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Azure’s Favourite Things at NYCxDesign

Azure’s Favourite Things at NYCxDesign

Last week, Azure was in New York for NYCxDesign, and here is what we saw and loved – from a dream house full of Memphis finds to an explosion of Canadian talent.

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May 29, 2018

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What We Can Learn from Contemporary Polish Design Culture

What We Can Learn from Contemporary Polish Design Culture

For decades, Poland has been a hub for high-end furniture manufacturing. Now it is emerging as a hotbed for creative talent. Here’s an exploration of contemporary Polish design culture – and why it’s rising locally and globally.

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May 25, 2018

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Sweden’s Ikea Museum Features a Four-Storey Ball Slide, Plus Other Playful Installations

Sweden’s Ikea Museum Features a Four-Storey Ball Slide, Plus Other Playful Installations

Swedish studio Form Us With Love is behind three fun spaces at a new museum dedicated to the furniture giant and its iconic products.

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March 3, 2017

Section: Curiosity

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Carlo Ratti Creates Micro-Climates for Agnelli Foundation’s New Office

Carlo Ratti Creates Micro-Climates for Agnelli Foundation’s New Office

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has developed an innovative building management system that follows individuals around the office. The pilot project, at Turin’s Agnelli Foundation, aims to increase comfort while dramatically reducing energy use.

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December 28, 2016

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The Battle Against Design Knock-Offs

The Battle Against Design Knock-Offs

We spoke with lighting designer Michael Anastassiades, Moooi’s Marcel Wanders, Theo Richardson of Rich Brilliant Willing and other designers about the true cost of design fakes.

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November 28, 2016

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A Revamped Home For An Arts Non-Profit By Perkins+Will

A Revamped Home For An Arts Non-Profit By Perkins+Will

A modest facelift creates a clean slate for SKETCH, a 20-year old organization in Toronto that engages marginalized youth through the transformative power of art.

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November 13, 2016

Section: Interiors

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Toronto’s Partisans Imagines a Trump White House

Toronto’s Partisans Imagines a Trump White House

The architecture firm has created a series of renderings that put a satirical spin on how the real estate mogul and reality TV star might make himself at home in the White House.

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November 11, 2016

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Designer Profile: Valerio Sommella

Designer Profile: Valerio Sommella

Azure talks to the young Milan designer, whose explorations have taken him from litter boxes to Moooi carpets.

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November 10, 2016

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The Incredible Imagery of Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table’

The Incredible Imagery of Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table’

Exploring the stunning visual imagery of ‘A Seat at the Table,’ from the lyrics and videos to the song book, designed by Montreal graphic designer Frédérique Gagnon.

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October 17, 2016

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In Memoriam: Bing Thom

In Memoriam: Bing Thom

The Vancouver architect, who died October 4 at the age of 75, leaves behind a legacy of bold, city-building projects. Here are five Bing Thom works everyone should know.

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October 11, 2016

Section: Architecture

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