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CDW announce new graphic direction

London-based studio Made Up were commissioned to produce CDW’s 2018 visual identity, used across the show’s marketing channels, show signage and exhibitions. Continue Reading…

Lindsey Lang New Rugs

There’s no season like winter to get a blooming nice rug down on the floor. Lindsey Lang is proud to announce the launch of her new rug collection inspired by geometry found in nature.

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Tiipoi and Kolam Light

London-based brand and design studio Tiipoi has today unveiled Kolam Light, a new, site-specific light installation at White City Place in West London. Inspired by the traditional South Indian ritual of Kolam, which sees families drawing ritualistic patterns daily on their thresholds to offer both a friendly and a spiritual welcome to their homes, Kolam Light will act as an ever-changing daily beacon for workers and the wider public.

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Popping yellow bathrooms

Just because it’s getting darker and because we bloody like yellow, we thought we would have a think about yellow bathrooms. Could be tiles, furniture or maybe a bin. Let’s brighten up December with a bit of Spring.

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Dubai Design Week

It may be a 7 hour flight away, but Dubai is fast becoming a key stop off on the design calendar. Pitching itself as the point where East meets West and where design lovers the world over can meet and celebrate and now with the respected Will Knight at the helm, Dubai Design Week, the leading festival in the region, starts tomorrow. Here are some key features and installations as well as brands and talks to make sure you visit.

Abwab

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Best Gifts for under £100 ahead of Christmas

It’s heading towards Christmas (there’s no denying it, it’s happening whether you like it or not) So we thought we would list some fun, reasonably inexpensive gifts for the home, perfect for family and friends.

Balearic Beach Cushion - Cut out

Balearic Beach Cushion French Bedroom Company

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Northern Design Festival

The 2017 Northern Design Festival is back, with a theme of Material Matters.  Opening on 3 November, the Design NOW symposium features a stellar line-up of speakers including Anthony Burrill and Sarah Hyndman.

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Stelton with the Collar up

Adored Danish tableware brand Stelton (check out your Mum’s cupboards- she will have one of their gravy boats or definitely a vacuum jug) has worked with the Italian design duo, Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri, to create the Collar collection especially for all coffee aficionados. We definitely fall into that bracket.

Stelton collar range

For the astute coffee drinker, nothing is more important than flavour (and a nice shaped cup that feels right we always think.) The classic, Italian coock-top espresso maker, also known as a “Moka Pot”, is the utmost tool for creating a professional, full-bodied brew at home. Collar has a perfect silhouette with Stelton’s lauded Scandinavian design aesthetics.

Stelton collar set

Although the range was created last year, the matte black and on-trend gold and beech finishes make sure that these pieces don’t need to be hidden way in cupboards and are utterly timeless.

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Bethan Laura Wood Makers Mini Market

From Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th October, Finsbury Avenue Square at Broadgate became home to a pop-up mini market, hosting stalls from East London’s up-and-coming designers and artists.
Bethan Laura Wood

Bethan Laura Wood

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Not Just a Shop

University of the Arts London (UAL) will launch a pioneering new retail space this autumn, selling design-led products and artwork from its abundance of talented alumni.

Alice Stewardson

not just a shop will stock a diverse range of home, fashion and giftware – from cards, stationary, bags and jewellery, through to limited edition prints and one-off artworks – all created by those who studied at UAL’s six leading arts colleges.

UAL

A unique and welcome addition to London’s busy High Holborn, the store will sell products by a wealth of established and up-and-coming design talent, with a focus on sustainability, British manufacturing and traditional manufacturing techniques.

UAL

The launch collection will include designs by: By Alex, Chatty Feet, Fawn & Thistle, Finchittida, House of Cally, Jacqueline Colley, Kangan Arora, Materia Rica, Mystic Forms, Nose To Tail, Ralli, Reiko Kaneko and Tatty Devine.

UAL

Shopping at not just a shop will allow consumers to source beautiful design products, whilst simultaneously supporting London’s vibrant art and design community and investing in the next generation of creative talent. The ultimate guilt-free shopping experience!

 

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All the Fruits and more….

It’s pretty much wallpaper week here at Despoke which is fine by us as we blooming love the stuff. We are constant fans of All the Fruits and were so sad to miss them at LDF, where they were at London Design Fair.

Horses All the Fruit

Horses All the Fruit

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London Design Medal Winners Announced for #LDF17

Every year, London Design Festival presents the London Design Medals; paying special tribute to designers who are making, or have made, a significant difference to our lives through their innovation, originality and imagination. We are very pleased to see women at the top of their fields being recognised.

Es Devlin

Es Devlin

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100% Design announces speaker programme

100% Design have announced their speaker programme for the 4 days at Olympia and it’s blooming good. Top picks are Lee Broom, Ross Lovegrove and Naomi Cleaver. Previous speakers have included Yves Be?har, Ilse Crawford, Asif Khan, Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Barber Osgerby, Lyndon Neri, Jaime Hayon, Patricia Urquiola, Richard Rogers, Ineke Hans and more.

Lee Broom

Lee Broom

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Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms at 100% Design

One of the biggest and best sections of 100% Design is the kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms area. You can peruse all of the latest offerings to finish those trickier parts of your home, get inspiration for any future projects you may have and see what brands from all over the world have to offer. With the show coming up in 3 weeks, we have highlighted some of the top brands in the KBB area we think you should look out for.

Smeg

Smeg

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Nature Morte at the Guildhall Art Gallery

Nature Morte, a new exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery, seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated still life, a genre previously synonymous with the 16th and 17th centuries. Each artist reflects on what still life means to them.

Alexander James

Alexander James

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