designer seated in a chair

Jörg Neuner, Head of the Gaggenau Brand Centre, speaks to LUX about heritage, handwork, and embracing a hybrid design philosophy…

architectural pavilion in a city

The beauty and purity of form of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s buildings around the world belie the marvels of engineering…

drummer on stage

The Lebanese architect and co-founder of the country’s biggest indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila on his beautiful homeland and what…

glass vessels

For product designer Tord Boontje, material is all. Whether made from upcycled blankets or crystals, his designs for anything from…

corridor and stairway

The legendary celebrity magnet Hôtel Costes in Paris is reopening with 38 spectacular new rooms and suites in a new…

terrace views

In the first of our four part luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief Darius Sanai…

immersive art installation

Blue-blooded art dealer Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst has always been known for her creativity. She has now teamed up with Pace Gallery…

selection of potatoes

Artisanal growers may be small scale but their care for the land and their produce is making a big impact…

women looking at art

In his first column for LUX, art collector, advisor and chairman of Masterpiece London Philip Hewat-Jaboor discusses the joys of…

man with handbags and watches

Joe McKenzie and his father Frank founded Xupes in 2009, selling a handful of pre-owned Cartier watches from their home…

performance art

Independent curator Eva Lin worked alongside French philosopher Bruno Latour and Martin Guinard to select contemporary artists and designers interrogating…

dancers

To celebrate the launch of their latest timepiece, Richard Mille invited choreographer Benjamin Millepied and composer Thomas Roussel to create…

women on the red carpet

Chopard’s Artistic Director Caroline Scheufele speaks to Torri Mundell about the Swiss company’s new Magical Setting range, aimed at creating…

man listening to music with headphones

British company Warwick Acoustics has developed a reputation for innovating and producing innovative audio technology. Their flagship headphone system, the…

woman with red hair

Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s artistic impressions of Veuve Clicquot’s new vintage La Grande Dame 2012 pay tribute to the…

German luxury appliance maker Gaggenau begins its search for three extraordinary makers and producers for their Respected by Gaggenau 2021…

sunken terrace

Iranian-born designer Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar does it all – interiors, architectural design, weddings. Whether large-scale events or private homes, a converted…

Millie Walton speaks to four design leaders – Bentley’s Stefan Sielaff, Gaggenau’s Sven Baacke, Tom Dixon and Cristina Celestino –…

dining table

Since launching in 2015, Hannah Lohan Interiors has developed a reputation for designing uniquely decorative spaces. The studio’s portfolio includes…

colourful dining room interior

Founded by interior designer Lauren Lozano Ziol and graphic designer Michelle Jolas, SKIN is a luxury interior design studio that…

Render of apartment

Two new apartment buildings in the Swiss village of Andermatt offer the calm and luxury of contemporary Alpine living. LUX…

Luxurious hotel bedroom

East London-based architecture and design practice Orms masterminded the renovation of Camden Town Hall Annexe in Kings Cross for The…

Exterior deck of yacht

Antony Sheriff has transformed the fortunes of Bernard Arnault’s yachtmaker Princess, creating boats that are stylish, in demand and environmentally…

fine jewellery

The heritage of Parisian jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels is being honoured by an exhibition at the Muséum National d’Histoire…

Octopus tentacles

The ancient art of steam cooking has gained new impetus with the revolution in healthy and mindful cuisine. Lisa Jayne…

Man wearing glasses

Erdem Moralıoğlu’s flagship store is in Mayfair, but the heart of this designer to the stars is in hip east…

Standing wine cabinet

British-owned business Spiral Cellars designs, makes and installs a range of luxury wine storage options from free-standing cabinets to bespoke…

Pastel coloured timepieces

The colourful collection of new limited edition Hublot timepieces features an uplifting pastel palette, alongside some bolder takes on Spring…

sports car on road at sunset

In the first of our supercar reviews, we take one of the world’s fastest convertibles for a spin: the Aston…

Exhibition of kitchen appliances

Last week, LUX attended the launch of Gaggenau’s new combi-steam ovens, presented alongside underwater artworks by artist Jason deCaires Taylor…

Monochrome image of models backstage

The weird and the wonderful come together in the extravagant creations of fashion designer and Comme des Garçons protégé, Kei…

Stainglass windows lining a corridor

Legendary French designer Philippe Starck gives Mark C. O’Flaherty his radical vision of the future: a time when designers won’t…

Historic jewelled brooch

The creations of quintessentially Parisian jewellery maker Chaumet may have been fit for an empress in the late 18th century…

Models on catwalk at fashion week

Rayan Al Sulaimani is the female entrepreneur behind the growing couture fashion house Atelier Zuhra. Since its launch in 2015,…

Contemporary style kitchen with stools

Of all rooms in the house, kitchens demand the best design for function as well as looks. Cultural critic Stephen…

Rooftop garden in a city landscape

Adrian Cheng has high hopes for the new K11 MUSEA in Hong Kong: to change the way retail, art and…

Abstract artwork with digital screen

Olivia Giuntini is brand director at family-owned Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet, known for its thoughtful artistic collaborations. LUX travels…

Fashionable kitchen with modern appliances

Originally established as an enamelling plant in 1948 by the Bertazzoni family, Smeg is now globally renowned for making stylish…

Man walking across stadium wearing watch

Richard Mille’s latest timepiece has been designed in collaboration with Italy’s football team manager Roberto Mancini to celebrate the sport’s…

Inside a knife making workshop

Whether cooking or dining, some of our most memorable experiences are steeped in history and heritage. Abi Smith speaks to…

Facade of a contemporary building at night

Is he the new Nick Jones? Is he the new Adam Neumann? Or is Francesco Costa a totally different type…

Man in a suit standing next to a red ferrari sportscar

No detail is small enough to escape Ferrari designer Flavio Manzoni’s razor-sharp focus. Rachael Taylor discovers how his expertise in…

Model leaning over a mirror wearing a red dress and diamond jewellery

Valérie Messika grew up playing with precious stones. Her father, Andre, was renowned in the diamond industry for decades, but…

Backstage image of a model wearing a tiara

Tiaras are the cult jewel of maison Chaumet, and their latest exhibition ‘Chaumet in Majesty’ at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco…

Dinner table laid out with champagne bottles and antique plates

This week, Ruinart opens the doors to a one bedroom luxury hotel concept created in collaboration with fashion designer Jonathan…

Model stands looking out of blinds wearing multiple jewels

Bvlgari brings back Hollywood decadence with their latest high jewellery collection inspired by 1950s cinema Long defined by its unconventional…

Models pose with lips puckered at fashion designer backstage

With a decade of successful collections behind her and a penchant for outside-the-box collaborations, Mary Katrantzou is a designer not…

Two businessmen standing beside a giant sculpture of a blue gorilla

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot is letting artists design their timepieces, and their customers and collectors love them. Rachael Taylor examines…

Contemporary concrete architectural entrance way to a building

Masseto, Italy’s most celebrated wine, is made from spectacular vineyards by the Tuscan coast, backed by ancient forests, looking out…

Entrance to grand country home through a flower garden

The Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons restaurant, run by chef Raymond Blanc, is at the forefront of the culinary…

Underground wine cellar with wooden barrels and concrete walls and ceilings

Italy’s most celebrated wine producer, Masseto, recently opened a stunning new underground wine cellar. Irene Belluci discovers Masseto’s new wine…

Architectural rendering of luxury beach side villa with a private plunge pool

Dutch designer Piet Boon’s eponymous studio envision every detail of a design from the exteriors to the interiors, lighting and…

Fashion look book with two images of models wearing suits and white heels

Mongolian designer Mandkhai Jargalsaikhan’s eponymous brand is dedicated to the sustainable production of high quality cashmere. Using yarn spun from…

Hublot logo projected onto Tate Modern facade with Bucherer

Hublot’s recently launched timepiece in partnership with Bucherer is at the top of our Christmas list. Here’s why it should…

Hublot brand ambassador Usain Bolt poses in front of textured wall

Hublot is fusing smart technology with sleek design to enthral a new generation of customers. Jason Barlow reports Hublot is…

Watercolour design sketches of buckles and clasp fittings by luxury brand Moynat

Each year, Parisian luxury brand Moynat selects one aspect of their craft to spotlight. This year the focus is clasps,…

Luxury Corum watch shown on a man's wrist with rectangular watch-face

Luxury Swiss watch brand Corum is known for its boundary-pushing designs and adaptability. Following the relaunch of the iconic Golden…

Watch designer Richard Mille watches Formula One

Richard Mille is the name adorning some of the world’s most expensive – and outrageous – timepieces. But the eponymous…

view of luxury penthouse suite with wooden decking and outdoor seating areas

In 2006 British entrepreneur John Caudwell sold his pioneering telecommunications company, the Caudwell Group, which included high-street mobile phone retail…

London-based architecture and interior design practise Design Haus Liberty might be a relatively new name in the industry, but it…

Model wearing blue and yellow off the shoulder swimsuit lying on a pebbled beach

New York based swimwear label, Flagpole is a Cali-surfer girl’s dream. Clean lines, block colours and bikinis that won’t fall…

Every year, the Swarovski Designers of the Future Award x Design Miami/ selects a group of promising designers and studios…

It was hand-painted handbags at dusk at the new, gallery-like Accessories Hall at Selfridges in London as Moynat, the uber-exclusive…

Ramesh Nair worked under Martin Margiela and Jean Paul Gaultier at Hermès until luxury titan Bernard Arnault came calling in…

Kitchens were once the utilitarian core of the house. Now, leading manufacturers of kitchen appliances are more about architecture and…

Hussein Chalayan is high fashion’s savant and one of the most influential designers of the past two decades. He speaks…

Waldhaus Sils five star swiss hotel rising up from the trees in front of the snowy mountains in Winter

The Waldhaus Sils sits on a rock amid a forest in the heart of the Engadine, Switzerland’s legendary high mountain…

New timepiece by luxury watchmakers Ulysse Nardin, the FREAK VISION launched at SIHH 2018

The venerable Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, known for its elaborate and striking timepieces, was purchased by luxury group Kering (owner…

Fashion designer Markus Lupfer new collection

German-born, London-based Markus Lupfer is the man who gave us wearable and fun statement knitwear, not to mention some of…

Salma Hayek wife of Kering owner joined UNICEF to meet Syrian refugees in 2015

Gucci is the biggest Kering brand and, as a producer of leather and fashion garments, the one with the biggest…

luxury hotel ME in Ibiza

Why should I go now? The summer family crowds have left the island and the weather is perfect, and less…

william kentridge exhibition

Travelling from the Whitechapel Gallery in London to Museum der Moderne , Salzburg, “Thick Time” by William Kentridge is an…

Priya Paul, one of India’s most prominent entrepreneurs, is chairperson of the design conscious, luxury five-star boutique hotel group ‘The…

beirut architect nadim karam

Born in Senegal, and raised in Lebanon, Nadim Karam is an architect, painter, sculptor, writer and designer. With his Beirut-based multidisciplinary design studio,…

Lola James Harper shop

Rami Mekdachi has worked as a perfumer for over twenty years, collaborating with some of the world’s best known brands,…

Alexander Wang

New York interior designer Ryan Korban has designed retail spaces for  the biggest names in fashion – most recently the…

gorden wagener with mercedes benz concept car

Due to the technological revolution, design is more integral to our daily lives than it ever has been; but creativity…

Caroline Davies speaks to the London entrepreneur turning junk into art, and supporting his local community and numerous charities in…

Online shopping may be thriving, but the world is awash with swanky boutiques offering indulgent fantasies of every type to…

It may be the most ancient of all building materials but it’s holding its own in the modern world. go…

Christian Hemmerle and his wife Yasmin

They may have begun by bejewelling Bavarian royalty, but Hemmerle is far from being a throwback. CAROLINE DAVIES speaks to…

Looking for a piece of design that absolutely nobody else has? You need to head to a busy Swiss motorway…

  Lanvin is a great French fashion house that no longer (since 1992) creates Haute Couture, the most exclusive and…

  Mayfair is so 2012. The future of London retail, art, cuisine, and trends, is east, on the grimy streets…

From ‘Princess Kate’ Middleton to Lady Gaga, celebrities are nobody without a Philip Treacy hat. But what drives London’s divine…

ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS, AS DISCIPLINES MERGE, EVERYTHING IS BLENDING INTO ONE CREATIVE-SCIENTIFIC PARTY. Karys Webber SCOURS THE WORLD FOR SOME…

RECENT WINNER OF SINGAPORE’S URA ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AWARDS, SPACE FURNITURE’S NEW HOME JOINS TWO HISTORIC BUILDINGS WITH A MODERN GLASS…

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SIR TERENCE CONRAN IS A MAN WHO CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD THINKS ABOUT DESIGN. AND HE WANTS TO DO…

Chinese jewellery designer Dickson Yewn combines contemporary chic with rich historical references – and is a favourite of Michelle Obama….

Interior design and homewares are undergoing a boom to parallel the explosion in the art market. Karys Webber seeks out…