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Helping hand for Luminary Bakery

Diespeker recently supplied countertops to the new Luminary Bakery in Hackney at a preferential rate in support of the great work being done by the operation. The bakery is a social enterprise that offers opportunities to vulnerable women in London. It is part of the Kahlia Charity. Luminary provides a safe environment for those who...

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News from client Kate Gould Gardens: Handmade Backlit Terrazzo on ‘City Living’

When Kate Gould set about designing ‘City Living’ for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 she was very keen to include light transmitting materials into the hard landscaping. Kate initially considered buying in some light transmitting concrete for a large wall area but taking into consideration the fact that the garden is being self funded,...

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Want to know more about terrazzo?

Diespeker is now offering a free presentation seminar for London-based architectural and design practices. The presentation is given by Kevin Meynard, our Business Development Director. Kevin will give helpful information on such topics as: Different types of terrazzo Cement based Resin based Standard and bespoke Tile, screed, precast How a terrazzo tile / slab is...

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From the archives – Brighton Sea Life Centre

Diespeker has been in operation since 1881, so it’s not a surprise that every so often, something pops up from our past. We were recently sent a photograph by an associate who had spotted the connection. The photo shows a Diespeker crew at work at the Brighton Sea Life Centre. The centre was originally built...

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Terrazzo tops the bill at Llewelyn’s

Diespeker contributed towards a unique, contemporary interior for independent restaurant, Llewelyn’s in Herne Hill, London. When Diesepeker was brought into the mix, the architect, Henry Harker of new London practice HH+, had already agreed a palette with the client. They initially intended to use Corian throughout, but during discussions decided that terrazzo would be a...

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Have you got the bottle?

Most of us dutifully recycle our bottles – but how many think about using them decoratively? Diespeker recently did just this, working with joinery and furniture specialist, JBL Furniture to produce a unique terrazzo display panel and countertop for an international bank. The creative idea was to use crushed green beer bottles as the aggregate...

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The perfect base for sculpture

Natural stone has been associated with the art of sculpture for centuries – not just as the material for the sculptor to work with, but also to provide the base for sculptures to be set on. Diespeker supplies granite plinths to London sculptor Michael Speller. Michael, who trained at Chelsea College of Arts and whose...

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Imagine… Marble wallpaper

The ‘Imagine Moscow’ exhibition for the new Design Museum featured ‘marble’ wallpaper created after London-based graphic design company Kellenberger-White approached Diespeker. The company, which worked on the exhibition graphics, illustration and marketing campaign, contacted Diespeker with a request to photograph marble Albania Red. The stunning red marble offered the perfect creative for wallpaper to be...

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Award-winning terrazzo

Diespeker & Co was thrilled to learn that one of our terrazzo tile designs has been picked out by design monthly Architectural Digest from Condé Naste, for an award in the inaugural AD Great Design Awards. Even better, the terrazzo was chosen from our new, extended terrazzo range, launched late last year. The product was...

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Concreting our expertise

Diespeker is pleased to announce a new addition to our range, with six styles of lightweight concrete tiles now available. With knowledge and expertise gained from innovative projects in previous decades, we are delighted to once again be working with concrete it enjoys a revival as a material of choice. The six options showcase popular...