Designer Q&A


Johnson Tiles is the leading manufacturer and importer of porcelain and ceramic tiles in the UK. Renowned for its high-profile designer collaborations at The London Design Festival and Clerkenwell Design Week, the award winning, in-house Design Team plays a major role in the forward-thinking nature of the company.

11 December 2015

Q&A with Kerry Cottam, Milliken

Kerry Cottam is a Senior Designer at Milliken. She trained in textile design at Blackburn and joined Milliken in 2011. She has worked within the flooring design industry for the past 12 years starting her career as a junior before progressing to Senior Designer after just five years. Kerry specialises in tufting design: using pre-dyed yarns… Read More >

27 November 2015

Q&A With Mike Read, Maine

Mike Read formed MKP over 30 years ago, building the company from scratch to become the well respected and multi award- winning, engineering company it is today. Design has always been a driving force, even before MKP was formed he had a drawing board at home, designing in the evening and making tools during the… Read More >

18 November 2015

Q&A with Mark Barrell, Boss Design

Mark Barrell is Design Director at Boss Design Group. An industrial designer, he has specialised in the development of work seating over the last decade and developed products that sell across the globe.

11 November 2015

Q&A with Suzanne Edwards, Newmor

Last week we sat down with Alys Bryan to discuss through the standards and regulations within the contract fabric industry, this week our focus moves to wallcoverings and who better to talk about this industry experts – Newmor. Suzanne Edwards, Design Manger at Newmor has had plenty of experience when it comes to wallcoverings, in the… Read More >

6 November 2015

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