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Designs by Mother Nature – Biomimetic Products

27th February – 24th May 2014 Roca Gallery What is biomimicry? Derived from the Greek word bios meaning ‘life’ and mimisis, meaning biomimicry refers to the copying, emulating and imitating of nature in all its forms and functions. Dedicating an exhibition to highlight the many everyday products, objects and buildings that have used nature as… Read More >

28 January 2014

Furniture Courses to be Closed

Furniture courses are on a list of nine degrees being axed by Buckinghamshire New University. BNU said it is dropping two of its undergraduate furniture courses in the summer – BA (Hons) Furniture and the FDA Furniture: Conservation, Restoration and Decorative Arts courses. Staff redundancies are also expected to be made, the university confirmed on 27… Read More >

28 January 2014

BCFA to host Networking Event in Glasgow

BCFA NETWORKING: THE CORINTHIAN CLUB The BCFA are due to host their annual Glasgow Networking Event at the elaborate setting of the Corinthian Club one of Glasgow’s richly decorated buildings. The Event will take place on Thursday 6th March. The event is open to all BCFA members and their guests, to find out more or to book your… Read More >

28 January 2014

ege – Reconstruction of the 1930’s

NEW COLLECTION FROM EGE CONNECTS THE 1930S ART DECO WITH MODERN TIMES The focus on the late 1930s is not a coincidence; it is the time where Mads Eg Damgaard founded ege. 75 years later ege designers Karen Nybo and Mette Martinsen are creating a brand new collection celebrating the ege anniversary with a retrospect… Read More >

24 January 2014

Government Brilliance and Lunacy

UKTI have just announced the next phase of support for UK business which is excellent and very welcome – but there is a nasty sting in the tail and as I am really positive about the direct strategy for export and growth of UKTI I will come to the “sting” later. Detail of the announcement is available on… Read More >

24 January 2014

Inside Out Contracts – Castletroy Park Hotel

WARM CLASSIC DESIGN Castletroy Park Hotel is a 4* luxury hotel located in the artistic city of Limerick, the hotel has 107 guest rooms themed around a warm classic design. Located near Shannon airport, the hotel provides a calm and relaxing setting for most of the tourists who travel to the mid-west of Ireland. Inside… Read More >

24 January 2014

Great Chieftain

“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftain o’ the puddin’-race”.  Now I must say that is no way to talk about Alex Salmond, but once you see the translation of Rabbie Burns’ masterly prose it all becomes clear. “Nice seeing your honest, chubby face, Great Chieftain of the sausage race”. Yes its Burns night… Read More >

23 January 2014

Destroying Lighting Myths

ROBERT CHELSOM TALKS THROUGH SOME OLD LIGHTING MYTHS    Q? Why are people negative about compact fluorescent lamps? A In my opinion it is almost as though compact fluorescent lamps came out 20 years too early in terms of development. What I mean is, there were certain facets of compact fluorescent lamps which didn’t do… Read More >

23 January 2014

Brintons Win the Prestigious Wallpaper* Award

Christian Zuzunaga ‘Deep Grid’ rug for Brintons wins The Wallpaper* Design Award 2014 The results of the design world’s highest-ranking honours, The Wallpaper* Design Awards 2014 have been released. The Best Pixelation Award has been awarded to Brintons for their Christian Zuzunaga ‘Deep Grid’ rug. This striking rug is woven with pioneering High Definition Weave Technology… Read More >

23 January 2014