Diespeker was part of the team giving new life to a university accommodation block called the Beehive, in Oxford. The building was built between 1958 and 1960 and is thought to be the first modern building to be built at any Oxford college. 31 hexagonal rooms are...

Mediterranean restaurant Omar’s Place in Pimlico opened earlier this year after the shell of a Victorian corner pub was given a substantial makeover. Diespeker terrazzo became a key element in the design of the venue; the curves of the terrazzo bar echo the creative concept by...

Diespeker & Co recently came to the rescue of Danish designer Kia Utzon-Frank of KUFstudios – and in the process discovered that edible terrazzo actually exists. Kia told us she was due to showcase her terrazzo chocolate at Ace Hotel in London when she found she...

Diespeker’s MD John Krause recently attended a fundraising football tournament organised by Joel Walters from Hertfordshire. Joel arranged the tournament to raise funds for charity stem4 after talking to his teacher about the need to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people. He did...

Clients who love the look of terrazzo but are interested in a slightly more robust material should consider our range of quartz lookalike stone....

Creating tables and countertops for the Royal Academy Café called for interesting material combinations and careful attention to detail from the Diespeker team....

Diespeker & Co, which was founded in 1881 in Hamburg and expanded into London not long after, is believed to have been responsible for the original mosaic flooring....

Design input spanned the generations when an entire family turned up to get involved with the creation of their new kitchen island countertop. The Khandelwal family arrived en masse at the Diespeker premises in Bermondsey to hand pick the marble they wanted incorporated in a bespoke...

Our ongoing relationship with WeWork has led to experimentation in design techniques for terrazzo. WeWork has been using a ‘ribbed’ effect in wood in some of its office projects. Diespeker has been investigating how to create a similar effect in terrazzo using moulding techniques to create an...

Something very different for Diespeker was involvement with terrazzo for a sculpture that used a baby change unit. The bespoke terrazzo was created using chunks of marble chosen by artist Nicole Wermers at the Diespeker premises in Bermondsey. Ross Chalmers from Herald Street Gallery explains the thinking behind the...

Diespeker recently created a Palladiana terrazzo table for Zimmerman’s first shop in St Tropez, for Centreline. Palladiana is a particular type of terrazzo similar to a mosaic finish, that uses larger chunks of marble than is usual with terrazzo. This creates a visual, almost graphic design. For...

Legend has it that terrazzo first surfaced in Italy when quarry workers took offcuts of marble home for use on their own floors. These offcuts were set into some form of mortar. No-one can put an exact date on the first terrazzo floor - but...

Diespeker loves it when clients are fired up with their own creative ideas for bespoke terrazzo projects. We recently worked with Witlof Design to achieve exactly the look wanted for two kitchen worktops for clients Harriot and Will. We asked Witlof designer Fiona Ginnett about...

Diespeker has recently completed a new project for WeWork, this one on the illustrious Champs Elysees in the heart of Paris. The project includes a stunning blue (or bleu) terrazzo made especially for the project. WeWork’s latest office sharing space at 92, Champs-Élysées covers four floors....

Diespeker supplied terrazzo for a stunning spiral staircase that is being created at the prestigious Burberry store in the Dubai Mall, Dubai. The project uses terrazzo TE070 from Diespeker’s Standard Plus range, a creamy white design. The spiral staircase design includes intricate curved elements, on plan and...

When new restaurant Osh opened in March this year it was an immediate hit with the discerning West End crowd. The restaurant, in the heart of Knightsbridge, has been designed as a classy destination combining glitz, glamour and exclusivity, with a members area and private dining....

A mere 88 years since our last publication was released to the public, Diespeker is delighted to announce that our new company magazine has landed. Deliberately eschewing a corporate brochure style, Diespeker has instead created a glossy 50-page publication that gives a fascinating insight into the...

Diespeker resin based terrazzo flooring now provides a seamless surface for the refurbished 12 Gough Square, EC4. The multi-let office was originally built in 1992 on the south side of Gough Square and is an attractive building with an enviable location. It was acquired by London investor Dorrington in...

Managing Director John Krause was in full kick-ass mode when he gathered together a team to play at a five-a-side tournament. The average age of the team was an impressive 60 years - in stark contrast to the other teams whose average age, John thinks, was...

Friday 13th turned out to be a good day, as we learned that Diespeker has been shortlisted in the Southwark Business Awards. Diespeker is in the running for the SME Excellence Award, alongside nine other impressive nominees. This comes not long after the announcement of our first place...

Just over three months into 2018 and we’re having a really exciting year as far as international projects are concerned. This is a mixture of supply-only and supply and fix work, for a variety of clients. In Doha we are working for designer brand Issey Miyake,...

Diespeker is thrilled to announce that we have won another award! Hot on the heels of our success in the South East Manufacturers Awards, we have now been placed at the number one spot in the inaugural Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone Awards. We were entered for...

Hot on the heels of Diespeker’s recent expansion of marble slabs kept onsite in London, the company has announced an additional focus on Greek marble. While current stock includes a number of slabs of Greek marble, Diespeker is working closely with suppliers Acropole Marble to enhance...

Diespeker’s expertise with terrazzo offers limitless opportunities for kitchen design. While marble and granite have long been the material of choice for luxury kitchens, designers with an eye for exclusivity are turning to terrazzo for inspiration. Terrazzo provides a superb alternative for flooring, countertops, islands and accessories....

We were thrilled to hear of an award win for stem4, the charity we support on an ongoing basis. The charity has developed an app called Calm Harm, which helps young people to manage the urge to self harm. The app is available as a free...

Diespeker was delighted to learn that a project we contributed to earned Sphere8 the accolade of Small Commercial Project of the Year at the Resin Flooring Association Awards. The project was for the new Harrods Wellness Clinic, which includes 14 treatment rooms, two personal training studios,...

Leading natural stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has launched a new initiative for 2018, which will see a substantial change in the supply and delivery of an expanded range of high quality marble and stone from its South East London premises. The new development means that...

2017 was Diespeker’s best year in business yet. As well as hitting the highest turnover to date, we also picked up a coveted award in the South East Manufacturing Awards. With business booming, Diespeker has taken on three new employees at our offices in South East...

If you haven’t heard the name before, WeWork may be coming to a city near you soon! WeWork is an American company on a mission to build amazing shared office spaces. Founded in 2010, the company now has multiple co-working offices around the world, from Brazil...