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Women in Lighting: See the Light, Feel the Light

“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” Sometimes I wonder how many people are engaged in the process of designing a space and how many industries are involved in its construction. Moreover, what was the space designed for and how many different activities will be carried out in… Read More >

31 August 2022

A conversation between: Jim Biddulph & Bryan Oknyansky, Dexter Moren Associates

Not many of us start on our career paths before even completing our higher education, let alone starting it. That’s certainly something you’d say for the notoriously rigorous and involved discipline of architecture. Then again, there probably aren’t too many architects out there who can say that they’re award winning footwear designers either. But Bryan… Read More >

11 July 2022

Meet Design Guild Mark Founder Jonathan Hindle

Each designer awarded a Design Guild Mark for a piece of their work can be confident that they have created a design which demonstrates design excellence.  The Design Guild Mark judging process is rigorous, involving a carefully selected panel of industry leading design professionals.  Following the announcement of this years winners, we we’re honored to have… Read More >

27 June 2022

BS 6396 with Phil Reynolds

I thought this month I’d introduce one of our newest standards: BS 6396:2022 – ‘Electrical systems in furniture. Specification’ The standard has a long history within the office sector, where it was used to guide the correct installation of electrical power and data systems, primarily in office desks. Times have changed however, and we want… Read More >

13 June 2022

Fire Safety with Phil Reynolds

When I was thinking about writing this piece, it struck me that the subject I get asked about most is furniture and furnishings fire safety, in fact last year I recorded a whole series of videos interviews about the subject with Design Insider. I guess it shouldn’t surprise me, as the UK has some of… Read More >

16 May 2022

Career Profile: Marie-Lise Oulmont

As part of our Career Profile series, we had the privilege of speaking with, Marie-Lise Oulmont, Senior Associate and Architect at Nissen Richards Studio. We’re so pleased to share Marie-Lise’s journey and hope you can find inspiration in her journey to encourage your creative career. Please could you introduce yourself and Nissen Richards Studio?  I am… Read More >

13 May 2022

Audio Interview: Design Guild Mark Chairman, Rodney McMahon

Each designer awarded a Design Guild Mark for a piece of their work can be confident that they have created a design which demonstrates design excellence. The Design Guild Mark judging process is rigorous, involving a carefully selected panel of industry leading design professionals. Within our recent series we introduced you to a selection of… Read More >

5 May 2022

The Hotelization of the Workplace with Franky Rousell

We saw Franky’s strong opinion on the Hotelization of the Workplace on LinkedIn and were intrigued to learn more about her thoughts. We reached out to Franky Rousell, CEO and Founder of Jolie Studio, to find out more about the how Hotelization of the Workplace is impacting workplace design and how it is traced back… Read More >

28 April 2022

Career Profile: Joanna Biggs

As part of our Career Profile series, we caught up with Joanna Biggs, Hospitality Interior Designer. We’re thrilled to share Joanna’s journey and hope you can find inspiration that you can apply to your own creative career. Here is what Joanna told us: My name is Joanna Biggs. I am a Design Consultant specialising in… Read More >

26 April 2022

Pippa Nissen Book Review – Creative Leadership – Born from Design by Rama Gheerawo

We were so intrigued by Rama Gheerawo’s latest book ‘Creative Leadership – Born from Design’  published by Lund Humphries in March 2022, that we asked Pippa Nissen, Director at Nissen Richards to take a closer look and write a review. This is not the kind of book that I would normally pick up, but I’m… Read More >

26 April 2022

Career Profile: Megan Jones, Interior Designer at 74

As part of our Career Profile series, we caught up with Megan Jones, Interior Designer at 74. We’re thrilled to share Megan’s journey and hope you can find inspiration that you can apply to your own creative career. Please could you introduce yourself and 74? I’m Megan Jones and I’m an Interior Designer at 74… Read More >

21 April 2022