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The Editors’ Guide to the Best Off-Site Events at Milan Design Week 2017

The Editors’ Guide to the Best Off-Site Events at Milan Design Week 2017

Salone del Mobile is the main event of Milan Design Week 2017, but there are hundreds of off-site events and exhibitions to be seen. Azure’s editors make their picks for the cream of the crop.

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2 days ago

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Alessi for Delta: Flights Go Fancy with Designer Serviceware

Alessi for Delta: Flights Go Fancy with Designer Serviceware

High style meets high altitude with the debut of the Alessi for Delta series of designer serviceware.

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5 days ago

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Nike Hijab: Progressive, Exploitative or Simply Off-the-Mark?

Nike Hijab: Progressive, Exploitative or Simply Off-the-Mark?

Nike’s announcement that it will start selling a performance hijab for female athletes has sparked an equal mix of celebration and criticism.

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12 days ago

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8 Weird and Wonderful Wood Designs

8 Weird and Wonderful Wood Designs

Among the works that caught our eye during Toronto Design Week 2017 were dozens that used wood as the main medium. Here are eight unusual wood designs, including works from Djuna Day, Paolo Anguila and Propellor.

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17 days ago

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Daniel Libeskind’s Water Tower for Alessi

Daniel Libeskind’s Water Tower for Alessi

Daniel Libeskind’s Water Tower is just one of many highlights from Alessi’s spring/summer 2017 collection. Also in the lineup: extraordinary accessories by Zaha Hadid, UNStudio, and up-and-coming designers that we can’t wait to see more from.

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February 10, 2017

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Nendo Shows Us How to Store Sake in Style

Nendo Shows Us How to Store Sake in Style

Like good wine, sake benefits from proper climate conditions. Tokyo studio Nendo has recently proposed a sleek refrigeration system for storing Japan’s top beverage of choice in style.

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February 7, 2017

Section: Design

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An All-Stainless Steel Kitchen Shines in a Paris Loft

An All-Stainless Steel Kitchen Shines in a Paris Loft

Festen Architects find the perfect complement to the vintage character of this industrial Paris loft conversion in an all-stainless steel kitchen.

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February 1, 2017

Section: Interiors

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10 Standout Ideas by Up-and-Coming Designers

10 Standout Ideas by Up-and-Coming Designers

The Pure Talents Contest for up-and-coming designers is an annual highlight of imm Cologne, Germany’s residential furniture fair. Back from the show, David Dick-Agnew picks the best ideas by the young designers who wowed him most.

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January 27, 2017

Section: Design

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Ceramiche Refin Combines Wood and Concrete in New Tile Collection

Ceramiche Refin Combines Wood and Concrete in New Tile Collection

The latest porcelain line from the Italian tile manufacturer offers a creative interpretation of well-known materials.

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December 16, 2016

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2017 Design Trends: Bricks

2017 Design Trends: Bricks

The fifth and final instalment of our annual trends package – which explores the colours and materials that will take centre stage in the coming year – sees the humble brick undergo a renaissance.

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December 16, 2016

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