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Getting to know Harry Pass, Creative Director at Elegant Clutter

Elegant Clutter is a family owned and run business with 30 years’ experience of delivering original and inspirational artwork to high-profile companies in countries all over the world.  A talented team of on-site art consultants, designers, picture framers, project managers and manufactures that pride themselves in tackling every project in house, giving each project the… Read More >

14 October 2020

In conversation with Carolyn Mitchell

There are few in the in the contract furnishing industry that don’t know Carolyn Mitchell. Early in her career she became the youngest ever chairman of the British Contract Furnishing Association and to this day is the only woman who has held the position. Carolyn still sits on the current BCFA Board, which today has… Read More >

21 August 2020

Flexible Working

Have you enjoyed working from home over the past few months?  Are you considering asking your employer if you can work flexibly; partly office based and partly based from home or a co-working space?  We sat down with Bertie van Wyk, Workplace Specialist at Herman Miller to learn a bit more about flexible working. Many… Read More >

5 August 2020

Q&A with Tony Antoniou at Rainbow

When Tony Antoniou, Managing Director of Rainbow, shared his opinion on the impact of COVID19 on the workplace sector we knew he was somebody we needed to interview.  In this Q&A we learn more about Tony and his business, the importance of office based working and a move to blended working, as well as the… Read More >

4 August 2020

One size definitely doesn’t fit all – but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!

To those who have read my previous articles it will come as no surprise to discover that I certainly don’t think the workplace development process has been one long seamless journey of continuous improvement. Instead of being seen as a golden opportunity to create better corporate workplaces, the wholly unfettered freedom of location provided by… Read More >

19 June 2020

The post-Covid Design Sensibility

For my last column in this series, I wanted to reflect on the strange and singular period we are all living through and what it might mean for design – including changes to our design sensibilities. There’s been a lot of focus on the practicalities of redesigning office and hospitality spaces recently, but what about… Read More >

10 June 2020

Q&A with Astro’s James Bassant & Riley Sanders

Astro Lighting, one of Britain’s leading designer and producer of contemporary lighting, has launched its first ever capsule collection of design-led, limited edition pieces, designed by Design Director James Bassant (JB) and Senior Designer Riley Sanders (RS).  We decided it was the perfect time to get to know more about James and Riley, their inspiration… Read More >

10 June 2020

Jim Biddulph & LionHeart in conversation

Architecture and poetry may not seem likely bedfellows.  In normal times we tend to navigate the built environment with our heads down, performing functional tasks rather than finding inspiration in dancing golden daffodils or floating lonely clouds. But London-based poet LionHeart sees things differently, and organisations including Grimshaw Architects and the Saatchi Gallery are some of… Read More >

1 June 2020