Industry News

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

UKTI GREAT Weeks

GREAT Weeks – Design Missions UKTI and the BCFA have been working together for quite a while, and the relationship has brought some exciting opportunities to BCFA members. The UKTI have now embarked on a brilliant mission well a GREAT mission to get British manufacturers and designers exporting, to grow businesses. You may have seen in… Read More >

8 January 2014

Colour of the Year: Radiant Orchid

PANTONE have named this year’s colour as Radiant Orchid – so purple for us simple folk. Since 2000 Pantone Colour Institute have dictated what the colour of the year will be, the colour that is selected is supposed express what is taking place in a global vision. Purple is described as being magical and is… Read More >

3 January 2014