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EDITOR’S LETTER 018 Editor’s letter by Ana Gomes TREND FILE 020 Trend file by Amy Lau news & trends worldwide 021 News and trends 023 The most coveted new products of the latest trade shows 027 We covet this apartment created by Tom Dixon Design Research Studio New showrooms in new york 029 Kenneth Cobonpue 031 Moooi
Dining room by Piet Boon
exclusive interview 033 Piet Boon 039 Prosper assouline 087 Francois Frossard 095 Hammed Hani style icons 037 Brigitte Bardot insider’s guide 043 Insider’s guide Paris 045 Insider’s guide London shows we love 047 London Design Festival 049 Maison & Objet and Paris Design Week 051 Design Miami 053 Fort Lauderdale yacht show 15 HOTELS SUITES WE COVET 057 15 Hotel suites we covet / Get the look
Chef ’s Club, New York
Hotel Infante de sagres, suite, Porto Portugal
Sika Armchair, Brabbu
Violet sofa Favn by Fritz Hansen
Void Pendant, Tom Dixon,
hotels we covet 089 The Dylan 093 Windsor Arms Hotel WE COVET STYLISH 097 We covet stylish Warmth this fall/winter celebrate design with 101 Come and enter our exclusive world
The ST. Regis Hotel, New York
luxury lifestyle 103 Something Sweet... Maison ladurée 105 The world’s finest restaurants - Bouley’s 109 The world’s finest restaurants – Le Comptoir 111 The Chef’s Club New York 114 Luxury & Design Books - The world’s most beautiful bookstores FASHION 125 This season’s trends 127 Fashion Weeks Preview
Moschino 2015 campaign
Starburst statue by Two’s Company
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What an incredible journey It has been an incredible journey since April when COVETED first came out to the world, sharing luxury and design with our friends and with you. Its was success beyond our expectations, and it gave us all the strength and inspiration to produce an even better issue this time round. An increasingly growing challenge requires more and more of motivation. The COVETED team is now aiming higher, and is packed full of energy, and this issue is full of new discoveries we can’t wait to share with you. We’ve been travelling around the world since April to bring you a unique selection of interviews, event coverages, restaurant experiences and city guides, all first hand. We’re eager to share our real experiences, which covered all senses, as well as the new people we met, the different conversations we had and points of view we found, (all of which make COVETED a richer publication). To provoke a little curiosity, here is a selection of some of our star articles you are bound to covet:
Huys: one of Piet Boon’s most important projects
“15 Hotel Suites”, a review of the best suites around the world, from the Paramount in New York, the Four Seasons George V in Paris, as well as the Bulgari and Ritz Hotels in London. These reviews cover the luxury experience provided by each of the hotels, combined with design choices to inspire you to create your Suite project. Read our first-class previews on the world’s next major design events - from Design Miami, to upcoming design weeks in Paris and London, as well as curated design guides made by people who live and love both cities, and are eager to share what’s new and trendy in town. We also met with Piet Boon, Amy Lau, Prosper Assouline, François Frossard and David Bouley, amongst other remarkable personalities, to bring you exclusive interviews and stories, in a bid to celebrate design with friends! This issue could make me write about it for hours. Before I leave you to embark on your journey through COVETED to discover a new world of luxury and design, I want to share a quote which has given the team the drive to start such an ambitious project from scratch in a matter of months which has brought us immense joy: “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” - Franklin Roosevelt
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Hotel Meydan, Dubai
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TREND FILE BY AMY LAU
enowned worldwide for turning the seductively morbid show “Dexter” into a grim reality, Amy Lau is equally as talented at creating modern spaces that are more “curated” than “decorated”. Known for crafting original and personal surroundings that filter vayrious styles, objects, and preferences through the lens of modernism, the prominent designer believes that this process results in spaces that are refined and elegant extensions of her clients’ interests. Since 2001, Amy Lau has owned her own interiors firm, where she incorporates modernist principles, like balancing scale, texture, shape, color, and function, to create remarkable interior decorations. Specially commissioned artisan pieces, vivid colors, and exquisite midcentury furnishings are signatures of Amy Lau’s legacy as an Interior Designer. Lau, who also serves as an independent adviser to collectors of 20th century decorative arts, celebrated design with our team through this exclusive interview for COVETED Magazine.
Living room, Amy Lau
“As a designer, it is my job to dig deep to figure out what the client really wants, and then use my resources and expertise to deliver a home that is as beautiful as it is practical for the way they like to live.” CovetedED-Do you have a favorite project or a favorite story about one of your projects?
Amy Lau- It was inspiring and exciting to work on a private residence in Chicago – the client is a dance choreographer who regularly entertains and hosts parties in their living room, which doubles as a 250-person ballroom. I imagined these lively events taking place in Van Gogh’s Starry Night come to life, with guests mingling and music floating through a scene of deep, seductive shades of blue punctuated with sparkling accents. The abstract hand knotted wool and silk rug and hand-embroidered Lauren Saunders pillows paint a celestial scene, and the Claire Falkenstein bronze sculpture floating above the sofa captures the imagination with welded copper, brass, and shimmering glass.
Amy Lau chicagoResidence residence Central ParkDesgn, West Family
Living room, Amy Lau
CE-How important is a perfect chemistry between you and your clients to achieve the best results?
CE-All artists need some inspiration to work, and interior designers are artists too. So, what or who really inspires you?
CE-How would you describe your work style? Do you have a specific signature that makes your projects easy to identify?
CE-If you had to pick one project around the world that you wish had been created by you, which would it be?
AL-It’s very important to have great chemistry with a client. When you look at the overall goal for any client, regardless of specific preferences, it is always to create a home that feels comfortable, livable, and uniquely their own. The only way I can deliver this to a client is by communicating effectively throughout the entire process, and that is facilitated with good chemistry. As a designer, it is my job to dig deep to figure out what the client really wants, and then use my resources and expertise to deliver a home that is as beautiful as it is practical for the way they like to live.
AL-: I begin each project getting to know the surroundings of the environment so I can understand the foliage, light, skylines, and other natural elements, as well as considering the clients’ lifestyles and what their visual preferences are. With this foundation, I create a unique space through this framework that is timeless and elegantly modernist by using a mix of furnishings, fabrics, lighting, and art with varying textures and complementary hues. I will often commission site-specific work where needed to create a warmth and expressiveness.
Amy Lau Decoration
AL-Primarily, I look to nature to be inspired – I find incredible color palettes by observing the subtle change from blue to green on a bird’s wing, or the intricate detailed pattern on a butterfly. I am an avid scubadiver so I also love the unexpected color combinations in schools of fish, coral reefs, and the sandy beach towns I visit to pursue this hobby. Diverse cultures inspire me – from Japan to Turkey, Mexico to Saudi Arabia – each has a story to tell and a wealth of history, tradition, and artistic technique to explore and incorporate in my work.
AL-The Amangiri Resort in southern Utah is pure luxury framed by, and incorporating, the harmony of the amazing surrounding geography. The indigenous-style buildings embrace natural landforms, and the local hues, materials, and textures assimilated into the design ensure the complex remains very respectful of the landscape. I would have loved to have the opportunity to work on an intelligent and visually balanced interior for this incredible architectural feat.
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THE BEST OF 2015: ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE S Aston Martin Rapide S is considered to be a significant performance boost over the previous sedan model, which was launched in 2013. Its looks, agility, and speed turn this four-door sports car into a unique wonder. The Rapide S exterior is available in an infinite number of colors and the interior can be selected from an amazingly eye-catching color palette.
CIRCLE 25 TURNTABLE BY WILSON BENESCH To celebrate Wilson Benesch’s 25th Anniversary, the company launched the Circle 25 Turntable as an addition to their exclusive Analogue Collection. Bringing this longstanding classic back to life in a new and improved form represents the evolution of the British company who over the years has constantly refined their designs. The new Wilson Benesch Circle 25 Turntable is now available in the UK in black or white.
INTENSITYA PROJECT BY Y.CO For those who are passionate about the sea and the world of yachts, we present Intensity, a superyacht whose construction is the result of a partnership between Abeking & Rasmussen, Andrew Winch Designs, and Y.CO. Combining German build quality with a Caribbean inspired design, Intensity offers you privacy, elegance, and sophistication through the intense use of glass that presents stunning views from the interior of the vessel.
DIOR’S FIRST STORE OPENS IN PHILIPPINES Dior is the latest addition to SM Makati’s premier beauty department. The luxury fragrance, skincare, and makeup brand Dior will open its first flagship boutique in the Philippines. This new location will feature Dior’s summer Tie Dye collection, as well as a few novelties and innovations like apps specially made to help you select the right shades.
LOUBOUTIN AND TODD LYNN TOGETHER FOR SS2016 COLLECTION Christian Louboutin joined forces with Todd Lynn to create the new footwear for Lynn’s spring 2016 collection. This project has a unique desert feel, characterized by a neutral color palette and unisex vibe - signature Lynn features. Louboutin’s custom made biker-style boots perfectly complement Lynn’s clothing, resulting in an exclusive collection.
ROTONDE DE CARTIER ASTROTOURBILLON SKELETON 2015 has been claimed “The Year of Skeleton Watches”, with a “less is more” theme. Following this trend, several watchmakers and luxury brands are designing luxury watches less exorbitant and more mechanic. The Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton is a specimen of superior horological ambition which was designed with the aesthetic intention of showing its heart, enhancing the amplitude of its rotation. A unique masterpiece which showcases the brilliance of the art of watchmaking.
MONTBLANC ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH MARC NEWON For the first time ever, luxury brand Montblanc is partnering with industrial designer Marc Newson over Montblanc M, a new writing instrument that aims to incorporate the essence of the brand while adding modern design elements. “Montblanc M brings together Newson’s trademark biomorphic style, defined by its fluid and pure organic forms, and Montblanc’s iconic design cues, resulting in a new and unexpected expression for writing instruments” said Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Montblanc.
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POLTRONA FRAU ALBERO Conceived in the late 1950s as a floor-to-ceiling freestanding bookcase, “Albero” was designed for use in interior settings rather than for serial production. Frau’s reintroduction of the design is a reminder that vintage furniture doesn’t have to be overused (or used at all), kitschy or “retro.” The bookcase comes equipped with 8 - 12 adjustable “cubular” shelves and can extend to fit ceilings as high as 11-feet. It can also swivel 360 degrees, giving the tension rod set-up a bookstore browsing vibe. Albero was mentioned in The New York Times “Top 10 Moments at Milan Design Week”.
DREAMS CABINET A new cabinet arrival to the BD collection signed by Cristian Zuzunaga (Barcelona, 1978). The superficial tops, fronts and laterals of the cabinet are made of printed tempered 6mm glass and presented in three versions - colored, black/white , or white/black. A perfect sculptural focal point for the lounge area of a home, or the foyer of a hotel.
SCRIGNO The Scrigno cabinet range includes a stand-alone storage unit with doors that open out like wings, a “settimino” or seven-drawer dresser, a low storage unit, and a chest of drawers. The external surfaces are a mosaic of mirror shards manually smoothed on the edges, one by one. This stunning piece is one of the most iconic pieces by Edra as well as one of the most talked about pieces this year at Salone del Mobil 2015.
Koket Spellbound There is a sense of reveal & conceal as KOKET takes a beautiful chest form in high gloss black lacquer and adorns it in metal aged brass organic lace revealing a mesmerizing hint of what lies beneath. The interior is composed of 4 drawers embellished with organic hardware in aged brass finished to match the exterior.
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WALNUT MULTILEG CABINET Jaime Hayon continues to be one of the most celebrated Spanish designers on the international stage. Now BD presents a wooden version, in a varnished or nature walnut veneer finish, with the same virtues as the first: modular, multipurpose and multileg.
CAPELLINI FRAC Frac is a chair that thanks to its soft and sinuous structure envelops whoever sits in it like a tailored suit, from which it takes its name. Produced in plastic using a rotational technique it is ideal for outdoor use, but it fits well in domestic or public places as well due to its wide palette of available colors: cloud, magnolia, marsala, green, powder, mud.
SHOWTIME POLTRONA A collection in which plastics consort with upholstery, the gleam of lacquered wood, and the tradition of fine ceramics. In these contrasts between classicism and modernity, Showtime reflects what has always been the very essence of BD.
GARDENIAS ARMCHAIR WITH PERGOLA The Gardenias Collection is BDâ€™s second collection and has thrived on the same virtues as their first. It has quality, personality, elegance, the right point of romanticism, and lots of versatility, perfect for the home as well as public spaces. The collection is divided into outdoor pieces, with the purpose of recuperating classic elegant furniture for the garden with contemporary style, and the indoor collection, that includes an armchair and a sofa with sophisticated imagery - now presented with new finishes and upholstery.
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LUXXU SCALA CHANDELIER Modern luxury lighting at its very best, this crystal chandelier is masterfully crafted from gold brass and accented with cool conic shaped detailing.
With expressive harmonic beauty, the Clark exudes the “speakeasy” vibe. Constructed of brass tubing using the classic method of bending the brass twice into a rounded oblong shape allows for bright and loud casts of light. Its structure is made in brass, covered by a golden bath just like a real trumpet. Let yourself be part of the Clark ceiling fixture, dare to change the way you see musically inspired lighting.
VITRA MARIPOSA SOFA VERMELHA This chair designed by Campana Brothers will take everyone by surprise. While it looks like a mass of string it’s actually a steel structure with hand-woven and dyed cotton rope. This piece incorporates many aspects of weaving: intertwined threads form the ropes, which are then hand-woven into upholstery. Five hundred meters of red cotton ropes are used to create these random looking loops, but, in reality, there is a structured method in the rather chaotic padding.
The Mariposa owes its extraordinary comfort, on one hand, to the pleasantly soft upholstery which completely surrounds the sitter and prevents contact with any hard structural elements. On the other hand, to an ingenious adjustment mechanism that makes it possible to individually tilt the side and backrest elements for various sitting or reclining positions. With these special features, the Mariposa Sofa offers an inviting place to prop up your feet and relax.
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BRABBU SHERWOOD COFFEE TABLE From the legend of Robin Hood arises SHERWOOD, a wood coffee table that steals the name of the royal forest, where it is believed the good thief lived. The chic walnut root table top and the elegant structure of SHERWOOD make it ideal for a mid century modern decor. SHERWOOD does not hide its origins; instead they are embraced and shared. This rectangular coffee table will be the attention catcher in your living room setting.
Lapiaz The French word Lapiaz is the name given to the typical karst formations produced by surface dissolution of limestone or dolomite rocks. It can also be caused by freezing and thawing in cold climates. This is how the Lapiaz luxury coffee table emerged. Imagine a stone frozen and freshly cracked to show the entire world a rich, golden interior. The polished brass details and mirrored sides attribute this luxury design artwork an arctic yet comfy and warm beauty. Definitely a statement piece for the most luxurious interior designs.
Maison Valentina Symphony dressing table With a vision to understand the past and interpret it through cutting-edge technology and contemporary design, this unique dressing table is passionately inspired by music. Handcrafted with the finest materials, this breathtaking piece is genuine in style, ensuring mystery and elegance. The golden color gives a luxury touch to every bathroom.
GLAS ITALIA SHIMMER Patricia Urquiola’s poetically contemporary “Shimmer” table is brilliant in both its concept and physicality. Made from iridescent glass with a multicolored finish, the small tripodal table reacts with light, which allows its surface to seemingly change hue depending on your vantage point. The graceful shifts in color lend it a balletic energy, and the lack of construction materials (the parts are joined with glue) keeps the focus on its prismatic effects. Just one of the striking ranges of glass projects Glas Italia showed at Salone del Mobile this year.
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this apartmentcreated by Tom Dixon Design Research Studio For those who are looking for a fancy, modern, and quiet place to enjoy the views over the Thames River, the newest project developed by Knight Dragon and designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio and SOM is an amazing place to experience the unique London lifestyle in one of the capital’s most exciting postcodes. We are referring to the limited collection of thirty-five studios, lofts, and penthouses designed by Tom Dixon and headquartered in No. 2 at Upper Riverside, South East London.
Third Floor Bathroom, Tom Dixon
The lofts, which feature two story living rooms, offer a breath taking view over the city, while the studios cover an average of 500 square feet and incorporate private balconies. The three spacious penthouses offer 2,485 square feet of contemporary bliss, amplified by a private terrace. But it is not all about the size; in every single detail you will find Tom Dixon’s unique signature touch. Such as seen in each residence’s bespoke kitchen featuring custom-design enamel backslashes, and copper cabinetry from the makers of the London Underground signage.
Third Floor Dining room, Tom Dixon
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Ground Floor Reception, Tom Dixon
Third Floor Bedroom, Tom Dixon
Third Floor Boardroom, Tom Dixon
The aim was to create a connection between the residents and the surrounding environment, through design and architecture. The bathrooms, filled with natural light, are another place where dynamic lines and unusual geometry thrive, empowered by the use of dichroic glass and classic materials, such as the traditional London brick. The choice of materials clearly reflects a distinctively British feel. All residents also receive membership to the Upper Riverside resident’s club, which means free access to the private roof and London´s highest residential swimming pool, all dedicated to wellness and relaxation and designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio. Third Floor Kithcen, Tom Dixon
Third Floor Study room, Tom Dixon
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NEW YORK KENNETH COBONPUE showroom
Kenneth Cobonpue in her new Showroom in New York
CovetED is thrilled to announce the opening of the United States largest display of the famous designer Kenneth Cobonpue’s self-named furniture collection, and lighting and accessories brand, Hive. Located on the 4th floor of the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington, the new showroom will permanently house their newest collections, beautiful artwork, furniture, and a selection of iconic classics. With a worldwide reputation for providing imaginative solutions to any design challenge the renowned New York Design Center is an ideal choice for Cobonpue’s new showroom. 200 Lex is home to more than 100 showrooms representing upwards of 500 lines of fine residential and contract furniture, textiles, wall and floor covering, lighting, kitchen and bath, and accessories. The New York Design Center has been committed to transforming and enhancing both living and working environments for more than 85 years standing as the oldest furniture and design building in the country. Kenneth Cobonpue is an exceptional designer known for his distinct designs which
blend natural materials and innovative handmade construction processes. Originally from the Philippines he began his design journey studying Industrial Design in New York, from there he traveled to Italy and Germany where he worked and continued to perfect his craft. Cobonpue has won several awards for his furniture designs, was noted by Time Magazine as “Rattan’s first virtuoso”, and boasts an extensive A-list client roster that includes Hollywood celebrities such as Brad Pitt and royal figures. Each year the designer reveals new work at design shows from Paris to New York, and recently he was named the “Designer of the Year” at the first edition of Maison et Objet Asia held in Singapore in March 2014. Profoundly inspired by the tradition of craftsmanship that has been passed down from generation to generation, Cobonpue set out to create a furniture brand that makes great use of these expert hands to produce modern and bold designs. Using a variety of materials suitable for interior and exterior use, the common factor in all of the pieces is the production process, which remains primarily handmade.
Kenneth Cobonpue’s lighting became part of Hive and was set up as an associated company to Kenneth Cobonpue with separate design and production facilities. This complementary partnership allows Hive to seamlessly merge exquisite design and cutting-edge manufacturing. Today Hive is a collective of designers and artisans who continue to produce exceptional lighting and home accessory collections, adding value to every space they inhabit. Hive has created a niche for itself by highlighting natural forms and materials integrated with innovative methods of handmade production. The conservation of traditional hand-working techniques allows Hive to perpetuate an element of culture for generations to come. Kenneth Cobonpue considers the opening of the new showroom in New York to be a step toward reaching an important market, but it also seems to be a special moment for him, as he attended design school at New York based Pratt Institute. Cobonpue sincerely admits that for quite some time designers have been asking for a place where they can bring clients to see and touch the products, and to understand and appreciate the innovative techniques and workmanship that go into each piece. In his point of view, it is wonderful to finally have this kind of a presence in New York City. The new Kenneth Cobonpue flagship showroom is an excellent source for beautiful and organic design and decoration for both the indoors and out. The ultra talented Cobonpue’s finest design products will be showcased along with a growing collection of designs purely made by hand and with sustainable materials. The space will provide a welcoming, versatile, and energetic atmosphere that will inspire and educate the vibrant New York market.
Kenneth Cobonpue Showroom in New York
Creating with natural fibers and materials, Cobonpue’s use of organic locally found materials combined with progressive handmade fabrication techniques, results in a collection that has amassed him both international recognition and a dedicated following. Kenneth Cobonpue is devoted to sustaining the heritage of craft while also incorporating the new in both his furniture collection and Hie. He believes that customers will not only be able to relate to the scale of his designs, but also to realize the extraordinary workmanship that went into each piece. Hive, Cobonpue’s lighting and home accessories design house, was founded in 2001 when a group of friends, inspired by Giulio Cappellini and his concept of the design house, pursued a vision to create lighting and accessories. After some time Hive developed into a design and manufacturing facility where various artists can make objects for production under one roof. Under the art direction of Kenneth Cobonpue and management of Celso Advincula Jr., Hive promotes an environment of creative freedom.
KENNETH COBONPUE SHOWROOM 200 Lexington Avenue Suite 427 New York, NY 10016 Kenneth Cobonpue Showroom in New York
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Moooi NEW SHOWROOM IN NEW YORK Moooi New York opened its doors last May during NY Design Week. Having crossed the ocean, Moooi has landed in New York to introduce a ‘brand’ new world of design opportunities in Manhattan’s Nomad area. The newly branded NoMad District is situated at the heart of Manhattan, fashionably located between 26th and 30th Streets, and Park Avenue and Broadway. Known for its fine architecture and central location next to the iconic Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, since the outset of the 21st Century the NoMad neighborhood has been on the rise with the transformation and revival of this long-ignored stretch of NYC. The streets of this neighborhood are steeped in history and lined with luxurious hotels, upscale businesses, trendy restaurants, and exciting nightlife. Formerly known as “Tin Pan Alley”, NoMad is the current hub of New York’s creative industries and buzzes with a unique energy day and night. New York is the capital of the US and Manhattan is the place to be for an upscale design brand. According to Marcel Wanders, the Art Director of Moooi, the company has grown beyond a mere furniture or lighting brand. It offers high end luxury products within a lifestyle concept that is truly inspiring. What is more, he admits that this generation is
no longer happy with expensive luxury products without meaning. It is looking for the ‘real’ thing: a beautiful design that is also interesting, creative, exciting, fun, provocative, challenging. A clear testimony to Moooi’s active role in the cultural world is the enduring collaboration that Moooi initiated with artist Rahi Rezvani. A selection of his photography was first exposed at Moooi’s new collection presentation in Milan last April and now on the walls of the New York store, embracing its interior with a powerful stream of human depth, energy and emotion. Casper Vissers, Moooi’s cofounder, together with Marcel Wanders, claims that right now the time has come to invest in the brand’s image and immense potential by showing the US public that Moooi is not only about ground-breaking lighting products, but also about exceptional furniture, a brand new Moooi Carpets collection, and a whole lifestyle experience based on the belief that design is a question of love. “Moooi is an urban brand designing for a new world, delivering the coolest things together with a sense of surprise and expectation”, clarifies Moooi’s Art Director Marcel Wanders and he adds: “It fits perfectly with the city’s vibe and has achieved a great following, even before the opening of Moooi New York”.
The showroom and brand store is also going to be a focal point for architects, designers and design lovers, in order to gather ideas during their daily quest for beauty and inspiration. Wanders looks forward to all the amazing projects to come as he is strongly convinced that only together can we create pure magic. The interior of the Moooi showroom is defined by a characteristic raw concrete structure and flooring, which englobes an eclectic mix of designs and acts as a creative platform to showcase products, designers, and lifestyle ideas for inspirational homes. “Its eclectic atmosphere, connected to the cultural world, and its interesting designs will certainly inspire all sorts of people and bring an addition to the design world of Manhattan”, points out Casper Vissers who elaborates: “Behind every product exposed is a great story and that will be translated to the public by specifically trained personnel”. Next to the entrance door, the shop window reveals an inspirational home environment that will certainly engage onlookers with interesting interior ideas. Just inside, to the left of the entrance wall, Moooi spells its name in the universal Braille language with the use of Round Prop. While in the first part of the store poetic haikus reveal in an instant how Moooi’s different products can be combined to complement each other; in the central area several inspirational settings showcase different solutions to improve the interior design
of homes, offices, and public spaces. At the back of Moooi’s showroom and brand store a skylight brings daylight to its deepest section, highlighting the skillful interiors by showing off their colors and beauty. A multifunctional room and an upstairs office space of approx. 538 Sq. Ft. complete the picture. Furthermore, a number of fascinating carpets of different shapes and sizes are on display, intensifying the product haikus and completing the settings with their innovative designs and vibrant colors. They belong to the new collection of Moooi Carpets, a brand new company that offers a wide range of carpet designs and countless custom possibilities for the perfect match to any interior style. The new showroom and brand store is the pilot project for Moooi USA. Casper Vissers assures that soon enough there will be at least one more Moooi store on the West coast. The CEO of Moooi explains with due anticipation that California would be the next logical geographical choice. For the moment the Moooi team is looking forward to establishing its unexpected welcome in New York and sharing unique design products and its love for life, fun, culture, stories, and new experiences. Visit the Moooi Showroom and Brand Store in New York and you will be welcomed in by Moooi’s learning and sharing platform where beauty, information, curiosity, and fun converge to connect to the contemporary culture and people.
“New York is the capital of the US and Manhattan is the place to be for an upscale design brand.”
MOOOI SHOWROOM 36 East 31st Street, New York, NY 10016 +1 646-396-0455
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exclusive interview WITH
Huys: one of Piet Boon’s most important projects
hen asked what a designer needs to be successful in New York City, where competition can be a little wild, he had a simple yet strong answer: “I think you need to think outside the box and when you come to New York, or anywhere in the US for that matter, do not let your designs be led by building codes or restrictions”. Responsible for creating a unique and contemporary architecture and interior design style, the award-winning designer Piet Boon is renowned worldwide for his exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and vision as well. Boon, a creator of masterpieces, began his career as a building contractor – which clearly brings an advantageous insight to the design and accomplishment of every project signed by him. From the Netherlands, his status as a successful architect in NYC is on the rise. After reading this exclusive interview, everyone will most likely come to the same conclusion: the final result of each remarkable work created by Piet Boon is indeed a perfect match between functionality and timeless design.
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“I draw my inspiration from my talented team, travels, the people I meet, the food I eat, the things I see, the different cultures I’m fortunate enough to encounter, and even the work of others.” CovetED--Although you got started your career as a builder, now you work as a designer. Why did you make that change?
Piet Boon- I started my career in construction, realizing the designs of others and I was often frustrated with what designers came up with. Too many times I found myself realizing beautiful designs that although they were beautifully designed they just didn’t work, or the other way around. Call me stubborn, but I didn’t agree and believed that I could do a better job in finding the perfect balance between functionality, aesthetics, and individuality. I knew that if I wanted to realize this vision, I had to take full ownership of a design concept. And that’s how Studio Piet Boon came to life over thirty years ago. CE-At this moment, you are involved in projects worldwide. Do you have a favorite project or a favorite story about one of your projects?
Most residences at Huys have custom-fit banquette seating in the dining area.
PB-Because we are fortunate to work with different types of clients all over the world, all of our projects are unique in their own way and so it would be impossible to pick one specific project as a favorite. Having that said there are also many stories to tell, like our first big project in New York for instance: a real adventure, a 700m2 apartment, an entire floor on Fifth Avenue. The client was (and still is) a very successful entrepreneur. We had very limited time to get the job done in order not to disturb the owners too much. This meant that at a certain point we had over 100 people working around the clock to realize the project in time. Can you image what that looked like? It still makes me laugh when I think of it. CE- The results around your projects are remarkable. Possibly, they are result of a perfect chemistry between you and your clients. So, when the chemistry really works, it is possible to predict what happens next?
Many of Huys’s apartments also have marvelous box windows, which act like over-sized bay windows.
PB-First of all, thank you! I think this kind of chemistry can be attributed to our motivation to truly understand the needs of our clients and embrace their values and way of life. The most important thing in achieving this understanding is being able to really listen. Over the years we have developed a strong set of antenna’s that help us gain insights that allow us to shape the individual identity of each project which is crucial for the creation of a unique, customized sense of space – be it a home, a hotel, an office, etc. Does that mean that we are able to predict what happens next? No. And that’s why I feel I have the best job in the world!
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CE-How would you describe your style? Do you have any kind of “signature” able to identify your projects?
PB-Our signature is clearly recognized by the use of strong (sight) lines, a subdued color palette together with rich and natural materials that age beautifully, symmetry and optimal use of space, the use of natural light, and attention to extraordinary detailing. The perfect synergy between the different divisions within our studio creates the harmony between exterior, interior, and styling our projects are internationally known for. CE-What does a designer need to be successful in New York City, where competition could be a little wild?
PB-: : I think you need to think outside the box and when you come to New York, or anywhere in the US for that matter, do not let your designs be led by building codes or restrictions. That’s one of the reasons I think people like our work so much, we aren’t too familiar with codes and/or restrictions and because of that our designs automatically push boundaries and exceed expectations. Together with the builder we find ways to make our ideas work, making the impossible possible.
CE-All artists need some inspiration to do well their work and architects are artists too. So, what really inspires you?
PB-More or less, everything actually, as I strongly believe that inspiration is everywhere. I draw my inspiration from my talented team, travels, the people I meet, the food I eat, the things I see, the different cultures I’m fortunate enough to encounter, and even the work of others. I find it fascinating to see the creative and clever solutions they come up with. CE-Maybe “Huys” be one of the most important work made by you and your team. Did you feel a real need to embed yourself in the New York’s culture to find the right design for this project?
PB-Huys was definitely a milestone when it comes to our work in New York, since Huys we were able to add two other major residential development projects to our portfolio: Oosten in Williamsburg and 101 WALL on Wall Street. For Huys, like with every other project, we studied amongst others the local vernacular, history, and the way people lived in it. By doing so we were able to really integrate our design. New York of course is such a great city. Its rich (Dutch) history and cultural influences make it the energetic city that it is.
Entrance hall of the exclusive and luxurious Huys.
CE: Was there anything about New York City that made you approach this project differently than others?
PB-Every project is different because of many different factors that we have to take into account, though the approach is in principal always the same. CE-If you had to pick one famous building around the world that you wish it had been created by you, which would it be? Why?
PB-There are two notoriously famous buildings across from the famous Rijks museum in Amsterdam. These office buildings, also known as the salt and pepper buildings, I believe should have mirrored the magnificence of the Rijks. Now you have these two out of architectural character buildings dating from the 70’s instead. If we were given the chance to design those buildings back then, I would have thought of something different. I know we would have come up with something that would look spectacular, blend well with the local architecture, and add to the beauty of the Rijks museum. CE-Where else, besides New York, can we expect to see your work soon?
PB-At the moment there are a lot of projects in full swing all over the world. For example, in Antigua we are currently working on developing a high-end eco-friendly retreat. Our studio is responsible for the aesthetic design of Antigua’s best-kept secret: Pearns Point - a verdant 141-acre peninsula with seven pristine white-sand beaches and spectacular views across the Caribbean Sea. Pearns Point will be home to 68 luxury private beach and hillside residences, and a five-star hotel with state-of-the-art facilities. We are also working on a big residential project in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Willowsford Virgina (US) and another one in Riyahd, Saudi Arabia. Next to the residential, hospitality, and corporate developments we are also humbled to be trusted with the design of various private homes.
Huys: one of Piet Boon’s most important projects
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Brigittebardot Our style icon for this edition is the Parisian goddess who combines youth, sex, insolence, and grace, all wrapped up in one. This is Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot, born on September 28, 1934 in the magical city of Paris.
Vintage ‘virgin’ bicycle from DelightFULL’s Essentials Collection cortina white armchair for outdoor by Minotti
Patricia Urquiola for Louis Vuitton bag, that can be transformed into a chair
STYLE ICONS // From an adorable young ballet student, to a 15 year old Elle Magazine cover model - and the most desirable actress of her time - the cameras loved Brigitte immediately and they’ve never forgotten her (just like all the men that met her in person). But besides all this beauty and grace, this woman’s love for animals and her lifetime struggle to make their rights stand, are two additional reasons for the world to love her. Too Many Romances and an Interrupted Career. Her first acting role was with ‘Le Trou Normand’ at the age of 18. In this precise moment, the world fell in love with her talent, and most of all, the world fell in love with her angelic beauty. After two more fictional lives, a real life happy moment: her wedding with the screenwriter and filmmaker Roger Vadim, in 1952. Five years later, they separated. But the show must go on, so Brigitte never gave up on happiness.
Her first American film ‘Un Acte d’Amour’, established her “sex-kitten” image. After this, all the French films had to be dubbed into English, to satisfy the American desire to see her on screen. From 1952 to 1956, Brigitte appeared in seventeen films. ‘And God Created Woman’ was her biggest success and still the moto for her beauty. Some may say that Brigitte Bardot’s romantic life was as intense as her career, once she had 100 lovers – including the actress’ four husbands. Few men (and even women) could resist her feline eyes and unique smile. But in 1973, after 47 films, diverse musical shows, over 60 songs, several nervous breakdowns, and too many passions, Bardot decided to bring her acting career to an end. La Madrague, her house in Saint Tropez, was where the French actress and animal activist decided to retire to with her son, her husband Bernard d’Ormale, and their beloved animals. And she still resides there today.
From a Beloved Woman to an Animal Lover As you can easily see, all the fame and fortune (and even the several unhappy moments of her life) haven’t transformed Bardot into an insensitive person. She established the ‘Foundation for the Protection of Distressed Animals’ in the mid-1970s and the ‘Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals’ in the mid-1980s. And she still has hundreds of animals in her house in Saint Tropez. We’ve got it all figured out for now: it’s possible to be a vegetarian animal defender, and still be a style icon and a beauty inspiration. Brigitte Bardot is the living proof of it.
Design Inpirations As an iconic diva and a true inspiration, this angelic but undeniably sexy woman has inspired so many with her work and eminent style. The CovetED team searched for the best designs that could have been inspired by this sexy angel. What you will see is a selection of interior design pieces that we found similar to Bardot’s style. Be inspired!
Marie Antoinette frame made from carved wood, by Boca do Lobo Studio
Cell Tall by Tom Dixon
Forbidden bed by Koket embodies all that is sultry seductive
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ASSOULINE INTERIORS IS ALL ABOUT PASSION AND “SAVOIR VIVRE”
Once upon a time… the Dutch Philosopher Erasmus said: “your library is your paradise”. And this is the primordial essence of the newest Assouline Group’s enterprise, a project that looks to turn libraries into truly private paradises. First, they created remarkable books that are almost pieces of art themselves. Now, they have launched Assouline Interiors, an ode to luxury style and culture. Designed by Prosper and Martine Assouline, from floor to ceiling and wall to wall, every nuance of this collection reflects Assouline’s signature style through custom furniture, lighting, carpeting, and beautifully framed prints. CovetED Magazine invites you to discover the world of Assouline Interiors, a world in which stylish modern furnishings, and worldly objects and artwork are surrounded by sophisticated books.
“I think Assouline lifestyle furnishings collection is the embodiment of the French expression savoir vivre, or knowing how to live richly.” (Prosper Assouline)
Allure X Bookstand from Allure Collection
The Assoulines, Martine and Prosper Assouline
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW // CovetED Magazine: Before we start talking about the new Assouline Group’s project, focused on the interior design market, let’s talk a little bit about how it all began: with the books. So how did you get into book publishing?
Prosper Assouline: All of the books we publish and design, we make them as luxurious and exclusive as possible. And because we design all the books, they have the same style. Indeed, we believe that this is a market niche and we just happened to get the opportunity and turned it to reality. At the beginning, our idea wasn’t to make a business out of publishing. I just wanted to make only one book about my favorite hotel in the world, La Colombe D’Or. I took the pictures and my wife and partner Martine wrote the text. This first book got good feedback from the press and market, so we decided to make one or two per year. Now we produce 50 books each year, and it’s our main business. CE: Recently, Assouline introduced its luxurious new library and office furnishings collection for interior design. Tell us all about this new project. How did this idea start and what can we expect from this project?
PA: Over two decades, we have extended our vision to create all that can be desired in a chic library, from our beautiful books and special editions, to unique accessories and objects of art, and now a complete turnkey collection of handsome furniture bearing our signature style. This new project from Assouline’s Group began because we really believe that beauty can transform lives, and that a book artfully crafted and highly considered in its visual content can open eyes and minds. After all, the Assouline lifestyle furnishings collection is the embodiment of the French expression savoir vivre, or knowing how to live richly. CE: Where does the inspiration come from to create all of the amazing Assouline furniture?
PA: I believe that the inspiration comes from the signature style of the brand that juxtaposes classical elements with Art Deco nuances and modern influences. The Assouline Interiors Collection is the ultimate enrichment for any home, a complete collection of furniture and accessories. And I’m pretty sure that after being fueled with passion for books, it seems self-evident to create exclusive and luxurious furniture for libraries. That is our understanding of beauty and well-being. CE: If you had to choose only one piece from the Assouline Interiors Collection, what piece would it be and why?
PA: If I had to pick just one piece among many that I love in this first collection, I have no doubt it would be the “Writing Desk”, from the High Society Collection. Because I like to know I have a desk that allows me to be inside my work, almost as if to enter into it.This is a perfect piece to have in a library, in an apartment, and even in an office. I like this piece a lot.
High Society Library
“We really believe that beauty can transform lives, and that a book artfully crafted and highly considered in its visual content can open eyes and minds.” CE: There are already showrooms in some of the most important cities in the world. What are the next steps for Assouline Interiors?
PA: Indeed we already have an exclusive showroom for this collection in New York, a 700-square-foot furniture showroom and a 265-square-foot bookshop. In addition, we have Maison Assouline, a beautifully restored landmark building with a stately presence in the St. James’s neighborhood of London. We are in Paris as well, at the exclusive Le Bon Marché department store. The next move for us will be to expand our horizons and expose our exclusive furniture at Maison & Objet in September this year.
CE: Last but not least, as we know, you have a strong and remarkable partnership with Martine Assouline on both professional and personal levels. Could you conceive running Assouline Interiors without her?
PA: No, absolutely not. Sometimes I feel like I repeat myself about this subject, but its ok, because this is something very important to say and it never will be too much to say this: if she were not here, I wouldn’t do this. Without her, the company wouldn’t work. I can’t do anything without her and, more importantly, I don’t want to.
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Assouline Interiors in London
Living Room Decorating with Didot Font Inspiraton
Didot Font detail
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The Didot Inspiration Sometimes, inspiration can come from the most unusual places, even from an old book forgotten in some corner of the library. No, we’re not talking about the content itself published in the books, but the typography used to immortalize its stories. Following this thought, the Assouline Interiors first collection was born. This can be seen in some of the pieces which have the typography created by Firmin Didot, in the early 1780s, on them. About the Didot Font, Yves Perrousseaux* said: “the visual impression of the typography expresses a kind of lightness, simplicity, and solidity which is very particular to it. This is due to the excellence of the ratio between the thick and thin strokes, the exact verticality of the stems, the exact horizontal extensions given to the serifs.” As the font created by Didot, the pieces designed by Prosper and Martine Assouline have a perfect balance between lightness, simplicity, and solidity. The final result? Just marvelous!
Writing Desk and Desk Chair from High Society Collection, Assouline’s favorite piece
Ultimate Cabinet and Ultimate Book Stand
Assouline Interiors at Bon Marche
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Through the eyes of
“Life is too short to wear boring jewellery... Start dreaming” Caterina Zangrando is an Italian jewelry designer based in Paris. After her meeting with André Leon Tally, Vogue’s editor, her designs have increasingly become a global hit. Today her work is featured in all the main fashion magazines, and her creations are often paraded by international jet-setters. Her unique jewelry is colorful, modern, chic, and fun – a must have for our CovetED readers!t
1. MONSIEUR BLEU 20 Avenue de New York 75116 |Tel: +331 47 20 90 47 www.monsieurbleu.com The must-go-to place for fashion lovers and food lovers alike, with a view of the Tour Eiffel. The owner is the same as the Rasputin’s club. 3. DAVE’ 12 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 |Tel: +33 1 42 61 49 48 Very happening during Paris Fashion Week, among its habituées it counts Kim Kardashian.
2 2. KINUGAWA 9 Rue du Mont Thabor | Tel: +33 01 42 60 65 07 www.kinugawa.fr Amazing food and great location. 4. MAMA SHELTER 109 rue de Bagnolet 75020 | Tel: +33 1 43 48 48 48 www.mamashelter.com/paris/guide/ A bit far from the center, but truly fun, offers an amazing brunch and is furnished by Philip Stark. Very often the space is used for shooting videos.
Find her creations at: www.caterinazangrando.com
1. MONTAIGNE MARKET 57 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 | Tel: +33 1 42 56 58 58 www.montaignemarket.com Perfect place to buy luxury fashion labels, and study the trés chic Parisian style.
2. CORTO MOLTEDO Palais Royal, Galerie de Valois, 75001 | Tel: +33 1 49 27 97 91 www.corto.com/eu/ The son of Bottega Veneta, you cannot miss it. 3. HOD 104 104 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 | Tel: +33 9 53 15 83 34 www.hod-boutique.com Very fun bijoux 4. BABY BUDDHA 68 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 | Tel: +33 1 45 48 08 00 www.baby-buddha.com An especially Bric-à-brac place that is fun to explore in the search for unusual and ethnic pieces.
1. LES DOCKS CITE DE LA MODE ET DU DESIGN 34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 www.citemodedesign.fr A brand new industrial complex turned into a space that hosts art shows, exhibitions, and fashion shows. It is quickly becoming the most hip artistic zone of Paris.
2. GAGOSIAN 4 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008 | Tel: +33 1 75 00 05 92 www.gagosian.com This is Caterina’s favorite contemporary art gallery in the world. It is owned and directed by Larry Gagosian.
3. PERROTIN l 76 Rue de Turenne, 75003 www.perrotin.com Another of Caterina’s favorite art galleries, founded in 1990 and focusing on modern works by mainly French & Asian artists
Nightlife For your sweet tooth
1 2 1 3 1. BERTHILLON 31 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Île, 75004. Tel +33 1 43 54 31 61 www.berthillon.fr This place is universally famous for the amazing ice-cream. 2. LA PATISSERIE DES REVEs 111 rue Longchamp or 92 rue du Bac www.lapatisseriedesreves.com/en/ Delicious, but watch out, in the first one you can sit at tables, but at the second one this is not possible.
1. RASPOUTINE 58 Rue de Bassano, 75008 |Tel: +33 1 47 20 02 90 www.raspoutine.com By far the best club in Paris, with the coolest people in the city. 3. LE BARON 6 Avenue Marceau, 75008 | Tel: +33 1 47 20 04 01 www.lebaron.jp/en/ Real fun with more commercial music.
2 2. LE MONTANA 28 Rue Saint-Benoît, 75006 | Tel: +33 1 44 39 71 29 A very small club for very hip and alternative people. 4. CHEZ CASTEL 15 Rue Princesse, 75006 | Tel: +33 1 40 51 52 80 www.castelparis.com Slightly touristic, but truly nice and fun.
3. PIERE HERME 72 rue Bonaparte or 185 rue Vaugirard and inside the Galerie La Fayette. www.pierreherme.com Best macaroons in the world.
An absolute must see Hotel Amour 8, Rue Navarin 75009 | Tel: +33 1 48 78 31 80 www.hotelamourparis.fr Maybe the coolest hotel in Paris at the moment. It is the location for amazing parties like that of Tod and Stella McCartney’s. It is also very nice for a Sunday brunch.
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Through the eyes of
Maria Constantinou & Eris Koutsoudakis
MEraki Design is an interior design practice founded by Maria Constantinou & Eris Koutsoudakis that specializes in delivering high caliber luxury design solutions across hotel, commercial, residential, and spa interiors both in the UK and around the globe. Maria and Eris where both born in South Africa and completed their schooling in Greece. After completing a B.A. in Business Administration in Athens, Maria studied interior design at Italy’s world renowned school of design in Milan, Istituto Marangoni. Eris completed a B.A. in Interior Architecture, passing with distinction and winning multiple awards during her studies, such as South African Design Student of the Year, and was awarded the Emerging Creative Award by the South African Department of Arts & Culture. Both Maria and Eris completed M.A.’s in Interior Design at London’s Westminster University, where they have lived and worked for the past several years. From concept to realization, MEraki Design provides professional purchasing, project management, and onsite installation services. MEraki Design can develop interior design concepts for any project creating a seamless vision throughout. Their understanding and experience of interior design and branding aren’t just practical; they add that extra bit of soul. “Our goal is to create sophisticated, modern, and efficient interiors with layers of warmth, comfort and character’’. Designing projects for those who appreciate beauty, comfort and attention to detail your design project is sure to be in good hands with MEraki! See more of their work: www.merakidesign.co.uk
Restaurants 1. CHILTERN FIREHOUSE 1 Chiltern Street Marylebone London W1U 7PATel. +44 020 7073 7676 www.chilternfirehouse.com 2. COYA 118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NW Tel. +44 20 7042 7118 http://www.coyarestaurant.com/landing 3. THE WOLSELEY 160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB Tel. +44 20 7499 6996 www.thewolseley.com 4. OPSO 10 Paddington St, London W1U 5QL Tel. +44 20 7487 5088 www.opso.co.uk
1. THE ROSEWOOD 252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN Tel. +44 20 7781 8888 www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/london
2. THE LONDON EDITION HOTEL 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP Tel. +44 20 7781 0000 www.editionhotels.com/london 3. ME HOTEL 336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA Tel. +44 808 234 1953 www.melondon.londonhotels.it
SHOPPING 1. JOSEPH 400 Oxford St, London W1C 1JS Tel. +44 20 7318 3124 www.joseph-fashion.com 2. aNTHROPOLOGIE 158 Regent St, London W1B 5SW Tel. +44 20 7529 9800 www.anthropologie.eu 3. KOOPLES 22 Carnaby St, London, England W1F 7DB Tel. +44 20 7734 8020 www.thekooples.com/en/
4. JONATHAN ADLER 287-289 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA Tel. +44 20 7727 0600 www.uk.jonathanadler.com
1. SAATCHI Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY Tel. +44 20 7811 3070 www.saatchigallery.com
2. VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL Tel. +44 20 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk 3. SERPENTINE GALLERIES Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA Tel. +44 20 7402 6075 www.serpentinegalleries.org
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london design festival CovetED is all about design and what better way to experience the finest art and design then at a trade show – here are a few we love – go be surrounded by beauty and creativity! London Design Festival London is a design capital. Each year it receives droves of design lovers from around the world looking to see and experience great art and design. These design enthusiasts are also looking to embrace the fabulous city itself, stay in the best and most luxurious hotels, eat at the trendiest spots in town, and fully immerse themselves in London Design Festival – CovetED unveils the top events as well as the best hotels and restaurants. We assure you that you will be delighted by this unique week that is all about design. Check out our London Design Festival suggestions…
Decorex international 2015 At this trade show you will find the best in design, ideas and inspirations, craftsmanship, new technologies, and rising talents. 400+ companies exhibit their designs at Syon Park in London. www.decorex.com 100 % Design (23 - 26 September) The largest contemporary design event for professionals in this area of design, this show is a great opportunity for them to exhibit and expand their work, and for finding inspiration.
Blakes Hotel Blakes Luxury Boutique Hotel occupies, since 1978, a quiet side street in London’s fashionable South Kensington and has always been an innovator. Behind the black Victorian façade, you’ll find a tantalizing fusion of eastern and western styles. Polished mirrors bounce rich walnut tones around the lobby, creating a sense of decadence and theatre, while the critically acclaimed subterranean restaurant attracts some of the world’s most famous movie stars, actors, and designers.
www.thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/ Tent London & Super Brands (24-27 Sept 2015) London is the place to see the worlds’ most progressive furniture, lighting, and interiors brands. As proof, Tent London & Super Brands are two events combined in order to bring out the very best designs in London. Tent London is a platform to launch new design products. As a design lover, this is definitely an event to attend. We are sure that for those who love design this is an amazing place to find novelties, outstanding innovations in design, along with fine furniture inspired by the best designers and creators. Super Brands is a series of temporary showrooms, the brands that participate in this event are carefully chosen for this purpose, and are definitely the best of the best! www.tentlondon.co.uk Focus/15 Focus/15 gathers architects, interior designers, and stylespotters from the UK, but also from all over the world. There, you will find an exceptional collective of designer brands, spark your imagination with the creative excellence, enjoy conversations with top designers, and so much more! This is an event to Focus on! www.dcch.co.uk
Balthazar London Balthazar’s London housed in the old Theatre Museum, in a building called “The Flower Cellars”. This is the hardest-to-score reservation in London right now and the pinnacle, the holy of holies, the city’s most anticipated restaurant that results from a collaboration between New York restaurant supremo Keith McNally and his London friend, Richard Caring. This restaurant offers every type of meal from breakfast and dinner to weekend brunch. The menu includes a wide selection of French brasserie and bistro; they combine the best ingredients with the most traditional ways of cooking in order to produce great food. Corner Room A simple space on the first floor of the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green, the Corner Room gives little away, but look a little closer and it becomes apparent that someone has a sense of humor: a spiral staircase leading nowhere; lamps hung at spectacularly varying heights; no external telephone. The place is unassuming. The menu is the same. Three ingredients are listed for each dish, with no indication as to how they’re to be prepared or served. Portuguese chef, Nuno Mendes – who trained at El Bulli – is best known for working his magic at Michelin-starred Viajante downstairs, so as you settle into your seats at Corner Room you will certainly be in for a treat. The Dorchester Guests entering The Dorchester are greeted with the stunning vista of The Promenade, which stretches the same length as the London landmark, Nelson’s Column. Refurbished in 2005 by Thierry Despont, The Promenade is a series of rich, warm, intimate spaces culminating in a stunning, oval leather bar at the end of the room. Very much the heart of the hotel, The Promenade is open all day for informal dining serving breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and a supper menu.
Designjunction (24 - 27 September) This great design event happens annually during London Design Festival as well as Salone del Mobile in Milan, and NYCxDesign in New York. The two venues in London where this event is held are stunning, one is a neoclassical landmark, Victoria House Bloomsbury, and the other is The College. Be sure to check out the trendy Victoria House set up to be a designjunction shopping experience with 35 design led pop-up shops and premium brands during the London Design Festival.
ME London The ME London 5 star hotel surprises due to an original modern design. Located in a sought after region of London, at the southern tip of Covent Garden in London’s art, culture and design district, this luxurious hotel was designed around a central pyramid spanning throughout all 10 floors of the hotel, creating spacious and aesthetically pleasing corridors clad in Nero Marquina marble.
Club Gascon Club Gascon is specialized in imaginative cuisine from SouthWest of France. Since its opening the restaurant has received numerous accolades including one Michelin star (since 2002). They take their food from Gascony very seriously this is why it is monitored by “Le Comité Renaissance” that has a commitment to maintain the highest standards of freshness and authenticity. But what makes their food even more special is: Love
Haymarket Hotel The Haymarket Hotel fuses contemporary design elements in a solid, classical setting in an ultra-central London location. The façade features a dramatic row of columns that run the length of Suffolk Place. Interiors are a remarkable combination that honors the building’s noble lineage while updating it with co-owner Kit Kemp’s “modern English” interpretation of interior design. Sanctum Soho Hotel Sanctum Soho Hotel is a celebration of the London’s West End neighborhood in which it stands. Like Soho itself, the hotel exudes an edgy glamour, and both its design and ambience have an artsy, bohemian flair. The spacious lobby is decorated with paintings and “living artworks” with scattered Gothic elements providing a touch of antique class, striking furniture, and handmade finishes by London design company Based Upon. Halkin London A London luxury boutique hotel in the city’s BelgraA London luxury boutique hotel in the city’s Belgravia district, The Halkin London promises an elegant and discreet environment with a deep respect for authenticity. Widely regarded by loyal regulars as a home away from home, you can expect faultless service, new Basque cuisine at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, and Italian style in all 41 contemporary suites and rooms.
Tamarind The award-winning Indian restaurant, in the heart of Mayfair, continues to be instrumental in changing perceptions of the subcontinent’s cuisine. Tamarind provides a classic combination of indisputable knowledge, unique experience and traditional values that carry worldwide recognition. The restaurant offers a sophisticated fine dining experience with effortlessly charming staff, discreet service and tantalizing food that few can compete with. That is the combination to ensure guests come back for more. Tamarind’s dishes are derived from traditional Moghul cuisine where bread, fish, meat and game are cooked in the authentic tandoor oven style of North West India. In addition to conventional and established favorites, Executive Chef Alfred Prasad regularly devises new and seasonal dishes to keep updated menus innovative and modern.
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Paris Design Week & Maison & Objet Paris Design Week is renowned for exceptional designs by brands from around the world showing their latest and most innovative products. We love this show! Paris’s most creative week in September will enliven design showrooms, brands, concept stores, museums, galleries, boutiques, hotels, and restaurants around the city of light. COVETED Magazine got the chance to talk with Franck Millot , Commercial Director of Maison & Objet Paris and Paris Design Week, about this year’s edition of the design event. COVETED - This event is a great opportunity to share and exhibit new talents. Could you tell us how Paris Design Week started? Franck Millot: Organizers of the MAISON&OBJET fair, strictly for professionals, we wanted to propose a unifying event, accessible to all, which gives all design enthusiasts the possibility to enjoy the excitement that the show generates for one week. Its first edition took place in 2011, as you remember. It was also an opportunity for us to meet emerging design talents: young designers, new brands, those that move the world of design and make it better. CE - The event takes place at « Cite de la mode et du design » in Paris, the building is located on the site of the old general store « Quai d’Austerlitz » and was built by the architecture firm Jakob + Macfarlane. Were « The Docks of cite de la mode et du design » chosen as the main venue of the event for a particular reason? FM - Firstly because it is the City of Fashion and Design. It is the calling of the place, to give Parisians a place to gather around and discuss design, to make the general public aware of it. But we were also captured by the place itself, which was the subject of a daring architectural approach, which is still quite rare in the heart of Paris. It therefore has a certain symbolic dimension which we thought was important. And then finally, because we needed a place large enough to accommodate more than 80 participants and the first floor of the building seemed to lend itself perfectly to the projects we had. FM - Firstly because it is the City of Fashion and Design. It is the calling of the place, to give Parisians a place to gather around and discuss design, to make the general public aware of it. But we were also captured by the place itself, which was the subject of a daring architectural approach, which is still quite rare in the heart of Paris. It therefore has a certain symbolic dimension which we thought was important. And then finally, because we needed a place large enough to accommodate more than 80 participants and the first floor of the building seemed to lend itself perfectly to the projects we had. FM - New this year, we decided to organize « Talks” on various topics related to current issues of design. Our desire was to densify the world of PARIS DESIGN WEEK a little and make it more didactic. We obviously have a vested interest in educating the general public about design and to raise its stakes in its current questions. Four panel discussions will therefore be held at the Docks - City of Fashion and Design, culinary design, the relationship between form and new uses, the design of participation to enhance the luxury brands of the world and the emergence of new production patterns in the world of design. All these themes were chosen with input from Chantal Hamaide, editor of Intramuros French design magazine. She will also lead the discussions, which will involve well-known figures from the world of design: Alberto Alessi, Jay Osgerby, Edward Barber, Patrick Jouin or Matali Crasset CE - There is also « Le Parcours Spécial Projets “, on the subject of professional Interior Architecture. Could you tell us more about it please? FM -«Le Parcours Spécial Projets» is new this year. We put in place to echo the resizing of Maison & Objet PROJECTS, one of the sectors of the show Maison & Objet which offers a selection of all the exhibitions specialized in producing innovative and very well made typologies - extremely varied. This will include things from
floorings to walls to switches and doorknobs, through the development of welfare facilities; swimming pools, lighting, etc. In short, a global offering of all the architectural finishes that can give character to the achievements of high-end projects. Special Projects the course proposes the visitors to discover these in the showrooms at PARIS DESIGN WEEK, throughout Paris. CE - We cannot forget the call to projects « Now ,! The off » now its 5th edition, open to all new and emerging design talents and publishers. To participate you must download the application form on Paris Design Week’s website (http://www.maison-objet.com/fr/paris-design-week). What is the process to participate and what benefits could we have if selected? Could you tell us more about it please? FM - Our sales team is constantly in discussions with brands that design both for Maison & Objet, and also for PARIS DESIGN WEEK. But for « now! le off », we launch an annual call for international projects, to capture the attention of young talents worldwide, relayed on our networks and those of our partners. Among all the projects for which we receive an application, we naturally proceed to a selection, retaining only the most interesting and the most successful. For young talents who submit us their application, it is a platform that allows them to gain visibility, to make themselves known, to show their work, to socialize and to build a network. All with a much more affordable investment to participate in a salon. Last year, over 17,000 visitors visited « Now! le off ». Moreover, it is not uncommon that we find, after some years, some designers that were exposed in « Now! le off », in the living room at Maison & Objet. CE - Last year Mexico was the invited country for “ Now! le off “ What about this year? Could we have the fortune of knowing the country invited for this edition? FM - This year we are pleased to present « Wonder 500 », a group of Japanese designers, sponsored by designer Ken Okuyama. We also introduce the students that work in a large Korean university: Yeungnam University. We also present at « City of Fashion and Design » the work of young talents from Indonesia, Singapore . This 2015 edition will be marked by a strong Asian presence. CE - Do not overlook the Rado Star Prize that organizes, for the fourth consecutive year the “Prix du Publique”. For this year’s jury very important personalities have been chosen, including: -Constance Guisset . Godmother of « Now! le Off » -Lidewij Edelkoort . Hunter trends -Jean-Marie Lemesle. Director of « L´Ecole Bleue » -Stéphane Simon. Director of « Lieu du Design » -Florence Thielland. Journalist - writer for Madame Figaro -Christian Verdon. Director of R & D at RADO -Quitterie Amiel. Editor of Intramuros magazine Does the jury change every year? If so, under what conditions are they chosen? FM - The jury actually changes every year. Its members are chosen by RADO and Maison & Objet in collaboration. We are targeting influential people in design, with an eye and extensive design culture, but also with a keen interest in young designers. It is important that all the jurors be motivated by curiosity and taste to find new talent.
MOSTCOVETEDSPOTS CE - The Swiss watch brand, Rado joins the Paris Design Week for the 3rd time to give the RADO STAR PRIZE, a contest involving all New Design Talents exhibitions and Now! le off. Could you explain us what this competition is about? FM - For three years now, we have worked with RADO for the RADO STAR PRIZE; we give two awards, the Jury Prize and the Audience Award. The principle is simple, amongst the projects selected to participate in the exhibition « Now! le off » in, the Docks - City of Fashion and Design, we choose ten projects that meet a particular criteria established by the jury, that stand out for their creativity and innovation. This year, the jury met in late June to decide which of them would be awarded the Jury Prize. It was then that they finally decided to appoint two winners tie, the Dancers projects by Aurélie Hoegy and the Project S by Julien Levasseur. The projects that were not awarded a prize by the jury then compete for the Audience Award, through a vote on the www.radostarprize.fr site. Voting will be open until September 9th. The project with the most votes will receive the Audience Award. Both awards will be formally presented to the winners at the official evening « Now! le off » the next day, Thursday, September 10. CE - Paris is one of the most important capitals of the world, first, because it is the most visited and also because of its immense cultural richness. It is common knowledge that Design in the French capital used to be an issue concerning a reduced group, whereas nowadays it has become a real melting pot of personalities with different perspectives. This democratization of design has also allowed us to gather around and has invited us all to be part of it, being that this event’s main success. Great power involves great responsibility, as they say. So, what is your goal and what are the repercussions of Paris Design Week to the world of design? FM - PARIS DESIGN WEEK is only a medium, our role is to highlight and publicize the talent and work of designers, publishers, industrialists. We exist only through the sum of the energies that are mobilizing in September. Ours objectives are multiple: to help bring out new talent, provide a launch platform for new collections, to publicize new creative places in Paris. Being closely connected to Maison & Objet, we also aim to promote the creative image of Paris in the competition that will be delivered to major cities. To attract the attention of professionals and the media are about 3,000 companies and designers in Paris at the show and in the city at the beginning of September. CE - Thank you very much for accepting this interview. Lastly, we would like to know your advice for designers / future designers. Could you give a tip to this young generation of designers? FM - A tip that many already apply: in a globalized and interconnected world, think big! The markets, collaborations are possible almost anywhere in the world. It has never been easier to communicate and make yourselves known throughout the world: social networks, internet, etc. and events like PARIS DESIGN WEEK are there to show your talent.
hotels etED’s most anticipated events during Paris Design Week, but the 7 days are full of events so be sure to check out as many as possible! Grand Hotel du Palais Royal A sumptuous establishment at the very heart of Paris, this hotel was the location where Louis XVI learned to ride. For those who want to meet the city of lights with its union between past and present, customary elegance, and contemporary hospitality, this is the place you must visit. The hotel, completely renovated, offers in many places delightful views of Paris, and is the quintessence of Parisian chic.
Le Cinq Codet Le Cinq Codet begins with a 1930s office block, something of an early modernist monument, and the contemporary renovation stays faithful to the period. The result, thanks to the work of star designer JeanPhilippe Nuel, is something that’s as stylish as any Parisian boutique, and very nearly as luxurious as any of Paris’s famous grand palace hotels. This luxury hotel offers exceptional service in their restaurant along with a sunny indoor bar and an outdoor terrace for enjoying your favorite drink. At Le Cinq Codet you will find first-class stylish service and atmosphere!
Le Saint-James This unusual hotel is the only chateau-hotel of the capital, as well as the home of the very private Saint James Club. Built in 1892 this amazing hotel was redesigned by the dream-maker Bambi Sloan who added her touch of extravaganza, creating the perfect atmosphere to dream of being part of royalty. La Maison Champs Èlysèes In the heart of the Parisian Golden Triangle, La Maison Champs Élysées is a mix between comfort and French elegance where reality blends with surreal style. Here, dramatic illusions and ironic interiors seduce guests to return. Although it is strolling distance from the luxury and fashion epicenter Avenue Montaigne, Champs-
Élysées, and many more of Paris’ iconic landmarks, the entrance to the townhouse at No. 8 Rue Jean Goujon is discreet, an address you must know to discover.
Publicis Drugstore With its laid-back brasserie setting, the Publicis Drugstore has become the ideal trendy Parisian meeting place. The refined and naturally lit dining room with its huge central bar with Corian inlays and its large bay window allows you to watch the chic nonchalance of the passers-by on the Champs-Elysées in the 8th district. The seasonal menu is created by Olivier Dupart who skillfully brings a new touch to the great standard and vintage dishes to this design restaurant. Kong Ultramodern, on the top two floors of Kenzo’s main office, in front of the Pont Neuf of the 1st district, the design restaurant Kong resides up in the sky with a view of the Seine. The decor is signed Philippe Starck,
Hotel Sezz Paris Mixing Art Nouveau with contemporary, the Sezz boutique hotel in Paris is an haute-design mecca that places extraordinary emphasis on service, shaking up the luxe Right Bank Passy neighborhood in the process. With a sweeping view of the Eiffel tower from its hillside location across the Seine, each guest receives a personal assistant to take care of them during their stay.
restaurants Maison Blanche Situated above the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, on the prestigious avenue Montaigne in the 8th district, the Maison Blanche restaurant offers a fabulous view over the west area of Paris from its 2 terraces. In a setting designed by Imaad Rahmouni, with simple lines and sleek design, restaurant Maison Blanche expresses upscale food, largely inspired by the Languedoc terroir. In its modern and pure decor, the chef, Hervé Nepple, creates a highly ambitious and inventive cuisine in collaboration with Jacques and Laurent Pourcel, multi-starred chefs at Jardin des Sens in Montpellier.
the menu Fumiko Kono. Halfway between Paris and Tokyo, you’ll be surrounded by Louis XV armchairs, plasma screens, a fluorescent staircase, and a carpet of pebbles. Kong is very Parisian, luxurious, and accessible all at the same time. Ciel de Paris The Montparnasse Tower in Paris has always been a popular tourist destination because of its spectacular views of the city’s well known landmarks. Now however, after the redesigning and total refurbishment of the 56th floor by well known French designer, Noe Duchaufour Lawrance, the Ciel de Paris restaurant is in direct competition with the views from its expansive bay window. L’Opera L’Opera was the dream of Charles Garnier: allowing spectators to eat within his Palais of the 9th district. Thanks to the talent of Odile Decq who succeeded in the endeavour of creating a design restaurant within the Opéra itself, without touching the walls or altering the 19th century masterpiece. Sip a chic cocktail at the lounge bar before trying out the cuisine of the talented French chef, YannTanneau, who creatively updates regional produce over the seasons.
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A global forum for design, that’s the best way to describe Design Miami/, will happen next December 2 6 in Miami Beach. Since 2005 this is the place to find some of the most coveted collectible design pieces in the USA. The show helped to create a new market for limited-edition design, with galleries showing talented young designers who produced experimental work, something different from contemporary art because it’s used in different ways. At its 10th anniversary Design Miami/ will be located near the Miami Beach Convention Center, a short walk from Art Basel in Miami Beach. Each show is a celebration of design, culture, and commerce and it reunites the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators, and critics from around the world. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fair in Miami Beach each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating collectible design. The Preview Day will take place December 1st where detailed and exclusive information about the show will be presented. General admission tickets will cost $25 USD, and for students and senior citizens $20 USD.
The Combination ticket, Design Miami/ and Art Basel in Miami Beach, will cost $55 USD. Tickets can be purchased at the fair entrance during the show from the 2nd – 6th of December. While visiting Design Miami/ you should also enjoy the magnificent city of Miami! In order to help you find the best spots Covet Edition Magazine created a Miami City Guide with a selection of museums and galleries, a list of the top design stores and showrooms to visit, a curated selection of the best hotels and restaurants, a special guide about the Miami Design District, and more detailed information that you’ll love to download at covetedition.com. Design Miami/ is the perfect place to buy design and gather with the world’s top galleries to see museum-quality exhibitions, unexpected furniture design, lighting, and art. That’s what you’ll find at Design Miami/ along with exciting collaborations between designers and design institutions, and panels and lectures about design, architecture, art, and fashion. With a program that is continuously expanding Design Miami/ wants to satisfy the demand for a high-end design fair, and broaden awareness of modern and contemporary design to the market of collectible design.
Talks Amid is the most reputable international design gallery, among the other galleries that also display curated exhibitions of museum-quality pieces, present at the show. The core of the show is always collectible design and the galleries invited to exhibit in Design Miami/ will show exceptional design objects from the advent of Modernism (circa 1900) to the present day, along with galleries specializing in outstanding 18th and 19th century antiques.
Design Miami/also invites designers, businesses, and institutions to create unique exhibitions with strong curatorial and educational perspectives and each Satellite program reflects a contemporary view on what’s happening in the design world at large.
Talks program presents the design world’s current topics, reuniting creative minds, collectors, and critics that influence design. Talks at Design Miami/ is the best place to learn about everything that matters in the world of design and debate you point of view. Each year Design Miami/ collaborates with institutions, partners and sponsors to present newly commissioned design works. Each December Design Miami/ commissions earlycareer architects to build a designed environment for the fair’s entrance as part of its Design Commissions program.
Design Visionary The new Design Visionary award was launched last year to celebrate individuals who have significantly contributed to the field of design. The winners can be collectors, curators, architects, and persons who influence and are engaged in design in the broadest sense. Last year’s laureate was the architect Peter Marino, who was featured as the subject of an exhibition celebrating his multiple roles within the world of design. Design Miami/ recognized Marino for his achievements as an architect, for his knowledge and status as a collector of design, art and the decorative arts, and for the impact he has had as an advisor on contemporary and twentieth century design to his numerous clients.
These collaborations happen through immersive installations, curated exhibitions, and unique objects that express the enthusiasm for design patronage.
Exhibit as a Design Curio The applications for Design Curio are launched every July, this is a new exhibition platform which invites designers, curators, innovators, and gallerists to present special points dedicated to familiar design narratives that will arouse the curiosity of everyone at the show. The program emphasizes surprising installations of scientific and technological research alongside handcraft and creative production.
CovetED magazine is ready to cover all the details from Design Miami/, follow the coverage at covetedition.com!
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fort lauderdale yacht show
CovetED Magazine is here to share with you the world’s largest boat show – an epic event which takes place each year in the “Yachting Capital of the World”, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show attracted over 100,000 people in 2014 including top entrepreneurs and executives from New York, Europe, South America, and other cities worldwide, and featured around 1,500 boats and other marine goods worth nearly $4 billion. The 56th edition of the iconic show will take place from November 5th to 9th, 2015. If you are looking to purchase a boat or just want to check out the latest trends in the boating industry this event is not to be missed! Show Management produces six major boat shows every year, including the spectacular Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and smaller ones in Miami Beach, Palm Beach County, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and in Panama, Central America. An unprecedented number of boat and yacht companies plan to be on display at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where the newest boats, exotic cars and brokerage yachts will be unveiled. There is everything you can possibly dream of at this boat show! From inflatables, cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, bowriders, trawlers, canoes, and skiffs, to high performance boats, motor yachts, sailing yachts, cruisers, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, and extraordinary super yachts.
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One of the most anticipated new yachts to be released at this year’s boat show is the motor yacht Hatteras 70 by the U.S. builder Hatteras Yachts. For the second year in a row, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will also feature a luncheon to promote the Broward area for business beyond boat sales; this event will include leaders from Broward’s economic development alliance, tourism bureau, and marine industries association. Interesting to note given our love for architecture and design - The Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center, home to part of the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, may soon become home to the two tallest towers on the city’s barrier island,
adding 525 condominium units. The property already features a Hilton Hotel complete with restaurants, shops, swimming pool, tennis, and is directly across the street from a dreamy sand beach along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. Taking place in seven locations throughout Fort Lauderdale and covering over 3 million square feet of space, the show’s transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily navigate the show and its expansive waterways system. No tickets are required for the Yacht and Brokerage Show as this is a free event, tickets for all other shows are available online at www.showmanagement.com/fort_lauderdale/event/
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PARIS / SEPTEMBER 4-8, 2015 / JANUARY 22-26, 2016 PARIS NORD VILLEPINTE
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15 HOTEL SUITES we covet We picked out the most coveted hotel suites from the most coveted cities in the world – Paris, London, New York and the Middle East. No expenses are spared in these luxurious suites. Tailored for the desires of the contemporary elite, each offers a unique experience like no other.
The Peninsula Paris The Peninsula Hotels makes its grand entrance into Europe with The Peninsula Paris, setting new standards in design, luxury and comfort. The latest chapter of Peninsula excellence brings an unprecedented new level of distinction to the City of Light. Perfectly situated at 19 Avenue Kléber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula sits in the heart of Paris within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts. The Peninsula Paris is located in a late 19th century classic Haussmanian building, which has been meticulously restored and discreetly modernized with the ultimate in 21st century convenience. The Peninsula houses 200 luxurious rooms, including 34 suites, which are among the most spectacular in the city.At the epitome of Peninsula service and tradition, The Peninsula Suite, at 318 square meters, is the largest one-bedroom suite in Paris. Guests can settle in this spacious suite and enjoy its sumptuous furnishings, including separate bathrooms and dressing rooms. Working, dining and relaxing also have their dedicated spaces, with a separate office, a dining area and a spacious living room - Parisian lifestyle at its finest. Two connecting rooms can form a threebedroom suite if required, while discreet security features make The Peninsula Suite the ideal choice for high-level delegations and visits.
HOTELS WE COVET // Djuna coffee table Low table with bent chrome plated steel bar frame available with ellictical table top in Marquiña marble gloss or matt black, Carrara marble matt white or gloss polyester lacquer finish.
Hopi Armhair, Brabbu
Lasvit Dancing Leaves, Combining traditional Bohemian glass-making with innovative design and technology, Lasvit has created a breathtaking light and design experience in the lobby of The Peninsula Paris. For the main lobby area of the hotel, Lasvit has created an artistic glass sculpture called “Dancing Leaves” designed by Lud’k Hroch. It evokes a gust of wind, gradually spiraling upwards, created by entering the hotel lobby.
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Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Located just steps from the Champs-Elysées, with private terraces that command all of Paris, lovingly restored 18th century tapestries, and a defining spirit of elegance and charm, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris redefines luxury, in the City of Light. Elegant, welcoming and completely memorable, The Penthouse imparts the sense of staying in a private Parisian residence. The Penthouse features luxurious finishes and furnishings, sumptuous amenities, and breathtaking views of the City of Light, including the Eiffel Tower from your own private terraces. Light, airy and supremely inviting, the suite features travertine flooring and walls accented with Majilite and sycamore. The comfortable living room offers thoughtful touches such as Baccarat crystal glassware a Second Empire pedestal table and white Knoll armchairs. Designed to be a tranquil haven, the master bedroom features pastel blinds, lush white orchids, a soft wool carpet and walls covered in goldtoned silk. The main terrace, reminiscent of the prow of a ship, is accented with manicured box trees and offers remarkable views of the vibrant cityscape. Take in sweeping views of Paris’ architectural icons, including the Eiffel Tower, the American Cathedral, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica and the roofs of the Opéra, the Madeleine, the Pantheon and Les Invalides.
15 HOTELS WE COVET // Rectangular Heron Coffee table, Opulence abounds with this coffee table in a classic rectangular shape, a jewel in any living space.
Louis XVI Style flat desk, A Mahogany and Satinwood veneered flat desk. The fine brown leather-lined top above three frieze drawers, allover decorated with giltbronze ornaments such scrolls, acanthus leaves and flowers.
Metropolitan nightstand, Boca do Lobo
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Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Just steps from the Champs ElysĂŠes and Arc de Triomphe, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris is the most exciting luxury hotel in the City of Lights, combining Parisian Chic with relaxed sophistication. Imbued with the original spirit of the 1930s when it first opened, this contemporary masterpiece designed by Philippe Starck features 149 spacious rooms and suites, with three outstanding Presidential Suites, a 99-seat cinema, an art gallery, an exclusive service of Art Concierge and a private art collection. Colourful and wonderfully sophisticated, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris is the epitome of Parisian vibrancy and elegance, both timeless and of its time, an oasis for the well-travelled and one of the worldâ€™s great hotels. The Royal Monceau Suite features works of art and custom-designed furniture by Philippe Starck. The large living room, complete with plush sofas, a desk and dining area, leads to a walk-in closet worthy of a showroom, and a light-filed bathroom with bathtub and hammam shower.
Zenith Chandelie, Baccarat The Zenith Comete chandelier unites Baccaratâ€™s storied past with the present-day thrill of electroluminescence.
Beat, Tom Dixon Inspired by the sculptural simplicity of brass cooking pots and traditional water vessels on the subcontinent.
Emporium chair, Boca do Lobo Lou red chair, Philippe Stack The Lou Read chair was designed by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet and fabricated by Domeau&Peres for Le Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris. It is a true beauty and a testament to excellence in design and craftsmanship.
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Prince de Galles Paris Prince de Galles, legendary jewel of the Parisian Art Deco movement, is a 5-star hotel and a member of The Luxury Collection. Since its inception in 1928, the Prince de Galles, has stood as a beacon of sophistication and grace in Paris. The hotel is located on Avenue George V, within a five-minute walk from the Champs-ElysĂŠes and avenue Montaigne, and some of the most celebrated landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Experience the art of living in timeless elegance in the Appartement Parisien, a contemporary duplex Suite, considered the hotelâ€™s hidden treasure, located on the top floor, nestled under the roof, for an incomparable stay in Paris. Discover absolutely majestic panoramas, including a view of the Eiffel Tower from the 72 square meter furnished terrace. Equipped with two living rooms, one dining room, one fully-equipped kitchen and two bedrooms, the Appartement Parisien is an authentic revelation for an unforgettable stay in the City of Lights.
Art Deco Floor lamp, Jean Perze, This art deco floor lamp was designed by Jean Perzel in France during the 1930s. It features a chrome stand with a frosted glass shade. It is in a very good vintage condition and bears Perzelâ€™s mark on the base. Crystal Ball pillar table lamp, Ralph Lauren, Fashioned after Art Deco styling, this appointed lamp includes polished silver fluted accents and solid glass balls.
Boulevard Writting desk, Boca do Lobo Twiggy Floor lamp| Foscarini
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Bulgari Hotel London The Bulgari Hotel in London, is the kind of hotel that arrives in a city, at most, only once in a generation. An entirely new-build property, the Bulgari benefits from having been conceived and designed from inception as a luxury hotel. Noted architect and designer Antonio Citterio was given free rein to create the hotel’s sleek architecture and refined interiors, featuring a selection of furnishings and textiles made exclusively for Bulgari, making it one of the most desirable and admired in the world. Most notable are the splendid pair of solid silver chandeliers that illuminate the hotel’s ballroom and the specially woven silk curtains featuring a pattern inspired by a brooch made by the firm’s founder Sotirio Bulgari during the 19th century. Offering unparalleled accommodation of between 160 up to 220 square meters, the seven Bulgari Suites are of peerless magnificence and immediately upon the opening of the hotel they set new standards for luxurious accommodation in London and have quickly become some of the world’s most consistently popular signature hotel suites. Each can provide two bedrooms with king size beds, a master bathroom with combined steam and shower room, a contemporary kitchen with the latest appliances, unique Bulgari silver and museum quality contemporary furnishings in the generous living area with a spacious dining room that accommodates 10 guests. The Bulgari Suites are some of the largest in London providing a uniquely residential feel. Although they share the same interior design each has a unique layout, some with open gas fireplaces while two are enhanced by expansive terraces located on the 6th floor of the hotel.
Antonio Citterio, Pathos table
Solid silver chandeliers, Antonio Citterio
Flos Arco Silver floor ligh, Achille castiglioni The Arco Silver Floor Light, designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1962, is a design classic. The large arc of the stem extends to the contemporary shade at one end and the heavy white carrara marble base at the other, balancing the whole piece to perfection. An iconic piece, Arco will provide a statement and centrepiece to any living area.
Lallan center table, Brabbu
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The Ritz london For over a century The Ritz London has been a benchmark by which other hotels are measured. A London landmark at 150 Piccadilly, The Ritz has been home to the great and the good, the intelligentsia, the glitterati and thousands of discerning guests since 1906. The interior detail of the hotel is as impressive as its exterior and represents the influence of various Parisian architectural traditions. Each and every room at The Ritz London is a celebration of the beautiful Louis XVI style. Accommodation ranges from the elegant beauty of the superior rooms, to the incredible opulence of the suites. The Prince of Wales Suite is a vast two-bedroom penthouse apartment located in the regal William Kent House, a prestigious 18th Century mansion adjoined to The Ritz. Suitable for large families, long-stay guests or those who simply cherish an abundance of personal space, The Prince of Wales Suite offers 185 square metres of luxury living space in central London, offering stunning views over The Royal Green Park. This truly magnificent suite includes its own hallway and cloakroom, two sumptuous bedrooms, a drawing room, a dining room that seats eight, a butlerâ€™s kitchen, two marble bathrooms and a guest WC.
French Louis XV Baroque Style Wall Gold Mirror
Louis XVI Style Gold Washed Brass and Crystal Five-Light Chandelier Enigma armchair by Koket
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Shangri-La Hotel At the Shard London Situated in one of Londonâ€™s most historic areas, Shangri-La Hotel, between levels 36 and 50 of Renzo Pianoâ€™s iconic Shard, is ideally located for both leisure and business, offering unrivalled London views from floor-to-ceiling windows and filled with natural light. Exquisitely appointed with modern furnishings and individual in design, the ShangriLa Suite is one of the largest suites in London. Situated on level 39, with direct access via its own private elevator, guests can experience unparalleled 270-degree views of the most incredible sights in London and beyond. The suite features an exceptionally spacious bedroom, dressing chamber and bathroom, separate living and dining spaces, a private study, and pantry, as well as a guest washroom. An adjacent guestroom offers the suite an interconnecting option to feature two bedrooms and spanning a total living space of 232 square meters.
Eternitty sconce, Koket The elegant silhouette of this sconce takes its brilliance from the skillful application of the clear crystals. The eternal circles are individually wrapped in polished brass and placed with astonishing attention to detail. The end result is an extraordinary source of light.
Void Pendant light mini, Tom Dixon, A series of lights that reference the Olympic medals. Solid metal sheets are pressed, spun and braised to form a double wall shade. These mysterious lighting objects are hand polished to create a mirrored surface which is then lacquered to maintain a high gloss finish.
Smart Round marble top coffee table
Ro chair, Jamie Hayon, Combined with the sculptural and elegant design, the result is a functional and aesthetic chair that does not compromise on either comfort or aesthetics.
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Paramount Hotel new york The Paramount is a 597-room boutique hotel in New York City’s Theater District, just half a block from Times Square, surrounded by a veritable playground of amusements. Its history dates back to the 1920s, and remains today as a landmark in New York City. The Paramount was renovated in 2013 with a modernization of the lobby and a complete remodel of the public spaces, making it the quintessential venue for meetings and special events in New York City. The Paramount’s 950-square-foot Couture Suite, offering views of Broadway, celebrates New York City’s fashion history. Its ebony-stained hardwood floors, custom light fixtures, granite-finished wet bar with elegant glassware, wine refrigerator, mini kitchen, stone buffet console, marble dining table, 60-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player, and surround-sound stereo system make the Couture Suite a sophisticated venue for entertaining. Meanwhile, the Cantoni white leather sectional sofa, bookcases packed with volumes on art and style, vintage prints and photographs, and luxurious master suite with king-sized bed and soaking tub create a relaxing, romantic retreat. The Couture Suite includes a powder room, an office/den with a sleeping area, three closets, and over-sized mirrors.
Lawson Fenning box chair furniture armchairs industrial modernz
Basalto 12 Coffee table with “supermirror” bright stainless steel structure and mirrored glass top.
Marco Zanuso, ‘SENIOR’ Lounge chair
Eames Style Molded Plastic Eiffel Armchair
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Four Seasons Hotel New York In a 52-storey modern-deco tower designed by I.M. Pei, Four Seasons Hotel New York offers 368 ultra-spacious Manhattan hotel rooms and luxury suites off Park Avenue. The tower promises a quiet, residential atmosphere. More like private apartments, these New York City luxury accommodations offer chic dĂŠcor in neutral colors, designed to put the focus on oversized views of Central Park and famous Manhattan landmarks. The highest hotel suite in a city known for its legendary skyscrapers, the opulent, one-of-a-kind Ty Warner Penthouse suite in New York soars 800 feet (244 meters) above the street. Created by visionary architects I.M. Pei and Peter Marino, the suite was seven years and $50 million USD in the making and offers incredible 360-degree views. Every element, from the textiles to the furniture to the distinctive artwork, has been specially commissioned from internationally renowned artisans and craftspeople to create a sensory experience like no other. The finest-quality finishes are employed at every level, from soft calfskin leather walls in the dressing room and semi-precious stones in the Zen room waterfall to rich walnut, afrormosia and Mexican sycamore wood in the spa room, and Mexican travertine stone floors in the breakfast room. The spacious living room is highlighted with treasures such as hand-hammered cast-bronze baseboards, 18th-century Japanese silk pillows and a dramatic crystal chandelier, all surrounded by hand-lacquered walls with mother-of-pearl inlay. A whimsical gilded bronze chandelier and a Bosendorfer grand piano take center stage.
CLaude Lalanne Ginkgo Chair
Gem Table lamp, Koket
Sea Foam Green Ceramic Table Lamp
Vintage John Lyle Polished Bronze Ibex Table
Brass and Glass Coffee Table by Guy Lefevre
Bosendorfer Grand Piano
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The St. Regis New York From the moment John Jacob Astor IV opened the doors of his Beaux-Arts masterpiece on New York’s Fifth Avenue, St. Regis has stood as a symbol of uncompromising elegance and bespoke service. Featuring dramatically renovated and redesigned guestrooms, suites, and public spaces along with the debut of the new King Cole Bar & Salon, The St. Regis New York has unveiled a bold new era of glamour at Manhattan’s best address. A masterpiece of architecture and design that is as distinct and individual as the original. The newly redesigned Presidential Suite has been reimagined as a sumptuous collector’s suite where sophisticated global luxury travelers will surround themselves with the art and treasures of their travels. Furniture styles range from contemporary to classic and blend seamlessly with chic accents, making it the ideal locale for both stylish entertaining and relaxation. Fashioned in the style of a grand apartment, the Presidential Suite features a large foyer that leads to the formal dining room, living room, exquisite wood-paneled library, numerous bedrooms and bathrooms, and a full kitchen. The master suite encompasses an expansive luxury dressing room, spa-style bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, and a sumptuous bedroom with a private sitting area. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto large balconies with spectacular views of Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 55th Street.
Empire Wall lamp, Luxxu Starburst Crystal Opera Chandelier
Violet Sofa Favn by Fritz Hansen
Safavieh Zebra Skin Print Bench
Matis Armchair, Brabbu
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The Towers new york The story of The Towers is one of luxury, elegance and intrigue. The New York Palace is a hotel combining the historic landmark Villard Mansion with a modern 55-story tower. The New York Palace’s most exclusive accommodations have stepped into a new era, thanks to a thorough $25 million renovation project that builds on the hotel’s legacy while pushing forward into the future. Created in collaboration with acclaimed jewelry designer Martin Katz, the multifaceted New York City Jewel Suite encompasses 5,000 square feet in an extravagant triplex, one of the most imaginative and opulent luxury suites in Manhattan. Radiant, Art Deco-inspired elements anchor the aesthetic. The entry and grand staircase of The Jewel Suite in New York celebrate light and reflection with a two-story “cascading crystal” chandelier in sculptural harmony with floating jewelry displays showcasing Katz creations valued in excess of $1.5 million. Port Laurent stone flooring and diamond-esque wall coverings compliment panel drapery in the adjacent Grand Parlor, where floor-to-ceiling windows provide breathtaking views of Midtown Manhattan. Sensual jewel-toned furnishings, dramatic wall art, and a magnificent grand piano make this an ideal space for entertaining or relaxing in intimacy. The mirrored-wall dining room features a hand-blown chandelier and a Katz-created glass mosaic, providing comfortable seating for ten. On the second floor, grand master and guest bedrooms adorned in rich hues exude opulence and subtle romance. A sumptuous boudoir includes a Lucite tableau showcasing spectacular jewels. An outdoor terrace features an elevated stone spa and green space, where guests may enjoy a private dinner or breakfast—a one-of-a-kind urban escape with million-dollar views.
Metropolitan sideboard, Boca do Lobo
Traditional chair mahogany solid-wood, Christofer Guy
Colombos tea table
Aquarius coffee table
Dining chair with decorative nickel handle
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Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi The Emirates Palace goes beyond 5-star luxury, standing majestically on the Arabian Gulf shore, with its private beach that stretches across 1.3km to its very own marina overlooking a natural bay and surrounded by 85 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens. Emirates Palace is the essence of palatial yet traditional Arabic architecture. A site to behold, the Palace is truly one of the most inspiring hotels in Abu Dhabi with 114 breathtaking 18-meter-high domes, ornate hotel rooms, and luxury suites decorated in gold and marble. Boasting one of the largest hotel conference centers, Emirates Palace is also a glamorous venue for international events, conferences, and exhibitions. The Royal Khaleej Suite is a product of a passion for detail in architecture and design. It not only provides the foundation of the Emirates Palace, but is the basis for every experience created and memory made here. Adornments of gold, delicate silks and Swarovski crystal chandeliers feature throughout the 4 Royal Khaleej Suites, giving you a truly presidential experience. Rest and relax surrounded by the very best of fine service, décor, and vistas to be found in an Emirates Palace Suite. Overlooking an unobstructed view of the palm tree-lined sandy beach and the expansive Arabian Gulf, the contemporary Royal Khaleej Suites contain a beautifully-dressed king size bed and a fully-appointed bathroom with an accompanying Jacuzzi. The 275 m² (2,960 ft²) provides VIP guests with a stay in pure luxury, comfort, and incredible style at the Emirates Palace.
Traditional ceiling light murano glass.
palm tree bronze lamp by Charles & Fils
18th Century Floral French Rug
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The Meydan Hotel DUBAI 5-Star luxury, The Meydan Hotel is designed in the shape of a wave in motion with a luminous green glass facade, boasts spectacular views, substantial spaces and an abundance of natural light. Enjoying a majestic position overlooking the Dubai racecourse, yet within easy striking distance of Downtown Dubai, the Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai International Airport, guests can enjoy total serenity while remaining connected with the hustle and bustle of the city. The destination experience at The Meydan Hotel is complemented by 7 food and beverage outlets ranging from casual to fine dining; extensive recreational and leisure facilities crowned with a rooftop infinity pool. Horse-riding, golf, tennis and other outdoor activities are all available at the property. In addition flexible event space including a 450sqm ballroom and purpose-built Meydan Grandstand with an overwhelming 16,300sqm space provides unrivalled possibilities for events and meetings. The Presidential Duplex Suites span across two levels, feature chic contemporary design and plenty of space. 370 square meters supplemented with all the standards in luxury youâ€™ve come to expect, like a private bar, and overview of the racetrack from the bathtub with full privacy.
Josephine table lamp by Jaime Hayon
Polished Chrome and Glass-Top Desk
Mecca round marble top geometric brass side and center table.
Starburst statue by Twoâ€™s Company
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Al Bustan Palace Muscat, Oman Tucked away between the rugged Al Hajar mountain range and the Sea of Oman, the grandfather of palatial opulence in the region, this hotel has dominated the coastline for almost three decades. Traditionally attired Omani doormen welcome guests with one hand resting casually on curved silver daggers tucked into their belts, watching with amusement as jaws drop and necks crane in front of the 124-foot-high (38 meter) octagonal lobby done up with rosewood, mother-of-pearl, gold leaf inlays, and a colossal three-ton, 59-foot-high (18 meter) Bohemian crystal chandelier. Arab and art deco influences infuse the resort with an elegant ambiance. Other distractions include lagoon-facing rooms with private terrace access; a half-mile-plus stretch of private beachfront, the longest in Oman; and five outdoor swimming pools, including a 50-metre-long infinity pool. The Oman suites encompass both contemporary luxury and quality traditional elements accented in warm earth tones. The Presidential Sea View Suite is a 300 mÂ˛ (3,229 sq. ft.) luxury home. Traditional Persian rugs and furniture complement the living area. Full marble bathrooms featuring a separate bathtub and shower and a spacious balcony overlooking the Sea of Oman give you more than you need for a relaxing stay.
Murano stalactite chandelier
Dimond Lighting Hollis 29 H Table Lamp with Empire Shade
Orchidea Chest, by koket
Antique white chaise longue with creamy colour and rolled backrest
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Hotel Infante de Sagres PORTO, PORTUGAL Located at the heart of the Oporto historical district, which was elected the Best European Destination of 2014, Hotel Infante Sagres is a Portuguese Boutique Hotel, a perfect urban retreat where you can experience original antique furniture, an exclusive collection of modern art, and emotional designs. Charm, sophistication and hospitality make it one of the most welcoming hotels in Portugal. The exclusive Boca do Lobo Suite is one of the largest rooms at the luxurious Hotel Infante de Sagres. It has received numerous very important guests throughout the years, and you can now stay in this amazingly styled suite decorated with unique design pieces by Delightful, Brabbu, KOKET, Lladr贸, Castelbel, Persono and Aldeco who have partnered with Boca do Lobo and contributed with their amazing creations. Design lovers, in particular, will be amazed by the mix of traditional techniques and creative modern design, classic and innovative finishing, and above all, by the living proof of how talented young designers and skillful artisans can unite their efforts in order to create unique pieces of furniture art.
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Pastorius Wall lamp, Delightfull
Venice Mirror, Boca do Lobo
Simone Floor lamp, Delightfull
Manu Writting desk, Boca do Lobo
Mandy Stool, by KOKET
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FRANÇOIS FrOSSARD We cannot be brilliant in all fields of activity, as you can be great in one, and only good in the others. In case you would like to have a beautifully arranged home and interior, you’d better look for an interior designer, as it take a real professional to make the decoration and interior of your dreams come true. The truth is, designers literally shape the world that we see. Whether they sprinkle their magic dust over buildings, homeware, watches, jewellery, clothes or a combination of the them, they are the design powerbrokers, the people who do more than anyone else to influence how our lives look and what we aspire to. CovetED has been presented with a chance to share with its readers an in depth perspective on one of the most influential designers in the United States. During we our stay in Miami for our CovetED Celebrate design with friends tour, we were lucky to meet François Frossard, were our meeting resulted is a specific point of view about interior design and discover a more about the praised interior designer’s life and personality.Known for his cutting edge approach to interior design, François Frossard has become one of the most praised professionals in the business. His signature “grand style” infused with “high bold drama” can be found in celebrated venues all around the world. What is more, François Frossard’s team customizes each project and leads the current new romantic design movement, infusing decadent glamour with whimsy and mystique, pairing contradiction with tradition.François Frossard got started as a cabinet maker and went to professional school to develop craftsman skills, where he got degrees as a “Cabinet maker“, “Kitchen cabinet maker” and “Carpenter”.
After that he went on to study architecture in Geneva for three years, moving shotly after to the famous Ecole Boulle Paris, known for its well-established design and arts degrees. Admired for his impeccable design skills, François Frossard has gained an outstanding reputation among his coveted clientele, including current and former heads of state, A-List celebrities and numerous socialites. We were lucky to get a unique insight on how the French designer started his career and established himself in the US. Early on in his professional experience he was highly involved in the furniture industry, and worked for a well-known designer in Chicago. During that period he discovered hospitality and restoration projects, and residential design, where he realized that he could apply much of the experience he had acquired throughout his youth to each of them. After 14 years, François Frossard was asked to come down to Miami to help with some projects. This trip changed his life, and Miami looked like a new start for the designer. In 2002, Francois set a new standard in Night Life Design after unveiling Prive for The Opium Group, a nightclub firm known for their celebrity clientele. This made his popularity spread around the world together, establishing his signature design with it. For François Frossard, Celebrating design with friends means the interpretation of himself, his soul. It is more about being able to interplay the project from A to Z.
“Art is a huge part of design, as it may define something that will also get a story”
“You cannot redefine luxury looking at some amazing palaces and places”
According to his point of view, “luxury is not actually defined by money”, but “what everyone feels is luxury”. Everybody has a standard of what luxury should be about. “You cannot redefine luxury looking at some amazing palaces and places” he explains. In terms of differentiating between the European and American luxury style, François Frossard states that some parts of the US are still lacking a little bit of fashion, but in Miami everyone may acknowledge its better view. “In the US we have a broader scale of supply and product than we have in Europe” he states. However, “the European style is simple and has a natural flavor” and in Europe “we have much easier access to the Italian, Portuguese, Spanish market in terms of high-end design and fashion”. Among the most exciting projects there are some situated in Texas and Miami. Currently, his design team is occupied on many projects, trying to develop their markets in Europe and Mexico, were he has already left his mark on the QUEEN PARIS nightclub at the Champs Elysées in Paris, the Moon Palace Cancun in Mexico, and the mighty hotelresort LeBlanc in Cabos. François is travelling to Jamaica in a short few weeks, for the opening of the Moon Palace Grande. Having undergone a multi-million dollar renovation before opening at Ocho Rios Bay, the resort will include modernized guestrooms, overhauled meeting spaces, upgrades and redesigns of the common areas, as well as a freshly designed restaurant. Based on a Jamaican-Caribbean film, the resort interiors will blend whimsical, European influences with chic Caribbean undertones. Offering the most meeting space in any hotel in Jamaica, the Moon Palace Grande will feature five dining destinations, including gourmet Asian, traditional Italian, and modern Caribbean restaurants. Stepping away from the work conversation, CovetED was excited to find out more about how the designer spends his free time. Despite travelling a lot on work purposes, François visits Paris, and its luxurious southern cities of St. Tropez, Cannes and Monaco, on a regular basis. The designer is fond of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones as well as Bono and U2, for their longevity, and ability to remain at the top of their game after decades in the music industry. On the visual art front, he adores fellow French designer Phillipe Starck, considering him one of his main influences. In terms of design brands, François Frossard is completely in love with Boca do Lobo, considering them a favorite. It’s each the fact that each of Boca do Lobo’s pieces tells a special story, and stirs emotion from the first moment you lay eye on them. Furthermore, François takes his inspirations from speaking to people, travelling and discovering villages in his beloved South of France. He believes that “inspiration has to come naturally and it cannot be false”, and considers it as something that really comes and goes. (Moreover, it is not the case when you can just push a button and turn it on or off. ?) The Forge restaurant, in Miami, which he designed four year ago, is one of his favourite dining spots. In terms of hospitality, Frossard find the La Co(o)rniche Hotel in Pyla-sur-mer, designed by Phillipe Starck, to be his favourite, thanks to its beautiful setting and prime location on the Côte d’Argent. Overall, art plays a significant part in the life of François Frossard. In his opinion, art is the best starting point in interior design. Art is a huge part of design, as it may define something that will also get a story. And that is well reflected in his studio where a work of art in the form of sculptures, paintings or furniture pieces make their presence known in each room and fill the studio with a charming aura.
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The interior patio provides peaceful and relaxed enviroment.
the dylan amsterdam’shiddengem As you explore the streets of Amsterdam, enjoying one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, its many secrets begin reveal themselves. Moving away from the main streets and passing along the canals, a hidden architectural treasure awaits your discovery. It becomes apparent due to the beautiful façade that you are about to enter a historic building. The entrance is discreet - before actually going inside, you pass through a small patio that sets apart the movement of the city and the relaxed environment of the space. COVETED had the pleasure of visiting The Dylan hotel which is located on the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most famous canals, in the trendy neighborhood De Negen Straatjes that is filled with little shops, boutiques, bars, and art galleries. The Dylan is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World portfolio, so one can only expect the best! The hotel lives in a building full of history, dating back
to 1618 when a wooden theater was built near the then recently opened fifth canal, the Keizersgraght. This theater was called the “Dutsch Academie”. The church authorities disapproved of the immoral character of the theater, so it was decided that most of its profits would be donated to the city´s orphanages. By 1632, architect Jacob Van Campen was commissioned to build a stone theater to replace the wooden structure. Many famous plays were performed on that stage, from Shakespeare to Molière, Voltaire, and Corneille. In 1737, the 100th anniversary of the theater, it was none other than Antonio Vivaldi who conducted the orchestra to an audience of notorious guests. But in 1772, during a performance the building caught on fire and was completely destroyed, except for the Van Campen doorway, which remains the main entrance to The Dylan today.
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The Vinkeles lounge is the perfect set up for the fantastic meal you are about to enjoy at the actual Vinkeles restaurant.
Entering The Dylan is a welcoming and very personal experience. There is no colossal lobby with a grand front desk - instead you enter a place designed to make you feel at home. The lounge, located right in front of the check-in, with its wooden floors, curving furniture, and a handsome marble fireplace, is the perfect place to enjoy a warm cappuccino or a refreshing drink before heading out to town, or to dinner at the fantastic Restaurant Vinkeles. This Michelin Star awarded restaurant sits in a sunken dining room that preserves all of the original elements from the time it served as the bakery for the Catholic Poor Peopleâ€™s Office. From the brick walls, to the 18th century ovens, and views to the inner garden, an amazing ambience is set that perfectly blends authentic old Amsterdam with a refined style of today. Here your senses are taken through a journey, as you taste the wonderful gastronomic art created by Chef Dennis Kuipers. Using only the freshest ingredients, his dedication to every detail from purity of flavor to presentation can be seen in each of his dishes. And if you are curious to know what goes on in a Michelin Star awarded kitchen, there is a Chefâ€™s table available to make the experience even more unique! The Dylan has forty rooms in five different styles: Serendipity, Luxura, Klassbol, Loft, and Kimono. It is clear that an immense amount of attention was put in to every element of the design process. The rooms perfectly combine modern lines with the historic legacy of the building. Always keen to surprise its guests, the hotel commissioned famous Dutch interior designer Remy Meijers who, with his clean design and attention to detail, created an authentic home away from home.
The entrance lounge is a warm and cosy place to enjoy a hot beverage.
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In the Brasserie OCCO you can enjoy a fine dinner or a glass of wine in a sophisticated space.
Shades of brown and grey, copper-colored Loxura butterflies, bronze mirrors, elegant leather headboards with luxurious pearl shell details, raspberry red and elephant grey, bright white walls combined with beige accents, minimalistic furniture, black and midnight blue color schemes, and painted pottery are just some examples of elements used by Meijers to create a sense of harmony and peace. Even the cabinet that serves as the mini-bar was designed by Meijers himself exclusively for the hotel.
If you are not a guest at The Dylan, you can still enjoy many of its fantastic offerings, such as the Brasserie OCCO that, just like the Vinkeles, is derived from the hotels unique history. Lucas Pompejus Occo was one of the regents when the Roman Catholic Church housed an old and poor people’s office. Combining the history of the hotel with a cosmopolitan feel, OCCO features a more relaxed mood than Vinkeles where you can enjoy straightforward, unpretentious food like a Ceaser salad, delicious pasta, or a juicy hamburger. “HIGH WINE” is the concept of this space, which features high quality, recognizable dishes, inspiring interiors, great wines, and exquisite personal service. There is also a very beautiful and peaceful interior garden, perfect for a glamorous sunset cocktail party or romantic wedding. Inside, where plays were performed, there is the ballroom called the Arina Room in honor of the first actress in The Netherlands. She made her debut in this very room in 1655. The Ariana Room has a glass ceiling that can be shuttered and an intriguing wall with an undulating wave effect, topped off by two gorgeous suspension lamps made of ceramics. So, whenever you’re in Amsterdam and want a place to stay that feels like home, but with all the commodities of a top level hotel, make sure you stay at The Dylan, you will not be disappointed!
You will not be sorry if you try the wonderful cocktails at Bar Barbou.
From duplex rooms to Signature Suites, designed to provide you with maximum confort, you will surely find a room to fall in love with.
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Windsor Arms Hotel
WINDSOR ARMS HOTEL Located between Queens Park Avenue and the luxurious Bloor Street, Windsor Arms Hotel is an unexpected little treasure in the fastest growing city in North America. In fact, Toronto is the 4th most populated city on the continent but takes the 2nd spot when it comes to wealth. Elegantly designed skyscrapers are popping like mushrooms as the city shapes itself as a serious business center attracting more and more enterprises from the United States to Asia. Did I mention that Canada has a population of only 40 million? “To feel like home, but better” In this whirlwind of events, Windsor Arms Hotel (WAH) sits comfortably in its prime location not looking at what others are doing, but instead focusing on creating an exceptional experience for its guests, a place where they can “feel at home - but better”. CovetED had the privilege to interview Mr. George Friedmann, the owner of WAH.
Windsor Arms Hotel
CE - How would you describe the hotel? It has a signature touch? GF - It’s important to understand that Canada is a very, very young country, when this beautiful building was originally built in 1927 it was the very first hotel in Toronto. We want to respect its heritage and roots, so the style is typically British with a few cues of colonial, but with the luxury that you expect from a hotel built today. “Boutique hotels sometimes are just small hotels” We are truly a boutique hotel, not because we don’t have enough space - we have decreased our room capacity from 80 to just 30 suites because we wanted to create the best experience for our guests by providing in each suite a living room, bathroom with shower and a tub, independent air conditioner, and humidistat - “some celebrities like this” - and a staff that can fulfill virtually any request 24 hours a day. Plus, I value providing access to a gym, a pool, a spa (fully equipped with a massage room, salt cave and ice bath), a restaurant, meeting room, cinema room, etc. CE - What makes Windsor Arms Hotel special when compared with other hotels in Toronto or in the world? GF - I believe what distinguishes us is our history, our know-how, and homeyness. Keep in mind that WAH is the place of choice for celebrities and actors to stay in Toronto (Toronto is the 3rd city in the world with the most theaters) because they want to be treated with discretion and we have built that trust with them. Our Butler service is quite unique; it’s about having the right attitude and right approach. Fun is important in life. “Once we had a client that asked us to fill the tub with jello, we just asked one question: Which flavor?” CE - What services do the guests love the most at Windsor Arms? GF - I would say the Tea room, weekend afternoons are very popular here. It’s required to book a table and you can choose from more than 40 varieties of teas from all over the world. I also would like to add that our restaurant is quite good, and it’s important to mention that 75% of the people that come to this restaurant are not guests.
Windsor Arms Hotel
CE - Can you talk about your favorite moments here at Windsor Arms? GF – That’s a tough question. We have had several important personal moments, for instance: Elton John and David Furnish’s engagement party was perhaps the most significant one - he played a live concert with some of his closest friends and mentioned in his speech: “How much better can my life be to be engaged in Windsor Arms and get married in Windsor Castle” Andrea Bocelli stayed and performed here, great concert. Il Divo too. Elizabeth Taylor was proposed to by Richard Burton here back in 1967 as well. Charity events are becoming very important, we held one in 1997 with President Clinton and 200 local Toronto elite that raised $1.3 Million dollars. And we can’t forget about the Toronto film festival opening party that is held here each year. This building is highly recognized by Hollywood; fortunately we don’t need to advertise.
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CELEBRATE DESIGN WITH
Hameed Hani, hall with booti floor lamp by Delightfull
uring a recent COVETED trip to London to celebrate design, we visited 5mm Design Studio to say hello to one of Londonâ€™s most talented designers, our dear friend, Hameed Hani. We asked him a couple of questions about his work so you can get to know him better. We are certain you will love him if you donâ€™t already!
Hameed Hani, living room
Hameed Hani, living room
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW // CovetED: How and why did you get into the interior design Industry? Hameed Hani- I am actually from an Architectural background in terms of education and early years of training. Working in Architecture helped me develop a strong valuable skill of understanding a space as well as construction details. Howeve, I was always more inclined and focused on interiors as it involves a great attention to details in all aspects of design that is different to Architecture. I started my interior design journey by working for a London based Jewelry designer who was often commissioned to create small scale High-End Interior Design projects. Following that, I worked for a number of London’s leading Interior Design consultancies before finally opening my own consultancy, 5mm. CE-How would you describe your style? Do you have a signature touch? HH- I would describe my style as Trendy and Modern with an Art-Deco twist. My signature touch usually involves creating a bespoke joinery piece that would work as an art or statement piece yet still be functional. An example of this was a TV unit that I designed for my Marble Arch project. It was finished with hand textured Bronze lacquer and had a dramatic impact on the space yet it hosted all the AV equipment for the project. CE-Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about? Any new projects? HH- I am currently working on a residential project in Marylebone, Central London. The style of the project is ‘Industrial Chic’. Materials and palette for the project include weathered effect polished plaster, mineral tiles, soft warm taupe tones mixed with pale greens and greys. CE-Where do you draw your inspiration from? HH-Artwork from the Art-Deco period, Architecture, Music, and Icon fashion designers such as Ellie Saab - the amount of detail that goes into each gown is incredible and fascinating. CE-Which design brands do you love the most? HH- Brabbu, Delightful, Holly Hunt, Christian Liaigre.
Hameed Hani, seymour street
CE-Which colours, textures and techniques do you prefer in interiors and furniture design? HH-Each project differs in terms of colours as that would reflect the client we work with. I often tend to use Bronze finishes in my projects over Chrome. I love mixing patterns and textures in a room. My favourite is mixing wool and patterned velvets together. All of the above related back to my design aesthetic which is to create interiors that evoke feelings and emotions. I believe a space has a direct impact on mind and body.
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We Covet Stylish Warmth this Fall/ Winter Looking for a dream home? Fall season is coming and the desire to live warm and comfortably is crucial to enjoying your home to the fullest. It’s time to change your décor, to install a new style for the new season. Search for fresh designs and stylish décor to make your home feel unique and cozy. Although choices vary depending on your taste, there are some preferences that remain unanimous. More than blankets, pillows, and a nice sofa, a glowing fireplace is the key to a warm and inviting living room. It can attribute a whole new dimension to your home as it becomes the center for social gatherings, and intimate moments. From the classic to the contemporary, stylish minimalism to shabby chic, a fireplace is the perfect addition to almost any living room.
For a modern design, choose a clear glass fireplace to perfectly blend with your white interior decoration. Sit down in a comfortable chair near a contemporary floor lamp and read a book feeling the warmth surround you. Complete the décor with classic white vases.
Be drawn in by new designs, such as Brahma, a modern fireplace handmade in vintage brass, inspired by the Hindu creator god. An ideal complement to a contemporary home décor.
WE COVET STYLISH // Feel the warmth of this contemporary fireplace along with the modern decorative objects on top of the modern white and black table. Enjoy the moment reading a book in the coziest environment you could possibly wish for.
If you prefer classic fireplaces, go for this one by Mil Directory. The classy aesthetic achieved by the white and black effect brings a shabby chic feel to its surroundings.
This minimalist fireplace is completely out of the ordinary. Inspire yourself by using this modern look with decorative stones. For the rest of the setting, feel in the futuristic mood with large scale wallpapers, a sprawling white couch, and a gray vase.
Discover an industrial fireplace gray & white with concrete tiles and contrast colors.
This modern white fireplace is a desirable choice for your living room. With storage capacity, it is not only stylish but also useful. Combine this look with ash and wood tones.
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What about a small gas fireplace? A modern aesthetic fireplace will add a contemporary feel to your home. Decorate the setting with neutral frames, plants, and books. Combine the stylish fireplace with red fabric sofas to relax on after a long day, and go for a wooden coffee table to decorate the center of your living room.
Another gas fireplace idea – look for this chic two sided fireplace integrated in a modern dining room. After a long day at work, retreat to your contemporary home with a large dining room and discreet black chairs around a minimalist dining table. Complete the space with a futuristic suspension lamp.
For a modern feeling, go for this dark wooden fireplace with the storage option. Complete the ambiance with comfortable chairs and drink a wine while you feel your home’s warm.
If modernity is your middle name, choose this white lacquered fireplace and add a décor detail such as a modern vase.
For a modern design, choose a clear glass fireplace cover as the image shows and you’ll get a white interior decoration. Sit down in a comfortable chair near a contemporary floor lamp and read a book, feeling the warm ambiance around you. Complete the décor with classic white vases.
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CELEBRATING DESIGN WITH FRIENDS A student, a design practitioner, or just a curious person interested in understanding how the fine art of design is relevant to life, no matter what they do for a living, what really matters is how they contribute to the world of design and change everything around them with their projects and all of the creative processes behind them. “Celebrating Design with Friends” is Coveted Magazine’s way of showing how design connects and influences thousands of people around the world. In this section, interviews with leading designers – creators of selected and significant works – will show how they are woven together in narratives that represent how this intriguing and creative universe works. The question was the same for every interviewee: “How do you celebrate design in your work, in your life?” However, the answers were very different and always an exciting surprise! Gisella Borioli , Studio group
“In our company this is attention to detail and the story that is behind the product. For many people there is also the story about the purchase. So from our perspective, we can tell the part of the story of the design inspiration which lies in where the product comes from, its details. We are actually a vertically integrated manufacturer. Thus, we make our products and don’t buy them from the commodity manufacturer. We pay attention to every detail from the beginning of the design process until the product is hanging in the customer’s home. That part of the story, I think, is what makes us special.”
Daniel J. Cohen (Swarovski)
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“It’s very difficult to say how we celebrate design, because design is part of our DNA. For us, it’s like everyday life, if you want.”
Carola Bestetti (Living Divan)
“25º anniversary of Baxter. End of July restore a cinema. It’s like a concept store, with a private cinema, a bar, and events – an artist that paints, another that makes lamps, a showroom, and so on. There are famous designers, but also so many designers that approach the market. We want to help them to grow in the market. They come to me with the process, and they can learn with the past. That’s how we like to celebrate design.”
Vincenzo de Cotiis (Baxter)
“My work is my passion. First of all, my job is the job of my life. So I don’t work, I live it. I like all the object designs around me, all the objects made by friends, architects or designers. So if you come to my home, you will see a lot of different pieces. So I live surrounded by design and I like it.”
Gisella Borioli (Superstudio Group)
“Porro was started by my great grandfather 90 years ago. This year we are celebrating our 90th birthday. It started as a very small art design workshop. After that, it grew up during the economic boom in the 50s and then my grandfather and father turned it to a real industry. Thanks to our artistic director Pierro Lissoni, the face of the brand was changed, bringing it to the modern era, and this is how we will celebrate design this year”
Maria Porro (Porro)
Vincenzo de Cotiis (Baxter)
Daniel J. Cohen
“I have a double answer. The first company answer, is that we really believe in design and that’s why we’re promoting an international competition of design, both for students and for professionals, through the university of Milan, and we give the opportunity to people from all around the world to present their projects. The winners will have a money prize and also the opportunity to have the products produced by us. So this is a way of giving an opportunity to young people that never had the opportunity to meet the company, to promote their products. And the other thing is that we celebrate beauty in everything we do. I mean, we’re Italian and I think we have a peculiar taste that goes from the pair of shoes we wear to everyday objects. And this is very important to us.”
Tarcisio Colzani (Porada)
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Maison Laudurée, Paris
The Maison Ladurée is synonyme to the quintessential French macaron. Based on an Italian recipe, brought to France in the XVI century by Queen Catherine de’ Medici, the macaron’s meringue base was transformed by Pierre Desfontaines, grandson to Louis-Ernest Ladurée. It all began in 1862, when Louis-Ernest Ladurée, a miller from the Southwest of France, opened a bakery on Rue Royale, in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement. An avid writer and devoted liberal idealist, Laudurée’s works aimed as a social critique on French institutions, their intolerance as well as religious dogmas. In bakery was burnt-down during the Paris Commune movement in the first half of 1871. Baron Haussman, then in charge for the city’s reconstruction and “facelift”, helped turn the bakery into a pastry shop.The newly rebuilt Maison Ladurée was decorated by Jules Cheret, an acclaimed painter and poster artist whose work became notorious in the late XIX century. The turn of the century was an exciting time for Paris, with tremendous change in terms of economic and social development. Entering the belle époque, after years of recession and political instability, Parisians were hungry for new experiences and cultural innovations. The pastry shop became well known thanks to Jeanne Souchard, Louis-Ernest’s wife, who
combined the traditional Parisian café style, with the delicacies of French haute-patisserie. Moreover, Mme. Souchard played a tremendously important role in the evolution of social transformation, as Maison Laudurée was the first Parisian tearoom to welcome women at any time. The Maison reached critical acclaim with the invention of the doubledecker macaron in the early XX century. Filled with delicious creamy ganache, or fine jam, the macaron has become a symbol of French haute-patisserie, thanks to it’s unique texture and exquisite taste. A symbol of prestige, and national heritage, the world famous Ladurée macaron is responsible for the livelihood of French pastry and gastronomy all around the world. Sticking to it’s traditional style and aesthetic, the original Ladurée bakery has now spread to a further 7 locations around Paris, and to over 25 countries around the world. In a bid to live up to their ancestry, and institutional culture, each Maison pays incredible attention to detail, from its decoration and selection of crockery, to its service and selection of goods. The macaron represents a serene Parisian nostalgia, which lives on through the Maison, who effortlessly touch on each of the key genuine French facets that have made it a global phenomenon.
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finest restaurants Bouley’s
There are so many excellent restaurants in New York City. However, the one CovetED recently visited is so unique, that it makes it hard to compare with others. From the moment you cross the threshold of this restaurant you already know the experience will be special. From the moment you walk in, the scent of season fruit transports you away bustling NYC routine, straight to the French countryside. With a client base of highly respected guests, this restaurant offers one of the city’s most exclusive dining experience. If this says anything to you, you’ll know that CovetED was at Bouley’s. Walking down Duane Street in the trendy TriBeCa neighborhood you will find an industrial façade with high arches, exposed brick, and oversized windows decked in exceptional silks. As you pass the building’s threshold, your senses are immediately awakened by the smell of fresh apples. And so the Bouley experience begins. Another door takes you to the reception where the countryside experience continues: handpainted floral wallpaper, vaulted ceilings, and custom furnishings make for an operatic setting reminiscent of a château.
Chef David Bouley
LUXURY LIFESTYLE// You are immediately presented with a flute of champagne before you finally enter the dining room area. Inside, the ancient doors and stone floors originate from French chateaux, where noble Frenchmen and women have walked through. Being in touch with this kind of history is beyond special. Fresh flowers – one of chef Bouley’s passions grace the room’s interior, and are all arranged with warmth and care. Paintings of French countryside complete the ambience, and a fireplace located in the center of the room welcomes us to a homely feel. As we sat, we were immediately presented with the bread cart, known as “Le Chariot de Pain”, which was filled with a dozen of artisan bread recipes selected by Jacques Mahou, making the selection process nearly impossible. With a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) award under his belt, world renown baker Jacques Mahou is a considered a craftsman, and happens to be a long time friend of Chefe Bouley. Selecting degustation menu, we immediately perceived the Chef’s bold approach of mixing traditional French cuisine with modern Asian influences. Rarely have we experienced such a burst of flavors in such a healthy presentation. This menu was the proof that healthy food can be extremely savvy and a pleasurable experience.
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We also had the chance to take a look backstage and immerse ourselves in Bouley’s world, were we were granted privileged access to his Test Kitchen. It became apparent that it was an arena of vital importance for the Bouley team, were developing and testing new and advanced approaches to product selection, preparation, and presentation is carried out on a daily basis. As an educational center, the Bouley Test Kitchen provides guests the chance to learn from visiting chefs through classes and demonstrations. At the same time, a 200-squarefoot wall of slate allows David Bouley and his guest chefs to map handwritten recipes and chalk drawings of all possible menu items being tested in a given session. With the help of this state-of-theart culinary laboratory, one recipe can inspire many other sub-recipes. It’s thanks to the test kitchen and David Bouley’s exciting culinary talents, that the restaurant stays one step ahead, and accommodates for all dietery wishes and needs.David Bouley was born and raised near Storrs, Connecticut. He spent a great part of his childhood on his grandparent’s farm, where he become connected to the family’s French heritage, and to the lifestyle that provided him with appreciation for open land and fresh products.
He opened Bouley’s in 1987 quickly taking TriBeCa, and the rest of New York by storm, setting a new standard for fine dining in America. His latest adventure has led him to open a versatile new venue – Bouley Botanical. Aimed at being a living events space, designed to excite all senses, Bouley’s Botanical is dedicated to the celebration of private, social and business events, as well as weddings. Located in 281 Church Street not far from his original kitchen, Botanical envelopes guests in an environment of pure ingredients, featuring 400+ edible species of plants growing in vertical window gardens, supported by the largest bio-dynamic green house in New England. Bouley Botanical comfortably accommodates parties from 8 to 75 people for seated private dining events and up to 100 people for receptions. It is not a secret to state that David Bouley has played an important role in making TriBeCa the hot spot neighborhood it is today. The wellknown chef recollects TriBeCa as neighbourhood wihout traffic lights and cars, where only empty buildings filled the quiet air. Nowadays TriBeCa is an upscale residential district featuring numerous galleries, stores and fine restaurants.
bOULEY’S 163 Duane St. New York, NY 10013 +1 212-964-2525 www.davidbouley.com
Nutrition Revolution After 35 years being in the kitchen, David Bouley wants to teach people to look at cooking in another way and share what he has learned. Currently his mission is taking advantage of working with people who know a lot about Japanese cuisine and plants. An avid student of Japanese cuisine and culture, the Chef explains that it has influenced him and helped focus on his mission of teching people how to embrace healthy food. Overall, David Bouley tries to prove that it is not just food on the plate, but more and the most significant part in eating is products used for cooking. Currently, Chef Bouley is working with his team to develop special Apps dedicated to teach people how to eat and cook healthy. The aim of these apps is to provide people with health benefits, explaining the recipe, containing the material from thousands of cooking books. All in all, the target consists in teaching people how to cook healthily at home.
Bouley’s restaurant, reception
Bouley is a sumptuous and inimitable restaurant. If you are planning on going to New York, this is definitely a must go place.
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Le Comptoir Gourmet Known for its creamy cheeses, crisp baguettes, decadent pastries and overall finesse and flavor, French cuisine is sometimes elegant, sometimes rustic, but always exquisite. The French take great pride in their cooking and it plays a significant role in their culture. It is said that in France the meal you present reflects upon you and your family. The bar for high culinary standards has certainly been set by the French. One of the most remarkable things about French cuisine is the underlying variety. To be precise, early French cuisine can be traced back to the Italians. Wondering why this is? As the 15th century dawned, the highest of Renaissance culture flourished in Florence. Prosperity that spread beyond the very small royal population led to a new pastime - dining as entertainment, where common foods were decorated and seasoned to emphasize new flavors from improved storage techniques and discoveries in food preparation. Mushrooms, truffles, garlic, and otherwise infrequently used vegetables appeared in the world of cooking. However, the French were largely ignorant of these things, until Catherine de Medici, daughter of Duke of Urbino, arrived in France in the 1540s to become the bride of the future King Henri II. She brought with her cooking skills from the ways of Florence. History aside, during its exciting tour around Europe, CovetED had the pleasure to visit the restaurant Le Comptoir Gourmet in Paris, France where we fell in love with French food, as you may have already noticed. The Michelin-starred restaurant goes back to the origins of French cuisine and mixes the great art of French cooking with authentic Italian ingredients in an elegant and cozy space. The model of the restaurant consists of a menu which changes weekly showcasing seasonal ingredients sourced from sustainable farms, and highlighting novel and traditional techniques. Just what we were looking for that sunny afternoon while taking a stroll after a day well spent visiting Paris. We were very warmly received by Xavier Sautier, one of the owners of the restaurant. He loves to chat with foodies like ourselves so we got to know more about Le Comptoir Gourmet first hand. After returning from London with the intention of starting a new life, he and his partners decided to buy the space which is now home to this fabulous restaurant. Together with friends he traveledW throughout France and Italy to select products from small producers in the countryside. While visiting these producers they also encouraged them to sell their products in Paris where urban dwellers show a keen interest in countryside production as they have few opportunities to go there. If you visit Le Comptoir Gourmet, youâ€™ll find that everybody knows each other. The team and the regular customers are almost like family. You will meet people of different ages and cultures in an exceptionally friendly and cozy atmosphere.
Le Comptoir Hotel Le Relais Saint Germain Carrefour de OdĂŠon Paris Phone: +33 (0) 44 27 07 97 www.hotel-paris-relais-saint-germain.com
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Décor All the materials are raw - wood, stone, but slightly modernized and more complex. “In this way, we keep the originality” explains Xavier Sautier, “we wanted to focus on the authenticity.” The high-top tables promote communication. “When someone comes alone we say you’re not alone, you’re with us, because a high table allows that. In the back we have a club style, if people want to be more quiet”. Modern details like graphic wall paper contrast with natural materials like stone and wood. So when you analyze this decoration, it is neither French, nor Italian, but rooted in the values of the restaurant.
Food French dishes only seen on culinary-school exams (rabbit ballotine, pike quenelles) so delicately and artfully created that they suddenly seem totally fresh and new. Xavier Sautier is unmistakably concerned with the food that goes out on his plates, but he pays even closer attention to the people eating it. And that’s when it hits us: Le Comptoir Gourmet isn’t just a restaurant; it’s an Embassy of Taste. Le Camptoir Restaurant
The fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu The restaurant is known for its traditional crepe recipe, a specialty from India and Romania that is made by cooking it with cheese only and then reopening it to add fillings. This technique allows the ingredients inside to keep their freshness and taste, without cooking everything as a Panini is usually prepared. This is a place where endless flavors will astound you throughout the year. Among the partners of the restaurant there is the local patisserie, the bakery. The truffles are grown and brought from the region of Alba (Italy)…. And Xavier knows every single one of the partners and producers who work with Le Comptoir Gourmet in person. We highly recommend tasting the Pastourelle Piadina with cooked ham, herbs, and black truffle oil – it will most certainly make even the most demanding visitor fall in love with Le Comptoir Gourmet. To see what truly makes a meal here so special, we recommend tasting La Franc-Bourgeois. This is a special crepe with Norwegian smoked salmon, mozzarella, decorated with dill, lemon and rocket. Whether you’re looking for Tiramisu or not, you should certainly pop in to Le Comptoir Gourmet for their dessert. The chef of the restaurant will do his best to serve the most delicious chocolate fondant cake or Vin Santo with cantuccini. All in all, Le Comptoir Gourmet in Paris gives visitors a chance to get a unique cultural experience that mixes flavorful, nutritious food with beauty and leisure. People go out to eat for all kinds of reasons. Some go for the dishes, some for the service, and some just because a food magazine told them to. But at the end of the day, everyone goes back to the place they enjoyed the most. The place that is actually unique. Xavier Sautierʼs understanding of this is nothing short of a culinary revolution.
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by Food and Wine New York
Chef’s Club, kitchen
While visiting New York City, there are always too many amazing things to do and experiment: new galleries, exhibitions, shows, shops… the list goes on and on. However, we advise you to draw your attention to a different extraordinary culinary experience. When taking a stroll in super hip Soho, do not forget to stop at 275 Mulberry Street and treat yourself and your friends to a brunch, lunch, or dinner in one of the most original restaurants in the Big Apple. Please be prepared to have your senses teased by the The Chefs Club, a unique space open to experiments that will delight your day and stay in the city that never sleeps. It was in November 2014 that the flagship restaurant CHEFS CLUB BY FOOD & WINE made its New York debut in the Historic Puck Building. The 120-seat restaurant, designed by celebrated architect David Rockwell and his firm Rockwell Group, is located on the ground floor of the Puck Building (275 Mulberry Street) in the Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan. Rockwell Group has selected simple and organic materials in neutral hues, such as walnut, raw concrete, leather, and blackened steel to complement the Puck Building’s historical elements, including cast-iron columns and exposed brick ceilings maintaining the building’s true nature, history
and spirit. The aim of the design firm was to dissolve the boundaries between the chef and their guests whilst incorporating materials and design features that highlight the amazing, turn-of-the-century space. If that were not enough, this amazing restaurant features installations curated by the Rockwell Group in collaboration with design and art authority such as Murray Moss, including permanent displays, as well as temporary ones, inspired by the creativity of the visiting chefs (we will soon tell you more about this special feature). Murray Moss wanted to create, together with the Rockwell Group, visual moments which are elemental to cooking and dining - not as decor, but mise en scene which evoke a collective memory of the Art, past and present, of culinary expression. The restaurant includes a main dining room and a very exclusive intimate private dining room named the Studio, where guests can meet the visiting chefs on select dates or participate in cooking classes and other programmed activities. With its line-up of visiting chefs, CHEFS CLUB BY FOOD & WINE allows diners to try dishes by the most talented up-and-coming cooks in America as well as by celebrity chefs from around the world.
LUXURY LIFESTYLE// The true essence of Chefs Club, as told by the words of its President Stephane De Baets, consists of bringing together some of the best chefs in the U.S. and from around the world, curating a selection of dishes that aim to represent their culinary style, and present them to their clients through a very researched menu, which is supervised by world acclaimed Resident Chef and Culinary Director Didier Elena. This allows them to invite the diners to experience through their work their typical products, tastes and cultures, and most of all allows these extraordinary chefs to accomplish their mission: to bring joy through food. Having opened its first location at the St. Regis Aspen Resort in 2012, the restaurant showcases dishes by winners of FOOD& WINE’s prestigious Best New Chef award as well as by Culinary Director Didier Elena. FOOD & WINE Editor-inChief Dana Cowin, Restaurant/Project Curator and Talent Scout, has selected four extraordinary chefs for the New York City launch: Lachlan MackinnonPatterson of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado (Best New Chef 2005), Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon in Portland, Oregon (Best New Chef 2007), Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, Georgia (Best New Chef 2009), and Erik Anderson of the forthcoming Brut in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Best New Chef 2012). All have their signature dishes featured on the fall menu and will be making a series of scheduled appearances. FOOD & WINE’s Best New Chefs are up-and-coming talents with a distinctive vision who are creating exceptionally delicious food. Overall, the Chefs Club is an innovative restaurant featuring exclusive dishes created by talented Best New Chefs, under the leadership of Business Development Manager Louise Vongerichten. The restaurant is open seven days a week and it is a must visit spot for any selective clientele with a taste for the world’s most exclusive dishes, and secret recipes. The Chefs Club truly is one of world’s most amazing culinary destinations, which allows the Best New Chefs to celebrate their huge talent and share their incredible food with so many passionate food lovers. Finally this unique restaurant not only provides a inimitable dinner experience but it is also an unveiling lesson for the senses. Through the magic exclusive meal at the Studio anyone can feel pampered by his visiting chef into a food revelation journey. This is highly recommended to anyone passing by New York City or Aspen, and who knows… soon in other resorts as well.
Chefs Club 275 Mulberry St, New York Phone: :+1 212-941-1100 www.chefsclub.com
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A WEEK IN PARADISE come enjoy every minute
Quinta da Pacheca’s Ex Libris, The Wine House Hotel is one of the Douro’s best-known country house hotels having obtained various distinctions internationally. With the vineyard and wine as its inspiration and environment, it is devoted to gastronomic and wine tourism, combining a modern and ‘avant-garde’ image with sobriety and elegance. The hotel is in an eighteenth century manor house, restored respecting its original architecture, keeping alive the country’s family spirit, also in the furniture and comfort provided by the 15 rooms, all different and surrounded by a noble ambience. Plus excellence in hospitality, the beauty of the landscape in all seasons and the assurance of well-being and peace.
Pacheca The Wine House Hotel **** Cambres, 5100-424 Lamego, Portugal / +351 254 331 229 email@example.com www.quintadapacheca.com
The world’s most beautiful bookstores Top 9 Bookstores CovetED takes you on a tour through the world’s most beautiful bookstores. Places full of history that inspire and fill our dreams with other lives and times. To complete the inspiration, we have also made a selection of 10 luxury and design books recently released. Let’s dream together.-
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LibrerĂa El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina In Buenos Aires resides a spectacular building born in the 1920s which receives over one million visitors every year, while still maintaining the glamour of its first days as a movie theater. El Ateneo Grand Splendid is a breathtaking renovated movie theater now home to thousands of books. Sit down in one of the theatre boxes and discover your favorite books before purchasing them, enjoy a cafĂŠ on the back of the stage, and admire the auditorium lighting, the ornate ceiling, and the many architectural details that remain.
Polare, Maastricht, Holland Renovated by the Amsterdam based architecture firm Merkx+Girod this 700 year old Catholic Church was once a warehouse, then an archive, and at one point even served as a bicycle shed. An unexpected combination of influences and moods transform this bookstore into a singular place. When Napoleon invaded the city of Maastricht the building was a Dominican Church, but in 1794 the Dominicans were forced to leave the country, happily since 2007 the building has a new soul as a beautiful bookstore.
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Livraria Lello e Irmao, Oporto, Portugal This is a dream space located in Oporto, one of the most beautiful European cities. We covet the amazing stairs and the astounding stained glass rooftop! If youâ€™re a Harry Potter fan you should know that the author J.K. Rowling lived in the city of Oporto and that Lelloâ€™s stairs were the inspiration for Hogwarts stairs. The neo-gothic style of the building, decorated walls, and ornamented pillars are sure to impress you!
Livraria da Vila, São Paulo, Brazil Time for a classic and modern bookstore where the books aren´t just for sale, but serve as part of the space’s decor! This unique bookstore was designed by Isay Weinfeld who made every corner of the place remarkable, including atriums on the ground level which allow visitors to peek at other floors. Here you can sit to drink coffee, play music, watch films, and of course read a book in peace in the middle of the bustling city of São Paulo.
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The Last Bookstore, LA, USA The Last Bookstore is owned by Josh Spencer and features a mix of Victorian drawing room, sci-fi spectacle, and artist loft bohemianism. It’s all part of the mission to keep the paper and book business alive in the digital era. The space is California’s largest used and new book, and record store, it began in 2005 in a downtown Los Angeles loft after Josh Spencer took his decade of experience selling things such as cars or clothes and chose to focus on his first love – the books.
Shakespeare & Company, Paris, France Remember Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris? Behind the shadows of Notre Dame you’ll find Shakespeare and Company, an English language literature bookstore opened in 1951 by George Whitman. Named after a bookstore frequented by Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, and James Joyce during the 1920s, the bookshop has become equally legendary as a gathering place for writers like Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs.
Corso Como, Milan, Italy Founded by former editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue Carla Sozzani in 1991, this bookstore combines books and design with a café, hotel, and roof garden. The outdoor space exudes glamour and romantic decor, the ideal place to relax at the end of the day, or to get inspired. The bookstore combines art, architecture, and fashion titles with designer furniture in the fantastic city of Milan.
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Livraria Cultura sĂŁo paulo, brazil Livraria Cultura is the way Eva Herz expresses her love for books. She left Berlin in 1938 to escape from the Nazis and ten years later, in 1948, she started Livraria Cultura, a place full of fantasy and dreams where dragons happily live. She started with a spare room at her house as a rental library, and is now the owner of Brazilâ€™s largest bookstore. Besides the dragon statues to play on, there are areas to lounge, and book-filled aisles to discover and dream.
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Daunt Books Marylebone, London, UK Daunt Books Marylebone is one of those bookstores worth discovering, it has a particular aura which makes you feel like you are visiting an old university library full of history and knowledge. This glorious place has a peaceful feeling with its nature green walls and the perfectly aligned book shelves. Relax in one of Londonâ€™s most treasured, independent bookshops.
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Top 10 Books Amy Butler’s Blossom
This book is a collection of everything that inspires Amy Butler’s: This book is a collection of everything that inspires Amy Butler: pages of photographs from her travels to inspiring places such as Morocco and Sedona, meditative articles from designers, artists, life coaches, and of course the signature designs and textiles that she creates from these inspirations. This irresistible look-book compiles the first two issues of Blossom magazine and is the perfect reflection of Amy’s unique philosophy on life and style. Publisher: Chronicle Books
Art & Makeup
Private Gardens of Paris
Shigeru Ban. Complete Works 1985-2010, Art Edition
The award-winning makeup artist Lan NguyenGrealis created Art & Makeup to show some of her greatest works. For the book, Lan Nguyen-Grealis looked for inspiration in art, sculpture, cinema, and performance art and her references were Picasso, Warhol, Marie Antoinette, Cleopatra, Mad Men, and The Great Gatsby. Art & Makeup shows more than 200 beautiful images and includes photography from Rankin. The second part features the techniques used to create some of the looks.
An exclusive glimpse into the hidden world of secret Parisian gardens. A secret landscape lies behind Paris’s urban facades, rarely seen by casual passersby these timeless places are verdant refuges ideal to provide inspiration to the expert gardener or even to the armchair enthusiast. Gardens come in many forms such as Hubert de Givenchy’s formal garden, Kenzo’s Japaneseinspired oasis, or an exotic hideaway with rare flowers, but when it comes to urban gardens, Private Gardens of Paris is an inspiring collection.
A special cover custom made by Shigeru Ban, with a hand-crafted mesh of polished African Samba wood, inspired by the roof design of the new Centre Pompidou-Metz, that’s what you’ll find in this limited edition with only 200 numbered copies.
Publisher: Laurence King
Shigeru Ban is one of the world’s most innovative architects; he often uses paper or cardboard tubes as a structural element thus giving new meaning to the expression Paper Architect.
Valentino Garavani. Una grande storia italiana When you think about Valentino you think about luxury, elegance, and red carpets. Valentino is known around the world by his first name, the name of this limited edition with only 2000 numbered copies, signed by Valentino Garavani. The book comes in a clamshell box finished in silk cloth, especially tinted in Valentino red. Valentino opened his fashion house in Rome in 1959 and since that time he continues to dress the most glamorous and sophisticated women. Publisher: Assouline
coca-cola: delux ice slipcase A sculpted ice slipcase envelops this limited-edition of 1000 copies, a unique release of the 3-book set CocaCola: Film, Music, Sports made not only for collectors, but also for everyone that loves the brand. With over a century of history Coca-Cola is a global icon. Coca-Cola: Film, Music, Sports celebrates the iconic brand and its ties to some of the most influential names in the film, music and sports industries, such as Ridley Scott, Quincy Jones, and LeBron James. Publisher: Assouline
When Art Meets Design
Charlotte Moss Garden Inspirations
Hunt Slonem is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker that in When Art Meets Design offer an exciting view into the artistically decorated and meticulously restored homes such as his two Southern mansions in Louisiana, named Albania and Lakeside. Slonem combines vintage furniture with contemporary art, including pieces by Alex Katz and Andy Warhol. Vivid and expansive interior photography reveals how the artist combines antiques and artworks, offering an exciting view into his unique world.
Charlotte Moss’s greatest muse is the garden and this vibrant interior designer knows that gardens are a great resource for interiors, entertaining, and good living. The book is a collection of ideas for indoor and outdoor gardens and also inspiring gardens from countries that Charlotte visited, like France, Italy, United Kingdom, and Russia. Private or public, all the gardens have something special to teach, the author also brings to us the gardens of great women from the past and present, showing that beauty can be reached by everyone.
Emilio Pucci, Vintage Art Edition Each book of this vintage art edition is signed by Emilio Pucci’s daughter, Laudomia Pucci, who after Emilio’s death in 1992 continued to design under the Pucci name. Emilio Pucci had a passion for women and design that make every piece of his work unique. He dressed Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, and the fashion house continues to be the choice of great names like Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Hurley and Kylie Minogue. Besides the 500-copy edition the book is also available as XL tome in a limited edition of 10,000 copies. Publisher: Taschen
The book cover in the weimar republic In the years between the First and Second World Wars Germany had a cultural and intellectual boom and Berlin was the center of all the action. Weimar Republic was full of the most amazing pieces of literature, philosophy, and art. This was the creative hub where some of the most outstanding and forward-thinking design books in history were born. Book Covers in the Weimar Republic assembles 1.000 of the most spectacular examples of that creativity. Publisher: Taschen
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THE FALL WINTER
Right now the world’s fashion eyes are looking for new and fresh designs from the most important and trend setting luxury fashion brands. The collections are ready; the campaigns are immortalized by the most iconic personalities of the showbiz world and are ready for the Fall/Winter 2015 season. At CovetED we need to make sure our readers are well-armed for the cold, but kept super stylish with a list of the coming seasons expected highlights. Looking at all of the styles, campaigns, colors, and textures at first glance the Fall/Winter 2015 season does not seem exciting but it turns out to be diverse and full of options.
Fashion history gets a new mark with Donatella Versace posing for Givenchy’s campaign conceptualized by Givenchys Creative Director and Designer Riccardo Tisci. The monochromatic photographs show the bespoke pieces with a super structured style where you get a sense of the new ultra-modern simplicity with edgy details.
Shot in Brooklyn, New York, Katy Perry modeled for Moschino. Jeremy Scott took over the brand and increased its sales sky-high by associating the A-List celebrity with the fashion brand’s new Collection. She is regularly seen wearing the brand publicly to events and most notably to the 2015 MET Gala.
Cara Delevingne is now one of the most important faces from the runways and campaigns. Teaming up with musician Pharrell Williams and Hudson Kroenig for Chanel and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld the duo posed with the colors for the season.
Marc Jacobs teams up with a notable group of personalities to dress up in the latest creations of the brand. Winona Ryder, Julia Nobis, and Cher, were photographed by David Sims.
The most iconic supermodel Kate Moss stars with Lara Stone for the Balenciaga world, captured by the lens of Steven Klein. “I thought Kate and Lara together could be provocative, sensual, and unpredictable.” Said Alexander Wang, the creative director for Balenciaga.
Fashion photographer Steven Meisel captured Prada’s advertising campaign featuring stylings by Olivier Rizzo bringing to life a feeling of natural elegance, where suspended youthfulness intermingles with the classic.
Dolce & Gabbana’s latest advertising campaign is inspired by a family theme that features actress Monica Bellucci and top models Ashleigh Good, Esmeralda Seay Reynolds, among others, to impersonate a La Famiglia story seen through multiple generations.
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Jul 5 – Jul 10
Haute Couture – Paris As a symbol of French luxury, Haute Couture is particularly synonymous with Paris. Only here, fashion from renowned designer labels such as Yves SaintLaurent, Chanel, Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Lanvin and Hermès are showcased in elegant store windows in avenue Montaigne, avenue des ChampsElysées, rue Saint-Honoré, in department stores on boulevard Haussmann, and in the Saint-Germain-desPrés district in Paris. At Haute Couture a garment or an accessory becomes a work
Sep 10 – Sep 17
New York Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press and the general public. It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, collectively known as the “Big 4,” along with those in Paris, London, and Milan.
Preview Fashion Weeks
Jul 13 – Jul 16
Sep 18 – Sep 22
MENSWEAR – New York Fashion Week
London Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2016
Menswear New York Fashion Week is held for fashion professionals and fashion occult. This fashion event gives designers a business platform to show during their market dates and is an opportunity to demonstrate the collective talent of an important segment of the industry itself. It is also a chance for them to showcase upcoming collections to press, media, stylists, buyers, fashion trailblazers and, in some cases, the public.
London Fashion Weekend is an opportunity to experience catwalk shows, industry insider talks, and exclusive designer shopping. Moreover, London Fashion Weekend is the ticket to explore the life of the fashion insider, with irresistible shopping at exclusive prices from over 150 of the world’s best brands. The event offers the rare opportunity to experience trend-setting catwalk shows in the official British Fashion Council Show Space. This exclusive opportunity gives visitors the chance to soak up the unique atmosphere.
Sep 23 – Sep 29
Milan Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2016 Milan Fashion Week (Italian: Settimana della moda) is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Milan, Italy. Including more than 40 shows each season, Milan fashion week transforms Milan into a tourist hub by creating various venues in the most elegant and influential palaces to become the stage for design.
Sep 30 – Oct 7
Oct 25 / Nov2
Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is home to a generation of innovative and creative designers from the whole fashion world, offering an international stage that connects to an audience beyond physical borders. Aligning with numerous other trade events and through its emerging designer initiatives, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week provides a platform of industry opportunities and relationships
Paris Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2016
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Paris Fashion Week is one of the most prominent fashion weeks around the whole world. As such, it is a week-long event that allows fashion designers, brands, or “houses” to exhibit their latest collections in runway shows, providing the opportunity for buyers to take a look at the latest trends. Being one of the cultural metropolises of the fashion world, Paris has plenty of experience with hosting such events, since the Paris Fashion Week’s inception in 1973. Moreover, the primary function of Paris Fashion Week is to let the fashion industry know what’s “in” and what’s “out” for the season. .
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an annual fashion show sponsored by and featuring Victoria’s Secret. The aim of Victoria’s Secret Show is to promote and market its goods in a high-profile setting. The show features some of the world’s leading fashion models such as current Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, and Lily Aldridge. Being a lavish event with elaborate costumed lingerie, the show attracts hundreds of celebrities and entertainers, with special performers and acts every year.
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All the contacts on this issue Al Bustan Palace Website - http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/AlBustan/ Address - Al Bustan Street, Quron Beach, Muscat 114, Oman ANTHROPOLGIE Website -http://www.anthropologie.eu Address - 158 Regent St, London W1B 5SW, UK Armani casa Website - http://www.armanicasa.com/ Address - 114 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States Barter Books, Alnwick, UK Website - http://www.barterbooks.co.uk/ Address - Alnwick Station, Wagon Way Rd, Alnwick NE66 2NP, UK Baxter Website - http://baxterdesign.co.uk/ Address - 9 Kirk St, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 5LJ, UK Boca do lobo Website - http://www.bocadolobo.com/ Address - Rua Particular de Regueirais nº 33, 4435-379 Rio Tinto, Porto, Portugal Bouleys Website - http://www.davidbouley.com/ Address -163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013, USA Brabbu Website - http://www.brabbu.com/ Address - R. Particular de Regueirais 33, 4435379 Rio Tinto, Portugal Bulgari Hotel Website - http://www.bulgarihotels.com/ Address - 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW, UK Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Hotel Website - https://www.jumeirah.com/en/ hotels-resorts/dubai/burj-al-arab/ Address - 27th floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai Carrousel du Louvre Website - http://en.carrouseldulouvre.com/ Address - 99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France Chefs Club Website - http://www.chefsclub.com/new-york/ Address - 275 MULBERRY STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10012, USA CHILTERN FIRE HOUSE Website -http://www.chilternfirehouse.com Address -1 Chiltern Street Marylebone London W1U 7PA, UK Circu Website - http://circu.net/ Address – R. Particular de Regueirais 33, 4435379 Rio Tinto, Portugal Ciel de Paris Website - http://cieldeparis.com/ Address - 33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France COYA Website - http://www.coyarestaurant.com/ landing Address -118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NW, UK Daunt Books Website - http://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/ Address - 83 Marylebone High St, London W1U, UK Delightful Website - http://www.delightfull.eu/ Address – R. Particular de Regueirais 33, 4435379 Rio Tinto, Portugal Dolce&Gabbana Website - http://www.dolcegabbana.com/ Address - Via Goldoni, 10, 20129 Milan, Italy Emirates Palace Website - http://www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/emirates-palace/ Address - West Corniche Road, Opp Ithihad Tower, Abu Dhabi
Foscarini Website - http://www.foscarini.com/ Address – Via delle Industrie 27, 30020 Marcon / Ve / Italy Four Season Hotel Website - http://www.fourseasons.com/ newyork/ Address - 57 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022, USA Four Seasons Hotel George V Website - http://www.fourseasons.com/ru/ paris/ Address - 31, Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France Grand Hotel du Palais Royal Website - http://www.grandhoteldupalaisroyal. com/ Address - 4 Rue de Valois, 75001 Paris, France Hotel Sezz Website - http://paris.hotelsezz.com/en/ Address - 6 Avenue Fremiet, 75016 Paris, France Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière Website - http://www.lucienbarriere.com/ Address - 46 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France Hotel Infante Sagres Website - http://www.hotelinfantesagres.pt/ Address - Praça Dona Filipa de Lencastre 62, 4050-259 Porto, Portugal JONATHAN ADLER Website - http://uk.jonathanadler.com Address - 287-289 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA, UK JOSEPH Website - http://www.joseph-fashion.com Address -400 Oxford St, London W1C 1JS, UK Kenneth Cobonpue Website - http://www.kennethcobonpue.com/ Address - 200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 427, New York, NY 10016, USA KOKET Website - http://bykoket.com/ Address – 9255 Center St, Ste 102 Old Town Manassas, Manassas, VA 20110, United States KOOPLES Website - http://www.thekooples.com/en/ Address – 22 Carnaby St, London, England W1F 7DB La Maison Champs Elysees Website - http://lamaisonchampselysees.com/ Address - Maison des Centraliens, 8 Rue Jean Goujon, 75008 Paris, France Le Cinq Codet Website - http://www.le5codet.com/ Address - 5 Rue Louis Codet, 75007 Paris, France Le Comptoir Website - http://www.hotel-paris-relais-saintgermain.com/ Address - 9 carrefour de l’Odéon, 6e, Paris, 75006, France Le Royal Monceau Website - http://www.leroyalmonceau.com/ Address - 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France Le Saint-James Website - http://www.saintjames-bouliac.com/ fr/presentation-hotel-luxe-bordeaux Address - 3 Place Camille Hostein, 33270 Bouliac, France Living Divani Website - http://www.livingdivani.it/ Address - strada del Cavolto, 22040 Anzano del Parco, Italy Livraria Cultura Website - http://www.livrariacultura.com.br/ Address - Rua Itambé, 135, 13073-148 São Paulo, Brazil Livraria da Vila Website - https://www.livrariadavila.com.br/ Address - Alameda Lorena, 1731; 01424 São Paulo, Brazil
Luxxo Website – www.castrolighting.com Address – Rua Presa da Cavada, 262, 4510 – 640 Fânzeres, Gondomar, Apartado 660, 4436 - 907 Rio Tinto, Portugal Maison Blanche Website - http://maison-blanche.fr/en/ Address - 15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France Maison Valentina Website - http://www.maisonvalentina.net/ Address – R. Particular de Regueirais 33, 4435379 Rio Tinto, Portugal Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Website - http://www.mandarinoriental.com/ Address - 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, UK Marc Jacobs Website - http://www.marcjacobs.com/ Address – 72 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA ME HOTEL 336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA, UK http://melondon.londonhotels.it Moooi Website - http://www.moooi.com/ Address – P.O. Box 5703, 4801 EC Breda, Minervum 7003, 4817 ZL Breda, the Netherlands Moschino Website - http://www.moschino.com/ Address - Moonshadow S.p.A.. Via Ceradini, 11/A 20129 Milan, Italy Musée des Arts etMétiers Website - http://www.arts-et-metiers.net/ Address - 60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris, France OPSO 10 Paddington St, London W1U 5QL, UK http://www.opso.co.uk Paramount Hotel Website - http://www.nycparamount.com/ Address - 235 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, USA Polare Website - http://offline.polare.nl/ Address - Dominikanerkerkstraat 1, 6211 CZ Maastricht, The Netherlands Poltrona Frau Website - http://poltronafrau.com/ Address - via Sandro Pertini 22, 62029 Tolentino, Italy Porada Website - http://www.poradadesign.com/ Address - 1209 Council Way Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Prince de Galles Website - http://www.princedegallesparis.com/ Address - 33 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France Publicis Drugstore Website - http://www.publicisdrugstore.com/ Address - 133 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France SAATCHI Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY, UK http://www.saatchigallery.com SERPENTINE GALLERIES Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA, UK http://www.serpentinegalleries.org Shakespeare & Company Address - 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London Website - http://www.shangri-la.com/london/ shangrila/ Address - 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU, UK Superstudio Group Website - http://www.superstudiogroup.com/ Address - Via Tortona, 27, 20144 Milano, Italy
Swarovski Website - http://www.swarovskigroup. com/ Address - Kristallweltenstrasse 1, 6112 Wattens, Austria The Dylan Website - http://www.dylanamsterdam. com/ Address - The Dylan, Keizersgracht, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands The Last Bookstore Website - http://lastbookstorela.com/ Address - 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA THE LONDON EDITION HOTEL Website - http://www.editionhotels. com/london Address - 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP, UK The Meydan Hotel Website - http://www.meydanhotels. com/ Address - Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, OAE The Peninsula Hotel Website - http://paris.peninsula.com/fr/ Address - 19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France The Plaza Website - http://www.theplazany.com/ Address - Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York, NY 10019, USA The Ritz Website - http://www.theritzlondon. com/ Address - 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, UK THE ROSEWOOD Website - http://www.rosewoodhotels. com/en/london Address - 252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN, UK The Savoy Hotel Website - http://www.fairmont.com/ savoy-london/ Address - Strand, London WC2R 0EU, UK The St. Regis Website - http://www.stregisnewyork. com/ Address - 2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022, USA The Towers Website - http://www.newyorkpalace. com/towers Address - 455 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022, USA THE WOLSELEY Website -https://www.thewolseley.com Address - 160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, UK Tom Dixon Website - http://www.tomdixon.net/ Address - Wharf Building, Portobello Dock, 344 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5BU, UK VICTORIA &ALBERT MUSEUM Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK http://www.vam.ac.uk