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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!

Paravan Mood by Arper, Desktop Storage
Radii by Allsteel
Radii by Allsteel, desktop storage

A collection of compact and movable pedestals and storage lockers plus accessories, Radii keeps daily necessities close at hand. While the design is slim, the drawers are deep, meaning they are able to accommodate bulky items like backpacks and bike helmets, while the removable trays corral smaller supplies that need to be accessed more frequently. 

Radii by Allsteel, desktop storage

While the standard and slim pedestals offer two stacked drawers, an alcove version includes an open space at the top to tuck away clutter; undermount options can come with or without hinged doors and can be fitted with soft-touch mats for devices. All pedestals tuck neatly under desks to keep floor space free of obstacles. 

Radii by Allsteel, desktop storage
Radii by Allsteel, desktop storage

Five accessories, known as Work Tools, include trays in two sizes, a large folder slot, smaller side saddle and hooks. Available on casters or glides with square or bar handles, the units are wrapped in a single sheet of steel to give them a clean look at every angle; they can be finished as all one colour or with contrasting exteriors and interiors.  allsteeloffice.com 

Paravan Mood by Arper
Paravan Mood by Arper, Desktop Storage

A handy and handsome complement to Arper’s sculptural Paravan privacy panels, Paravan Mood follows the same geometry as its predecessor, repeating the interplay of curved and straight lines that define the modular system. 

Paravan Mood by Arper, Desktop Storage
Paravan Mood by Arper, Desktop Storage

And just as the architectural panels can be configured to suit specific needs, the accessories, also designed by Lievore Altherr, can be combined with different intentions in mind. Maintaining Paravan’s minimalism, the sleek bent-metal pieces are clean-lined and free of superfluous detailing. Paravan Mood is offered in only two powder-coated finishes: crisp white or dark grey. 

Paravan Mood by Arper, Desktop Storage

Included in the collection are hanging whiteboards, hooks, mirrors and wall-mount or panel-mount magazine holders, as well as a slim shelf, socket tower and desktop panel (which can be wrapped in any of Arper’s fabric options). Rendered with a restrained hand, the pieces offer a blank backdrop to layer in objects of inspiration and other personal touches.  arper.com 

TN Storage and Accessories Collection by Teknion
TN Storage and Accessories Collection by Teknion, Desktop Storage

This two-part series by Toan Nguyen covers all the bases, big and small. The larger pieces comprise a Desktop Optimizer and two sizes of Bag Drops, all of which can work with many existing workstations, and combine open and closed storage sections. 

TN Storage and Accessories Collection by Teknion, Desktop Storage

Doubling as a low-profile space divider, the desktop optimizer can be optioned with either an paper shelf or pull-out bin, plus a variety of inlay options from the small accessories arm of the collection: a pen cup, pencil tray, small tray and two catch-all dishes. The under-desk bag drops feature an open lower shelf to corral larger personal items, like bags and shoes, and an upper shelf to house smaller things within the accessories. (A rail shelf system also allows for the accessories to be mounted on desk edges or privacy panels.)

TN Storage and Accessories Collection by Teknion, Desktop Storage

The metal pieces can be finished in a variety of powder-coated colours, including neutral sand and grey and more vibrant tones like teal, plum and butternut, all of which can mixed and matched to create monotone or contrasting palettes.  teknion.com  

Personal Bests: Three Desk Storage Collections for Today’s Office

While the advent of digital storage means fewer paper documents are filed and stocked, some storage is still required. These three storage and accessories collections encourage easy – and attractive – organization.

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