Umleiter suspension lamp by Veronika Gombert

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Umleiter is a suspension lamp by Veronika Gombert designed to light rooms when the electric supply is not located exactly where you want to hang the lamp. Continue Reading…

Assemble, Freshwest, Aberrant Architecture and William Dennisuk create public art for Swansea Boulevard

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Above: Mt. Elsie by Assemble

Four new public art commissions by Assemble, Freshwest, Aberrant Architecture and William Denniusk are planned for Swansea City Centre. Each strategically positioned artwork highlights a key site along the Boulevard route and encourages exploration of the city.

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Above: Marcus Beck of Freshwest, David Chambers of Aberrant Architecture and Giles Smith of Assemble

Design and architecture collective Assemble promote an active lifestyle with their spectacular proposal coined Mt. Elsie – a new mountain and climbing wall set to enhance the north elevation of the LC – the city’s premier leisure centreContinue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Soap Stones by Pelle

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Above:  Soap Stones,  The Conran Shop – From £7

Create an arrangement of gem soaps in your bathroom with Pelle Soap Stones. The luxurious range is handcrafted in Brooklyn by husband and wife team, using natural, vegetable-based soap ingredients. Continue Reading…

Trend: Neon

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Above: Seletti Coloured Fluorescent Tube Light, Heal’s – from £35

Trend: Neon

Update your homes this coming season with a flash of neon. Seletti and Muller Van Severen have captured the trend with their striking tubular lighting. Both lights are available in a variety of colours.

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CRN unveils two new superyachts in collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski Design

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Italian shipyard CRN a brand of the Ferretti Group presents two new projects by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The 72m and 80m superyachts drew inspiration from the 61m M/Y Saramour, which was the first megayacht built by CRN in partnership with Francesco Paszkowski. Both vessels are larger and showcase a selection of innovative architectural solutions.

CRN specialises in the construction of fully-custom steel and aluminium pleasure vessels between 50 and 90 metres in length.

Francesco Paszkowski said: “Saramour was our first opportunity to cooperate with a prestigious shipyard like CRN and was a drive for us to jointly develop new, innovative ideas. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration from Jack Threads

If you are wondering how to style your next campaign keep abreast of the latest styling trends on Despoke.

 

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Strip your door

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Wooden doors topped homebuyers wish lists in the 80s before disappearing by the early 90s as minimalism emerged. Doors painstakingly stripped were painted. The current trend for a white room will continue, although to progress from black highlights add wood. Start with your doors. Yes, they are back.

 

Editor’s Pick of 2014

January

Architecture: A Mirrored House

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Above: Mirror House by Johan Selbing and Anouk Vogel

We turned our attention to mirrored structures.

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Februrary

Bathroom: Axor & Front

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Design company Front turned the shower world upside down and shook it around when they built the exemplary Water Dream Shower using traditional piping with modern designer attachments.

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March

Trend: Print

JESSICATREND: Painterly prints

Painterly designs were the hottest print trend for surface pattern for S/S. The interior accessories by Jessica Zoob summed up the look.

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April

Milan News: Cos x Nendo

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COS returned to Salone del Mobile with a playful installation by Nendo.

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May

Clerkenwell Design Week

Live footage of the latest new developments from designers exhibiting at the show.

 

Live at Clerkenwell Design Week 2014: with Pinch

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Above: Float Table / oak top / stained base / colours – peach, black, white & red

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 continued: Okay Studio

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Above: ‘Apex Tables’ by Hunting and Narud

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June

Editor’s Pick: Invisible Kitchen by i29 interior architects

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i29 interior architects developed a kitchen system that seemed to disappear in space.

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July

‘Monumental Pucci’ in Piazza San Giovanni by Pucci

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Iconic fashion house Pucci unveiled ‘Monumental Pucci,’  a commission by the Centre of Florence for Italian Fashion to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

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August

Red Dirt Rd. House by Amee Allsop

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New York based designer Amee Allsop created the Red Dirt Rd. House for an Australian expat in East Hampton.

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September

This post featured our favourite new products at 100% Design.

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October

Styling & Design: A/W 2014 campaign by &Tradition

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November

Print: ‘Big and Small’ collection by Nathalie Du Pasquier at the Wrong Shop

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Wrong Shop recently introduced a new range of prints from Nathalie Du Pasquier’s entitled ‘Big and Small.’

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December

Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors from Phaidon

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Our favourite interior book of the year – Room: Inside Contemporary Design by Phaidon.

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Close Bench designed by Norm Architects in collaboration with Frederik Werner

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Norm Architects have created Close Bench a hybrid between a traditional bench and sofa in collaboration with Frederik Werner, Jacob Langebæk and Niels Højlund Rasmussen. Continue Reading…

Corvi Wine Cooler

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Fran Corvi has designed an alternative option for those seeking a refined way to store their favourite vintage. His faceted design, the Corvi Wine Cooler is crafted from concrete using an advanced casting method to create a vessel that feels soft to the touch. Continue Reading…

Sale: Another Country

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Another Country have launched their Winter sale event with 15% off all orders* and 25% off selected items. Take a look at the products they have In Stock for fast delivery (usually 1-3 weeks) or purchase from the full product collection for delivery within eight weeks. You can order online today and the London store re-opens on Monday 5th January to see the products in the flesh.

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Campaign 2015: Bolia

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With the release of the 2015 collection Danish brand Bolia 2015 cement their status as a brand to watch. The 160 page Lookbook is packed with some seriously good homewares styled impeccably by Pernille Vest featuring new products, designers and behind the scenes material.

Detail: Modern / Handmade / Minimal / Bright highlights / Blond / Graphic

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Madison sofa, Argo table and Pli sideboard. Continue Reading…

The Tension Lamp by Nick Ross wins the Muuto Talent Award

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The winner of this year’s Muuto Talent Award is the Tension Lamp by Nick Ross from Konstfack Design School in Stockholm.

The Muuto Talent Award is a competition open to students and recent graduates from design or architect schools in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland or Iceland.

The design team selected the lamp as they felt that aesthetics, function and storytelling all meet in this great design and the references to the fishing rod are both fun and very Scandinavian. Continue Reading…

Sale: twentytwentyone

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The twentytwentyone winter sale is now on! Receive 15% off selected furniture, lighting and accessory lines.

The in-store sale starts at both premises on Saturday 3rd January 2015, carrying ex-display furniture, lighting and accessories with discounts of up to 75%.

Ends on Sunday 25th January 2015.

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I Piani bathroom collection designed by Lorenzo Bellini for CIELO

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I Piani is a groundbreaking system for ceramic tops, merging elegant style and practical function designed by Lorenzo Bellini.

Featuring pure design and precise geometric shapes, I Piani is the latest innovation from Italian manufacturer CIELO. The system includes matching ceramic tops, washbasins and cabinets. Continue Reading…

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