Designer Q&A

Designer Q&A: Michael Freedman from Innovations Inc. [MATERIAL: CORK]

This months material theme is Cork and Innovations Wallcoverings, Inc. was a company discovered at 2017’s BDNY that uses this material. They were the first design studio to explore and create cork wallcoverings that were suitable for commercial interiors in 1999.  At BDNY we saw their first ever cork wallcoverings that have been digitally printed. We sat down… Read More >

1 August 2018

Rise & Woll at One Year In

New Designers presents the Top 100 new design businesses in the UK at One Year In, showcase (curated by Rheanna Lingham) of the most promising and intriguing designers, studios and entrepreneurs who have recently launched their own businesses. At this year’s One Year In textile designers Rise & Woll caught our eye and we took the… Read More >

13 July 2018

Designer Q&A with Clare Jenkinson, Ulster Carpets

This month our Material Focus is paint. With that in mind, we wanted to talk to Clare Jenkinson, Residential Designer at Ulster Carpets about their new collection, Watercolours. Watercolour painting is known for its delicacy and subtlety because it uses thin washes and transparency.  No matter how quick or slow you work, watercolour does not stay still or remain… Read More >

10 July 2018

Designer Q&A: Amanda Ramsey, Director at Interiors and Floor Design

The latest addition to the Hastings Hotels collection is the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast. Interiors and Floor Design, a firm based in Carryduff, N. Ireland were involved with transforming this 5-star hotels interior scheme. We heard from Amanda Ramsey, the Director, to find out about how she helped transform the building into a new 300 room,… Read More >

20 June 2018

Passion for Concrete: Concrete Leaves

When the Design Insider team decided that concrete would be our material focus for May, we knew that the expert we needed to talk to was Sean Madner, concrete enthusiast and curator of Instagram profile Concrete Leaves. We asked Sean more about himself and his fascination with Sheffield’s brutalist architecture: 1. Can you tell us… Read More >

31 May 2018