Industry News

Design Insider 2019 Predictions

Design Insider have taken the time to review events and talks that we have attended in 2018. After consulting with the experts, we would like to explore with you trends that we expect to see throughout the year: Bauhaus, Yellow, Metallics, Environmentally Considerate Resources and Pods! Below we will explain our reasoning for each growing trend for 2019…… Read More >

31 January 2019

The V&A comes to Dundee!

The first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland and the only other V&A museum anywhere in the world outside London: V&A Dundee provides a place of inspiration, discovery and learning through its mission to enrich lives through design. V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, provides a beautiful new public space, transforming the waterfont. The Duke and… Read More >

30 January 2019

Clayworks announced as finalist in 2019 Surface Design Awards

Update: Morpheus has won the Retail Interior Award! 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… Read More >

28 January 2019

Chelsom’s take on the Cruise Industry

Given that the cruise industry has boomed in excess of 30% in the last 8 years this illustrates that life is becoming more about the journey not necessarily the destination where the world of hospitality is concerned. A distinct shift in the mechanics of our lives in terms of how we sleep, rest and play… Read More >

25 January 2019

Morpheus: City of Dreams

Update: Morpheus has won the Commercial Exterior Award! 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… Read More >

22 January 2019

GROHE awards winner of International Water Research

GROHE, a leading global brand for integrated bathroom solutions and kitchen taps and BCFA member, presented the award to the winner of the International Water Research Prize in Amsterdam at the World Architecture Festival (WAF). On behalf of her students, Belen Desmaison, teaching fellow of the Pontificia Catholic University of Peru (PCUP), received the prize money… Read More >

18 January 2019

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