Industry News

On board with Chelsom

As well look into the the cruise sector this month we have taken the opportunity to speak with BCFA member Chelsom about their work in the Marine sector and two of their recent projects. Marine Expertise Sailing the world’s oceans on one of today’s state of the art cruise ships is just as luxurious and… Read More >

29 June 2020

Winners announced for 2020 KI Award

Winners announced for 2020 KI Award from Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.  The winners of the annual KI Award, now in its fifth year, were announced in the lead up to the upcoming digital graduation show. The awards and cash prizes are given to final year students selected from the RCA’s ‘Design… Read More >

25 June 2020

Hospitality Brand Leverage in a Covid World

As the world begins to realise that the impact of Covid-19 will be felt for many years to come, Design Insider takes a look at how hotel brands are responding and the lasting changes for the hospitality industry. We review the latest statistics on hotel occupancy, signs of recovery and discuss changes in consumer behaviour…. Read More >

15 June 2020

What can different sectors learn from one another?

Knightsbridge Furniture is a UK based manufacturer of contract furniture that serves a number of sectors including; workplace, hospitality and healthcare. Due to the current COVID-19 crises the spotlight is firmly focused on the care sector (in the broadest sense) and is likely to be for some time so Knightsbridge gathered together a group of… Read More >

10 June 2020

Q&A Anna King, Founder & Director of Informare

As we begin to see the end of lockdown we took the opportunity to speak with marketing expert Anna King, Founder & Director of Informare, to learn about how they are helping their contract sector clients through this potentially difficult time.    Please could you begin by telling us a little about yourself? I am… Read More >

3 June 2020

Camira: For the new world order in sanitation and hygiene

Coronavirus has caused global turmoil and placed new emphasis on issues of hygiene and sanitation. While it’s impossible to apply social distancing to the furniture we sit on, Camira Fabrics are doing what they can to make our upholstery as safe and as easy to clean as possible when it comes to infection control. To… Read More >

1 June 2020

Materiality in Workplace Environments

We recently spoke with Kerry Deffley, Design Manager EMEA, Shaw Contract who told us how COVID19 may impact materiality in workplace environment, here is what she said:  ‘Post COVID-19 lockdown it is likely that we will all be adopting new ways of working for a considerable period of time. This will certainly impact both workplace… Read More >

21 May 2020

Hypnos receives Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development

Ethical British bedmaker, Hypnos, is celebrating after receiving the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development for its pioneering commitment to sustainable and ethical manufacturing. This respected achievement is the second Queen’s Award for the company after they won one in 2017 for International Trade. Hypnos’ latest accolade comes after a decade long commitment… Read More >

30 April 2020