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How an Italian Architect Designs a Kitchen

How an Italian Architect Designs a Kitchen

Snaidero has updated Frame, its most flexible kitchen system, for 2017. Frame’s designer, architect Massimo Iosa Ghini, tells Azure how he devised the “carefully crafted harmony.”

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June 26, 2017

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NeoCon 2017: Our Favourite Office Design Debuts

NeoCon 2017: Our Favourite Office Design Debuts

From June 12 to 14, Chicago’s Merchandise Mart was packed with a plethora of new, innovative and eye-catching solutions for office spaces. Here are five launches we’re excited about.

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June 20, 2017

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Red Dot Design Awards Give This New Luggage Collection Top Marks

Red Dot Design Awards Give This New Luggage Collection Top Marks

The new American Tourister Curio Collection of suitcases, designed by Nobuo Maeda, has won a 2017 Red Dot Award for Product Design.

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June 19, 2017

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The Secret Behind the Success of Toronto’s Mjölk

The Secret Behind the Success of Toronto’s Mjölk

While department stores scramble to attract walk-in traffic, well-curated neighbourhood stores, like Toronto’s Mjölk, are staying afloat by remaining niche and thinking local.

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June 19, 2017

Designing Objects with Human Emotions

Designing Objects with Human Emotions

With technology fully embedded into our lives, designers are finding ways to reintroduce human emotion into objects.

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June 14, 2017

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Innovative Architectural Glass Gives Designers New Creative Possibilities

Innovative Architectural Glass Gives Designers New Creative Possibilities

Forms+Surfaces’ new BermanGlass Levels Kiln Cast Glass collection combines artistic glass designs with sophisticated lamination technologies.

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June 12, 2017

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These Designers Are Exploring Materials in New, Unexpected Ways

These Designers Are Exploring Materials in New, Unexpected Ways

Using everything from sand to resin to flax, designers like Zuza Mengham, Christien Meindertsma and Alberto Bellamoli are combining natural and synthetic materials for impressive results.

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June 9, 2017

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Indigenous Fashion Incubator and Ikea Collaborate on a Salvaged Textiles Collection

Indigenous Fashion Incubator and Ikea Collaborate on a Salvaged Textiles Collection

Toronto’s Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator has created a limited edition collection of textiles for Ikea, made from upcycled Ikea materials.

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June 7, 2017

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Nienkämper Reveals New Launches Ahead of NeoCon 2017

Nienkämper Reveals New Launches Ahead of NeoCon 2017

The Canadian furniture manufacturer will debut more than 10 products and collections — including reissued iconic designs — at NeoCon 2017 in Chicago.

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June 5, 2017

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The Reinvention of a Failed, Forgotten Chair

The Reinvention of a Failed, Forgotten Chair

Out of production since 1951, Saarinen’s once impossible-to-build loveseat has returned to market, thanks to the power of technology.

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May 31, 2017

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