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Chockablock by Turkishceramics

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Chockablock at the London Design Festival is the first showcase of Turkishceramics in London. The brand represents over thirty individual companies in Turkey and the aim is to raise awareness of the Turkish ceramics industry.  Continue Reading…

Bathroom Boulevard at 100% Design

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Above: Soap Bath by Marcel Wanders for Bisazza Bagno

Designer Kitchen & Bathroom magazine has assembled a Bathroom Boulevard at 100% Design. A selection of bathtubs from a variety of styles is on show showing a variety of ‘characters’.

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Graphic Africa at Habitat

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Habitat is launching new collections of furniture, lighting, glassware and ceramics inspired by contemporary interpretations of African patterns and scale. Continue Reading…

3D Home Factory – Printing our world

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Printing speaks louder than words when it comes to the 3D Home Factory at 100% Design.  Continue Reading…

Micro-agriculture at the Farm Kitchen

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The Farm Kitchen in association with Gaggenau at 100% Design is delivering some seriously ‘foody’ food.  Continue Reading…

Open House 2013 with 10 Downing Street

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Above: No 10 Downing Street, Westminster

During the London Design Festival Open House London will be giving the public much more than a through-the-keyhole view of some of the capital’s greatest buildings.

For the first time 10 Downing Street will be opening it’s doors to the public as part of a balloted entry process. Continue Reading…

Another Country for Heal’s

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Contemporary craft and furniture company, Another Country is launching a new collection of bedroom furniture at Heal’sContinue Reading…

International Pavilions – Taipei

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The Taipei stand at 100% design is drawing visitors and press-alike into a trance with it’s dynamic lighting display,whilst the products on display are a great combination of fun, aesthetics and quality materials.  Continue Reading…

International Pavilions – France

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The French Pavilion in the International Pavilions hall at 100% Design has an electric selection of interesting designs, from outdoor furniture to lighting.

The Conceptuwall stand (top) is showing beautiful forest inspired fabrics and wall-coverings.

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Laorus will be giving away their Mirror Fountain at 4pm to someone who drops their business card into one of their clever watering-can buckets.

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We really like the TOL’RIGAMI lamps by Jean Yves Barrier made from folded metal.

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Nicholas Francois’ Fred lamp has beautiful bulbous proportions.

TMforF&M Pop-Up in Covent Garden

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Above: The Spindle series

TMforF&M is a new furniture and lighting design brand from London architecture studio, Feix&Merlin Architects.

The first furniture collection from the brand will be exhibited in a pop-up shop in Seven Dials, Covent Garden during the London Design Festival.

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Above: Spindle Pendants

The search for a new tradition is what inspires the brand and this ethos can be seen in the designs and choices of materials.

The Spindle Pendants is a family of handmade and hand-blown glass pendants available in four finishes. The Spindle stools share the curvaceous proportions of the sister collection and are inspired by traditional spindles, only made of solid marble.

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Above: The Sebastian

A guilty pleasure is The Sebastian light, designed in collaboration with artist Stuart Sandford. The sculpture takes it’s form from classical sculpture, but gives it a modern twist.

The Sebastian’s body is taken from a top male model as inspiration, but pokes fun at the modern practice of taking ‘selfies’; the narcissus Sebastian is caught taking his own photograph and the camera turns the sculpture into a practical light – recreating the effect of a flash in the model’s face.

See TMforF&M at the Pop-Up shop in Covent Garden

100% Design first look

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The first day of 100% Design opened with some unbelievable queues. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for live updates, but here are a few of the designs that we saw and liked at the show on Wednesday.  Continue Reading…

Maggie’s Culture Crawl

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If you aren’t totally worn out by the London Design Festival by Friday, why not do your bit for charity and take part in Maggie’s Culture Crawl; described as a fifteen mile hike of architecture, culture and adventure.  Continue Reading…

Architects create Dolls’ Houses

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Above: Coffey Architects

Some of the worlds best-known architects have been let loose to design Dolls’ Houses, fulfilling most architects’ fantasies to build a house free from planning restrictions, structural considerations and budgets.

The houses have been designed the A Dolls’ House Project, curated by Cathedral Group in aid of children’s charity KIDS. Continue Reading…

100% Design opens at Earl’s Court

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“The longest queue I’ve ever seen at a trade show” is what a fellow journalist told Despoke outside Earl’s Court. 100% Design opened to the public at 10:00 am this morning and the queues show us that this year will be busier than ever.  Continue Reading…

Alex Meitlis by Hazorfim

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Alex Meitlis is an architect with offices in London and Tel Aviv. He has worked as an architect with the Richard Rogers Partnership and is part of the Ottolenghi team, for whom he has designed all of their restaurants.

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Meitlis has teamed up with silversmith, Hazorfim to create a collection of handcrafted objects, including vessels, vases and bowls. The objects are available in a range of solid or plated metals: brass, silver and gold.

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Simple three-dimensional forms – spheres, cylinders and ellipses – give the collection its intriguing shapes.

The Alex Meitlis by Hazorfim collection will be at 100% Design during the London Design Festival.