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Meet Gaetano Pesce, Guest of Honour at the 2016 AZ Awards Gala

Meet Gaetano Pesce, Guest of Honour at the 2016 AZ Awards Gala

The legendary designer Gaetano Pesce will be Azure’s guest of honour at the AZ Awards gala in June. Here are his thoughts on the importance of originality, technology and staying true to your own vision.

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2 days ago

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20 Questions for Denis Santachiara

20 Questions for Denis Santachiara

On April 28, Denis Santachiara will be a guest speaker at Digifest, the annual Toronto conference that explores the cutting edge of technology and design. Here’s what he has to say about overcoming creative blocks and having no regrets.

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10 days ago

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Designer Profile: Kristine Five Melvaer

Designer Profile: Kristine Five Melvaer

The Norwegian designer uses a multidisciplinary approach to take on the global scene.

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April 4, 2016

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Zaha Hadid’s Legacy in 10 Projects

Zaha Hadid’s Legacy in 10 Projects

The world of architecture was shaken today by news of Zaha Hadid’s death. The Iraqi-born, London-based architect was a force to be reckoned with, and her legacy will live on in her stunning buildings – both built and underway.

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March 31, 2016

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5 Amazing Projects by WilkinsonEyre

5 Amazing Projects by WilkinsonEyre

For decades, WilkinsonEyre has dramatically transformed urbanscapes and infrastructure from London to Singapore. Next week, principal Chris Wilkinson will be in Toronto to talk about his practice. Here are five must-see projects by the Stirling Prize-winning firm.

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March 15, 2016

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AZURE Talks: Chris Wilkinson of WilkinsonEyre

AZURE Talks: Chris Wilkinson of WilkinsonEyre

London architect Chris Wilkinson speaks in Toronto on March 22, as part of the new AZURE Talks lecture series.

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March 1, 2016

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9 Enduring Product Designs by the Late Great Richard Sapper

9 Enduring Product Designs by the Late Great Richard Sapper

From the Tizio task light for Artemide to the Nena armchair for B&B Italia, here are some of the greatest hits by Richard Sapper, who died last month.

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January 8, 2016

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5 Hot Lectures at Toronto Design Week

5 Hot Lectures at Toronto Design Week

Running January 21 to 24, IDS Toronto welcomes world-renowned guests, including industrial designer Tom Dixon, architects Craig Dykers and Omar Gandhi and lighting designer Omer Arbel. Meanwhile, the Toronto Design Offsite Festival invites design-lovers to talks taking place around downtown.

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January 6, 2016

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Inside Peter Zumthor’s Mentor Program

Inside Peter Zumthor’s Mentor Program

Spending time with the architect and Pritzker laureate, as he nurtures new architecture talent for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

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January 6, 2016

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12 Architecture and Design Talks in 2016

12 Architecture and Design Talks in 2016

Where to catch riveting lectures by Zaha Hadid, Ma Yansong, Tom Dixon and other globe-trotting architects and designers in the new year and beyond.

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January 5, 2016

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