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The magic of Maggie’s

At the beginning of 2019 I was given the fairly shocking diagnosis that I had T-cell lymphoma, a pretty rare form of cancer. The discovery had been made during what should have been a fairly routine sinus operation; which in many ways makes it an incredibly lucky one. Within weeks I had be taken through… Read More >

3 August 2021

Q&A with Herman Miller: BCFA Member of the Month

Design Insider is so excited to announce our new BCFA Member of the Month, Herman Miller. With over 100 years in business, Herman Miller has inspired furniture design for decades, placing their importance on design, the environment, community service and the health & well-being of their employee’s and customers. We caught up with European Ancillary… Read More >

2 August 2021

ONE: Jacqui Smith

Continuing with our popular ONE series, we spoke with Jacqui Smith, Director at HomeSmiths.  Jacqui is an interior designer specialising in care homes and retirement living with a real focus around dementia. She is also an interior designer with a visual impairment. 9 years ago she permanently lost the sight in her left eye. Jacqui’s personal… Read More >

26 July 2021

Q&A with Sustainability Consultant Mark Allison

Mark Allison Consulting was founded in 2021 and although they are new, they have worked with a broad range of companies including some of the UK’s largest brands over the last 30 years. Mark Allison believes the normal rules of business do not stop when it comes to sustainability, pragmatic solutions still matter. That is… Read More >

21 July 2021

Women in Office Design – Kay Sargent

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Kay Sargent, FASID, FIIDA, CID, LEED® AP, MCR.w, WELL AP, Director of Workplace at HOK. From then to now Kay has been designing space since a kid! She was the only girl in the architectural drafting class at college and subsequently opened one of the first CADD… Read More >

15 July 2021

ONE: Darren Hilliker

Continuing with our popular ONE series, we spoke with Darren Hilliker, Architect and Design (A&D) Manager at CMD Ltd.  Darren brings more than 20 years’ experience in the office interiors market to CMD Ltd, the specialist in workstation power and ergonomic solutions for commercial environments. With a background in the furniture sector, Darren is passionate… Read More >

5 July 2021

Q&A with Astro Lighting: BCFA Member of the Month

Summer is finally here; despite the somewhat glum weather in the UK, things are beginning to open up again after an extremely challenging year for the Architect and Design Industry. But, even without the sun our next BCFA Member of the Month, Astro Lighting, have been shining a light through it all, powering on with… Read More >

1 July 2021

WOMEN IN OFFICE DESIGN – Nichola Adams

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Nichola Adams, Director at Inspired Ergonomics and Corrigo Design. Getting Started With a degree in the History of Art, Nichola started her career working in art galleries. Looking for a change in direction, she then returned to university to study for a Masters in Health Ergonomics, learning… Read More >

21 June 2021

Sekers/FR-One – Q&A with Olivier Delhomme

FR-One, are high performance inherent FR fabrics meeting severe contract requirements and worldwide Fire standards on land and at sea.  We took the opportunity to speak with Olivier Delhomme, General Manager of FR-One, about being a long serving passionate member of the industry and the brand’s RE-Invent range. What was the main focus when designing… Read More >

24 May 2021