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D&AD Next Awards

Get yourself entered for the D&AD Next Awards.  Entries are open until the 22 February 2017 and entry prices start from just £25. Submissions can be made directly on the D&AD website, there is no age limit for entrants and any genre of work can be submitted.



Tam Hoi Ying winner 2016

Tam Hoi Ying winner 2016

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Visionary Golf for LDF

Get your wallets out people- LDF want you to help them kickstart their brilliant idea to have a crazy golf course take over Trafalgar Square during LDF this September- Visionary Golf.

Visionary Golf

Visionary Golf

For 1 week only the square will be taken over. Paul Smith, curator and ambassador for the project, will transform the steps from the National Gallery into a riot of different coloured stripes, topped by a neo-classical clubhouse that echoes the museum, but has a turf roof and putters for columns.

Paul Smith

The late Zaha Hadid designed an undulating course with two levels that traces the shadow of Nelson’s Column, whilst, Camille Walala’s installation, will bring the kaleidoscopic colour of her signature designs to a dynamic 3D landscape.

Camille Walala

Camille Walala

Other holes include Tom Dixon’s, with its funnel and nest of pneumatic tubes through which golf balls will hurtle; a circuitous maze by Mark Wallinger; a netted driving range by the Japanese studio Atelier Bow-Wow; and a cross-section by Ordinary Architecture of a giant pigeon, through whose gut golf balls will travel.

Tom Dixon Crazy Golf

Tom Dixon Crazy Golf

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Competition Alert: Design a fireplace for J. Rotherham

J. Rotherham - Harbour Edge House - High Res

J. Rotherham’s Harbour Edge House contemporary Fireplace Design

J. Rotherham is now looking to the industry’s young, modern and upcoming British designers to put pen to paper and design a concept for a revolutionary new range of contemporary fireplace surrounds.

Whether you are inspired by the stark qualities of a minimalist interior using sleek lines, subtle detailing and a neutral colour palette, or it’s the contrast of rustic design met with the modern world that excites you, then this competition is the design portal for you.

J. Rotherham welcomes you to think outside the normal parameters of contemporary fireplace design and express your true self with a modern concept for its new contemporary collection. Take this image for example, from J. Rotherham’s own 2014 Trends Guide; clearly identifying this resounding trend for ‘less is more’.

Speaking on behalf of J. Rotherham, Commercial Director, Matt Rotherham says, “We are really looking forward to working with upcoming designers who are able to put forward cutting edge contemporary designs.” He continued, “We want to take J. Rotherham into the future with the help of technology and the innovative, fresh concepts we receive from this new generation of British designers.”

The competition closes on the 30th November 2014.

See full terms and conditions on J. Rotherham


They won: Holloways of Ludlow

Holloways of Ludlow announce that they have won the prestigious ‘British Design & Manufacturing’ Award at this year’s ‘Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards’. The awards are judged by some of the UK’s most talented industry kitchen & bathroom experts who came to celebrate the finest brands and designers in the industry. Holloways of Ludlow were applauded for their creative thinking, quality of workmanship and unique kitchens. To see the full range visit

International Pavilions – France


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.


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.


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


Nicholas Francois’ Fred lamp has beautiful bulbous proportions.

Forgotten Spaces competition

Aldwych Baths

Above: Aldwych Baths (Aldwych Station, London Borough of Westminster, WC2R 2LS) by Charlotte Tamplin, Charlotte Marshall, Kate Stevens. A public baths facility situated in the disused Aldwych tube station with a connection to the Thames at Victoria Embankment

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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…

Bodleian Libraries Chair Competition to be launched at 100% Design

University of Oxford’s historic Bodleian Libraries will launch a chair design competition that invites a designer/manufacturer team to create a new icon for the institution’s Weston Library, formerly known as the New Bodleian Library. The building, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1930s, is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and is due for completion in late 2014. The Bodleian Libraries want to commission a new chair design which will become an important part of the newly-refurbished library building’s interior scheme.
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Paul Kelly



Last chance to see Paul Kelly one of the UK’s best designers at 100%Design today

Calling All Architects To The Cool Wall

Deadline: Monday 15th August
Would you like the 100% Design community to see the exciting projects you have recently completed or are working on?
If so, why not post your project(s) on the Cool Wall, a showcase for architectural practices to show off their finest projects and get critiqued by the voting public through the 100% Design website.
Let over 270,000 visitors to the 100% design website find out more about you. The winning project will be based on the most amount of votes and will be revealed at the show with promotion galore!

Good luck – and remember, the deadline is Monday 15th August!

WIN: Superpop Sprocket Rocket Camera Competition


Despoke have teamed up with those wonders of real camera film camera’s Lomography, to give you the chance to win one of their multi coloured Superpop Sprocket Rocket Camera’s

All you have to do is answer the question below sending your answers to putting SPROCKET in the subject line and also stating which colour you want .

Q How many colours does the Sprocket Rocket come in?

Technical details Lens: 30 mm, Standard image size: 72 x 35 mm
Frame insert: 72 x 24 mm, Focusing: 0.6-1m, 1m-inf. Shutter: 1/100, bulb Aperture: f/10.8, f/16 Film stopping mechanism: white dot Multi-exposure: yes Retail price: 89 EUR / 99 USD


Christmas Competition – Win a Culturelabel Christmas Stocking

Astrid for FB 2 is the first online shop to bring together beautiful and unique design-led gifts from over 200 galleries, artists and independent designers – including Tate, Saatchi Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, New Museum, Southbank Centre, V&A and Royal Academy.

Despoke is offering you the chance to win a CultureLabel Christmas Stocking filled with design treasures worth £50 handpicked to your personal style by our ex-Wallpaper* and Alexander McQueen gift stylist.

“To win, just tell us the name of CultureLabel’s Gift Concierge stylist – send your answer to:

The Winner of the Shapeways Despoke 2010 Contest Is ..

To mark the 2010 100% Design in London, Shapeways has teamed up with Despoke to celebrate Contemporary Design through 3D Printing.
Finalists in The 2010 Shapeways Despoke 100% Design Contest got their design’s 3D printed by Shapeways. You can see the finalists here

And The winner Is the Mama Seat by Jacky Spencer

The #Despoke Twitter Competition

Image:A Wooden Owl From Matt Pugh

Hi we have five great prizes from 100% design exhibitors; A Wooden Owl from Matt Pugh Design Stand J105

Image:Propellerjack Stand J35

A PropellerJack Coat hook module from Mossa.

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