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74 creates student amenity space for Symons House in Leeds

Multi-award-winning interiors and architecture practice 74 has completed a stand-out student amenities project for client London and Scottish Student Housing within their new-build Symons House student accommodation block in Leeds. 74 also created the project’s branding and wayfinding. Symons House, designed by Leeds-based architectural practice Cunniff Design, takes the form of a reverse L-shape building,… Read More >

7 May 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

Webinar: Alison Monteith, Monteith Scott

This week we streamed the next webinar in our new series, enabling interior designers, manufacturers and the creative community to join Design Insider Editor Alys Bryan as she interviewed Alison Monteith, Managing Director at Monteith Scott. Alison is a Birmingham based Interior Architect and workplace consultant who has a reputation for delivering successful, practical yet… Read More >

1 May 2020

KI Europe launches new website with enhanced digital resources

KI’s furniture helps the world’s leading organisations create happy, healthy, high performing working and learning environments for their people. Bringing together good design, advanced engineering and sustainable resources, KI’s products are durable, flexible and offer excellent value. KI Europe’s new website is now live, providing easy access to a wealth of digital resources during the… Read More >

30 April 2020

Hypnos receives Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development

Ethical British bedmaker, Hypnos, is celebrating after receiving the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development for its pioneering commitment to sustainable and ethical manufacturing. This respected achievement is the second Queen’s Award for the company after they won one in 2017 for International Trade. Hypnos’ latest accolade comes after a decade long commitment… Read More >

30 April 2020

Jim Biddulph & Rob Nicoll, Chip[s]board in Conversation

There have been countless material innovations over the past decade, with big brands, independent design studios, graduates and students all getting in on the act. The desire to create new, never-seen-before materials has gone hand in hand with the burgeoning of both industry-focused material libraries and universally available social media platforms, which offer the opportunity… Read More >

29 April 2020

ONE: Zoran Matijevic

Continuing with our popular ONE series, we spoke with Zoran Matijevic, Head of Design for Crofts & Assinder.  Crofts & Assinder manufacture decorative hardware. Zoran Matijevic told us that he’s ‘been lucky enough to travel extensively which has really opened my eyes to many aspects of design, through visual facets of both the natural and… Read More >

29 April 2020

Morgan Put a New Spin on Classic Materials

Morgan, one of the UK’s most respected contract furniture designer and manufacturers, announces new material options available for the Modena, Rakino and Kaya collections: terrazzo and cane. [Find Morgan through BCFA Product Finder] Traditional, natural materials are experiencing a renaissance as designers reimagine and reinvigorate these beloved styles, embracing feelings of nostalgia while adding a… Read More >

28 April 2020