AZURE is an independent magazine working to bring you the best in design, architecture and interiors. We rely on advertising revenue to support the creative content on our site. Please consider whitelisting our site in your settings, or pausing your adblocker while stopping by.
273
Azure's July/August 2019 Issue cover
Current Issue

July/August 2019

#273
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!

New York designer Harry Allen has recently become more involved with the Brazilian design community than he ever imagined he might be. “I was invited to speak in Brazil twice in the past year,” he says, explaining the innocent beginnings. While there, he began talking with Brazilian manufacturers and, before he knew it, he was designing a line of wooden furniture for NDT and a separate collection of gorgeous spun aluminum pendant lamps for Vialight.

Realizing that neither company had much distribution in North America, he decided to host a selling exhibition of the pieces in his studio in the East Village during ICFF. In addition to his own creations, he’s showing the work of Brunno Jahara, a talented Sao Paulo-based designer who has been working with the same two companies. Jahara’s pieces include multicoloured Neorustica cabinets and tables, which have wooden slats that are inspired by the haphazard construction of favelas, and hammered aluminum Batucada desk lamps, which recall vessels that Jahara makes by hand in his studio.

For Allen, “Brazil is one of the most vital places on the planet these days.” And, he’s very happy to be part of the action.

AZURE is an independent magazine working to bring you the best in design, architecture and interiors. We rely on advertising revenue to support the creative content on our site. Please consider whitelisting our site in your settings, or pausing your adblocker while stopping by.