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The COS and Studio Swine Connection

The COS and Studio Swine Connection

For an installation on view during Milan Design Week, fashion label COS taps Studio Swine to bridge the senses, seasons and time.

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March 24, 2017

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The Editors’ Guide to the Best Off-Site Events at Milan Design Week 2017

The Editors’ Guide to the Best Off-Site Events at Milan Design Week 2017

Salone del Mobile is the main event of Milan Design Week 2017, but there are hundreds of off-site events and exhibitions to be seen. Azure’s editors make their picks for the cream of the crop.

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March 23, 2017

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel: Public Amenity or “Playground for Billionaires?”

Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel: Public Amenity or “Playground for Billionaires?”

The designer’s expensive plan for a “staircase to nowhere” in NYC has inspired a mix of rants and raves. Here’s why.

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March 23, 2017

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New York City Artists “Hijack” Products to Highlight the Contributions of Refugees

New York City Artists “Hijack” Products to Highlight the Contributions of Refugees

NYC creatives Kien Quan and Jillian Young have designed a sticker to show that many of America’s most beloved products are not American-made.

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March 15, 2017

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Brixton’s Bowie Memorial Is Striking Out

Brixton’s Bowie Memorial Is Striking Out

The visual legacy of David Bowie has only grown since his death in 2016. But the latest design he’s inspired – a Bowie memorial sculpture in Brixton – is failing to hit the mark.

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March 13, 2017

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Anish Kapoor’s Winnipeg Warming Hut

Anish Kapoor’s Winnipeg Warming Hut

Despite snowstorms, sun, slush, and wildly fluctuating temperatures, Winnipeg’s Warming Huts had its best year yet, with installations by Anish Kapoor, Atelier ARI and Houdini Design Architects.

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March 3, 2017

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AZURE Talks: Architects and Designers Discuss What Matters Now

AZURE Talks: Architects and Designers Discuss What Matters Now

George Yabu and John Tong are amongst the experts speaking at Azure’s upcoming lecture event in Toronto. Tickets are on sale now.

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March 3, 2017

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Sweden’s Ikea Museum Features a Four-Storey Ball Slide, Plus Other Playful Installations

Sweden’s Ikea Museum Features a Four-Storey Ball Slide, Plus Other Playful Installations

Swedish studio Form Us With Love is behind three fun spaces at a new museum dedicated to the furniture giant and its iconic products.

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March 3, 2017

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This Dutch Design Studio is Proposing a Chair-Free Future

This Dutch Design Studio is Proposing a Chair-Free Future

Breaking Habits, a new installation by interdisciplinary Dutch studio RAAAF, explores how a chair-free environment could have positive health outcomes.

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February 28, 2017

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60,000 Paper Cut-Outs Form a Forest of Numbers in Tokyo

60,000 Paper Cut-Outs Form a Forest of Numbers in Tokyo

For the 10th anniversary of the National Art Center of Tokyo, architect and aeritst Emmanuelle Moureaux installed Forest of Numbers – a huge rainbow-hued artwork that celebrated the future, not the past.

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February 27, 2017

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