Summer 19 Issue

The Watercolour World: reviving paintings of the past

The Watercolour World is an ambitious online project to digitise the world’s watercolours and rescue this all-too-often overlooked but artistically and historically significant medium from being forgotten. It is creating a wealth of riches for all of us, says Michael...

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Designer Mary Katrantzou on the business of fashion

With a decade of successful collections behind her and a penchant for outside-the-box collaborations, Mary Katrantzou is a designer not only bursting with creativity but also with the business acumen to go truly global, as Carolyn Asome discovers Don’t underestimate...

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Photographer Thomas Demand on abstract perspectives

German photographer Thomas Demand has become celebrated for his compelling, sometimes shocking, abstract recreations of the everyday. He talks to Anna Wallace-Thompson about the homogenization of our worlds, finding power in the banal, and Saddam Hussein’s kitchen....

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In conversation with Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson

The Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson famously brought the sun to Tate Modern. He is now returning for a major retrospective this summer. He talks art, cuisine, and slumber with Christopher Kanal “I am incredibly happy about the whole thing,” Olafur Eliasson explains...

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Geoffrey Kent: Life on the thrillionaire trail

Expeditions to the remote and barely explored corners of the planet are not for everybody, but with the help of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent, destinations previously considered inaccessible to the tourist are now, at a price, within reach. From the...

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Maryam Eisler’s Icelandic photography series

When Maryam Eisler, LUX Contributing Editor and author of The Sublime Feminine, visited Iceland the results were spectacular At first glance, Iceland looks like what the Earth must have been at its very beginning, with the bleakness and sombre colours of the volcanic...

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Alpine living: Savills’ luxury chalets in St. Mortiz

St Moritz, in Switzerland’s Engadin, is an Alpine paradise in winter, with some of Europe’s best hotels for your skiing vacation. But it could be yours all year round with exclusive chalets for sale. Emma Love reports on the latest Savills offerings and the virtues of...

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Island life at the luxury resort of Baha Mar

There has never been a better time to luxuriate in the Bahamas, as Jenny Southan finds out at the new exclusive luxury resort of Baha Mar in Nassau on New Providence Island In an ever-more tumultuous world, the idea of escaping to an island holds much appeal. New...

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The success of Hublot’s artist collaborations

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot is letting artists design their timepieces, and their customers and collectors love them. Rachael Taylor examines a new trend in horological branding Hublot chief executive Ricardo Guadalupe was on a skiing holiday in the exclusive...

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Beneath the blue clay: Masseto’s new winery

Masseto, Italy’s most celebrated wine, is made from spectacular vineyards by the Tuscan coast, backed by ancient forests, looking out over the Mediterranean. This spring, it received a stunning new winery, whose wonders are all contained underneath the blue clay soil,...

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A guide to Rome for the modern traveller

Rome has a lot to offer the modern traveller beyond classical ruins, and at the heart of this burgeoning contemporary scene is the new Hotel de la Ville. Emma Love sings the city’s praises When Hotel de la Ville, high above the Spanish Steps in Rome, opens on 23 May...

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Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar: The pursuit of light

Franco-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, despite a childhood spent escaping war, then living in post- revolutionary Iran and enduring the subsequent prejudice, produces the most brilliantly coloured and life-affirming paintings. James Parry speaks with him ahead...

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Summertime in the alpine village of Andermatt

Andermatt is rapidly becoming one of Switzerland’s best year-round Alpine destinations. Already famed for its winter sports, the resort is now offering activities, accommodation and dining for summer, too, thanks to a major new development. Rob Freeman discovers the...

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Samih Sawiris: Let’s create a new industrial revolution

Mass automation will mean the majority of human beings will have little prospect of being in employment. It is essential both to provide for them with financial support, and to create a sense of purpose The transition to the era where the vast majority of people will...

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Monaco’s hottest new address: One Monte-Carlo

The new One Monte-Carlo development could just be the swankiest place in the world for you to hang out with your money, your trophy spouse, and your Ferrari Wander to your living room window, glass of Cristal in hand, open the balcony door and step out into a view of...

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Frieze NY Special: 6 artists creating new spaces

Space in the hands of today’s artists means not just making sculpture but also whole physical or digital environments that the spectator experiences. Clint McLean selects six explorers of these new worlds DEUTSCHE BANK WEALTH MANAGEMENT x LUX JULIE MEHRETU...

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Frieze NY Special: Zoe Whitley on the art of collaboration

Traditionally, art exhibitions have been directed by curators, but now there is a move to hand the reins over to the artist. As the eighth edition of Frieze New York gets underway, Zoe Whitley, curator of the British Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale, discusses how...

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