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Sarah Campbell designs

Internationally acclaimed textile designer, Sarah Campbell, who co-founded the renowned design partnership Collier Campbell with her sister Susan Collier, has now opened her workshop for bespoke commission work.

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Cloth & Clay’s Nordic

So, people seem to be throwing this term Hygge around willy nilly at the moment. It’s one of those words that we reckon is a bit of a fancy fad, but we do love the images it conjures up. Hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) is a Danish word with no literal English translation that roughly encompasses a cosy feeling or atmosphere and the pleasure in making ordinary, every day actions feel special and meaningful.

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Skandium Selects for the London Design Fair

In partnership with the London Design Fair, Skandium continues to champion its ongoing dedication to Scandinavian design. As part of ‘Skandium selects’, the Scandinavian- lifestyle store chose ten products from seven Scandinavian designers. Here are our top three below.

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Flock goes the Furniture

We have been mad fans of Flock for a good few years now after we first spotted them in Walthamstow in a local market.

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Northmore Major Pattern

The brand was established in 2013, driven by the desire to discover and nurture the best of new British design. Lead by creative director Jenny Wingfield, Flock works with an eclectic mix of artists, designers and recent graduates to create a bold and beautiful collection of textiles for interiors.

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They have also gone into furniture with a beautiful range of chairs, stools and now tables with Metier for Flock.

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They swapped textiles for timber to see how the Flock patterns could transform a table and the results are brilliant.  Each table is unique and is digitally printed using advance UV ink technology onto renewably sourced birch ply- through the print the intricacies and texture of the wood grain is captured. Beautifully powder coated steel hairpin legs give a dense and highly polished finish. Now over to you to get adventurous and create your bespoke piece…….

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New Designers is back

New Designers returns to the Business Design Centre for its 31st edition from 29 June – 9 July. The two-part design show reveals trends for the year ahead, presents the country’s best emerging talent and offers design-savvy public the chance to snap up their work before it hits the high street. We will be visiting Part 2 for furniture, products and interiors a well as One Year On.

 

Charles Dedman

Charles Dedman

Charles Dedman will be bringing his turner Carve chair to One Year On. As per the rules, he is in his first year of business and alongside commissions, Charles is exploring an emerging field in the design-craft industry- he calls it Craft-Tech, the theme of updating traditional processes with modern tooling.

Katie Gillies

Katie Gillies

Katie Gillies graduated from Leeds College of Art with a First Class Honours Degree in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design in 2015, specialising within surface and material innovation. Her projects are  influenced by Modernist architecture of the 20th and 21st Century, focusing on the form, structure and proportions of the building. From this she begins to start combining new materials and modern technology to develop and create contemporary surfaces that fit within the concept.

Ana Jaks

Ana Jaks

Ana Jaks’s colourful and pattern heavy prints come from her studio in Falmouth. Taking inspiration from the minimalist print work of the 1980’s, the pieces wouldn’t look out of place on album covers and magazines.

 

Studio Haran

Studio Haran

We are big fans of Studio Haran who keenly focus on sourcing their wood locally as well as making sure it can be disassembled to be recycled whilst producing stunning pieces of furniture.

Make sure you head down and see the next generation of interior talents, buy tickets here.

Tania Johnson Rugs

We are loving Tania Johnson’s made to order range of rugs-  complex designs are and knotted in Nepal by highly skilled artisans using wool, silk, or a combination of both; silk reflects the light, creating highlights which alter the intensity of the design depending on the direction of the light source.

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The rug above when seen in full, looks like rain trickling down a window pane. It makes sense then, to discover that all of Tania Johnson’s designs are based on her own photography.

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In Tania’s long established relationship with her team at the Nepalese workshop, she is heavily involved in the dyeing process; the colour palette is created uniquely for her rugs. The subtlety of the original image is then transposed by master weavers in the foothills of the Himalayas.

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Form Us With Love- We love!

We first really started realising how important Form Us With Love  with were when they paired with SBSeating to do the amazing Noor chairs. We were a bit late to the game as they have been around for 10 years…..

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They founded BAUX, another part of their company, in 2014 – some of the most beautiful acoustic paneling we have ever seen- NOT a sentence we thought we would ever say. They are stunning pieces of design that could be a work of art in their own right.

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The above Noor chairs were part of a range produced for SBSeating. They come in a range of strong and natural shades that would complement any interior.

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Form Us With Love are mainstream too. They were approached by IKEA to create a durable and affordable multi-purpose chair—easy to fall in love with and quick to maintain—and we love the Janinge solution they came up with! Stackable, cheap and good looking- what’s not to like?

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They have also collaborated with HEM with a wide range of furniture, lighting and accessories. We particularly like this Levels lamp above.

To find out more about Form Us With Love, click here.

Jardin Chic from Galerie

Sometimes it’s comforting to go for the traditional and British brand Galerie, have got that covered (forgive the pun) with their new wallpaper collection Jardin Chic.

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The designs are simple, vintage and pleasing to the eye. They would work perfectly as a feature wall in a bedroom, or if you are lucky enough to have a large space, could easily go across all walls.

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The wallpaper has a very traditional yet up to date feel to it with the patterns not seeming over-crowded, clustered and fussy as many older styles tend to do. The colours are rich and well-matched.

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The new range is really reasonably priced too with rolls starting at £24.95 for a 10 metre roll- great price for a quick update!

Click here for more information.

Kirath Ghundoo

Wallpaper wasn’t so fashionable, then it was…..then paint was huge but only with grey undertones…..then Victoriana wallpaper with a big emphasis on William Morris and flowers arrived…..and then, thank God, brands like All the Fruits and Kirath Ghundoo finally came to the fore.

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JAZZ TARTAN – KG Basics 2016

Here are just a few shots from Ghundoo’s 2016 range. The pastel colours work and the dramatic geometric shapes, make for a paper that could work in nearly any environment.

 

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MOUNTAIN BLUE – KG Basics 2016

The shade of this blue and the simple repeated pattern make the above a tranquil offering that would work well in a home office space. The range also comes in green.

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THE HAMPTON – KG Basics 2016

Called Hampton for a clear reason, anyone who takes this wallpaper on, needs to be very sure of their interior style- and that there isn’t a history of migraines in the family. We love it at Despoke, but could only use this if we had a very large room dedicated to sailing. And we don’t.

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SPARKLE – KG Basics 2016

We can only assume this one is called Sparkle because it really does. All of these retail at £95 for a 10m role which is just brilliantly affordable- they only need to be used on one feature wall.

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Tropic – Mix ‘n’ Match 15 Collection

Even though this is one season old- it’s perhaps our favourite Ghundoo design. Perfectly mismatched meaning you could put it up yourself and not worry about matching patterns, we remember seeing this at 100% design a few years ago and feeling instantly lifted. if it’s good enough for Susie Bubble…..

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Tafaruci Design

With colour the main theme at this year’s 100% Design there’s no doubt that Italian brand Tafaruci design will fit in perfectly.

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Their products are bold and fun with an emphasis on innovation and passion.

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Using traditional materials they create new and exciting forms for the home and office break out areas.

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See them in the interiors section of 100% design register here for free: https://registration.n200.com/survey/3itdi9drfowz7

All the Fruits new patterns

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SWING SUSPENSION- Italian based design company All the Fruits  were asked by Metrocuadro Design to design a pattern for the inner surface of their new suspension lamp, called Swing.

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Swing is made from Tyvek and derives from a research made into foldings and colour theory. The concept was to create a lamp that is attractive both day and night. Swing-10_900

 

Resort 16: Valentino

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Resort 2016: Valentino

Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s free spirited collection nods to the covetable clustered florals of previous seasons. The designers have created a youthful, heavily decorated line, merging Folkloric imagery with Far Eastern prints. Silhouette’s are simple, varied in length and let the pattern do the talking.

Note: Despoke loves the styling – Gowns finished with trainers.

Detail: Folkloric / Floral / Patchwork / Animals / Birds / Wheat sheaf / Navajo / Birds / Dragons / studs / Embroidered / Embellished / Kimono patterns

Fabric: Tulle  / Chiffon / Suede / Leather / Lace / Crepe de chine / Leather intarsias

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Pattern: Roksanda, Resort 2016

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Roksanda – Resort 2016:

One of the best print collections for Resort 2016 comes from Roksanda Ilincic. As per usual, the designer impresses with her signature graphic style. This season her Cubist inspired collection is a real showstopper with collaged print techniques presented on a range of statement dresses.

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Portfolio Alert: Calico Wallpaper

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American husband-and-wife team Nick and Rachel Cope founded Calico Wallpaper in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy when they suddenly found themselves unemployed.

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The duo spent their free time wisely researching the process of marbling, creating hundreds of samples before perfecting the technique for wallpaper.

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“Our method embodies years of research in the various disciplines in paper marbling, which have spanned the globe. The arts of Suminagashi and Ebru, emanating from Japan and Turkey centuries ago are both evident in our inaugural collection. However, it is our expansion of these practices that makes Calico Wallpapers truly unique,” said Nick. Continue Reading…

Texprint teams up with Surface View

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Above: Cushion by Kaila Cox – £80.

Texprint has teamed up with Surface View to produce a collection of interior accessories, curated by Sarah Campbell and created by five of Texprint’s 2014 alumni. The new range entitled ‘Elements’ incorporating the themes of Earth, Sea and Sky are for sale under the banner of Surface View EDITS.

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