• Mark Davison

    FX talks flooring with Mark Davison, head of design at Yoo

  • Material matters

    As Aidan Walker prepared to chair an FX-sponsored panel discussion at the Surface Design Show at the Business Design Centre in Islington, he pondered on the nature of materials and the unique insights into them held by his chosen panellists...

  • Who delivers design?

    From this one burning question sprouted a whole clutch of side issues, ranging from client expectations to the national perception of design. Johnny Tucker sat in to report on the proceedings

  • Shop talk

    Pamela Buxton goes straight to the manufacturers to hear the latest on their new surface products and innovations

  • 50 shades of white

    Surfaces consultants Brad Turner and Ian Hunter have used their past experience working with architectural practice Foster + Partners and backgrounds in industrial design to offer a bespoke service in materials choice to architects and designers. Pamela Buxton talks to the founders of Materials Council about their adventure in surfaces

  • On the right track

    Aidan Walker talks trains, boats and planes with Paul Priestman, half of the highly successful Priestmangoode that has brought a new type of thinking to design

  • Extraordinary stories

    A new display of the Design Museum’s extensive permanent collection of contemporary design and architecture reveals intriguing insights into some of the exceptional as well as everyday items in the museum’s possession.

  • Towering achievement

    The latest building with a nickname, the Walkie Talkie, is topped out

  • Previewing Ecobuild Event 2013

    Taking place over three days from 5 to 7 March, one of the biggest events in sustainable design, construction and the built environment, returns this year with new products, attractions, conferences and seminars.