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10 Great Gifts for Architects to Give and Get

10 Great Gifts for Architects to Give and Get

Whether you are an architect, or you’re shopping for one, Azure has you covered with our list of great gifts for architects to give and get. These products, from brands like Areaware, MadLab, and Othr, pack plenty of architectural appeal.

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November 25, 2016

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2017 Design Trends: Metallics

2017 Design Trends: Metallics

Our annual trends package explores the colours and materials that will take centre stage in the coming year. In this, our first of five instalments, metallic shines in furniture, lighting and interior design.

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November 25, 2016

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2017 Design Trends: Talking with Nika Zupanc

2017 Design Trends: Talking with Nika Zupanc

The Ljubljana-based designer on her latest collection for Ghidini 1961 of Italy, which is made entirely out of polished brass.

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November 24, 2016

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5 Classic Products Redesigned for 2016

5 Classic Products Redesigned for 2016

From Kodak’s Ektra camera to the humble paper bag, some of the most ubiquitous products of the 20th century are being retooled to embrace our tech-savvy times. Here are five classics you thought were history, but actually aren’t.

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November 17, 2016

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Designer Playlist: Patricia Urquiola

Designer Playlist: Patricia Urquiola

The Spanish designer dishes on what gives her good vibes.

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November 17, 2016

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How Designers Create Utopia, According to Paola Antonelli

How Designers Create Utopia, According to Paola Antonelli

MoMA’s senior curator of architecture and design on why the concept of utopia has always been a driving force for all types of designers, and the diverse examples through history that prove it.

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November 12, 2016

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Designer Profile: Valerio Sommella

Designer Profile: Valerio Sommella

Azure talks to the young Milan designer, whose explorations have taken him from litter boxes to Moooi carpets.

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November 10, 2016

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4 Seminars You Need to Check Out At IIDEXCanada 2016

4 Seminars You Need to Check Out At IIDEXCanada 2016

IIDEX, Canada’s design and architecture exposition and conference, is less than four weeks away and time is running out to register for the show’s stellar line-up of learning sessions. Here are four best bets we’ve picked from more than 100 seminars and summits.

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November 7, 2016

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Canadian Lighting Competition Awards Designs From Around the World

Canadian Lighting Competition Awards Designs From Around the World

The three winning designs of LAMP 2016 will light up Vancouver’s Jan Kath showroom until November 6.

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November 3, 2016

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Artist Lilly Otasevic’s Winning Furniture Concept Reimagines Coffee Breaks

Artist Lilly Otasevic’s Winning Furniture Concept Reimagines Coffee Breaks

A Toronto designer’s curvaceous, low-lying bench has been crowned the winner of Grand Cru/ation, a design competition and collaboration between Toronto’s Design Exchange and Nespresso.

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November 3, 2016

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