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Azure's July/August 2019 Issue cover
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July/August 2019

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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!

Imago, Kanva, Montreal, AZ Awards
AZ Awards 2019 Winner: Imago
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AZ Awards 2019 Winner: BRIGHT
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Park Collection, Allsteel, AZ Awards 2019
AZ Awards 2019 Winner: Park
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Strengths
A long history of delivering studio-based art education and a new focus integrating both novel technologies and cross-disciplinary co-operation to enhance learning
Overview

Housed in Will Alsop’s iconic Sharp Centre for Design in downtown Toronto, OCAD U’s Industrial Design program challenges students to infuse their work with global and local perspectives, including long-overlooked Indigenous views. Design studios are instrumental in students developing the methodology crucial to the design process: research, analysis, strategy, development and execution. Beyond consumer and commercial products, the curriculum looks at furniture, interaction and experience design, strategic creativity and applied innovation. The resulting work is ambitious in its synthesis of disciplines – for example, a lunch kit that addresses the world’s food crisis by doing away with meat and plastic and integrating an app for monitoring daily nutrition.

Notable alumni

Branding legend Don Watt, Douglas Ball of Herman Miller, industrial designer Scot Laughton

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