Designer Q&A

Jim Biddulph & Sally Angharad in Conversation

The colours and materials we use to bring projects and products to life are increasingly seen as integral components of ‘good design’. With this increase in awareness comes a greater expectation from clients, coupled with even more choice from the industry than ever before. As such, making informed choices about colour and material finishes can… Read More >

25 April 2019

Q&A: Paul Kelley and BOB

Following on from Bisley’s BOB product release, Design Insider asks Paul Kelley, owner of Paul Kelley Designs, a few questions about this design. Please could you introduce yourself? I’m Paul Kelley, a bespoke modernist furniture maker, who over the last 15 years has gained a reputation as being one of the most progressive designers and… Read More >

16 April 2019

Q&A: Studio 7.5 design Cosm for Herman Miller

In January Herman Miller launched Cosm, designed by Berlin-based Studio 7.5.  Cosm is Herman Miller’s first task chair with an automatic tilt. It also has the industry’s first suspension armrest. Initially revealed in Milan during Salone Del Mobile 2018, the chair will be available for order worldwide later this summer.    The revolutionary design demonstrates that,… Read More >

15 April 2019

Jim Biddulph & Laura Perryman in Conversation

A love for materials and keen interest in contemporary technologies has led Laura Perryman along an interesting and fairly unique path within the world of design. Having studied Printed Textiles at Loughborough University and then at the RCA, Laura was picked up by big name tech brands such as Nokia and later trend agencies like… Read More >

22 February 2019

Knightsbridge Explores Holiday Decisions

Robert Walton, Sales and Marketing Director at Knightsbridge Furniture, has spoken with Design Insider about their new report into hotels and hospitality. This study looked at what people research when looking for a holiday destination. Please could you introduce yourself? Robert Walton, Sales & Marketing Director at Knightsbridge Furniture for 15 months having spent the previous 15 years as… Read More >

31 January 2019

New Year, New Outlook

Its over two years since Marriott acquired Starwood and its’ 80 year old Sheraton brand. Established in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1937, today there are over 400 Sheraton properties internationally, making it Marriott’s third largest brand. But standing out in Marriott’s 30+ portfolio of brands is the least of its challenges, the way the brand responds… Read More >

11 January 2019

Fameed Khalique: Leather Trends and Processes

Thanks to Fameed Khalique’s extensive experience in the world of luxury leathers, his business is now a leading supplier of fine leather for upholstery, wall coverings, soft furnishings and a plethora of other applications. Working with 20 tanneries, he has provided the leather for large-scale projects such as The Ned, Soho House’s hotel and restaurant… Read More >

11 December 2018

Q&A: Delius Textiles

Fitting beautifully with this month’s Heritage theme, BCFA member Delius is showing creativity and a spirit of innovation as there is no other material on the market as yet with such flame retardant properties. A remarkable knitting series featuring a three-dimensional pattern is joining the Delius product line. Sylke Mikolajczak answers some of Design Insider’s… Read More >

29 October 2018

Inside Out’s Berlin Office

Design Insider have had the opportunity to speak to Justin Harrison from Inside Out Contracts in regards to Berlin – one of the themes for this month. Justin Harrison is the Sales Manager and also Manager of the BCFA member’s Berlin Office. We are excited to find out the latest opportunities and trends that exist currently in Berlin, from someone who has witnessed first hand!… Read More >

23 October 2018