality bed linen,… Read More >

19 March 2020

Q&A with Sam Hecht and Kim Colin

We were delighted to be invited to talk with London-based designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin about their thinking on the modern workplace, their approach to design and how it informed their latest products for BCFA member Herman Miller. Please could you introduce yourselves? We are Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London-based studio Industrial… Read More >

24 February 2020

Jim Biddulph & Oliver Heath in Conversation

Over the past few years, there has been a steady rise in awareness of Biophilic Design principles and all their virtues. This has unfolded hand-in-hand with the term “wellbeing” going mainstream. The two are intertwined and offer designers guidance well beyond aesthetics and pure functionality alone. But will Biophilia only ever remain in the commercial… Read More >

13 February 2020