Posts Tagged: Q&A

Q&A with Abbotsford’s Julian Smith

Following on from Abbotsford’s new fabric collection launch, Design Insider had the chance to speak with Sales Director, Julian Smith, about what Abbotsford have been up to, the inspiration behind their new collection and how they work with designers on their bespoke projects. You can view their latest collection here, and keep an eye out… Read More >

23 February 2022

Quick-Fire Questions with Jordan Littler, 3Stories Design

Goods Way, Kings Cross is an award winning entertainment & hospitality destination located in London Kings Cross. An interior with an old-worldly look and feel, taking inspiration and influence from the vibrancy and energy of New Orleans. Testament to its success and quality, the venue had already secured an unprecedented number of bookings and high-profile… Read More >

1 September 2021

Framing Gorgeous – Q&A with Larson-Juhl

The contribution that framed art can make to an interior is sometimes underestimated by the design community. Design Insider talks to Larson-Juhl’s Sales & Marketing Director, Matt George, about some of the more creative uses of the sometimes modest moulding. [Find Larson-Juhl on the BCFA Product Finder] Could you begin by introducing our readers to… Read More >

2 August 2021

Meet Jones and Partners!

Last time I sat down with Craig Jones, it was just before the country’s first lockdown to catch-up on the recently rebranded Jones & Partners and how they planned on marking their 20th Anniversary. In December, I got another chance to have a socially distanced chat with Craig to reflect on 2020 and how his… Read More >

6 January 2021

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

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

An interview with Morag Myerscough

If you’ve visited the Design Museum since it’s relocation to the old Commonwealth Institute just off London’s Kings Road, you will have experienced the attention-grabbing work of Morag Myerscough. The colourful creation is a permanent fixture and a clear signpost for the on-going Designer Maker User exhibition upstairs. Comprising of tri-wall advertising boards with brightly… Read More >

14 April 2020

Richmond International at Hospitality Design

Fiona Thompson from Richmond International spoke at the Design Week, Conversations In Design event on Friday 12th March as part of the Hospitality Design: Growing A Greener Future event.  Fiona discussed substantiality in design with Jeremy Grove of Sibley Grove followed by a Q&A with the audience.  Design Insider took notes to share with you…. Read More >

8 April 2020

Q&A Paul Jones, General Manager at Morgan

After his recent return to Morgan as their new General Manager, we sat down with Paul Jones to discuss the industry and his plans for the company going forward. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and finely tuned expertise that will cement their role as industry leaders.  Paul first started at Morgan on… Read More >

6 January 2020

Q&A with Alejandra Albarran: Room

When Alejandra Albarran, Director of Design and Innovation at ROOM, emailed us recently we leapt at the chance to ask her more about ROOM and the modern workplace. 1) Please could you tell us a bit about yourself? I started my career working in fashion and ran my own fashion label for a number of… Read More >

9 December 2019

Amtico’s Modernist: A Q&A with Alice Bucklow

As part of the 2019 expansion of its popular Signature collection of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT), Amtico has launched ‘Modernist’, a design inspired by the brutalist architecture seen around future UK City of Culture, Coventry. ‘Modernist’ was developed by Amtico’s in-house design team following two years of research into the brutalist architecture in the city… Read More >

29 August 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

Q&A: Paul Kelley and BOB

Following on from Bisley’s BOB product release, Design Insider asks Paul Kelley, owner of Paul Kelley Designs, a few questions about this design. Please could you introduce yourself? I’m Paul Kelley, a bespoke modernist furniture maker, who over the last 15 years has gained a reputation as being one of the most progressive designers and… Read More >

16 April 2019