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Trends 2019: Soft, Rounded Design is Back

Trends 2019: Soft, Rounded Design is Back

Whether it’s sofas or superstructures, the era of razor-edged design is giving way to soft lines and feminine curves.

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November 26, 2018

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Trends 2019: Designers Are Making Metal Mesh Fluid

Trends 2019: Designers Are Making Metal Mesh Fluid

Metal mesh, a material once relegated to stiffer applications is being draped and sculpted with abandon. But don’t think you’ll see its curtain call soon.

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November 23, 2018

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Trends 2019: Rick Tegelaar on his Moooi Meshmatics Lamp

Trends 2019: Rick Tegelaar on his Moooi Meshmatics Lamp

The young Dutch designer explains how and why he crafted a lighting fixture out of lowly chicken wire – and how it got into Moooi’s latest collection.

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November 23, 2018

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Trends 2019: Giulio Cappellini on the Wooden Cloud

Trends 2019: Giulio Cappellini on the Wooden Cloud

The architect and founder of Milan-based Cappellini expounds on why he released one of his company’s biggest-selling products in a new medium.

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November 20, 2018

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Trends 2019: Stretching the Limits of Wood

Trends 2019: Stretching the Limits of Wood

An elemental and time-honoured material, wood is being bent, twisted and layered in new and evocative ways – and replacing plastic while it’s at it.

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November 20, 2018

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Trends 2019: Pumping up the Volumes

Trends 2019: Pumping up the Volumes

From furnishings with heft to beautifully blocky buildings, oversized forms and inflated geometry are driving a major movement.

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November 14, 2018

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Trends 2019: Reflecting, Refracting and Innovating with Colour

Trends 2019: Reflecting, Refracting and Innovating with Colour

As part of our exploration into major trends for 2019, we find designers manipulating colour to animate spaces and invigorate surfaces is yielding vibrant results.

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November 9, 2018

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Out Now: The Trends Issue

Out Now: The Trends Issue

What’s on the architecture and design horizon for 2019? The October issue of Azure – our annual trends forecast – examines the concepts, materials and processes that are poised to redefine our built environment over the coming 12 months and beyond.

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September 17, 2018

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Trend Union 2019-2020 Trends with Li Edelkoort

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Trend Union 2019-2020 Trends with Li Edelkoort

Today, as far as November the sun keeps shining, prolonging summer in our minds and choices. What was once baptized as Indian Summer becomes a reality and is here to…

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Out Now: The Trends Issue

Out Now: The Trends Issue

In Azure’s October 2017 issue, now on newsstands, we devote our annual trends report to the design heroes who are building their businesses around circular economies. As well as spotlighting these innovators, we also debate architecture’s great failure: gender inequality in the field.

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September 18, 2017

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