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Milan 2012: Outdoor charmers

Milan 2012: Outdoor charmers

French architect Jean Nouvel – seen here at the launch of his new café collection for Emu at Salone del Mobile in April – is one of many big names creating innovative outdoor furniture this season. Here are our top seven picks.

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May 29, 2012

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Milan 2012: Mindcraft12’s Danish delights

Milan 2012: Mindcraft12’s Danish delights

At Ventura Lambrate, a massive off-site show held during Milan Design Week, Danish Crafts presented a diverse and experimental collection of furnishings from Denmark’s top-notch craftspeople and designers. Our favourite pieces included ones from GamFratesi and Louise Campbell.

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May 28, 2012

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Milan 2012: Terrific tiles

Milan 2012: Terrific tiles

Many of Italy’s top tile manufacturers launched new collections during Milan Design Week. The meticulously detailed, vibrant and even super-glam works from Bisazza, Mutina, Budri and Lea Ceramiche got our attention.

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May 17, 2012

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Milan 2012: Nigel Coates’ kingly home

Milan 2012: Nigel Coates’ kingly home

The British designer chose a derelict house in Milan, with its peeling paint and buckled ceilings, as the ideal place to showcase more than 25 new lights, tables and chairs, turning the decaying residence into a jewel-like setting.

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May 11, 2012

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Milan 2012: Best in Bath

Milan 2012: Best in Bath

Salone del Bagno, the bath fair that runs concurrently with Milan’s epic furniture show, hosted hundreds of exhibitors debuting the latest pieces for the home’s most private space. Innovations from Catalano, Laufen and Scavolini caught our attention.

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May 9, 2012

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Milan 2012: Our top picks

Milan 2012: Our top picks

Back from Italy, Azure editors have downloaded the week’s top 70 indelible images and unforgettable moments from their maxed-out iPhone cameras.

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April 26, 2012

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Milan 2012: Faye Toogood’s antidote to MOST

Milan 2012: Faye Toogood’s antidote to MOST

The wildly creative London stylist and furniture designer’s installation during Milan Design Week offered visitors a quiet retreat from the rest of the fair’s crowds and chaos.

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April 25, 2012

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Milan 2012: The new Alessi kitchen

Milan 2012: The new Alessi kitchen

Dutch architect Wiel Arets’ all-Corian kitchen for LaCucinaAlessi is a marvel of simplicity and spaciousness.

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April 20, 2012

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Milan 2012: Wonderful world of Kvadrat

Milan 2012: Wonderful world of Kvadrat

At the Jil Sander showroom on the outskirts of the Brera Design District, Kvadrat presented works from both established and emerging designers – including Doshi Levien, Atelier Takagi and AZ AWARDS judge Jeffrey Bernett – that reinterpret the iconic fabric Hallingdal 65.

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April 19, 2012

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Milan 2012: The New Glint of Things

Milan 2012: The New Glint of Things

Fifteen young Dutch designers, including Marleen Jansen and Skrivo Design, have filled one of the many giant studio spaces in Zona Tortona with delightfully idiosyncratic design.

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April 18, 2012

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