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
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf. In addition to the importance of the quality, flavour and presentation of the food, diners are looking for a comfortable and stylish experience. Not just in the ambience, the music and the service, one of our most basic human needs is to be physically comfortable. People have little tolerance for wobbly chairs and tables, lacklustre upholstery and inadequate support for their back and arms while they sit to enjoy a meal. It takes... Read More
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
Back in 2017, Hill Cross Furniture started discussions about a secret Luxury project that was starting to take place in Ripon, North Yorkshire. The brief was for luxury, and the sky was the limit. After many discussions, and as the design brief unfolded, the Grantley Hall project started to take shape as a stunningly beautiful country retreat and spa for the elite, based in the heart of ‘God’s own County’ – Yorkshire.
When designers and project managers are looking for contract furniture for a venue, they’re placing a huge amount of trust in the company they select. The process of looking for furniture for a pub, restaurant, office or other commercial space is typically lengthy; there’s a lot to take into consideration and often, large budgets are involved.