Posts Tagged: News

Harrison Spinks’ Innovation Centre Grand Opening

Paula Nickolds, Managing Director of John Lewis, was the guest of honour at the official opening of Harrison Spinks’ £2.5 million Innovation Centre at its headquarters and manufacturing site in Leeds in December. The Innovation Centre houses the company’s development engineering team, Sleep lab, management, sales, IT, purchasing, customer services, finance and marketing teams and… Read More >

14 January 2019

Metallic Trends and Finishes

As 2018 comes to a close, Design Insider would like to explore trends relating to metals and metallic finishes that have inspired designers throughout the year. Many BCFA members gave us responses relating to brassware, copper and metallic finishes – as well as some 2019 predictions! For some time Brass and Gold have been the go-to metals… Read More >

21 December 2018

Getting heavy with metal

As my short material essays have detailed over the course of the year, there have been multiple ‘material ages;’ large periods of time in which the human race relied upon a particular material in maintaining and developing the species. There are however, very few that can boast to being the inspiration behind an entire music… Read More >

18 December 2018

Mizzi Studio’s Curvaceous clad Kiosks

The Royal Parks announce an exciting collaboration with Colicci to launch a collection of healthy food kiosks across London parks. Tom Raffield, who has become known for the transformation of wood using a unique method of steam bending, has been commissioned to realise Mizzi Studio’s design for curvaceous oak cladding for a number of the kiosks. Serving… Read More >

6 December 2018

Newhey Carpets Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Newhey Carpets, a leading British manufacturer of high quality contract carpet for the hospitality & leisure sectors, are celebrating 50 years successfully meeting and exceeding customer’s requirements in an increasingly competitive and challenging industry. Within these 50 years, Newhey have been a BCFA member for 12. There’s a sense of nostalgia as you approach the… Read More >

6 December 2018

Roca’s Jump the Gap Design Competition

Jumpthegap is a biennial competition launched in 2004 by bathroom brand Roca in collaboration with the Barcelona Design Centre. The aim of the contest is for architects, designers and students to showcase their talent and submit new, innovative and sustainable concepts for the bathroom space of the future. Entrants are encouraged to use their vision… Read More >

5 December 2018

New York Hotels: Where to Stay

One of Design Insider’s themes in November was New York – fitting well with the BDNY exhibition on the 11th and 12th November. With this in mind, we would like to present three hotels in New York to consider on your next trip overseas. 1 Hotel “Earlier this year I visited New York, after about 8 years. I split my stay… Read More >

4 December 2018

And the BCFA lifetime achievement award goes to…

The Panaz BCFA Lifetime Achievement Award recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the contract furnishing industry and their companies. This years’ award was presented to Peter Keen, Chairman of Hypnos at the BCFA Annual Luncheon held at the Dorchester. Peter took control of his father’s business in his 30s inheriting then in… Read More >

19 November 2018