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2015 Design Trends: Soft Focus

2015 Design Trends: Soft Focus

These three designs – a resin-encased rattan, a linen lampshade and an air-moulded chair – share a milky take on pure white.

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2015 Design Trends: Seeing Through

2015 Design Trends: Seeing Through

Advanced lighting technology has made it possible for almost any object or surface to take on a mysterious glow. As is clear in these six examples, translucency is also showing up in art, fashion and architecture.

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2 days ago

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2015 Design Trends: New Decorative

2015 Design Trends: New Decorative

Moving beyond styling, designers delve into beauty. These seven new products, buildings and art works revel in ornate forms and painterly patterns that are also over-the-top fun.

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6 days ago

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2015 Design Trends: Mirror Images

2015 Design Trends: Mirror Images

From the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York to a tiny lookout on the lochs of Scotland, reflective surfacing still has us transfixed.

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7 days ago

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2015 Design Trends: Intense Nature

2015 Design Trends: Intense Nature

Blues, emeralds and deep-sea aquas. The greening of colour will flourish in 2015, just as designers are merging the natural and the artificial in new ways – as seen in these 13 projects, products and phenomena.

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9 days ago

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The Scotch-Tape Tunnel of Paris

The Scotch-Tape Tunnel of Paris

Inside the Palais de Tokyo, a suspended tunnel made entirely of Scotch tape – designed by the Berlin collective Numen / For Use – stretches and twists its way through the entrance level.

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14 days ago

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Moroso Makes a Table for Marina Abramović

Moroso Makes a Table for Marina Abramović

Daniel Libeskind’s limited edition table-and-chair for the Italian brand is inspired by Counting the Rice, Marina Abramović’s endurance performance project where participants sort grains of rice from lentils for six hours straight.

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October 21, 2014

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Designs For the Near Future: Better Healthcare

Designs For the Near Future: Better Healthcare

Azure explores new and upcoming innovations that will make a positive difference on every scale, from the individual to the city. Here, we look at NXT Health’s hospital room for the future.

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October 16, 2014

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Designs For the Near Future: Food Fun

Designs For the Near Future: Food Fun

Azure explores new and upcoming innovations that will make a positive difference on every scale, from the individual to the city. Here, we look at the bugs that will make it onto menus, and how to hack a Valcucine kitchen.

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October 13, 2014

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IDSwest: What We Saw and Loved

IDSwest: What We Saw and Loved

Lukas Peet, Hinterland Design, Barter Design Co. and other local talents shone at Vancouver’s interior design show, which revelled in the West Coast’s obsession with nature. But the fair also had an exciting international flavour. Azure editor Catherine Osborne picks her favourite moments.

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October 7, 2014

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