Exhibitor Q&A: Bisley – Ralph Hearnshaw, Commercial Director

Bisley are the British success story of workplace solutions. With a factory producing over 15,000 items a week they are one of the leading suppliers of office storage and furniture products. 

Ralph Hearnshaw, their Commercial Director answered a few of our questions in the running to the Manchester Open exhibition. Bisley will be exhibiting at stand 21 at the iconic Museum of Science and Industry.7266 Bisley (Peace of Mind) AW web

What are you most looking forward to showcasing at the Manchester Open? 

Our latest products, designs and capabilities for bespoke solutions.

What are your predictions for the future of design within workplace environments?

Less formality and more organic, natural and adaptive spaces. Technology will become ever more important, but to support and enhance human activity and endeavour. The importance of well-being will grow, and people will eventually understand that we should not be slaves to our tablets and pcs. 2766 Bisley (Multi-draw 02) V02 web

What is exciting you about design in the north at the moment?

The fact that people have become aware that London and the South-East don’t have a monopoly on smart, relevant and compelling design.

What do you love most about your industry?

The people – and the fact that the industry is still very diverse and dynamic.


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About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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