Meet the 2017 Sponsors
“Sharing creative ideas with designers and artists inspires us,” says Daniel Weissland, President of Audi Canada. “The way they think transcends boundaries, and that progressiveness is a guiding principle whenever we develop cars, like our most recent Audi R8.” Audi and the AZ Awards are perfect partners for an ongoing commitment to great design and leading innovation. Audi congratulates all finalists and winners of the 2017 AZ Awards.
A globally recognized leader in the production and distribution of high quality, innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, Cosentino consistently envisions and anticipates solutions that offer value and inspiration to peoples’ lives. By pioneering top brands in their respective segments – such as Silestone natural quartz, ultra-compact Dekton and Sensa granite – Cosentino delivers technologically advanced surfaces that contribute unique designs in a variety of applications for the home and public spaces. Cosentino is proud to be a presenting partner at the 2017 AZ Awards and extends congratulations to all the finalists and winners of these prestigious awards.
DXV is a portfolio of luxury kitchen and bath products that celebrates the distinguished heritage of American Standard. DXV offers exceptional collections that reimagine the most influential design movements of the past 150 years, fusing Classic, Golden Era, Modern and Contemporary time periods with state-of-the-art technologies and visionary design aesthetics. The brand elevates the experience of everyday living for discerning designers, architects and consumers who are inspired by beautiful, meticulously crafted products. DXV is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials, products and services. DXV is proud to partner with the 2017 AZ Awards, a celebration of incredible design and outstanding product accomplishments.
Keilhauer creates beautifully and intelligently designed furniture to support the exchange of ideas. Conversing, conferencing, collaborating – every product elevates existing routines and encourages new and meaningful ways of engaging. Keilhauer is committed to exceptional design, environmental stewardship and ethical manufacturing. Keilhauer is honoured to partner with Azure and the AZ Awards.
Rado is a globally recognized watch brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials. High-tech ceramic is Rado’s signature material. Beautiful, durable and nearly five times harder than steel, it’s one of the lightest materials used in luxury watchmaking. Rado continues to focus on pushing the traditional boundaries in the world of watchmaking design, surpassing all expectations.
Rado is honoured to partner with Azure and the 2017 AZ Awards, an internationally recognized design platform.
TD is proud to support Azure in its efforts to recognize talented designers and champion them to achieve their fullest potential. Our support of the AZ Awards is just one of the ways TD hopes to make a difference in nurturing the next generation of design excellence. TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its clients and employees live and work.
Urban Capital has been developing trailblazing residential and mixed-use buildings since 1996. With over 4,000 residential units built to date, Urban Capital has brought its design-focused, environmentally sustainable living concepts to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Winnipeg. Forward-thinking in outlook, the company always seeks to push the envelope in terms of architecture, interior design and urban living.
The award-winning School of Design at George Brown College in Toronto combines academics with real-world projects in graphic, game and interaction design, as well as design management and strategy. We expose students to professional practice and foster excellence in design thinking, culture and business. We are pleased to join the AZ Awards in promoting these same values.
A leader in the production of decorative surfaces in reconstituted wood veneer, Alpi was the first company in the world to industrialize this manufacturing process. The perfect balance between manual skills and high technology makes the firm unique. On the one hand, Alpi is pure innovation, ahead of the demands of the market; on the other, it represents painstaking craftsmanship.
Bauhaus is a local manufacturer of fine, contemporary wood windows and doors. Serving the architectural and design industry since 1990, our projects range from original designs for modern front entry doors and inspired sliding glass walls to the windows and doors of the Fogo Island Inn. Our focus is on creating a collaborative environment where design, craftsmanship, quality materials and a high level of service are combined to fulfill our role in the creative community. We are proud to be supporting the AZ Awards.
Euro-Line Appliances has been bringing elite European-engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. We ensure that our award-winning brands (AEG, Liebherr, Porter&Charles, Smeg, Gorenje and Franke) surpass ENERGY STARÒ ratings and are RoHS compliant (Reduction of certain Hazardous Substances). Since all of our appliances are engineered to conserve our non-renewable resources, they consume minimal amounts of water and energy while producing superior results. Euro-Line Appliances is honoured to be an AZ Awards Gala sponsor, to promote the same values and to support great design.