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The Importance of Sleep: Silentnight

Whether it’s one night in a hotel just off the motorway for business, or a week’s holiday by the coast in a bed and breakfast, it’s often other plans that dictate where we get our shut-eye away from home. A recent study* identified that sleeping in unfamiliar surroundings can adversely affect a traveller’s sleep; and… Read More >

27 January 2022

Sekers Launches Munro and Grandeur

Sekers announces the launch of GRANDEUR, an exquisite drapery collection featuring a textured plain with a complementary wide width sheer. Grandeur is Sekers first collection that is woven in Global Recycling Standard certified polyester whilst continuing to meet the necessary contract market requirements. Alongside this, Sekers are also pleased to announce the launch of MUNRO,… Read More >

24 January 2022

Roca Group specified for UK Roomzzz Aparthotels

Global bathroom manufacturer Roca has been selected to provide contemporary bathroom solutions for Roomzzz Aparthotels in a number of premium locations across the country. [Find Roca on the BCFA Product Finder] Stylish aparthotel group, Roomzzz offers flexible serviced apartments with a personal touch for adventure, business, and celebration, offering the comforts of home within a… Read More >

24 January 2022


By its very nature, hospitality is centred on the wellbeing of guests and, within these settings, matching colours and patterns plays an essential role in conveying the ambiance of a venue. [Find Ulster Carpets on BCFA Product Finder] From the welcome of the lobby and the relaxation found within a guest room through to the… Read More >

24 January 2022

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

DesignLSM Create Global Design Blueprint for Sumosan, Doho

Award-winning creative studio DesignLSM has completed the design of Sumosan Doha – a premium Japanese restaurant in Qatar – creating a dining experience for both locals and visitors, and setting a global design narrative which will provide a blueprint for future restaurants for this internationally-acclaimed brand. With existing restaurants in London, Moscow, Dubai, Courchevel, Montenegro and Berlin,… Read More >

20 January 2022

Meet Design Guild Mark Judge Simon Alderson

Each designer awarded a Design Guild Mark for a piece of their work can be confident that they have created a design which demonstrates design excellence.  The Design Guild Mark judging process is rigorous, involving a carefully selected panel of industry leading design professionals.  Within this series we will introduce you to a selection of the Design… Read More >

19 January 2022

Surface Design Show 2022 Trends – What to Look out for

Taking place at London’s Business Design Centre, Surface Design Show (8-10 February 2022) will again provide architects and designers with an exciting and inspirational range of surface designs and materials. Speaking before the event opens, trend forecaster and curator of the Show’s Surface Spotlight Live feature, Sally Angharad enthused, “The design directions I have highlighted… Read More >

18 January 2022