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Stepped Increase 22/06/2021

Understanding price increases and the real reason for delays…

Factories, suppliers and material producers are all increasing their prices by unprecedented amounts, and transport is being delayed by events like the Suez Canal, Brexit and Covid. Here we look at some of the reasons why this could have a knock-on effect for your projects.

14/09/2020
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Guest Blog: Stephanie Phelan – Thoughts on sustainable design

Stephanie Phelan is a UK based interior designer experienced in luxury hospitality and residential projects across London and Europe. She believes that interior design is about creating experiences, unique moments and memories, through effective use of space, considered design details and layered materiality, all underpinned by a respect for the environment around us. Her desire to bring an environmental awareness into interior design was the driving force behind Beyond Matter: an online platform for sustainable and environmentally friendly interior design, including finishes, materials, furniture, lighting and interior project inspiration. Through... Read More

IMM External 28/01/2020
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IMM Cologne – 2020 Report

Hill Cross Furniture were one of the 128,000 visitors, from 145 different countries, at IMM Cologne, a week long international furnishing fair located in the heart of Germany. Compared to Salone del Mobile Milano, which has over 370,000 professional visitors, IMM was fairly quiet. The feel when visiting the fair is that it’s very business orientated and offers deal making opportunities as the products exhibited are ready available. To compare this to Milan stands are often full of prototypes that are not available for a readily. Being right at the... Read More

27/01/2020
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Sustainable Contract Furniture has Arrived

We’re familiar with the scary statistics on global warming, endangered species and have heard or seen people such as David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg raising awareness. The UK alone produces over 100 million tonnes of waste annually and this is increasing by around three per cent each year. The food industry accounts for almost 3.5 million tonnes of waste – scary. Hospitality is a major cause for concern on the food waste front with the industry responsible for over 500,000 tonnes (nearly a billion plates) every single year; hotels produce... Read More