Ultra-luxuryfor Christmas

Baccarat crystal, silver mixologist set signed by Grant Mac Donald, Cassina, the new state of the art sofa, the Rex dining table
discover a selection of prestige items for an ultra-luxurious Christmas.
2015-12-01
Lifestyle

BACCARAT, an experience to be lived and shared

Founded in Lorraine in 1764, by permission of King Louis XV, the world’s most famous Crystal works has, over the ages, become a symbol of superb craftsmanship and French art de vivre. The name Baccarat reverberates like an echo of outstanding pieces, extraordinary places and unforgettable parties.

MOVIES & SHAKERS

Long-term collaborators silversmith Grant MacDonald and sports-car manufacturer Aston Martin have taken their love of James Bond to another level. To mark the launch of Spectre, the latest 007 film, their Carlon collection has been extended. This may well be the chicest mixologist kit to date; made from sterling silver; the new, sleek cocktail shaker is inspired by the Aston Martin DBS’ graceful curves, while the two gold-lined martini glasses come with silver olive stick. All that’s left to decide is whether you prefer your drink shaken or stirred.

Suite inspiration

Having designed the Manilla Hotel in Jerusalem and worked his magic on the principal suites of The Pierre hotel in New York, Piero Lissoni has five-star comfort covered. The Italian designer balances a minimalist aesthetic with styles that are inviting and tactile. Lissoni’s latest venture with furniture brand Cassina – the Scighera sofa – continues his vision. The name means “fog” in Lombardy dialect and the sofa is intended to evoke the feeling of being enveloped in a dense cloud; it has wide seats and armrests, and folding headrests for maximum relaxation.

French fancies

Since 1989, Georges Lustig has been creating chateau-worthy interiors with his brand Du Bout du Monde. Aiming to recapture the beauty of bygone eras, the focus is on reworked vintage finds and new design with an antique, regal feel. The latest homewares show a flair for the exotic, with porcelain vases depicting Oriental scenes.

DUDE LIGHTING

To describe an LED bulb as manly might seem odd. But the Buster by London design house Buster + Punch is exactly that. Inspired by hardware and garages (could it be more rugged?) the bulb is the first to use a resin “light pipe” to give off an ambient glow while throwing a spotlight onto surfaces below. The pendant light comes in three colours: rose copper, smoked bronze or steel.

A star is born

The new Rex light dining table from Timothy Oulton is inspired by the ultra-decadent Golden Age of Hollywood. Named after the recently restored Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted, the six-seat table is made from cut crystal, celebrating the glamour and drama of the era. Designed with raucous late-night parties in mind, the Rex is lit from within.

Luxury toy for big kids

Design lovers, gamblers and collectors, Orange Line turns your indoors into a casino with a backgammon table from the most luxurious (and expensive) in the world! With an air of Art Deco, elegant and colourful, it dresses up any living room while animating the wildest parties…

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