safari

Fifth generation family business Cottar’s Safaris offers a more meaningful kind of luxury experience. With three camps based in the…

urban park

Manfredi Catella is the CEO of COIMA, the real estate company behind Porta Nuova in Milan, one of the most…

glass vessels

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

horse working on vineyard

Louis Roederer’s Cristal is one of the world’s most glorious wines. Rich, powerful and full-bodied, yet delicate and effervescent, it…

man playing golf

It’s not just the breathtaking alpine landscapes that are attracting visitors to Andermatt Swiss Alp’s golf course, but also its…

selection of potatoes

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

Man standing against pillar

Italian sparkling wine producer Ferrari Trento was founded in 1902 and is now under the leadership of the third generation of…

wine estate entrance

Spottswoode Estate is Napa valley wine aristocracy. Its wines, selling for hundreds of dollars a bottle, are in demand from…

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…

iceberg black and white

As part on an ongoing monthly column for LUX, artnet’s Vice President Sophie Neuendorf discusses how the art industry can…

water villa

Olivier Jolivet has sat at the helm of COMO Group since 2017. He oversees the COMO Hotels and Resorts portfolio…

man sitting with bags

Belgium-born designer Jonathan Riss is the founder of JAH AHR, a luxury brand which transforms authenticated vintage designer bags through…

London-based sustainable knitwear label Aessai was founded by Argentinian designer Rebecca Kramer in 2017 to celebrate and support South American…

underwater photographer diver

Swiss watch brand Blancpain has long championed the exploration and conservation of our oceans through their Bathyscaphe range of innovative…

aquarium

Through his Oceano Azul Foundation and game-changing Oceanário de Lisboa, Portuguese business leader and activist José Soares dos Santos is…

submarine

Once the sea casts its spell, it holds you in its net of wonder forever. So said the legendary Jacques…

river in forest

Can the power of the financial markets be harnessed to address environmental issues such as ocean conservation? LUX talks to…

house in the water

Claudio de Sanctis, the new Global Head of Wealth Management at Deutsche Bank, has been passionate about the oceans since…

singer wearing glitter dress

As the fashion industry comes under scrutiny for its environmental credentials in an age of sustainability, one young designer is…

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

women on a farm

The Kering group, owner of Gucci and Bottega Veneta, led the luxury industry by pioneering a sustainability strategy years ago….

The art of the handmade, and the appreciation of high-quality, low-volume makers, are having a resurgence. With the help of…

shop interiors

London-based jewellery brand Loquet is renewing the concept of a keepsake locket with sustainable, modern designs that consumers can personalise…

wine bottles

This week, Italian wine producer Ornellaia opened its 12th annual online benefit auction in collaboration with Sotheby’s and the Solomon…

country manor house

Luxury travel company Fish&Pips began by focusing on alpine holidays before expanding into the Mediterranean and more recently, the UK…

fine dining restaurant

When chef Rainer Becker opened the first Zuma restaurant in Knightsbridge in 2002, it set a new benchmark for informal…

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…

classic car parked outside blue doors

LUX discovers how UK start-up ionic cars is replacing the original engines of classic cars with zero-emission electric power According…

outdoor restaurant

Ahead of the re-opening of Monte-Carlo Beach hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Elsa, we speak to newly appointed Head Chef Benoît Witz…

Two men in conversation

The designs of fashion superstar Giorgio Armani have become synonymous with the relaxed yet restrained and sophisticated style that has,…

fine jewellery

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

underwater sculptures

Artist, diver and marine conservationist Jason deCaires Taylor creates mesmerising underwater art that draws divers away from delicate coral ecosystems…

Interiors of restaurant bar

Wiltons first opened its doors in Mayfair 1742, offering a menu focused on fresh British produce. Whilst the restaurant remains…

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…

Lighthouse villa with views over sea

The Thinking Traveller is a villa rental company that offers exclusive access to some of the most desirable properties in…

Greenhouses with woman walking

Strawberry Greenhouses (above), is one of the finalists’ entries of the European Environment Agency’s latest photographic competition. Part of a…

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…

Entranceway to a beautiful whitewashed building

Lady Carole Bamford, the founder of Daylesford Organic, beauty brand Bamford and numerous charitable foundations including Nila House gives us…

Product image of glasses and fishing nets

François van den Abeele had a dream – to turn discarded plastic fishing nets into high-fashion, hand-finished eyewear. People once…

Artist installation in the desert

Artists have long explored themes of environmental sustainability in Southern California, but a recent series of devastating wildfires has brought…

Man and women wearing gym kit outside a building

Russian style and fitness guru Polina Kitsenko wants it all. Co-founder of the biggest charity marathon in her home country…

Luxurious lounge with artwork

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Plaza Premium Group is one of the world’s leading premium airport services companies. The group provides…

Luxury dining experience in wilderness with monkey running across

Why should I go now? Thanks to  stricter wildlife policies, India’s population of endangered Bengal tigers has increased by 33…

Model wearing drop earrings

Theresa Bruno established her jewellery brand Jordan Alexander in 2013 and since then, her designs have been worn by the…

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…

Luxurious beach swimming pool

The Tongsai Bay is a family-owned luxury resort on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Set amidst acres of…

black and white portrait of a woman

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Luxury cruise ship on the ocean at sunset

Luxury cruise brand Oceania Cruises is in the midst of multi-million dollar project, which will see the refurbishment of their…

Children celebrating Holi festival in India

This month, Geoffrey Kent, founder and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent, reports on his industry’s move towards sustainability and why…

Man and woman walking through stubble field

Sustainable luxury fashion brand Riley Studio creates elegant gender-neutral wardrobe staples using recycled waste materials and natural fibres. Following the…

Hilltop luxury villa hotel surrounded by forest

Why should I go now? Tuscany is always beautiful, but especially so when basking in firey Autumnal hues, the ground…

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…

Model lying in underwear and skirt on the ground

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Contemporary light well inside a building made from wooden panels

This September will see the opening of Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM), a major new art museum in Eskişehir, Turkey. Designed…

Aerial view inside a bed making workshop

In 1905 The Savoy Hotel decided to create a bespoke bed for its guests, and so began the legacy of…

Hands drawing on pieces of paper in a workshop setting with shoe insoles

Newly launched shoe brand Maison Baum combines French luxury design with German medical expertise to create a high heel that’s…

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…

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…

A grand hotel reception decorated in purple with gold and black detailing

Jacques Garcia is the master of decadent design. His portfolio includes the likes of Hôtel Costes in Paris, La Mamounia in Marrakech…

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

Herd of Zebra with heads leaning on each other's necks

Joss Kent is a born adventurer. Son of LUX columnist and Abercrombie & Kent CEO Geoffrey Kent, Joss left behind…

collage image of watches using different sustainable strap materials

Uber luxury goods holding company Richemont owns some of the world’s biggest brands in the watch and jewellery industries including Cartier,…

Johnny Hon, founder of venture capital and investment company Global Group, is on a mission to lower cultural and trade…

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…

Czech fashion designer Jiri Kalfar launches honey bee collection

Czech based fashion designer Jiri Kalfar is known for challenging gender stereotypes through his fluid, vibrant designs. In 2015, NYLON…

Kering Headquarters in Paris refurbished hospital

Plenty, if you listen to Marie-Claire Daveu. She is in charge of Kering’s 2025 sustainability strategy, the broadest plan of…

Wendy yu wears bespoke desinger dress

Wendy Yu is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and the founder and CEO of Yu Capital. With investments in China and Europe…

Marie-Claire Daveu on Kering Sustainability plan

The luxury giant is taking the lead in sustainability – and now will the world listen? We are all now…

For the conscientious chef, sustainability is more than just a fashionable catch phrase, as our columnist explains, it is both…