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Manufacturing: Ena Shaw

Ena Shaw tell us about 3 different stages in the manufacturing process of their quality contract curtains… 1. Pinch Pleat Machine An automated pinch pleat machine is used to manufacture pinch pleat curtains on our express line; a pinch pleat is a decorative heading for curtains and valances; suitable for all types of curtain track […]

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library manchester feat

Northern Design Scene:...

Some of the worlds bestselling Authors came from Manchester, you may have read some of their work; Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange, Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret garden and poet Carol Ann Duffy to name a few.  With that in mind, it’s not a surprise that Manchester is home to some of the most […]

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Northern Design Scene:...

Laurence Stephen Lowry, was born in Salfold, Manchester in 1887. Many of his paintings and drawing were directly inspired by and depicted Manchester cityscapes. An Accident (1926) – The scene depicted here shows a crowd forming around a women found to have committed suicide. In Lowry’s early life he worked as a dept collector only […]

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Manchester: A nights...

Manchester is the design hub of the north and with that comes the need for hotels with interiors designed to impress. Design Insider has taken a trip to Manchester and has got an inside peak at the latest and best hotels.  Successful budget hotel group, Motel One have just opened a new hotel in the […]

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Exhibitor Q&A:...

Maine offer storage and filing for the office sector and have an unrivaled reputation for manufacturing excellence and service levels. All Maine units are manufactured in the UK and they will be exhibiting on stand 3 at this years Manchester Open. We spoke with their General Manager, Adrian Cook who gave us an insight into what […]

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Northern Design Scene:...

With the BCFA Manchester Open fast approaching we have decided to create a collection of articles focusing on the design scene in the north. Generally, people believe that London is the hub of creativity in the UK but we would like to debunk that theory. On a sunny day in July, I took a trip […]

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BIG TOPIC Northern Powerhouse

BIG TOPIC: Northern...

#ThrowbackThursday At last years Manchester Open we held a panel discussion with 5 big names in the northern design scene. Take a look at their afterthoughts from the conversation in our BIG TOPIC video… At this years Manchester Open, SPACE Magazine will be hosting a talk about the future of commercial interiors in The North. […]

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#ThrowbackThursday Chad...

The BCFA Series continues to impress and we can’t help ourselves in sharing the wonderful products and exhibitors we host. Earlier in the year the BCFA Open series held it’s first ever exhibition in London. Lighting designers and manufacturers Chad Lighting told us about some of their wonderful products and the innovative materials they use […]

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Manufacturing: Johnson...

Johnson Tiles is the UK’s leading manufacturer and importer of ceramic and porcelain wall and floor tiles, based in the heart of The Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent. You can find them at the Manchester Open on Stand 19/20. Since starting back in 1901, Johnson Tiles has remained the most dynamic and creative force within its industry, […]

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Exhibitor Q&A: Josh...

As contract market leaders in the production of performance upholstery fabrics, you would be mad to miss out on an opportunity to meet with Agua Fabrics.  You will be able to find them at stand 30 where they will be showing some of their newest designs.  Office Manager, Josh Ralton was kind enough to answer […]

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NEW BCFA Member Belfield...

Introducing Belfield Furnishings  Belfield Furnishings are one of Europe’s leading manufacturers to the holiday and leisure industries. Formed in 2002, Belfield Furnishings manufacture, wholesale and distribute upholstered furniture, soft furnishings, curtains, accessories, mattresses and beds.Belfield specialise in contract furnishings, with a huge range of crib 5 fabrics sourced from across the globe. Bespoke furnishings projects […]

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