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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



Above: Super Gerald by Supermundane

Over 100 artists have taken part in an exhibition in New York as a part of an ambitious collaborative sculpture project featuring Gerald, a paper dog. Continue Reading…

Big names at Salone del Mobile

Patricia Urquiola

Above: Patricia Urquiola

At this year’s Salone del Mobile, there was no shortage of big names and classic designs scattered throughout the halls at this immense event, part of Milan Furniture Week. Continue Reading…

New Dutch Design at Tortona Design Week

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In Tortona we saw this great collection of Dutch Design and designers at New Dutch Design (Via Tortona 32).  Continue Reading…

Frederik Roije at Tortona Design Week

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Frederik Roijé shows off his products at Tortona Design Week at Via Tortona 32 in Milan. His Smokestack project creates a fireplace in a domestic scale industrial chimney and smoke wafts through the space, which also displays Roijé’s other product designs.  Continue Reading…

Adidas by Tom Dixon at MOST Salone

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Tom Dixon has revealed his collaboration with Adidas at MOST Salone in Milan. A military style style capsule wardrobe has been created to provide a complete kit of parts for a week long stay in Italy, catering for every possible occasion. Continue Reading…


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Czech glass manufacture BROKIS and Czech furniture maker LUGI have joined forces at MOST to create GLASS MEETS WOOD, featuring furniture by LUGI and lights by BROKIS.  Continue Reading…

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