Fritz Hansen re-launch the table

Let’s welcome in 2017 with the relaunch of a classic. Furniture comes and goes but collections like the Table Series are few and far between.

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Big news from Carl Hansen & Son

Of course Carl Hansen & Son have amazing pieces of furniture and some new launches have been at Stockholm too, but when they take room set pictures like this, a little bit of our heart here at Despoke just lifts.

New York showroom

New York showroom

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Made London

Made London- Canary Wharf is a new event bringing some of the best contemporary designer makers in the country to the heart of Canary Wharf. Get ready to be delighted, London.

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Hockney at Tate Modern

From 9 February until 29 May, the Tate Modern presents  the eponymous Hockney exhibition.

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Trading Words

A major public art installation Trading Words and pop-up exhibition is set to be officially unveiled on 22 February at London Dock.

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Collecting Europe

A collaboration between the Goethe-Institut London and the V&A in partnership with the British Council, ‘Collecting Europe’ at the V&A opens tomorrow. Europe’s history has always been characterised by shifting boundaries, political and economic upheaval, migration and the displacement of people- now more so than perhaps ever. As the debate about the future of Europe continues, the V&A and Goethe-Institut has asked 12 artists to imagine themselves in the year 4017, looking back and making sense of where we are now.

Fru*Fru Eurasic Bath

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CDW 2017

It may only be January, but that still means it’s only 4 months until our favourite of all of the design shows- Clerkenwell Design Week. Taking place from 23-25 May the show takes over, as its own branding tells us: prisons, churches and nightclubs (amongst other spaces of course.) Here are some of the brands we are most excited about seeing in unusual settings.

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Thonet at Design Fields

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Masters of Invention

Masters of Invention, taking place from  24 March – 29 May at The Lettering Arts Centre, looks at cave painting to modern day street art and the evolution of graffiti, with new work from some of the most influential graffiti artists of the past 40 years, featuring Aroe, Delta, Bando, Mode2, Shok-1, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Part2ism, Zaki Dee.

Shok X-Fly

Shok-1 X-Fly

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All The Fruits

We like checking in with one of our favourite pattern, design and texture companies every so often. All The Fruits never disappoint.

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Dr Tristram Hunt announced as new Director of the V&A

The V&A Trustees have appointed Dr Tristram Hunt as the new Director of the V&A.
Tristram has served as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central since 2010, and was previously
the Shadow Secretary of State and Shadow Minister for Education.

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D&AD Next Awards

Get yourself entered for the D&AD Next Awards.  Entries are open until the 22 February 2017 and entry prices start from just £25. Submissions can be made directly on the D&AD website, there is no age limit for entrants and any genre of work can be submitted.

 

 

Tam Hoi Ying winner 2016

Tam Hoi Ying winner 2016

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Tom Dixon Washing!

We love replacing in our bathrooms and making sure every product has its place.  Leading UK based design brand, Tom Dixon have tapped into our bathroom obsession and are exploring the bathroom and the kitchen sink with a focus on functional storage, cleansing rituals, lotions and even waterproof lighting. And, as expected, it all looks blooming gorgeous. Hurrah!

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Bloomingville at Top Drawer

Top Drawer is one of our favourite design shows for inspiration for our homes as well as just generally brilliant things to look at. New Spring Summer collection from Danish brand Bloomingville will be at the show from 15th to 17th Jan at Olympia London and we are very excited.

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Steuart Padwick gets bright

Brighten your home this new year with bold bursts of colour by leading British designer and advocate of colour, Steuart Padwick. We’ve always loved Padwick’s ability to make fun and colourful pieces whilst allowing good quality design to shine through.

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Fonteyn Chest

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Design Museum record visitor numbers

Since opening to the public on the 24 November, the Design Museum in Kensington has welcomed over 100,000 visitors through its doors, having attracted between 200,000 and 250,000 visitors annually in its previous location in Shad Thames.

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Photo: Gareth Gardner

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