Leading London terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has expanded its range of terrazzo significantly. 23 new designs have been added to the existing range of 82 making a total of 105 choices of terrazzo. Options include several strong designs that are perfect for statement flooring and extravagant...

We are delighted to announce that Dr Nihara Krause CEO of stem4, the charity supported by Diespeker, received a British Citizen Award for Services to Healthcare (BCAh). These awards honour individuals who are positively impacting society. Nihara was recognised for her work in fighting anxiety amongst...

It’s well documented that Diespeker & Co was one - if not the first - terrazzo business in the UK, being set up in London in 1881. However, did you know that Diespeker has been credited with being one of the earliest practitioners of precast terrazzo?...

One of the wonders of working with Diespeker’s resin terrazzo is our ability to create beautiful curves. A recent project for Swiss-based vegetarian and vegan restaurant chain Tibits shows the unusual design that can be achieved with curved resin. This particular piece, in addition to the...

Alongside our commercial work, Diespeker also provides services to the domestic market, in particular unusual and often unique kitchen tops for discerning customers. For one such project in Kensington our popular terrazzo TE007 was chosen for a luxury kitchen. Due to the unusual length specified, 3400mm...

Well before its recent renaissance, terrazzo was an immensely popular choice for flooring in many types of buildings, from hospitals and schools to civic buildings and theatres. It was also deemed perfect for hotel flooring, being durable and easy to clean. However, time takes its toll....

Diespeker & Co is proud of our ongoing relationship with workspace provider, WeWork. Starting in the UK with an initial location in South Bank, WeWork now has over 40 locations in the UK, in London and Manchester. WeWork provides an affordable office space option for...

We’ve been busy giving a makeover to our range of porcelain tiles, introducing updated contemporary design options for commercial and residential clients. While we have always offered porcelain as an option for floors and walls, the creative team agreed a fresh look was needed. The result...

Diespeker & Co is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a Top 20 finalist in Tomorrow’s Tile & Stone Awards for the second year running. The shortlisting is in recognition of our terrazzo work over the past year, as showcased in the online...

Origin Coffee is an ethical brand with a direct trade to coffee sourcing. The company sells coffee, provides training courses and has a number of retail coffee shops in Cornwall and London. Diespeker became involved in the most recent coffee shop build in Southwark, in Scoresby...

Channel 4 programme Old House New Home finds architect George Clarke tackling old properties with history, uncovering their potential as working, modern homes. Diespeker was approached by production company, Amazing Productions, with a request for a terrazzo floor and skirting for the bathroom of a house...

Join us for a fantastic black tie Charity Ball on Saturday, 1st December in aid of our charity of the year, stem4. The Schmidt Wimbledon Charity Ball in partnership with Diespeker is being held at Richmond Hill Hotel. It includes live and silent auctions – including...

Back in 2015, Diespeker not only supplied 230m² of terrazzo to designer brand Reiss’s store in Leeds, but sent a small team to install it, after the sub-contractor was unable to attend. Fast forward to 2018 and Diespeker is once again involved with the store, located at...

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...