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Q&A: Chelsom ‘Edition 27’ collection: Part 1

Chelsom designs and manufactures high-quality decorative lighting for the international hotel and marine industries. Design Insider is delighted to share the first part of an exclusive interview with Chairman, Robert Chelsom and Managing Director, Will Chelsom about their Edit 27 Collection.  [Find Chelsom on the BCFA Product Finder] Edit 27 Collection – Video Preview Click… Read More >

9 March 2021

Q&A Pledge Office Chairs: BCFA Member of the Month

Springtime has arrived, which means it’s time to celebrate and showcase our newest BCFA Member of the Month, Pledge Office Chairs! We began the first day of Spring by speaking to the Sales and Marketing Director, Stephen Russell at Pledge Office Chairs / Edge Design. Please can you introduce Pledge Chairs / Edge Design? Pledge… Read More >

1 March 2021

WOMEN IN OFFICE DESIGN – Natasha Bonugli

This month’s Women in Office Design (WOD) column features Natasha Bonugli, Global Principal Design, Unispace Global. Your background and career leading into the workplace sector I was born and raised in the Boston area to Italian and Portuguese parents. With a father that was a cement mason by trade and a brother who is now a… Read More >

8 February 2021

Q&A Egger – BCFA Member of the Month

Throughout 2021 we will be celebrating our BCFA member through our new Member of the Month series.  During February we will showcase Egger, we began by speaking with Elliott Fairlie, Head of Decor Management, UK & Ireland. Please could you introduce Egger? EGGER is a leading international wood-based materials manufacturer, founded in 1961 by Fritz… Read More >

1 February 2021

Q&A Hansgrohe – BCFA Member of the Month

We began 2021 by celebrating our first BCFA Member of the Month, we spoke with Jay Phillips, Managing Director Hansgrohe UK & Ireland. With thier brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group based in Schiltach, Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bathroom and kitchen industries. their 120-year… Read More >

20 January 2021

Creative Space: James Bassant, Astro Lighting

James Bassant is the Co-founder and Design Director of Astro, a leading contemporary lighting designer supplying timeless luminaires for high-end hospitality and residential projects globally.  We spoke with James about the spaces which inspire him including which bar or restaurant spaces he finds inspirational. Please tell us more about your role at Astro Lighting? My… Read More >

15 January 2021

WOMEN IN OFFICE DESIGN – Grace Souky

This month’s Women in Office Design column features Grace Souky, Senior Designer at KI Europe and also Founder & Design Director at Studio Grace Souky. What is your background and career leading into the workplace sector? Originally I am from Venezuela. I have an Architecture degree from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas and a master’s degree in… Read More >

7 January 2021

Meet Jones and Partners!

Last time I sat down with Craig Jones, it was just before the country’s first lockdown to catch-up on the recently rebranded Jones & Partners and how they planned on marking their 20th Anniversary. In December, I got another chance to have a socially distanced chat with Craig to reflect on 2020 and how his… Read More >

6 January 2021

SPRING ’20 : NEW DESIGNER

Tektura have collaborated with artist Ashley Harry Haine and together have transformed his whimsical drawings in 10 new wallcovering designs. [Find Tektura on the BCFA Product Finder] Ashley Harry Haine is a British born and Australian based artist. A self-taught artist, his starting point is architectural illustration. His artworks are drawn completely freehand using just a pencil… Read More >

2 January 2021