Industry News

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

The art of aluminium – Burgess Furniture

Producing quality furniture starts with quality materials. For Burgess Furniture, specialist in metal function chairs, it begins with the perfect blend of aluminium! By sourcing the right raw materials, the British manufacturer produces some of the most robust hospitality furniture available, furniture which has lasted for over 40 years for some of its customers. The… Read More >

17 December 2018

What is a Wire Drawing Facility?

We recently had the opportunity to share Harrison Spinks’ news and achievements from 2018, one of which was their investment of £1.8 million in a new wire drawing facility.  This substantial investment caught our attention and we couldn’t help but contact Richard Essery, managing director of Harrison Spinks Components, and ask him for a great deal… Read More >

17 December 2018

2018: A Busy Year for Harrison Spinks!

It’s been a busy and successful year for Leeds-based bed maker Harrison Spinks! In February the fifth-generation family business strengthened its commitment to British manufacturing by investing £1.8million in a new wire drawing facility on British Steel’s site in Scunthorpe. The new lines will draw the ultra-fine wire used to manufacture Harrison Spinks’ world-leading pocket… Read More >

13 December 2018

Mizzi Studio’s Curvaceous clad Kiosks

The Royal Parks announce an exciting collaboration with Colicci to launch a collection of healthy food kiosks across London parks. Tom Raffield, who has become known for the transformation of wood using a unique method of steam bending, has been commissioned to realise Mizzi Studio’s design for curvaceous oak cladding for a number of the kiosks. Serving… Read More >

6 December 2018

Newhey Carpets Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Newhey Carpets, a leading British manufacturer of high quality contract carpet for the hospitality & leisure sectors, are celebrating 50 years successfully meeting and exceeding customer’s requirements in an increasingly competitive and challenging industry. Within these 50 years, Newhey have been a BCFA member for 12. There’s a sense of nostalgia as you approach the… Read More >

6 December 2018