Philippe Starck at DEDON in Milan

DSC_6009 copy

“I have not a lot to say because, we have to be honest, it’s just a sofa,” said Philippe Starck of the RAYN collection for DEDON.

Despoke was invited to the DEDON stand at Salone del Mobile in Milan where Starck addressed the media – and some adorning fans – earlier this month about his new RAYN collection for the outdoor furniture brand.
Continue Reading…

b2 concept kitchen by Bulthaup

b2_022_H02_219_4c_U low res

Bulthaup’s new b2 range offers a way to rethink free-standing kitchens. Continue Reading…

Fluidic – Sculpture in Motion at Milan 2013

New Old Light by KIMU Design

KIMU_The New Old Light_hi-res copy

The familiar Chinese paper lantern shade is combined with an industrial style fitting in the New Old Light by KIMU Design. Continue Reading…

OMA’s new flagship store for Coach

08_Exterior View_Day copy

Above: Exterior view of the day. Image © OMA

OMA was inspired by the original systematic filing system at luxury leather retailer, Coach for their ninth flagship store in Omotesando in Japan. Continue Reading…

Cardboard Animals

los 1 copy

We really like these playful pen organisers designed by Polish designer Jolanta Grzebska. The cardboard animals simply slot together and are designed to be easily recycled.

konik2 copy

We would love to have one of these on our desks to colour in!

President’s Medal 2013: Renzo Piano

Piano-JoanCuenco-538x358

Above: Renzo Piano. Photo © Joan Cuenco

The Architectural League of New York has presented it’s President’s Medal to Renzo Piano, the founder of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Continue Reading…

Chair House by Igor Sirotov

0 copy

This series of seductive, photo-realistic renders are of a house designed by Ukraninan Architect Igor Sirotov. Continue Reading…

GOV.UK announced Design of the Year

govuk copy

The GOV.UK Website has been announced the winner of the Design Museum Design of the Year Award 2013. Continue Reading…

Gerald!

SuperGeraldSupermundane_LO

Above: Super Gerald by Supermundane

Over 100 artists have taken part in an exhibition in New York as a part of an ambitious collaborative sculpture project featuring Gerald, a paper dog. Continue Reading…

The Shed at the National Theatre

025A_HB copy

Above: Photo by Hélène Binet

A bold addition has been added to the landscape on the South bank of the Thames. The Shed is a temporary structure designed by Haworth Tompkins architects in front of the National Theatre. Continue Reading…

Big names at Salone del Mobile

Patricia Urquiola

Above: Patricia Urquiola

At this year’s Salone del Mobile, there was no shortage of big names and classic designs scattered throughout the halls at this immense event, part of Milan Furniture Week. Continue Reading…

New Dutch Design at Tortona Design Week

IMG_0728 copy

In Tortona we saw this great collection of Dutch Design and designers at New Dutch Design (Via Tortona 32).  Continue Reading…

Frederik Roije at Tortona Design Week

DSC_5915 copy

Frederik Roijé shows off his products at Tortona Design Week at Via Tortona 32 in Milan. His Smokestack project creates a fireplace in a domestic scale industrial chimney and smoke wafts through the space, which also displays Roijé’s other product designs.  Continue Reading…

Adidas by Tom Dixon at MOST Salone

IMG_0778 copy

Tom Dixon has revealed his collaboration with Adidas at MOST Salone in Milan. A military style style capsule wardrobe has been created to provide a complete kit of parts for a week long stay in Italy, catering for every possible occasion. Continue Reading…