Much has changed since Diespeker was founded in Hamburg in 1881 by Luigi Oderico, an Italian artisan and entrepreneur who was one of the first to bring terrazzo and mosaic to the UK. A 1931 book celebrating Diespeker’s 50th anniversary gives our trade description as ‘Engineers...

Diespeker’s bespoke skills with resin based terrazzo have once again been called into play – this time for pizza venue Voodoo Ray’s. Voodoo Ray’s has cornered the market for ‘pizza by the slice’ – traditionally a New York foodie phenomenon that has taken the London scene...

Diespeker has supported another young design team with an interesting take on designing with natural stone and dye. Silo Studio is a collaboration between Attua Aparicio Torinos and Oscar Lessing, who met at the Royal College of Art. Their work is based around industrial processes and materials...

London-based contemporary design studio Kangan Arora was invited to create a decorative 25 metre façade and signage for this year’s London Design Fair at the Truman Brewery. This was commissioned to welcome over 25,000 visitors and guide them through the event. The studio, which specialises in vivid...

Diespeker & Co has been working with Alexander Harris, Founder and Creative Director of Harris & Harris London, to create a new look for lighting using bespoke resin based terrazzo. Harris & Harris was set up in 2013 to concentrate on furniture, interiors and products for...

Diespeker has been working with a young designer business to create unique table lamps featuring natural stone. Designer Louis Jobst previously worked in sculpture fabrication before starting his own business specialising in sculptural furniture and lighting. For his ‘Monument Lamps’, Louis took inspiration from monoliths and monuments,...

As well as our many commercial projects, Diespeker also works with clients needing marble, granite or terrazzo solutions for domestic homes. We work either directly with customers or in collaboration with interior designers making and supplying flooring, counters, sinks and bespoke items for the home. Marble is,...

How proud are we of MD John Krause, who recently represented GB in the 2016 ETU Challenge Long Distance Triathlon European Championships held in Poznan, Poland. John was representing GB in the 55-59 age group, in which he came 3rd out of British competitors, and 8th...

Highgate Synagogue is currently undergoing a major redevelopment, to make a more flexible space for the long-term. The Synagogue was located in Islington from 1930 to 1950 before moving to Archway Road. After a fire in 1976, it relocated to North Road in Highgate where it...

After creating countertops and display plinths from bespoke resin based terrazzo for Whistles flagship last year, Diespeker & Co is delighted to be working on further projects with this iconic British brand. This time we are supplying over 150 counter tops, cut to size and finished...

As a longstanding British company, Diespeker & Co is pleased to be adding to the export market with a new client in Seoul, South Korea. This is a particularly interesting contract as the company in Seoul is purchasing a bespoke terrazzo mix from us, and pouring...

Here at Diespeker we love to get involved with all things design, and sometimes from a slightly unexpected angle In 2015, we facilitated a shoot for interior design gurus Jordan and Russell from 2 Lovely Gays who came to the yard to get creative in the promotion...

Diespeker has been busy in the hectic world of restaurants and bars in recent months, supplying flooring, counter and table tops as well as bespoke pieces.   Benugo Top Shop Benugo is an arts venue and high street restaurant brand, running cafes, restaurants and ancillary services in spaces...

As a marble specialist, Diespeker is well known for our skills in creating beautiful marble flooring and walls, countertops and plinths. However, we are always keen to rise to the challenge of niche projects, and one came our way recently, when the Cellar Society asked the...

Vegetarian restaurant Ethos has updated its look with engineered stone table tops supplied by Diespeker & Co. The Eastcastle Street, W1W restaurant is dedicated to serving delicious, creative meat-free cuisine and restaurant owner Jessica Kruger is as keen to give her customers a stunning environment in...

Residents of prestigious apartments in London’s Fitzrovia can now step outside their front door with pride after the replacement and refurbishment of terrazzo steps by Diespeker & Co. In total, six steps were replaced, with one more undergoing refurbishment. To improve safety for the residents, the new...

Diespeker continues to supply natural stone for table tops to pizza specialist, Franco Manca, which is really making its mark in the world of quality fast food. Offering both an eat-in and takeaway service, Franco Manca has gone from strength to strength with its winning recipe...

For Wimbledon resident John Krause, a late introduction to the world of marathons now finds him regularly running in locations across the world. John first started distance running when he turned 40. “I guess it was something of a mid-life crisis. It was on my bucket list to...

We’re always very proud to report on the exploits of our Managing Director, John Krause, as he takes part in marathons and now triathlons across the world. However, coming up from behind in the Action Man stakes is Business Development Manager, Kevin Meynard. Kevin has been...

If you have a marble countertop in your office or retail store, or marble tiles in your bathroom at home, you’ll be able to appreciate just what a stunning material this is. But of course it doesn’t get extracted from the quarry ready to be installed....

We’re dead excited at Diespeker to be working with design brand Reiss on a number of overseas projects, extending our retail portfolio further. The terrazzo team recently completed flooring for the Manchester and Birmingham stores, which were both supply and fix contracts. For the Manchester store...

Diespeker’s office team has expanded with the addition of Kirsty Wyatt, who is taking on a full-time role as office administrator and sales administrator. Kirsty joins part-time office administrator Lucy, who started with Diespeker in November 2015. The two already know each other from previous employment...

As well as undertaking major installations for clients and contractors, Diespeker & Co enjoys the opportunity to get involved in smaller, one off bespoke projects. One such was a signboard for fashion homeware and accessories designer and retailer, Oliver Bonas. The OB ethos is for passion...

Marble is a superb choice for surfaces and flooring in a multitude of locations, not just in the domestic environment for kitchens and bathrooms, but for offices and retail too. Diespeker supplies marble for use as tiles, countertops and fireplaces. It’s a durable material, and satisfyingly...

Terrazzo specialist Diespeker & Co has revealed the company’s most complex bespoke terrazzo project to date; a dazzling, fully working indoor fountain. The fountain is central to the ‘indoor piazza’ style of one of London’s newest Italian eateries, VICO with its tantalizing ice cream parlour. VICO’s...

With Diespeker now importing specialist glass from China, MD John Krause found himself drawn to visit the country – for a marathon, of course! John took part in the China Coast Marathon in Hong Kong, which became part of China in 1997. The race started and finished...

In an exciting development leading on from the success of matching resin based terrazzo and cement based terrazzo at J&M Davidson, the Diespeker team has put together a ‘mix and match’ offer to achieve the same result at a competitive price. We have imported a quantity...

Our glass has arrived from China, and is now beautifully displayed to give customers the opportunity to consider ways to use this in bespoke terrazzo designs. Within the glass consignment, we were particularly fired up by the opportunities presented by glow in the dark chippings. The...

London terrazzo expert, Diespeker & Co achieved innovative design solutions for flooring and stairs during a recent refurbishment of a Mayfair boutique for fashion brand J&M Davidson. Working with the project architects, Barber and Osgerby’s Universal Design Studio, the company developed new skills resulting in the...

Our travelling MD, John Krause, recently flew to Australia to visit family (and take part in a marathon in New Zealand while he was there, of course). During his travels, John came across an intricately designed terrazzo floor in a shopping mall in Perth. “I was thrilled...