Manchester Art Gallery has a wonderful mixture of international collections, both contemporary and historic right in the heart of the city. As part of the running to the BCFA’s Manchester Open, Design Insider is looking into the northern design scene. We visited Manchester Art Gallery and were blown away by some of the exhibits. Take… Read More >
Some of the worlds bestselling Authors came from Manchester, you may have read some of their work; Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange, Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret garden and poet Carol Ann Duffy to name a few. With that in mind, it’s not a surprise that Manchester is home to some of the most… Read More >
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 >
With the BCFA Manchester Open fast approaching we have decided to create a collection of articles focusing on the design scene in the north. Generally, people believe that London is the hub of creativity in the UK but we would like to debunk that theory. On a sunny day in July, I took a trip… Read More >
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 >
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
Last month we interviewed 3rd year students from Rycotewood Furniture College just as they were about to make the jump from being students to graduates. in this latest edition of The Designer’s Muse we explore how we can bridge the gap between education and industry.
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.
“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 >
Design Insider went out to BCFA members asking them to share some of their experiences of a innovative strategy, here is what they said: Can you share a specific innovation strategy you’ve recently encountered? Audience Systems Developing tools to assist our customers has been a key focus of late. We recently launched our BIM objects,… Read More >