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Happy Birthday Clerkenwell Design Week

As the days get longer and brighter and nature pops back into life, bringing with it some welcome colour and fruitful vibrancy, Springtime never fails to offer a renewed sense of hope. Going hand-in-hand with this annual reinvigoration, and now for the past decade, is Clerkenwell Design Week. The 3-day festival brings together a series… Read More >

25 May 2019

Jim Biddulph & Laura Slater in conversation

Whilst we may have lost a large proportion of the manufacturing that made the UK one of the world’s textile super powers during the 18th and 19th centuries, textile design is a still a thriving industry here in the 21st century. In the north of England, not so far from the historical sites of large-scale… Read More >

25 May 2019

Lasvit has a Spring in it’s step!

Nestled within the picturesque surroundings of the Black Forest lies the Öschberghof resort. Set in the remote yet easily accessible location surrounded by vast green expanses, and far away from the city’s hustle and bustle, Öschberghof rejuvenates the weary professional like a fountain of life, and LASVIT has created an especially delicate and elegant installation… Read More >

24 May 2019

SEEL STREET HOTEL, LIVERPOOL: Furnotel

The 4-star Seel Street Hotel is part of Epic Aparthotels who offer design-led luxury serviced apartments catering for 2-10 guests. This unique hotel is situated in the heart of Liverpool, a stone’s throw away from the top bars and restaurants in the bustling city. Furnotel worked closely with all involved. The client, who were commercial… Read More >

23 May 2019

Shackletons visit Farnham Mill Nursing Home

Shackletons were approached by Farnham Mill Nursing Home to supply them with furniture for their new build home. Their aims for the project was to create the best nursing and dementia home in the local area. “Quality is something we strive to achieve in everything that we do. That’s why we choose to work with… Read More >

22 May 2019

Paris Inspired Dash Restaurant with Versital

The site of the former night clubs Living Room and Sugar Hut in Liverpool has seen a major transformation in the hands of Wroot Design into an elegant dining destination and vibrant VIP basement club, with the help of BCFA member Versital. “I was in Paris and went into this particular bar and was absolutely blown away… Read More >

21 May 2019

The greatest wealth is health

Tim Armitt, Managing Director at Lyndon, explains why it’s more important than ever for designers to create environments that are conducive to good health and wellbeing. Health and wellbeing are hot topics across all walks of life. From the food we eat to daily mindfulness, meditation and yoga practices, it seems like everyone is hitched… Read More >

20 May 2019

ONE: Chris Gwyther

Continuing with our new series, we invited Chris Gwyther to take part in ONE, where you can glimpse the passions, interests and unexpected choices of the individuals behind the UK’s design and manufacturing sectors. Chris Gwyther is Group Head of Creative at newly-rebranded Istoria Group (formerly Blue Flint Group), a Bristol-based collective of creative agencies with… Read More >

20 May 2019

KI chairs for new Queen Elizabeth Music School

King’s Bruton, an historic co-educational secondary school in Somerset, England has marked its quincentenary with the opening of a state-of-the-art music school, of which BCFA member KI was involved in. Officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 28 March 2019, the new building is located at the very heart of the Bruton Conservation Area,… Read More >

20 May 2019

Sekers announce Kielder

Sekers announces the launch of KIELDER, a versatile textured weave suitable for contract upholstery. Incorporating a multi-colour looped yarn, Kielder captures the essence of the heavy bouclé fabrics typical of the 1950’s but with a modern performance. [Sekers have an enhanced BCFA Product Finder Page] Available in a palette of 20 multi-colour shades ranging from… Read More >

20 May 2019