People

Spectacular Speckles

The last couple of years have born witness to a seemingly unprecedented rise in the use of the speckle within the world of interiors. Noticing this set me to wondering why this might be; it feels like quite a specific aesthetic after all. In truth, the speckle has a deep-rooted history within our built environments…. Read More >

16 September 2019

ONE: Julian Evans

Continuing with our new series, we invited Julian Evans to take part in ONE, where you can glimpse the passions, interests and unexpected choices of the individuals behind the UK’s design and manufacturing sectors. Julian is the Senior Designer at BroomeJenkins and has a very broad role within the company. His technical skill, market experience and competence in… Read More >

5 September 2019

The influence of New Ideas & Techniques

When I entered it straight from college in 1970, despite the relatively long intervening period, the office furniture industry was in terms of design and output only just beginning to shake off the shackles of dull, post-war austerity. This was driven in part by ideas on how offices might be laid out in a more… Read More >

4 September 2019

Vive the entrepreneurial spirit!

What does it mean to be entrepreneurial?  Well, it begins with spotting an opportunity and having clarity about what you’re proposing, whether it’s a new value, service, product or method for being more innovative or efficient. Next, you have to commoditise your vision. You’ll need to be more than just motivated to create change – and… Read More >

2 September 2019

ONE: Matt Hayes

We continue to enjoy learning more about UK based designers in our ONE series, today we meet Matt Hayes, Design Studio & Product Manager at Muraspec Wallcoverings. In his role as Design Studio & Product Manager at Muraspec Wallcoverings, Matt manages the creation and production of commercial and residential wall coverings for worldwide markets including hospitality, office,… Read More >

22 August 2019

ONE: Pippa Nissen

We continue to enjoy learning more about UK based designers in our ONE series, today we meet Pippa Nissen, Director at Nissen Richards Studio. Pippa Nissen is a Director of award-winning, cultural collaborators Nissen Richards Studio, working with many of the world’s greatest institutions. Pippa studied architecture at Cambridge University and took a Theatre Design… Read More >

8 August 2019

ONE: Gavin King

Continuing with our new series, we invited Gavin King to take part in ONE, where you can glimpse the passions, interests and unexpected choices of the individuals behind the UK’s design and manufacturing sectors. Gavin is the Director at SpaceInvader Design Ltd. He has 25 years’ experience of designing inspirational commercial environments for leading UK… Read More >

21 July 2019

The Power of the People

In an earlier column on sustainability, I focused on process and waste, but sustainability is about so much more than material life-cycles. Successful sustainable businesses also need to perform financially, culturally and socially. It’s about taking the long-term view – and, in my view, the greatest asset to help you achieve that is your people…. Read More >

10 July 2019