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CONTENTS

MARCH./APRIL 2017

TREND FILE 020 Trend file Kartell NEWS & TRENDS 022 Milan Special: The best of Italian Furniture 026 Summer Trends 2017: Covetable Objects 028 Top Exhibitors: Baselworld 2017 040 Discover the recipients of the inaugural Coveted Awards SHOWROOMS WE COVET 046 Interni Mobili & Design 047 Bredaquaranta EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 048 with Alexandra Fedorova 052 with Jean-Marie Massaud 056 with Radu Dragan 060 with Nuno Barra 062 with Nadya Zotova PROJECTS 066 Fascinating and memorable creation by Pepe Leal 070 Artsy Chic Apartment by PFB Design 074 Luxury Residence in Italian Countryside 078 A light & Airy New York Apartment 082 Melbourne House, Greg Natale Design 086 Marcel Wanders Awarded Andaz Amsterdam prinsengracht Hotel 090 Ecletic Apartment, Viterbo Interior design BOOKS WE COVET 094 Fahion Masterpieces 096 The Ultimate Inspiration book INSPIRATIONS 098 20 Contemporary Lighting Ideas all time favourites

COVER PROJECT Luxury Residence in Italy By Iryna Dzhemesiuk HOTELS WE COVET 128 Le Beau Rivage 132 Gallery Park Hotel 134 Hilton Tallinn Park 136 Armani 140 Intercontinental Estoril 142 Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg 144 Yoo Collection - Rio de Janeiro WORLD’S FINEST RESTAURANTS 148 La Reserve and Pagode de Cos 150 Guy Savoy 152 Plaza Aténée 154 Divellec 156 Sushisamba

DESIGN GALLERIST 102 A Unique Savoir-Faire

FASHION 160 Luís Onofre Introduces Hellenic gardens SS17

CITY GUIDE 108 Milan Guide

STYLE ICONS 164 Rita Hayworth

TRAVEL GUIDE 116 Coveted Experience North & Center of Italy


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EDITOR’S

Letter

This issue is a landmark for CovetED. It’s been two years since we first launched the magazine! CovetED was created by a group of designers with the aim of celebrating design with the world’s top professionals in the field, and share with the world their inspirations. Over time, CovetED found its place in the design world and is now one of the most important magazines in this sector, with a very specific style and a collectable character. Milan Design Week works as the background for CovetED #6, since it was the chosen place to launch this issue, followed up by an important preview at BaselWorld, the Watch & Jewellery show. Inside, you will be able to see what top brands from both shows are presenting as new for 2017, from watches & jewellery to furniture & lighting. And since you will probably be visiting Milan during the most important Design event of the year, you will also find a guide to the Design Week’s most CovetED showrooms, hotels and restaurants. If not, maybe we can inspire you to visit the city sometime soon. Moreover, you will find as usual interviews to a selection of top designers about their work, inspirations and projects by the best of the best Interior design firms. After two years of consolidated work, we will also start a collection of Interior Design Books edited by CovetED, which you will find in a bookshop near you on the second semester of 2017. This collection is composed of a series of different books for each room division. Every book has a deeper exploitation of ideas and a wide range of styles. The first book contains hundreds of ideas for Entryways & Hallways selected by a team of interior designers who searched for projects all over the world. It is a blend of projects from renowned interior designers and a combination of designs from the most luxurious and exquisite brands. Be part of CovetED World and enjoy all the new things we have to offer in our third year of existence. EDITOR IN CHIEF


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TREND FILE BY

KARTELL


TREND FILE// Founded by Giulio Castelli in 1949, the Italian-based design company Kartell has, since then, achieved a prestigious and honourable status within the artistic community due to its astonishing series of productions in furniture, lighting and home accessories. Taking into account such premise, the worldwide and empowering brand has currently a tremendous sum of 130 flagship stores, 250 shop-in-shops and 2500 retailers spread all over the world. Presently, Kartell is managed by Claudio Luti and is regarded as one of the ultimate symbols of Italian furniture, imposing an iconic and contemporary presence in the design world. Having collaborated with many internationally renowned designers, Kartell’s products are quite celebrated for their emotive character, long-term durability and high-quality, seeing that they

a philosophy of knowing no limits when it comes to innovation,

are made from the finest materials. Just take, for example, the

Kartell is composed of an expressive and skilful team of designers,

astonishing Masters chairs from Philippe Starck or the ground-

including the styles of Ferruccio Laviani, Marcel Wanders, Jean-

breaking FL/Y suspension Lamp which was designed by Ferruccio

Marie Massaud, David Oldani, Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola,

Laviani. The Brand’s collection of ingenious and functional designs

Oki Sato, Piero Lissoni, and many others. Led by an unmeasurable

can be best defined by its resourceful usage of colour as well as

force, Kartell is always up to date with the latest technologies,

its witty and transparent approach. Additionally, Kartell adheres

materials and trends in the industry, bringing in the best designs

to the art of originality by creating perceptible and exclusive

imaginable into your home interiors.

shapes. As of lately, the luxury brand has given great importance

and promote Kartell’s history and cultural heritage, the Brand

to the advancements in plastics and technology, as a result, it

established its own museum in 1999, entitled Kartellmuseo. The

has been quite driven in modernising its aesthetics, resulting in

prestigious museum was awarded, back in 2000, a year later after

a wide variety of new properties, - “In addition to being practical

its inception, with the Guggenheim Business and Culture Award

and functional, Kartell plastic is also sensual and precious, and

for the best company museum. Consisting of thousands and

radically transforms the perception of a plastic product from a

hundreds of objects, designs and photographs, the museum is a

merely functional object to a veritable luxury item.” Conveying

true commemoration of Italian design.

As a way to conserve

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MILAN SPECIAL

THE BEST OF ITALIAN FURNITURE CONTEMPLATE THE SUITABLE THECA STORAGE UNIT BY POLIFORM Poliform is on the verge of launching a trinity of exclusive furniture, including Theca, a storage unit designed by Marcel Wanders, and two other interior designs from Jean-Marie Massaud. Focusing on the former and defined by a rigorous design and a contrast between full and empty spaces, this piece is a combination of transparent, opaque, textured and opulent surfaces that enhance any setting in which it is placed. This mini-collection contains a technically-researched internal system that is able to support any type of accessories, from removable trays for glasses and bottles to electrically-wired compartments suitable for DVD players and decoders.

BAXTER’S ASTONISHING NEW INTERIOR COLLECTIONS The Italian lighting, furniture and accessories brand has unveiled a new interiors collection in its showroom Baxter Garage in Rome. In a celebration of design and conviviality, Baxter exhibited sophisticated and metropolitan products which are the main components of their brand-new collection, such as Gemma chairs, the Greta armchairs, the Libelle bookcase and the Miami and Viktor sofas. The showroom parades an extremely underground and stylish design that is a reflection of Baxter’s philosophy.

A NEW FURNITURE ADDITION TO MINOTTI’S JACOB FAMILY Introducing to the Jacob Family a new addition, Rodolfo Dordoni has designed the Jacob Coffee Table for Minotti, a timeless and

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unconventionally elegant design made from a marble top and solid brushed oak legs. However, this astronomical piece is available in several finishes, shapes and sizes. Adding a touch of refinement and glamour to any living room, Jacob is a true masterpiece that was actually distinguished at the 2017 *Wallpaper* Design Awards for its uniqueness and versatility. Minotti’s Indiana Collection was also awarded at the prestigious show.

With an exceptional and timeless approach towards design, Modern and Contemporary Furniture brand, B&B Italia has given a new meaning to natural and outdoor designs with the assistance of Antonio Citterio who masters the use of light extruded aluminium. The Latter was responsible for the incredible design of Ray Outdoor Natural, a comfortable and deluxe sofa that features an interlaced “rope”, inspired by natural abaca that blends perfectly with nature. This ravishing and upholstered piece is composed of a wide variety of materials which establish it as the most suitable furniture piece for outdoor settings.


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FENDI CASA’S MASTERFUL CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION OF FURNISHINGS

A SERIES OF DELIGHTFUL CHAIRS FROM MOLTENI & C Having an insightful knowledge and passion for design and furniture, Molteni & C expresses the essence of contemporary and tradition in each of its creations. One of the brand’s best features is a series of chairs entitled Chelsea which was designed by Rodolfo Dordoni. Befitting the most glamorous and sophisticated spaces, these chairs are bound to become a dining room’s best friend. Showcasing unique techniques of craftsmanship, these chairs were made from high-quality and raw materials like leather and wood to the point of precision.

Unveiling an exquisite world of luxury and elegance, Fendi Casa has a masterful assembly of pieces for interiors that is well-defined by clean shapes, opulent materials and awe-inspiring contrasts. The contemporary collection adds a touch of innovation and refinement without compromising the notions of comfort and freedom. In an incredible selection of furnishings for the living room, such as upholstered sofas and side tables, this collection exudes contemporaneity while registering a little dash of vintage.

A SPECIALISED BRAND ON PROVIDING AUTHENTIC AND ELEGANT DESIGNS

AN ORIGINAL LIGHTING COLLECTION BY GIORGETTI

Guided by an ideology of authenticity, the Italian manufacturing firm Cassina is specialised in providing high-end furniture. That being said, the brand has disclosed a series of marvellous tables

Following a philosophy of innovating through experiences and research,

dubbed as 475 Boboli that are renowned for an

internationally celebrated brand Giorgetti has an original lighting collection,

unrivalled geometric precision and resourcefulness

comprised of six ostentatious pieces, including the Kendama Chandelier,

which were designed by Milanese architect,

a series of suspension lights entitled Leaf and the Myo Lamp. The first one

Rodolfo Dordoni. These pieces have an exceptional

features a burnished metal frame and blown glass spheres, the second one is

sculptural effect due to the frame’s structure of

covered with walnut Canaletto veneer and has a quite flexible shape giving

twisted slats and provide stability and elegance

light to many directions whereas the latter showcases a glistening metal base

as they come in many finishes, from matt black

frame with a bronze appearance.

to dark chrome gold, and even gunmetal grey, amongst countless other options.

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A LIMITED EDITION EXHIBITION FROM THE LUXURIOUS ARMANI CASA

One of the worldwide leaders of luxury furnishings, Armani Casa is renowned for conceiving highly comfortable and glamorously harmonious designs. By virtue of this, contemplate one of the latest designs from the glamorous brand, the Club Limited Edition. Available in black straw marquetry and ocean lacquer, this ingenious and original design serves as a cocktail cabinet. Club is regarded as a statement piece that is set to embellish the style of any room, whether if it is placed at the centre or against a wall. In addition, this exquisite edition features a metallic and satin brass finish, its interiors display container doors for storing, several drawers, as well as a lower pull-out shelf to facilitate the preparation of drinks.

THE SUPERB GRANTORINO COUPÉ BED FROM POLTRONA FRAU Poltrona Frau provides audiences with a cluster of sophisticated and refined materials and products, from exquisite upholstery to sensational leather collections. GranTorino CoupÊ Bed is an epitome of this notion. It was designed by Jean-Marie Massaud which conceded a minimalist and compact style to the piece. Characterised by a small yet smooth headboard made from Birch plywood which exudes elegance and delicacy, Massaud designed this comfortable bed with the aim to create a practical and straightforward design, assisting it with an opening system, a storage area, a contrast of colours and forms, and the ability to be raised horizontally.


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SUMMER TRENDS 2017

COVETABLE OBJECTS For this edition, Coveted Magazine was inspired by the emotions that spring/summer season recalls on us. Vibrant colours, geometric lines, balance and a challenge to the gravity are the similarities between these objects. This curated selection of unique objects is a travel into the subconscious, capable of making us feel inspired by their bold colours and forms. Apart from all the similarities, each object has its own unique design that makes us feel different emotions and feelings. And the inspiration that we take from each one is also unique and recalls several different interpretations, depending on how we look at them and our point of view.


NEWS & TRENDS //

The Playful Geometry by Pedro Reyes Machine spectacle by Jean Tinguely

Pendant light by Studio Kamaro’an

The Passenger rugs collection by Cold Picnic

Acrylic vases by Hattern

LSD Collection by Elinaulvio Photos by Annikki Valomieli

Balance Lamp by Victor Castanera

Chandelier by Jaime hayon

Acrylic vases by Hattern

LSD Collection by Elinaulvio Photos by Annikki Valomieli

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TOP EXHIBITORS BASELWORLD 2017

The Respected trade show, BaselWorld 2017 occurred from the 23rd to the 30th of March in Switzerland. In a glorious celebration of the best achievements in jewellery and watchmaking, discover the highlighting brands of the artistic event and its astonishing and luxurious designs.

Angelus

Arnold & Son

Having an extensive background in watchmaking, the high-end and prestigious brand based in Chaux-de-Fonds, Angelus has become one of the most influential manufacturers in the industry. The luxurious brand displayed the U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon which is described as “an authentic Haute Horlogerie sculpture”. Seeking for transparency, each element of the watch was preserved while maintaining a much-needed rigidity and sturdiness. Made from sapphire, this majestic watch showcases prominent 3D architecture features.

A watchmaker brand of generations that delivers the most symmetrical and skeletonised designs one could possibly hope for as they imbue a narrative of their own as well as an unmatched sophistication. Nebula is an epitome of this notion, as this holistic design offers a wide variety of achievements, from a three-dimensional view to a striking power reserve and mirror effect. In addition, the watch presents a seamless symmetry in all sides.

Breguet Always pursuing new forms to reinvent and improve their products while maintaining a certain sense of tradition, the iconic brand has a timeless character that is best understood in its acclaimed collections, take, for instance, the Tradition Dame 7038 which was displayed at the event. A self-winding piece that values a feminine presence in the aesthetics of mechanical horology. Decorated with a rosette motif and adorned by a mother-of-pearl dial, this ingenious piece demonstrates an unparalleled balance and modernity.

Artya Guided by Yvan Arpa, the avant-garde and luxury brand takes watchmaking to new extremes by providing ingenious and luxurious timepieces that have a oneof-a-kind aesthetic appeal. Offering the world with a cluster of pieces at BaselWorld, such as the Son of the Sea Tourbillon, the Sun Tourbillon and the Race Red Oz, each creative design has its own set of exceptional particularities.

Armin Strom Renowned for their astonishing skeleton watches, Armin Strom brings in a new interpretation of tradition and architectural movement. Through a complex watchmaking process, the brand follows a philosophy of “resonance, whereby two balance wheels oscillating in close proximity influence each other and ultimately synchronise”, this can be noticed in Mirrored Force Resonance, a precise and energy saving timepiece.


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Imperiali Genève Recognised for being a force of nature in regards to the reinvention and transformation of pieces, the imperial brand is often capable of blending in a mechanical precision, a superior level of watchmaking with the finest materials as well as conveying to state-of-the-art electronics. Recently, they showcased the most resourceful cigar cabinet, dubbed as Emperador which consisted of twenty-four cigars all rolled in fine gold leaf and severely protected by individual glass sleeves so as to not suffer any damage. It becomes a true experience to the senses while exploration a new another level of sophistication and cleverness.

Kerbedanz Jaquet Droz The luxury watchmaker has a lot of history and cultural significance added to its name since it has been established for over three centuries. Through preciously refined aesthetics, Jaquet Droz has recently launched its iconic line of women’s watches, named Grande Seconde that features as its main player, mother-of-pearl. Contrasting materials and colours, this mechanical sculpture was made to the point of precision.

Combining symbolisms of traditional Swiss watchmaking and artistry with mythological beliefs and cutting-edge materials, the Neuchâtel-based brand focuses on keeping an artisanal heritage while producing high-end jewellery. Sappheiros Tourbillon Black Edition was one of the exhibitions of the brand at BaselWorld which covered in a carbon coating and provides unique light effects. Besides its functionality, this piece is a defying and timeless design that highlights a historical sense and ever-lasting adoration.

Caran d’Ache Founded by Arnold Schweitzer, the Swiss manufacturer knows how to produce high-quality and luxurious instruments giving them an exceptionally crafted identity. In collaboration with horological laboratory MB&F, Caran d’Ache manufactured a realistic and limited edition, entitled Astrograph, which the best of creativity and technology, it is even considered to be one of the most complex pieces produced by the Geneva-based brand.

Rebellion Fusing watchmaking with cars mechanisms, the ingenious brand carries on a passionate and intense approach towards producing high-quality materials. Characterised by a sleek interior, Rebellion’s Predator 2.0 Regulator Tourbillon has a modular and customisable case that symbolises the brand’s principles of tradition and precision. This empowering timepiece has an incredible sum of 65 hours of power reserve.

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Harry Winston

Voutilainen Kari Voutilainen who shares a highly-esteemed preserving for tradition has managed his own watchmaking manufacture since 2002. Having the expertise and passion for minutes and hours, the independent watchmaker creates complex and vintage timepieces favouring a more classical yet timeless design.

Aerowatch Seeing time as a subjective element of life, renowned Jura-based brand, Aerowatch has been in the watchmaking industry since 1910 and their mission is to create high-quality timepieces through mechanical processes, self-winding and skeletonised models. The brand’s new numbered edition chronograph displays a contemporary style highlighted by the fine traditions of Swiss craftsmanship.

Cvstos Following a high technological approach to watchmaking, Swiss brand Cvstos was founded in 2005, and since then, it has received acclaimed distinction for its holistic and modern approach to design. Freshly launching their Re-Belle collection for women which consists of mingling watchmaking, jewellery and artistic crafts, Cvstos has created a rhythmic and authentic product made from the finest materials, like mother-ofpearl, diamonds, gold and steel.

Harry Winston provides ultimate fine jewellery and high-end watchmaking when it comes to timeless elegance. Revolutionising aesthetics all over the globe, the brand’s products are known for enhancing the wrists and necks of many wealthy people and luxury seekers. At BaselWorld 2017, the brand presented the Avenue Classic Cherry Blossom, a timepiece inspired by the beauty of a cherry tree, in addition to being made of precious stones like white diamonds and pink sapphires.

Bergstern Taking into consideration that the distinctive Swiss brand is known from retrieving inspiration from natural and grandiose landscapes as well as the strength of the human character, Bergstern presented a dynamic and vigorous timepiece dubbed as Active. This functional and graphic watch has a sporty appearance while engaging to a modern style with chronograph and tachymeter scales. iamonds and pink sapphires.

Cuervo y Sobrinos Characterised by its singular Latin Heritage, Cuervo y Sobrinos has a unique sense of tradition and identity. Its jewellery and watchmaking pieces display a sleek style and high-quality, exuding warmth, glamour and refinement. By virtue of such, the brand’s Torpedo Pirata Chrono Day Date brings the Caribbean spirit to Swiss manufacturing and its design was inspired by the buccaneers.


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Gvchiani The recently founded Swiss brand best defines its style as a “Luxury of Tomorrow”. Producing fine pieces of watches and jewellery, Gvchiani is led by Shant Ghouchian who has an avant-garde notion of luxury which can be easily seen in his modern pieces. The Big Square Chronograph was one of the brand’s most distinguished timepieces to be presented at Basel, displaying a lengthened dimension and showing no traditional characteristics whatsoever. “Designed by brand founder Shant Ghouchian, the hands move as if by magic beneath this signature X as if to symbolise Gvchiani’s arrival in the elite circle of luxury watchmaking.”

Tissot Maurice Lacroix Having the sole purpose of conserving the traditional aspects of Swiss manufacturing and watchmaking, Maurice Lacroix creates the most refined and detailed timepieces. In a quest to modernisation and trendiness, the brand created Aikon Chronograph 44 MM, an all blue beauty that showcases a sunburst dial as well as matching leather straps.

Rado Through tradition, research, innovation and technology, Rado conceives incredible timepieces that are known for its durability and eye-catching factor. In regards to the brand’s HyperChrone Macht Point, Rado returned to this product by conceding a new and far trendier appearance highlighting a perplexing blue colour and innovating details, including a sporting style and high-tech ceramics.

The Internationally successful and acclaimed brand makes sure each product concentrates the much-wanted Swiss quality. Having a distinctive touch for innovation and tradition, Tissot produces authentic and efficient watches. During BaselWorld, the brand in collaboration with MotoGP showcases the magnificent T-Race Automatic Limited Edition, every component of the timepiece was carefully selected in order to also represent characteristics of the motorcycle industry, resulting in a wonderful design of black and pink gold tones.

Hamilton Recognised as one of the leading watchmakers in the whole wide world, Hamilton is best characterised by its “American spirit and Swiss precision” as well as a supreme aviation heritage. Its products showcase an exceptional design approach as they create sophisticated and functional pieces. At BaselWorld, Hamilton showed to the world the astonishing Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono, an exquisite timepiece that offers a classic aviation resemblance, an x-shaped case and a monochrome styling. However, what differentiates this watch from others is the components that make its inside, from automatic Valjoux movement to a drift-angle calculator.

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Tag Heuer

Zenith

Based in Chaux-de-Fonds, the Swiss company manufactures a cluster of remarkable and luxurious pieces, from watches to fashion accessories. While it was only launched in 2015, the Carrera Heuer-01 has quickly become the brand’s signature Chronograph due its contemporary, elegant and all-ceramic styling as well as a deep black shade.

Prepared to face any type of challenges or limitation, the worldwide leading brand, Zenith is renowned for its adventurous spirit as well as fine watchmaking. Recently, the Swiss brand has revisited one of its main models by giving it a new Chronograph and vintage flair along with brandnew high-frequency movement which allows the timepiece to have 50 hours of power reserve.

Ortis Hublot Described as the pioneers of innovative movements in the watchmaking industry, Hublot has the knowledge to develop ground-breaking timepieces through the use of cutting-edge materials and forms. Hublot’s Big Bang Unico GMT follows this notion while combining ingenuity with simplicity. It is the perfect watch for those who are often in different time zones.

Prepared to face any type of challenges or limitation, the worldwide leading brand, Zenith is renowned for its adventurous spirit as well as fine watchmaking. Recently, the Swiss brand has revisited one of its main models by giving it a new Chronograph and vintage flair along with brandnew high-frequency movement which allows the timepiece to have 50 hours of power reserve.

Frederique Constant Based in Genève, the brand was established by Aletta Bax and Peter Stas back in 1988. The brand’s style is best described for a traditional approach to design while producing timeless pieces, in their creations, they also showcase the utmost fondness for details. At the esteemed trade show, BaselWorld, Frederique Constant presented the reinvented Classic Worldtimer Manufacture with a case in golden tones and an interior of chocolate colour. The watch is marked by clean lines and an extraordinary simplicity.

Blancpain Setting a standard of excellence and improvement since 1735, Blancpain is celebrated for creating mechanical timepieces that uphold a certain style of tradition as well as a provocative sense. The Fifty Fathoms Bathy is a vintage-inspired timepiece that surveys to the brand’s principles. It is represented by a high-level of precision, “The watch beats to the rhythm of Calibre 1150, an authentic technical feat notably comprising two series-coupled barrels delivering a 100-hour autonomy.”


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Pierre Deroche Following a creative yet technical approach, the young brand produces aesthetically pleasing, cutting-edge and original timepieces that signify and reflect the union and philosophy of brand’s founder Pierre Deroche and his wife, Carole. Exuding a classical touch, the revolutionary model TNT GMT from Pierre DeRoche collection was shown at the prestigious watch and jewellery show, singling out a titanium and steel case.

Albert Riele With over 150 years of history and high-quality timepieces, Albert Riele signature style lies on “effortless refinement” whilst blending in elements of modern and traditional styles. The challenger watch is one of the brand’s most effective and sophisticated designs, not only due to its water-resistant configuration but also its blue shade with luminous hour markers, becoming the ideal timepiece for those who love the deep blue sea.

Eberhard & Co Remarked for an unmeasurable passion and experience, Eberhard & Co has a prolonged background and history on producing high-quality and exceptional designs. Showcasing a new automatic model of its Scafograf 300 that is characterised by a bidirectional bezel shaped with steel.

Breitling One of the leading fronts of wrist chronographs, the Grenchen-based watchmaker specialises in conceiving technical watches, and at the same time, it is also a supplier for aviation purposes. This can be understood in Colt Skyracer, a light and sturdy vessel by Breitling. While it may be light, the materials that compose this masterpiece offer paramount resistance against gradual decadence.

Favre-Leuba Being a pioneer for watch design all over the world, Favre-Leuba is regarded as the second oldest Swiss watchmaker. A creativity and technical brand that knows its way towards success and high-quality like no other, its timepieces display an unprecedented level of functionality, alluring aesthetics and consistency, just contemplate the brand’s astonishing Raider Harpoon which gives easy and clear access to all of its components, either from a technical or informative standpoint.

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Bijoumontre Known for blending in watchmaking with jewellery design, Bijoumontre gives light to exceeding craftsmanship and tradition. In 2004, Willi Saladin and Volker Fink founded the chic and elegant source of inspiration for women all around the world. “BIJOUMONTRE employs a unique language of vogue design to celebrate the lives of women.” For instance, the Around the World watch has an iconic configuration as it presents ten landmarks, transforming this piece into a one-of-a-kind cultural beauty with sparkling diamonds.

Victorinox The Swiss brand’s timepieces stand for a cluster of measures that envision a quest for greatness, from functionality to quality, to innovation and design, Victorinox was created in 1884 inside a cutler’s workshop and since then it has expanded its ideologies into an international company. I.N.O.X Carbon materialises this concept as the brand created a perfect vessel made from a carbon resin composite that protects the watch, thus achieving the best performance possible.

Charriol Founded in 1983 by Philippe Carriol, the Swiss manufacturer has an exquisite taste for glamour and fashion. At BaselWorld, the brand exhibited the majestic St. Tropez watch adorned with a cascade of green, exuding a feminine charm - “Vividly evoking the scenic splendour of the tiny village of Saint-Tropez on the Côte d’Azur after which the collection is named, the GreenLight sends a precious breeze wafting across wrists, enhanced by the stunning sparkle of around 432 tsavorites.

Fendi Timepieces

Gucci

Fendi has certainly does have limitations when it comes to creating high-quality and conspicuous pieces, and its Selleria collection reflects just this idea. An exclusive cluster pieces led by contemporaneity, sophistication and versatility. The Sellaria Strap You will give women the ultimate sense of classiness and playfulness due to the timepiece’s highly ornamented composition, from multi-coloured to leather flower touches.

The Global fashion phenomenon is notorious for its workmanship techniques and superb aesthetics. Gucci provides fashion and design enthusiasts with the most curated and luxurious selection of goods, perpetuating a bewitching world of jewellery and watches. Le Marché des Merveilles is no exception to this rule as it highlights gracefully embroidered elements of a bee, a tiger and a snake against the illustrious Gucci stripe. The cases of each watch were made in stainless steel.


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Calvin Klein Perhaps one of the most indulging American brands of fashion, Calvin Klein is famous for is wide-ranging products that vary from clothing apparel to accessories, to furnishings and watches and several others. During the trade show, the prestigious brand presented Calvin Klein Minimal characterised by a harmonious and meticulous design as well as understated graphic lines. This masterwork revisits a grand classic and adds an, even more, vintage and authentic touch to the brand’s collection of watches.

Matheny-Tissot Assembling a selective production of prestige watches and fine craftsmanship, the Swiss watchmaker was formed by Edmond Matheny-Tissot in late 19th century. Nowadays, the brand is known for tailoring mechanical timepieces and quartz movements. At BaselWorld, the brand showcased Elisir Special Edition, a timeless classicism piece, “Free of any superficial elements, this new Elisir Special Edition stages a particularly legible display of the time and date, natural becoming the indispensable companion of today’s man and woman.”

Catorex Mido Georges Schaeren established in 1918 the Jura-based company, Mido. Many of its pieces are inspired by architecture reflecting the highest levels of functionality and authenticity. Moreover, Mido provides trailblazing technical novelties as well as mechanical movements. At the BaselWorld, Mido displayed the new Baroncelli Caliber 80 Chronometer Si which is characterised by an inexhaustible charm of refinement featuring a notable 80-hour power reserve.

Starting its history and legacy in the 19th century due to the talent of Georges Ignace Cattin, a watchmaker and peasant, Catorex has now grown into a transfiguring watch manufacture of six generations, producing the most enticing watches and pocket ones you will ever encounter. This becomes quite evident in the brand’s C’Vintage, a self-winding timepiece that restores an antique movement.

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Grand Prix

Movado Movado is an American watchmaker driven by heritage and innovation, having its own watch museum. At the acclaimed trade show, the watchmaking expert launched a new Ultra Slim Collection that embodies the essence of minimalist aesthetics, “Modern yet timeless, effortlessly wearable and extremely comfortable on the wrist, this new Ultra Slim model is very much in sync with the mood of the moment.”

Founded in late 20th century by Guy Albert Cattin, Grand Prix is an international brand that “aims to be a global provider of charming watches that offer the perfect combination of fine Swiss craftsmanship and pioneer spirit.” In addition, the brand crafts the most amazing mechanical timepieces, such as the Superlative Cosc, a piece of many contrasts and textures which is characterised by a slim and elegant silhouette.

Ronda Alpina Founded in 1883 by Gottlieb Hauser, the worldwide manufacturer of luxury watches based in Plan-les-Quantes. Alpina demonstrated a restoration of Seastrong Horological Smartwatch – “While it has maintained its diving credentials and its distinctive identity codes of watchmaking craftsmanship along with pleasing aesthetic appeal, it now also turns smart.” Furthermore, the watch also as a sleep monitoring and activity tracking.

The Swiss company is renowned for combining traditional expertise with state-of-the-art technology. From dials to cases, the brand ensures faultlessness in its timepieces. Although the brand specialises mostly on quartz movements, nowadays they also focus on technical timepieces. The Mecano marked the brand’s return to technical methods in an efficient and transformative design.


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Genie

Louis Erard

Longines

Creating hereditary classics since 1919, the Swiss brand displayed at the grand trade show, BaselWorld its new collection of classic attires for men’s wrists which combines functionality with sturdiness in an astounding steel case.

Conceiving authentic and original content, Louis Erard passion for fine craftsmanship and Swiss tradition is quite evident in his designs, like the regulator with power reserve which is a pure and stylish timepiece that amalgamates contemporary and classic details.

Based in Saint-Imier, Longines is has been managed by Walter Von Kanel since 1988. The watch company provides their expertise through the exhibition of traditional, elegant and capable designs performance-wise. Out of curiosity, Academy Award-winning actress, Kate Winslet became, in 2010, one of Longines’ ambassadors of elegance.

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DISCOVER THE RECIPIENTS

OF THE INAUGURAL COVETED AWARDS During Maison et Objet 2017, Coveted Magazine launched for the first time ever a new ceremonial distinction dubbed as Coveted Awards, in a celebration of the most awe-inspiring and creative designs that were shown this year at the lifestyle event. The awards consisted of twenty-seven categories that register the most coveted achievements in the world of design, from consoles to dining chairs, to floor lamps, to armchairs, to wall mirrors, and the list goes on. Discover the very first recipients of the Coveted Award

MOST COVETED ARMCHAIR

MOST COVETED SOFA

The award for most coveted armchair goes to Ritz Paris Home Collection with this fabulously upholstered chair which serves as the epitome of luxury and comfort. “Ritz Paris is much more than a hotel, it’s an atmosphere, an art de Vivre that allows itself the luxury of a timeless elegance, creativity, and eclecticism.” – Alberto Vignatelli, CEO and Chairman of Luxury Living Group.

Boca do Lobo was acknowledged for Most CovetED Sofa for the classic Imperfectio Providing exquisite and emotive experiences, Boca do Lobo is driven by a desire of highlighting Portuguese culture and traditions in an array of jaw-dropping pieces.

MOST COVETED BAR CHAIR

MOST COVETED BATHROOM DESIGN

Receiving the award for Most Coveted Bar Chair, Due to this amazing Bathroom setting displayed at Maison et Objet, Maison by themetal golden Parker lamp, a stilnovo sconce full of jazz groove. Its sophisticated Riluc masters the artBe ofseduced transforming creating Valentina was awarded Most Coveted Bathroom Design. The Brand produces golden brass tubes will light up the finest restaurants, lobbies & contemporary settings. high-quality and traditional designs. pieces with the most cutting-edge technology and contemporary features.


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MOST COVETED DINING CHAIR

MOST COVETED DINING TABLE

For the Most Coveted Dining Room Chair, the award went to Meridiani. Masterfully fusing traditional elements with contemporary details, the Italian brand creates a new concept of luxury and sophistication that seem natural and relaxed to the eye.

The award for Most Coveted Award was given to De Castelli, founded in 2003 by Albino Celato, who masters the art of shaping iron like no other. The brand designs pieces that combine handcrafting tradition with the latest technological sources.

MOST COVETED MIRROR A part of the Brass Ensemble Collection from Ghidini 1961, the aesthetically crafted Kaleidos Mirror designed by Campana Brothers was awarded the Most Coveted Mirror at the event. According to Fernando Campana, “the piece is composed of six hinged mirror blades. The brass base and gilded mirrors create a kaleidoscope of golden tones and reflections. The piece can be used as a lamp as it is backlit.�

MOST COVETED DINING ROOM DESIGN Fendi Casa was distinguished for this exceptional dining room design. Providing cosmopolitan and charismatic settings, the collection displays a wide variety of aesthetics from current to classic styles

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MOST COVETED CENTRE TABLE

MOST COVETED RUG DESIGN

MOST COVETED FLOOR LAMP

Collecting the award for Most Coveted Center Table was JNL Collection, whose passion for luxury furniture and lighting pieces goes beyond any words.

Offering exclusive collections of handmade rugs, the award for Most Coveted Rug Design was giving to the classically contemporary and Italian-based brand, Sahrai.

Lignes de Demarcation was awarded the Most CovetED Floor Lamp for their amazing work with B211 in white tones which was designed by Michel Buffet.

MOST COVETED SUSPENSION LAMP

MOST COVETED TEXTILES

MOST COVETED STOOL

The Most Coveted Textiles award was presented to LCD Textile Edition. The Belgian-born Parisian designer, Luc Druez creates unique designs by mixing natural and technical fibres.

The award for Most CovetED Stool was honoured to the Italian-based brand, Porada. Founded in 1948 by Luigi Alliev, they focus on creating the most alluring productions through the use of specialised craftsmanship wood techniques, from seating arrangements to unique lighting pieces.

For Most Coveted Suspension Lamp, the award was giving to Luxxu. Providing an intense and emotive experience, Luxxu designs with a distinctive elegance that matches classic forms with contemporary personalities.


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MOST COVETED SIDEBOARD Renowned for creating revolutionary mid-century furniture designers, Essential Home accepted the award for Most Coveted Sideboard for the exceptional Anthony Sideboard, which features a playful geometric pattern as well as a glossy gold and dark walnut wood finish.

MOST COVETED HOME ACCESSORIES

MOST COVETED WALL LAMP

The Valencia-based company Lladrรณ was awarded for Most Coveted Home Accessories. The Brand is renowned for exploring the interesting world of porcelain sculptures.

Art et Floritude received the award for Most Coveted Wall Lamp. The lighting manufacturers focus on creating contemporary decorative lighting fixtures through the use of metal foliage and porcelain flowers, giving form to enticing designs.

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MOST COVETED TABLE ACCESSORIES

EDITEUR TISSUES

The recipient of the Most Coveted Table Accessories was presented to the internationally acclaimed brand, Skultuna featuring the spike series which was designed by Maria Nilsdotter.

At Deco OFF, the awe-inspiring luxury design house Pierre Frey received the award for Éditeur de Tissus. The French house designs and manufactures the most spectacular pieces of fabrics and wallpapers, always with a touch of tradition.

MOST COVETED LIVING ROOM DESIGN

MOST COVETED KIDS BEDROOM DESIGN

The award for the Most Coveted Living Room design was granted to the fierce brand, Brabbu. With a motto of “intense way of living”, they create the most thrilling furniture pieces that enhance any type of setting.

Focusing on conceiving the perfect decorative projects, or better yet, kingdoms for children, Circu had to be the recipient for Most Coveted Kids Bedroom Design, just take a look at the adventurous Sky B Plane.


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MOST COVETED HOSPITALITY CONCEPTUAL The award for Most Coveted Hospitality Conceptual went to Covet House. Having eight European design brands showcasing their uniquely aesthetic pieces, from lighting to furniture, the brand consists of a place where designers, architects, press, bloggers, and field experts come together for a design celebration. It takes you on a journey where innovation meets comfort and Luxury.

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NEW SHOWROOMS

INTERNI MOBILI & DESIGN

Founded in 1933, Interni Mobili & Design has the main focus on the sale, design and decoration of homes and offices. From the headquarter in Verano Brianza, the heart of furniture production “Made in Italy“, to the showrooms in Milan and Bergamo, the Interni Group has carried its brand name for more than 80 years with the most eminent Italian and International brands of furniture and design.Interni’s philosophy is to change each environment into a new concept of living always aligned with the needs and styles of those living there. Basically, it is a way of seeing the interior design that is perfectly represented in the layout of each of the 11 showrooms of Interni Group to always guarantee the best-tailored service. This finest multibrand furniture store represents a choice of a good quality service, since it includes preciousness in the selection of pieces, in the selection of the materials, solutions made with creativity, all with the highest attention to brands and to clients. From every point of view, Interni represents the certain of choosing a good quality service.Since Milan and Lombardy are the centre of attraction of the best design, Interni has concentrated in the sphere of influence of the Lombard capital all his most important showrooms. But Interni’s world goes far beyond Milan’s borders. Who chooses Interni chooses the safety to make any home or work environment more comfortable, safer, and, also very important, more beautiful. It is a choice of value intended to be renewed over time.


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BREDAQUARANTA

If you are a fan of the exquisite and exclusive design proposed by the worldwide most renowned brands, then Bredaquaranta is a must-visit place in Milan. Bredaquaranta is the synonym to extremely high quality in interior design and in the selection of most exclusive furniture collections. Bredaquaranta is a quality certificate that includes a strong passion for elegance, awareness of Made in Italy values, knowledge of the tradition and the story of industrial design together with research and innovation, making the showroom a strong partner in the creation of elegant environments aligned with Clients expectations. This deluxe Milan Showroom offers an accurate service and suggests the best technical and aesthetic solutions to furnish all house interiors with luxury and design furnishings from the main brands in the sector, such as Tom Dixon, Rolf Benz, Living Divani, Baxter, Moooi, Poltrona Frau, Arclinea, B&B Italia, Cassina, Colombostile, Giorgetti , Maxalto and many others. With thirty years of experience in sales, projects, product and installation knowledge, this multi-brand furniture store combines taste with function and practical needs to create an optimal living place for those living in it. What makes Bredaquaranta so distinguished is the ability to lead all furnishing working phases, from the general floor plan to the direction of works, including materials selection, aesthetic-functional solutions research, custom made jobs and the final choice of complements and accessories. The aim is to give the final client the guarantee of a harmonic “look and feel� perception, the capacity to propose a balanced look, managing all technical aspects with a special care to all details, always focusing on the final result and the main purpose of a house: being called a home.

What makes Bredaquaranta so distinguished is the ability to lead all furnishing working phases, from the general floor plan to the direction of works...

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ALEXANDRA FEDOROVA FEDOROVA ARCHITECTS

Born in Moscow, Alexandra Fedorova has an extensive background in architecture, being quite the accomplished artist in the field. aving worked in institutions, such as UB Design Studio, SUE Moscow Research and Mosproekt 4, the gifted architect and designer has managed her own architectural bureau since 2004, getting specialised in designing residential and public buildings as well as interiors. With many years of experience in this industry, Fedorova revealed that her passion and creativity are what drive her to create astonishing projects, she discloses, “The most pleasant thing is to have satisfaction from the final result, when you look at the beautiful photos and remember how long and accurate it was to create all the details.” Best describing her philosophy as timeless, her bureau prides itself on conceiving trendy and valuable settings and designs that will still matter as time goes by. Independently of the type of service,

they always approach a work from an architectural standpoint, as she explained, “We create living environments for people in the form of volumetric and spatial compositions, which may be supplemented by accessories, if and when necessary, but the essence of the space remains the same.” Ten years ago, the interior designer and architect started a project that consisted of 15 topical houses in Pestovo, one of the biggest suburban villages of Russia. In an attention-grabbing tale, one of the houses was recently bought and the owner had no prior knowledge that Alexandra had built it, as he requested her expertise to work in the interiors. This served as a major inspiration for the designer to return to an old project as she created “some façade finishing and interior” along with a smaller guest house placed nearby.


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In order to have the best outcome, Fedorova believes that one must pay close attention to every particularity of a project, emphasising the importance of discovering the right architects or designers. It is not an individual art form, it is rather complex and lengthy, thus the designer gives a piece of advice in not trying to do everything by oneself.

“The most pleasant thing is to have satisfaction from the final result, when you look at the beautiful photos and remember how long and accurate it was to create all the details.�


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JEAN-MARIE MASSAUD MASSAUD DESIGN

The world of design works in mysterious ways concerning the experiences and meanings it provides. It is a detailed art form that requires an abundant amount of willpower and passion from its resourceful professionals. French designer and architect, Jean-Marie Massaud who best describes himself as a perfectionist and generous person, embodies this reality perfectly. Educated in aeronautical engineering, it was later on that the designer discovered the wonders of design, having worked in many sectors, from industrial design to furnishings. In 2000, Massaud founded his own studio and has since then collaborated with numerous prominent brands, such as Poliform, B&B Italia, Poltrona Frau and Dior. Following a philosophy of improving something for the better and giving great importance to context, Massaud has a quest of focusing on the essentials in regards to the means and experiences that his creations convey to the public. For the designer, a project becomes more than what meets the eye, for instance, when designing a football stadium, a submarine or a car, one must always have the perception of the surroundings. On the other hand, when undertaking a residential project, Massaud contests the idea of decoration or statement and purely concentrates on matters like offering a sense of intimacy, freedom and comfort, hence creating the right ambience and an incredible design. Formerly, Massaud would frequently do projects all over the world, from Europe to Japan, to California and Mexico in the pursuit of betterments and understandings. Nowadays he doesn’t travel as much in far countries as a personal choice, though. Massaud’s studio is based in Paris and the designer currently lives in the countryside commune of Saint-Paul-de-Vince, so taking into consideration all the technological progress, it becomes more accessible to make contact with his team or go to nearby places. Another aspect that the French inventor never neglects is directing towards qualitative values instead of quantitative. It serves as a state of mind for Massaud, as he views that in any kind of society, it is more imperative to grow than to produce an absurd amount of things, after all, the essence of living registers in the former rather than the latter.


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“The way I try to practice it is, of course, by giving people the context of the means to free them from the matter. To give the right opportunities and to live the right experiences.�


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He believes being awarded a distinction from peers is important

To Massaud, design sort of boils down to meanings, contexts

because one is able to receive feedback and being recognised for

and experiences, as he discloses, “the way I try to practice it is,

their professional work. Furthermore, he finds it absolutely fun-

of course, by giving people the context of the means to free them

damental that in the world of architecture or design, one must

from the matter. To give the right opportunities and to live the

fortify vital relationships as well as actually experiencing and at-

right experiences.� In conclusion, he advises young designers to

tempting new perspectives more than to observing.

always follow their heart and intuitions, to put themselves in a

The ambiguity of a concept like design comes from a variety of

position of visibility and authenticity. He also mentions that it

understandings of different cultures and ways of living.

is essential for designers to be specialists of time, signifying an awareness of what is going on in the industry.

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RADU DRAGAN

DRAGAN ARCHITECTURE Graduated from the Ion Mincu Institute of Architecture in Bucharest, Radu Dragan has become a prominent architect and urban planner, establishing his own company in Paris, Dragan Architecture, which was founded in 2007. He is a proud member of the French Order of Architects. In addition, the architect has also taught for over ten years in an Architecture School. The opportunity to enter in the design industry arose in 2001 after a client requested a decoration proposal for his Conference Centre in Saudi Arabia. Despite the fact that his office, which he managed with some friends, was only executing architecture projects, after a convincing and thought out presentation, they were the chosen ones to complete the proposal from a long list of competitors. Concerning his signature style, Radu Dragan discloses, “As an architect, I was used to thinking about space, not only about the walls and floor decoration, but to think the space in its whole, to think to proportions between void and empty, and so on.” The architect’s most beloved style to use in spaces is minimalist and refined; however, it is a variety that does not attract all sorts of crowds, so the company doesn’t get asked very often. He furthers explains that the most coveted desires involve classical and expensive decorations, and he finds it difficult to convince certain clients otherwise. Moreover, Dragan considers that there aren’t that many dissimilarities between architecture and interior design, only as of lately, has this comparison gained notice mainly due to extreme specialisation, as he continued “Did the Pope Sixtus IV ask Michelangelo to decorate the Sistine Chapel as an architect, as an interior designer? In his time, this question would have been perfectly incongruous!”

“Did the Pope Sixtus IV ask Michelangelo to decorate the Sistine Chapel as an architect, as an interior designer? In his time, this question would have been perfectly incongruous!”


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Defining nature as an “inexhaustible source of inspiration”, the architect draws inspiration from it by observing to natural forms and elements, for example, shells, trees, leaves, vegetal forms, minerals and countless others.

Comparing resources between architecture and interior design,

Citing modern artists such as Louis Kahn, Le Corbusier as his

Radu Dragan explained that, while in the former doesn’t allow

main references due to their mystical and silenced approach to-

for a wide selection of materials, relying mostly on matters, such

wards art, Radu Dragan feels as thou in our contemporary world,

as concrete, metal, wood and Corian, the latter has no “structur-

something is absent, as he explains, “The buildings of our time

al constraints” and one is capable of inventing and creating to

don’t transmit silence. I know, it was said that architecture

almost limits which almost happens as a disadvantage, because

is frozen music, but this was said by Goethe, it is a Romantic

going forward, everyone expects something original each time.

thinking. Architecture has not to be music, it has to be silence.”

Defining nature as an “inexhaustible source of inspiration”, the architect draws inspiration from it by observing to natural forms and elements, for example, shells, trees, leaves, vegetal forms, minerals and countless others.


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW // Following a philosophy of discontentment, to always pursue something better, Dragan Architecture is currently working on a handful of architecture projects in France as well as a little villa extension and a medical clinic. In regards to interior design ventures, the company is actually on the search for new material to explore and then decorate. As a final point and in regards to advice to young designers and artists in general, Radu Dragan elucidated that, “You need not only talent and a big sense of effort, you must also have the sense of relationship and a lot of chance. I cannot give advice. This profession, you have to like it, and to work hard.�

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VISTA ALEGRE WITH NUNO

BARRA

Manufacturing astonishing pieces of porcelain since 1824, Vista

certain product or collection should be launched so as to be a

Alegre is the main reference in regards to this industry. In its

counterpart with the latest trends in the industry.

carefully scrutinised productions, the brand continuously estab-

Vista Alegre’s philosophy is best defined for the ambition to pro-

lishes a strong connection with culture and art as well as blend-

duce high-quality creations and providing excellence to its cus-

ing elements that resort to tradition and modernity.

tomers. Past, present, future, the brand always delivers when it

According to Nuno Barra, the marketing and new product de-

comes to porcelain designs, independently of concerning a more

velopment director, the biggest factor in the world of design in

technical or creative approach. It has a specific target audience

terms of trends, aside from its growth due mainly to digital ad-

and their overall design practice involves a team that is com-

vancements, is working with renowned designers, visual artists

pleted by skilled and passionate individuals. By virtue of this,

and architectures to bring in that much needed contemporary

the factory becomes quite flexible when it comes to maintain-

touch without ever losing sight of tradition.

ing the quality of its pieces, either if it involves craftsmanship,

The brand has partnered with prominent and influential design-

paintwork or hospitality. In addition, with the assistance of ma-

ers, such as Marcel Wanders and Jamie Hayon. For Vista Alegre,

chinery, the more complex products become easier to complete,

the most imperative aspect is to join forces with entities whose

which otherwise would be completely impossible. Basically,

work is the most suitable to the brand’s ideologies and desires.

Vista Alegre preserves the traditional techniques while adding a

There is always a time issue in regards to the best moment a

touch of contemporaneousness.


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW // Vista Alegre has the advantage of producing in Europe, more spe-

In view of future projects, Barra asserts that the production pro-

cifically in Portugal, conversely to many brands who dislocate

cess is going to follow a similar path to the present one, having

themselves to other regions. This allows them to have an under-

a linear notion of what the future holds. Vista Alegre has an un-

standing of everything that is happening within the brand and

canny awareness of the technical challenges ahead particularly

also becomes more accessible to launch products, thus facilitat-

due to the growth of the digital era. As a result, a series of en-

ing the whole quest for excellence.

quiries take precedences, such as the contribution of a customer

The Brand’s museum was actually created in 1964. Displaying

in the development of a product which leads to issues like cus-

products from various brands, the monumental milestone rep-

tomization of pieces or a shorter lifespan. Nevertheless, this is a

resents the entire history and evolution of porcelain.

challenge that the brand is ready to fully embrace going forward.

Nuno Barra believes that the hospitality sector has changed significantly in reference to developing a product. Presently, the transformation is all about the leader’s wants and idealisations and those who are actually going to utilise it rather than the factory itself.

“...defined for the ambition to produce high-quality creations and providing excellence to its customers”

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NADYA ZOTOVA

RUSSIAN DESIGN YOUNG STAR

“Enjoy Home”, architectural and interior design studio based in

About the team

Moscow, is one of the most recognisable in the Russian market.

“Enjoy Home” is a team of 12 young design lovers who chose to

Primarily due to the integral and unique history, clear marketing

work with different directions, combine different motives and

positioning and constant work on self-improvement. But more

find unconventional and beautiful solutions. The design is their

of all, it is known thanks to an accurate and original design style

passion, a way of life, and therefore each new project brings new

of its founder - Nadya Zotova.

inspirational ideas and concepts.

Interior designer Nadya Zotova finished the British Higher

In a continuous search of the people, places and objects that

School of Design and had her internship at Sotheby’s School

inspire, Enjoy Home team organised creative design-trips. This

in New York. She is a popular author of various Russian design

unique Design Travel project helps Russian designers to discover

magazines and blogs abtout décor. Nadya Zotova is an expert in

what is important in the design world, where to buy a piece of

decorating and master in mixing colours of space. She has an ex-

art and how to bring into the interior that same dream dresser

cellent taste, combining in the interiors different stylistic direc-

from a flea market in Paris.

tions and historical periods. Let’s meet her team and the recent

Enjoy Home is also a managing studio and carpentry workshop,

interior project in Moscow.

in which they create handmade furniture.


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW //

Description of the project Apartment in Moscow, 80 m² When a small apartment falls into the hands of a responsible designer, the first thing he should do is be concerned about the comfort of the client and be focused on functionality. But if the owners of the apartments are artistic and easy-going people, always prepared for any experiments, the designer will not miss a chance to add some new ideas. Initially, the apartment was a typical example of “stalinka” (architecture style of the Soviet Union under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, between 1933 and 1955, associated with the socialist realism school of art and architecture): a narrow hallway, a small kitchen, bathroom and WC separated. During the process of redevelopment, the designer used every square meter and the result was a bedroom with a wardrobe. In the living room, she found the place for a large dining table, and the corridor lost his area in order to expand to a spacious bathroom. The owners of the apartment, who often work at home, also received a personal cabinet.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW // The colour palette of apartments is built on deep blues and provocative shades of yellow that play with each other in every way. The Brightly coloured living room literally exploding in the small kitchen area, but then it switches to a half-whisper in the next room and newly discloses in the bedroom in a gentle flower theme. Geometric prints on carpets and textiles in the living room and bedroom are responsible for a new dynamic in the interior. The cabinet is decorated with discreet vintage stripes and cells. The atmosphere of the apartment is a mix of typical forms of American furniture and vintage style. For the lighting solutions, the Portuguese brand DelightFULL was the chosen one with the stunning suspension lamp Ella, which is a true design masterpiece. With its sober lines, it has surpassed the test of time. It is a style icon of the fifties and sixties perfectly suitable for a living room in a small apartment. Ella is a unique ceiling texture handmade in brass with 15 arms and aluminium lampshades.

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A FASCINATING AND MEMORABLE CREATION BY PEPE LEAL

Held in Casa Décor Madrid, it all started with a challenge that was brought up by AICEP Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency from the Portuguese Government - to the Spanish interior designer Pepe Leal. After taking it, Pepe´s main goal was to break up with the conceived idea that Portugal is old fashioned and rustic, highlighting the fact that it is a country where tradition and topicality go along with peace and quality. From the ceilings, passing through the walls and floor, until the décor itself, each and every detail came from Portugal in the creation of a Lusitano Corner. Pepe Leal is the protagonist in the conception of this project. Passionate for Portugal, he is one of the most renowned Interior Designers in Spain. He considers Portugal to be “sophisticated and elegant” and believes that extraordinary things are made there, things that people from Spain are not aware of. He carefully selected Portuguese historic and significant materials, like cork, blue tiles and pink marble, so that he would be able to reflect perfectly the Portuguese culture and the kind of furniture that has been made in Portugal. The rich handcrafted Portuguese tradition walks hand in hand with the modern design of its industry in this Pepe Leal´s creation. The display puts together various atmospheres towards a greater chance to show a wider variety of products. A perfect and glamorous fusion between traditional and contemporary reflects exactly what Portugal represents in this industry nowadays. All luxury furniture pieces were flawlessly selected, among them you can find: Heritage Sideboard by Boca do Lobo, Brubeck Suspension Light by Delightful, and other brands. Everything happened in Madrid, the capital city of Spain and the perfect place to toss new trends as it is a golden mine of Interior Designers. With a cosmopolitan and sophisticated lifestyle, Madrid is also a splendid brand display for tourists from all over the world. This journey has just begun in Madrid but it is not over yet. The possibility of taking this idea to other countries is open so lets look forward to it.


PROJECTS //

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PROJECTS //

From the ceilings, passing through the walls and floor, until the dĂŠcor itself, each and every detail came from Portugal in the creation of a Lusitano Corner.


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ARTSY CHIC APARTMENT BY PFB DESIGN

Elegant, lavish and stylish is how one can describe the renovation of a Haussmann style apartment in Paris, signed by Patricia Mauguy Flores from PFBDesign. The renovation of this private residence had one main goal, and it was successfully achieved: to enhance the majesty the high ceilings and the ornate moldings give to the apartment, with a creative symbiosis between luxury furniture and an eclectic color scheme.

Mary Mcdonald interior design


PROJECT // EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Patricia Mauguy Flores was requested to work in the overall design of the apartment, which meant that the designer had one big challenge: to manage the space of a large living room and the contiguous dining room, entrance hall and kitchen. And, what happened in fact, was that the passion Patricia has for interior design, noble materials, and the association of colors reflects on this spacious apartment in a way that her clients, a young family, instantly surrendered to it too.

Mary Mcdonald

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In the living room - a very light and airy spacious chamber – the designer made the most of the herringbone parquet floors, marble fireplace, double doors and floor-length windows. She chose neutral colors for the sofas, rugs and baccarat style lighting fixtures, which were key to making the apartment feel timeless and even more spacious, while decorative items like throw pillows and other furniture pieces such as ottomans and armchairs bring a pop of bold purple hues and ochre. One of these key items was the DUKONO armchair from Brabbu, placed in a join area, set for reading. The color palette used in the dining room was based on a neutral background. It’s a chamber with plenty of natural light, filtered by white and lilac curtains, which give greater height to the room. This allowed the designer to go for a bold turquoise set of chairs and an audacious purple rug. The two grand chairs at both tops of the dining table, NAMIB also from Brabbu, were custom made to perfectly match the room design. Indulgence and amenity define the master bedroom, which is vestured with beautiful velvets. Dramatic black curtains, toning with the throw pillows on the bed and armchairs, make the room cozier and prevent all the light from coming in. A large patterned headboard fills one of the walls, while an imposing golden mirror lays on the other, lodged on the floor.


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LUXURY RESIDENCE IN ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE


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“Our interiors are comfortable spaces with natural materials and well-designed details. Aesthetics and functionality are inseparable.”

Modern and classic at the same time, it’s impossible not to celebrate this unique design by Diff. Studio. This residence is located in the Italian countryside and was recently redesigned by Ukrainian Designers Vitaliy Yorov and Iryna Dzhemesiuk. When we look to this residence, words like luxurious, glamorous and sophisticated can all be used to describe these amazing aesthetics. The designers are known for their creative approach and the fact that they enjoy combining different styles, forms and materials as well as for using techniques from different eras when decorating contemporary spaces. They managed to turn the Hanna Floor Lamp by DelightFULL into a sculptural decoration for the living room. We can feel the airiness of the space through bright and vivid colours. The modern furniture and the unique lamps used with classic techniques tell a story and mark the passage of time combined with innovative techniques that turn this apartment into an incomparable interior design project. “Our work is our hobby, our lifestyle. As interior designers, we are able to continuously evolve, to inspire, to generate ideas, to learn new things, to travel. We are always surrounded by an incredible number of beautiful things which is the aesthetic component in our professional growth. Design is always a creative search of harmony.” Designers acknowledge.

With furniture brands like Minotti, Poltrona Frau, Kristalia, Amuneal shelving system, it is easy to imagine the precision and challenge that designers took under their” wings”. “Our interiors are comfortable spaces with natural materials and well-designed details. Aesthetics and functionality are inseparable. “ As we go along to the kitchen area, we feel that it is a little more on the modern side, being defined by minimalist designs, clean and simple lines and a chromatic palette of neutrals. But in addition to all these elements, the kitchen also has patterned tiles on the floor and chic wall decor complemented by a batch of minimalist pendant lamps. The kitchen area features Valcucine furniture. As we discover more about the story of this residence, the dynamic duo of Designer admits: “Interaction with the client is very important. We usually work in contemporary styles such as minimalism, loft, eclecticism. Based on this, the client comes to us for these stylistic directions. Our goal is to make not just a beautiful picture but also a comfortable space for each specific customer considering his lifestyle, habits etc. Before we begin to develop the project, we discuss and carefully explore our client’s wishes, his action scenario in the space. During each stage, we keep a close relationship with him. We have one common goal, and we both are interested in getting a good result.” The residence as a whole is a breathtaking symphony of beautiful artwork, eye-catching accent furniture, glamorous decorations and an irresistibly beautiful combination of classical and contemporary design elements. Its domed ceilings and arched windows share the space with unexpected forms, artistic design elements. Other highlights are the use of brands such as Maison Valentina and Boca do Lobo as a signature and extension of extreme luxury.

Each zone has its own distinctive character. The living space is a very inviting and comfortable space decorated with shades of green and neutrals, while the dining room is a bit more theatrical, featuring a burgundy accent wall and black and white furnishings. The constant in all the spaces is the display of golden accent pieces and the use of exquisite lighting fixtures. For the dining area, the designers chose two Brubeck ceiling lamps by DelightFULL with a design reminiscent of the pipe organ and its dramatic music.

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A LIGHT & AIRY

NEW YORK APARTMENT

This stylish Manhattan New York apartment added a touch of seduction with a sultry KOKET revamp, a luxury design brand known by its statement pieces. The crisp and bright space provided the perfect backdrop for a luxurious design composed of highly desirable pieces. Blending both new and classic designs, the apartment’s color palette is neutral focused except for two Geisha barstools adorned in an exotic ombre-effect fabric. In the dining room and living room, lavish wallcoverings act as accents to add some texture and depth to the room’s cream walls. Thru the living room, is possible to see the Geisha sofa curves gracing the house with the extravagance and poise of a Kyoto Geisha. Opposite of the sofa sit a pair of black Mia chairs featuring a base of stacked, tri-colored metal for polished glamour.

Thru the living room, is possible to see the Geisha sofa curves gracing the house with the extravagance and poise of a Kyoto Geisha.

Austrian Palace by Denis Košutić, Newton dining table and Pixel cabinet by Boca do Lobo


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The Tears cocktail table in polished brass and black glass create a

In the opulent dining room, natural feathers line the accent wall. The

striking combination, and the design is enhanced when the tear-

muddled browns, blacks and beiges of the genuine quail feathers cre-

shaped top swivels out to become a tiered cocktail table. Against the

ate a sumptuous background for the Nahema chairs and Intuition

wall of the living room, the geometric design and exotic finishes of

dining table. The two tone metal ribbon of the Intuition dining table

the Opium cabinet will seduce you into a euphoric haze. Comple-

complements the black and brass design of the Nahema chair.

menting the geometric design the radiant frame of the Stella mirror

Even the luxury hallways received the luxury design touch of

hangs overhead. The living room offers also an inviting seating area

KOKET. Never has a storage cabinet looked as gorgeous as the Pa-

to entertain or enjoy alone. The soft wallpaper in Rock On, accen-

risian Armoire. In another alcove, more spectacular storage sits im-

tuate the mid-century modern legs of the Naomi Chair stylishly

peccably wrapped in a metallic reptile embossed lamb skin leather

capped in metal. In the corner, the wild design of the Reptilian floor

and sleek black legs.

lamp, a sultry glow pours from underneath a delicious satin shade.


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“The Guilt mirror hangs above the Temptation console adding a statement while enlarging the look of the hallway. ”

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MELBOURNE HOUSE GREG NATALE DESIGN


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Grand, intimate and cool. These are the three words that describe this outstanding project of Melbourne House by Greg Natale. Greg Natale is an Australian interior designer and the founder of Greg Natale Design. His projects are renowned for the use of bold colours and patterns and for the creation of warm, layered and comfortable spaces. Greg offers a generous and unique view with his creative projects that reflect his passions, experiences, knowledge and the philosophy behind his richly tailored, sophisticated style. Located in Melbourne’s most exclusive tree-lined, inner-city enclaves, Melbourne House is the second property completed for the same client. The House is surrounded by formal gardens, tennis court and elegant pool areas and interiors that complement the exterior classic aesthetic, featuring an edgier style, elegant but with a contemporary flair.

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The requirements were very clear. With only six months for con-

Greg Natale has long established as a signature in his interiors

cept, design, construction and installation, it was a home for a

and product design. The designer loves patterns, something easy

young family with five children, very fond of Mid-century clas-

recognisable in his projects. The best thing about the client and

sics. A very specific requirement was a big u-shaped sofa in the

designer relationship is that each part can nudge the other in

family room – somewhere that could become a relaxed family

new directions creatively and that’s all part of the thrill of seeing

hub where seven people could easily come together. At the other

the project come together.

end of the scale, the formal lounge room had to be a showroom.

For Greg Natale, the formal living room is the real hero of Mel-

As it was not the “everyday space”, it could afford to become the

bourne House. On one hand, it encapsulates the spirit of the en-

real statement area. With the need for a palette that incorporated

tire project and on the other, it plays host to some of Greg’s fa-

their love of rich mauves, this formal area was the opportunity

vourite pieces in the house: Salvador Dali Bracelli Lamp from BD

to explore it and the result was simply perfect.

Barcelona. It’s paired with some stunning, timeless, Fritz Hansen

The starting point for the monochromatic palette came from the

selections like the swan and the egg chairs.

close relationship with the client, whose brief was to deliver a chic monochromatic scheme, a true delight to the designer. With regard to the use of geometry and pattern, this is something that


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The arrangement may not be as traditional as expected in this environment but it sits so effortlessly in the space and truly redefines ‘classical elegance’ with the use of twentieth and twenty-first-century design pieces.

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MARCEL WANDERS

AWARDED ANDAZ AMSTERDAM PRINSENGRACHT HOTEL


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Awarded on June 11, 2014 by Jetsetter.com, the world’s leading luxury travel site, as ‘Best of the Best’ Hotel Awards, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht not only meets with Jetsetter’s rigorous quality standards, but also, ‘captures the style, sense of place and outstanding experience that makes it the best in a given destination’, announces the Managing Editor Leigh Crandall. But this is not the only industry-recognized award that has been given to Leigh Crandall since its opening in November 2012. Among these, we have the Travellers’ Choice 2014 - Winner Luxury | Romance | Top Hotels (TripAdvisor); Hotel of the Year 2014 (GaultMillau); Best Guest Review Score 2013 - Winner Five Star Hotels Netherlands (Booking.com); Hot List: The World’s Best New Hotels 2013 (Condé Nast Traveler); It List: The Best New Hotels 2013 (Travel + Leisure). In addition to this list, the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht also proudly holds a Green Globe certification. One of the responsible for this huge success is Marcel Wanders, a Dutch designer and art director in the Powerhouse studio in Amsterdam, who designs architectural, interior and industrial projects. He became internationally known by his iconic Knotted Chair.

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Marcel’s comprehensive design for the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, a building that used to be the public library of Amsterdam, cherishes Dutch heritage in a multitude of ways. Sensibilities from the Golden Age and the Discovery Age, as well as Delftware, historical maps, navigation instruments and Amsterdam’s creative and knowledge economy. All inform its design. The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht also owns a curated video art collection, which is constantly updated. In the atrium, the carpeted floor represents a map of the world and the lighting installation an ancient navigation system for travellers, with its constellation of bright stars. The wallpaper depicts Amsterdam’s architectonic heritage and an array of symbols are organised to illustrate the ascending from hell to heaven. The lavishly proportioned signature Bell Lamps, together with their internal royal chandeliers, welcome international guests to this smart yet relaxed hotel. Every guest room door number is hand painted in traditional Dutch house style, giving the feeling of returning to your home apartment at the end of the day. The furniture and textiles, carpets and wallpapers are custom designed, and every piece tells a story. In Marcel’s own words, ‘As a designer, I always try to design things with personality and character. I even hand painted each wash basin in my one minute style myself! They are all unique. The Andaz is my gift to Amsterdam!’


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ECLETIC APARTMENT VITERBO INTERIOR DESIGN

“The apartment is an eclectic mix of myriad styles, colours and textures and is a treasure trove filled with the avid collector´s art, furniture, fabrics and coral.”


PROJECTS // With offices in Portugal and Singapore, Viterbo Interior Design is a leading interior design family company whose success is based on the genuine effort to deliver a unique creation in every single project they work on. For the past 40 years, the firm has been nurturing a creative talent that combines their clients’ needs and boundaries with the designers’ own goals and design skills to exceed everyone’s expectations. This success has already crossed the national frontiers and Gracinha Viterbo features a bit all over the world. Over the years, the group has worked hard to enhance their customer’s experience through a highly customised approach and a strong commitment to their lifestyle vision, which is perfectly reflected in the present project. With the belief that every home tells a story and every space is a moment, this house is all about creating lifestyles and writing stories through spaces.

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The contrasting colours and textures of overlapping carpets, rough raffia against the luxuriant emerald green of a Diane Von Furstenberg Climbing Leopard Rug juxtaposed with a neutral cream, adds depth to a flat surface. The layering of cushions is custom made using antique fabrics, ikats and an assortment of other materials such metal studs. In this home, Gracinha Viterbo turned what was originally intended to be one dining space into a room within a room, by carving out a second living area. The child´s rooms are fun, comfortable, but functional and systematic at the same time. In the master bedroom, the eclecticism takes on an even bolder execution with a distinctively tropical feel and a touch of vintage. Nothing in this eclectic home matches in the conventional sense of the word but the deliberate dissonance results in a captivating and harmonious effect. This project reflects the unique lifestyle and personality of the client. However, it was left space for the story to be continued, so that the clients are able to keep “writing the never-ending story�.


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FASHION MASTERPIECES

from 20th and 21st Centuries Fashion Masterpieces from 20th and 21st Centuries was reprinted specially for the Akris Edition of 2,000 copies, featuring designer Albert Kriemler´s iconic Grand Prix digital photo that was created for his Akris Spring/Summer collection 2012. “In the spirit of the devil-may-care elegance of John Frankenheimer´s 1966 movie Grand Prix”, says Kriemler. The race cars on silk crêpe found a suitable patroness: H.S.H. Princess Charlène of Monaco that wore an Akris shift dress with the “Grand Prix” print to the Formula One races in Monte Carlo. This limited edition volume celebrates names like Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood, a century’s worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Director and Chief Curator Valerie Steele wrote the introduction about the rise of the fashion museum, and the emergence of the fashion exhibition as a popular and controversial phenomenon; and both Steele and contributor Suzy Menkes provide a history of this museum’s role in the world of fashion scholarship and preservation. Inside this masterpiece you’ll find photographs of over 500 garments selected from the Museum’s permanent collection that features some of the greatest fashion designers ever! Texts by the curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the individual pieces featured. Fashion Designers A–Z is available as a series of six Designer Editions. Each edition (a total of 11,000 copies) is bound in a fabric created by one of six designers, so you’ll find covers by Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada, and Diane von Furstenberg in a Plexiglas box wich was crafted by hand at a bindery in the heart of Italy, and stamped with a unique number. Every copy is an instant classic and an addition to your fashion library that is truly one-of-a-kind.

In the spirit of the devil-may-care elegance of John Frankenheimer´s 1966 movie Grand Prix.


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THE ULTIMATE

INSPIRATION BOOK

Room by Room This is a book that can be defined as The Ultimate Design Bible,

Motivated by the fear of being just average Covet Collector’s,

the book that you always consult when you just can’t figure it out

book authors conceived this ultimate design tool not only as the

what’s the best option for the living room with an eclectic twist.

sum of eight luxurious handcrafted design brands: Boca do Lobo,

An exquisite book with more than 1000 illustrated products that

Delightfull, Brabbu, Koket, Maison Valentina, Luxxu, Circu and

will help you to get new ideas and 1250 inspirations to make any

Essential Home, but as the true manifest and promise that in

house division a special place.

a long lasting relationship they’ll have numerous occasions to

The book has made in a very practical way that will allow you

celebrate great design!

to consult it in a room by room perspective, and it also has the technical information needed to create upcoming interior design

All the questions about the world’s top design pieces can be an-

projects.The best way to find the solutions and ideas for your

swered inside this collector’s book. Room by room, you’ll find

projects with a selection of curated projects, this book presents

timeless scenarios, decorated by prestigious design brands that

a variety of inspirational images with different styles and ideas

you’ll want to know. A true treasure for interior designers, archi-

from around the world.

tects and everyone that loves design.


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The best way to find the solutions and ideas for your projects with a selection of curated projects, this book presents a variety of inspirational images with different styles and ideas from around the world.

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20 CONTEMPORARY LIGHTING IDEAS ALL TIME FAVOURITES

It’s undeniable how lighting influences not only the displaying in our setting but also our current mood depending on the intensity and on the placing of each lamp. We selected a 20’s must-have list of contemporary lighting ideas that will surely help you to turn your room into the fanciest of all the times. Here at COVETED, we fight for the highest level of sophistication and these modern lightings will enlighten your grooviest ideas. From the most top interior designers to the most fashionable decorating trends, you’ll feel truly inspired.

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[1]. Under the Bell, Iskos Berlin by MUUTO. | [2]. Ara Table Lamp by Flos. [3].Calabash™ Designed by Komplot Design, 2011 Lightyears | [4]. Birdie Suspension by Foscarini. [5]. Botti table lamp by DelightFULL. | [6]. Milk table lamp by Norm Architects for & Tradition [7]. Sebastian Herkner 2013, by Classicon. | [8]. COSY IN GREY by Harri Koskinen for MUUTO [9]. Owalo 7010, by Secto Design. | [10]. Tuareg floor lamp by Foscarini. [11]. IC Lights C/W, by FLOS. | [12]. Vellum wall lamp by BRABBU.


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[1]. Cyrus table lamp by BRABBU. | [2]. 2620 by FLOS. | [3]. Gem table lamp by KOKET. [4]. Newton suspension lamp by Boca do Lobo. | [5]. Flowerpot table lamp by & Tradition.[6]. Semi Pendant, Brass by GUBI [7]. Grossman Grãshoppa floor lamp by GUBI | [8]. Acrobat Table Lamp.| [9]. . Turner Pendant Lamp by DelightFULL.

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LIGHTING IDEAS SELECTION

We chose Basie wall lamp with its true Italian design classic inspiration. Inspired by the 60’s sci-fi aesthetics, Basie wall lamp has a minimalistic style and a focused lighting. So simple and yet a statement of good taste, this versatile piece fits any room.


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Design Gallerist Rare & Unique Products

A much-anticipated design gallery featuring a highly curated online exhibit of contemporary design, renowned designers, and emergent cutting-edge newcomers. As a frontier between design and art, Design Gallerist uncovers new developments in contemporary design, broadcasts International design shows, gives you interviews with design icons, previews of gallery showings and guides you thru the most important breakthroughs in contemporary design.

A U N I Q U E S AV O I R - FA I R E Silver plated brass, polished brass, copper, glass, Iridescent reflections, bucolic tones. Unusual combinations of materials, supreme forms... architecture inspired products.

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WATERLINE CHAIR BY BOWER The Waterline Chair is part of the Zendo Collection, designed in collaboration with Studio Proba. The base is made from peach tinted glass with an undulating “waterline” at it’s top edge, layering over and visually submersing the velvet upholstered top. www. bowernyc.com

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RING CHAIR BY BOWER The Ring Chair employs simple, bold geometric connections that have become a defining quality in Bower’s designs. www.bowernyc.com

Chair by New York-based design studio Bower was designed by Danny Giannella and Tammer Hijazi in 2016. Photography: Charlie Schuck Set Design: Natasha Felker

CONCAVE METAMORPHOSIS LIMITED EDITION BY BOCA DO LOBO The Concave Metamorphosis Mirror is made from brass. It’s hand hammered to shape and coated in a nickel bath.

LOW TABLE - SHAPING COLOUR BY GERMANS ERMICS This Low Table is a part of Shaping Colour collection, the glass furniture collection includes a purple mirror, a blue shelf, a green side table and a yellow console table. www. germansermics.com

www.bocadolobo.com


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FLORA TABLE LAMP BY MARCIN RUSAK STUDIO

FLORA LARGE TABLE BY MARCIN RUSAK STUDIO

In Flora Perma (used for Flora Lamp), the decoration is not interpreted but comes from nature itself. Here, the flowers are “frozen in time” and machined in order to reveal the complexity and intricacy found in the cross section of flowers, the curve of petals, and the structure of leaves. Contrasted with white resin they appear as veins or fossils creating an almost stone-like quality.

Flora Temporaria has a painterly quality, reminding one of Flemish paintings or a dark pond, in which the inflorescence sits just below the water’s surface, mesmerising with silvery tones of colour and form. www.marcinrusak.com

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RUUTU VASES BY RONAN & ERWAN BOUROULLEC Ruutu vases is a collection of 14 unique vases hand-blown by Finnish manufacturer Iittala for gallery kreo www.bouroullec.com

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LEMPRICA MIRROR BY KOKET The Lemprica mirror brings together the whirlwind decade of the 1920’s with rich angular shapes and multi-colored glass from the Art Deco period. www.bykoket.com

METAMORPHOSIS SIDE TABLE LIMITED EDITION BY BOCA DO LOBO Similar to the dramatic transformation and the sudden change in the animal’s body structure, Metamorphosis Side Table experiences new unexpected design techniques, noble finishes through a meticulous artistic process. The centre table is composed of two fragments finished in mirror and noble marble and beautified by the presence of golden creatures that are prepared for their ultimate metamorphosis. www.bocadolobo.com


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CITY GUIDE //

Milan, a seething metropolis, is the home of Italy’s stock exchange, an industrial powerhouse and the global capital of fashion and design. The majestic Gothic cathedral, the Duomo, lies at the geographical heart of this former Imperial Roman capital, and expresses the love of beauty and power that still symbolizes the city today. From 4th to 9th April 2017, Milan will be the stage for the 56th Edition of Milan Design Week, the most important event in the world related to the topic of design. Hosting more than 2,400 exhibitors, a display area of more than 270,000 square meters and thousands of new products premiered at the event, Salone del Mobile (once known as I Saloni) is the benchmark trade fair on an international level, attracting more than 372,000 visitors from as many as 165 countries. Milan Design Week is defined by Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone, announcing the ultimate trends for the forthcoming year and featuring a series of events, exhibitions and presentations. Fuorisalone is the set of events and exhibitions that animate the entire city of Milan, featuring longer opening hours. During Milan Design Week, many important brands located in the design districts introduce their new collections and host special events with live music and entertainment for a must-visit celebration. Although the events happen throughout the entire city, the Fuorisalone implies three main districts: Brera, (Brera Design District), Tortona (Tortona Design) and Lambrate (Ventura Lambrate). Meet some of the most distinguishing exhibitors that you can find in each district.

BRERA DESIGN DISTRICT

Opened in 1998 as showroom dedicated only to bathrooms, Boffi Solferino is the symbol of Boffi brand extension, evolving and becoming a unique example of an international network of shops that offer a complete range of kitchen, bathroom and wardrobe furniture. Known for its original, professional approach and communication to design, Boffi Solferino creates a new Milan destination for all architects and designers. address: Boffi Trade srl - via Solferino, 11, 20121 Milan, Italy website: www.boffi-solferino.com

For over 90 years, Calligaris has been the leader in quality furniture design from Italy. The combination of design, materials and workmanship makes Calligaris one of the most popular furniture manufacturers in the world. address: Via Flavio Baracchini, 9, 20123 Milan, Italy 4 rue Visconti -75006 Paris website: www.calligaris.it

Ducati is proud to represent Italian industry and the essence of Italian style through the design of each bike. Ducati features sinuous, seductive and flexible lines with a permanent, timeless quality that sets an unsurpassable standard. Ducati Bikes dominate the dreams of the most ardent motorcycle enthusiasts in over 60 nations throughout the entire world. address: Via Gallarate, 222, 20151 Milan, Italy website: www.ducati.com

Poltrona Frau, backed by a great history and tradition, lives in the present. Interpreters of timeless beauty, the company believes in the designs and materials that guarantee wellbeing. address: Via Manzoni, 30, 20121 Milan, Italy website: www.poltronafrau.com

Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese Toyota. Lexus is the true passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance that enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers. address: LEXUS MILANO SUD Via dei Missaglia, 89, 20142, Milan, Italy LEXUS MILANO NORD Viale Fulvio Testi, 6, 20099 Sesto San Giovanni website: www.lexus.com

Dedar Milano is all about design for interiors since 1976. Dedar Milano blends an intimate knowledge of artisan craftsmanship with constant style exploration and a passion for fine fabrics with a touch of chromatic intensity. Patterns, embroideries, basket weaves and colours enrich fine materials to create fabrics, curtains, drapery, trimmings, wallpaper and unique upholstery fabrics. address: Via Fiori Chiari, 18, 20121 Milan, Italy website: www.dedar.com

Foscarini is an innovative Italian lighting company that views each lamp as a passion project, fueled by an appreciation for and strong understanding of timeless design. Creating unique products that boast a strong personality, Foscarini holds a deep knowledge of the lighting industry and maintains a steadfast reputation. address: Via Fiori Chiari, 28, 20121 Milan, Italy website: www.foscarini.com

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VIA TORTONA

Living Divani is an Italian company leader in the manufacturing of sofas and upholstered armchairs. Perfect, harmonious proportions and a feeling of understated luxury: these are the distinguishing features of the brand. address: Brera Store - Via Fatebenefratelli, 10, 20121 Milan, Italy website: www.livingdivani.it

The Molteni group is one of Italy’s leading international furnishings companies. It consists of four companies: Molteni&C SpA (home furnishings), Unifor SpA (office furnishings), Dada SpA (kitchens) and Citterio SpA (office furnishings and partitions). Molteni offers global furnishing in Italy and in over eighty countries all over the world. address: Via Borgonuovo 23, 20121 Milan, Italy website: www.molteni.it/en

Republic of Fritz Hansen is an exclusive, international design brand whose timeless collection unites world-famous classic and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories. address: Piazza S. Simpliciano, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.fritzhansen.com

Moroso has been working with some of the world’s most talented designers to produce luxury sofas and seating since 1952. The brand offers unique products due to the combined talents of 70 master artisans, a network of trusted suppliers, the use of high-quality materials and a true attention to detail. address: Via Pontaccio, 8, 20121 Milan, Italy website: www.moroso.it

The story of the brand Moooi is a story of love. Moooi develops its own fresh approach to product and style and presents creative luxury for a wellcurated life. Exclusive, daring, playful, exquisite and based on the belief that design is a question of love. address: Via Savona, 56, 20144 Milano, Italy website: www.moooi.com/

Preciosa Lighting is an innovative company which creates complex lighting design solutions for luxury interiors worldwide. address: Via Statuto 16, Brera, Milan, Italy website: www.preciosalighting.com

Studio Piet Boon creates bespoke contemporary architecture, interiors and product designs. Renowned worldwide for its exceptional craftsmanship, quality and vision, Studio Piet Boon creates a distinguished design. address: Via Tortona 37 20144 Milan website: www.pietboon.com

Superstudio Più is a modern, multifunctional and versatile multi-location, a huge space available to the city of Milan and important international events. It was created to meet the needs of the most relevant operators and creative people working in the projecting fields of fashion, art, design, communication, culture and entertainment. Wide, flexible, obscured or daylight spaces, which can be divided or combined, with heating and airconditioning, perfectly suitable for great events, exhibitions, conventions, fairs, fashion shows, performances, dances, covering a total area of 10000 square meters. The spaces with several different sizes are also perfect for studios for furniture, car, advertisement photo-shooting, for cinema/television sets, for any use of wide and comfortable surfaces, easy to set up, to reach and accessible to trucks. On demand, it’s possible to have customised services including communication strategies, design, setting up, videos, lighting, sound system, organisation, casting, hostess, production, security, catering etc. Central location, private parking area and subway MM Porta Genova stop close by. address: Via Tortona, 27, 20144 Milano, Italy website: www.superstudioevents.com


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In Italy, where the kitchen is the heart of the home, cooking is a passion and meals bring friends and family together, Bialetti is found in nine of ten households. Alfonso Bialetti invented the Moka Express machine which is now the world famous coffee maker. Bialetti will present their new product line at Bialetti began in Italy, but has become a worldwide leading brand for their high-quality products that bring simplicity, functionality and beauty to the kitchen. address: Corso Buenos Aires, 36, 20124 Milano, Italy website: www.bialetti.com Situated in Tortona area, Tortona 37 is a multi-purpose complex of five white buildings created by the architect Matteo Thun, set around a landscaped garden to form a large courtyard, creating a building project which redevelops the neighbourhood and restores it to the city. It is an independent ‘district’, where the offices of Armani, Diesel, Della Valle, Zegna, Fendi, Moncler are based, together with countless showrooms of prestigious fashion brands. The open spaces consist of showrooms, laboratories, professional offices, shops and ‘made to measure’ office spaces. The estate complex of Tortona 37 is the headquarters of the Gianfranco Ferré Foundation and hosts multinational communication and advertising agency Young & Rubicam, Burson - Masteller; Liu Jo fashion house, the Agnona showrooms; the Janet & Janet fashion shoe factory, Harmount & Blaine and Antony Morato and the renowned Dutch designer LINTELOO. In Tortona 37, creative agencies and professional offices will find truly tailor-made solutions. address: Via Tortona, 37, Milano website: www.tortona37.it

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Thailand Trade Office will present the project ‘Slow Hand Design 2017: TRANSOUVENIRS’, a design showcase that features eclectic artisanal products of Thai cuisine, fashion, jewellery and home accessories in a fun-to-see Thai market exhibition. address: via A. Albricci 8, 20122 Milano website: : www.ditp.go.th

VIA Design of Denmark: students of the academy will kick off with an explorative research phase on a quest to challenge existing designs for healthcare aids/furniture. address: via Massimiano 25, Milano, 20134 Milano, Italy website: : www.via.dk/uddannelser/design

Studio Plott will use their own 3D printer as a tool to print a rug, designing different patterns for each rug while making use of their own small-scale production method. At Ventura Lambrate this Dutch studio will exhibit their first product results. address: Ventura Design District: via Massimiano 25, Milano, 20134 Milano, Italy website: www.studioplott.com

Studio Bleijh designs products that allow their clients to stand out. They highly value the synergy between professionals, which creates an inspiring co-operation between their clients and the studio. The brand will present his project ‘How are you?’ addressing the dialogue between products and people as if they can read minds. address: Ventura Design District: via Massimiano 25, Milano, 20134 Milano, Italy website: www.bleijh.com

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RESTAURANTS After a tour around amazing design, it’s time now to enjoy a delicious meal in the best luxury restaurants in Milan. Nowadays, restaurants are not only assessed by the food they serve. Of course, food is important. But the truth is that, in the present times, restaurants are a large set of experiences that also include comfort, interior decoration, innovation and the feeling of an enduring and unforgettable experience. The suggestions that follow are excellent examples of the guarantee of having a unique and everlasting experience. We have also selected some of the best bars for those who are true drinking devotees and enjoy spending the evening in a nice bar tasting delicious cocktails. And Buon appetito!

Carlo e Camilla In Segheria offers a concert of clear and unexpected details and flavours, made with very high-quality raw materials, selected according to the seasons and with products of the region. Led by the Chef Luca Pedata, the dishes are made with simplicity and rigour, reinterpreting tradition in a contemporary version. address: via 20141, Via Giuseppe Meda, 24, 20141 Milano, Italy website: www.carloecamillainsegheria.it

Ba Asian Mood is run by a family with lots of experience in the restaurant. The elegant dining room is illuminated by subtle lighting, while the typically Chinese cuisine is carefully prepared using top-quality ingredients. address: Via C.Ravizza, 10, 20149 Milano, Italy website: www.ba-restaurant.com

Superstar Peruvian chef Jaime Pesaque has designed Pacifico Restaurant’s exclusive menu by merging Peruvian staples Ceviche and Tiradito with Chinese Dim Sum. address: Via della Moscova, 29, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.wearepacifico.it

Pisacco is a contemporary bistro designed by a group of partners (among them are managers, art collectors, lawyers and architects, as well as the star chef Andrea Berton) united in their passion for modern, unadorned Italian cuisine. Pisacco is fresh, professional and affordable. address:Via Solferino, 48, 20121 Milano, Italy website: : www.pisacco.it

The Baretto al Baglioni is one of the most famous restaurants in Milan and the perfect meeting place for the Italian and international Jet Set. address: Via Senato, 7, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.ilbarettoalbaglioni.it

Ristorante Da Giacomo is an elegant, old-world trattoria with ornate wall panelling and graniglia floors, for upscale Italian fare. address: Via Pasquale Sottocorno, 6, 20129 Milano, Italy website: www.giacomoristorante.com

Found a short stroll from La Scala, Corsia del Giardino is a classic Italian restaurant with garden-inspired interiors and a peaceful ambience. address: Via Manzoni, 16, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.corsiadelgiardino.it

Owned by Dolce and Gabbana, this fashionable Milanese restaurant and bar – Gold – is not exactly a temple to minimalism. In fact, it’s the opposite. Gold is bling central. There’s not a surface that isn’t in some way bedecked with gilt and sparkle. The light fittings, the bathrooms, the staircases: everything shimmers. Understatement is an alien concept here. address: Via Carlo Poerio, 2/A, 20129 Milano, Italy website: www.dolcegabbana.com

Fashion Café is located in Via San Marco, a short distance from the historically famed Brera Beautiful Arts Academy, in a building designed by Vico Magistretti in the 1950s and is surrounded by a host of exhibition galleries, art workshops, and some of the most prestigious design showrooms internationally. address: Via S. Marco, 1, 20121 Milano, Italy website: http://www.fashioncafe.it

Trussardi Alla Scala is a high-end Italian and French fare with a creative twist served in an airy, contemporary dining room. address: Piazza della Scala, 5, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.trussardiallascala.com/en/restaurant

Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia is a bright restaurant with large abstract artworks, for tasting menus & upscale modern Italian cuisine. address: Via Privata Raimondo Montecuccoli, 6, 20147 Milano, Italy website: www.aimoenadia.com


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Ristorante Tokuyoshi is committed to using Italian ingredient only, bringing to your table something of an Italian taste but contaminated with culture and ideas. address: Via S. Calocero, 3, 20123 Milano, Italy website: www.ristorantetokuyoshi.com/it/ A historical cocktail bar that has become a real Milanese institution throughout the years, Bar Basso is mostly renowned for its signature cocktail Negroni Sbagliato, invented there and presented in huge scenography glasses with 6cm x 8cm hand-cut ice cubes inside. address: Via Plinio, 39, 20020 Milano, Italy 30 rue Jacob - 75006 Paris website: www.barbasso.com/main

This ultra-chic bar and lounge Dolce & Gabbana Bar Martini is the result of a partnership between two of Italy’s best-known brands: the modern style of Dolce & Gabbana collides with the classic taste of Martini & Rossi vermouth address: Corso Venezia, 15, 20122 Milano, Italy website: www.dolcegabbana.com/martini/

HOTELS Tucked away inside of Park Hyatt Milano hotel, restaurant VUN is the place to go if you’re searching for both classic flavours and pleasant surprises. Balancing tradition and innovation, chef Andrea Aprea leads the kitchen, driven by the power of memory and seeking to spark an emotional connection between patron and flavour. address: Via Silvio Pellico, 3, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.hyatt.com/corporate/restaurants/ vun/it/vun-home.html

LARTE is a new and original restaurant concept situated in the heart of Milan in via Manzoni 5, offering not just a top-quality restaurant but a complete Italian hospitality experience in which fine dining is served alongside the arts, fashion and design. address: Via Alessandro Manzoni, 5, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.lartemilano.com

Carlo Cracco, national master chef, bring us to the table two Michelin stars obtained with the most surprising dishes you’ve ever seen (or tasted) with a fine-dining menu of classic Milanese dishes with a twist. address: Via Victor Hugo, 4, 20123 Milano, Italy website: www.ristorantecracco.it

A city guide would not be complete without suggesting the best places to stay. What could be better than spend the night at a hotel that can make you feel like true royalty? I believe that the following suggestions will surely surprise you and make you want to come back to the worldwide capital of fashion and design. So, don’t wait till last minute and book now your stay for Milan Design Week 2017.

Housed in a neoclassical-style building, Senato Hotel Milano is a contemporary hotel 10-minute walk from La Scala opera house and a 15-minute walk from Piazza del Duomo. Featuring minimalist furnishings, muted decor, parquet wood floors, and marble-tiled en suite bathrooms, top floor suites provide stunning views of the Milan Cathedral. address: Via Senato, 22, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.jdstaron.com

Set in an 18th-century palace with a 4,000 sq m garden, Bulgari Hotel Milano high-end hotel is a 6-minute walk from the theatre La Scala and 1.1 km from Milan Cathedral. Featuring garden or courtyard views, the stylish rooms offer bathrooms with black Zimbabwe marbles. address: Via Privata Fratelli Gabba, 7b, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/milan

Armani Hotel Milano, set in Milan’s historic Brera district is a chic, contemporary hotel designed by Giorgio Armani. Upgraded rooms and suites have living areas; some suites add luxe features such as private cinemas and gyms. There are a refined restaurant and a sleek lounge bar, both with panoramic views of the city skyline. There’s also a spa, a fitness centre, an indoor pool and a business centre. address: Via Alessandro Manzoni, 31, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.armanihotelmilano.com/

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Designed by Italian architect Aldo Rossi, the upscale Hotel ME Milan II Duca is a 3-minute walk from the Repubblica Metro stop, 2.1 km from the Milan Cathedral and a 4-minute walk to the nightlife of Porta Garibaldi. Suites add lounge and dining areas, marble bathrooms, personal butler service and PlayStations. There’s a New York–style steakhouse with a chic lounge and a DJ, a rooftop bar serving tapas, and a fitness room. address: Piazza Della Repubblica, 13, 2 0124 Milano, Italy website: www.melia.com/en/hotels/italy/milan/ me-milan-il-duca/index.html Hotel Principe di Savoia, or simply referred to as The Principe, is a five-star hotel in Milan located on Piazza Della Repubblica, that has long become one of Milan’s Landmarks. Founded by the name of “Principe e Savoia” in 1927, a time when Milan had already established its position as the financial centre of the country, it soon became a home for businessmen. With time, celebrities of all kinds chose The Principe for their Italian stays: Edward VIII, Erich Maria Remarque, Aristotle Onassis, Evita Peron, Maria Callas; and in recent years Madonna, David Beckham and George Clooney, among others. In 2003, the hotel became part of the Dorchester Collection, a group of luxury hotels owned by the Brunei Investment Agency. address: Piazza Della Repubblica, 17, 20124 Milano, Italy website: www.dorchestercollection.com/en/milan/hotel-principe-di-savoia

Housed in a grand Liberty-style building, this luxury Excelsior Hotel Gallia dates from 1932. The chic, stylish rooms and suites feature hardwood floors, complemented by neutral tones. Suites add butler service and espresso machines; one suite has a kitchenette, 2 terraces and a spa. address: iazza Duca d’Aosta, 9, 20124 Milano, Italy website: www.excelsiorhotelgallia.com

Conveniently located in Milan, Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand SPA is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. A 6-minute walk from the Brera arts and shopping district, this luxurious hotel includes a stylish lounge with a bar, as well as an 18th-century garden with seating. address: Corso di Porta Nuova, 1, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.palazzoparigi.com /en/default.html

Set in a 15th-century convent in downtown Milan, this high-end Four Seasons hotel is a 4-minute walk from the nearest metro station, less than 1 km from Teatro Alla Scala, and 1 km from Duomo Di Milano. Luxury suites add lounges; some have original features and/or terraces/balconies, and the penthouse suite has a private elevator. Amenities include a modern restaurant, a relaxed lounge/bar, a terrace, a courtyard and gardens. There’s also a gym, as well as a spa. address: Via Gesù, 6/8, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.fourseasons.com/milan

Town House Street turns conventional hotel concepts upside down: no reception, no lobby, and no stairways or corridors. Instead, guests enter their large 375-square-foot rooms directly from the street, which they can look out upon through floor-toceiling windows. Inside, with interiors decorated in yellow, orange, red, or green, guests enjoy all the services offered by conventional hotels. address: Via Santa Radegonda, 14, 20121 Milano, Italy website: http://goldoni.townhousestreet.com/

Mandarin Oriental Milan is an intimate and luxury hotel housed within four elegantly redeveloped 18th-century buildings, with a distinctly residential feeling. The fine-dining courtyard restaurant features chic decor and a private dining room. There’s also a glamorous cocktail bar and a bistro. Other amenities include a spa, an indoor pool, a beauty salon and a gym. address: Via Andegari, 9, 20121 Milan, Italy website: www.mandarinoriental.com/milan


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Set in a landmark 1860s building, Grand Hotel et de Milan, a celebrated high-end hotel is a 4-minute walk from La Scala theatre and 10 minutes from the 18th-century Royal Palace of Milan. Mixing contemporary and period decor, the luxurious rooms and suites offer marble bathrooms. There are a cosy, fine-dining restaurant, an upscale Milanese bistro and a sleek, American-style bar. Other amenities include elegant, art-filled event spaces with period furnishings, plus a fitness room and an opulent lounge with a fireplace. address: Via Alessandro Manzoni, 29, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.grandhoteletdemilan.it

Located in the city centre opposite the Duomo and Galleria, Park Hyatt Milan is an elegant boutique hotel, set in a palatial classical building dating back to 1870. The hotel features exclusive interiors designed by Ed Tuttle. Basically, it is one of the most awarded luxury 5-star hotels Milan has to offer. address:Via Tommaso Grossi, 1, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.milan.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/ home.html

The TownHouse Galleria is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Milan, Italy inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. It was inaugurated on 7th March 2007 in memory of Galleria’s ground-breaking ceremony, on the same day in 1865, by King Vittorio Emanuele II. The hotel with 58 rooms and suites is one of the few in the world inside a national monument. It also offers a spa, ‘La Sinfonia’ restaurant, an Oyster Bar (overlooking the Ottagono) and the Highline Galleria walk that connects with by strolling over the roofs of Galleria. The Hotel hosts the Museum ‘The World of Leonardo da Vinci’ opened for guests and the general public. address: Via Silvio Pellico, 8, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.galleria.townhousehotels.com

The Carlton Hotel Baglioni is a luxury 5-star hotel perfect for both leisure and business trips. It is situated in the heart of Milan, at the crossroads of culture, fashion and design, in a highly prestigious position: it directly overlooks Via Della Spiga, the most celebrated shopping street in the city. Via Montenapoleone, the cathedral and the famous La Scala theatre are situated a short distance away. address: Via Senato, 5, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.baglionihotels.com/category/carlton-hotel-baglioni-milan/

Milano Boscolo Exedra belongs to the Boscolo Division Group of Hotels; it is the seventh five-star hotel of the Boscolo chain of Hotels. It boasts a modern and classy design, with a 6000 sqm Spa and a valuable Champagnerie. Dining options include a hip rooftop bar, a champagne lounge and a sleek restaurant specialised in seafood. The spa features an indoor pool, a sauna, a Turkish bath and treatments. There’s also a business centre. address: Corso Matteotti, 4/6, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.milano.boscolohotels.com

Combining minimalist design and classic Italian architecture, STRAF is a luxury hotel in Milan’s centre just steps away from the Duomo Cathedral. There’s a sophisticated restaurant featuring contemporary art and an urban bar. The hotel also has an art gallery, a fitness room and a business centre. address: Via S. Raffaele, 3, 20121 Milano, Italy website: www.straf.it

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COVETED EXPERIENCE

NORTH & CENTER OF ITALY Each issue, Coveted Magazine takes you on a luxury tour, in which you can find the best of culinary art and indescribable experiences. We are just astounded by each journey because of the variety, the creativity, and the quality of places we visit. This time, we will take you on a remarkable journey, in which you can appreciate stunning landscapes, beautiful music, and warm weather as well as enjoying good food, complemented by an extensive fine wine list and an attentive and happy staff. Benvenutti a Italia! We have started our journey in April, the streets were crowded, in its typical Milan street style, as it normally is in the background of Salone del Mobile. You could feel and smell the excitement and preparation in the air. The city of design, fashion and art is eager to open its doors to visitors from all over the world.

MILANO | VERONA | FIRENZE | GENOVA | TORINO


MILANO WHERE TO EAT TANO PASSAMI L’OLIO

It won’t be difficult to find a nice restaurant and enjoy an unforgettable meal. You are in Italy, one of the best world’s culinary destination. You will find yourself surrounded by small traditional restaurants, in which the main dishes include different varieties of pasta and different types of pizza. If you are looking for an indescribable and yet homemade gastronomic experience, we recommend you one of the best restaurants: “Tano Passami L’olio”, located only a few steps away from Tortona District, the heart of art and design of Milano. It is one of the best places for people who enjoy table conversations and a getaway city destination. This is a unique and warm destination for mouth-watering food and relaxing moments with family or friends. TANO PASSAMI L’OLIO, serves years of experience in your plate delicately flavoured with extra-virgin olive oils, carefully chosen by the chef himself. This warm and welcoming restaurant is perfect for a romantic first date, the room’s lighting creates a comfortable and intimate environment. Our best advice is to previously book a table so you avoid waiting for too long. The menu offers you a wide variety of wines, perfectly combined with the available menu. This overwhelming experience can become even more special because of chef Gaetano’s attention. The awarded Michelin Start Chef enthusiastically transmits his passion for cooking beautiful and smooth plates. We have to mention in our list of favourite dishes, the true Mediterranean star – a fresh baguette dipped in rich extra-virgin olive oil. It was amazing!! Meanwhile, the caramelised quail eggs on tuna mousse were a sweet and salty explosion in your mouth. So exquisite! The Chef Gaetano’ mission is to improve our food quality, extracting the taste of traditional dishes while adding it a modern touch, this is perfectly represented in our next favourite dish: Squid Tiramisu with mascarpone and potato. One spoon will take you to dive into a journey of thousand flavours! Smooth, creamy and light!

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MILANO WHERE TO EAT BERTON RESTAURANT

We recommend you also visit the BERTON RESTAURANT, an Italian classic rooted cuisine yet more sophisticated, situated in Viale Della Liberazione. It was once an abandoned area. Nowadays, it is an important centre for many great architectural and futuristic projects. The intelligent chef Andrea Berton created an elegant and modern setting, a delightful fusion of smart design and modernity lux. You can sit at any table and you will be able to get a sneak peek at the kitchen area where you can see the chef and his crew working. The space is clean, well-lighted and you can sense the chef ’s touch even in the tiniest details of the interiors. The simplistic decor shines the beauty of the food, although it is not the only thing that brings people to Berton. The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering food starters, beautifully displayed in elegant plates. The shining star of the menu and its main focus is the broth which, in many variations, is proposed in ennobled and drink versions, in conjunction with meals that are warm in winter and cool in summer.


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MILANO WHERE TO SLEEP PRINCIPE DI SAVOIA

PRINCIPE DI SAVOIA is simply the best Hotel in Milan, a true luxury experience. It is situated in the very heart of the city where you can find all the important design and fashion stores, Principe di Savoia is the true five stars experience. Part of the deluxe Dorchester Collection Group, Principe di Savoia is the residence for international cosmopolitan travellers since 1920. Always searching for excellence, it is the perfect starting point to discover all attractions and intriguing places of this inspiring city. It is classic but, at the same time, contemporary with spacious rooms, decorated with luxurious furniture. On the last floor, you can enjoy a real moment due to the wellness centre that features a pool with frescoes on the ceiling. The rooms are embellished and designed with dark wood furniture and luxury fabrics. All rooms include bathrobes and comfortable slippers, an LCD TV with satellite TV channels, and a DVD player.

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VERONA WHERE TO EAT CASA PERBELLINI

Once you are in Verona and after you have gone to Juliet’s house, a must attraction. You should treat yourself to CASA PERBELLINI’s Restaurant and just take a moment to relax. Casa Perbellini is an astonishing place, in which you can enjoy a five-star experience with a remarkable hospitality service. It is situated near the beautiful Piazza San Zeno, the oldest part of Verona and it will make you feel at home. As you ring the bell to enter into Casa Perbellini, the first person who will open the door with a warm welcoming is Chef Perbellini himself. The restaurant interiors, resembling a small yet comfortable house, are carefully decorated and harmoniously combined with the space, the open kitchen and the small brigade. The latter is a remarkable experience, the team is highly synchronised, young, energetic, and truly professional. We were so stunned by their silent and collective way of interacting and assisting each customer, chef Perbellini smilingly replied: “you watch a lot of TV Shows.” Once you seat, you better prepare yourself for an elegant and genuine cooking spectacle, worthy of a Michelin star. The restaurant setting is a fusion of the dining room with the kitchen, allowing costumers to appreciate the overall experience of dining and understanding each step of the process by witnessing the care of the Chef and his staff. The menu provides you with the option of tasting the best dishes or the menu option “Choose your pleasure”, in which you can choose the main ingredient. The chef will create a dish exclusively for you. The atmosphere has a nice balance between old and new, as well as his dishes are composed by a synthesis of old traditional recipes including mille-feuille, sea bass tartare and Italian pastries.


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LOCANDA 4 CUOCHI.

If you are looking for a stress-free and enjoyable dinner with your

is perfect from the design of the room to the friendliness of all

friends or colleagues, make sure to visit LOCANDA 4 CUOCHI.

staff members - our special thanks to Moreno Pellegrini for be-

The name of the restaurant, 4 cooks (4 Cuochi), refers to Gi-

ing such an amazing host – the food is the best and is served in

ancarlo Perbellini, Andrea Manzoli, Dario Fracasso e Moreno

generous portions as if it was prepared by Nonna with a con-

Pellegrini. These individuals transpire the highest standards of

temporary twist. A perfect assembly that manages to have the

cuisine and Michelin Stars. The restaurant has been built by

best of the past and the present in one lovely package. Verona is

the Veronese architect Silvia Bettini and the project required an

a definite must for anyone who wants to enjoy great food and

investment of 400 thousand Euros. It is located in the heart of

amazing locations.

Verona – just a stone’s throw from the Arena – the 4 cooks came up with a new brilliant and challenging idea: to create the modern “trattoria” with a high-quality gastronomic proposal, but at an affordable price. A well thought new concept that had to have a lot of strategies and planning ahead of the opening, in order to ensure that the highest quality and the finesse were always on par with other high-end restaurants. It definitely paid off. The menu combines seasonal chicken dishes, inspired by Italian traditions and cooked using modern cooking techniques. The open kitchen allows customers to see the bustling environment of dishes being prepared, making it a unique offer in a central Veronese location or anywhere else, for that matter. Everything

Al Cristo Restaurant

Instead, if you want to break away (for a little bit) from the Italian

Also, the restaurant’s wine list showcases an extensive selection

cuisine and try different exquisite flavours we suggest you try Al

of 1000 options that will please the most demanding and special

Cristo Restaurant, located in the exclusive and intimate Piazzetta

customer.

Pescheria, a historical square in Verona’s centre, AL CRISTO

In the kitchen, there is a predominance of fish and seafood. Even

RESTAURANT is well known for its wide range of choices in-

though Al Cristo has a very good range of options, we believe it

cluding Gourmet Cuisine and seafood as well as traditional Italian

lacks its own unique characteristics that could be one step up to

cuisine or even Sushi which is prepared in front of your eyes by

turn the great restaurant into an outstanding restaurant.

the resident sushi chef. Al Cristo’s gastronomic offer is complete

From the moment you step in Al Cristo, you are greeted as if you

with the Pintxos Bistrot. These are small snacks, typically eaten in

were entering an old friend’s home. From the waiter to the sushi

bars, traditional in the northern region of Spain, especially popular

chef, the staff makes sure you feel comfortable and they are always

in the Basque Country and Navarre, and they can be the perfect

ready to give you the best suggestions for a wonderful meal. It truly

alternative for a more informal dinner option.

is one of the high points of this restaurant.

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IL PALAGIO AT FOUR SEASONS FIRENZE

Il Palagio is situated on the ground floor of the Palazzo della Gherardesca. The room retains its original antique curved ceiling. The interiors are surprising for everyone who enters the restaurant for the first time. If you have a date, we suggest you plan on arriving some minutes ahead because you’ll be amazed by this impressive area with numerous columns, a charming garden, and alfresco walls. The Michelin Starred Chef Vito Mollica, assisted by Executive Sous Chef Marco Veneruso and his team, also offer multicourse tasting menus with wine pairing. The Pastry Chef Domenico Di Clemente will pamper guests with his tempting selection of desserts and pastries. - Cavatelli pasta ’cacio e pepe’ with marinated red prawns and baby squid is one of the best delicacies of Il Palagio menu, which was awarded “dish of the year” in the 2013 edition of the prestigious Italian restaurant guide “Guida Ristoranti Espresso 2013”. The service is five stars and makes it an overall pleasant experience and a must visit in Firenze!

VERONA WHERE TO SLEEP CINQUE ROOMS

CINQUE ROOMS is the first street Italian hotel, which was built

in Firenze, the city of Dante and Da Vinci, Botticelli and other

from a new concept of hospitality. It is located in San Zeno which

renowned artists. If you make the smart decision to stop in Firen-

is the most characteristic neighbourhood in the centre of the city,

ze, we suggest you take a walk around the city centre in order to

just a few steps from the Arena, the historic centre and the ma-

appreciate the fantastic galleries. Firenze is enriched by world-class

jor shopping venue. The hotel has been designed, furnished and

pieces of art and some of the most famous museums in the world,

opened its doors in the summer of 2014, it is located on the ground

like the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia that deserve a prime spot

floor of “Palazzo Portichetti”, where it was once a butcher shop.

on your Florence itinerary. Even the less visited Bargello Museum

Cinque concept appreciates the collaboration of Giancarlo Perbelli-

deserves your attention, as well as the incredible Duomo of Firen-

ni, a Michelin Starred chef and renowned hospitality expert Marco

ze, one of the most iconic symbols of the Renaissance period. We

Pigot. Cinque is composed of 5 different types of rooms each one

have not yet mentioned all the churches and galleries filled with

completely unique in style. The rooms have been designed to detail

masterpieces created by Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Donatello, etc.

so as to provide guests with luxurious, modern and elegant comfort: Mr Gray, Mr Pink, Mr Purple, and Mr Blue. The last suite is named Mr White. The street hotel concept is relatively new and very interesting. There is no reception area because the street hotel concept consists in having direct access from the street, the guests can enter their rooms freely without passing through the reception area. Two of the rooms, Mr Blue and Mr Purple, have doors on the sidewalk, providing guests with absolute privacy in their rooms. A very well-balanced breakfast is served in each room, on a previously scheduled hour, providing guests with comfort and pleasure. The experience at Cinque was one of the most unique and interesting during our stay in Italy, not only because of the particular look and feel of this street hotel but also because of the kind staff that made us feel at home, right from the moment we stepped in the building until we left. Its uniqueness is unforgettable and we will miss it. As we continue our amazing trip through Italy, we decided to stop


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CONFUSION LOUNGE BAR

For an unforgettable and unique luxury lounge experience, we strongly suggest the CONFUSION LOUNGE BAR so you can appreciate a delicious champagne cocktail, exclusively prepared by the gorgeous owner Tatyana. Situated on the river bank, ConFusion Lounge is what you would call a confusion at first sight (hence the name!), but this restaurant, with two floors, is a refined space with an eclectic décor and ultra-refined cuisine and staff. It manages to surprise and surpasses any expectations you might have in terms of culinary delight through its ground-breaking dishes and finest selections of champagnes. The kitchen offers a wonderful opportunity for you to participate in the culinary show, orchestrated by Italo Bassi. Currently holding three Michelin Star, he is best known for his work at Enoteca Pinchiorri in Firenze, where he has worked for 28 years. He left the restaurant to lead this new project that also involves Japanese Chef Masaki Inoguchi, in which the main restaurant’s values are the ingredients of both the Italian and Japanese cultures. If you prefer a more relaxed and intimate environment, the upper floor is cosy while maintaining the restaurant’s eccentric philosophy. As the owners say, ConFusion Lounge is a meeting point between tradition and modernity in which refinement and luxury of the space become one, combined with the delicacy of the dishes. If you’re looking for an exclusive experience for all senses, make sure you book a table at ConFusion Lounge.

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FIRENZE WHERE TO EAT IL CIBREO

We suggest you visit IL CIBREO for a heart-warming and intimate dinner yet casual and comfortable. Going along with the Chef’s fantasy, the menu of Cibreo Restaurant essentially flows with the seasons. While transition occurs smoothly throughout Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, the menu changes slightly every month, week or day. Il Cibreo’ suppliers are fishermen from the Tuscan sea, farmers from nearby villages and hundreds of other suppliers with whom they are constantly in touch with. Since September 8th of 1979, Il Cibreo supports shepherds’ work and their cheeses, butchers and their meats, the best pasta makers from Puglia region, lemon producers from Sicilia, “Clementini” tangerine growers from Calabria, and professional truffle diggers from San Miniato and Piedmont. Francesca from Pantelleria provides the oregano and it is one of their “most ancient” suppliers together with many wine producers that follow and constantly inspire their work. They leave out of their kitchen vacuum packed or deep frozen foods, a healthy and amazing philosophy. Il Santo Bevitore

The restaurant Il Santo Bevitore is, undeniably, one of Florence’s best restaurants in regards to the quality of the food, the vast selection of wines and the inviting atmosphere. It has a very cosmopolitan design and it is located in the heart of the Santo Spirito area. The owners Marco and Martina Baldesi and Stefano Sebastiani were childhood friends who grew up together in the Oltrarno and they have nurtured a passion for scrumptious food through their teenage years. The restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes and its suppliers are local farmers and seasonal producers. The menu changes every three months. Chef Luca Marin keeps an eye on quality while supporting the neighbourhood economy. The greengrocers from Santo Spirito and from San Frediano supply the restaurant with fresh fruit and vegetables, and every ingredient used in the kitchen. Their products are handpicked by artisan food producers of high-quality, from across Italy. Some examples of this are their delicious pecorino cheeses from Tuscany and Sardinia and their mouth-watering salamis from the Bottega of an artisanal producer in Gubbio, Umbria. Their cellar boasts over 200 different wines, mostly from Tuscany and the rest of Italy, but also from France. When the owners opened the restaurant, 14 years ago, they asked a group of their friends to help them clean the storefront, paint the walls and turn the grimy interior into a real restaurant. It has maintained the same simple yet elegant decor since its beginnings, composed by dark wood tables and paper placemats. A must-go for all foodies!


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GENOVA MUST SEE The major port city of north-western Italy is situated in the centre of the Ligurian coast and sheltered by a mountain range, it is a secure harbour. The name Genoa means “knee”, or in otherwise “angle” in Ligurian and it refers to its geographical position.There are traces of a powerful ancient maritime city that you can easily notice as you walk through the best places of Genoa, Piazza de Ferrari, Strada Nuova o Via Garibaldi (World Heritage), St. Lawrence Cathedral, Museum of Oriental Arts (the biggest in Europe), among others. If you travel to Genoa, you must visit its famous Aquarium, situated in the Old Harbour, now transformed into a shopping centre. You must visit also “La Laterna”, the oldest lighthouse in the World.

GENOVA WHERE TO SLEEP Grand Hotel Savoia

Built in 1897, GRAND HOTEL SAVOIA is Genoa’s precious jewel, it is located close to Christopher Columbus Monument, Genoa City Hall, and Fiera di Genova. Hotel Grand Savoia is the leader of hospitality business. The building is astonishing and gives you the feeling of going back into the Renaissance era while you walk through its doors. The interiors of Grand Hotel Savoia are evocative with a fine touch of luxury and elegance. The rooms are spacious with great fresh colours but also with a balanced decoration. Composed by Aristocratic and Arabic elements, it is the perfect experience if you are visiting Genoa either for business or pleasure.

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GENOVA WHERE TO EAT DEL CAMBIO

It is no surprise that we enjoyed our meal so much at DEL CAMBIO Restaurant, one of the most elegant restaurants in Italy. Since it opened in 1757, the restaurant Del Cambio has been a significant address for beauty and food lovers. Today, the mesmerizing decoration and furnishing from the 19th century, brought back its original charm and splendour. Meanwhile, some works created by Martino Gamper, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Izhar Patkin, Pablo Bronstein and Arturo Herrera are engaged in an insightful conversation with the past. Matteo Baronetta is the young and talented chef that leads the kitchen who bravely and respectfully interprets the typical recipes of piedmont cuisine. The regional excellence meets unusual and unexpected ingredients looking for an equilibrium. The wines chart is wide and of the highest level and is led by the piedmontese labels with some connoisseur’s awless pearls.

TORINO MUST SEE We are on the road again, curious to discover more about Italy, and it has been a flavourful experience. As we are reaching the end of our journey, we need to say how grateful we are for all the hospitality and kindness we encountered in each visit. Torino is our final destination, where business and art meet together. It is sitting in the northwest corner of Italy, nearby the river Po in the Italian region of Piemonte and surrounded by the Alps from west and north. During our visit to Torino (Turin) we’ve learn that it was the first capital of Italy, in 1865. The fourth largest city in Italy behind Rome, Milan and Naples, it is a Baroque city with streets highlighted with piazzas, porticoes, and cafés. The culinary world of this city is enriched by very rare white truffles, vermouth wine, and solid chocolate. The slow food movement which defends the use of local ingredients celebrating the art of enjoying a long unhurried meal was started in Bra, near Turin.


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HOTELS WE COVET LE BEAU RIVAGE

Beau-Rivage Genève

Right in the heart of Geneva stands the most charming hotel in

CovetED has been travelling all over the world for over two years now and experiencing some of the most incredible hotels in existence. Each of them took our heart in its own way with its particular history and charm. Now it’s time to proudly share with you Beau Rivage history

the city, counting already 150 years of existence. Five generations later, the Beau Rivage is still run by the Mayer family and that’s exactly a sense of familiar intimacy that we feel as soon as we cross the threshold and are welcomed by the impeccable staff. Nowadays, the hotel is managed by Alexandre Nickbarte, who kindly showed us around the hotel. Throughout the hotel, we can find unique artefacts from the past, such as very well preserved staff uniforms from the beginning of the 20th century and original fireplaces that recall us golden days. In the second floor, we were shown two beautiful rooms that have been kept almost the same along the years, with only a few changes, to offer modern amenities required for modern times. They are both overlooking the Mont Blanc and the snowy mountains, as well as the famous Jet d’Eau water fountain.


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Salon suite Sissi

In one, we found a painting of the Maharaja of Patiala, Yadavin-

like the big check-in book from the beginning of the 20th cen-

dra Singh, which was offered the Mayer family by the Maharaja

tury, very well preserved with hand written records of all the

himself, after staying in the hotel for the Geneva Convention

guests who stayed at The Beau Rivage. The proveniences are as-

in the 1920’s. We can see the Maharaja pictured in all his glo-

tonishing! Distinguished guests from all over the world, the five

ry, with a diamond covered turban, crown and necklace. “The

continents, favoured this hotel as their home away from home,

diamonds were used as a form of protection. So, the Maharaja

in Europe, which is something of great importance, since, at that

believed that the more diamonds he wore, the more protected

time, it took several days to travel from one side of the Atlantic

he was”, Mr. Nickbarte explains, adding that there was a lot of

to the other.

expectation when the Maharaja arrived - “the staff was expect-

The hotel is full of history, for sure, but it’s beautiful to see how

ing to see him dressed in his grandeur but he arrived dressed in

the past was so well preserved and perfectly merged with the fu-

a completely normal European fashion for the time. Everybody

ture to be able to always correspond to the guests’ needs, which-

was a bit disappointed” he laughs.

ever the era. In 1873, for example, Beau-Rivage installs the first

But the Maharaja is not the only celebrity to have experienced

elevator in Switzerland, one of only three existing in the world.

the Beau Rivage over the years. Empress Elisabeth of Austria,

After four years of the enclosure during the Second World War,

and Queen of Hungary, famously known as Sissi, along with

the hotel reopened and made the first renovations of the post-

numerous other crowned leaders, heads of state and individuals

war and contemporary era.

of international notoriety have left their imprint on the history

Fast forward, and 2017 arrives with eight brand new top-floor

of the hotel. We can see it not only through memories like the

unique suites, including six duplex apartments ranging from 100

Maharaja’s hanging on the walls but also through small treasures

to 150 square metres and two apartments of 150 and 250 square


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Le Chat-Botté restaurant

metres. All with a unique style, a private spa bathed in daylight, exceptional views, unique volumes and an extremely comfortable bed from which you can admire the stars if you wish. The new suites were created by top interior design firms Pierre-Yves Rochon and Leila Corbett Elwes. A special note to the cuisine. CovetED was presented with a superb dinner from Le Chat-Botté, the restaurant lead by Michelin-starred chef Dominique Gauthier, known for his exquisite cuisine, its closeness to nature, the sense of wonder and memories it evokes, with roots in childhood. Natural products of the finest quality, Mediterranean colours and scents, simple yet so delicious dishes and handmade desserts were the perfect ending to a long day for us. Beau Rivage is a member of the select club “Leading Hotels” of the World. We were impressed not only by the excellence of the service we witnessed but also by the richness of its past and the way the hotel breaths this richness through every wall while offering the best amenities from modern times. Soufflé de Scampi et Caviar Ana

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HOTELS WE COVET GALLERY PARK HOTEL

Restored in 2008, this guest a year later. 24-room luxury hotel is a real heaven for empire style lovers. The interior design of the Gallery Park Hotel has a strong influence by seafarers–, since it was the residence of Latvia`s biggest shipping company and part of Navy`s Baltic command for many years. The bar inside is dedicated to this period and has a collection of historical photos and some sailor requisite. Managers of the hotel have made an incredible job by collecting dozens of original interior objects and expensive antiques. For instance, in a luxury hall you can find gold plating wallpapers, created with the same technology from the beginning of 20th century; in the next room, in the corner, you will recognize the antique piano or clavichord, that have been restored by a musician to its original playing quality; between the lobby and the lunchroom, you will see an absolutely unique doorway, that was bought in France and dates the same year as the whole building. The truth is that every single interior object in the Gallery Park Hotel has its own story, truly worth visiting. So let’s start our design tour inside this “piece of art” in the heart of Riga. Once you enter, the reception area is resplendent with carved oak furniture finished with green leather. The next thing you see is the magnificent French floor-mounted

UNESCO heritage in the center of Riga, Latvia

lanterns and Persian carpets, which are more than a century old. Each of the guest rooms and suites on the 2nd and 3rd floors are decorated in the style of Napoleon lll, while the 4th floor has a modern contemporary style featuring

As soon as you walk through the enormous iron gates and

such famous design objects as “Egg” and “Swan” chairs

step into the magnificent lobby of genuine neo-classical

(Arne Jacobsen), “Teddy Bear” chairs (Hans J. Wegners),

style building, you immediately feel as if you were “mov-

lamps designed by Poul Henningsen and tables (Isamu

ing backwards in time” into the beginning of 19th centu-

Noguchi). The Royal and Imperial Suites are decorated

ry. Gallery Park Hotel is located in a beautiful historical

with original art objects and expensive antiques from

building dated from 1875, which is protected by UNES-

France, Denmark and Belgium. In addition, each room has

CO as a World Heritage. Spirit of French elegance, luxury

a panoramic view of the Kronvalda Park, the Art Museum

antique furniture and extravagant designer décor – all of

and famous Riga’s boulevards.

these elements create a unique atmosphere of the 5-star

It’s already a fact that this hotel has plenty of amazing

hotel in the heart of Riga, the capital of Latvia.

stories to tell. So, if you are a fan of luxury design and


Gallery Park Hotel

Gallery Park Hotel

Gallery Park Hotel

historical objects, this is definitely a palace for you to stay

me restaurant gives a good impression about local cuisine

in Riga. Several celebrities have already stayed here, such

and scores on every single measure: the outstanding taste

as Robbie Williams, Katy Perry, the India Prince and other

of food and presentation, the excellent service and, above

relevant EU diplomats.

all, the experience.

To complete this overview about Gallery Park Hotel,

We truly honour this amazing Hotel and we highly rec-

there is a modern jet-stream pool, sauna and fitness room.

ommend a visit to Gallery Park Hotel - a unique luxury

Luxury Gallery SPA was designed by the Italian architect

boutique hotel with high-level service and excellent ambi-

Gianluigi Landoni and is decorated with beautiful mosaic

ent. It is definitely for you if you’re on the lookout for an

tiles and Italian natural stone. Treat yourself to a surpris-

intimate and elegant stay in Riga.

ing world of Latvian and French cuisine at the award-winning gourmet restaurant RenommĂŠ. It was named as one of the five best restaurants in Europe with some of the finest contemporary cuisine and sample wines that suit any palate. Feeling intrigued? Oh, you should be! Renom-

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HOTELS WE COVET HILTON TALLINN PARK

Modern Interior With Estonian Art This summer Hilton has opened its first property in Estonia, with the unveiling of the Hilton Tallinn Park. Located around a mile from the capital city’s Old Town, the 202-room hotel is located next to Politsei Park. The architectural solution for the hotel Hilton Tallinn Park was created by Estonian architect Meelis Press and the interior design was prepared by Finnish design company dSign Vertti Kivi & Co. The drawing of the interiors was provided by Allianss Arhitektid OÜ, while the lighting was completed by specialists of Hektor Light, one of the best Estonian company in this area. In terms of furniture, the elements in all areas are either carefully selected from well-known design brands, or unique designs by Estonian designers and one-off solutions manufactured by Estonian companies according to the architects’ drawings. DelightFULL and Tom Dixon are two of the world TOP design brands featured here. The ambience of Hilton Tallinn Park has a restrained and crisp Nordic look using natural materials, the overall light and moderate colour scheme – black, hues of white, grey and beige. It is occasionally accentuated with a touch of purple and gold and particular spaces are emphasised with extravagant elements. In the spectacular entrance, there are hundreds of MIRROR BALL pendants welcoming guests into the new hotel. The task of finding lighting fittings for the Hilton Hotel was a major challenge for everyone involved, since this type of luxury hotel had never been built in Estonia before. The planning for the new hotel began from the purpose of replacing the old Soviet-era hotel. Demolition works went quickly, while at the same time new ideas and solutions were being born. It was understood that the interior of the hotel had to be luxurious, while possessing a positive aura as well. It is highly gratifying that the contracting entity is able to appreciate the value of handcrafted, timeless lighting fittings.

Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel, Atomic suspension lamp by Delightfull


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Ürjo Jõks, the chief of Hektor Light recalls how everything first began. Initially, a kinetic ceiling had been planned for the lobby, in which a large number of grouped together pendant light fittings were supposed to be placed in motion with the aid of several motors. Offers were submitted by many different manufacturers and various technical solutions were thought out, although due to safety concerns this unique ceiling was never realised. It was then that Tom Dixon’s custom solution was born – an extremely effective composition comprised of 150 mirror ball pendants. The hotel has a large number of customised solutions when it comes to lighting fittings, created especially for this particular hotel. Right from the start, there was a consensus among everyone Gallery Park Hotel, Charles suspension lamp by Delightfull

about the lighting fittings offered by DelightFULL. They were selected for the restaurant and lobby sections of the hotel, and they proved to be the only suitable solutions. The hotel’s restaurant is located at a height of about 13 metres above street level, offering a beautiful view of the park. It is here that one can find Atomic and Charles, the magnificent retro style lighting fittings by DelightFULL. Without a doubt, the lobby is actually the hotel’s calling card. The space has a unique aura, being a pleasant and favourable place for getting together. It offers magnificence and dignity, luxury and exclusivity, yet cosy and open. The Ike lighting fittings by DelightFULL generate excitement, are prominent, and at the same time also blend in well with the interior design. Together with design furniture, art has always played an important part in the Hilton Hotels, so nearly 460 paintings were commissioned for the new building. Large-format, mostly abstract works by painters Katrin Karu ja Natalia Koreshkova are em-

Gallery Park Hotel, Charles suspension lamp by Delightfull

bellishing the general areas, smaller canvases in the hotel rooms are by painter Maria Simson. Some paintings depict famous Estonians like the composer Arvo Pärt, the national poet Lydia

“Tallinn was founded in 1248 and became a major trade hub especially between the 14th and 16th century thanks to its location on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Today Tallinn is known as the Silicon Valley of Europe, being the birthplace of many international companies including Skype. At the same time, Tallinn’s old town is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe with gorgeous houses and an impressive city wall. This makes the city a great destination for a short break.”

Koidula, or Fr. Reinhold Kreutzwald, author of the national epic “Kalevipoeg”. Distinctive character, extreme attention to details and construction quality, and accordance with the established high standards of the Hilton Hotels chain are the distinguishing features of the Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel. It’s all about the details. Architect: Meelis Press Main building construction contractor: AS Merko Ehitus Eesti Designer: Allianss Arhitektid Interior design author: dSign Vertti Kivi & Co. Lighting fittings: Hektor Light

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HOTELS WE COVET ARMANI

Armani Hotel in Milan

CovetED Edition travelled to Milan, Italy, to visit and experience a unique world of harmony and privacy, with a mix of calm and luxury fostered in pure Armani style, imparting a new aesthetic excellence to the concept of comfort. The Armani Hotel Milano is the second hotel under the Armani Hotels & Resorts banner, a collaboration between Giorgio Armani S.p.a., one of the world’s most prestigious fashion brands and Emaar Properties PJSC, the creator of iconic development projects. The launch of the Armani Hotel Milano has followed the opening of the world’s first Armani Hotel in Dubai, located within Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The aesthetic of Armani Hotel Milano is unique. Giorgio Armani has lent his personal design touches to this rationalist style building, originally designed by Enrico A. Griffini in 1937. The Armani Hotel Milano experience is epitomised by a unique concept of service delivered by the Lifestyle Department. Lifestyle Managers are the point of contact for guests, whose every need and wish will be fulfilled with discreet assistance at all times. Guests will be looked after from the moment they make a reservation, with personal care that facilitates every requirement and responds to every need. As soon as guests arrive in the lobby looking out on Via Manzoni, their Lifestyle Manager will be on Armani Hotel in Milan

hand to welcome them and take them to the seventh floor.


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Armani Hotel in Milan

Armani Hotel in Milan, Suite

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Armani Hotel in Milan, spa

The Armani Hotel Milano, located in the heart of the city, with-

Our favourite space is the Armani/Ristorante located on the sev-

in the extraordinary palazzo at Via Manzoni 31, offer 95 rooms

enth floor of the Armani Hotel in Milan that has been award-

and suites with a variety of options: from Armani Deluxe Rooms

ed one Michelin Star at the end of 2015. Backlit onyx elements,

(up to 44 square metres) to Armani Signature Suites, ranging

furniture and gentle background music create the perfect atmo-

from 190 to 203 square metres, on two levels connected by a

sphere to enjoy a casual lunch or an aperitif before dinner, not to

magnificent stairway that makes a striking architectural impact.

mention the cocktail parties and after dinner live music enter-

Mini-bars, high-tech amenities, cupboards that vanish into the

tainment. An internal connecting bridge has been designated as

walls – referencing the passion for order and sense of space pur-

a smoking area.

sued by Giorgio Armani over many years in his own homes – create an atmosphere of warmth and restraint within a commo-

Their role is to anticipate guests’ needs from the first moment of

dious setting.

the journey, both within and outside the Armani Hotel Milano and to ensure that guests get the most out of their stay and visit

The eighth floor, covering an area of 1,000 square metres, is en-

to Milan: from facilitating the check-in procedure in the com-

tirely devoted to beauty and relaxation, bringing together a range

fort of the suite, to personalizing the stay with customized SPA

of treatments and therapies that promote physical and mental

treatments or with a dinner in the panoramic restaurant of the

harmony and wellbeing. The Armani/SPA consists of six dedi-

hotel. The purpose of the Lifestyle Manager is to extend Giorgio

cated treatment rooms, a Couples Suite – for the inseparable – a

Armani’s hospitality to each and every guest and to make him

fitness gym and a relaxation pool. The sunscreen walls that filter

feel as relaxed as he would be in his own home.

out the bright light and the roof with its magnificent view of the skyline establish a slightly surreal mood.


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Armani Hotel in Milan, restaurant

Armani Hotel in Milan, restaurant

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Intercontinetal Estoril Hotel

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INTERCONTINENTAL ESTORIL Situated on the splendorous and influential town of Cascais,

which customers can delight themselves in healthier yet scrump-

in Avenida Marginal, the magnificent InterContinental Estoril

tious meals and be bestowed upon the most beguiling views of

finds itself on the oceanfront of the Atlantic, benefiting from an

the ocean while sipping on a delicious cocktail or dining fine sea-

enthralling coastline. It is a region fulfilled with heritage and cul-

food dishes or tapas. It is the perfect place for long-time friends

ture and one of the main attractions for tourists, who can easily

to get together or for informal business meetings. In the second

access to the main areas of Lisbon. Providing a wide variety of

case, they even benefit from a highly prearranged menu by the

experiences, from Portuguese traditions to gastronomy, the In-

hotel’s skilled culinary team led by Chef Jorge Fernandes, always

terContinental Estoril has a proficient group of individuals that

with the intent of elucidating the innovative appeal of Portu-

work tirelessly to create the best setting possible.

guese cuisine.

It comes from a historical and prestigious chain of InterContinental Hotels, that came to fruition in 1946 by Pan American

In addition, guests can enjoy from a lobby lounge characterised

World Airways and, since then, a series of hotels have been estab-

for a warmth and comfortable setting that offers breakfast in

lished in Portugal and worldwide. Each hotel has its own charm

the mornings to the sound of the Atlantic Ocean. Luxury reigns

and elegance, assembling an ultimate source of cultural experi-

over the guestrooms and suites, as one can count with king-size

ences and cosmopolitan luxury.

beds, contemporary styled interiors with lavish furnishings, pri-

Regarding hospitality and catering trade services, the momen-

vate terraces, amongst other accommodations aside from the ex-

tous hotel offers exquisite spaces, such as the neighbouring

orbitantly alluring views to the ocean that these sophisticated

Ocean Spot Pool Bar and the Atlântico Bar and Restaurant, in

chambers comprise.


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Intercontinetal Estoril Hotel

Intercontinetal Estoril Hotel, Suite

Intercontinetal Estoril Hotel, Suite

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SOFITEL PARIS LE FAUBOURG

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg Hotel

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg is celebrated for offering the ultimate luxury experience to its guests. Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg is celebrated for offering the ultimate luxury experience to its guests. Located in the heart of the city, more

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg Hotel, Suite

precisely between monumental landmarks, such as the tantalising and beloved Champs ElysĂŠes and the historical Place de la Concorde, the hotel is literally adjacent to the Louvre Museum and the Grand Palais. This strategic geographic location allows guests the opportunity to fully experience and comprehend at first-hand the culture, lifestyle and history of the Parisian society. The 5-star hotel was conceived in a glamorous project of hospitality design by Didier Gomez, whose work style is best described as eclectic while always comprising Parisian elegance and grandeur. Gomez conceded to every room a touch of modernity and warmth, through the use of, for example, grey stone walls, gold accents, stunning mirrors and daring chandeliers.

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg Hotel, Suite


HOTELS WE COVET // Paris Le Faubourg is characterised by a combination of 18th-century sophistication with contemporary designs, thus the interiors of the hotel are decorated with a wide variety of furniture and fabrics made from the finest materials and manifesting ornamented patterns and colours. Coalescing notions of architectural harmony and contrast, upon entering certain spaces, guests are immediately bestowed to pieces of classical traces, such as Louis XV armchairs, minimalist tables, geometric art styles, and graceful galleries and photographs depicting muses on the corridors, which give foundation to the gargantuan influence that fashion has in Paris. Supporting a cluster of magnificent and awe-inspiring amenities and accommodations, the hotel features 147 guestrooms and suites, including the Opera Suite and the Couture Apartment, in which the architect of interiors, Didier Gomez, created a serene and intimate setting. Discriminating a few selected, in the Couture apartment, guests can benefit from the most astounding views over the roofs of Paris, which are simply awe-inspiring. The glamorous penthouse displays a majestic use of colours, from black to ivory, to golden tones represented in Art Deco style. On another note, the Opera suite is a reinterpretation of an 18th-century mansion that features elements from the contemporary world as well as Haute couture. The suite is best described for its femininity and sensuous richness, particularly with the glamorous lamps placed beside the bed. The bedroom also has a steamy bathroom that can be separated from the room by golden curtains. Featuring one of the most astonishing lounges in the world, the Prestige Suite is renowned for its warm and vivid ambience with a palette of gold, bronze and gleaming chrome decor. Overall, it blends a supreme mix of art, fashion and design oozing off modernity and glamour. Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg Hotel,

Moving on to the restoration services, the Bar du Faubourg fits the purpose of a social area. Bedecked with shades of maroon and gold, multiple fashion photos and refined boudoirs sofas are strategically placed in order to create the best environment possible in terms of comfort, while permanently reminiscing over the 18th-century and Parisian spirit. Designed by Yannick AllĂŠno with a modern brasserie approach, the restaurant Stay Faubourg disposes of a wide range of delectable dishes to choose from a carefully organised menu. In conclusion, each installation of the Sofitel hotel chain has an exceptional combination of French art de Vivre and local customs bursting with haute couture and luxury.

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YOO COLLECTION - RIO JANEIRO

Yoo Collection Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

With a singular vision to enrich lives with extraordinary living

An excellent example of this prominence is the recent Yoo2 Rio

spaces, the group brings its unique design-led philosophy to ho-

de Janeiro, designed by the YOO Studio in London. And who is

tels, real estate, furnishings, energy and capital. This worldwide

YOO? With more than 80 projects from all around the world

renowned luxury hotel brand, the YOO Collection, brings to-

since 1999, YOO Worldwide is a collaboration between Philippe

gether the most distinct Creative Directors and the notorious

Starck and John Hitchcox “to bring a unique and innovative ap-

YOO Studio with some of the world’s most sublime destinations

proach to designing branded developments in the international

and flawless yet personal service.

property market.” – states John Hitchcox. YOO’s founder and CEO love for design and property is in fact in his blood, consid-

In a world in which daily routines are getting more and more

ering that his grandfather was already a property developer, and

tiring and repetitive, interior design is conquering an increasing

his father and sister are architects.

importance in people’s lives, since it gives a house a totally new dimension. They are no longer a mere physical space in which we

“While travelling the world I spotted a unique business opportu-

eat and sleep. Our homes are our most sacred retreats, in which

nity within the property industry: to bring New York-style loft

we are free to express ourselves through the decoration and inte-

living to London. Hence, I co-founded the Manhattan Loft Cor-

rior design. The same happens when choosing the hotel for the

poration.” – the designer explains.

holidays or even a conference.

As a brand, YOO has won a reputation for ‘place-making’ and

The comfort is no longer the only thing we look for in a hotel.

unlocked a whole new mindset as to what and where a “home”

Of course, it is important. But nowadays, the most renowned

could be. The Manhattan Loft Corp grew into a hugely successful

hotels in the world get distinguished also because of their unique

business, revolutionising the British landscape, and challenging

interior design and exquisite pieces of decoration. The interior

the traditional definition, as to what was a viable, and most im-

designer, the signature and the concept imprinted in the decora-

portantly, desirable ‘home’. By the late nineties, John Hitchcox

tion are all key factors that make one hotel distinct and so special

was craving a global challenge – that circulated around his pas-

among an immense sea of competitors.

sion for working with designer Philippe Starck - YOO was born.


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Yoo Collection Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, suite

Yoo Collection Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, elevator

Yoo Collection Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Yoo Collection Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, suite

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YOO Hotels and Resorts is the latest venture of the YOO Group, combining design-led lifestyle, great service (they serve like they design), unique experiences and two new hotel brands. YOO2 Hotels are designed by the YOO studio combining the local soul of the destination with the international flair of the YOO studio design. The Group brings together some of the world’s most renowned names of interior design, such as the partnership with Philippe Starck. Working with all of the Group’s designers is firstly a lot of fun. It is highly rewarding to work with all those creative minds to develop residential projects around the world for YOO. And of course, the result could only be a tremendous success. The vision behind YOO is simple: they want to improve the quality of people’s lives through beautiful design. “YOO is about you” - to create new communities of like-minded people within vertical villages: places where people meet, connect, socialise, interact, mingle, launch and love. YOO environments are about people with design drawing people together; the access to some of the world’s greatest design talent and the YOO studio is unparalleled in the world. Although we are talking about one unique Group, each designer has their own personal style, with the common denominator that every YOO project is about bringing people together and enhancing the quality of life through their designs. Yoo Collection Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, restaurant


HOTELS WE COVET // YOO2 Rio de Janeiro is the first YOO2 hotel (“with many more to follow”, says proudly John Hitchcox). YOO2 hotels are vibrant and personal – it’s a boutique design hotel option with outstanding service, local soul and the opportunity to connect with a like-minded local and international community. It’s perfect for the young at heart urban explorer looking for the perfect mix of convenient location, uniquely designed extraordinary living spaces with local soul, seamless service and a social atmosphere. From a design perspective, the hotel has been designed by the YOO studio in its entity, using the local culture as inspiration, combining it with the international flair of the YOO studio, which results in a vibrant style appealing to the modern urban explorer. When asked to describe YOO Group in three words, John Hitchcox promptly answers: “Contemporary, Imaginative, Sophisticated”. In terms of forecasting, the Group has launched a few residential projects this year, such as the YOO on the Park, set in the vibrant heart of Midtown Atlanta and it will have a six-story façade of living greenery and an exceptional array of amenities and services focusing on today’s health-conscious, active lifestyles.

“We will hopefully be announcing the opening dates for further YOO2 and the first YOO collection hotel soon. Our pipeline is looking great, so watch this space! “

Yoo Collection Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, restaurant

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RESTAURANTS WE COVET LA RESERVE AND PAGODE DE COS

La reserve and Pagode de Cos restaurant

With a different vision of luxury, the five-star Tour Hotel La Reserve is best described for its subtlety and refined simplicity. Offering the ultimate sense of privacy to its guests, La Reverse is an exceptional setting situated between Rue de Faubourg Saint-HonorÊ and Avenue Montaigne. A stay at La Reserve is an assured unforgettable experience and peaceful encounter with the fashionable capital, since it provides the most spellbinding views over the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon and the Concorde obelisk. The Luxury Hotel is owned by Michel Raybier and features an unparalleled nineteen-century Parisian classiness and exuberance on top of representing the Belle Époque style. Conveying Haussmann-style aesthetics, luminous spaces are enriched with bewildering marble fireplaces, opulent textiles and lavishly polished materials. Furthermore, the hotel has a library earmarked for guests, a smoking lounge, an exclusive 16-metre indoor pool, a remarkable fitness centre, and finally a worthy display of landLa reserve and Pagode de Cos restaurant

scape design with a dazzling inner courtyard.


RESTAURANTS WE COVET // Comprised of twenty-six electrifying and colossal suites, as well as fourteen rooms, the majestic hotel has a tremendously serene and glamorous ambience that can be translated over the silky hung walls, velvety drapes, waffle weave fabrics and antique furniture pieces, adding a whole new layer to the decor. In a devoted ambition of fulfilling every guest needs with the utmost discretion, each room has its own butler service available upon request, to provide homelike hospitality, whose comfort reigns above all. For the well-being and relaxation of each guest, the rooms are quite airy spaces and count with the assistance of an interactive gadget to control the television, the temperature and lighting. Moreover, the striking bathrooms, which are also properly generous, are made from Carrara and Turquin blue marble. Concerning some of the most eminent suites, which are a tribute to Parisian decorative arts and lifestyle, stand the Grand Palais Suite, the Elysée Suite, the Imperial Suite, the Presidential Suite, the Duc de Morny Suite, amongst several others. They are distinguished by lengthened lounge areas, private bars, sophisticated bedrooms, marble bathrooms with Italian-styled showers, and decorative enhancements, such as herringbone patterned floors, bespoke wallpapers or upholstered seatings. Not to mention the marvellous sceneries and views each one provides, from the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower to the gilded sculptures of Alexander III Bridge to the glass roof or nave of Grand Palais, it is an immersive and aesthetic involvement in the Parisian culture and history. Regarding wellness, La Reserve offers a unique spa treatment with three rooms in the outskirt area of the swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a peaceful environment to release all the negative energies from a pressure-charged routine. With anti-aging products, deep-rooted massages, tailored treatments of the body adapted to each individual’s needs and cosmetics for men and women, this spa successfully guarantees the rehabilitation of your body and soul. One of the most exquisite features of the Hotel is the magnificent restaurant dubbed as La Pagode de Cos, honouring Cos d’Estournel, the admired and vintage wine exported all over the world. Owned by Michael Reybier, those who have the fortunate pleasure of attending such venue will benefit from an innovating menu prudently selected by the notorious French chef, Jérôme Banctel. Guests can count with illustrious and scrumptious dishes, such as Gilthead seabream avocado, radish and Siamese sauce tartare, delicious scallops, lemongrass infused soup, Pineapple caramelised with Paï Mu Tan tea, and countless other possibilities. One thing is for certain, La Pagode de Cos will transport foodies into a bountiful spice journey of new flavours and textures.

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RESTAURANTS WE COVET GUY SAVOY

Winner of multiple Michelin stars for

sual and contemporary art productions

excellence in cuisine service, French

and decorative elements. From “Belles

chef, Guy Savoy is the owner a clus-

Bacchantes” to “Scènes de Paris”, these

ter of restaurants in Paris, such as the Restaurant Guy Savoy, Les Bouquinistes and Goût de Brioche as well as an eponymous restaurant in Las Vegas. Showcasing an immeasurable passion and understanding towards the art of cooking, the proficient chef regards cuisine as a disciplined and time-requiring process that is gratifying and submissive to all senses. Situated at the Monnaie de Paris, on the Left Bank of the treasured Seine river, Restaurant Guy Savoy is considered to be one of the greatest restaurants of our time, an actual distinction which was awarded by Lebey Guide. The menu provides a wide variety of scrumptious meals and fine French cuisine, including the distinguished artichoke soup with black truffle and layered mushroom brioche or the delicious roasted lobster with coral lentils and Verre Breton. The interiors of the restaurant emanate elegance and sophistication. Composed of six dining rooms, one can revel in the most vi-

mesmerising spaces deliver historical reminiscences and tributes to the great achievements of the city. These charming spaces also give the opportunity to glance over famed locations, like the Institute of France and the Seine, among many others. Mastering a diverse range of cooking methods, the chefs of the restaurant are able to transform and handle all types of flavours and seasonality, this way each dish is conceived to maximum precision. For Savoy, the history and the joy that a dish brings to his guests is one of the biggest achievements one could possibly hope for when creating these mouth-watering masterpieces, in his own words, “La Cuisine est l’art de transformer instanément en joie des produits chargés d’historie.” This truthful aphorism of Savoy is actually on display on the walls of the astonishing restaurant. Out of curiosity, the renowned British chef Gordon Ramsay was in fact trained by one of the world’s best: Guy Savoy.


RESTAURANTS WE COVET //

Guy Savoy Restaurant, Paris

Guy Savoy Restaurant, Paris

Guy Savoy Restaurant, Paris

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Plaza Aténée restauran

RESTAURANTS WE COVET PLAZA ATÉNÉE

“To eat more healthily and naturally is today both an expectation and a necessity that must be translated into the field of haute cuisine. Exceptional produce expressing their simplicity, a technique which has the elegance to take a step back to their benefit. This is the cuisine I sincerely love. Cuisine of Naturalness, released, freed. This very personal interpretation is indeed, here, in my restaurant at the Plaza Athénée.”


Following a philosophy of naturalness, legendary Monegasque chef, Alain Ducasse centres his cuisine menu around a trilogy of healthier and enriching nourishments to the body referring to fish, vegetables and cereal. Located at Plaza Athénée in Avenue Montaigne, the restaurant went through an extensive period of renovation which was concluded in 2014. Determined on producing high-quality dishes that entail environmental preservation, the chef sees the act of cooking as an adaptable process, therefore, he tends to hold a courteous perspective towards these natural resources with the assistance of an experienced team of multifaceted chefs headed by Romain Meder. In an organic effort to synchronise the interiors with that singular touch of naturalness, just like in Alain Duchasse’s cuisine, designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku made sure to highlight the veracity of the materials as well as organising the space in a way that guests would feel at their best, concerning privacy and overall experience. Eager to create a soft and marvellous decor, Ducasse’s restaurant presents solid oak tables with leathering seats, silky cushions and splendorous crystal chandeliers that exude glamour and serenity. Although, the dining room was refurbished, a series of elements were kept identical in order to uphold the history and essence of the prestigious venue. Additionally, the restaurant displays an exceptionally structured collection of tableware which were exhaustively worked by skilful and zealous artisans and designers, such as Tina Frey, Pierre Tachon and Gérard Crociani. Each piece has its own narrative leading to Ducasse’s ideologies for the restaurant. Characterised by a modest and rudimentary form, these sporadic and precious pieces handpicked by the French chef contrast in perfect harmony the existing difference between container and content. Guests can opt for a diversity of menus all representing the much yearned state of naturalness, from the Shojin Menu of Chinese origins to the Jardin-Marin Menu consisting of three half-courses, cheese and dessert. The most distinguished courses vary from the Gamberoni from San Remo which comes with avocado grilled on coffee beans as well as sea urchins, vegetables from château de Versailles with cedar seeds and mushrooms, and the beloved Brittany Langoustines with golden caviar which are served cold. The restaurant also serves an outstanding wine selection supervised by wine sommelier, Gérard Margeon. To sum up and in the wise words of Alain Ducasse, “To eat more healthily and naturally is today both an expectation and a necessity that must be translated into the field of haute cuisine. Exceptional produce expressing their simplicity, a technique which has the elegance to take a step back to their benefit. This is the cuisine I sincerely love. Cuisine of Naturalness, released, freed. This very personal interpretation is indeed, here, in my restaurant at the Plaza Athénée.”

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RESTAURANTS WE COVET DIVELLEC

Divellec Restaurant, Paris

With a different vision of luxury, the five-star Tour Hotel La Reserve is best described for its subtlety and refined simplicity. Offering the ultimate sense of privacy to its guests, La Reverse is an exceptional setting situated between Rue de Faubourg Saint-HonorÊ and Avenue Montaigne. A stay at La Reserve is an assured unforgettable experience and peaceful encounter with the fashionable capital, since it provides the most spellbinding views over the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon and the Concorde obelisk. The Luxury Hotel is owned by Michel Raybier and features an unparalleled nineteen-century Parisian classiness and exuberance on top of representing the Belle Époque style. Conveying Haussmann-style aesthetics, luminous spaces are enriched with bewildering marble fireplaces, opulent textiles and lavishly polished materials. Furthermore, the hotel has a library earmarked


RESTAURANTS WE COVET //

for guests, a smoking lounge, an exclusive 16-metre indoor pool,

marvellous sceneries and views each one provides, from the sil-

a remarkable fitness centre, and finally a worthy display of land-

houette of the Eiffel Tower to the gilded sculptures of Alexander

scape design with a dazzling inner courtyard.

III Bridge to the glass roof or nave of Grand Palais, it is an immer-

Comprised of twenty-six electrifying and colossal suites, as well

sive and aesthetic involvement in the Parisian culture and history.

as fourteen rooms, the majestic hotel has a tremendously serene

Regarding wellness, La Reserve offers a unique spa treatment

and glamorous ambience that can be translated over the silky

with three rooms in the outskirt area of the swimming pool.

hung walls, velvety drapes, waffle weave fabrics and antique fur-

Guests can enjoy a peaceful environment to release all the neg-

niture pieces, adding a whole new layer to the decor. In a devoted

ative energies from a pressure-charged routine. With anti-aging

ambition of fulfilling every guest needs with the utmost discre-

products, deep-rooted massages, tailored treatments of the body

tion, each room has its own butler service available upon request,

adapted to each individual’s needs and cosmetics for men and

to provide homelike hospitality, whose comfort reigns above all.

women, this spa successfully guarantees the rehabilitation of

For the well-being and relaxation of each guest, the rooms are

your body and soul.

quite airy spaces and count with the assistance of an interactive

One of the most exquisite features of the Hotel is the magnif-

gadget to control the television, the temperature and lighting.

icent restaurant dubbed as La Pagode de Cos, honouring Cos

Moreover, the striking bathrooms, which are also properly gen-

d’Estournel, the admired and vintage wine exported all over the

erous, are made from Carrara and Turquin blue marble.

world. Owned by Michael Reybier, those who have the fortunate

Concerning some of the most eminent suites, which are a tribute

pleasure of attending such venue will benefit from an innovating

to Parisian decorative arts and lifestyle, stand the Grand Palais

menu prudently selected by the notorious French chef, Jérôme

Suite, the Elysée Suite, the Imperial Suite, the Presidential Suite,

Banctel. Guests can count with illustrious and scrumptious dish-

the Duc de Morny Suite, amongst several others. They are dis-

es, such as Gilthead seabream avocado, radish and Siamese sauce

tinguished by lengthened lounge areas, private bars, sophisticated

tartare, delicious scallops, lemongrass infused soup, Pineapple car-

bedrooms, marble bathrooms with Italian-styled showers, and

amelised with Paï Mu Tan tea, and countless other possibilities.

decorative enhancements, such as herringbone patterned floors,

One thing is for certain, La Pagode de Cos will transport foodies

bespoke wallpapers or upholstered seatings. Not to mention the

into a bountiful spice journey of new flavours and textures.

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RESTAURANTS WE COVET SUSHISAMBA


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Sushisamba restaurant London

Sushisamba restaurant London

In one of the tallest buildings in London, with a mesmerising

We had the chance to taste amazing food and the pleasure to in-

360-degree view of the City, you can find SUSHISAMBA, anoth-

terview the restaurant’s Managing Partner, Shimon Bokovza and

er amazing and CovetEd restaurant!

with the Executive Chef, Claudio Cardoso. When asked what

At Sushisamba you’ll find “a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian

makes SUSHISAMBA unique and different from all the other

and Peruvian culture and cuisine” with a huge variety of food,

restaurants, the answer was clear: “Loyalty and longevity are not

from ceviche to miso soup and sashimi, everything in the same

easy elements to obtain in the restaurant business...and Sush-

place! The tuna ceviche and the scallops ceviche are big hits in

isamba enjoys both!”. This place enjoys one of the most amaz-

the menu, also “yellowtail taquitos with avocado and roasted

ing views in London! In the 38th floor, the restaurant features

corn miso and the signature Moqueca Mista jumbo shrimp,

the highest outdoor dining terrace in Europe, offering a supreme

squid, sea bass, mussels, clams, coconut milk, dendê oil, chimich-

360-degree view of the City. Everything starts in a panoramic

urri rice” are the long-time favourites in the restaurant, said the

elevator which reaches the top in 38 seconds. Once in the top,

Executive Chef, Claudio Cardoso. But, without any doubts, the

is difficult not to notice the iconic orange Tree Terrace that per-

big star of the menu is the inventive “Samba Rolls”, a creative in-

fectly transmits the style and energy of SUSHISAMBA.

vention of the restaurant’s skilled team of executive sushi chefs

Beyond the great food and experience given to the clients, it’s

and representative of the Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian tri-

impossible not to notice the beautiful interiors and decoration!

umvirate. For a perfect ending, one “firm favourite since day one

SUSHISAMBA London was designed by CetraRuddy, interna-

on the dessert menu is the Chocolate Banana Cake with maple

tional award-winning architecture, planning and interior design

butter, plantain chip, and vanilla rum ice cream”, said Claudio

firm. As Shimon Bokovza explained, “The design is earthy and

Cardoso. SUSHISAMBA promises to offer a truly unique expe-

casual yet sophisticated.

rience to their customers, and we had the pleasure to prove it!

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Building off of the brand’s Brazilian/Japanese cuisine, the design

architecturally inspiring ambience combining craft, art, nature

incorporates weathered wood, terrazzo floors inspired by the

and warmth that reinforces the power of the SUSHISAMBA’s

patterns of Ipanema and Rio de Janeiro, walls of unique street

inventive cuisine”, said Shimon Bokovza, Managing Partner.

art, and sculptural banquets of wood and multi-hued leather”.

SUSHISAMBA will not stop here, it has a promising future! Next

The main goal of the architect was to create a memorable in-

summer, they will be opening in Covent Garden’s famed Opera

door/outdoor entertainment and dining experience, for that, and

Terrace within the historic Market Building. It is located at the

based on the British garden tradition, they build a unique “gar-

top of the Grade II listed building and comprises c. 9,000 sq. ft.

den in the sky”!

including a balcony, uniquely positioned with striking rooftop

In the main room, you can find a full height green trellis wall

views across the Piazza. They vow a bold and contemporary ren-

that extends to the 24-foot-high ceiling. Adding some dimension

ovation of the site and will then see the existing conservatory

to the area, you have a vault of bamboo, punctuated by hand-

replaced with a new Eric Parry glazed design, creating a stimu-

crafted lit coloured glass sculpture, creating a fantastic ambience.

lating visual addition that is sure to become an iconic element of

The different levels of the space are connected by a sweeping

the Market Building.

sculptural stairway of glass and metal. “CetraRuddy created an

We cannot wait to see this new project!


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LUIS ONOFRE

INTRODUCES HELLENIC GARDENS SS17

Photo credits: Frederico Martins Models: Evianne and Jonathan Sampaio | Styling: Fernando Bastos Pereira Makeup: Patricia Lima | Hair: Rui Rocha


FASHION //

It’s Spring Time! And Luis Onofre, one of the most renowned Portuguese fashion designers, proudly introduces his ultimate show collection named Hellenic Gardens SS17. Launched in 1999, the brand Luis Onofre does not need an extensive presentation. Luis Onofre is all about luxury shoes and accessories of extremely high quality, made of high-end materials combined with innovation and technology with the level of detail of a handmade production that has already conquered the whole world. It’s a brand that perfectly reinstates the fact that the sexiest shoe industry in the entire world is the Portuguese. Portuguese shoes or Luis Onofre shoes are a full set of feelings that make them an unparalleled experience of beauty and comfort. Hellenic Gardens SS17 features an exceptional collection full of colour, emotion and craft for Her and, for the first time ever, for Him. The various lines, curves, trajectories and dynamics presented in the collection honour “the purest expression of a drawing,” as stated. The new pieces “enter into dialogue with such unique scenery, in which design is the primordial force of expression”. This dialogue was shot in Covet House, a living celebration of design that offers an exceptional and absolutely memorable experience, surrounded by classic luxury and contemporary comfort. Conceived to be a mecca for designers, Covet House was absolutely the perfect stage for the campaign, since it gathers pieces of furniture by brands that, just like Luis Onofre, have broken the boundaries of style and conceived a new concept of design, combining comfort with innovation and taking Portugal abroad.

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Luis Onofre, have broken the boundaries of style and conceived a new concept of design, combining comfort with innovation and taking Portugal abroad.


FASHION //

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STYLE ICONS //

Rita

HAYWORTH

Rita Hayworth achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era’s top stars, featuring in a total of 61 films. Called by many as “love goddess” after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of that decade, Hayworth was also the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II. She was a talented actress and dancer, but also a woman who exuded style and beauty; a lady whose films and photos amaze us until today. Best known for her performance in the 1946 film, Gilda, in which she played the femme fatale, Rita Hayworth began her career being often cast as the exotic foreigner. Born Margarita Carmen Cansino, daughter of a Spanish father and an Irish-English descent mother, her features were unusual and mysterious, giving her a striking beauty for that time. However, Rita’s opportunities were limited to the small number of “exotic” roles due to her Mediterranean appearance. To fight against those limits, and in order to better appeal to American audiences, Rita took on her mother’s maiden name and changed her hairline using electrolysis and hair dye. And what a change - that long red hair soon became a signature, in a style that influenced thousands of women after her. And so it was born the Rita Hayworth we know today. Iconic as a redhead, she reportedly got her big motion picture break because she was willing to change her hair colour, while other actresses were not. She changed her hair colour eight times in eight movies! Her exquisiteness, her talent and her boldness made her a star. By that time, Rita was not only a leading woman but was also a leading fashion trendsetter. Jean-Louis, chief designer to the stars of the “Golden Age,” took her as his muse. She wore elbow length gloves, had pin waved locks, wore body hugging gowns that showed off her hour-glass figure and was often seen in lace and floral prints. In August 1941, the beautiful actress was featured in an iconic Life photo in which she posed in a negligee with a black lace bodice. This photo, shot by Bob Landry, made Hayworth one of the top two pin-up girls of the World War II era. For two years, Hayworth’s photograph was the most requested pin-up photograph in circulation - all the GIs had it on their lockers. In every occasion of Rita Hayworth’s life, she strived to be at her glamorous, provocative but classy best. In later life, she admitted being proud of being considered sexy without having done nude scenes ever. During her successful film career, Rita was a beauty icon that ladies aspired to look like. Over the years, many events defined the power of the posture and style of the actress. Fred Astaire, for instance, with whom she costarred, called her his favourite dance partner, because of her being so confident, provocative and sensual. At 5 foot 6 and with hazel-brown eyes, Hayworth soon became a style and beauty icon and was the face of MaxFactor in the 1940s. And by the end of that decade, she was also voted to have the world’s best lips. As a consequence of her beauty and stylishness, Hayworth was even considered one of the top 25 female motion picture stars of all time in the American Film Institute’s survey AFI’s 100 Years... 100 Stars. Proving that her influence lived long for herself, Hayworth-worn dresses can claim thousands when sold at auction. That’s what happened with the satin nightgown she wore for her famous World War II pin-up pictures, sold by Sotheby’s in 2002 for $26,888.

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Flos Website: www.flos.com/en Address: Via Angelo Faini, 2, 25073 Bovezzo (Brescia), Italy Foscarini Website: www.foscarini.com Address: via delle Industrie 27, 30020 Marcon, Ve, Italy Frédérique Constant Website: https://frederiqueconstant.com Address: Chemin du Champs des Filles 32, CH-1228 Plan-les-Ouates, Genève, Switzerland Gallery Park Hotel Website: http://galleryparkhotel.com Address: Krišjaña Valdemāra iela 7, Centra rajons, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia Genie Website: www.swissgenie.ch Address: Tunnelstrasse 29, 2540 Grenchen, Switzerland Germans Ermičs Studio Website: www.germansermics.com Address: Cruquiusweg 120 A, 1019 AK Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ghidini 1961 Website: www.ghidini1961.com Address: Via Gabriele D’Annunzio 27, 25069 Villa Carcina (BS), Italy Graça Viterbo Website: www.viterbo-id.com Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315 Grand Prix Website: www.grandprixwatch.ch Address: Montres GRAND PRIX Sàrl, Rue du Pré au Maire 10, CH - 2345 Les Breuleux, Switzerland Greg Natale Design Studio Website: www.gregnatale.com Address: 62 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia Gubi Website: www.gubi.dk Address: Klubiensvej 7-9, 2150 Nordhavn, Denmark Gucci Website: www.gucci.com Address: Via Tornabuoni 73/r, 50123 Florence, Italy Hamilton Conte Paris Website: www.hamiltonconte.com/en Address: 62 Rue Vaneau, 75007 Paris 07, France Harry Winston Website: www.harrywinston.com/en Address: Rue du Rhône 42, 1204 Genève, Switzerland Hazar Group Website: www.hazar.com/ Address: Macka Armani Residences Husrev Gerede Cd. Sehit Mehmet Sk. No:9 Besiktas Istanbul – Turkey Hilton Tallinn Park Website: www.hilton.com/Tallinn‎ Address: Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 23, 10147 Tallinn, Estonia Hublot Website: www.hublot.com Address: Ch. de la Vuarpillière 33, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland Imperiali Genève Website: www.imperiali-geneve.com Address: Place de Longemalle 19, 1204 Genève, Switzerland Intercontinental Estoril Hotel Website: www.intercontinental.com/Estoril Address: Av. Marginal 8023, 2765-249 Estoril, Portugal Interni Edition Website: http://interni-edition.com/ Address: Rue G. De Lombaerde, 41, 1140 Brussels, Belgium Interni Mobili & Design Website: www.internionline.it Address: Via Durini, 17, 20122 Milano, Italy Jaquet Droz Website: www.jaquet-droz.com Address: Allée du Tourbillon 2CH-2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland Jaime Haygon Studio Website: www.hayonstudio.com Address: C/ Convento De Santa Clara, 10, Puerta 9ª, 46002 Valencia, Spain JNL Collection Website: www.jnl.be Address: Avenue Edison, n°8, 1300 Wavre - Belgium Kartell Website: www.kartell.com Address: Via Filippo Turati, 5 - 20121 Milan Kerbedanz Website: www.kerbedanz.com Address: Rue des Moulins 51, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland Koket Website: www.bykoket.com Address: 9255 Center St, Ste 102 Old Town Manassas, Manassas, VA 20110, United States Komplot Design Website: www.komplot.dk Address: Poul Christiansen - Design Studio, Klosterstræde 13, DK-1157 Copenhagen K, Denmark La Pagode de Cos Restaurant Website: www.lareserve-paris.com/fr/actualites/la-pagode-de-cos Address: 42 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, France La Reserve Hotel Website: www.la-reservehotel.co.uk/home Address: 422-428 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1DU, UK Le Beau Rivage Hotel Website: www.hotel-beaurivage.com Address: 2 Rue Beau Rivage, 69420 Condrieu, France LcD Textile Edition Website: www.lcd-textile-edition.com Address: Rue des Victoires Françaises 8, 6220 Fleurus, Belgium Lignes de Demarcation Website: www.lignesdedemarcation.com Address: 9 rue Creuse 02400 Monthiers, France Lladró Website: www.lladro.com Address: Carretera de Alboraya s/n, 46016 Tavernes Blanques, Valencia, España Longines Website: www.longines.com Address: Rue des Noyettes 8, 2610 Saint-Imier, Switzerland Louis Erard Website: www.louiserard.ch Address: Rue de l’Ouest 2, 2340 Le Noirmont, Switzerland Luis Onofre Website: https://luisonofre.com/ Address: Rua Da Indústria, 77, Lt. 2, Travanca, Aveiro Ligne Roset Website: www.ligne-roset.com Address: 805 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States Luxury Living Group Website: www.luxurylivinggroup.com/ Address: Via Durini, 11, 20122 Milano, Italy Luxxu Website: www.luxxu.net Address: Rua Particular de Regueirais nº33, 4435-379 Rio Tinto, Porto, Portugal Maison Valentina Website: www.maisonvalentina.net Address: Rua Particular de Regueirais nº33, 4435-379 Rio Tinto, Porto, Portugal

Marcin Rusak Studio Website: http://marcinrusak.com Address: Unit 7D, High Cross Centre, Fountayne Road, N15 4QL London Mathey-Tissot Website: www.mathey-tissot.net Address: Avenue Krieg 7, 1208 Genève, Switzerland Maurice Lacroix Website: www.mauricelacroix.com Address: Rüschlistrasse 6, 2502 Biel, Switzerland Meridiani Website: www.meridiani.it Address: Via Birago 16, 20826 Misinto (MB), Italy Mido Website: www.midowatches.com Address: Industriestrasse 1, 5000 Aarau, Switzerland Movado Website: www.movado.com Address: 650 From Rd., Ste. 375 Paramus, NJ 07652-3556 USA Muuto Website: www.muuto.com Address: Østergade 36-38, DK-1100 Copenhagen, Denmark Norm.Architects Website: http://normcph.com Address: Snaregade 14, 1205 Copenhagen, Denmark Orciani Website: www.orciani.com Address: Via della Spiga, 15, 20121 Milano, Italy Oris Website: www.oris.ch Address: Ribigasse 1, 4434 Hölstein, Switzerland Palais Royal Hotel Website: www.domaine-palais-royal.fr Address: 8 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris, France Pepe Leal Website: http://pepeleal.com/esp Address: Calle de Castelló, 64, 28001 Madrid, Spain PFB Design Website: www.pfbdesign.com Address: 3 Square Rapp 75007 Paris – France Pierre DeRoche Website: www.pierrederoche.com Address: Le Revers 1, 1345 Le Lieu, Switzerland Pierre Frey Website: www.pierrefrey.com Address: 1-2 Rue de Furstenberg, 75006 Paris, France Plaza Athénée Website: https://www.dorchestercollection.com/en/paris/hotel-plaza-athenee/ Address: 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France Poltrona Frau Website: www.poltronafrau.com/en Address: Via Manzoni 30 – 20121, Milan, Italy Porada Website: www.porada.it Address: Via B. Buozzi, 2, 22060 Cabiate CO, Italy Powerhouse Studio Website: www.powerhouse.nl/en/ Address: Powerhouse Almere – Straat Van Florida 23 – 1334 Pa Almere Postbus 30136 – 1303 Ac Almere, The Netherlands Rado Website: www.rado.com Address: Bielstrasse 45, CH-2543 Lengnau, Switzerland Rebellion Timepieces Website: www.rebellion-timepieces.com/en Address: Chemin du Bief 4, CP 28, 1027 Lonay, Switzerland Restaurant Divellec Website: www.divellec-paris.fr Address: 18 Rue Fabert, 75007 Paris, France Restaurant Guy Savoy Website: www.guysavoy.com Address: Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris, France Riluc Website: ww.riluc.com Address: Zona Industrial da Várzea, n.º 13, 4780-584 Santo Tirso Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Website: www.bouroullec.com/ Address: 8 Rue Saint-Bon, 75004 Paris, France Ronda Website: www.ronda.ch Address: Hauptstrasse 10, 4415 Lausen, Switzerland Sahrai Milano Website: www.sahrai.com Address: Via Manzoni, 45, 20121 Milano, Italy Secto Design Website: www.sectodesign.fi Address: Kauppalantie 12, 02700 Kauniainen, Finland Skultuna Website: http://skultuna.com/se Address: Bruksgatan 8, 726 31 Skultuna, Sweden Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg Website: www.sofitel.com/Paris Address: 15 Rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris, France Sybille de Margerie Design Website: www.sybilledemargerie.com/en Address: Piazza S. Firenze 2 - 50122 Firenze, Italy Sushisamba London Restaurant Website: https://sushisamba.com/ Address: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, 39th Floor, London EC2N 4AY, United Kingdom Tag Heuer Website: www.tagheuer.com Address: Rue Louis-Joseph-Chevrolet 6, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland Tissot Website: www.tissotwatches.com Address: Chemin des Tourelles 17, 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland The Corinthian Club Website: www.thecorinthianclub.co.uk Address: 191 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1DA, UK Victorinox Website: www.victorinox.com Address: Hirschenplatz 12, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland Vista Alegre Website: www.vistaalegre.com Address: Lugar da Vista Alegre, 3830-292 Ílhavo, Portugal Voutilainen Website: www.voutilainen.ch Address: Comblémine 2, 2112 Môtiers, Switzerland Yoo 2 Rio de Janeiro Hotel Website: www.yoo2.com/riodejaneiro Address: Praia de Botafogo, 242 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22250-040, Brazil Yoo Group Head Office Website: www.yoo.com Address: 2 Bentinck Street, London W1U 2FA, United Kingdom Zenith Website: www.zenith-watches.com Address: Rue des Billodes 34, 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland

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