From Yves Béhar’s sensor-embedded clothing that combats age-related muscle atrophy and Othr’s made-by-order 3-D-printed accessories to clocks that elicit an emotional response, the product design world is experiencing a revolution. The May 2017 issue of Azure – on newsstands now – focuses on 10 makers and manufacturers who are leading the charge.
Also in this issue, we visit the Eindhoven studio of Raw Color, the design firm who has successfully fused the worlds of graphic design, product design and brand identity; while in Shanghai, furniture manufacturer Stellar Works is raising the bar for mass production. In Milan, Francesco Meda – son of Alberto – talks about carving his own path while collaborating with his father.
Plus: What we saw and loved at Toronto Design Week and IMM Cologne; Patricia Urquiola on the power of relationships; a trade school aiming to increase the enrolment of women and other under-represented groups through well-considered architecture; and are flat-pack refugee shelters the answer for protecting the most vulnerable?
The May 2017 issue of Azure is now available in Canada, and hits U.S. newsstands on April 3. Get yours now: for single copies go to shop.azuremagazine.com; to subscribe, go to azuremagazine.com/getazure.