Industry News

Branching Out with Rycotewood at Heals

Rycotewood Furniture Centre is a small college based in central Oxford that carries an 80-year long legacy of teaching furniture designing and making. It has a reputable name within the industry, with many established names having passed through its workshops, and at Design Insider we are thrilled to support the course and graduates. Joining its skillful alumni are… Read More >

3 July 2018

Sheffield’s Institute of Arts at New Designers Part 2

New Designers Part 2 is at the Business Design Centre and Design Insider are delighted to share some of the work being exhibited by students from the University of Sheffield (on Stand FP61).  Beatrix Bray:  Fluctuare is a speculative piece exploring an object’s ability to evolve with the individual. Through the provision of indistinct yet highly… Read More >

3 July 2018

Ege Receives Distinguished EU Environmental Award

As we spend June increasing awareness in the environmental impact of plastic and share recent innovations in plastic recycling the announcement of ege’s environmental achievements are perfectly timed! Whilst the warmest spring in centuries in Denmark witnesses climate changes a few selected companies have just received environmental awards from the EU for their work in securing a more… Read More >

26 June 2018

Furniture Fusion gets a new look…

Welcome to Furniture Fusion’s new look… We love the new vibe here at DI HQ but we wanted to hear more about this re-brand from Furniture Fusion’s Managing Director, Sam Samuels…What’s the reason behind the rebrand? After sixteen years of trading, we felt the time was right for a change. When we originally opened our doors… Read More >

4 June 2018

Astro Wins Queen’s Award 2018

Congratulations to Astro Lighting who has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s award for International Trade for the second time.  The Queen’s Award is widely considered the highest official accolade for any UK business and is fantastic recognition of Astro’s commitment to international trade and continual growth. Astro has continued to achieve 20% growth year on… Read More >

1 May 2018

How is glass being used as an interiors feature?

This month Design Insider has had a material focus on Glass. You may have already read about Jordan Söderberg Mills and his use of glass in art and the stunning Monster cabaret, a show which features beasts and fantastical creatures, all made from glass! Now we speak to PENSON, GX Glass, Neil Tomlinson Architects and Future Glass to learn how glass can be an interiors feature.  PENSON:  At… Read More >

27 April 2018


ACID (Anti Copying in Design) has announce the winner of the 2018 ACID Female Deign Champion on World Intellectual Property Day.  Holly Hughes of Citradi has been named the winner of this award and on receiving she said; “I am thrilled and honoured to have been chosen for this award by The Design Council and… Read More >

26 April 2018


As we spend this month focusing on glass and Milan it is a pleasure to announce that Monster Cabaret, accompanied by a burlesque show, has arrived in Milan courtesy of lighting and experience designers Lasvit. Teatro Gerolamo, April 17 – 22  Come closer and hear a story you have never heard before. We are going to… Read More >

18 April 2018

Raku with David Roberts

During March we have taken the opportunity to discus ceramics and I hope that you have already enjoyed watching our first materials short documentary on ceramics. In this article we will look at the ceramic technique of Raku, a Japanese lead-glazed pottery which is traditionally used in tea ceremonies based around the preparation of green tea…. Read More >

2 April 2018