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Collaborating with some of the world's most famous designers, The Rug Company don't make modern rugs per se. Rather, they make beautifully handmade traditional ones that embrace a contemporary aesthetic.
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International luxury brands may be luring China’s new rich to spend on their status symbols but Hermès has thrown its weight behind Jiang Qiong’Er who's pioneering an original Chinese label, Shang Xia, based on restraint, style and old-fashioned craftsmanship.
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In order to do away with the adverse health effects of sitting, experimental studio RAAAF collaborated with visual artist, Barbara Visser, to devise an edgy work landscape that does away with the traditional desk and chair.
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Martino Gamper went from being a carpenter’s apprentice to developing his own distinct voice in contemporary design. Today, with several awards under his belt, he is collaborating with Prada on a special project that breaks the mould in retail design.
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Charismatic, local media darling, heralded as the vanguard of Emirati design and poster boy for a burgeoning industry, Khalid Shafar’s goal is the creation of a homegrown movement that’s recognised in the same way as Scandinavian or Italian design.
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Artistic and fantastical, Brand van Egmond’s lamps and chandeliers challenge the idea of the light fixture. Their whimsical approach has landed them commissions all over the world.
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Whether it’s the region’s largest collection of Caucasian carpets is up for argument. What isn’t in dispute is that Aziz Bassoul’s collection is one of the most complete.
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Louis Vuitton surprised us this year by collaborating with contemporary designers to produce a charming debut collection of foldable furniture and accessories.
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Dutch designer Marcel Wanders says he has moved from the conceptual to the poetic in his work over the past 20 years but a meeting with him reveals a bit of both: concept and poetry.
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One of the best-known names in bathroom fixtures and furniture, Duravit and sister company, Hansgrohe are masters at finding ways to persuade us to linger longer.
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Khaled El Mays infuses Lebanese tradition and know-how into his contemporary furniture pieces.
Set in a 16th century building, Venice’s Palazzo Volpi has been reimagined by the husband-and-wife team of Anna Covre and Fredrick Tubau. The city’s newest luxe apartment accommodations feature four enormous suites and the kind of interiors you’ll never want to leave.
Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton refuses to slow down. Already Britain's most successful F1 driver, he's currently gunning for a fifth world title and working on his first music album, all while negotiating the most lucrative contract extension in F1 history. Add to that he's Tommy Hillfiger’s latest global brand ambassador.
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