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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!

Forest of Numbers – a huge rainbow-hued installation of floating numerals.

A gallery space at Tokyo’s National Art Center was transformed into an Instagram-friendly maze of floating numbers last month.

To celebrate the center’s 10th anniversary, Tokyo-based Emmanuelle Moureaux suspended more than 60,000 vibrantly hued paper numbers from the ceiling of the main gallery space to form her aptly titled Forest of Numbers.

Using digits 0 to 9, she aligned the cut-outs in colour-coded, three-dimensional grids. There were 10 layers in the installation, to represent the center’s next decade, and each layer was comprised of four digits to signify a specific year – 2, 0, 1 and 9 for 2019, for example. A swath was cut down the centre, giving a visitors a path to wander in and out of the suspended rainbow.

Forest of Numbers, which ran from January 20 to 30, was part of Moureaux’s “100 colors” series of installations featuring 100 hues. Filling the National Art Center’s 2,000-square-metre gallery space, Forest of Numbers was her biggest installation to date.

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