Design Dialogue

Leading Designer, Mark Barrell, Unveils 2020 Industry Trends

Mark Barrell, Design Director at Boss Design, has unveiled the trends that are set to influence the market in 2020.  According to the leading designer, the continued movement towards mass personalisation will be a major trend during 2020.  [Find Boss Design on the BCFA Product Finder] Mark Barrell explains: “One-size-fits-all doesn’t fit anymore. Demand for… Read More >

29 January 2020

Pop-up Alfresco Dining

This month we are focussing on outdoor spaces and with that we look into the trend of temporary food & beverage stalls. Is this pop-up trend an emerging opportunity for hospitality focused brands?  Over the the last few years we have seen street food take a more sophisticated approach and some have even been winning Michelin stars… Read More >

28 August 2018

Colours: Provoking Emotion

A thrilling book can excite you, a scary movie can shock you, but a less obvious way of getting you to feel something is through colour. Colour is powerful tool that any Interior Designer must understand and consider for any project. It is a communication tool that can influence mood, signal action and can even… Read More >

10 May 2018

In Conversation with…Candida Wigan of tex-tile with Jim Biddulph

Who ever said we should be bound to one career path? The beginning of the 21st century represents a time of the ‘portfolio career,’ of ‘life long learning,’ where the labeling and pigeon-holing of jobs seems ever increasingly absurd, particularly in the world of design. Having left Lisbon to study for a Diploma in Textiles… Read More >

23 March 2018

Northern Design Scene: L. S. Lowry

Laurence Stephen Lowry, was born in Salfold, Manchester in 1887. Many of his paintings and drawing were directly inspired by and depicted Manchester cityscapes. An Accident (1926) – The scene depicted here shows a crowd forming around a women found to have committed suicide. In Lowry’s early life he worked as a dept collector only… Read More >

4 September 2017

Designer Profile: Olivia Aspinall

My first contact with surface designer Olivia Aspinall’s work was in 2014, late on in the academic year at Central Saint Martins. It was one of those instantaneous ‘What’s that? It’s great!’ moments that stopped me in my tracks. I was there to teach on a second year module but was lucky enough to stumble… Read More >

31 July 2017

A Voyage into the Cruise sector

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

6 October 2016

WHY FLOORING SELLS

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.

7 July 2016