Design Insider sat down with Tim Armitt, Managing Director of Lyndon by Boss Design to discuss the future of hospitality and according to Tim it is “looking good”. It’s fair to say that there’s been a radical shift in hotel design over the last few years. Where once the trend was to be new and… Read More >
Design Insider caught up with Ron Swidler, Principal in charge of the Branding at international hospitality design firm Gettys, to understand how they approach international projects and discuss emerging trends.
As the academic year draws to a close, we take a look at the big trends in Higher Education interiors. Our latest research suggests that investment in infrastructure is likely to continue at the pace we have seen in recent years. This is despite the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, resulting in uncertainty… Read More >
The term ‘cool office’ has been floating around for quite a while now, but what is one? and do we really want one? We asked Nigel Tresise Director and Co-Founder of Align for his thoughts on this topic… The notion of ‘cool’ is as subjective as the notion of beauty. Unfortunately, what’s often meant by a… Read More >
Oliver Ronald, Sales & Marketing Director at The Boss Design Group, explains why habitats are now key to successful workplace design. Good workplace design is no longer just about specifying furniture for the space available. Today, it’s all about creating settings or habitats – how people manage their work, and the enabling of technologies. By… Read More >
Improving design has to be sustainable and style has to have substance. That was certainly the message during Camira Fabrics collaboration with Dutch based DVA (Dementia Village Advisors), during the company’s first Healthcare Roadshow developed exclusively for UK based healthcare designers. Held at Camira’s showroom in Clerkenwell, London, the event featured speaker Michael Bol, architect… Read More >
How did this brand new offering from the established British Manufacturer Teal develop its brand and product range to become known for breaking from traditional design standards in the residential care home market? Sara Jane Farrow, national business manager at Teal Living started the company’s brand journey with a clear focus on manufacturing product ready… Read More >
As a commercial sector, cruise shows no signs of slowing down. According to the CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) around 24 million passengers are expected to sail in 2016, a 60% increase in just 10 years
Chelsom share their views on the importance of knowledge… I never cease to be amazed by the vast breadth of knowledge interior designers need in order to cope with all the different strands that need bringing together to create a successful interior design scheme. They need to realise a harmonised interior which is above all… Read More >
For this month’s focus on flooring we take a closer look at the role flooring plays in a retail environment. We caught up with Lewis Taylor, Design Director of David Collins Studio who have an international reputation in luxury retail design and our BCFA members to understand how flooring sells.
Acoustics has been voted as one of the biggest annoyances in the office! So we caught up with Ros Lambert-Porter who has been working with Ocee Design to discuss Acoustics in the workplace. We go through the myths and common misconceptions surrounding acoustics in the workplace… Could your office benefit from acoustics solutions? if so… Read More >
During Clerkenwell Design Week we interviewed some of the top designers in workplace design to find out what the growing trends in the office are. As you would expect ‘wellbeing’ is the buzz word with lots of products now focusing more than ever on ergonomics. We also asked our interviewees what their dream office space… Read More >
“You will always get the balance right with new trends if you’ve thought about the occupier’s actual, not perceived, needs. The best solutions are borne out of consultation with those that will be using the space.” Ann Clarke, Claremont Once the preserve of freelancers in creative or hi-tech industries, the co-working movement is becoming mainstream…. Read More >
This month on Design Insider we are focusing on the Healthcare sector, we have already reached out to BCFA members to survey what impact design can have in a healthcare space, and from this created the Healthcare Check List. In this months Designer’s Muse we interview Dr Craig Knight of Identity Realization, to discuss some of the… Read More >
Design Insider went out to BCFA members to find out what innovation meant to them, the feedback we received was really interesting and a real mix, from these answers we have created a set of rules that showcase what innovative design means 1st rule: Push the boundaries ‘Make what seems impossible , possible’ is the… Read More >