Industry News

And the BCFA lifetime achievement award goes to…

The Panaz BCFA Lifetime Achievement Award recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the contract furnishing industry and their companies. This years’ award was presented to Peter Keen, Chairman of Hypnos at the BCFA Annual Luncheon held at the Dorchester. Peter took control of his father’s business in his 30s inheriting then in… Read More >

19 November 2018

Milliken’s Stress Awareness Group

To mark the 20th anniversary of National stress awareness day on Wednesday 7th November Milliken hosted a practical session for designers and architects. In the fourth of their series of wellbeing events leading flooring manufacturer and BCFA member Milliken invited Neil Shah, founder and Director or the Stress Management Society and best-selling author, to run an… Read More >

15 November 2018

Lasvit: the magicians with molten glass

Glass separates your palms from your champagne, it lets your fingertips swipe through memories. It has the power to shape light, enable your eyes to observe atoms and stars. LASVIT has the utmost respect for the Czech glassmaking tradition, but also boundless optimism for modern technologies and cutting-edge design. The company, who are members of the… Read More >

15 November 2018

Bespoke by Evans

Manchester based textiles company, Evans Textiles, is delighted to announce the launch of it’s new innovative division, Bespoke by Evans. With the sole focus of improving contract environments through a core collection of designs, specialist performance fabrics, bespoke services and ‘total solution’ – the business aims to provide all the essential elements needed to aid the… Read More >

14 November 2018

BAUHAUS: Inspirations and Influences

The Bauhaus only existed for 14 years: from 1919 to 1933. Despite this, it became the twentieth century’s most important college of architecture, design and art. Following the closure of the Bauhaus in 1933, its material heritage was scattered all over the world. In 1960, the German art historian Hans Maria Wingler therefore founded the Bauhaus-Archiv… Read More >

30 October 2018

BuzziSpace and Haworth announce Global Collaboration

BuzziSpace and BCFA member Haworth are joining forces to answer the increasing demand for smart acoustic solutions in work environments and flexible spaces. As an expert in acoustic and collaborative workspace solutions, BuzziSpace has become a successful player in the market. It became evident that further growth would be accelerated with a strong partner that… Read More >

26 October 2018

Heritage Interior Textiles in High Street Fashion

Two quintessentially British interior brands have found an unexpected partnership with one of the most recognised high street fashion retailers, H&M.  Morris & Co. was founded in 1861 by William Morris, one of the most influential designers in the Arts and Crafts movement.  Only 23 years later GP&J Baker was founded in 1884 by brothers… Read More >

25 October 2018

#WoolWeek Harrison Spinks’ prized wool!

For fifth generation family bed-maker, Harrison Spinks, wool is prized as a natural filling for its luxury mattresses. So much so that this BCFA member bought its own wholly-owned farm in North Yorkshire in 2009, where prize Texel, Mule, Suffolk, Wensleydale and Zwartbles sheep are reared by hand to produce pure-grade Yorkshire wool for its beds. … Read More >

12 October 2018

Boss: Four rooms of a learning environment

Learning is an activity that is hardwired into us, which is what Boss understands well. Universities are no longer just about teaching, learning and researching, but for living and working. Offices are no longer just about the nine to five, they are about developing employees through training and retaining skilled workers. Boss, who is a member of… Read More >

11 October 2018