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How Blind Architect Chris Downey Keeps Working

How Blind Architect Chris Downey Keeps Working

Is it possible to design without the aid of vision? That’s what blind architect Chris Downey, who lost his vision in 2008, proved true during his keynote talk at this year’s IIDEX Canada, a design and architecture show in Toronto.

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December 15, 2016

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10 Must-Follow Designers on Instagram

10 Must-Follow Designers on Instagram

Leave it to designers – of products, interiors, furniture and graphics – to transform a social media platform into a beautifully curated mood board. For a more inspiring feed, follow these designers on Instagram.

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December 6, 2016

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2017 Design Trends: Talking to Andrew Dent

2017 Design Trends: Talking to Andrew Dent

Material Connexion’s vice-president of library and materials research is one of the leading experts in educating brands such as Ikea and Adidas on sustainable material alternatives. We wanted to know his thoughts on whether the world is ready to go green.

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December 6, 2016

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10 Must-Follow Architects on Instagram

10 Must-Follow Architects on Instagram

David Adjaye is an Instagrammer. So is Sou Fujimoto. Beautify your feed by following them, plus eight other snap-happy architects on Instagram.

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November 29, 2016

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2017 Design Trends: Talking with Nika Zupanc

2017 Design Trends: Talking with Nika Zupanc

The Ljubljana-based designer on her latest collection for Ghidini 1961 of Italy, which is made entirely out of polished brass.

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November 24, 2016

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Designer Christophe Pillet Talks Style, Luxury and the Future

Designer Christophe Pillet Talks Style, Luxury and the Future

The French designer of such top brands as L’Oréal, Cappellini and Moroso is speaking at IIDEXCanada on December 1. Azure had a chance to speak with Pillet about what the next game-changers in the luxury market.

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November 21, 2016

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Designer Playlist: Patricia Urquiola

Designer Playlist: Patricia Urquiola

The Spanish designer dishes on what gives her good vibes.

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November 17, 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

Section: Design

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4 Seminars You Need to Check Out At IIDEXCanada 2016

4 Seminars You Need to Check Out At IIDEXCanada 2016

IIDEX, Canada’s design and architecture exposition and conference, is less than four weeks away and time is running out to register for the show’s stellar line-up of learning sessions. Here are four best bets we’ve picked from more than 100 seminars and summits.

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November 7, 2016

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5 Inspiring Speakers at DesignThinkers 2016

5 Inspiring Speakers at DesignThinkers 2016

Toronto’s annual visual communication conference brings together creative pros to swap beautifully designed business cards and discuss industry trends. Here, we round up the five talks we’re most looking forward to.

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October 25, 2016

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