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Bespoke speaks to vanguard designer Karen Chekerdjian about her lovingly crafted handmade objects and her influence in the design world.
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Nearly 90 years after Hermès first collaborated with interior designer Jean-Michel Frank on a line of furniture, the French luxury-goods house is reissuing his finest original designs.
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A collective of 105 architects, industrial designers, engineers and artisans, .PSLAB is going from strength to strength. What’s more, the lighting design and manufacturing company is now a well-established brand with projects all across the globe.
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Younes Duret is an industrial designer brimming with youthful invention, executed in a humorous, almost playful fashion. With a mixture of contemporary, European-influenced aesthetics and traditional Moroccan motifs, Bespoke reveals how his pieces are the stuff memories are made of.
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The ability for couples to successfully work together is so mired in pitfalls that it’s rare to discover people doing it prosperously and harmoniously. Dubai-based interior designers, Paul and Ellen Bishop are doing just that.
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The 2010 Bespoke Ultimate Living Award goes to Houssein Jarouche, the Lebanese-Brazilian founder of Sao Paulo’s ultra-cool concept store MiCasa - a furniture and design shop come art gallery.
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Rami Farook, the Emirati founder of Dubai’s design house Traffic, has started to take Middle Eastern creations to a global level. As intrigued as the rest of the world, Bespoke sat down with Farook to talk a little shop.
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Bokja Design, this year’s winner of the Ultimate Living Award, is an Arab furniture brand founded on a vibrant fusion of tradition, modernity, culture, history and innovation.
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