Posts Tagged: trends

Edmund Bell: Memphis Brights

Following on from Edmund Bell’s Raw Japanese blog, the third trend they explore in their Global Traveller series is Memphis Brights. Memphis design… love it or hate it! Memphis is a design movement that began in 1981 – while the name might make you think that it was born in Tennesse, it got it started in Milan, Italy. Designer Ettore Sottsass founded the… Read More >

25 September 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

Edmund Bell’s China Girl Trend

Edmund Bell starts their Global Traveller Series with China Girl: sometimes modest and sometimes opulent, exciting or subdued, colourful and textural. Chinese interiors are always thoughtful and most unassuming with its never fading appearance. It has an innate way of blending traditional with new in a beautiful and rich manner. Design direction can be traced… Read More >

2 August 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

Restaurant and Bar Interior Trends

The UK restaurant and bar sector has gone through something of a transformation over the last decade. This has been driven by a shift in consumer habits, economic climate, the shape of the high street, growth in cities outside London and innovations within the food and drink sector. A key driver for market growth over… Read More >

21 June 2019

Morgan makes a splash: Chevy and Goodwood

With the 1970’s vibe in full swing, designers are looking to colours and patterns that arouse and inspire the imagination. Morgan, contract furniture and manufacturer and BCFA member, shares two recent commissions that perfectly encapsulate the current taste for vivid, post-Scandinavian palettes. A family of Chevy dining and meeting chairs brings the seventies into the… Read More >

2 April 2019

Design Insider 2019 Predictions

Design Insider have taken the time to review events and talks that we have attended in 2018. After consulting with the experts, we would like to explore with you trends that we expect to see throughout the year: Bauhaus, Yellow, Metallics, Environmentally Considerate Resources and Pods! Below we will explain our reasoning for each growing trend for 2019…… Read More >

31 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

Dutch Design Week Trend Report

Dutch Design Week Eindhoven is the largest design event in Northern Europe and presents work and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to more than 335,000 visitors from home and abroad.  We couldn’t resist asking Jim Biddulph to fly off and cast his expert eye over the work exhibited.  Jim has curated our Dutch Design… Read More >

29 November 2018