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Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

Paul in Japan 2013

Above: Paul Smith mobbed by fans in Japan, 2013

Opening in November, Hello, My Name is Paul Smith, takes visitors on a journey through the mind and world of one of the world’s greatest fashion designers. Continue Reading…

Ron Arad’s Last Train


A cast of Ron Arad’s fist, complete with a diamond ring, is the drawing implement in an installation at the Venice Biennale. Continue Reading…

New Designers 2013


Above:Welcome Table by Gil Muller

Each year New Designers presents a selection of the most exciting graduate designs across architecture, furniture, product design, textiles, graphics and jewellery design. Continue Reading…

Surreal Consequences at Design Exquis


Above: Comparing the finds. From left: Nagoire Light Box by Georg Œhler; Google Image search result, Venus of Google by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

Feathers, Venus, Edison screw plugs and a breathing lamp. This is what you get if you play an elaborate game of ‘Exquisite Corpse’ with a group of designers. Despoke saw the Design Exquis Exhibition at Clerkenwell Design Week where we caught up with a couple of the designers. Continue Reading…

Le Corbusier at the MoMA

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Above: Villa Savoye, Poissy. 1928-31. Model, 1932. Model maker: Theodore Conrad. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / FLC

If you are lucky enough to be going to New York this summer, make sure to visit the Museum of Modern Art to see the mammoth Le Corbusier exhibition that opens on the 15th June 2013. Continue Reading…

Chubby chairs by Dirk Van Der Kooij


The Endless Process describes how these 3D printed chairs are made.

Dutch designer Dirk Van Der Kooij uses Furoc, a specially adapted 3D printed machine, to print furniture from recycled melted plastic, sourced from old refrigerators. Continue Reading…

Endless Stair by Alex de Rijke at the LDF


20 interlocking staircases designed by Alex de Rijke, founder of dRMM Architects, form the Escher inspired Landmark Project at this year’s London Design Festival. Continue Reading…

Luxury meets Lockers by Magnus Petterson

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Norwegian Product Designer Magnus Petterson set up his eponymous studio in 2010 and launched the first design, the Concrete Desk Set in April 2011.  Continue Reading…

Icefox by Light Years


Danish Lighting brand Light Years was showing Icefox, designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week. Continue Reading…

Tretra Sheds land at Clerkenwell Design Week


Did you see these futuristic pavilions at Clerkenwell Design Week? The Tetra Shed is designed as a fully serviced extra room for your garden or office.
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The Order of St John: Se London


 Above: Bala Tables by Jamie Hayon for Sé

is at Clerkenwell Design Week at The Order of St John alongside other international luxury brands.

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Clerkenwell Presents: The Huts by Architecture for Humanity


Above: The Water Hut has a system of pumps and tubes to get people thinking about how much water is wasted in leaky pipes before it reaches the tap

Architecture for Humanity has created four specially designed huts for ‘Clerkenwell Presents’ at Clerkenwell Design WeekContinue Reading…

Clerkenwell Fringe: Ying Chang at Craft Central


Craft Central is a part of the Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe. Despoke saw Ying Chang’s response to the theme: Design to Serve at the Showcase Gallery on St. John’s Square.  Continue Reading…

Clerkenwell Presents: Giles Miller Studio


Giles Miller Studio specialise in surface and interior design and for Clerkenwell Design Week the studio has created a large installation at St. John’s Gate.  Continue Reading…

Top Picks from the House of Detention: Merve Kahraman


Above: Revitalizer II by Merve Kahraman at the House of Detention

The Revitalizer lamp is designed by interior and industrial designer Merve Kahraman.  Continue Reading…