Design

Bold colours, mis-matching furniture and storytelling are key design trends for 2014

Design: Restaurant design trends for 2014

By Carina Perkins

In the first part of our special feature, we look at how restaurant design is finally moving away from American-inspired industrial chic and reflect on the next big trends for 2014.

The Holiday Inn Express Southwark now boasts a 100m² ‘green wall’

Design: Eco-innovation at the Holiday Inn Express Southwark

By Carina Perkins

For the fifth part of our special feature on design, BigHospitality speaks to Mark Dempsie, group property manager for Redefine|BDL Hotels, to find out more about the recent £4.5m eco-refurbishment of the Holiday Inn Southwark Express.

The first step of any design or re-design is to create a floorplan and divide up your space

Design: Balancing aesthetics and efficiency

By Carina Perkins

In the second part of our special feature on design, BigHospitality looks at how clever use of space and furniture can ensure a restaurant or bar delivers the right balance of aesthetics and efficiency.

Unusual shapes and sizes are coming into fashion, such as these plates from Artis

Design: Choosing tableware and glassware

By Carina Perkins

In the fourth part of our special feature on design, we look at the changing trends in tableware and glassware, and offer some hints and tips for choosing the right products.

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