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Designs of the Year: 6 Outstanding Nominees

Designs of the Year: 6 Outstanding Nominees

The Design Museum in London has nominated 76 projects and products as the year’s very best, displaying them in an exhibit that runs to August 23. Here are our six favourite contenders, from responsive street furniture to mushroom lamps.

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Ambiente 2015: 10 Products We Saw and Loved

Ambiente 2015: 10 Products We Saw and Loved

With 4,811 exhibitors and an estimated 45 kilometres of aisles, Messe Frankfurt’s Ambiente – the largest consumer goods show on earth – presents a dizzying array of decor products for living, kitchen and bath. Here are just 10 of the standouts from this year’s fair.

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February 24, 2015

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Ambiente 2015: 6 Lovely Home Accessories

Ambiente 2015: 6 Lovely Home Accessories

From February 13 to 17, the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt will establish decor trends for the year ahead, with exhibitors from across Europe presenting a wide selection of home accessories. Here are six of the new products we have our eye on.

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February 9, 2015

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IDS 2015: 5 Designers to Watch

IDS 2015: 5 Designers to Watch

There’s no better time to spot talent on the rise than during Toronto Design Week. Here are just five of the standout design studios that made a strong impression on us this week.

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January 23, 2015

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IMM 2015: Scenes From the Fair

IMM 2015: Scenes From the Fair

At IMM Cologne this week, Europe’s first major furniture fair of the year, the biggest designer names – including Sebastian Herkner, Neri & Hu and Patricia Urquiola – are on hand to debut their latest furniture and installations.

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January 19, 2015

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Top 12 Design and Architecture Events Around the World

Top 12 Design and Architecture Events Around the World

From the design fairs in Toronto, New York and Chicago to the Salone del Mobile and Expo 2015 in Milan, here our Azure’s top 12 picks for design and architecture events, festivals and blow-out shows in the months ahead.

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January 18, 2015

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Designer Profile: Spalvieri Del Ciotto

Designer Profile: Spalvieri Del Ciotto

Partners in work and in life, Simone Spalvieri and Valentina Del Ciotto merge technology and emotion with wearable gadgets and surprising furnishings.

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January 6, 2015

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2014 in Review: Top 10 Products

2014 in Review: Top 10 Products

Ross Lovegrove’s Diatom chair, Luca Nichetto’s Aureola tea set, Raw Edges’ Caesarstone kitchen – these are just three of the 10 designer products that made our best-of-the-year list.

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December 24, 2014

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What’s On: Sweden’s Top Talents Experiment With Lacquer

What’s On: Sweden’s Top Talents Experiment With Lacquer

A New Layer, an exhibit at Stockholm’s Östasiatiska museum, shows off a series of lacquer pieces created by young Swedish designers in collaboration with the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute.

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December 1, 2014

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14 Sensational Light Fixtures for the Ultimate Live-Work Space

14 Sensational Light Fixtures for the Ultimate Live-Work Space

These monochromatic beauties, by such brands as Artemide, Tobias Grau, Tom Dixon, Umbra and Rich Brilliant Willing, impeccably combine materials and technology together.

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December 1, 2014

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