Designer Q&A

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

Havwoods in Conversation with Jolie Studio

Havwoods, a leading engineer of elegant wooden flooring, speaks exclusively to Franky Rousell at Jolie Studio. Design Insider is thrilled to share with you the findings of Havwoods, which includes insight into the beginning of Jolie Studio, Frankie’s new design direction & approach and a Q&A relating to our Bar and Restaurant Campaign.  Use our… Read More >

17 November 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