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Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 2)

Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 2)

Our next 10 iconic chairs launched in the three decades of Azure’s history demonstrate how designers including Konstantin Grcic, Ron Arad, Joris Laarman and Front literally broke the mould.

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8 Charming Sofas and Soft Seats to Sink Into

8 Charming Sofas and Soft Seats to Sink Into

Available in a bevy of colours and sizes, these comfy contract and residential seating options – from the likes of Sancal, Moroso and Rolf Benz – add a jolt of energy to a room.

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Stunning Ski Resort in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains

Stunning Ski Resort in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains

In northeastern Italy, Elasticospa+3 was influenced by the traditional mountain vernacular in designing 1301 Inn, a ski resort that puts Piancovallo on the world’s architectural map.

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In San Francisco, Affordable Housing with Imagination

In San Francisco, Affordable Housing with Imagination

Local firm David Baker Architects converts a derelict motel into affordable and sustainable housing for people who were formerly homeless in the city’s needy Bayview neighbourhood.

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Interiors

Sid Lee’s Cinema-Inspired Office Renovation

Sid Lee’s Cinema-Inspired Office Renovation

When the creative agency Sid Lee wanted to spruce up its informal meeting and event spaces in a Montreal warehouse, it looked to the movies – especially to directors Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch and Wes Anderson – for inspiration.

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10 Dreamy Hotels From the Past 30 Years

10 Dreamy Hotels From the Past 30 Years

As Azure celebrates its 30th anniversary, we look back on the most exciting hotel interiors of the past three decades, by such designers as Philippe Starck, Zaha Hadid and Julian Schnabel.

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Curiosity

4 Ways Björk Is the Ultimate Interdisciplinary Innovator

4 Ways Björk Is the Ultimate Interdisciplinary Innovator

With a new album out and a retrospective exhibit opening March 8th at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the musician Björk is as determined as ever to push the boundaries of performance.

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AZ Awards 2015: Last Chance

AZ Awards 2015: Last Chance

Submissions to the AZ Awards 2015 are now closed. Stay tuned for further AZ Awards announcements.

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