People

Q&A Hansgrohe – BCFA Member of the Month

We began 2021 by celebrating our first BCFA Member of the Month, we spoke with Jay Phillips, Managing Director Hansgrohe UK & Ireland. With thier brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group based in Schiltach, Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bathroom and kitchen industries. their 120-year… Read More >

20 January 2021

Creative Space: James Bassant, Astro Lighting

James Bassant is the Co-founder and Design Director of Astro, a leading contemporary lighting designer supplying timeless luminaires for high-end hospitality and residential projects globally.  We spoke with James about the spaces which inspire him including which bar or restaurant spaces he finds inspirational. Please tell us more about your role at Astro Lighting? My… Read More >

15 January 2021

WOMEN IN OFFICE DESIGN – Grace Souky

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Grace Souky, Senior Designer at KI Europe and also Founder & Design Director at Studio Grace Souky. What is your background and career leading into the workplace sector? Originally I am from Venezuela. I have an Architecture degree from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas and a master’s degree in… Read More >

7 January 2021

Meet Jones and Partners!

Last time I sat down with Craig Jones, it was just before the country’s first lockdown to catch-up on the recently rebranded Jones & Partners and how they planned on marking their 20th Anniversary. In December, I got another chance to have a socially distanced chat with Craig to reflect on 2020 and how his… Read More >

6 January 2021

SPRING ’20 : NEW DESIGNER

Tektura have collaborated with artist Ashley Harry Haine and together have transformed his whimsical drawings in 10 new wallcovering designs. [Find Tektura on the BCFA Product Finder] Ashley Harry Haine is a British born and Australian based artist. A self-taught artist, his starting point is architectural illustration. His artworks are drawn completely freehand using just a pencil… Read More >

2 January 2021

Bar & Restaurant Q&A with THDP

THDP is a UK & Italian, multi award winning Architecture and Interior Design practice specialising in hospitality and high end residential projects, product design & creative product consultancy. We took the opportunity to learn more about this international practice and their work for the bar and restaurant sector. Established in 2004 by partners Nicholas Hickson… Read More >

9 December 2020

Q&A Ron Swidler, The Gettys Group

During this festive period we will continue to focus on our Bar and Restaurant content campaign.  We recently invited Ron Swidler, Chief Innovation Officer at The Gettys Group to be a panellist in our campaign webinar, you can watch the recording here, and we got back in touch with Ron to ask him a few… Read More >

9 December 2020

Women in Office Design – Erika McFarlane

Erika McFarlane – product designer and engineer at office and contract furniture manufacturer, Lee & Plumpton – shares her perspective of ‘Women in Office Design’ Getting Started …. “I am originally from Lund, in the south of Sweden, and first started working in the UK as part of a one year exchange at Nottingham Trent… Read More >

7 December 2020

Webinar: Bar & Restaurant

As part of our current Bar and Restaurant Campaign hosted a free webinar on Wednesday 25th November at 3pm.  We were thrilled to be joined by Ron Swidler, Holly Hallam and Rita Bancroft for this fascinating webinar. Our panel discussed the bar and restaurant sector, the importance of bars and restaurants in a hotel setting… Read More >

30 November 2020