We launched Design Insider Live just 2 years ago, as a way for the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) to promote its members’ projects and products. Since then the site has grown at an exceptional rate with a focus on bringing its readers the latest news in contract interiors, exploring inspiration and sharing expert knowledge. We have also embraced new media with a massive library of films exploring inspiration behind innovative designs. This Design Insider magazine has been launched to help us reach a further audience and inspire more people to get involved with our growing community.

In this first issue, we are celebrating the new and old, with a special focus on bathroom giant Roca who this year are celebrating their centennial anniversary (p6-7). We also take a look at the newly refurbished Marriott County Hall, this historic building has been given a lease of new life by designers RPW and we managed to catch up with Ariane Steinbeck the new Managing Director to go through the inspiration behind the project. We also successfully produced our first ever 360° film to show off the project in all its glory (p10-11).

We hope you enjoy this first issue of DESIGN INSIDER.




About Alys Bryan

Alys' experience as a furniture designer, along with her in-depth marketing knowledge, makes her uniquely placed to work with the BCFA as the Editor of Design Insider and run her marketing business, Method Communications.
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