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Beat the heat

Beat the heat

As temperatures continue to rise, cooling off is priority numero uno. Here are our picks of vibrant, low-impact accessories from top-notch brands including Dedon and Gandia Blasco that keep you cool indoors and out.

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June 25, 2012

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Milan 2012: Outdoor charmers

Milan 2012: Outdoor charmers

French architect Jean Nouvel – seen here at the launch of his new café collection for Emu at Salone del Mobile in April – is one of many big names creating innovative outdoor furniture this season. Here are our top seven picks.

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May 29, 2012

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Milan 2012: Mindcraft12’s Danish delights

Milan 2012: Mindcraft12’s Danish delights

At Ventura Lambrate, a massive off-site show held during Milan Design Week, Danish Crafts presented a diverse and experimental collection of furnishings from Denmark’s top-notch craftspeople and designers. Our favourite pieces included ones from GamFratesi and Louise Campbell.

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May 28, 2012

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Cappellini’s Dream

Cappellini’s Dream

Tonight, Vancouver’s Inform Interiors and Azure host an event featuring Giulio Cappellini – the legendary talent scout who heads up the iconic Italian furniture brand bearing his name – in a conversation with editor-in-chief Nelda Rodger. When he was in Toronto in the fall, he sat down for an interview with Azure, and talked about the distribution partnership between Haworth and Poltrona Frau Group, what constitutes innovative design in 2012 and how young design gets his attention.

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May 24, 2012

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New York Design Week: Salvaged wood works

New York Design Week: Salvaged wood works

At the 12×12 exhibit at WantedDesign, one of the biggest offsite venues of New York Design Week, a group of New Yorkers created surprising furnishings out of repurposed wood.

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May 20, 2012

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New York Design Week: Berlin takes Manhattan

New York Design Week: Berlin takes Manhattan

Part of the exciting NoHo Design District, the BER-JFK exhibit shines a spotlight on Berlin’s bright young designers.

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May 19, 2012

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Show preview: ICFF and NY Design Week

Show preview: ICFF and NY Design Week

This weekend the International Contemporary Furniture Fair takes Manhattan. Here are a few things – from the likes of Artek, Blu Dot, Herman Miller and Relative Space’s Danish or Don’t show – that we’re looking forward to.

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May 18, 2012

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Milan 2012: Nigel Coates’ kingly home

Milan 2012: Nigel Coates’ kingly home

The British designer chose a derelict house in Milan, with its peeling paint and buckled ceilings, as the ideal place to showcase more than 25 new lights, tables and chairs, turning the decaying residence into a jewel-like setting.

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May 11, 2012

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Countdown to Milan: Moroso turns 60

Countdown to Milan: Moroso turns 60

The Italian manufacturer always has a big presence during the fair, but this year, to celebrate its 60th anniversary, it has announced a long list of special events that will take place over the coming year.

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April 3, 2012

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Countdown to Milan: Five Fantastic Tables

Countdown to Milan: Five Fantastic Tables

Twenty-three days to go! With Salone del Mobile just weeks away, we’re previewing the most buzzed-about products. Here are five tables for the home and office, from such manufacturers as Post Design and Cappellini.

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March 23, 2012

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