Industry News

Studio Morison’s nomination: Berrington Hall

The shortlist for this year’s Surface Design Awards consists of an impressive 43 projects across seven categories, each entry an exemplary example of creative and innovative use of materials and lighting in both interior and exterior schemes. Some projects won nominations across several categories, resulting in 48 finalists. As proud media sponsors of the Surface Design Show Design Insider were… Read More >

16 January 2019

Bed and Headboard Regulations: Hypnos

Craig Scott Technical Development Engineer, from international hospitality bed manufacturer Hypnos Contract Beds, comments on the important bed regulations designers need to know about for the contract industry. 1. What should a designer know about the difference between domestic and contract specifications?  In the UK, the requirements for domestic upholstered furniture differ to those of… Read More >

15 January 2019

Harrison Spinks’ Innovation Centre Grand Opening

Paula Nickolds, Managing Director of John Lewis, was the guest of honour at the official opening of Harrison Spinks’ £2.5 million Innovation Centre at its headquarters and manufacturing site in Leeds in December. The Innovation Centre houses the company’s development engineering team, Sleep lab, management, sales, IT, purchasing, customer services, finance and marketing teams and… Read More >

14 January 2019

Pieces from Earth: Anya Fennet’s nomination

The shortlist for this year’s Surface Design Awards consists of an impressive 43 projects across seven categories, each entry an exemplary example of creative and innovative use of materials and lighting in both interior and exterior schemes. Some projects won nominations across several categories, resulting in 48 finalists. As proud media sponsors of the Surface Design Show, Design Insider were… Read More >

9 January 2019

Surface Design Show: Buckley Gray Yeoman

The shortlist for this year’s Surface Design Awards consists of an impressive 43 projects across seven categories, each entry an exemplary example of creative and innovative use of materials and lighting in both interior and exterior schemes. Some projects won nominations across several categories, resulting in 48 finalists. As proud media sponsors of the Surface Design Show, Design… Read More >

4 January 2019

ARQADIA REBRANDS AS LARSON-JUHL UK

Arqadia, which has been part of the global Larson-Juhl group of companies since 2000, rebranded as Larson-Juhl UK on 1st January. Managing director Jonathan Burrage sees this as a significant step in building the company’s credentials and planning for future growth. In the immediate term it is very much business as usual and Jonathan commented:… Read More >

1 January 2019

Metallic Trends and Finishes

As 2018 comes to a close, Design Insider would like to explore trends relating to metals and metallic finishes that have inspired designers throughout the year. Many BCFA members gave us responses relating to brassware, copper and metallic finishes – as well as some 2019 predictions! For some time Brass and Gold have been the go-to metals… Read More >

21 December 2018

Getting heavy with metal

As my short material essays have detailed over the course of the year, there have been multiple ‘material ages;’ large periods of time in which the human race relied upon a particular material in maintaining and developing the species. There are however, very few that can boast to being the inspiration behind an entire music… Read More >

18 December 2018