West Yorkshire – an area renowned for the highly skilled manufacture of woollen textiles, is where exhibitors Abbotsford call home. Abbotsford design and make high-quality contract furnishing fabrics primarily use pure new wool, which is both natural and sustainable. This durable and inherently fire resistant material makes for an excellent choice for furnishing fabrics, meeting the… Read More >
Lesley Jackson has been working for Andrew Muirhead for the last 25 years, when we visited the factory last month we got to catch up and learn a little more about her role in the production process of leather. Can you tell us about your role at Andrew Muirhead? I’m a trimmer – I improve value… Read More >
Can leather be sustainable? We think YES! We visited BCFA OPEN exhibitor Andrew Muirhead & Son to find out a bit more about leather production and how it can be a sustainable process. We were given a tour by MD Colin Wade of their factory in Glasgow where they have been manufacturing leather for over 145… Read More >
Harrison Spinks was founded over 176 years ago and you might be forgiven for assuming that with such a long history that this was a brand resting on tradition, but you would be very wrong. We recently visited Harrison Spinks to discover more about their innovative approach to the design and manufacture of their mattresses… Read More >
On the 6th of October UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd made this statement on Radio 4 Today program: ‘I went and visited a factory quite recently where they recruit almost exclusively from Romania and Poland where there are people there who have had experience in factories building these sofa’s that they have. They didn’t even… Read More >
Digitally printed glass has transformed the creative possibilities for designers working with decorative or structural glass panels.
Office design is changing fast as the boundaries between home and work life become increasingly blurred Driven by technological advances our lifestyles today directly relate to the way we occupy and utilise spaces and buildings like never before, as we constantly move from one piece of technology to another as we go about our working lives. Against this backdrop the furniture industry has… Read More >
As part of this months focus on surface design texture, Design Insider takes a unique look inside Newmor Wallcoverings manufacturing plant.
Award-winning bed manufacturer, Harrison, is innovating comfort with the launch of its new Bed Tailor collection, using its revolutionary spring technology and natural materials to tailor the perfect sleeping environment. Split into the Natural and Luxury collection, the new range will be on display at the NBF Bed Show in September, giving the trade a… Read More >