• in[sight]

    Formica’s VP Design, Renee Hytry Derrington, talks why she fell in love with manufacturing, why company internationalisation is great for trend development and why smart surfaces are going to be the next big thing.


  • ex[rated]

    Kenneth Freeman, Head of Innovation at Ambius – the world’s largest provider of plants, replica foliage and flowers for commercial environments – discusses the importance of UK urban gardening.


  • in[spire]

    Simon Hilton, Director of bespoke furniture specialists I & JL Brown, explains why contemporary furniture trends mean that pieces no longer need to be designed for one use over the other.


  • ex[pose]

    Each issue Inex unveils the iconic interior elements still prevalent in contemporary design. This month, Italian designer Giorgio Caporaso demonstrates the versatility of corrugated cardboard.


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Endless Stair, a towering structure of 15 Escher-like interlocking staircases made from American tulipwood cross-laminated timber, has won a Judges’ Special Award at the Wood Awards 2014.

The winners of the SBID International Design Awards 2014 were revealed in a beautiful ceremony at the prestigious Dorchester hotel in London, on Friday 14 November 2014.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The London College of Furniture (LCF), a predecessor of The Cass at London Metropolitan University, this November the university will be holding an exhibition to illustrate the richness of the institution and its international status.

Thirty five projects from around the world have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Surface Design Awards.

The Independent Hotel Show returned to Olympia West on 21st and 22nd October 2014 for two days of networking and new product launches, a multitude of ideas, innovation and inspiration, and an influential gathering of hotel owners and esteemed hotel industry experts.

EMEA office workers who work in environments with natural elements, such as greenery and sunlight, report a 13 per cent higher level of well-being.

The British Furniture Confederation (BFC) has initiated a new link with the government's GREAT campaign which provides the furniture, furnishing and interior design industries with the opportunity to use the campaign to promote themselves overseas.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2014 peace prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, two individuals who have staked their lives on the belief that children, regardless of gender, geography, faith, caste or social circumstance, belong in classrooms. Kailash Satyarthi is the founder of the GoodWeave international rug certification scheme, which works to end child labour in the rug industry.

Busy stands, a great atmosphere and plenty of exciting new product on show for both buyers and consumers alike made this edition of Tent London the best yet. Now firmly established as East London's anchor show, 443 exhibitors gathered from 29 countries all over the world and were visited by a record breaking 24,392 visitors.

With less than two weeks to go until the 2014 Independent Hotel Show, organisers are pleased to present an overview of exhibitor news, new product launches and special offers that can be exclusively obtained during the two-day event.

Decorex saw the industry inspired for another year as the design community descended en masse during four days to the historic location of Syon Park, West London. Strong visitor attendance of 12,500 people, of which 13% were international, demonstrated the continued support from the industry, as senior players were joined by well-known names from the fashion world including Julian Macdonald and Melissa Obadash.

New Design Britain Awards organised by UBM Live Built Environment launches today with a brand new set of initiatives to add to its already established awards programme. The first in the calendar is the opening of entries for the New Design Britain Awards 2015 to design graduates to apply until Friday 16th January 2015.