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Old School Electric lamps

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Holloways of Ludlow launched Old School Electric at Clerkenwell Design Week earlier this year.

With a luxurious-meet-industrial aesthetic, these blown-glass pendants are available in four different shapes and filament light bulbs are available that create a lantern like effect. Continue Reading…

Crack Vases by Emerge ID

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“Useful brings useless, useless brings usefulness”: the ancient Chinese philosophy that inspired these Crack Vases by Emerge ID. Continue Reading…

Lounge Chair by Tom Vousden

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Tom Vousden is an up-and-coming furniture designer based in Anglesey. The Welsh designer’s pieces combine traditional style with contemporary details to create fresh interpretations of timeless classics.  Continue Reading…

Eclectic fabrics from St. Jude’s

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British textile brand St. Jude’s focuses on creating unique patterned fabrics, cushions covers and wallpapers from its Norfolk based workshop. Continue Reading…

Designer DJ Station by Evoni Design

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Above: Apollo DJ Furniture

Evoni Design has added Play to the traditional Work/Eat solution often required of today’s furniture.  Continue Reading…

Beach Ball Lampshades inject fun into summer

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The UK has been suffering from a rare natural phenomenon – summer. The hot weather has left us here at Despoke in a summery mood and we think these Beach Ball lampshades from TOBYhouse are perfect for enjoying that summer feeling all year round.  Continue Reading…

Barber Osgerby for Knoll

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Acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have released their debut collection for Knoll, which this year is celebrating its 75th anniversary.  Continue Reading…

Farm Kitchen at 100% Design

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An early creative image has been released of the Farm Kitchen, a hub at this year’s 100% Design. Continue Reading…

New Designers Part 2

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Above: A selection of designs at the Plymouth University 3D Design stand

Last night was the opening of New Designers Part 2 at the Business Design Centre. The Universities involved put on some incredible displays and we saw some great designs from very talented young designers, featured here.  Continue Reading…

Mirror-chair on the wall…

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Japanese architecture studio, Nendo has designed a collection of mirrors for Glas ItaliaContinue Reading…

New Designers Part 1

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Above: Emilie Osborne

Part 1 of New Designers is now open. Despoke went down to the Business Design Centre to check out some of the graduate work from contemporary applied arts (including ceramics and Glass), jewellery and precious metalwork and One Year On. Continue Reading…

Floating Cinema 2013

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Floating Cinema is a project devised as a collection of ‘extraordinary cargoes’ on a traditional barge on London’s canals. Continue Reading…

The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter Films

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Above: Proclamation No. 31 from Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima worked their magic producing the graphic design for the Harry Potter Film series and now you can see their work with your own eyes at The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter™ Films: an exhibition curated by design studio MinaLimaContinue Reading…

En Vie – Alive: Bio Futures

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Above:  Terreform One, Fab Tree Hab © Terreform One photo Laurent Lecat

En Vie – Alive is an exhibition that explores a world where traditional manufacturing has been replaced by biological fabrication – bioengineering. Continue Reading…

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

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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…