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Azure's July/August 2019 Issue cover
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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!

Azure AZ Awards of Merit Design 01
Cecilie Manz, Copenhagen
Manufacturer: Republic of Fritz Hansen

Leave it to a Danish designer to embrace minimalism with a contemporary edge. Cecilie Manz crafted this sleek, unfussy line of tables and chairs for Fritz Hansen after much work-
shopping to hone in on the right materials. The chair’s polypropylene shell is upholstered in a wool-nylon fabric and finished with natural leather piping, while the tabletops are made of compact laminate or Oregon pine. The seats and tables have a matching base: a grey-toned frame in glass-filled nylon, with smoothed edges like that of a pebble washed up on the seashore.

­fritzhansen.com

 

Azure AZ Awards of Merit Design 02
Azure AZ Awards of Merit Design 03
STREET FOOTBALL SEAT BALL
Firm:
Fábrica, Guatemala City
Team: Ana Claudia González and Hubert Schoba

To create this quirky seat, the designers at Fábrica combined two disparate sources of inspiration: a neighbourhood soccer game and the springs in a torn-apart sofa. Thirty-two radial springs were graft­ed onto an old soccer ball at the centre to hand-make child and adult versions. The chairs are harnessed with metal buckles and galvanized wire, then loosely upholstered with guaipe, colourful rags fashioned out of scraps from Guatemala’s clothing industry. ­

fabricaatguatemala.com

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