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Top Picks from Farmiloe: FioreQ


Above: Laila occasional tables

It is the first time tha FioreQ are showing their work in the UK. The company was set up in early 2013 and had their first show MOST Salone in Milan. Continue Reading…

Top Picks from Farmiloe: Euell Furniture


Above clockwise from left: conSEOUL cabinet, liseuse lamp, SoCAL chair and Table basse.

Despoke first saw Euell Furniture in Milan and are pleased to see them at Clerkenwell in the Farmiloe building.  Continue Reading…

Top Picks from Farmiloe: Ton


Above: Chair 002 by Ton

This chair by Czech brand Ton is made out of three pieces: the seat and the two identical wooden frames that are positioned at different angles.

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Top Picks from Farmiloe: Foscarini


Above: Big Bang by Foscarini

Foscarini took advantage of the industrial setting to show it’s range of sculptural lights. Continue Reading…

Top Picks from Farmiloe: James UK


Above: Wingback and Lucan Arm Chair, and Tri Table by James UK

James UK returns to Clerkenwell this year at New British at the Farmiloe building at Clerkenwell Design WeekContinue Reading…

Despoke at Clerkenwell 2013


This week Despoke will be at London’s biggest independent design festival: Clerkenwell Design WeekContinue Reading…

100% Design: Show concepts 2013


Above: Creative balance by Thomas.Matthews

100% Design has unveiled ambitious plans for a series of features, including a tunnel representing the creative process of design at this year’s event. If you haven’t guessed it already, this year’s theme is Creative Balance, taking a subjective look at the thought processes of design and the challenges faced by contemporary designers.  Continue Reading…

Clerkenwell 2013 Preview: Order of St John

Architecture and Interiors photography by Jim Stephenson / clickclickjim

Above: Order of St John at Clerkenwell Design Week. Photography by Jim Stephenson

Possibly the most majestic venue at Clerkenwell Design Week, the Order of St John will play host to international brands and designers. Continue Reading…

Clerkenwell 2013 Preview: The Farmiloe Building

Architecture and Interiors photography by Jim Stephenson / clickclickjim

Above: The Farmiloe Building. Photography by Jim Stephenson

The Farmiloe Building on St. John Street will play host to over 80 brands in an exhibition of high-end contemporary design at Clerkenwell Design Week 2013Continue Reading…

Clerkenwell 2013 Preview: House of Detention

Architecture and Interiors photography by Jim Stephenson / clickclickjim

Above: The House of Detention at Clerkenwell Design Week. photography by Jim Stephenson.

Clerkenwell Design Week is rapidly approaching. Over the next few days Despoke will be offering insights into what there is see and do next week at each of the three main Clerkenwell venues: House of Detention, Order of St. John and the Farmiloe Building. Continue Reading…

Bouroullec retrospective: Momentané


The prolific Bouroullec brothers are at it again: first they released a book and now the famous French duo are presenting over fifteen years of their work in a large exhibition at the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris, France.

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Philippe Malouin: Simple in Milan

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Above: Functional Shapes, 2013

Canadian designer Philippe Malouin has his first solo exhibition, Simple, at ProjectB gallery in Milan. Continue Reading…

United Micro Kingdoms

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Above: The Anarcho-Evolutionists. This county embraces new technology and believes that humans should adapt themselves to their environment through training, DIY biohacking and self-experimentation

United Micro Kingdom (UmK): A Design Fiction presents a fictional future for the United Kingdom, from the perspective of designers and educators, Dunne and Raby. Continue Reading…

Philippe Starck at DEDON in Milan

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“I have not a lot to say because, we have to be honest, it’s just a sofa,” said Philippe Starck of the RAYN collection for DEDON.

Despoke was invited to the DEDON stand at Salone del Mobile in Milan where Starck addressed the media – and some adorning fans – earlier this month about his new RAYN collection for the outdoor furniture brand.
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Fluidic – Sculpture in Motion at Milan 2013

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