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Q&A with Richmond’s Terry McGillicuddy

Design Insider is thrilled to welcome Terry McGillicuddy, Director of Interior Design company, Richmond International. Richmond International is an industry-leading hospitality interior design practice and has designed some of the world’s most prestigious hotels. 1. Tell me a bit about yourself and Richmond? I joined Richmond in 2002 and in my role I’m responsible for… Read More >

18 March 2020

Q&A: Newmor’s Moray Forrest

We recently sat down to chat with BCFA member Newmor’s International Sales Director, Morey Forest about new collections, international trends and sustainability. Please could you tell us about yourself? My name is Moray Forrest, I live on the south coast of England with my wife Paula and son William. I read Law at university and… Read More >

6 March 2020

Designing with light

In my book, light is one of the greatest design tools we have. In our exhibition design projects, we try to use light emotionally, rather than simply technically, to direct and determine visitor journeys, considering lighting’s role in highlighting, washing and grazing and its application via lightboxes, bespoke fittings and for wayfinding. We enjoy working… Read More >

5 March 2020

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