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It’s not long to go people! Have you registered yet? London’s best and most fun  design festival opens on the 23rd May and they’ve given us some products to have a peek at and whet our appetite. Get excited!

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The UK’s first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) in 20 years will open 10 May – 10 September at the Tate Modern and we can’t wait.

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Big White Wall

On the 7th March, Central Saint Martins in partnership with Liquitex and Cass Art launched this year’s Big White Wall. The Big White Wall is an annual competition open to all CSM students to submit proposals for how they would use the space to create a large scale temporary artwork.

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New ranges from Thomas Crapper & Co.

There’s something special about a Thomas Crapper toilet. Maybe it’s the unusual handle at the top of the tank or the comfortable seats that really make you feel like you are sitting on a throne, but the brand seems to be appearing in more and more restaurants and institutions.

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The brand has launched several new suites, perhaps in recognition of the trend towards vintage as well as people investing in luxury goods in spaces like the bathroom and kitchen as they stay at home more.

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We particularly like the gold trim on this piece and the square element to the lid which would be a perfect place to rest your phone if you so wished (!)

Crapper

The brand also produces sinks and baths in a traditional, vintage style that can be used in more modern rooms as above. Click here for more information.

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CDW 2017 countdown begins….

Bear with us gang, it’s that time of year, London’s best design jamboree CDW is approaching and this post has a LOT of information in. Set across three days, 23-25 May 2017, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) sponsored by Renault,returns for its eighth edition and we CAN’T WAIT.

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Cos X Hay New

Sometimes we need beautiful things to help steel us for a commute home during a tube strike. When this situation arises we look at Cos X Hay and imagine a better world.

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Fritz Hansen re-launch the table

Let’s welcome in 2017 with the relaunch of a classic. Furniture comes and goes but collections like the Table Series are few and far between.

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Big news from Carl Hansen & Son

Of course Carl Hansen & Son have amazing pieces of furniture and some new launches have been at Stockholm too, but when they take room set pictures like this, a little bit of our heart here at Despoke just lifts.

New York showroom

New York showroom

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Made London

Made London- Canary Wharf is a new event bringing some of the best contemporary designer makers in the country to the heart of Canary Wharf. Get ready to be delighted, London.

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CDW 2017

It may only be January, but that still means it’s only 4 months until our favourite of all of the design shows- Clerkenwell Design Week. Taking place from 23-25 May the show takes over, as its own branding tells us: prisons, churches and nightclubs (amongst other spaces of course.) Here are some of the brands we are most excited about seeing in unusual settings.

Thonet

Thonet at Design Fields

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Masters of Invention

Masters of Invention, taking place from  24 March – 29 May at The Lettering Arts Centre, looks at cave painting to modern day street art and the evolution of graffiti, with new work from some of the most influential graffiti artists of the past 40 years, featuring Aroe, Delta, Bando, Mode2, Shok-1, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Part2ism, Zaki Dee.

Shok X-Fly

Shok-1 X-Fly

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All The Fruits

We like checking in with one of our favourite pattern, design and texture companies every so often. All The Fruits never disappoint.

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Dr Tristram Hunt announced as new Director of the V&A

The V&A Trustees have appointed Dr Tristram Hunt as the new Director of the V&A.
Tristram has served as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central since 2010, and was previously
the Shadow Secretary of State and Shadow Minister for Education.

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D&AD Next Awards

Get yourself entered for the D&AD Next Awards.  Entries are open until the 22 February 2017 and entry prices start from just £25. Submissions can be made directly on the D&AD website, there is no age limit for entrants and any genre of work can be submitted.

 

 

Tam Hoi Ying winner 2016

Tam Hoi Ying winner 2016

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Tom Dixon Washing!

We love replacing in our bathrooms and making sure every product has its place.  Leading UK based design brand, Tom Dixon have tapped into our bathroom obsession and are exploring the bathroom and the kitchen sink with a focus on functional storage, cleansing rituals, lotions and even waterproof lighting. And, as expected, it all looks blooming gorgeous. Hurrah!

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