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3 Innovative Desk Systems from Orgatec

3 Innovative Desk Systems from Orgatec

Office workspace options abound at Orgatec, the biennial contract furniture fair on now in Cologne, Germany. Here we explore three new desk systems – by Fantoni, Haworth and Koleksiyon – that exemplify the changing ways we work.

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16 hours ago

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8 Wallcoverings That Wow

8 Wallcoverings That Wow

From subtle grass cloth to papers bursting with graphics, this selection of wall coverings by Flavor Paper, Rollout, NLXL and more will inspire everyone from the minimalist to the pop art lover.

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3 days ago

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Fogo Island Inn Launches Furniture Collection

Fogo Island Inn Launches Furniture Collection

The Fogo Island Inn collection, which fêted its international debut last night at Toronto showroom Klaus, is made up of 70 wonderful pieces by world-renowned designers and local artisans that tell a story about place and history.

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8 days ago

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10 Of-The-Moment Analog Clocks

10 Of-The-Moment Analog Clocks

The analog is making a comeback amidst our fast-paced lives. Here are 10 options – by Nendo, Jasper Morrison, National Design Collective and more – that put their best face forward.

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10 days ago

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Preview: 10 Product Launches at Orgatec

Preview: 10 Product Launches at Orgatec

Running from October 21 to the 25 in Cologne, Germany, Orgatec attracts hundreds of manufacturers from around the globe, exhibiting furnishings, casegoods and textiles for office and contract environments. Here’s a look at 10 product launches from Bosse, BuzziSpace, Molo and more.

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13 days ago

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5 Ways LEDs Have Revolutionized Lighting

5 Ways LEDs Have Revolutionized Lighting

Shuji Nakamura, Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano, the three innovators who made the white LED possible, have just won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Here are five ways their breakthrough has changed the course of lighting design – and everyday life.

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13 days ago

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Jenny E. Sabin’s Responsive Architecture

Jenny E. Sabin’s Responsive Architecture

Collaborating with a team of scientists at two American universities, Jenny E. Sabin attempts to make buildings respond, visually and sustainably, to human presence.

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14 days ago

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Philippe Malouin Keeps Breaking the Mould

Philippe Malouin Keeps Breaking the Mould

The Canadian-born London designer is making a name for himself by exploring the strange and unusual, from sugar-based plates to chainmail rugs.

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15 days ago

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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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16 days ago

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Elizabeth Whelan’s High-Tech Textiles

Elizabeth Whelan’s High-Tech Textiles

Creating high-performance weaves for Humanscale, Nike and Tumi, among others, the textile designer gets ready for her next big move.

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17 days ago

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