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Dfk kitchens

Kitchen design firm saved through prepack deal

29 March 2017

Bradford-based designer and manufacturer of bespoke kitchens Designer Factory Kitchens (DFK) has been acquired by a newco in a prepack deal rescuing it from administration.

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  • Shop talk at pulse

    Furniture design professionals to speak at Pulse

    28 March 2017

    Modern living trade event Pulse 2017 has announced its speaker line-up for its ShopTalk workshops.

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    Furniture firm launches anti-bacterial design

    27 March 2017

    Educational furniture manufacturer British Thornton has announced the launch of new anti-bacterial furniture for nurseries.

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    British design studio to direct Heimtextil 2018 trends

    24 March 2017

    Organisers of international trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main, has announced that British design studio Franklin Till will direct next year’s trendtable.

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    Furniture firm launches design competition

    24 March 2017

    Online retailer Furniture Choice has announced the launch of its new furniture design competition, with the winner to collaborate on a new range of dining furniture.

  • Turquia's infringing fabric

    Mattress ticking manufacturer wins trademark dispute

    23 March 2017

    Wholesale designers and distributors of custom finished fabrics for mattress ticking and furnishing applications Original Fabrics Limited has successfully concluded a claim for infringement of its registered trademark.

  • Fira tech

    FIRA International reveals latest investment

    21 March 2017

    FIRA International has confirmed it has moved its Service Technicians web portal onto the cloud.

  • Business paper

    Fabric firm up for sale

    21 March 2017

    Textile design business The Fabric Gallery has confirmed it has been put up for sale.

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    New office furniture standard published

    21 March 2017

    The Furniture Industry Research Association has published a new international standard for office furniture.

  • Wood awards

    Wood Awards 2017 opens for entries

    15 March 2017

    The National Wood Awards 2017 has launched a call for entries to submit their wood-based products before 26 May 2017.

  • Coalesse

    Office chair wins Gold IF Design Award

    14 March 2017

    Office furniture design company Coalesse has received a gold award in the ‘office’ category at this year’s iF DESIGN AWARDs for its LessThanFive chair, which is made entirely of carbon fiber.

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    CPD dates announced for design community

    13 March 2017

    Home technology solutions firm Crestron has announced it is to host CPD sessions entitled ‘Integrating Technology with Residential Design’ across three dates at its showroom in the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

  • Acid logo

    ACID affiliate wins IP case against UK retailer

    13 March 2017

    ACID legal affiliate, Virtuoso Legal announced that it won a modern-day David vs Goliath intellectual property case in the High Court, acting for defendant, Argos Systems Inc (‘Argos US’) in a case brought by well-known UK retailer Argos Limited (‘Argos UK’).

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    International design partnership announced

    13 March 2017

    The Society of British and International Design (SBID) has a new partnership with The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) in the United States.

  • Biid

    First speakers announced for BIID conference

    9 March 2017

    The first guest speakers have been announced for the annual British Institute of Interior Design conference; Inside Knowledge: The BIID Business Success Conference.

  • Budget

    Budget 2017 at-a-glance

    8 March 2017

    Chancellor Philip Hammond has today delivered his 2017 Budget speech at the House of Commons. This is a summary of some of the key points announced that could potentially affect people and businesses across the furniture industry.