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Article Image - Against  the Odds
Sometimes there comes a story of someone overcoming adversity such as war, poverty, and displacement – to achieve beyond expectation. The story of Mark Haidar is one of those.
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Article Image - Silver Lining
When the demand for bespoke cars means you can have your Rolls-Royce laden with gold, this sterling collaboration between silversmiths Robbe & Berking and BMW shows that precious metal can still be used with taste.
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Article Image - Snakes and Ladders
In just three years at the helm of Lotus, Dany Bahar has experienced highs (and lows) far beyond the norms of the automotive industry. Determined to rescue the marque, he’s made some bold moves but how secure is the future of his brand?
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Article Image - Driven to Design
Master designer and artist of cars, Karim Habib not only dominates his domain but he is busy through his team, making future kings of the road. Perhaps he was just at the right place at the right time but as he says to Bespoke, sometimes life turns on a single sketch.
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Article Image - Rolling Out
As the global economic downturn began to bite, if you listened closely, you could almost hear the sound of billions of belts tightening. Nonetheless, Rolls-Royce hasn’t just been riding out this toughest of recessions, its sales have actually been surging, especially here in the Middle East.
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Article Image - Revival of the Fittest
In a regional exclusive, Bespoke was invited for a private viewing of Ralph Lauren’s incredible car collection, a masterful assortment of vehicles that are currently being showcased during a special public exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
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Article Image - Rule Britannia
In the world of bespoke, it doesn’t get better than creating your own unique super yacht. And in the world of super yachts, it doesn’t get better than the world-renowned designer Terence Disdale.
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Since Christie’s opened a regional hub in Dubai over a decade ago, their combination of semi-annual auctions of regional art and the creation of a window through which Arab clients transact in international sales has helped the Middle East account for eight per cent of the company’s global turnover.
The once perilously fast Mille Miglia road race may have turned into a bit of beauty parade but it’s still a one-of-a-kind occasion that’ll get enthusiasts’ adrenaline pumping.
With more participants than ever before, Design Days Dubai, the region’s first fair dedicated to collectible and limited-edition furniture and design objects, is garnering ever more interest.
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