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Countdown to Milan: 10 Fabulous Lights

Countdown to Milan: 10 Fabulous Lights

Modern glass chandeliers, wacky wall sconces and ultra-minimal office luminaires – the Euroluce lighting fair, taking place at the Salone del Mobile in Milan from April 14 to 19, has it all. Here are 10 new launches – by Wonderglass, Foscarini, Lasvit, Zumtobel and others – that we’re excited about.

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Design Icons: 1985 to Now

Design Icons: 1985 to Now

Azure turns 30 this year. To celebrate we have produced a special web-only journal, mapping out seminal moments in architecture and design, from the rise of Memphis Group in Milan to the evolution of smart technology, driverless cars and net-zero energy buildings.

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2 days ago

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Designs of the Year: 6 Outstanding Nominees

Designs of the Year: 6 Outstanding Nominees

The Design Museum in London has nominated 76 projects and products as the year’s very best, displaying them in an exhibit that runs to August 23. Here are our six favourite contenders, from responsive street furniture to mushroom lamps.

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6 days ago

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Countdown to Milan 2015: 9 Mind-Blowing Off-Site Events

Countdown to Milan 2015: 9 Mind-Blowing Off-Site Events

The Salone del Mobile, the world’s most important furniture show, opens April 14. Beyond the fair, the city itself becomes one giant design extravaganza during Milan Design Week. Here are nine awe-inspiring off-site events on our to-do list.

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8 days ago

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20 Life-Changing Gadgets of the Last 30 Years

20 Life-Changing Gadgets of the Last 30 Years

When Azure first launched, in 1985, the technological landscape was very different: telephones had cords, answering machines used magnetic tape, and most televisions were deeper than they were tall. Here are the 20 gadgets that brought us closer to today’s wired society.

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13 days ago

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5 Ultra-Minimalist Bathroom Fixtures

5 Ultra-Minimalist Bathroom Fixtures

The latest fixtures, tubs and sinks for the bathroom – from the likes of Boffi, Dornbracht and Antoniolupi – exude a pared back aesthetic, in matte or metallic finishes.

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20 days ago

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Zaha and Friends at Design Days Dubai

Zaha and Friends at Design Days Dubai

The curated fair brings lavish, fanciful design – by Zaha Hadid, Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof, Commonplace Studio and more – to the United Arab Emirates from March 16 to 20.

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26 days ago

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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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29 days ago

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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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February 25, 2015

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Ambiente 2015: 10 Products We Saw and Loved

Ambiente 2015: 10 Products We Saw and Loved

With 4,811 exhibitors and an estimated 45 kilometres of aisles, Messe Frankfurt’s Ambiente – the largest consumer goods show on earth – presents a dizzying array of decor products for living, kitchen and bath. Here are just 10 of the standouts from this year’s fair.

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February 24, 2015

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