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The 19 winners of the AZ Awards 2015 were revealed during a gala event in Toronto last month.
Founded by contemporary architecture and design magazine Azure in 2011, the annual AZ Awards honours international excellence in categories that span buildings, landscapes, interiors, furniture and lighting.
Among the winners is Milanese architect Francesco Librizzi, who has been awarded the Best Residential Interior accolade for his sculptural staircase made up of wooden boxes and platforms.
Tiles made from old television sets and computer monitors by San Francisco designer Paul Burns received Best Interior Product, while Best Lighting product was presented to Arik Levy for his LED Wireflow chandeliers.
The public was also given the chance to vote online for the People's Choice awards. Visit the AZ Awards website for the full list of winning projects.
Read on for more information from Azure Magazine:
Top players of the international architectural and design community, from as far as Denmark and Dubai, gathered at the Evergreen Brick Works as AZURE revealed the winners of its fifth annual AZ Awards, who received trophies designed by Karim Rashid.
The AZ Awards are one of a kind: the only international, multi-disciplinary design competition in Canada. Representing a global snapshot of the world of architecture and design, submissions were open to designers, architects, firms and manufacturers of all disciplines, as well as students in these fields.
The high-calibre international jury included architect Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics, architect Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane, designer Anwar Mekhayech of the Design Agency, landscape architect Janet Rosenberg of Janet Rosenberg & Studio and designer Philippe Malouin. In March, the expert panel conferred at Toronto's Thompson Hotel, narrowing the field from an impressive 720 entries arriving from 43 countries to a shortlist of 66 finalists. From there, they selected the 19 outstanding winners.
During the month of April, the public was also given the chance to vote online for their favourites as the People's Choice.
Canada's leading contemporary design magazine, Azure is one of a handful of influential design titles worldwide. The independent magazine enjoys a growing subscriber base and can be found on newsstands across Canada, the US, Europe and Asia.
Each issue consistently delivers lively, visually engaging, forward-looking and socially relevant coverage of contemporary design. Azure profiles designers and architects from around the world; brings its readers breaking news on interior products and trends; showcases smart and paradigm-breaking residential and commercial projects; and investigates design issues related to our changing society.
Azure is an indispensable source of information and ideas for architects and designers as well as design-savvy consumers. The publication continues to garner awards for its overall excellence and high standards for visual and written content.