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Q&A with Sam Hecht and Kim Colin

We were delighted to be invited to talk with London-based designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin about their thinking on the modern workplace, their approach to design and how it informed their latest products for BCFA member Herman Miller. Please could you introduce yourselves? We are Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London-based studio Industrial… Read More >

24 February 2020

The effect of IT development on workplace design

To workplace Millennials – and even to some Gen Xers – the sheer scope and pace of change in this field must be a complete mystery. I on the other hand can clearly remember a much slower-paced world of manual typewriters, mechanical calculating machines and the solitary telex machine; behind which you dutifully queued to… Read More >

24 February 2020

ONE: Lee Ness

Continuing with our popular series, we’re kicking 2020 off with Lee Ness, the General Manager of Global Upholstery Solutions who has joined us for the first ONE Article of the year. Lee Ness is the General Manager of Global Upholstery Solutions Limited (GUS) and Head of Design at blackswan. After a long career in manufacturing,… Read More >

12 February 2020

Meet the Judges: Design Insider Awards

At the BCFA Northern Dinner in April 2020 Design Insider will celebrate the very best Northern commercial projects by awarding 4 Awards for design excellence, each project nominated by our readers and BCFA members, judged by key industry players. We are thrilled to be able to introduce you to Ella Doran, Liam Hopkins, Dean Stanford-Palmer… Read More >

12 February 2020

Using space as a narrative backdrop

As specialists in exhibition design – for museums, institutions, art galleries and anyone with a complex story to tell – we believe exhibition design principles can also apply to the commercial sector, making your showroom / selling environment the perfect backdrop to tell your product story. Such principles include making the most of pacing, interpretation,… Read More >

10 February 2020

Leading Designer, Mark Barrell, Unveils 2020 Industry Trends

Mark Barrell, Design Director at Boss Design, has unveiled the trends that are set to influence the market in 2020.  According to the leading designer, the continued movement towards mass personalisation will be a major trend during 2020.  [Find Boss Design on the BCFA Product Finder] Mark Barrell explains: “One-size-fits-all doesn’t fit anymore. Demand for… Read More >

29 January 2020

Hosting Life

2020 has a certain ring to it; the staccato rhythm of the repeated number is direct and distinct. Connotations of clear and precise vision are pertinent; the wildfires raging in Australia are a testament to the impact that our species is having upon the planet. It’s time that we look ahead with sharp focus and… Read More >

24 January 2020

Q&A Paul Jones, General Manager at Morgan

After his recent return to Morgan as their new General Manager, we sat down with Paul Jones to discuss the industry and his plans for the company going forward. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and finely tuned expertise that will cement their role as industry leaders.  Paul first started at Morgan on… Read More >

6 January 2020