Designer Q&A

Q&A Session with Alys Bryan

Alys Bryan is a furniture designer who has had nearly 10 years’ experience of working in the contract sector. She used the recent industry events as an opportunity to talk to BCFA members about contract upholstery fabrics. We caught up with her to ask what she had discovered

28 October 2015

Q&A with Steffi Backhouse, GA Design – Student Clinics

Back in June and July the BCFA held the ‘New Designers Student Clinics’ in which advisers from all over the contract design industry came and talked to the students exhibiting at the event, hoping to assist them in the transition from pleasing universities tutors to pleasing industry professionals. We spoke to Steffi Backhouse who assisted… Read More >

3 September 2015

Henry Gurney – Hidden Treasure

Hidden genius within ranks Yesterday the BCFA had a members business forum event in which the last speaker Alistair Gough (Managing Director of OCee Design) told  an amazing story of hidden genius within his ranks. Henry Gurney the creator behind the HenRay collection at OCee, graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Industrial Design. He… Read More >

1 May 2014

Molly Hatch – Physic Garden

This is a piece of artwork we recently stumbled upon and thought we defiantly have to share this, art within the workplace is becoming hot topic at the moment, offices and other workplaces are changing and artwork is becoming more and more common, more than just to brighten up the place – art can inspire.

28 April 2014

Destroying Lighting Myths

ROBERT CHELSOM TALKS THROUGH SOME OLD LIGHTING MYTHS    Q? Why are people negative about compact fluorescent lamps? A In my opinion it is almost as though compact fluorescent lamps came out 20 years too early in terms of development. What I mean is, there were certain facets of compact fluorescent lamps which didn’t do… Read More >

23 January 2014

Graduate: Boris Kovács – Resolve Lamp

Manchester School of Art Graduate Boris Kovács Boris Kovács has been named on the Wallpaper* Graduate Directory 2014 as one of the designers to look out for in the future. To get in the prestigious listing Boris created quite a stunning lamp design, exploring the use of different materials and different techniques to create a… Read More >

8 January 2014