Editor’s Pick: My favourite piece by Ligne Roset on Pinterest

Our favourite Ligne Roset product by Despoke

Ligne Roset asked Despoke to choose a favourite piece from their back catalogue for their Pinterest list. I chose the one and only ‘Rewrite desk’ by Gam Fratesi. To this day, three year’s on from the launch it sits on the top of my wishlist.

Quick recap: The Rewrite desk is a little jewel of modernity and softness. The soundproofed bubble affords protection from both light and external noise and also dampens sounds emanating from within it. The natural, precious materials of which it is composed, walnut and Kvadrat Divina wool, reinforce the overall feeling of softness and security. The functional aspect is covered by a lacquered metal chest, fixed beneath the desk, which conceals transformers and electrical cables, and by a slit cable port in the top of the desk.

Do you agree with my choice?


Ligne Roset Pinterest list


Detail: Coloured parquet flooring


Above: Reclaimed Flooring Company of Clerkenwell

The Reclaimed Flooring Company of Clerkenwell took inspiration from a collection of huge beams saved from one of Manchester’s historic cotton mills. Once salvaged each board is machined for flooring and cladding. The colourful outer edges worn away over time are selected to use for parquet flooring.

With nostalgia on the radar this parquet hits the right note, but in a less obvious way. Install a statement floor for your home styled in an irregular pattern using a miscellaneous bag of colours.

The Reclaimed Flooring Company of Clerkenwell

Loopholes by Fermetti & Oskar Vermeylen for Atelier Belge


‘Loopholes’ is a modular unit developed by Fermetti & Oskar Vermeylen for Atelier Belge that plays with multi functionalityThe black grid wall system is available in four sizes and features a variety of attachment’s in blonde wood and white powder coated steel. 

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Lookbook: Minimal Bathroom

Concrete bathroom

A minimal bathroom devoid of clutter, softened with a classic wooden stool and luxury towel.


Try this at home:

1- Roughly cement the side of a bath for an industrial look. Continue Reading…

Print Design: Band of Outsiders

Resort 2014 Band of Outsiders via Elle

Print: Hockney style placement pool print  / Band of Outsiders / Resort 2014


A Bigger Splash, David Hockney , 1967 ( + must see video below)


Band of Outsiders / David Hockney


‘Twin’ by Karlien Imants

‘Twin’ by Karlien Imants

Emerging Belgian product designer Karlien Imants has created a set of tables coined ‘Twin’. The pair of linear* powder-coated metal tables feature a removable walnut tray, great for serving friends or to prevent spills.

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Shopping: The Henten Bag at twentytwentyone

01.hb-066_01_0The 66 Henten Bag – £180

In 1926, a group of Finnish artists took the decision to convert their own lives into an art form. In an undoubtedly Dadaist spirit, they set off on a never-ending journey which took them to the major cities of Europe and Africa.

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Styling: Inspiration

Pinterest via

Styling Inspiration:  All you need is ….. a line.


Window House, Kanagawa by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Window House, Kanagawa by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Window House in Kanagawa by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects


Window House designed by Tokyo based practice Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects is situated in Kanagawa facing Sagami Bay with a view of Mt. Fuji and Enoshima. Continue Reading…

Kitchen: Chop Chop by Dirk Biotto


The preparation of a meal in the kitchen can involve a number of tasks; some of these may be difficult for the elderly or disabled. The Chop Chop designed by industrial designer Dirk Biotto enables people with restricted mobility to prepare meals.  Continue Reading…

Editor’s pick: Hidden washbasin by Giulio Gianturco for Makro


Above: A Washbasin Hidden In A Wooden Box by Giulio Gianturco

Certain items around the house merit being hidden – the television, hoover and washing machine – many of you will relate to this, though I had never considered the sink until now.  The nautical inspired ‘Hidden’ washbasin concealed in a wooden box by Giulio Gianturco for Makro, will add the element of surprise to a bathroom or guest room. The thermo-treated box in a wood hemlock finish opens easily by means of electrical devices backed up by a stainless steel mechanism. Continue Reading…

Children: Boat by Kattuska


Kattuska design toys with one main idea in mind to offer imaginative play and creative fun for children.The Boat is a swing with two seats created with the best quality and environmentally sound materials. ‘This ‘good looking’ toy will blend into the modern home and provide hours of fun for your little folk. Continue Reading…

Exhibitor Alert: Korridor Design at 100% Design


Above: Concrete Candleholders

New at 100% Design for 2014 is Korridor Design, a Danish homewares brand by architects Lærke Rune and Henrik IlfeldtBoth designers share the same passion for homewares, but each has their own individual style, this is reflected in the design. Lærke is all about craftsmanship, and aesthetics, whilst Henrik’s vision is to make each product sensational with a surprise element. Together they create by following Korridor’s own philosophy: Products can be turned into art and art can turn into products.


Above: Pyramid Boxes

At 100% Design they will introduce a series of new products including the ‘Tumbling’ wooden lamp, marble and cement hotplates and a range of embroidered textiles alongside their trademark Pyramid Boxes.

100% Design : 17th – 20th September –  Resigter now

Korridor Design

Heal’s Discovers collection to launch at 100% Design


Above: Heal’s Discovers – Mava side table by Tom Parfitt

Heal’s will unveil their 2014 edition of Heal’s Discovers at 100% Design in September (Stand L320). By exhibiting for the first time at 100% Design they firmly cement their level of commitment in their quest to discover and nurture young design talent. The retailer will feature the winning products exclusive to Heal’s, these include the Rickard stool by Phil Luscombe and Josh South (Northumbria University), Mava side table by Tom Parfitt (National School of Furniture), Turn furniture and lighting collection by Ester Comunello (Bucks New University), and the sand cast stools by Sam Lloyd (Kingston University).


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Heal’s / Phil Luscombe and Josh South / Tom Parfitt / Sam Lloyd



See Philippe Starck at 100% Design


French designer Philippe Starck is set to open the 20th edition of 100% in September alongside the release of Flexible Architecture, his new collection of ceramic tiles for Ceramica Sant’Agostino.

Starck will take part in the Talks With 100% Design Programme, alongside other notable names such as Jaime Hayon, Ross Lovegrove, Nina Tolstrup, Maxim Velcovsky and Eric Klarenbeek.


Above: Flexible Architecture range for Ceramica Sant’Agostino by Philippe Starck


See the Flexible Architecture range for Ceramica Sant’Agostino by Philippe Starck on stand E600 at 100% Design.

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100% Design : 17th -20th September 2014