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2015 Design Trends: Talking with Li Edelkoort

2015 Design Trends: Talking with Li Edelkoort

We ask the world-renowned trend forecaster how she predicts what colours, themes and moods will take over the world of design.

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The Wisdom of Karim Rashid

The Wisdom of Karim Rashid

On June 20, Azure will announce the winners of the fourth annual AZ Awards in Toronto, and the event’s guest of honour will be Karim Rashid, a prolific designer and gifted pundit on all things design. Here are our favourite bon mots from the “king of plastic and magician of materials.”

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May 29, 2014

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In Memoriam: Massimo Vignelli

In Memoriam: Massimo Vignelli

Renowned for creating Manhattan’s subway maps, the Italian-born graphic designer passed away today.

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May 27, 2014

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Giulio Cappellini Talks Haworth and Italian Quality

Giulio Cappellini Talks Haworth and Italian Quality

The legendary talent scout, pictured at left – with Jasper Morrison, Piero Lissoni, Jaime Hayon and Luca Nichetto – opens up about Poltrona Frau Group’s new partnership with Haworth, how Italian design can thrive, and the most important part of a job in design.

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May 23, 2014

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Designer Profile: Jan & Henry

Designer Profile: Jan & Henry

While clean lines and sinuous shapes play heavily in the Czech duo’s diverse portfolio – including glass fixtures for Lasvit and a loopy armchair for Cappellini – they never force an aesthetic.

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May 22, 2014

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Phyllis Lambert to Receive the Golden Lion Award

Phyllis Lambert to Receive the Golden Lion Award

The founder of the CCA in Montreal will receive the life-time achievement award at the Venice Biennale. It is the latest news to spring from the centre she founded 25 years ago.

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May 21, 2014

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20 Questions for Kelly Wearstler

20 Questions for Kelly Wearstler

The vibrant L.A. designer recently unveiled her latest line for The Rug Company. We sat down with Wearstler to find out about the serendipitous partnership, her career as an interior designer and her greatest fear.

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May 8, 2014

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30 Questions for Mark Rolston

30 Questions for Mark Rolston

The founder of Argodesign, and former creative head of Frogdesign, talks machines that think; why Steve Jobs will always be relevant; and how designers can be insufferable egotists – and why that’s a good thing.

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May 5, 2014

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Four Architecture Firms On the Rise

Four Architecture Firms On the Rise

From designing daycares that revitalize entire communities to transforming a living room into a chic boutique, the young practices TallerD2, Four O Nine, June 14 and O+H are exploring new ways of building.

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April 4, 2014

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Benjamin Hubert’s New Take on Sustainability

Benjamin Hubert’s New Take on Sustainability

The British industrial designer explores how lighter, more malleable materials can spawn a range of furniture that is eco-friendly – and sexy.

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April 1, 2014

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