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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!

Quasi, Olafur Elaisson

Olafur Eliasson’s ever-expanding oeuvre encompasses both atmospheric installations and tangible products. The Icelandic-born artist has always been enamoured of light, the focal element of works that range from The Weather Project at London’s Tate Modern to his palm-sized solar lamp Little Sun. Azure caught up with him during Euroluce, where he launched a new pendant lamp – the aluminum and polycarbonate OE Quasi Light – with Danish brand Louis Poulsen. It captures his preferred medium in a boundary-pushing sculptural form. 

You’ve often worked with light in your art. How is creating a product for a manufacturer such as Louis Poulsen different?

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My artworks involving light are unique and hand-
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Olafur Eliasson on his Louis Poulsen Light

The Icelandic-Danish artist takes a favourite medium – light – and sculpts it into the OE Quasi fixture.

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