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9 Hot Outdoor Seats for Summer

9 Hot Outdoor Seats for Summer

With the first day of summer only a month away, it’s time to think about getting outside. Here are nine seating options from the likes of Royal Botania, Extremis and Gandia Blasco to soak up the heat.

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8 days ago

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5 Design Superstars – Then and Now

5 Design Superstars – Then and Now

Over the course of Azure’s 30 years, the magazine has spotted many a rising talent. Here are five big names – Studio Job, Nendo, Front, Raw Edges and Formafantasma – that we first brought attention to in Identikit, our regular feature on emerging designers.

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17 days ago

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Q&A with David Adjaye

Q&A with David Adjaye

“We’re the generation that doesn’t have a conflict with style,” says the British architect. On hand at Salone del Mobile, Adjaye gives us his take on his new Art-Deco-inspired chair that celebrates form and eschews minimalism.

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23 days ago

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Milan Design Week 2015: What We Saw & Loved

Milan Design Week 2015: What We Saw & Loved

At the Milan furniture fair and light expo, and the offsite circuit that included almost 400 events around the city, these were the 50-plus incredible design moments that made us stop in our tracks.

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29 days ago

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Ingenuity on Display at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan

Ingenuity on Display at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan

Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan is more than a design shop. It is an experience. This year, during Milan Design Week, it hosted a panoply of micro-exhibitions by designers including Nika Zupanc, Piet Hein Eek and the Arita pottery collaboration.

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April 18, 2015

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Countdown to Milan 2015: 7 Exciting New Furniture Pieces

Countdown to Milan 2015: 7 Exciting New Furniture Pieces

Sure, Milan Design Week is full of eye-popping exhibits, A-list parties and fabulous lighting, but the mainstay is beautiful, modern furniture. Here are seven fab pieces for the home – by Cassina, Moroso, Modus and more – that will make their debut next week.

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April 10, 2015

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Countdown to Milan 2015: Where the Stars Are

Countdown to Milan 2015: Where the Stars Are

A quick guide to the places around town where you’ll be able to spot Philippe Starck, Tom Dixon, Oki Sato and other major personalities during Milan Design Week.

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April 7, 2015

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Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 3)

Top 30: The Most Iconic Chairs of the Past 30 Years (Part 3)

Sustainable chairs, playful loungers and ultra-minimal seats – the final instalment of our look back on 30 iconic chairs over the past 30 years shows designers like Thomas Heatherwick, Hella Jongerius and Studio Job having fun with form.

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April 7, 2015

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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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March 24, 2015

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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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