Faye Toogood‘s furniture collection is ultra chic – you’d never know it was inspired by rural life – and uses four primary materials: glass, bronze, stone and English sycamore. “I wanted to create a collection that’s elegant and simple, really pared down,” she tells deputy editor Catherine Osborne.
Meanwhile, Toronto’s Moss & Lam creates exquisite custom finishes for residential and commerical spaces. In fact, they’re so bold and beautiful that Yabu Pushelberg, Burdifilek and NYC’s Tony Chi often call on the studio for the, well, finishing touch.
This month we’ve got two very unconventional builds. In Montreal, heavyweights Sid Lee transformed a former ferry into a luxe Scadinavian spa and in Los Angeles, Hagy Belzberg truly makes the architecture part of the experience with the city’s underground Museum of the Holocaust.
Up front, we check out Foster + Partner’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology – the eco-city’s first completed building – and covet a greenwall-cum-bookcase by Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis. We also highlight the newest options in modular carpet tiles and focus on the advancements in digital manufacturing.
Azure‘s March/April issue is now available on Zinio and on newsstands today in Canada and March 7 in the U.S.