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15 Jul Exhibition News: New Designers

New Designers is an annual celebration of emerging graduates from some of the country's top design schools. The exhibition is a special platform in the design world as it showcases the best in student design as the final stage of a process of several years...

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Pegboard Pink Large

06 Jul Colour in focus: Pink

On the week of the launch of our Pink Pegboard we consider the split personality of this surprisingly controversial colour. Pantone's Hellrosa is a key addition to the Block palette this season, offering an interesting counterpoint to shades such our favourite yellow, Zitronengelb and the luscious...

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Block Pegboard Blue

17 Jun Out and About: Free Range 2016

Block design blog talks to talented new photographer, Sarah Bennett about her graduate show, Capture 135 at Free Range 2016. We ask her about her distinctive style, and how she found inspiration in Block product design. How would you describe your photographic style? I would describe my...

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Block Hello Coat Rack yellow

24 May New Product: Hello Coat Rack

Hello Coat Rack is a new design-led coat hook inspired by handwritten neons. Block’s lead designer, Tara Ashe, recalls her first encounter with neon installations as an art student at the Venice Biennale as a defining moment and the interactions between colour and line offered by...

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Block Clipboard Frame A5

01 Apr New Product: Clipboard Frame

Clipboard Frame is a unique picture frame combining classic shapes and contemporary colour. This modern piece of design makes a striking backdrop for a favourite image, as well as doubling as a stylish tool for clippings and memos.   Pegging, pinning and clipping are obsessions of our modern age, and our designers will...

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28 Jan Block Edit: Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine's day is coming up and in this week's post you will find thoughtful gifts to charm your valentine, or to treat yourself! Above: 1.Large White Pegboard - £65 Block 2. Alessi Love Coffee Spoons - £19.95 Utility 3. Sweet Dreams Pillow Cases £18.00 Home by Kirsty 4. Rabbit Screenprint - £35.00 Indish 5....

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12 Jan Nesting at Top Drawer, London

Nesting at Top Drawer, London is second nature to Block. Every Spring for nearly 15 years we have carefully packed up prototypes, products and props to exhibit at the iconic show. Nesting, whether we like it or not, is an apt metaphor here, because this is...

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04 Jan New for 2016: Pegboard Accessories

Things are moving fast at Block as we move into what promises to be a very exciting year. An inspiring new studio space is almost ready for action, trips around the world are being organised, and those sketches of 2015 have been transfigured into some...

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