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Tom Dixon Announces Adidas Collaboration

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British furniture and lighting company Tom Dixon has just announced a collaboration with sportswear brand adidas. Continue Reading…

Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 Preview

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Despoke has been lucky enough to get invited to Clerkenwell Design Week’s Press Breakfast in Zaha Hadid’s Design Gallery this morning. Now in it’s fourth year, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is a must-see showcase for the design community in the UK and internationally.

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Southbank Centre unveils proposal for new Festival Wing

Design Study of Southbank Centre's Festival Wing - day shot credit FCBS

Above: Design Study of view of Southbank Centre from Golden Jubilee Footbridge and the river, by FCBS

The Southbank Centre has today unveiled its proposal to transform Festival Wing and “Create a world-class Cultural Centre in London”.

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James Irvine 1958 – 2013

British born designer and graduate of the Royal College of Art, James Irvine, has died aged 54. Continue Reading…

Sou Fujimoto to design Serpentine Pavilion 2013

The award winning Japanese Architect, Sou Fujimoto, has agreed to design the famous Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2013. Continue Reading…

711000 Sheets of Paper at Stockholm 2013

Architect Gert Wingårdh and Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi joined forces at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair to produce this incredible installation for the Hello! Show.

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Nendo at Stockholm 2013

Mr Oki Sato, founder and chief designer of Japan design studio Nendo, is the 10th  Guest of Honour at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2013.

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Design Museum Call for Entries!

The Design Museum has opened it’s call for Designers in Residence 2013.

The annual exhibition showcases the best in emerging design talent and will open on 4 September 2013. This years theme is Identity and entires are now being accepted. Continue Reading…

Battersea Power Station

Phase 1 of Battersea Power Station apartments went on sale on Monday (14th January) and over 75% of the apartments Continue Reading…

Top Picks: Shuffle Table by &Tradition

Top Picks: We have decided to show you a few of the designs at Top Drawer that caught our eye, and here’s the first….

The Shuffle Table designed by Mia Hamborg by &Tradition Copenhagen caught our eye at the 95% Stand at Top DrawerContinue Reading…

Top Displays at Top Drawer

On Monday, Despoke visited Earl’s Court in London to see Top Drawer: a trade exhibition featuring the latest in home wares, furniture and accessories.  Continue Reading…

Walking with Machines

Tread Toe (2010)

James Capper is an artist and sculptor whose work treads the boundary (quite literally) between installation, sculpture, performance, and industrial machinery. Continue Reading…

Rem Koolhaas to Curate 2014 Venice Biennale

The rumours have been circulating for quite some time, but it has now been confirmed that Rem Koolhaas will be curating the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2014. Continue Reading…

The Big Friendly Giant

You can’t talk about lighting design for very long without hearing about Anglepoise. The latest collections of the Giant1227 floor lamp are sure to get a lot of attention when they are unveiled at Maison&Objet later this month. Continue Reading…

150 Years Underground

The lure of the Underground, Alfred Leete, 1927

Today the London Underground is celebrating 150 years in service. Despised by some and beloved by others, The Underground is an indisputable British Classic. ‘The roundel’ logo – a red circle with a blue bar cutting across it – first appeared in 1908 and has remained an enduring symbol of London.

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