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Miles Dexter “Ur-ganic” design

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Miles Dexter, a Sheffield based designer recently submitted some of his designs to Despoke. Describing his work as ‘Ur-ganic’ – urban yet organic – he has produced some interesting pieces with durability and longevity at the core. Continue Reading…

The Dock by Tom Dixon

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Above: Tom Dixon Studio at Portobello Docks in London

During the London Design Festival, Tom Dixon will be hosting The Dock at the Portobello Docks in West London, in what is described as an “emporium of hyperactive creativity”. Continue Reading…

50 years of Mathmos

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Above: Mathmos 50th anniversary limited edition Astro lamp

For the past fifty years Mathmos has been creating its iconic lava lamp. During the London Design Festival (LDF), Mathos will be celebrating continuous production in Britain since the first Astro lamp in 1963. Continue Reading…

Chamomile furniture from Sofas & Stuff

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The new Chamomile collection from Sofas & Stuff features a solid oak table and bench.

The pieces are designed to accommodate family living and according to the brand are durable enough to dance on. Continue Reading…

Bedside table by John Galvin

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John Galvin is a cabinetmaker and contemporary furniture designer who works from his Glasgow studio to create pieces of furniture that utilise traditional cabinet making. Continue Reading…

Stealthier desk by Paere Dansk

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Paere Dansk launched the Stealth desk at 100% Design in 2012 and at the show in 2013 they will be launching a new ‘Stealthier’ desk. Continue Reading…

Camerino Valet Stand by brose~fogale

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Above: Left – Camerino Valet Stand in fluoro yellow and copper mirror; Right – Camerino Valet Stand in natural oak and chrome mirror

New London based studio brose~fogale is using Kickstarter to launch it’s debut product, the Camerino Valet Stand. Based on the archetypal valet stand that was popular in the 1920’s, the Camerino valet stand brings the design into the 21st Century. Continue Reading…

Mica collection from Content by Conran

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The new Mica collection from Content by Conran is a collection of simple lacquered tables with strong geometric forms. Continue Reading…

Design Guild Mark awards 2013

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Above: Finnieston Console Table for Channels by Samuel Chan   

The Design Guild Mark rewards excellence in British volume production. Now in it’s sixth year the mark represents a major accolade for British Designers working at home or abroad. Continue Reading…

Out of the Shadows: MacDonald Gill

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Above: Imperial War Graves Lettering

You may not have heard of MacDonald ‘Max’ Gill but you will recognise his illustrations. Opening on the 20th September, this free exhibition shows works from the architect and illustrator who was inspired by the Arts & Crafts movements. Continue Reading…

Fascinate: A celebration of digital arts

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Above: Scattered Light by Elisa Battistutta and Emmanuel Flores Elias

Next week the South West will play host to a three day festival celebrating the work of digital arts: Fascinate. Over 70 performers from all over the world will be showcasing installations and performances using digital arts. Continue Reading…

Sacrificial Furniture from TOBYhouse

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TOBYhouse came to our attention with its fun Beach Ball Shades that we first saw at Clerkenwell Design Week. In September at the London Design Festival, TOBYhouse will be debuting its latest collection: Sacrificial Furniture. Continue Reading…

Whyte & Brown restaurant by Blacksheep

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At Kingly Court in Carnaby Street international design agency, Blacksheep has created a dining concept for Whyte & Brown aimed at ‘making the extraordinary everyday.’ 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…

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