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Manchester: A nights stay in…King Street

Manchester is the design hub of the north and with that comes the need for hotels with interiors designed to impress. We have taken a trip to Manchester and has got an inside peak at the latest and best hotels. In December 2015, Eclectic Hotels opened its fourth property to its string of unique and (as […]

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Gerflor QA Feat

Exhibitor Q&A:...

Gerflor offers a stunning, inspiring range of vinyl flooring suitable for a wide variety of contract and residential markets. They are exhibiting at this years Manchester Open at stand 9.  We wanted to find out a sneak peek at what they are going to be showing and their thoughts on the industry. Check out what […]

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Newhey Carpets: Always...

Newhey Carpets are a leading British manufacturer of contract carpets for the Hospitality and Leisure sectors, and are set to exhibit at The Manchester Open Exhibition on stand 11. Following on from the success of last year’s show, Newhey are excited to be involved again at a new venue, The Museum of Science and Industry.Inspired by […]

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Northern Design Scene:...

Manchester Art Gallery has a wonderful mixture of  international collections, both contemporary and historic right in the heart of the city.  As part of the running to the BCFA’s Manchester Open, Design Insider is looking into the northern design scene. We visited Manchester Art Gallery and were blown away by some of the exhibits. Take a […]

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Exhibitor Q&A:...

Bisley are the British success story of workplace solutions. With a factory producing over 15,000 items a week they are one of the leading suppliers of office storage and furniture products.  Ralph Hearnshaw, their Commercial Director answered a few of our questions in the running to the Manchester Open exhibition. Bisley will be exhibiting at […]

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Q&A Newmor...

Manchester Open returns on the 4th & 5th October at the Museum of Science and Industry with a full program of workshops!   Come along to create your own Manchester Skyline Artists’ Book with Newmor Wallcoverings and at the same time be the first to get your hands on their brand-new designs! You’ll be learning all the techniques […]

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#ThrowbackThursday...

Last year BCFA’s partner company Design Insider took a look inside Newmor Wallcoverings unique manufacturing plant. With the Manchester Open just a few weeks away we thought we’d pull this out of the archives to show you how they work from the inside… Based in Welshpool, only 4 miles from the English/Welsh border, Newmor is the largest […]

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Manufacturing:

Environmental impact and sustainability is an ever changing and complex subject where it is easy to make false claims. Which is why in Orangebox’s Welsh manufacturing facilities have collated our ongoing environmental project into our No Green Bull annual report. No Green Bull sets out for public scrutiny their continuous endeavor, to realise their smart manufacturing. This […]

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Q&A Samantha Groom...

Manchester Open returns on the 4th & 5th October at the Museum of Science and Industry with a full program of workshops! Samantha Groom a Sheffield based printmaker, specialising in wood and lino-cut printing will be hosting 2 workshops during the Manchester Open exhibition. Attendees will be able to take part in a 45 minute session to get colourful and […]

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Q&A The...

Manchester Open returns on the 4th & 5th October at the Museum of Science and Industry with a full program of workshops!  Come along to the Patternistas pattern workshop and be inspired by decorative cultures from around the globe: Some traditions may reach back centuries but their power still influences design today! We caught up with the colourful duo […]

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Exhibitor Q&A:...

Exciting new ranges by Edmund Bell will be spotlighted on stand 7 at the Manchester Open and all Interior Designers and Specifiers are cordially invited to come along and be amongst the first to preview these innovative ideas from this leading supplier.  We were able to have a few questions answered about what to expect […]

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