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July/August 2019

From a groundbreaking seaside museum in China to an elegant new sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Azure’s July/August issue unveils the 20 winners of the ninth annual AZ Awards!

Rugs stole the show in Milan. Yes, rugs. At a design event during which furniture normally reigns, carpets in convention-busting shapes and silhouettes abounded. At Gan, for instance, Patricia Urquiola’s Nuances pushed spatial boundaries: Fashioned from recycled felt, the collection’s Curve, Line and Round modules morphed from floor- to wallcovering and even into an upholstered pouffe. The lozenge shape that Urquiola favours was also repeated and refracted elsewhere, assuming art deco lines in Bohinc Studio’s West of the Sun rugs for Kasthall and doodle-like flourishes in Claire Vos’s motifs for Moooi.

Many of the debuts feel like bona fide art pieces. Joost van Bleiswijk’s Ripped and Teared and Colored for Nodus resembles a...

6 Stunning Rugs in Bold Shapes and Patterns

Breaking free of circles and squares, expressive rugs in an array of unorthodox forms dominated Milan Design Week. Take a look at the latest by CC-Tapis, Gan, Kasthall and more.

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