Mike Read formed MKP over 30 years ago, building the company from scratch to become the well respected and multi award- winning, engineering company it is today. Design has always been a driving force, even before MKP was formed he had a drawing board at home, designing in the evening and making tools during the… Read More >
Mark Barrell is Design Director at Boss Design Group. An industrial designer, he has specialised in the development of work seating over the last decade and developed products that sell across the globe.
Lyndon Design is renowned for quality handcrafted upholstered seating and furniture and is widely specified throughout hospitality and corporate environments
Last week we sat down with Alys Bryan to discuss through the standards and regulations within the contract fabric industry, this week our focus moves to wallcoverings and who better to talk about this industry experts – Newmor. Suzanne Edwards, Design Manger at Newmor has had plenty of experience when it comes to wallcoverings, in the… Read More >
Back in June and July the BCFA held the ‘New Designers Student Clinics’ in which advisers from all over the contract design industry came and talked to the students exhibiting at the event, hoping to assist them in the transition from pleasing universities tutors to pleasing industry professionals. We spoke to Steffi Backhouse who assisted… Read More >
Hidden genius within ranks Yesterday the BCFA had a members business forum event in which the last speaker Alistair Gough (Managing Director of OCee Design) told an amazing story of hidden genius within his ranks. Henry Gurney the creator behind the HenRay collection at OCee, graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Industrial Design. He… Read More >
This is a piece of artwork we recently stumbled upon and thought we defiantly have to share this, art within the workplace is becoming hot topic at the moment, offices and other workplaces are changing and artwork is becoming more and more common, more than just to brighten up the place – art can inspire.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE WINNING THE BCFA SCOTTISH LEATHER GROUP AWARD? Winning the BCFA Scottish leather Group Award at New Designers was incredible as I know how highly regarded the New Designer Awards are for both design and craftsmanship. I felt that it was a major achievement and an honour to be recognised as a highly… Read More >
ROBERT CHELSOM TALKS THROUGH SOME OLD LIGHTING MYTHS Q? Why are people negative about compact fluorescent lamps? A In my opinion it is almost as though compact fluorescent lamps came out 20 years too early in terms of development. What I mean is, there were certain facets of compact fluorescent lamps which didn’t do… Read More >