Reaching Carbon Zero

Sustainable Design with Holland Harvey: Audio Interview

Welcome to our first Audio Interview!  Design Insider Editor, Alys Bryan, visited architects Holland Harvey in their East London studio after hearing Richard Holland speak passionately about the teams sustainable approach to their projects at the Workspace Design Show.  Alys discussed their recent Inhabit project with Richard and Holland Harvey Co-Founder Jonathan Harvey and they… Read More >

21 January 2022

Sustainability Leaders: David Osborne, Roman

Design Insider is delighted to bring you a new series of Sustainability Leader Q&A’s, celebrating the achievements within our industry by following the tireless journey to reaching carbon zero. Kicking off the 2022 series is Roman CEO, David Osborne, who discusses Roman’s recent accreditation’s and how they were attained.  [Find Roman on BCFA Product Finder]… Read More >

5 January 2022

Edmund Bell Signs the Climate Pledge

In September 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge (TCP) – a commitment to reach net-zero carbon 2040 and meet The Paris Agreement 10 years early. As of September 2021, The Climate Pledge has over 201 signatories across 26 industries and 21 countries – with companies such as Amazon, Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, IBM,… Read More >

22 December 2021

Q&A with Richard Naylor, Group Sustainable Development Director at Hypnos

With sustainability a key design influence for 2022, we speak to Richard Naylor, Group Sustainable Development Director at Hypnos, on how the company has a sustainability first approach which can support designers and the hospitality sector in their efforts to create the ultimate in comfort with integrity when it comes to the guest experience. [Find… Read More >

16 December 2021

The Green Dream: Incorporating Sustainability in Commercial Interior Design

Amtico Commercial Marketing Manager Louisa Eyles explains why, as well as how, sustainability is becoming a key part in commercial interior projects. What is sustainability? How can it be embedded into commercial interior design? Here at Amtico, we have thought long and hard about it – and not just in a corporate “green wash” way,… Read More >

15 December 2021

A natural way of building

When it comes to building, we’re increasingly aware that we should be doing it better; that the new environments we create should be better for us, and the planet. But how might we actually go about this? There’s a lot of discussion and more and more awareness of “greener” practices but for many specifiers, they… Read More >

13 December 2021

World Architecture Festival Reveals Winner of GROHE Water Research Prize

Researchers from Techlab laboratory, based at Shiraz University in Iran, have won a £10,000 research prize to investigate how air humidity and rainfall can be used to aid indoor thermal comfort in arid regions, inspired by water absorption methods observed in the Namib desert beetle. The Water Research prize is funded by GROHE and is… Read More >

30 November 2021

Q&A with Paul McManus, Head of Global Product Compliance at Havwoods

Design Insider is committed to bringing our readers the latest on Sustainability. Our focus over the past month has been on Sustainable Materials, and we’ve had a fantastic response from brands across the sector, with some fascinating conversations. We had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Paul McManus, Head of Global Product Compliance, exploring Havwoods’… Read More >

15 November 2021

Sustainability at Sleepeezee with Sustainability Manager, Andrew Reene

Design Insider has been engaging in some incredibly insightful conversations covering sustainability in our industry, discovering the different approaches brands have been taking to ensure sustainable thinking is at the forefront. We had the pleasure of speaking with Andrew Reene, Health & Safety and Sustainability Manager at Sleepeezee, about why sustainability is so important to… Read More >

10 November 2021

Sustainable Surfaces by Havwoods

Sustainability is now more important than ever with many consumers looking at ways to sustainably renovate their spaces. As the demand for innovative and responsibly-sourced materials increases, Havwoods is at the forefront of eco-friendly design, allowing homeowners and end users to choose wood flooring that is less harmful to the environment. [Find out more about… Read More >

5 November 2021

Greener carpets from Ulster

For Ulster Carpets, sustainability is about much more than the choice of wool in every carpet. Find out more about Ulster Carpets Wool is regrown in 12 months, providing a rapidly renewable supply. Wool’s natural characteristics also make it more durable, which adds to the sustainability of this natural raw material. However, the significant difference… Read More >

1 November 2021


Muirhead, manufactures the lowest carbon intensity, high performance leather for prestigious global brands in aviation, bus, coach, rail, furniture, and luxury goods sectors, independently verified by Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) conducted on the entire manufacturing process. Find our more about Muirhead The sector-leading announcement comes as the parent company, Scottish Leather Group, publishes its 2021… Read More >

18 October 2021