Industry News


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

Do’s and Don’ts: Designing in Dubai

Our focus this month is design in Dubai and so we contacted BCFA members Areen Design to ask for their top tips on working in the emerging design capital of the Middle East. Areen Design have over 30 years’ experience delivering exceptional interior design and cost-effective procurement solutions to an international client base. Working efficiently and effectively to make… Read More >

27 March 2018

Best Practice: Designing & Selling in Dubai

As part of our focus on Dubai we spoke with BCFA member Burgess Furniture about their advice for Interior Designers entering this ever expanding market.  Burgess Furniture is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality chairs and tables for the international hospitality sector, having supplied the Middle East for over 43 years, Burgess opened their Dubai base… Read More >

21 March 2018


In the Second of our series looking at the regulations and requirements across each discipline, we look at what a designer needs to know when specifying casegoods, with the assistance of Furnotel. What are Casegoods? Casegoods are cabinets and solid panel products typically made from materials such as; wood, metal or plastic. Specifically manufactured for dormitories, bedrooms… Read More >

13 March 2018

Dip your toe in the Russian Market

The BCFA held a free seminar last week at Milliken’s Clerkenwell showroom focusing on the topic of exporting to Russia… Guest speaker Natasha Kimberley, Director of Kimberley Expertise covered topics including general information about the Russian market and the best ways for businesses to approach the Russian market as well as some top tips.Russia facts &… Read More >

12 March 2018

2018: Natural Materials Trend

We began 2018 by enjoying the Maximalist trend which we are confident will take root in the hospitality sector during 2018.  In stark contrast we now discuss how and why the trend for natural materials will have equal dominance this year with assistance from the HBA London, RPW Design, Evens Textiles Limited, Burgess Furniture, Goddard Littlefair, Neil Tomlinson Architects, VitrA… Read More >

27 February 2018

Ulster Carpets’ Brand New Dye House

Ulster Carpets’ have just showcased their brand new state of the art dye house and energy centre, situated at the company’s headquarters in Portadown, Northern Ireland. The Plant will not only facilitate a number of manufacturing efficiencies, it will also bring with it many environmental benefits in line with the company’s sustainability policy. A dedicated… Read More >

23 February 2018

Regulations: Wallcoverings

In the first of our series looking at the regulations and requirements across each discipline, we look at what a designer needs to know when specifying wallcoverings, with the assistance of Tektura.FIRE Class 0 and 1 to BS476 / Euroclass B or C  to EN 13501-1 This is a mandatory requirement for corridors, stairwells, dining… Read More >

22 February 2018