Jules Wabbes Editions at Bulo

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From the 1950’s to 1970’s Jules Wabbes was a leading figure in Belgian furniture design, creating classic pieces out of pear, walnut and cherry-wood.  Continue Reading…

Marble Kitchen tools by Studio Lievito

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Designers are gradually coming around to the fact that marble can be used as a material for furniture and accessories. Studio Lievito has used marble in its Spaghetti Rouge collection, bringing a touch of grandeur to humble kitchen tools.  Continue Reading…

Polka Lamps by Plant & Moss

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Plant & Moss shot to attention in 2012 with the Akita Desktop Range and this September the young design company will be launching a new lamp collection at the London Design Festival. Continue Reading…

MoreySmith redesigns ASOS HQ

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MoreySmith has completed a 10,000sqft refurbishment of the headquarters of online fashion retail giant, ASOS. Continue Reading…

Folded Lamps

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Israeli designer Ariel Zuckerman has borrowed the origami principles of paper folding for his series of lamps. Continue Reading…

Bigshot Camera

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Digital Cameras have almost become ubiquitous amongst adults and young people all over the globe. Now Bigshot is offering a way to use digital cameras as a form of education. Continue Reading…

DAM’s tables have built in personality

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Designers Hugo Silva and Joana Santos set up DAM after graduating in Design from the University of Aveiro.

Playful and humorous, narrative designs combine the duos’ passions for everyday objects and graphic design, integrated with elements of traditional Portuguese techniques. Continue Reading…

Thank You!

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 We would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has supported us since the relaunch of the blog in January. Late last night Despoke reached 500 Twitter followers!

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Old School Electric lamps

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Holloways of Ludlow launched Old School Electric at Clerkenwell Design Week earlier this year.

With a luxurious-meet-industrial aesthetic, these blown-glass pendants are available in four different shapes and filament light bulbs are available that create a lantern like effect. Continue Reading…

Urban Salon creates art school atmosphere for advertising agency, BBH

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London architectural and design studio, Urban Salon, has recently completed a refurbishment and redesign of the advertising agency BBH’s London Office in Soho. Continue Reading…

Crack Vases by Emerge ID

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“Useful brings useless, useless brings usefulness”: the ancient Chinese philosophy that inspired these Crack Vases by Emerge ID. Continue Reading…

Dream Chair by Tadao Ando

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The Dream Chair is designed by Tadao Ando with Carl Hansen & Son in a multi-year collaboration in tribute to Hans J. Wegner, considered to be one of the leading figures in 20th Century Danish Furniture design. Continue Reading…

Block Watches by Tom Dixon

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The Block Watch collection by Tom Dixon was launched at the end of July and is quickly selling out. Continue Reading…

Lounge Chair by Tom Vousden

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Tom Vousden is an up-and-coming furniture designer based in Anglesey. The Welsh designer’s pieces combine traditional style with contemporary details to create fresh interpretations of timeless classics.  Continue Reading…

Microsoft’s new Product Lounge in Switzerland

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Microsoft’s new Product Lounge at the company’s Briefing Centre in Wallisellen Switzerland, integrates the latest in surface technology and communication thinking in a striking, high-contrast design.  Continue Reading…