onoffice and Michael Young

Read an exclusive interview with famed designer Michael Young in this months onoffice.

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Speaking about his new chair collection with Steelcase amongst other things, read the article here.

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LSA launch CITY range

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LSA introduce the CITY range, a collection of mouth-blown glassware and accessories- make your own bar out of the many different shapes and sizes.

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To get you in the mood, here’s a mid-week pick you up video from our friends at BlackLeaf Events- click on the image and enjoy!

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Maggie’s Culture Crawl

Get ready for Maggie’s Culture Crawl on Friday 18 September.


Held in partnership with Open House London, Maggie’s Culture Crawl London is a much anticipated event on the architectural calendar and regularly draws participants from across London’s architectural firms with teams already registered for this years event from Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Heatherwick Studio, CZWG Architects, Form_Art Architects and Pollard Thomas Edwards. Martha Gale, Associate from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners comments: “Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners are delighted to be taking part in the Maggie’s Culture Crawl again this year. It is an enjoyable and uplifting event combining food, culture and a bit of light exercise, with access to some fantastic buildings along the way, and all for a very worthy cause!”


Registration for the flagship Maggie’s Culture Crawl London costs £40 and there is a £200 fundraising commitment. Maggie’s encourages everyone to raise as much money as they can through the event to ensure the charity can continue to offer practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.


For further information and to register please visit
Join in the conversation and share updates on your fundraising by tweeting @MaggiesCC with the hashtag #CultureCrawl

Novamobili at 100% Design

See Novamobili at 100% Design this September with their UK debut  http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/Exhibitor/Novamobili

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Their stunning bright colours are a perfect match for the show’s colour theme.

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Novamobili will be presenting its beautiful collection in a series of fully-furnished room sets. Despite being an almost completely new brand to the UK market, Novamobili is a long standing, highly respected furniture company, with a rich history that goes back to 1953!

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Still run by the Battistella family in northern Italy, the brand has a very fresh and contemporary approach to design, with sleek, conscious proposals for the house with accessible prices and the highest quality standards.


100% design registration competition

Register for 100% Design before Monday 10th August and win!

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You could win a glossy steel unit from Laurameroni (above) an outdoor umbrella from FOXCAT design or maybe even a luxurious shower-head from Methven.

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Register here before Monday 10th to be in with a chance of winning.

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Icon September Issue

Looking at all things sinful- from sex toys to greedy development, Icon Magazine’s September issue is now on sale. mirror icon

The issue also looks at Herzog and de Meuron, Vienna and the iconic VW Camper van.


Subscribe and read now http://iconsubscriptions.com/websep15/

North Limited at 100% Design

North Limited is formed by a group of Icelandic designers that design furniture and home accessories and in September you can find them in the Emerging Brands section at 100% Design.

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Throughout the past 5 years, these designers have been making a name for themselves in Iceland, and have only recently started exhibiting together as a group at both Icelandic and international design fairs.

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We love this simple desk space and Scandi-style candles. To see North Limited at 100% Design register for free here: https://registration.n200.com/survey/3itdi9drfowz7

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Lassen’s AW2015

by Lassen is a Danish design company. They work with various designers, including two of Denmark’s greatest architects: Mogens Lassen and Flemming Lassen. The Lassen brothers were extremely talented and were honoured with many awards and grants for their unique designs and iconic architecture. by Lassen’s mission is to continue the tradition of good design. For A/W2015 they launch 2 new products at Maison & Objet in Paris- Kubus collection in brass + Matchbox Cover & Matchbox.matchbox

Matchbox Cover is a tribute to cosiness, aesthetics and small everyday details. It is available in three simple versions: powder-coated black, powder-coated white and brass-plated.

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Kubus with its distinctive square shape is an international design icon cherished by connoisseurs the world over. Mogens Lassen was a consummate perfectionist and he explored life through ideal proportions, of which Kubus is an outstanding example. Brass is a classic, exclusive material that will eventually develop a rich, natural patina and only achieve even more character with time. The brass-plated Kubus and Kubus Bowl are timeless and compliment the rest of the collection, which currently consists of copper, black and white lacquered steel and a hand-polished nickel-plated version



Vitra at 100% Design

See Vitra in the centrally-placed Workplace section at 100% Design this September.

Vitra, green, workspaceVitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, bringing together engineering excellence with the creativity of leading international designers.

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Vitra’s goal is to create functional and inspiring interiors, furniture and accessories. See Vitra at 100% Design- register for free


Se at 100% Design

This September 100% Design opens its doors at new venue Olympia London. With hundreds of brands to see across 4 sections, we at Despoke can’t wait to look around. One brand we are really looking forward to seeing are the ever-on-trend Sé London in the interiors section.

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Sé has created three editions from the French designer Damien Langlois-Meurine, the Spanish-born Jaime Hayon and Slovenia-based Nika Zupanc, all of which have been highly acclaimed.stools, green, se london

To register for 100% Design and see Sé London register for free here: https://registration.n200.com/survey/3itdi9drfowz7

All the Fruits new patterns


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.


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


CD Poolhouse by Marc Merckx


CD Poolhouse is a minimally styled house designed by Belgium-based architect and designer, Marc Merckx.


The imposing black façade contrasts with the lush green landscape and soft grey terrace. Merckx has aligned a viridian green tiled pool to hold court at the front of the house.  Continue Reading…

Shopping: Wall hanging by Nynne Rosenvinge


Add texture to a room with this large scale watercolour wall hanging by Copenhagen-based artist/designer Nynne Rosenvinge. If you prefer the textural look in small doses, this would be the perfect solution.

Nynne Rosenvinge

Watercolour sheepskin by Aelfie and Obra Obscura


Today we share the Cumulus sheepskin collection, a collaboration between Brooklyn-based AELFIE and textile design studio OBRA OBSCURA. Available in a range of bright colours each dreamy hand dyed sheepskin is custom made-to-order. We love this unusual watercolour effect design. Good news for us, they ship internationally.


Accessories Summer Sale at Tom Dixon


One week left in Tom Dixon’s Accessories Summer Sale, with 25% off selected accessories until 31st July online and in the Portobello shop. Explore the featured accessories here.

Tom Dixon