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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!

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Angus Hutcheson’s Elemental-3 light fixtures for Ango

Subtitled “smart design for industry,” the show presents works in textile, furniture and lighting by an assortment of talents – which also includes whimsical French labels Les M, and John Doe as well as Czech designers Jiri Pelcl and Rudolf Netik – from concept to final result. Visitors can take in the various stages of a piece’s production, through scale models, videos and prototypes.

Here are a few of the highlights:

1. For his Thai company Ango, Angus Hutcheson has designed these bauble-like Element bulbs, with a diffuser in random steel wire and woven silver thread and a base in hand-finished stainless steel.

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Charles Kalpakian’s Graffititek bookcase

2. Inspired by Paris graffiti and sporting its own integrated fluorescent lighting scheme, the Graffititek bookcase by Charles Kalpakian is sure to be a popular hit.

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A table by Florian Brillet

3. Florian Brillet used a parametric sketch to visualize how the Tsar table’s branches are connected to each other and to the top. He designed it to be produced in steel, cut from a single four-millimetre sheet.

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Marcel Wanders’s Jardin Eden collection for Christofle

4. Dutch star Marcel Wanders brings his trademark neo-baroque style to this silverware collection, aptly named Jardin d’Eden, for Christofle. Each piece is stamped with the same floral engraving.

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Rudolph Netik’s Diadem I table

5. The idea behind the Diadem shelving is that of a “freestanding solitaire,” explains its designer, Rudolf Netik. You can assemble it to various heights, from two to five shelves. While its column is in solid maple, the shelves can be veneered in maple or painted in one of three colours.

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Takumi Shimamura’s coffee mill for Qurz

6. Takumi Shimamura, known for his Japanese label Qurz and its covetable veneer briefcases, presents Chanto, a new line of of café accessories dedicated to bringing more international awareness to Japanese green tea and coffee ceremonies. The pieces, including this wooden coffee mill, are made in and inspired by the craftsmanship in Hikone City, Shiga, which has been building Buddhist altars for three centuries after starting out by making samurai armor.

Meet My Project takes place at Galleria Grossetti from April 12 to 17.

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