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The LEGO Greenhouse by Sebastian Bergne

The LEGO Greenhouse by Sebastian Bergne is a functioning greenhouse built entirely from LEGO. The walls, the floors, even the earth is LEGO. The plants and vegetables growing inside are however, entirely real.
“We have ended up with an interesting juxtaposition of a natural
environment growing in an almost digital, mass produced LEGO
structure, and it makes you look at LEGO in a new way”
. Sebastian Bergne.
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Kill Your Darlings :Kid Acne’s first solo exhibition in his hometown, first show in a museum and first retrospective of his work

Through to – Sunday 23 October 2011
at Millennium Gallery Museums Sheffield
Celebrating the DIY ethic and often transitory approach he has refined over the years. Murals, illustrations and sculpture from throughout his career will show how he has carried the wit and subversion from his days as a graffiti artist and fanzine creator through into adult life as a designer, artist and musician.
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New Programme seeks home buyers

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Renegade Pictures are looking for people to take part in Drive to Buy, a unique and exciting new property programme for ITV1.

Are you looking to buy your ideal home now? Are you interested in a once in a lifetime buying opportunity and a chance to see properties at a discounted rate ? Can you outwit rival buyers to bag your dream property?
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EVENT:Vintage at Southbank Centre, Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 2011


From soul legends, 60s icons and electronic pioneers to re-creations of the decadent discotheques of the 70s and the northern soul mecca of Wigan Casino (complete with authentically sticky carpet) via 1940s jive and incendiary 50s rock ‘n’ roll… Vintage at Southbank Centre offers an un-missable three-day trip through seven decades of music and style

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Over three days and nights, Vintage at Southbank Centre sees the Royal Festival Hall dressed up as never before. The iconic riverside building is transformed into a multi-venue playground where, over 13 hours each day (from 12pm to 1am and midnight on Sunday), pass holders can learn the dances of the decades, take in over 70 live performances (including three themed multi-artist ‘Revues’ in the Royal Festival Hall) boogie along to the tunes of an incredible 120 DJs, enjoy exclusive catwalk shows and decade specific make-overs and sample Vintage food and cocktails.
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UNStudio to collaborate with Premier Composite Technologies at 100% Design London 2011

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Following last year’s launch at 100% Design London with a Snohetta-designed stand, Premier Composites Technologies (PCT) is pleased to confirm this year’s collaboration with UNStudio.

Award winning architects UNStudio will design the PCT stand at 100% Design London (Stand No. E130). The collaboration will highlight the growing trend for the use of advanced composites in architecture today and will demonstrate the benefits of working with composites over conventional structural materials.
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Method Furniture answer Despoke Questions

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Images:International Furniture VS Fashion collaboration. Hand crafted from solid ash and using traditional woodworking techniques, the piece’s subtle, understated lines belie a complex construction that utilises well over 200 hand cut joints. The work will be unveiled at 100% Futures.

Despoke caught up with emerging Scottish atelier Method Furniture who will be unveiling pieces from their new collection at 100% Design 2011 .

Established by Marisa Giannasi (Architect and Designer) and Calum Robinson (Second Generation Cabinet maker) they produce a superbly handcrafted range of elegant contemporary furniture, using traditional woodworking and cabinetmaking techniques. Detail, heritage, honesty and integrity suffuse their work – Callum Robinson is creative director – “We’re passionate about communicating the individual story of every piece…Above all; it’s always about trying to create something remarkable”

What made you want to become a designer – in the first place?

M – I’ve always considered architecture to be the highest art-form – a painter is restricted to a canvas, a sculptor a solid substrate….architecture’s about the poetics of space, changing environments and affecting the way people live. For me, furniture design has been a natural evolution.

C – I’ve never known anything else…but until I met Marisa I was never really been aware of it as design – for my entire adult life I’ve been involved in making beautiful things for a living. If I didn’t know how to make a thing the way I thought it ought to be made, I’d invent a method. It turns out that’s called design.
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Kenneth Grange Making Britain Modern at Design Museum from wednesday 20th July 2011

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20th July – 30th October 2011
Kenneth Grange is Britain’s leading product designer, his prolific career spans over 50 years and he is responsible for designing some of the most iconic and familiar products and appliances that shape our daily lives. Kodak cameras, the silhouette for the Intercity 125 train, Kenwood food mixers, Parker pens, and the re-design of the London Taxi Cab are just some of his well-known designs. This exhibition is Kenneth Grange’s first UK retrospective and it will celebrate his work, his design journey and the role he has played in making Britain modern.
Image:Short & Manson Steel Clock, 1966.Kenneth Grange
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100% Design launches The Cool Wall

Cool Wall is a showcase for architectural practices to show off their finest projects and get critiqued by the voting public through the 100% Design website. Architects can upload their projects now and the Cool wall is live from 8th August until the show opens on 22nd September.


The Director’s Cut #1:Anglepoise TypeC™ LED task light

The finest examples of British design will take centre stage at 100% Design 2011 within the Director’s Cut.

The aim of Director’s Cut is to showcase top designer and brand partnerships, each of which is a demonstration of unparalleled creativity, ingenuity and innovation in product design. Juileann Humphryes – Head of Yoo Design Studio and 100% Design’s Non-Exec Director will curate.


To celebrate this Despoke will be featuring all ten ‘case studies’ over the coming weeks leading up to 100% Design 2011.

The First case study is Anglepoise and their Design Director, Kenneth Grange have chosen the Anglepoise TypeC™ LED task light.
The shape and form of this new light takes task lighting to new levels of sophistication. TypeC™ LED features a dynamic, flowing design that is as beautiful as it is distinctive. Fitting neatly over a computer screen, the TypeC™ LED incorporates touch sensitive dimming, light level memory, energy efficient LED’s and a balance mechanism that responds to the lightest touch.

Simon Terry, Director of Anglepoise Ltd said: “After 75 years of Anglepoise tradition, and 150 years of manufacturing we have always felt that it was important as a family business to rejuvenate the ideas that made us innovators in the first place whilst engaging with the latest technologies. The new TypeC™ is at the heart of that journey”


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PaperBoy Wallpaper – launching new designs at 100%Design

PaperBoy Wallpaper will be launching new wallpaper designs at 100%Design 2011 one of which will be ‘Ere Be Dragons.

This is what they have to say about the designs:
A new design mixing together traditional fairytale imagery and a cheeky young boy. Children love dragons, and they love imaginary sword fighting. ‘ere-be-dragons invites them to explore danger, fear and fun. A boy caught up in the thick of the action.

The images are hand drawn and played about with to explore how a small boy might try and engage with a dragon. He could be a
bit naughty, stealing an egg from a sleeping dragon, or attacking a huge treasure hoarding beast. Or he might be peaceful & kind,
offering an apple to a baby dragon. Our children will never meet a real dragon, in the same way they will never meet Merlin, but they can enjoy imagining how it might be if they did.

Because they’re imaginary, dragons can be whatever a child wants them to be. Imagine yourself in their world, capturing a small dragon and flying it like a kite.

You’ll be able to see this design and many other at the PaperBoy
Stand at 100% Design 2011 from 22nd – 25th September more details here.

Dare Studios at 100% Design

Dare studio will be exhibiting at 100% Design 2011 below is just a small selection of the products they’ll be showing :

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Drone side table in Walnut 1
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Restaurant & Bar Design Awards – Winners announced

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2011 Winner: Best bar / Designer: Steve Smith

Attended by the stars of hospitality and design, this week saw the winners of the third annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards announced at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London. With over 330 entries from the UK and 50 other countries, the evening’s ceremony and party was a big success.
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British design excellence at 100%Design 2011

100% Design will be collaborating with the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers for the second year to promote British design excellence through the Design Guild Mark Awards scheme. Find out more from the livery company itself and chat to winners Morgan Contract & Steelcase at the new Director’s Cut space as well as Channels on stand C40 at 100% Design 2011.
More info on the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers
More Info on the Design Guild Mark Awards scheme

Kiki van Eijk-DREAM! from Venice Projects

Venice Projects promote internationally recognized contemporary artists and designers, providing some with the opportunity to express their creativity in a new medium, glass.
Kiki van Eijk-DREAM! which you can see above is described :
To dream or to have a dream is the most enchanting phenomenon in life. This is what makes it a paradise. The upside-down basket with refined wire structure combined with a mirrored bottle full of transparent bubbles from which shines a light symbolizes a dream.

You will be able to see many more ‘products’ from Venice Projects
at 100% Design 2011

100% Design App Now Live !

The 100% Design mobile app has just gone live its available to download now for your iphone and any phone running Android, also all you Blackberry lovers should be able to get it soon as well.

Now you can read all the latest news from 100% Design, Despoke and Twitter from the comfort of your phone and as we get closer to the show extra really cool features will be added helping you plan your visit to 100% Design.

Get the IPhone App here
Get the Android App here

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