Posts Tagged: News

The importance of collaboration

It can’t be said that design collaborations are a new concept; the success of some of our finest human achievements has been built upon collaboration and cooperation of many hands and minds. Take two examples that celebrate landmark anniversaries this year: the first lunar landing and the formation of the Bauhaus. The ripples of these… Read More >

21 October 2019

Larson-Juhl: Paper

Paper in the form of mountboard can play a key part in framed art and Larson-Juhl offers over 300 variations. The range is made up of an impressive variety of beautiful colours, a vast selection of textures and styles and a wide choice of properties that includes museum and conservation standard. This means you can… Read More >

2 October 2019

Bespoke by Evans’ Sublimatic Thermoprinting Technology

Manchester based textiles company, Bespoke by Evans invests in a new digital sublimation printer which uses heat to transfer dye onto flame retardant fabrics for use in the contract sector.  “With our new Italian-engineered printing technology, we not only achieve the highest quality print results, but we can also meet our customer demands in less… Read More >

10 September 2019

Material Lab’s new studio manager, Sam Wood

Meet Sam, the new studio manager at Material Lab. Responsible for running the day-to-day operations at the Great Titchfield Street studio, Sam joins from a buying role at Wickes, where he specialised in flooring, and then paint. When it comes to colour trends, he’s your man. With one month at the helm now firmly under… Read More >

28 August 2019

Pouring Perfection

Our material of choice for this month has been water and whilst it’s influence upon design might not be obvious, it is in fact vital in the creation of a particular type of surface material that can be found in most interior environments around the world. Mineral composites like plaster and Jesmonite will forever remain… Read More >

28 August 2019

GROHE sustainability at Bournemouth Air Festival

This summer, from Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September, GROHE will be making its debut at the UK’s largest air festival and well-loved family event, Bournemouth Air Festival. As a major event and stop off as part of its 2019 Truck Tour, GROHE will use the picturesque seaside setting to launch a campaign focused… Read More >

27 August 2019

Harrison Spinks allows nation Inside The Factory

Renowned Yorkshire bedmaker, Harrison Spinks, is set to be star of the screen when Inside The Factory airs on Tuesday 20th August at 8pm on BBC TWO with a focus on making mattresses. “To be chosen to be part of a programme as prestigious as Inside The Factory is a huge honour for Harrison Spinks…. Read More >

20 August 2019

Trends in Contract by Trevira CS 2019/2020

Trevira CS fabrics fulfil worldwide the important fire safety standards demanded in hotels and restaurants. With Trevira CS fabrics every textile element can be designed safely. At Heimtextil in Frankfurt, Trevira presented “Trends in Contract 2019/2020” for the areas of work, hotels, restaurants, and health and care. The show gave visitors, especially interior designers and… Read More >

15 August 2019

save! Smart sanitation for a sustainable future

Earlier this year at ISH in Frankfurt, Laufen presented the innovative Save! waste-separating WC, which is a sustainable new product that meets a little-known environmental problem of our time: the pollution of our water by nitrogen. The urine-separation WC Save!, designed by the Austrian design studio EOOS, functions like a conventional flushing toilet and contributes… Read More >

12 August 2019

Edmund Bell: Raw Japanese

Following on from Edmund Bell’s China Girl blog, the second trend they explore in their Global Traveller series is Raw Japanese. Wabi Sabi has become synonymous with typical raw Japanese style and the epitome of simple living. It’s no secret the Japanese really do like their interiors super simple; a hymn to the imperfect characters of nature, tracing their origins back to the 15th century… Read More >

7 August 2019

An International Decade for Water Action

The Water Action Decade was launched by the United Nations on World Water Day, 22 March 2018; with an objective of mobilising action that will help transform how we manage water and avert the 40% shortfall in freshwater resources predicted by 2030. This year we were given a stark reminder by Secretary-General, António Guterres of… Read More >

6 August 2019

A Day to Remember

Fifteen leading designers from the world of textile design have been invited to pay tribute to one of Britain’s greatest designers by customising Robin Day’s iconic 675 chair. Initiated by Case Furniture in partnership with Heal’s and the Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation the project, entitled ‘A Day to Remember’, will help improve the future… Read More >

30 July 2019

Edmund Bell’s Global Traveller Series

We continually draw inspiration from around the world, to capture a flavour of those countries with such diverse design influences. Within this Global Traveller series, BCFA member Edmund Bell are going to feature 11 different trends from around the world, and why they think they are worth drawing inspiration from when it comes to interior life and… Read More >

19 July 2019