Industry News

Furniture Courses to be Closed

Furniture courses are on a list of nine degrees being axed by Buckinghamshire New University. BNU said it is dropping two of its undergraduate furniture courses in the summer – BA (Hons) Furniture and the FDA Furniture: Conservation, Restoration and Decorative Arts courses. Staff redundancies are also expected to be made, the university confirmed on 27… Read More >

28 January 2014

BCFA to host Networking Event in Glasgow

BCFA NETWORKING: THE CORINTHIAN CLUB The BCFA are due to host their annual Glasgow Networking Event at the elaborate setting of the Corinthian Club one of Glasgow’s richly decorated buildings. The Event will take place on Thursday 6th March. The event is open to all BCFA members and their guests, to find out more or to book your… Read More >

28 January 2014

Government Brilliance and Lunacy

UKTI have just announced the next phase of support for UK business which is excellent and very welcome – but there is a nasty sting in the tail and as I am really positive about the direct strategy for export and growth of UKTI I will come to the “sting” later. Detail of the announcement is available on… Read More >

24 January 2014

Great Chieftain

“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftain o’ the puddin’-race”.  Now I must say that is no way to talk about Alex Salmond, but once you see the translation of Rabbie Burns’ masterly prose it all becomes clear. “Nice seeing your honest, chubby face, Great Chieftain of the sausage race”. Yes its Burns night… Read More >

23 January 2014

Laufen – Restoration Man

Leading sanitaryware manufacturer Laufen has a starring role in the latest series of UK’s The Restoration Man on Channel 4, with its products chosen for each of the four bathrooms in a former church in Devon, owned by the former Director of Architecture and Design of Hilton Worldwide hotel group

20 January 2014

ACID – IP Bill

ACID fight for copying to be made illegal in Design Members of ACID met with the Minister Lord Younger recently to discuss their support for Clause 13 and the arguments they articulated for the Bill to also include unregistered designs. All is explained in this short video, provided by ACID.    

17 January 2014

World Design Capital – Cape Town 2014

WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL CAPE TOWN 2014 PROGRAMME LAUNCHES WITH 450 RECOGNISED PROJECTS 2014 welcomes a new World Design Capital (WDC) Cape Town, in which the city will celebrate a whole years worth of design with events throughout. In 2012 Helsinki took on the huge honour and huge project and produced some brilliant events. “The central… Read More >

16 January 2014

UCL and V&A to Create ‘Olympicopolis’

UCL and V&A reveal plans for a new creative hub within the Olympic Park University College London and the Victoria and Albert Museum have started drawing up plans to build new sites at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. In the National Infrastructure Plan 2013 the government said it was supporting the London Legacy Development Corporation… Read More >

8 January 2014