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Jim Biddulph & Adriana Jaros In Conversation

Having initially studied Graphic Design in her native Venezuela followed by BA Textile Design at Chelsea, Adriana Jaros has developed a striking visual style that incorporates architectural references and continues to grow in scale and/or ambition with every new piece she creates. From photographic ‘interventions’ that involve illuminating and intriguing introductions of colour to large… Read More >

4 December 2019

Interactive Retail & the High Street

Retail is now becoming a lot more interactive, what does this mean for the high street and online outlets? Britain’s high street has been in steady decline in recent years, with profit slumps forcing mega brands such as House of Fraser and New Look to close a large number of their stores across the UK…. Read More >

28 November 2019

ONE: CLAIRE VALLIS

Continuing with our popular series, we invited Claire Vallis 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. Claire Vallis is Creative Director of Brands at Style Library and is responsible for six of the most iconic British brands in… Read More >

18 November 2019

Designing in Turbulent Times

Like me, you may be one of the many who were taught about the affects of climate change at school. You may even be a parent whose own children are being taught about the same human-made issues today. Perhaps you joined the many millions who left their schools and workplaces to take part in the… Read More >

7 October 2019

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