Hotels & Lifestyle

Behold, A Technological Epiphany

As technology is freewheeling through the luxury sector, interactive, innovative and inviting buildings are at the forefront of designers’ minds. Sophie Cater finds out about two of Gira’s projects that are pioneering this visionary concept…

MIO Berlin A fine-dining restaurant, perhaps; a design-feat, definitely. Mio lies under Berlin’s Television Tower with uniquely designed interiors, combining technology and illumination to give an experience you wouldn’t forget in a hurry. At the helm of techno-gastronomy, Mio uses touch tables, givesindividual lighting scenes, ventilation, music, entertainment electronics and high-techsecurity. The restaurant is fundamentallya...

March 19, 2014

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VPUR | Beautiful and Bespoke Design

VPUR specialises in designing and creating rare and unique cutlery, glass, chinaware and architectural products. FOUR finds out about Vera Putscher – the mastermind behind VPUR – her products and the chefs that stand by her beautiful and bespoke designs…

Vera Putscher Having studied architecture in Vienna, Vera Putscher embarked on a career peppered with innovation, design and creative brilliance. She not only specialises in creative architectural design, with focus on conversions and interior design projects, but also in the design of unusual cutlery. Cutlery MoonLashes is the combination of unique aesthetics and outstanding functionality. Materials, proportions, surfaces and...

March 12, 2014

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Prime Location

Expand your property portfolio with these hot investments in 2014, writes Sue Chester for FOUR’s International Edition…

The international investor-set are snapping up elite homes in the world’s established London and New York property markets, although Germany’s reputation as a financial safe haven has attracted investors towards the lifestyle metropolis of Munich. As for a pure lifestyle investment, the Italian Lakes offer some spectacular gems where you might find an opportunity to negotiate on price. Nicholas Barnes, head of research at...

March 06, 2014

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Haute Parfumerie

What defines a niche fragrance? Is it the use of rare as oppose to mass-produced ingredients? Antioco Piras explores haute parfumerie and looks at the finest in floral, fresh, oriental and woody scents for FOUR International Luxury Supplement…

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel Her black hair, picking up tones of brown in the Mediterranean sun, met her glowing sun-kissed skin, yet the only thing I could think of was the journey her perfume was taking me on. Inviting, warm, sweet, vanilla. Fields of lust, passion and desire. I was only 13, but at the time I was so in awe of the perfume she wore that she became my childhood crush. Only years...

March 01, 2014

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