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“Without design Pininfarina is nothing”

The present and future work of Pininfarina is pinned on a historic collaboration of innovation, style and a unique design DNA, writes Dominic Bradbury

DNA is a precious commodity for Paolo Pininfarina. The three magical letters crop up again and again as Pininfarina talks of the design heritage, which threads its way through the Italian company that bears his name. As the engineering and design group expands and grows, adding to its famous heartland in the automotive industry, Pininfarina is always careful to ensure that the values of the company carry through into all that it does. Pininfarina’s work now spans everything from Ferrari to Ferra, a new skyscraper in Singapore, where the company has designed both the...

January 13, 2014

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“The only thing I want to change is history”

Curator and designer of lifestyles, Maxime Jacquet, creates a fusion of high fashion and interior design, thus helping his clients to find themselves within their own four walls, writes Eva-Luise Schwarz

You know your son is very special when, instead of going to the playground, he rearranges your furniture. Growing up in Belgium, Maxime Jacquet discovered his passion at a very early age. “My room wasn’t the way I wanted it to be so I had to design it my way and express my personality. Usually what happened was that the one room turned into me arranging the whole house.” That’s how it started for Maxime, now 24, who has risen to become one of the most sought-after interior designers today. The son of an entrepreneur mother and an architect father has found his...

January 06, 2014

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Taking the capital’s experimental dining scene by storm, one culinary art piece at a time, is a generation of YBFs—the Young British Foodies—who are following in the footsteps of creative jelly architects, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, of Bompas & Parr. Simone Miché explores in FOUR’s UK Edition…

First there were the YBAs. Emerging in the late 1980s, a generation of artists who flourished in London’s contemporary art scene, led by Damien Hirst, followed by Tracey Emin and Sam Taylor-Wood and supported by art collector Charles Saatchi. 25 years later and a new generation of conceptual artists have arrived—the YBFs. Young British Foodies, for those who haven’t brushed up on the acro-jargon of late. Not just an umbrella term for young chefs, artists and entrepreneurs, Young British Foodies is now a celebrated awards event, which took place in September at Tanner...

December 26, 2013

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An Abandoned Banquet

Rare stones and precious pieces; haute joaillerie inspired by a decadent bygone era from FOUR’s International Edition’s Luxury supplement.

Floral Bombé diamond brooch, £17,500, www.ritzfinejewellery.com; Piaget Rose ring in white gold set with 107 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.40 ct), £5,050, www.piaget.com; Garrard diamond set necklace, POA, www.garrard.com; Tiffany Soleste pear shape Tsavorite ring, set in platinum with diamonds, £31,700; Tiffany Soleste pink tourmaline ring, set in platinum with diamonds, £4,875, www.tiffany.co.uk; Peacock emerald diamond earrings, £34,500, www.boodles.com; Chopard earrings from the Temptations Collection, featuring amethysts, with green tsavorites paved in white gold,...

December 25, 2013

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