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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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October 2019

The Innovators Issue: Junya Ishigama's genre-busting architecture, Sidewalk Labs and the future of the city, and more!

While electric blue and rich jewel tones are having a moment, so too is our fascination with outer space – as huge discoveries are made (water on Mars!) and new NASA images of the world beyond our own spark our collective imagination. These brilliant collections – rugs, fashion, furniture and lighting – encapsulate our love for the galaxies.

Celestial, by Edward van Vliet, is part of Moooi’s signature carpet collection, launched in Milan this spring. ­

On July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons space probe passed by Pluto, gathering new information on the dwarf planet and showing off the detail of its terrain with amplified colours.

Jan & Henry‘s Balance of Beauty has an interior hemisphere partially filled with sand, enabling the mirror surface to be rolled into the desired position.

Moon Light, a prototype by London designer Marjan van Aubel, is made of lightweight porcelain that rises like bread in the kiln, expanding to 300 per cent of its original size. ­

Ron Arad’s Glider for Moroso is made from a single block of foam that rests on hidden tracks, allowing it to rock gently back and forth.

For FontanaArte, Sebastian Herkner’s Nebra LED pendants, made of casted glass, are as flat as a CD.

For pre-fall 2015, Valentino went where no couture collection has gone before, with embroidered constellations capturing the planets in motion. ­

Bec Brittain’s Maxhedron encases eight halogen lights inside a volume made of two-way mirror panels. ­

The Eclipse sconce by Philippe Malouin, available in December from Roll & Hill, produces a corona of light around a hemispheric shade.

Cosmic Diner plates, by Diesel Living with Seletti, includes Uranus, Venus, the sun and the moon.

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