Industry News

The Chancellor’s Budget

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revised up its expectations for growth – to 2.7% in 2014 and 2.3% in 2015. A record number of people are in work and the OBR now expects employment to reach 31.4 million by 2018. A deficit that reached 11% of GDP in 2009-10 is now forecast to fall by half to 5.5% in the coming year and will be eradicated by 2018-19.

19 March 2014

Where The Architects Live

Milan 2014 With this title it makes architects sound like a different breed, and in many ways they are, they see spaces in completely different light, and some create some of the most fascinating urban structures. So it seems right to have a featured exhibition on where they live at Salone del Mobile 2014, eight… Read More >

18 March 2014

BCFA Member Targets International Markets

Design Led Export Opportunities At the end of February Nova`s Managing Director Jonathan Buchanan attended the “UK Trade and Investment – Design Led Export Opportunities” briefing in London. Nova Interiors are looking to capitalise on the recent global economic upturn and strong 3rd quarter performance in the domestic market with an exploration into overseas markets…. Read More >

13 March 2014

DESIGN SHANGHAI

A REVIEW OF DESIGN SHANGHAI So let’s take the best of British high end Design to China, package it in a European style exhibition and set it in an extraordinary venue with interiors reminiscent of a Moscow subway! This is just what Media 10 achieved with the inaugural Design Shanghai show which closed its doors… Read More >

5 March 2014

Chelsom Launch New Furniture Catalogue

 CHELSOM DO FURNITURE AS WELL!!  Chelsom, as well as being a renowned lighting supplier, has been a major source of occasional and dining furniture to the retail and contract market for 67 years and this month marks the official launch of their latest furniture catalogue for 2014/15.  The new collection marks a complete reassessment of… Read More >

3 March 2014

Sustainability Award: Shortlist Announced

Two BCFA Members have been shortlisted The Furniture Makers’ company has announced the three companies in Shortlist for the 2014 Sustainability Award. They are: Kitchen manufacturer Premiere Kitchens Bed manufacturer Hypnos (BCFA Member) Office and contract furniture manufacturer Boss Design (BCFA Member)  The three shortlisted companies will be making presentations to the judges on 21… Read More >

3 March 2014

Boss Design Group – Student Competition

NOTTINGHAM TAKE ON THE BOSS COMPETITION Following the success of last year’s student designer competition The Boss Design Group are pleased to announce the competition will run again during 2014. Second year students at Nottingham Trent University studying Furniture and Product Design, have been asked to research how the workplace is changing and to design… Read More >

26 February 2014

Inside Out Launch Design Your Own App

SEE BEFORE YOU BUY With customers having so much choice these days, there seems to be a huge increase in company creating a visual software that allows you to see before you buy, to make sure you get it right and save costly mistakes. Inside Out have followed this trend by creating a virtual design… Read More >

18 February 2014

HARLEQUIN Announce New Showroom

INSPIRING NEW SHOWROOM Harlequin Group this week have announced the opening of their new showroom in London’s design focused area of Chelsea Harbour, the opening of the showroom was precipitated by the recent expansion of the Harlequin Group which comprises of four brands: Harlequin, Scion, Harlequin Contract and Anthology. The New showroom now spans over… Read More >

14 February 2014