Design Shanghai and Shanghai Xintiandi

Asia’s leading international design event Design Shanghai, which will return to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from 8th to 11th March, has teamed up with famous landmark Shanghai Xintiandi to bring the best of international and local design across the city.

Mesh Public Bench

Mesh Public Bench

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Lane by Post wall art

Lane By Post, a brand we have featured a lot over the last year, have  launched a minimal and modular wall art system – 8 colourways, 12 colours, and a load of combinations.

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Other Art Fair London- Rising Stars

The Other Art Fair is always a great to see some of the best artists and galleries in the country as well as spot some of the next lot of starts to push through onto the scene. Here are some of their recommendations.

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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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Exit from Aden at Saatchi Gallery

On 15 March the Saatchi Gallery will open Exit from Aden, an exhibition of new works by the artist ALO, in the Prints & Originals Gallery.

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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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Hockney at Tate Modern

From 9 February until 29 May, the Tate Modern presents  the eponymous Hockney exhibition.

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Trading Words

A major public art installation Trading Words and pop-up exhibition is set to be officially unveiled on 22 February at London Dock.

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Collecting Europe

A collaboration between the Goethe-Institut London and the V&A in partnership with the British Council, ‘Collecting Europe’ at the V&A opens tomorrow. Europe’s history has always been characterised by shifting boundaries, political and economic upheaval, migration and the displacement of people- now more so than perhaps ever. As the debate about the future of Europe continues, the V&A and Goethe-Institut has asked 12 artists to imagine themselves in the year 4017, looking back and making sense of where we are now.

Fru*Fru Eurasic Bath

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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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