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IDS 2012: Highlights from Studio North & Prototype

IDS 2012: Highlights from Studio North & Prototype

Homegrown talent holds court at Canada’s largest contemporary design fair.

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January 27, 2012

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IDS 2012: Exhibitor highlights

IDS 2012: Exhibitor highlights

With roughly 300 exhibitors, there will be plenty of new furnishings, appliances and accessories on display at the Interior Design Show. Here’s a look at the best finds behind the IDS curtain.

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January 25, 2012

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Video: Interview with Ross Lovegrove Azure Video

Video: Interview with Ross Lovegrove

While in Vancouver for the 2011 Interior Design Show West, Ross Lovegrove chatted with Azure at the Inform showroom about his philosophy, products for Tag Heuer and VitrA, and his not-so-secret design desire.

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January 23, 2012

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Best Bets for Toronto Design Offsite

Best Bets for Toronto Design Offsite

As Toronto gets ready for next week’s Interior Design Show, show goers and locals will also hit the streets to check out the ever-expanding off-site design scene, where dozens of exhibits, press previews and cocktail parties showing off wildly ingenious products and innovations take over the city. Here are six must-see standout events.

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January 20, 2012

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IDS 2012: Conversations in Design

IDS 2012: Conversations in Design

How do great designs set major trends? On Thursday, January 26, Conversations in Design hosts 12 tastemakers – including Piero Lissoni and Karim Rashid – who will discuss what they look for when they design, manufacture or commission contemporary furnishings and interiors that end up exploding on the world stage.

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January 19, 2012

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Q&A: Talking with Matali Crasset

Q&A: Talking with Matali Crasset

In anticipation of her Trade Talk at the Interior Design Show in Toronto next week, the French designer discussed collaboration, colour, inspiration, and her latest project, Le Blobterre de Matali (now on view at the Centre Pompidou in Paris) with Azure contributor Christina Bagatavicius.

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January 18, 2012

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Call for Entries: AZ AWARDS 2012

Call for Entries: AZ AWARDS 2012

Enter your work into the 2012 AZ AWARDS, an international competition honouring architecture firms and design studios that have produced outstanding works in the past year.

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January 11, 2012

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Five Best Bets for IMM Cologne

Five Best Bets for IMM Cologne

Starting Monday, IMM Cologne, the first international furniture fair of the year, presents the best from such brands as Flötotto, Richard Lampert and Minotti as well as an inspiring program of installations, including Das Haus.

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January 11, 2012

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Doodle Dandy

Doodle Dandy

For bold types, a menswear line by Dries Van Noten sports custom ­lettering by Dutch artist Job Wouters.

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January 7, 2012

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The world needs more designing women

The world needs more designing women

While the number of females in architecture and graphic design continue to rise, their representation in industrial design holds steady at five per cent. A new exhibit focuses on seven Canadians, including Patty Johnson and Cynthia Hathaway, whose work illustrates why we need more female designers.

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January 4, 2012

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