News & Updates

Tarantula Tea Light in white

DesignedMade will launch the Tarantula Tea Light in white at the Pulse trade show in June.

DesignedMade founder and designer of the Tarantula Tea Light, Jonathan Krawczuk explains that it is the ideal time to produce this popular design in a new colourway: “The white finish on the Tarantula Tea Light adds an extra touch of elegance to the product, it really suits the strong linear form. Since we launched the Tarantula in 2009, we’ve had endless requests at trade shows and from customers for the product in white. We originally launched the Tarantula at Pulse so it seems quite fitting that it’s going to be the backdrop for this new release.”

For further information on the Tarantula family click here

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Alyn Griffiths

A big thanks from DesignedMade to our friend Alyn Griffiths, who has been working on our press material and helping us write nice things about the brand!

I’ve known Alyn since 2005 when we were both living in Milan. He has followed the brand from its inception and is the perfect person to narrate our story.

About Alyn Griffiths:
Alyn is a freelance writer and analyst specialising in design related trends and events. He writes about art, design and architecture for various publications and online sources including Blueprint magazine, idfx magazine, Port magazine, Architonic and trend forecasting agency WGSN.

You can find Alyn on Twitter: @alyngriffiths

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Pulse Trade Show - Launchpad 2011

DesignedMade will make its third consecutive appearance at the annual Pulse trade show, a leading event on the design calendar.

Last year at the show we were awarded the Best Newcomer Launchpad 2010 – Thorsten van Elten award, which was a great honour and accolade. As well as taking orders from new stockists in the UK, we sealed our first export order to Japan where our products are now being exclusively distributed by G.H. Carriere. We hope that Pulse 2011 will be as successful as the 2010 show.

This year you can find us (in the same place as last year), at Stand LP7, Earls Court 1 from 5-7 June.

If you haven’t registered for Pulse yet go to:

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Livingetc May 2011 - Fruit Bowls

The Globe Bowl is featured in the May issue of Living Etc magazine. It was selected by Susanna Sanford as one of nine fruit bowls in a shopping ideas round-up and is available from Thorsten van Elten’s online store Theo:

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Blueprint Magazine - Digital Crafts - London Design Festival 2010 - December 2010 issue

A selection of DesignedMade fruit bowls featured in the December 2010 issue of Blueprint magazine.

Product Editor Gian Luca Amadei chose the bowls as one of his highlights from the London Design Festival. He says they “combine the precision of digital technologies with traditional finishing processes.” The bowls filled the opening double-page spread and lent the pages a bold, colourful aesthetic.

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100% Design 2010 - DesignedMade

DesignedMade would like to thank everybody who came to visit the stand at 100% Design.

Thanks also to our friend John Green who was located next to us and took the photo of our stand.

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Northern Futures 3D Award 2010

Chris Natt from Chesterfield has been announced as the winner of the Northern Futures 3D Design category for which DesignedMade founder Jonathan Krawczuk was one of the judges.

The judging panel was particularly impressed with Chris’ product Sting, which offers a practical solution to tackling disease in third-world countries.

Jonathan Krawczuk commented: “It was great to be part of the Northern Futures judging panel. The standard of work was very high and demonstrated that there is some fantastic talent in the north of England. Well done to Chris Natt who is a deserved winner of this inaugural Northern Futures Award, he showed a very impressive selection of work. A big congratulations must also go to everybody involved in putting these awards together, especially Patrick Murphy, Director of the Awards. The time, effort, energy and creativity that was put into the awards has ensured that they were a big success.”

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Cubic Coaster

DesignedMade’s newest product the Cubic Coaster has arrived. The coaster which was launched in June at Pulse is the sister product to the Cubic Bowl.

The coasters come in a set of two and are available in red or blue.

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Northern Futures

DesignedMade founder Jonathan Krawczuk (born and raised in Yorkshire) has been invited to join the judging panel for the 3D Design category of the Northern Futures Award.

The award recognises and rewards the best emerging creative talent in the north of England, presenting it to a wider national and international audience and confirming the North as a hotbed of creativity.

The judging panel includes: Ben Kelly (designer); Moritz Waldemeyer (designer); Donna Loveday (Head of Curatorial, Design Museum); Tim Abrahams (Associate Editor, Blueprint magazine); Jason Bruges (designer); Conny Freyer (designer, Troika); Theresa Dowling (Editor, FX magazine).

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100% Design 2010

DesignedMade is delighted to announce that it will be returning to 100% Design for a second consecutive year.

The show, which will be held at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre between 23-26 September is part of the London Design Festival.

For further information about the event please visit the 100% Design website.

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