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“Beauty will save the world,” Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky once wrote. An eco-consciousness abounds across many cultural domains of late, reminding us how the links between nature and culture are both deep and abiding. In this, our eighth edition of Collect, we touch on beauty in diverse environments – from the hotels, parks, museums, boutiques and fashion that inspire those we profile here, to the work of established creative talents or the complex balance behind the perfect cocktail. With the culture of human skill for its expression, beauty celebrates harmony, a bit of which we hope to bring you here.

Yaffa Assouline The Publisher


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A portfolio of the world’s foremost five-star luxury hotels in London, Ascot, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, New York, Paris and Milan. All nine hotels combine character with modern amenities.

Christopher Cowdray Chief Executive Officer of Dorchester Collection

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Dorchester Collection is undergoing an exciting and dynamic period of growth, including the opening of Coworth Park near Ascot this autumn and 45 Park Lane in London in 2011. While England seems to be at the centre of it all, the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize that launched in London this year will tour, in the future, to other major fashion capitals where Dorchester Collection hotels reside. We will highlight the prize in coming issues of Collect, yet for the moment we begin with a tour of Dorchester Collection’s diverse hotel bars and their creative cocktails on offer. The ongoing refurbishment of Hotel Bel-Air, due for completion mid next year, is another development we will be thrilled to share with our readers. The international underpinnings of Dorchester Collection are our strength, that we value and cultivate, like the very clients we serve.


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HOTEL PRINCIPE DI SAVOIA MILANO

At the centre of London society since it opened in 1931, The Dorchester is set in the heart of Mayfair opposite Hyde Park. The landmark 1930s art deco exterior houses 250 rooms and suites, all designed with classic English interiors, with the exception of three contemporary roof suites that feature wrap-around outdoor terraces overlooking the London skyline. The glamorous and award-winning spa as well as the restaurants and bars including The Grill, The Promenade, China Tang and three-Michelin star Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, altogether rank among the very best.

Standing majestically on 12 acres of lush tropical gardens, the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel is known worldwide as “The Pink Palace”. Royalty, world leaders and celebrities have all enjoyed its secondto-none service and graced its luxurious rooms and hideaway bungalows. The sumptuous resort feeling is enhanced by the world-renowned Polo Lounge Bar and Restaurant, Bar Nineteen12, the Spa by La Prairie, and the famous pool and cabanas. This is the place where all the stars come out to play.

Looking across the beauty of the Tuileries Garden, the imposing Le Meurice stands in Paris’s most fashionable neighbourhood, with many of the world’s best-loved sights only a short walk away. Its rooms, decorated in Louis XVI style, as well as its Spa Valmont, offer calm and luxury in a space where history and the latest fashion trends mingle perfectly. Its three Michelin star restaurant, headed by Executive Chef Yannick Alléno, is considered to be among the very best in town.

Surrounded by the luxury boutiques of the Avenue Montaigne, the Plaza Athénée is the place where fashion, business and celebrity crowds meet to beautiful effect. At its heart lies the peaceful Cour Jardin, around which are arrayed its stylish rooms, including the gorgeously refurbished Royal and Eiffel Suites. The hotel has five exclusive restaurants (including those open during the summer months), overseen by worldrenowned chef Alain Ducasse, and a dream-like modern bar designed by Patrick Jouin.

This is the true spirit of Milan, an exceptional experience of hospitality and comfort. Dominating Piazza della Repubblica, the Principe di Savoia is a landmark neoclassical building that has been the home to international travellers and cosmopolitan society since the 1920s. Discover the newly refurbished rooms and suites, or sip a cocktail at the newly inaugurated Principe Bar, spoil yourself with the impeccable cuisine of Executive Chef Fabrizio Cadei in the five-star Acanto Restaurant, and immerse yourself in a world of wellbeing at the Club 10 Fitness and Beauty Center.

The Dorchester Park Lane London W1K 1QA

The Beverly Hills Hotel 9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Le Meurice 228, Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

Hôtel Plaza Athénée 25, Avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris

Hotel Principe di Savoia Piazza della Repubblica 17 20124 Milan

T. +44 (0) 20 7629 8888 F. +44 (0) 20 7629 8080

T. +1 310 276 2251 F. +1 310 887 2887

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T. +33 (0) 1 53 67 66 65 F. +33 (0) 1 53 67 66 66

T. +39 02 62301 F. +39 02 659 5838

Email: reservations.uk@ dorchestercollection.com

Email: reservations@ beverlyhillshotel.com

Email: reservations@ lemeurice.com

Email: reservations@ plaza-athenee-paris.com

Email: reservations@ hotelprincipedisavoia.com

Website: www.thedorchester.com

Website: www.beverlyhillshotel.com

Website: www.lemeurice.com

Website: www.plaza-athenee-paris.com

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Dorchester Collection 3 Tilney Street London W1K 1BJ, England T. +44 (0) 20 7629 4848 F. +44 (0) 20 7629 8844 info@dorchestercollection.com

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Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, with a view upon the spires of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, The New York Palace is an icon of the late 19th century’s Gilded Age, offering 899 guestrooms, 86 of which are suites, across the historic 55-storey mansion. For the ultimate privacy and service, The Towers on the top 14 floors has a separate reception, lobby and dedicated concierge, with exclusive access to the 3,789sq-ft. Towers Club and its stunning views of the city. GILT, the hotel’s two-Michelin star restaurant and destination bar, serves New American cuisine created by Executive Chef Justin Bogle.

Undertaken with great care to retain its intimate charm and celebrated character, the iconic Hotel Bel-Air is currently closed for refurbishment and will re-open in the summer of 2011. The hotel will feature a new La Prairie Spa and 103 guestrooms and suites, including 12 new accommodations built into the hillside offering sweeping canyon views, outdoor fireplaces and large patios with private infinityedge plunge pools. With an illustrious history as a discreet hideaway for the rich and famous, the hotel harks back to the timeless elegance of the 1950’s Hollywood, and will re-open with an enhanced status as a truly living classic.

Coworth Park opened in September 2010 and is Dorchester Collection’s 70bedroom luxury country house hotel and spa that rewrites the rules. Set in 240 acres of picturesque Royal Berkshire parkland, Coworth Park integrates extensive renewable and energy-efficient facilities; it is also the only hotel in the UK with its own polo fields. Other features include an eco-luxury spa, equestrian centre and dining headed up by renowned chef, John Campbell. The jewel in the crown of Coworth Park’s 16 suites is The Dower House, a three-bedroom private house that originates from 1775.

The New York Palace 455 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022

Hotel Bel-Air 701 Stone Canyon Road Los Angeles, CA 90077

Coworth Park Blacknest Rd., Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE

Dorchester Collection’s newest and latest addition to its roster of luxury hotels to open in the spring of 2011, 45 Park Lane will harbour 45 rooms, including suites all with a view of Hyde Park and a top floor penthouse, in the heart of London’s Mayfair. Only yards away from its sister hotel, The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane will be more contemporary in spirit with a private screening room, club lounge and a bar, and a restaurant overseen by a world-renowned chef. It even incorporates eco-friendly technology into its concrete exterior for the reduction of energy consumption. An icon in the making, 45 Park Lane is Dorchester Collection’s latest luxury.

45 Park Lane Park Lane London, W1K 1PN

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Surrounded by her favourites, this handbag

Rockabilly champions black, and a bold but

designer reveals the other accessories in

mysterious air. Our selection in the style.

her life that satiate her style-loving soul.

40 Design Gallery Guide / Milan 20 Lorenz Bäumer / Paris

A spotlight tour of design addresses across

Rising to the top of his game, we profile

Milan, where form and function rule.

one of Paris’s most prolific jewellers and learn of his local destinations.

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Museum all the way to England’s verdant

This international fashion maven, collector

luxury country house Coworth Park, now is

and philanthropist gives some hints about

the time to go green.

how to stay stylish across borders.

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This Italian architect and designer has had

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Co-desinger and founder of luxury jewellery

The artist who famously splashed her

brand Chrome Hearts also places her eye

young talent on the ceiling of Le Meurice’s

for glamour behind the photographic lens.

restaurant Le Dali shares her local loves.

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Editorial, Creative Direction and Production President: Yaffa Assouline Contributors: Michel Assouline, Philipp Bolthausen, Sara White Wilson, Melissa Largent, Greg Foster, Fanni Bakos, Arthur Oriol, Jihyun Park, Christina Katsaouni. Sales: contact@assoulinemedia.com 26 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris T. +33 1 40 15 90 90 / F. +33 1 40 15 92 94

Cover: “Il Diavolo”, design by Gio Ponti in 1978, handcrafted by Lino Sabattini. First edition by Christofle in 2008.

28 Emma Willis / London

The glory of a great cocktail is found in the

This bespoke British tailor reveals what

mix across Dorchester Collection bars,

there is to love about Londontown.

which indeed turn the tipple well.

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We feature this creative force in fashion and

Take note when a world-renowned architect

a few of his cult addresses.

turns his attention to prefabricated units.

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A fashion designer, who culturally crosses

A look at the life and legend of this design

borders, shares his secret London spots.

talent, and his contemporaneous creatives.

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Her jewellery blurs the distinction between

Turkish design doyenne Gaye Cevikel has

modern and medieval, but her passion for

collaborated with a London designer for the

Los Angeles is up-to-the-minute.

creation of an eye-mazing tabletop piece.

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What’s new and what’s not-to-miss in Paris,

conceptual, food-loving artist.

New York, Milan, Los Angeles and London.

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What would you bring back from travelling

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Lorenz Bäumer / Paris Considered one of the most brilliant jewellery designers of his generation, Lorenz Bäumer is a dynamic and innovative force on Paris’s Place Vendôme, the storied and utterly seductive home of Haute Joallerie.

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orenz Bäumer designed his first piece of fine jewellery in 1992, just three years later esta-

blishing a salon on Place Vendôme, where today he is one of the youngest in the field working at his level. His numerous international clients sigh with desire over his various confections of precious stones and baroque pearls, in settings that express his iconoclastic, poetic yet refined style. After over fifteen years of designing jewels for Chanel along with those under his own name, in 2009 Louis Vuitton channelled Bäumer’s daring

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imagination for their first venture into Haute Joallerie. The line of jewels, inaugurated “L’Âme du Voyage”, comprised five major pieces that were the result of months of reflection, discussion and hundreds of hours of work. From sketch to finish, Bäumer always tells an alluring story in his designs with a sense of architecture and delicacy.

What do you love most about Paris? Walking through the small streets. You will always find something new. Paris is an unlimited source of inspiration for me.

And about the Hôtel Plaza Athénée? The terrasse is a haven of peace in the centre of Paris. For something special, I dine at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée to discover Mr. Ducasse’s amazing new creations. He is extraordinarily talented and always manages to surprise you (25, Avenue Lorenz Bäumer by Takao Oshima

Montaigne, 75008, T. +33 1 53 67 65 00).

Louis Vuitton, “L’Âme du Voyage” bracelet.

Which are your favourite bars? Why? I love the bar at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée for its amazing interiors by Patrick Jouin.

Where do you go to relax and rejuvenate? The playground in the Tuileries gardens; it’s all about relaxing with the kids and enjoying the view.

What are your favourite cultural attractions? Palais de Tokyo (13, Avenue du Président Wilson 75016, T.+33 1 47 23 54 01), La Maison Rouge (10, Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012, T.+33 1 40 01 08 81) and, of course, the flea markets.

Which hotels do you recommend to visitors? Le Meurice (228, Rue Rivoli, 75001, T. +33 1 44 58 10 10) because then you can come and take a stroll around my beloved Place Vendôme! www.lorenzbaumer.com For more on Paris, visit luxuryculture.com , the web’s first high-gloss window into the world of luxury.


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line MUS features comfort-driven, ultra-luxurious cashmere knits, often lined in fur, that are designed for lounging, lunching or long hours in air travel. Ullens already owns prêtà-porter stores in Megève and Saint Tropez, though fashion frivolous she is not. She and husband Guy are the most important collectors of contemporary Chinese art, founding the non-profit Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in 2007 in Beijing. Globetrotting for art and fashion is still not all. As a highly dedicated philanthropist, Ullens opened an orphanage near Katmandu, Nepal, as well as a school and obstetrics centre. She also founded a cancer foundation in Brussels. A Yves Sain

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Ara Starck / Paris Artist Ara Starck may share a last name (and certain project commissions) with her father, the high-profile French designer Philippe Starck, yet she is well on her way to forging her own clear and creative path, with a visual language distinctly and decidedly Ara.

restaurant’s interior that was to be both homage to Salvador Dali and a backdrop for the cuisine of Executive Chef Yannick Alléno. Ara was aware that her father was in search of an artist to adorn the ceiling, so she stealthily proposed her idea in full anonymity to Starck and Franka Holtmann, the General Manager of Le Meurice. The rest, as they say, is history, and now part of Le Meurice’s storied legacy. At Restaurant Le Dali, eyes naturally rise upward to Ara Starck’s creation that is testament to the talent of this rising star herself.

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What do you love most about Paris?

Starck’s style is fresh and unique. Her distinctive,

The lights…all year round, the lights infiltrate the

dreamy and delicate portrait-based work already

streets of Paris in a very romantic way. At night,

promises a plentiful career ahead.

the way it is lit is very subtle, magical and makes every step around town a fairy tale.

She is particularly well known for the spectacular in which a large canvas, pulled toward the four

Which are you favourite design and architecture landmarks in Paris?

corners, defines in mini-compositions the visual

La Cour Carrée, in the Louvre. The spatiality of this

variations on the human form, as well as the very

square is magical. I like the idea that you can see

monumental dimension of the space at large. Long

the dome of the Académie Française aligned in

before she began painting, her father Philippe

the doors perfectly.

painted ceiling at Restaurant Le Dali at Le Meurice,

Starck was commissioned to entirely redesign the

Which are your favourite cafes? La Perla Cafe, a Mexican place that is very full of life and fun (26, Rue François Miron, 75004, T. +33 1 42 77 59 40).

Where do you go to relax and rejuvenate? My ballet class.

What are your favourite museums and cultural attractions? Musée Gustave Moreau (14, Rue La Rochefoucauld, 75009, T. +33 1 48 74 38 50) and Jardin d’Albert Kahn (14, Rue du Port, 92100 BoulogneBillancourt, T. +33 1 55 19 28 00).

Which are your favourite private galleries? Artegalore Gallery, to discover new artists (14, rue du Moulin Joly, 75011, T. +33 1 43 38 68 63) and the Thaddeus Ropac Gallery (7, Rue Debelleyme, 75003, T. +33 1 42 72 99 00).

The view from The Belle Etoile Royal Suite, the rooftop suite at Le Meurice. It offers a stunning 360° view of Paris (288, Rue de Rivoli, 75001, T. +33 1 44 58 10 10). For more on Paris, visit luxuryculture.com , the web’s first high-gloss window into the world of luxury.

Portrait: Jean-Baptiste Mondino

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Emma Willis / London As one of the few women of influence in the traditionally male-dominated industry of fine tailoring, Emma Willis adds a fresh edge to a quintessentially London luxury good: the bespoke tailored shirt.

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What do you love most about London? I love the traditional and contemporary combination, which one sees and feels in everything: the people, architecture, shops, art, music and food.

What is unique for you about The Dorchester? For a very special occasion, the Terrace Suite has a terrace overlooking the park. I can’t think of a more romantic night in London (Park Lane, WI, T. +44 20 7319 7139).

crisp, well-fitting shirt is sometimes all that is needed to feel right and ready for the day. Since 1987,

What are your favourite cultural landmarks?

Emma Willis adheres to the original traditions of English shirt making, using luxurious Italian and Swiss

The Houses of Parliament - each time I pass them

cottons, silks and linens, with many of these exclusive to her collections. In addition to a ready-to-wear

I feel a sense of London’s history, intrigue and ex-

line, her bespoke shirts can even be ordered online. With a Jermyn Street boutique in London and a

citement. And St. Paul’s Cathedral, with the choir

Gloucester factory, the Made In England label is true to the core. Taking tradition even further home, the

singing, it is a representation of London’s spiritua-

company visits Headley Court, a rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers, to make them complementary

lity and aestheticism (The Chapterhouse, St Paul’s

bespoke shirts in luxury cottons. Here Emma Willis reveals a slice of what there is to love about London.

Churchyard, EC4, T. +44 20 7236 4128).

What are your preferred galleries? Sir John Soane’s Museum, which was inspiration for the cabinetry in our shop. It is the most exciting and mysterious little museum, once a private house (13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2, T. +44 20 7405 2107). I also love the Leighton House Museum, the house and studio of the classical painter Lord Leighton. It conjures up the great days of art, music and society in late 19th century London (12 Holland Park Rd., W1 (T. +44 20 7602 3316). www.emmawillis.com

For more on London, visit luxuryculture.com , the web’s first high-gloss window into the world of luxury.


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Carlo Brandelli / Milan A veritable aesthete if nothing else, the dashingly handsome Carlo Brandelli, whose taste has garnered him quite a cult following, shares his favourite places in Milan for food, fashion and more. From an Autumn/Winter 2008 fashion show for Kilgour.

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rom retail to design, Carlo Brandelli has been a pioneer across the fashion industry. Born in

London and now based in Parma, Italy, Brandelli’s first project of note was founding the Squire concept store in 1992, which for the first time (Colette in Paris did not open until 1997) combined art, fashion and design in one boutique. There, he collaborated with the photographer Nick Knight and the art director Peter Saville, both of which he still works today. In 1997, Brandelli was appointed Creative Director of the Savile Row tailor, Kilgour, and set about creating a modern menswear brand that succeeded in combining traditional craft with modern design. His work there was both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. He was thus awarded menswear designer of year in 2005 by the British Fashion Council, as case in point. Now the head of his own design studio, Brandelli is set to launch his first limited edition collection,

G. Lorenzi, Via Monte Napoleone, 18, 20121 Milano T. +39 02 76 02 28 48.

which will span fashion and furniture, as well as personal take on timeless style (he often appears on GQ magazine’s list of the most stylish men), the Carlo Brandelli studio will not work seasonally, as is the way of the rest of the fashion fair. The sartorial set eagerly awaits Brandelli’s next creative and self-directed adventure. www.carlobrandelli.com For more on Milan, visit luxuryculture.com , the web’s first high-gloss window into the world of luxury.

Set design by Carlo Brandelli for the Autumn/Winter 2008 fashion show of Kilgour.

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Valextra, Via Alessandro Manzoni, 5, 20121 Milano T. +39 02 89 01 54 40.

Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Via Adrea Solari, 35, 20144 Milano, T. +39 02 89 07 53 94/5.

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It’s a philosophy. It’s a discipline. It’s a culture.

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Duro Olowu / London London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu, of Nigerian and Jamaican origins, infuses joy and energy into the wardrobes of sophisticated urbanites, bringing traditional styles of sunnier climes to his London catwalk and boutique.

Sharing his time between New York and London, his design style comprises bright, multi-coloured prints and accents, in silks and wools of superb quality that alternate between unusual volumes and rather classic cuts. The finish is a decidedly urbane allure. Truly eclectic to form, the pieces in his jewellery collections are made from recycled and old material and are, therefore, one-of-a-kind. In fact, a bit like the designer himself.

What do you love most about London?

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uro Olowu studied law in London early in

The choices on offer. It’s probably the most multi-

his career, though he has reached political

cultural and stylish city in the world. Whatever you

heights by an entirely untraditional path: Duro

want is here, if you look!

Olowu-designed clothes have been a mainstay in American First Lady Michelle Obama’s wardrobe

What is your favourite part of The Dorchester?

since 2008; she was spotted during her 2010

China Tang Bar, because a good drink can be a

summer vacation at Martha’s Vineyard catering to

hard thing to find in this city (call for reservations,

the designer still.

T. +44 20 7629 9988).

Olowu’s ascent in fashion was swift: in 2005, Sally

Which are your favourite private galleries?

Singer, then of Vogue, discovered and celebrated

Thomas Dane Gallery for its impeccably curated

his clothes and in the same year he was awarded

shows by artists including Glen Ligon, Steve

New Designer of the Year at the British Fashion

McQueen and Jose Damasceno. (11 Duke Street,

Awards, all just one year after launching his brand.

SW1, T. +44 20 7925 2505). Stephen Friedman Gallery, to gasp at works by Yinka Shonibare and Beatriz Milhazes (25-28 Old Burlington St., W1, T. +44 20 7494 1434).

Which are your favourite shops? Les Couilles du Chien for the most beautiful antique furniture, curios and objects, trawled from all over, with joie de vivre by its owner Jerome Dodd. He has a wonderful eye and buys from the heart. (65 Golborne Road, W1, T. +44 208 968 0099). Claire de Rouen Books. A little secret hidden away above a sex shop with the best selection of contemporary photography, art and fashion books and magazines. The owner Claire is respected for her sophisticated yet edgy selection, and her willingness to source almost anything you request (121-125 Charing Cross Road, WC2, T. +44 207 287 1813). And Darkroom, a true concept store offering a chic and interesting selection. (52 Lamb’s Conduit St., WC1, T. +44 20 7831 7244).

Do you have a favourite view of the city? The view of the Thames, from Southwark Bridge.

For more on London, visit luxuryculture.com , the web’s first high-gloss window into the world of luxury.

Portrait: Zete Marton

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Loree Rodkin / Los Angeles What do you love most about Los Angeles? Where do I start?! I love the weather, and the accessibility to drastic terrain change. I can go from the beach, to the mountains, to the desert – all just in my car.

Which are you favourite design and architectural landmarks? Los Angeles offers such curious architecture. The great homes and buildings are of the 1920’s Spa-

Known for her bold and beautiful jewellery designs that are the beloved of both the rock ‘n’ roll and political set, Loree Rodkin is also a passionate traveller and here shares her tips for a gem of a time in the glamorous city of angels.

nish-driven designs, specifically found in the area of Los Feliz, which is home to some of the most renowned Spanish architecural homes.

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he jeweller behind the creations worn by Michelle Obama on the day of the Presidential

Inauguration is as far from the twin-set-and-pearls

What is your favourite part of The Beverly Hills Hotel?

image as you can imagine. Long before the trend

The pool. It is so glamorous and reminds me of all

“bondage” rings that envelope the finger in a

the old school starlets leisurely sipping cocktails

cage encrusted with diamonds, rubies and other

inside their cabanas (9641 Sunset Boulevard, T.

precious stones. Her customer base, therefore,

+1 310 276 2251).

ranges from the First Lady to Madonna, Rhianna

for elongated rings, Rodkin was creating signature

and the Olsen twins. Indeed, it is in her home city

What are your favourite museums?

of Los Angeles where Rodkin not only handcrafts

MOCA, MOCA, MOCA!!! (250 South Grand Ave.,

her striking designs but also courts clients in the

T. +1 213 626 6222).

fashion and entertainment industries.

Which are your favourite private galleries? I love the Ace Gallery (The Wilshire Tower, 5514 Wilshire Blvd., T. +1 323 935 4411) for its eclectic taste in contemporary art, The Frank Pictures Gallery (Bergamot Station, A-5, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, T. +1 310 828 0211) for Laurie Frank’s vision, and the galleries on La Brea for the photography on show. MOCA

Which are your favourite shops? Maxfield’s on Melrose with also a newly opened Malibu store. Maxfield’s has been one of the most fashion-forward stores in L.A. for decades (8825 Melrose Avenue, T. +1 310 274 8800). And Tommy Perse, who has brought every hip designer to Los Angeles, including my favorite designer in the world Rick Owens (8914 Melrose Ave., T. +1 310 276 7277), and Chanel because what girl doesn't like Chanel? (400 N Rodeo Dr., T. +1 310 278 5500).

What neighbourhood should a visitor explore? Venice is for sure the place to visit – great restaurants and great stores on Abbot Kinney. www.loreerodkin.com

For more on Los Angeles, visit luxuryculture.com , the web’s first high-gloss window into the world of luxury.

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Jennifer Rubell / New York Jennifer Rubell deconstructs the traditional gala dinner by fusing food with performance art to astonishing effect. The New York-based conceptual artist has an appetite for using food, events and art institutions as her very artistic medium.

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hen auctioneer Simon de Pury wanted to celebrate his marriage to Michaela Neu-

meister at London’s Saatchi Gallery in June, he called upon Jennifer Rubell to cater for his 600 guests, the go-to artist/caterer/conceptualist who dreams up spectacular “food projects” for the collecting classes. For this commission, she created a scene where diners feast on unmade beds that recalled the famous Tracey Emin artwork, break champagne flutes in a spectacle that referenced the glass casing of Damien Hirst’s shark in formal-

Dining bed at Simon de Pury’s wedding celebration at the Saatchi Gallery, London, June 2010.

dehyde, and cut down sausages that hung from the ceiling in one of a series of “food installation” rooms. At the beginning of the event, partygoers watched de Pury and Neumeister getting ready in separate glass cubicles before they shattered the glass doors to meet each other. It was an astonishing fusion of food and performance art that is the signature of Jennifer Rubell. A graduate of Harvard University and the Culinary Insitute of America, Rubell is the daughter of the Miami-based art collectors Don and Mera Rubell, all of which contributes to her calling. From her base in New York, she has designed parties for the Brooklyn Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, among other prestigious institutions. “People who have not been to one of my projects will be shocked,” Rubell admits of son there who knows to cut down a sausage!” www.jenniferrubell.com

For a detailed New York city guide, visit luxuryculture.com , the web’s first high-gloss window into the world of luxury.

A pile of crackers at the Brooklyn Museum Gala, New York, April 2010.

Jennifer Rubell

All images: Kevin Tachman

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Movement is in the air, as slivers of 1950s innocence and rock ‘n’ roll femininity mix with 1980s smoking jacket sophistication. This wintertime sartorial interplay exudes an attitude of ease that is deeply, effortlessly chic.


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Alberto Bianchi Albrici of Post Design. DESIGN LIBRARY, Via Savone, 11 20144 Milano, T. +39 02 89421225 www.designlibrary.it

The city of Milan harbours the beating pulse of object and furniture design. We take a quick tour of some key design destinations in town. POST DESIGN Memphis was a design collective in Milan that profoundly influenced the tastes and styles of the 80s and 90s with its geometric forms and bold, pure colours. Post Design is the label given to all new and related collections, so that the Memphis brand is relayed to its rightful and important place in design history. Inaugurated in 1997 with the exhibition “Cosa fanno quelli di Memphis? (What Are They Doing at Memphis?), Post Design hosts and promotes the products of Memphis Milano Collection, Meta Memphis Collection and Post Design Collection featuring the works of designers such as Martine Bedin, Ettore Sottsass with Enzo Cucchi, Nanda Vigo and Ron Arad.

DESIGN LIBRARY As the first library entirely dedicated to design, opened in Milan in 2006 (and in Shanghai just a year later), this is a true haven for the curious and creative. A resource for research and analysis of GALLERIA NILUFAR, Via della Spiga, 32 20121 Milano, T. +39 02 780193 www.nilufar.com

the technical and business aspects of design, types of documents include magazines, books, catalogues and annuals with over 2000 available and 5000 magazines in current and past editions. It also serves as a centre of industry dialogue, and a stronghold for keeping Milan at the heart of design. With membership at only 20 Euros per year, this is the idea source of design’s future.

SKITCH Skitsch debuted with force at the Salone del Mobile in 2009, revealing its flagship boutique with over 600 square metres of natural wood floors, 11 windows and exposed concrete walls designed by Luca Bombassei for Blast Architetti. It is just one outlet of a multi-channel business model – the brainchild of maestro Renato Preti – that sells directly to the public through its stores, sales catalogues, e-commerce and a network of deaSKITSCH, Via Monte di Pietà, 11 20121 Milano, T. +39 02 36633065 www.skitsch.com

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GALLERIA NILUFAR Nilufar is one of Italy’s most revered galleries in the fields of historical design, with rare 20th century furniture, lighting pieces and oriental carpets. Housed in a three-storey space on via della Spiga, Nilufar was founded by Nina Yashar in 1979 and since has presented exhibitions of unmistakable style and extreme sophistication with works by design greats such as Alvar Aalto, Gio Ponti, Charlotte Perriand, Piero Fornasetti, Gaetano Pesce, Jacques Adnet and Paul Evans.

GALLERIA CLIO CALVI RUDY VOLPI The Gallery embraces contemporary design, yet its intimate atmosphere reflects a sensitivity to the deep cultural underpinnings of design that altogether stretch the limits of future and tradition. The

GALLERIA CLIO CALVI RUDY VOLPI, Via Pontaccio, 17, 20121 Milano, T. +39 02 86915009 www.cliocalvirudyvolpi.it

highly selective design choice on offer, the result of over thirty years of activity, presents work by the likes of Andrea Branzi, Ettore Sottsass and Haruka Fujita that is interspersed with ancient Chinese

SPAZIO ROSSANA ORLANDI, Via Matteo Bandello 14/16, 20123 Milano, T. +39 02 46 74 47 244 www.galleriarossanaorlandi.com

porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, and sculpture from past centuries.

SPAZIO ROSSANA ORLANDI While a little off the beaten track, Spazio Rossana Orlandi is tucked away in a little courtyard off Milan’s Via Matteo Bandello, offering an emporium of modern classics. The two-storey showroom stocks design pieces by newly-established and exciting design forces such as Front, Tom Dixon, Piet Hein Eek, and more. The courtyard café is great for lunch, making it a perfect afternoon jaunt.

SAWAYA & MORONI Never shying away from experimental design since its founding in 1984, Sawaya & Moroni’s utterly unique angle is to facilitate collections that stem from unions with some of the world’s most prominent architects – with their vastly diverse backgrounds and cultures – thereby transforming the poetry of great international architects into objects.

SAWAYA & MORONI, Via Manzoni, 11 20121 Milano, T. +39 02 86395218 www.sawayamoroni.com

Pieces like “Milana” (1994) by Jean Nouvel is a tribute to Mies Van der Rohe’s “Barcellona” while Zaha Hadid has designed products that have become absolute icons, such as the “Z-Play” chair (2002), with its pure deconstructed volumes, and the “Moraine” (2000), a sculptural upholstered design almost reminiscent of Moore; as well as the “Stalagtite-Stalagmite Table” (2000).

GALLERIA BLU Since it’s opening in 1957, when it immediately took stock in post-war avant-garde artist majors, Galleria Blu has remained the place in Milan to view the works of the world’s most avant-garde artists. Its eclectic permanent collection includes gems by Twombly, Basquiat and de Chirico and seamlessly mixes design with art for one of the city’s most important aesthetic establishments.

GALLERIA BLU, Via Senato, 18, 20121 Milano, T. +39 02 7602 2404, www.galleriablu.com


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hile urban environments are exciting and convenient places indeed, there is nothing

like natural spaces for clearing the mind, sporting

The old adage – the best things in life are free – is never moreso true than in the bountiful luxury that nature and open spaces provide. Groundbreaking design and hospitality initiatives facilitate bucolic retreat, making a bolt into the green purely appealing.

in the clean air or whittling away the hours happy to do nothing at all. From the finest marriage of luxury and nature at Coworth Park in England, to ventures that turn trees into home supports, or conserved works of art, a 21st century prerogative is to highlight the luxuries inherent in nature. Green grass, foliage, trees and wildflowers have a great effect on the human psyche. The colour green, the etymology of which is derived from the Old English verb Growan, or “to grow”, has a soothing, harmonising and refreshing overall effect on humans, perhaps harking back to our evolutionary environments before global urbanisation. Green, particularly in natural light, is restful to the eye and, by simply being in a green-coloured environment, studies show fatigue is instantly reduced. Dorchester Collection understood this, and saw no reason why this basic human pleasure should be incommensurable with luxury hospitality. Their pioneering property Coworth Park, near Ascot, is


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Situated on 240 acres of Berkshire parkland, Coworth Park extensively integrates renewable and energy-efficient facilities making it one of the UK’s most environmentally-friendly hotels.


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just a 45-minute jaunt from London. Situated on

lars, offering the exhilarating experience of living

showcase over 50 trees and 25 species in a

240 acres of Berkshire parkland, Coworth Park

like the birds among verdant surroundings.

carefully constructed setting. Surrounding are a

also extensively integrates renewable and energy-

further 2000 trees from Enea’s personal collection.

efficient facilities making it one of the UK’s most

Meanwhile, in the town of Rapperswil, Switzerland,

environmentally-friendly hotels

landscape designer Enzo Enea has gone from

Perhaps some of the most interesting human

being a tree collector to a tree curator with the

achievements are those that take nature and refine

The desire to immerse oneself among the trees is

opening of his Tree Museum in 2010. A modern-

her – with all due respect – towards human mea-

also afoot in the heights of architectural design, as

day Eden, the über-gardener explains his unique

sure. Preserving nature to the maximum while

the boundaries between outdoor/indoor spaces is

view of trees. “I think they are natural pieces of art.

bringing her close to human pleasure is arguably

deconstructed in childhood-inspired tree homes.

For 20 years, I have been collecting trees from all

the 21st century’s definition of luxury.

From Brazil to Germany, examples include a mo-

over Europe. I wanted to show how much beauty

dernist-inspired, two-storey wooden family home

and power there is around us.” In an oval-shaped

built on an 18-metre-high deck supported by pil-

garden, he created a series of ‘rooms,’ which

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Gio Ponti

Across his lifetime, from 1891 to 1979, Gio Ponti achieved international success as an architect, whilst also holding great influence in object design, publishing and art. His legacy lives today in contemporary collections of re-editions by the manufacturers that know and respect his genius.

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urniture manufacturer Molten & C signed an

chart, a trusting relationship that allowed Ponti to

silver candelabra that celebrated both the joining

exclusive agreement in 2010 with the heirs of

create a major modernist work. The Plancharts

of two people, as well as the talents that joined in

Italian design great Gio Ponti to launch a new re-

bought the highest piece of land, with a full 360-

a half-century partnership of creativity.

edition collection of Ponti-designed pieces, never

degree view, in Caracas, Venezuela. Anala had

before produced or sold in a series: book cases,

long been a subscriber to Domus and, in 1953,

Other iconic Gio Ponti pieces include the angular

chests of drawers, chairs and tables. This is like a

tracked down Ponti in his studio to commission

Volo Centerpieces, the sensual Tubi Vase, and the

dream come true for the design aficionado.

him for the project. In addition to the architecture,

Architettura tray, the hexagonal shape of which

Ponti also designed the furniture, which included

also appears in Ponti’s Pirelli Tower in Milan. Other

This follows the 2008 launch of the Christofle-Gio

several of his greatest classics: the Superlink

pieces, like the Stivale vase, were realised and

Ponti Collection, that featured 25 signature silver

chair, the Round armchairs, and his night tables

produced for the first time in 2008 from the artist's

ware pieces (some in production for the very first

with cigarette lighters, inspired by Italian night

own sketches. Timeless yet unceasingly modern,

time, such as the Il Diavolo decorative mask) from

trains. Such is emblematic of Ponti’s approach to

Gio Ponti’s designs define the often-quoted term

their nearly 50-year partnership. It combines Ponti’s

design – multi-disciplinary and integrative and,

“modern classic”.

architectural genius, art and style with Christofle’s

above all, based fundamentally on human rela-

unparalleled mastery of silver craft.

tionships. Nothing comprising the art of living was

The re-edition series of his furniture by Molteni &

absent from his touch of genius.

C premiered on September 20th in New York at

Gio Ponti was a complex personality distinguished

the Molteni & C Dada Unifor New York Flagship

by wide-reaching work projects designing houses,

The Christofle Collection reflects the inspiring 50

Store on Greene Street. This re-edition was also

churches, hotels, and furnishings. He worked to

year collaboration between Christofle and Gio

an opportunity to revisit the talent of Gio Ponti

connect art, industry and handicraft meanwhile

Ponti. The now-legendary partnership began in

and understand his furnishings with their original

helping Italy discover (and rediscover) its design

1925 when Gio Ponti and Tony Bouilhet, Christofle

sketches and photographic designs. Gio Ponti

style and cultural authority, certainly advancing

director and heir, met at an exhibition in Paris. Gio

once said: “Quoting Vitruvius, one can say that in

Milan as a design capital. In 1928, Ponti founded

Ponti had enormous respect for Christofle and,

architecture the client is the father of the architect

Domus magazine, in 1941 resigning as editor and

from 1928 to 1978, he collaborated with the highly

the mother of the design. At times these are quite

setting up Stile magazine, which he edited until

prestigious French silversmith house. The Fleche

successful marriages”. Perhaps his Artdeco Fleche

1947. In 1948 he returned to Domus, where he

Candelabra is one of the most memorable pieces

Candelabra is symbolic of a marriage more than

remained as editor until his death. His important

to have emerged from this relationship. In the late

the human sort, and more of the aesthetic ideal he so ardently pursued.

architectural projects include The Pirelli tower in

1920’s, Gio Ponti’s beloved niece Carla Borletti

Milan, The Denver Art Museum in America, as well

married his new friend and partner, Christofle’s

as the private home of Armando and Anala Plan-

Tony Bouilhet. The designer crafted the two-arm

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PASTILLE serving pieces. Designed by Gio Ponti. Prototypes handcrafted by Lino Sabattini in Christofle’s workshop in Milan between 1957 and 1963. First ever edition by Christofle in 2008.


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Co-owner and co-designer of the Los Angeles-based jewellery brand, Chrome Hearts, Laurie Lynn Stark is just as accomplished behind the photographic lens. Her compelling images of rock royalty and personal intimates come to light in exhibition and garner her international attention.

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Unlikely juxtapositions define the rock rambunctious jewellery of Chrome Hearts. Gritty, L.A. biker culture juxtaposed with international luxury, ornate symbolism with sophistication, sex appeal with heraldic sobriety — Chrome Hearts keeps consumers covetous and curious.

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he photographs of Laurie Lynn Stark, who co-

though she has been cultivating her talent for over

– replete with fleur-de-lys, dagger and floral cross

founded Chrome Hearts with her motorcycle

15 years, often photographing Chrome Hearts’

motifs – as well as sunglasses and informal fa-

enthusiast husband Richard Stark in 1988, are

advertising campaigns herself. The work on show

shions. Fans include Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, who

equally full of unlikely but alluring juxtapositions.

captures the essence of each subject, be they

wears many Chrome Hearts rings on the same fin-

One such juxtaposition includes portraying cult

musician Iggy Pop, celebrated Sumo Wrestler Mu-

ger, and is the living embodiment of a bold biker

celebrity figures with an unusual depth and mixture

sashimaru, or actress Kate Hudson, Steve Jones

soul dripped in luxury. Some of their 17 boutiques

of intimacy and spontaneity.

of the Sex Pistols, Cher or Cindy Crawford. Laurie

worldwide even offer Chrome Hearts bracelets as

Lynn Stark uses a range of photographic media

custom watch straps for luxury watches. Chrome

“Symbolism” was the title of a 2010 exhibition of

such as black & white, sepia and color, including

Hearts injects a dose of energy into the styles of

Stark’s photographs at the St. Moritz Art Masters

her favorite meduim, Polaroid.

the international luxury and leisure set, and the

in Switzerland, which invites both Swiss and inter-

woman behind it captures some of the fascinating

national artists to exhibit at unusual venues around

A fitting exhibition title indeed, as symbolism is the

people who enliven her designs, in private mo-

the ski resort, from churches to the mountains and

beating pulse of the strong Chrome Hearts design

ments of universal beauty.

the lake. It was Stark’s first international showing,

aesthetic across silver, gold and leather jewellery

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The Dorchester with Giuliano Morandin —

Martinez 30 ml Old Tom Gin 40 ml Punt e Mes 10 ml Maraschino Dash of Bokers Bitters

— Shaken and not stirred. Served in a martini glass and garnished with an orange twist.


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Mix

The interchange between bar atmosphere, barman and the tempted taster is a sacred one. We survey Dorchester Collection’s most iconic bars for their celebrated mixes that reflect the culture of their clientele, as always, with a twist.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée with Thierry Hernandez —

Black Mojito Cocktail Black Vodka (Blavood Vodka) Lemon Juice Fresh Mint Fresh Blackberries Blackberry Liqueur Soda Water

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here is no better hour of the day for a suspen-

the Guest and Barman, where the bar becomes a

designer Philippe Starck) and the 228. Atmos-

ded moment of pleasure than cocktail hour. It

perfect balance between tact, the warmest wel-

phere, too, masters the mix at The Beverly Hills

come and the wise art of guest satisfaction.”

Hotel’s Polo Lounge, which offers a Sparkling Wa-

is a moment apart, in which subjective matters of taste reign supreme.

termelon Martini that is as pink and as green as Harry Craddock, the original Head Bartender at

the hotel’s world-famous décor. The Gilt Bar at

This is the barman’s domain of mastery. Each Bar

The Dorchester when it opened in the 1930s, who

The New York Palace features a stunning contrast

Manager within Dorchester Collection hotels has

is regarded as the pioneer cocktail authority in the

of design between dramatic ceilings and a geo-

a style that reflects the particular climate of the bar

UK, always knew that creativity is king; The Bar at

desic fibreglass shell. The Bar at Hôtel Plaza Athé-

atmosphere, the character of the clients and his

The Dorchester still offers cocktails based on the

née offers Paris an inventive and witty cocktail

own mixologist flair. The conversations that his

authentic Craddock recipes. The Bar is a favourite

experience with its “Jelly Shots” and “Fashion’Ice”

concoctions inspire are perhaps better accolades

among cocktail cognoscenti for reviving a forgot-

numbers that are ordered from a digital menu.

than any industry award.

ten spirit, Old Tom Gin, as well as being the UK’s exclusive venue, from September to December

Dorchester Collection hotel bars are bastions of

Hotel Principe di Savoia’s new Bar Manager

2010, of Bombay Sapphire’s “Bombay Londres”.

tradition and are positioned as innovative leaders

Daniele Confalonieri explains, “What makes me

Bar 228 at Le Meurice offers over 300 drink refe-

in the modern libation experience. After all, taking

happy and fascinates me greatly is the discreet,

rences on menu, including 17 exclusive creations

a moment to enjoy one’s tipple is an impeccable

and at the same time close, relationship between

such as the Cocktail Starcky (named after star

pleasure indeed.

“What makes me happy and fascinates me greatly,” Hotel Principe di Savoia’s new Bar Manager Daniele Confalonieri explains, “is the discreet, and at the same time close, relationship between the Guest and Barman, where the bar becomes a perfect balance between tact, the warmest welcome and the wise art of guest satisfaction.” Thierry Hernandez

Giuliano Morandin

Anthony Santiago

Robert Honeycutt

William Oliveri

Daniele Confalonieri


Le Meurice with William Oliveri —

Cocktail 228 2 cl Pear Coulis 1 cl Soho Lychee Liqueur 1 cl Pear Liqueur 0.5 cl Raspberry Coulis 11 cl Champagne

The Beverly Hills Hotel with Anthony Santiago

1 Raspberry

The Sparkling Watermelon Martini 1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose La Poire Vodka 3/4 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur 4-5 1 inch cubes of fresh watermelon Champagne In a tin shaker, muddle the watermelon chunks. Add ice, Grey Goose La Poire Vodka and St-Germain. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Then float champagne on top. Garnish with 3 green grapes on a pick.

The New York Palace with Robert Honeycutt —

Fixie Fizz Cocktail 2 T Sliced Rhubarb 6 Slices Cucumber 2 Shiso 2 oz. Pimm’s 3/4 oz. Rhubarb Syrup Dash of Lemon Juice Ginger Ale

Hotel Principe Di Savoia with Daniele Confalonieri —

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Libeskind Shifting the focus from mass-production to mass-customisation, and bridging the gap between prefab and bespoke architecture projects, world-leading architects such as Daniel Libeskind are taking prefab modular homes into the 21st century.

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aniel Libeskind is renowned for designing

ture, the UK’s aluminium B2 and The Universal

in a pre-weathered blue-grey colour or an elegant

striking architecture that speaks volumes of

House gave manufactured, pre-assembled homes

graphite-grey. Another onsite renewable energy

history such as the Imperial War Museum North in

a tawdry image that has been hard to shake. An

source includes a rainwater harvesting system for

Manchester, the One World Trade Center (or Free-

aesthetic awakening toward the end of the 20th

use in the garden’s irrigation system, while the

dom Tower) under development in New York City,

century brought forth a new breed of home ow-

Villa’s wooden core offers maximum thermal insu-

and the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

ners that were well-versed in design and keen to

lation, even complying with some of the world’s

realise the environmental, aesthetic and financial

toughest energy standards. The villa interior comes

This last architectural masterpiece is echoed in the

advantages – not to mention saving time and

in two styles composed by Daniel Libeskind: the

high-tech façade of the Daniel Libeskind-designed

hassle – of ordering a pre-fabricated home by a

cool, sculptural “Libeskind Style” and the warm,

modular Villa – an ultra-sharp, sustainable and

world-class architects such as Daniel Libeskind.

natural “Casual Style”, featuring white epoxy or

prefabricated home that can be ordered world-

parquet flooring, respectively.

wide, on-demand, and assembled on location by

The Villa is a sculptural living space that meets the

a team of experts within weeks.

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The Libeskind Villa can be likened to a made-to-

sustainability. Like a dynamic crystal growing out

measure suit – not entirely bespoke, nor entirely

After World War II in the UK, prefabricated struc-

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Isamu Noguchi with models, playground equipment, and contoured playground, 1941.

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The career of influential Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) spans six decades, and chronicles one of the most important and prolific creative minds in mid-century modern design. A late 2010 exhibition at The Noguchi Museum in New York provides intimate insight into the artist’s life and work, and a fresh view of the twentieth-century art world through collaborations with his contemporaries.


Opposite page, clockwise: Isamu Noguchi and Marion Greenwood, 1930s, Collection Marc Plate; Isamu Noguchi by Marion Greenwood, 1929, Photo: Mark Ostrander, Collection of Janis Conner and Joel Rosenkranz, New York; Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine, 1948, Photo courtesy New York City Ballet Archive, Ballet Society Collection; Intentra, 1974-6; Erick Hawkins performing in Stephen Acrobat, 1947, Photo: Philippe Halsman, Collection The Noguchi Museum. This page, clockwise: The Seed, 1946; Frida Kahlo, 1930s; Worksheet for Sculpture, 1945; Phaedra by Martha Graham, 1962. Photo Š Martha Swope Collection, The Noguchi Museum.


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“The art of stone in a Japanese garden is that of placement. Its ideal does not deviate from that of nature. But I am also a sculptor of the West. I place my mark and do not hide.” Isamu Noguchi

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onsidering the rather strident dualities in the

designs, ceramics, architecture and set designs,

documentary materials, and ephemera will com-

personal life of Isamu Noguchi, his work is

as well as public works across the United States,

bine to provide salient portraits of all of Noguchi’s

remarkably pure, centred and whole. It is – from

Europe and Asia, such as a 1951 commission for

seminal relationships with additional figures such

personal expression to elegant form – the very

Hiroshima’s Peace Park. Noguchi’s style is both

as artists Alexander Calder, Arshile Gorky, Frida

definition of modern. The Noguchi Museum illus-

subtle and bold, matching skill and ingenuity with

Kahlo and architect Richard Neutra; dancers and

trates in a 2010 exhibition, entitled “On Becoming

natural materials in the Japanese tradition.

choreographers Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins,

an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries,

and Merce Cunningham, among many others While his modernist aesthetic was cultivated by life

both famous and less well-known, galleries and

approach developed and flourished.

in New York, a 1926 acquaintance with Constantin

commercial enterprises. His stage designs for

Brancusi’s sculpture marked the real turning point

avant-garde dance performances are unparalleled

An earlier 2010 exhibition held at The Basil & Elise

in his career. He spent two years abroad on a

in the history of modern dance, particularly those

Goulandris Foundation in Greece, entitled “Isamu

Guggenheim Fellowship, working as an assistant

produced during his long collaborative relationship with Martha Graham starting in1935.

Noguchi: Between East and West”, highlighted the

at the Brancusi studio in Paris for part of that time.

artist’s more personal experience, being of dual

This apprenticeship proved deeply influential in his

ancestry as well as working in an era of political

grasp and later use of abstraction. Ancient Greek

Founded and designed in 1985 by Isamu Noguchi

tension between the U.S and Japan. Born in Los

sculpture also decisively influenced his work, as

himself, The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City,

Angeles, Noguchi spent more than ten years of

well as Surrealist biomorphism, and calligraphy,

in New York, celebrates his works posthumously.

his childhood moving throughout Japan with his

though Noguchi never aligned himself with a spe-

Occupying a renovated industrial building dating

American mother, estranged from his Japanese

cific art movement. His practice assimilated many

from the 1920s, The Noguchi Museum comprises

father, a poet, before returning to the U. S. to then

different methods and materials, such as steel and

ten indoor galleries and an exceptional outdoor

graduate from an Indiana high school and study

marble, iron, wood and bronze, aluminium, basalt

sculpture garden. It offers a rich, contextualised

sculpture in New York. Though thriving largely from

and granite. Creative collaborations include those

view of his work and illuminates an innovative and

his New York studio, Noguchi’s nomadic early

with stone carver Masatoshi Izumi, the architects

influential legacy. Isamu Noguchi’s sculpture and

years governed his extensive travel later on to

Gordon Bunshaft and Louis Kahn, designer and

designs altogether contributed immensely to 20th

Mexico, China, Japan and Italy, his internationalist

inventor Buckminster Fuller, and the Japanese

century creation; and, his personal journey was

approach to his work, and his creative collabora-

designer Isamu Kenmochi.

the very force behind their timeless form.

“On Becoming an Artist” is organised by discipline,

On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922-1960 November 17th, 2010 through April 24th, 2011 The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. Queens, NY 11106 T. +1 718-204-7088, www.noguchi.org

tions with individuals across his various travels. Throughout the course of his career, Noguchi’s ex-

moving from sculpture and painting to works for

perimentations and collaborations produced

the theatre, to furniture, and finally architecture.

sculpture, gardens, furniture, lighting and interior

Within these sections, artworks, photographs,

Errand into the Maze, 1947. All images courtesy The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York.

1922–1960”, the context in which his modernist


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Gaia Gino &

Gaye Cevikel, founder of innovative luxury interior accessories brand Gaia&Gino, reinvents Turkey’s rich cultural past, and is a major force in Turkey’s emerging design scene. A 2010 collaboration with designer Sebastian Bergne and Swarovski Elements is at the eye of the storm.

arrying a flair for the quirky and innovative

as one of the “Best of 2005 and 2008” by Time

“evil eye”, or “nazar” charm, protecting the owner

with oriental opulence and handicraft, Gaye

Magazine, and prestigious awards from Idea, Red

from evil or bad luck. This time around, the eye is

Cevikel takes Turkish design to the 21st century.

Dot Design, Design Plus, Good Design and Des-

portrayed in a three-dimensional contemporary

The daughter of an architect, Cevikel earned a

ign Management Europe.

design object rather than a conventional tile.

beginning her entrepreneurial ascent with the ope-

Gaia&Gino’s latest creation is a realisation of Gaye

It will be produced in numbered, limited editions

ning of Turkey’s first contemporary design store,

Cevikel’s 2008 stated goal in an interview with

of 250 for large units and as a limited edition of

Decorum, introducing some of Italy’s top design

Luxuryculture.com: “To use more Turkish handi-

300 for small ones. The pieces are handmade and

brands to the Occident.

crafts, this is my mission…not in an inauthentic

handpainted in the traditional Iznik factories of

way, not as a pastiche. We want to bring all the

western Anatolia. The inclusion of the powerful

Foreseeing the country’s integration into the Euro-

contemporary designers to really change them, to

Swarovski Crystal Rock Elements (Gaia&Gino

pean market, Cevikel recognised the need to

convert them into something else. It will be some-

being the first company to employ them), adds

create a design language for the future, while

thing that we can do for these people because

texture and light to the pupil, bringing the stunning

honouring Turkey’s privileged history and sensibility

otherwise the handicraft will be lost.”

objects to life.

born, and is now headquartered in Istanbul. The

Enter the “Eye” family of tabletop objects – vases,

“I believe that Turkey should find its own design

company’s commitment to excellence and to in-

bowls and candleholders – the product of a unique

language,” Gaye Cevikel’s concludes. “The reason

tegrating fresh concepts into everyday home life

collaboration between Gaia&Gino, the London-

why we go to our cultural heritage is because it is

has resulted in successful partnerships with some

based designer Sebastian Bergne and Swarovski

very rich, and with Gaia&Gino we don’t present

of the world’s foremost designers such as Andrée

Elements, altogether with a thousand- year-old tra-

things as, for an example, a glass from the Turkish

Putman, Arik Levy, Jaime Hayon, Karim Rashid

dition of Iznik quartz ceramics.

decorative arts...it already exists in the market or

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master’s degree in international relations before

in the decorative arts. In 1999, Gaia&Gino was

and Yves Béhar, who incorporate traditional forms and patterns into innovative objects.

in our history, so why then re-introduce it? We just The combination of technology and craftsmanship

like to take a detail and translate it into something

is remarkable. Iznik quartz ceramics is a living

else, so if you look at the products you don’t see

material, mainly based on quartz, using a glaze

anything that is a particular Turkish form.” At once

canine companion, Gino, since Gaia&Gino offi-

recipe going back hundreds of years that yields

dynamic, organic, emotional, multi-disciplinary and

cially launched in 2004, it has achieved incredible

exceptional gloss and colouring. Fired at very high

multi-cultural, Gaia&Gino is a design force to keep an attendant eye upon.

Named after Cevikel’s nickname and her beloved

success, even expanding into luxury pet products

temperatures, it is extremely durable, lasting more

under the name of Gino the Dog. The crisp,con-

than 1000 years. Its ancient heritage prompted

temporary designs have garnered recognition such

Bergne to interpret a very Turkish concept, the

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London – Solange Azagury-Partridge

London – Skitsch

Paris – B&B Italia

Paris – Le Meurice

London – Royal Academy of Arts

New York – United Nude

New York – MoMA

Budapest come to London as a showcase of a

designed by Jean-Marie Massaud and spanning

superior collection of European Masters, from

750 square metres and across three floors.

Renato Preti’s innovative design venture uses this

Le Meurice’s Jet Lag Cure 228, Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris T. +33 1 44 58 10 09

inviting and tactile retail space to present an eclectic range of furniture and objects by established and up-and-coming designers alike.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Boutique 162 New Bond Street London, W1S 2UG T. +44 20 7792 0197

Leonardo to Schiele.

Throughout 2010, early morning check-in service

The Museum of Modern Art: Abstract Expressionist New York October 3, 2010 – April 25, 2011 11 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019 T. +1 212 708 9400

reaches new heights: staff whisks away luggage

Across an expansive 25,000 square feet of gallery

from early arrivals, and leads them to an American

space, 300 works by more than 30 artists – inclu-

breakfast at Restaurant Le Dali and a one-hour

ding Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko – trace the

massage at Spa Valmont (with access to sauna,

key developments of Abstract Expressionism from the 1940s to the 1960s.

The idiosyncratic and witty fine jeweller opens her

Jacuzzi and fitness centre) in order according to

own space that includes a stunning constellation

guests’ wishes. An anti-jet lag relaxation cure to

ceiling, covered in 600,000 Swarovski crystals.

start one’s stay relaxed and ready.

Royal Academy of Arts September 25 – December 12, 2010 Burlington House London, W1J 0BD T. +44 20 7300 8000

B&B Italia Boutique 35, Rue du Bac 75007 Paris T. +33 1 55 35 14 35 In partnership with Silvera, the Italian furniture

Nude brand features injection-moulded shoes and

Over 200 works from The Museum of Fine Arts,

company B&B Italia opens its first Paris flagship,

high-end carbon fibre heels.

United Nude Boutique 25 Bond Street New York, NY 10012 T. +1 212 422 6000 Founded by Dutch designer Rem D. Koolhaas and shoemaker Galahad Clark, the innovative United

Paolo Veronese © Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest; David Smith, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Skitsch Store 270 Brompton Road London SW3 2AW T. +44 20 7589 1154


Milan – Hotel Principe di Savoia

New York – MoMA

Paris – Hôtel Plaza Athénée

London – Louis Vuitton

Paris – Louvre

Paris – Le Meurice Blue Noses, Courtesy artist and PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art; Barthel Beham © The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Ariane Michel © Galerie Jousse Entreprise; © Stéphane Muratet / LOUIS VUITTON; MM1 Michael Maltzan Architecture, Photo: Iwan Baan.

Hotel Principe di Savoia’s Eco Car Service Piazza della Repubblica, 17 20124 Milan T. +39 02 62301

tic, international crowd that mixes luxury and rock ‘n’ roll like no other waterhole in town.

friendly hybrid electric car to serve both guests’

The Museum of Modern Art October 3, 2010 – January 3, 2011 11 West 53rd Street New York, NY 10019 T. +1 212 708 9400

transportation needs as well as the environment.

“Small Scale, Big Change: Architectures of Social

Joining their Mercedes Sedan Class E service, the “Going Green” car service is available for airport or daytime transport, employing a leading eco-

The “Green Limo” stripe streamlines the car’s ex-

Engagement” explores architecture as a means for

terior, defining the modern prerogatives of sleek

improving social conditions, through 11 projects

luxury and environmental consciousness.

in underserved communities around the world.

Los Angeles – The Getty

Musée du Louvre: Russian Contemporary Art October 14 – January 31, 2011 75001 Paris T. +33 1 40 20 57 60 “From Icon to Avant-Garde” is an overview of the dynamic state of Russian contemporary art with over twenty artists and artists collectives on show.

Louis Vuitton Boutique 17-20 New Bond Street London, W1S 2UE T. +44 20 3214 9200 Architect Peter Marino designed what is conside-

Hôtel Plaza Athénée’s Bar 25, Avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris T. +33 1 53 67 66 00

Le Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art 228, Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris T. +33 1 44 58 10 10

red the most luxurious Louis Vuitton store to date.

The Bar at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée has “Blue

With Jean-Charles de Castelbajac as Patron,

Hours” every night from 6pm to 11pm, offering the

alongside a prestigious list of jurors from the

best cocktail experience (a Fashion’Ice, anyone?)

contemporary art scene in Paris, 10,000 Euros

The Getty Center: The Secret Life of Drawings November 23, 2010–February 13, 2011 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 T. +1 310 440 7300

while its “Red Hours”, every Thursday, Friday and

each is awarded to an artist and their gallery. Only

A focused selection of works on paper explores

Saturday from 11pm to 2am, get the party colour-

in its third year, this prize is quickly becoming a

and compares restoration techniques, old conser-

ful with tunes by DJ Adrien Villanova and an eclec-

mainstay on the contemporary art calendar.

vation practices with modern ones.


New York – The New York Palace

Beverly Hills - Hollywood

London – The Dorchester

Paris – La Pâtisserie des Rêves

Paris – Grand Palais

Los Angeles – LACMA

Milan – Hotel Principe di Savoia

York Rising Stars Award Winner and, at just age

The exhibition unites 200 paintings, as a compre-

wiches, homemade scones, cakes and pastries.

29, he is the youngest chef to achieve a two-star

hensive view of the illustrious Impressionist.

highlighting local ingredients, is earning Gilt a reputation as a definitive culinary destination.

This exhibition celebrates a recent acquisition of a

well-being are found in the Club 10 Fitness &

major collection of European garments and acces-

Beauty Center’s Aromasoul Treatments: unique oil

sories from the Enlightenment to World War I.

blends and body scrubs drawing upon Indian, Mediterranean, Oriental and Arabian traditions.

chefs rise toward major international culinary com-

Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France, in 2013 and World

The Dorchester: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Park Lane, Mayfair London, W1K 1QA T. +44 20 7629 8888, for reservations.

Pastry Cup also held in Lyon in 2011, respectively.

At the Mad Hater’s Afternoon Tea Party, for Octo-

intensive qualification rounds – will participate in

of Champagne, delicious savoury finger sand-

A sensorial and olfactory experience of bliss and

Stars of the kitchen are shining brightly, as two key

Pastry Chef Jean-François Suteau – after days of

children and adults, who are also offered a glass

LACMA: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915 October 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 T. +1 323 857 6000

The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Culinary Luminaries 9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210 T. +1 310 276 2251

petitions. Executive Chef Alex Chen and Executive

from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland delight

Hotel Principe di Savoia’s Club 10 Piazza della Repubblica, 17 20124 Milan T. +39 02 62301

Michelin rating for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). His thoroughly modern American menu,

Ballet’s young dancers dressed as characters

La Pâtisserie des Rêves 93 Rue Bac 75007 Paris T. +33 1 42 84 00 82 Philippe Conticini’s delicious, inspired and sensational confections are presented in a space-age gallery-like shop located on Paris’s chic left bank.

Monet, Musée d’Orsay, Paris © service presse Rmn / Gérard Blot; Set of Waistcoat Buttons with Case, Photo © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA.

ber half term, entertainment by English National

Executive Chef Justin Bogle of Gilt is a 2010 New

Grand Palais: Claude Monet (1840 - 1926) September 22, 2010 – January 24, 2011 3, Avenue du Général-Eisenhower 75008 Paris T. +33 1 44 13 17 17

The New York Palace, GILT 455 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 T. +1 212 891 8100, for reservations.


Los Angeles – LACMA

New York – Hermès Paris – MAM/ARC

Milan – Palazzo Reale

New York – The New York Palace

Los Angeles – The Beverly Hills Hotel Basquiat in 1985, Photo: Lizzie Himmel © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat © ADAGP, Paris 2010; Mask, c.1470, © Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura y Las Artes, Instituto Nacional de Anthropologia e Historia, Mexico, Javier Hinojosa; Smaterializzazione del naso di Nerone © FUNDACIÓ GALA-SALVADOR DALÍ, Figueres, by SIAE 2010; Anish Kapoor, Courtesy of the Artist and Lisson Gallery.

Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris: Basquiat October 15, 2010 – January 30, 2011 11, Avenue du Président Wilson 75016 Paris T. +33 1 53 67 40 00 An extensive retrospective of American artist JeanMichel Basquiat marks the 50th year of his birth.

London – Serpentine

the entire period of Dali’s career from early youth

and beyond the luxury hotel experience. With

until his death in 1989.

stunning views of the city, The Towers Club is open to Towers guests and features an on-site

The Beverly Hills Hotel Concierge Services 9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210 T. +1 310 276 2251

concierge, a spacious lounge, state-of-the-art bu-

Guest VIP services, under the expert guidance of

the Scenes Tour” at Universal Studios or access

Hermès Men’s Boutique 690 Madison Avenue New York, NY T. +1 212 751 3181

to the Emmy’s, Grammy’s or Golden Globes

Hermès opens its first store dedicated only to

siness meeting rooms and complimentary iPads and WiFi. Only for the most discerning guests.

LACMA: Olmec, Masterworks of Ancient Mexico October 2, 2010 – January 9, 2011 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 T. +1 323 857 6000

Chef Concierge Abbas Golestani, promises an ex-

events. Tour along the coastal cities overlooking

men’s ready-to-wear, accessories and the art of living, housed in a classic brownstone.

ceptional local experience including a VIP “Behind

Colossal works and precious small-scale sculp-

the Pacific Ocean, or a visit to a lake beside tall

tures reveal the Olmec civilization, from 1400 BC.

redwood trees (just two miles from the hotel).

Palazzo Reale: Salvador Dali September 22, 2010 – January 30, 2011 Piazza del Duomo, 12 20122 Milan T. +39 02 875672

The Towers at The New York Palace 455 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 T. +1 800 697 2522, for reservations.

Serpentine Gallery: Anish Kapoor September 28, 2010 – March 13, 2011 Kensington Gardens London, W2 3XA T. +44 20 7402 6075

Comprising just 176 distinctive rooms and suites

“Turning the World Upside Down” is the major

The mystical landscapes and other-worldly dreams

on the top 14 floors of The New York Palace Hotel,

exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures by

of this Surrealist painter come to Milan and cover

The Towers offers amenities and service above

acclaimed London-based artist Anish Kapoor.


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Pauric Sweeney:

Former jewellery editor of Tatler

This Italian handbag designer,

magazine, Flohr is creative director

whose work is favoured among

of storied French brand, Fabergé.

Western starlets and Japanese luxury-lovers, reveals his exotic

1. Locally-crafted jewellery, olive

What would you bring back from your travels:

and international gift ideas.

oil, chocolates or caviar

2. Local music (Tangos, Mariachis and Polkas, Rachmaninoff and

1. A hand-woven throw. 2. Something handmade such as a

1. For a Friend?

Russian Ballads, Native American

ceramic from the south of Japan.

2. For a Lover?

folk songs or Tibetian Chants) then

3. For a Child?

have a themed dinner party to

3. Colouring pencils from Ginza. 4. A hand-woven basket.

4. For a Dog?

dance and relax to the music.

3. Colourful postcards with pic-

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Mary Katrantzou:

4. A fine little neck scarf.

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Barbara Rihl-Hermé:

Prize’s inaugural competition, she

Wife of Pierre Hermé, this Parisian

was shortlisted for her raw talent.

designs playful travel accessories referencing dreams and journeys.

1. “Another Portrait Book” (archives from AnOther Magazine).

1. A travel diary with inspirations and ephemera from the country.

2. Ladurée Macarons, all colours. 3. A fully illustrated and fairytale-

2. Me on high-heeled stilettos. 3. A toy with long-lasting value,

like children’s book.

something I would love my children

Paris and Eukanuba biscuit treats!

4. Funky hair clips from Colette in

to give to their children.

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the rain, found in L.A.

Regarded as the Picasso of French pâtisserie, Pierre Hermé boutiques

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are definitive destinations for the decidedly delicious.

1. Tastes. Like Kobe beef from Tokyo, or pastrami from New York.

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