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Designs of the Year 2013

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Above: Raspberry Pi Computer Designed by Raspberry Pi Foundation (shown in case). Nominated in the Digital Category.

This morning was the Press Preview of the Design Museum Designs of the Year 2013 Exhibition which opens tomorrow. We were lucky enough to get an invite and spent the morning looking at some of the greatest designs of the past year. Continue Reading…

Toyo Ito announced Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate 2013

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Above: Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, 2013. Photo by Yoshiaki Tsutsui

Toyo Ito has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize 2013. Continue Reading…

BIG Lego Project

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Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Ralph Applebaum Associates (AA) have teamed up to design ‘The LEGO House” in Billund, Denmark.  Continue Reading…

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

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

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