On board with Chelsom

As well look into the the cruise sector this month we have taken the opportunity to speak with BCFA member Chelsom about their work in the Marine sector and two of their recent projects. Marine Expertise Sailing the world’s oceans on one of today’s state of the art cruise ships is just as luxurious and… Read More >

29 June 2020

Flame retardant textiles for the maritime sector

This month our focus is the cruise sector, we took this opportunity to discuss textile requirements with Trevira CS. The special requirements relating to the safety of passengers on cruise ships include particularly stringent fire protection regulations which also govern the sector of interior furnishing. Flame retardant Trevira CS fabrics can pass the relevant requirements… Read More >

19 June 2020

What can different sectors learn from one another?

Knightsbridge Furniture is a UK based manufacturer of contract furniture that serves a number of sectors including; workplace, hospitality and healthcare. Due to the current COVID-19 crises the spotlight is firmly focused on the care sector (in the broadest sense) and is likely to be for some time so Knightsbridge gathered together a group of… Read More >

10 June 2020

Q&A with Laura Taylor, Junior Contract Designer at ILIV

Laura Taylor has worked for BCFA member ILIV for over 4 years.  In her role as Junior Contract Designer Laura works closely with Senior Designer Emily Arch, as part of ILIV’s thriving design department, which currently includes 3 textiles designers, 5 home designs and 2 contract designers. Design Insider sat down with Laura to ask… Read More >

6 May 2020

How are you keeping in touch?

During this unprecedented time it is no longer possible to meet with clients face to face, so Design Insider spoke with our BCFA members to find the new ways in which they are keeping in touch. Fameed Khalique, Managing Director, Fameed Khalique We are trying to work as normally as possible given the current situation,… Read More >

22 April 2020

Webinar: Dr Craig Knight, Identity Realization

This week we streamed the third webinar in our new series, enabling interior designers, manufacturers and the creative community to join Design Insider Editor Alys Bryan as she interviewed Dr Craig Knight, Founder and Director of Identity Realization.  Craig discussed happiness in the workplace, the effect of empowerment at work, positive spaces for working from… Read More >

17 April 2020

FOUR new upholstery ranges from Edmund Bell.

BCFA member Edmund Bell thought they would kick 2020 off with a bang and launch not one, but four new upholstery ranges: ELEGANCE, ELITE, MERIDIAN and VIRTUE. From chunky weaves with interesting yarn combinations creating two-tone structures, to elegant and luxurious velvets, and other subtle textures; these new ranges offer something to suit all tastes… Read More >

9 April 2020

10 Tips for Working from Home Successfully

During this unprecedented time many of us have found our selves unexpectedly working from home.  After the initial upheaval we have all had time to settle in to our new ‘offices’ and here at Design Insider we thought it was the perfect time to offer tips on how to fine-tune your new workspace and working… Read More >

8 April 2020