CRAFTS

Our company is overloaded with machined mass-produced goods. As a contrast, therefore, craftsmanship is often used today as a synonym for luxury. That is, the production of first-class goods through manual labor. We show selected companies that create products for eternity with craftsmanship.

Book Club: Kuma - Japanese Architecture "Tradition meets modernity"

Our book tip of the month lets you discover the innovative architecture of the Japanese visionary Kengo Kuma with the beginning of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Gio Ponti special edition: personal, detailed & exclusive

"Even if Ponti wasn't about saving resources, but about the impression of lightness, his approach can be transferred to our time"

Nomad upcycling rugs combine unique design with an appreciation for leftovers

"We believe in innovation, in crossing boundaries and in redefining the image of recycling and upcycling in the interior" In an interview with Jutta Werner, founder of Nomad

News: IWC launches TimberTex, a sustainable leather alternative

The Swiss watch manufacturer joins brands like Hermès and Adidas and develops watch straps made from sustainable leather alternatives

Ana Khouri on fair jewellery as a symbol of lasting value

Fair jewelry meets art and design - jewelry designer Ana Khouri on the challenges in the jewelry industry and her collaboration with Fairmined In an interview with Ana Khouri, jewelry designer and founder of the Ana Khouri label

Top XNUMX online platforms for second hand furniture

Second hand furniture is a great way to give your home a unique and sustainable interior upgrade. Here, you can find the best online shops for high-quality, pre-owned design classics, unique vintage items and special treasures

ArtColLab: Art & creativity meet sustainability & philanthropy

The ArtColLab project stands for creativity, philanthropy and sustainability. In our interview, co-founder Olga Re Rebaudengo gives exclusive insights into the current collection and the future of the art scene

Christmas window decorations: The 10 best ideas and pictures

The right decoration for every style. Ten creative ideas for a Christmas window decoration

Sustainable Advent calendar - this is how zero waste Christmas works

It doesn't always have to be chocolate. A sustainable advent calendar with individual gifts is a special joy and attention. We show the best ideas and designs

Heimtextil Trends 2021/22: "Nothing New, Everything New"

The international trade fair Heimtextil is a trendsetter as well as trend barometer for the textile industry. 2021 is considered to be the kickstart for a sustainable and digitized future

Cocooning 3.0 - When the inside becomes the new outside

In the reinforced home office, borders between private and public are blurring. The learned separation of living spaces dissolves. What effects does this have on rooms and furniture and how long does the cocooning wave last? By expert Julia Riedmeier "Neo Luxury"

Inspiration & ideas for home trends and design 5

As every year, there are many new ways to upgrade modern homes effortlessly as well as stylishly. These are the Top 5 interior home trends and design ideas 2020

Auction platforms: Antique objects are the luxury of tomorrow

The desire for sustainability and exclusivity leads to the boom in the auction platforms for antiques. We show where you bid best

News: Kenzo launches lifestyle brand K3 for interior decoration

Kenzo Takdada is celebrating its comeback in the design world with the K3 Lifestyle Brand - instead of fashion, the Japanese star designer is now offering high-quality interiors 

Easter decorations made by yourself and from fine natural materials

Decorate and give away for Easter. Modern design ideas that are stylish and durable. Easter decorations are made in-house or come from fine natural materials.

Solid wood or solid timber? Here's everything you need to know about woods and the differences between them  

Living & building with the most sustainable raw material in the world. Wood appeals to us aesthetically and also ensures a pleasant room climate. Whether solid wood, solid wood or real wood - we explain the differences

Designer portrait - Guillaume Alan defines minimalist luxury on a new level

With his focus on aesthetic restraint, the French exceptional designer counts on the essence of things and the search for the essential

New Heritage Festival - Buy things that matter

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KPM chief designer Thomas Wenzel on timeless and sensual design

In dialogue with the chief designer of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin - challenges of modern table culture

Natascha von Hirschhausen on locally operating & globally networked fashion

In dialogue with Natascha von Hirschhausen, founder of the fashion label of the same name and the designer network Aethic - a pioneer of the German fashion world

New Heritage - Put an end to the throw-away mentality

We want products for eternity. Things that are so well done that we can still pass them on to our grandchildren

Terrazzo - the designer scene's favorite for La Dolce Vita

Terrazzo as new star of the international design scene. The colorful flooring exudes Mediterranean flair, lightness and elegance. Get to know the zero-emission eye-catcher

Sustainable furniture - Eco-design for your home

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ZAZI - A story about fashion, craftsmanship & humanity

In dialogue with Jeanne de Kroon, founder of ZAZI - how responsibility and courage can revolutionize the fashion industry

KPM's new boss Martina Hacker on tradition & trends

In dialogue with Martina Hacker, Managing Director of KPM Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin. A strong woman leads the traditional porcelain brand into the future

Star designer Enrico Cinzano on the facets of aesthetics and sustainable design

In dialogue with the Italian star designer Enrico Marone Cinzano - the artful union of design, aesthetics and sustainability 

Ronald van der Kemp - Fashion and the art of rarity

We meet Ronald van der Kemp RVDK, the world's first sustainable haute couture label. The brand has made it its mission to show the world that ethical fashion can be glamorous and exciting

New Luxury - luxury as an expression of a new and cultivated rebellion

New Luxury - Luxury becomes the expression of a new, cultivated rebellion: Status symbols are charged with ethical added value and sustainable concerns. The luxury market is growing steadily worldwide. But what does luxury mean today?  

5 reasons why you should focus on quality over quantity

Clothing, accessories, furniture: less is more? Why quality is worth it instead of quantity  

New exhibition "Sustainable Thinking" at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum of the same name in Florence commemorates the designer's work with photo and work exhibitions. What few people know: Ferragamo was fascinated by the idea of ​​sustainability  

Chopard - 100% ethical gold

  The luxury brand Chopard uses 100 percent ethically sound gold. What is Ethical Gold?

TEFAF - the art fair of superlatives in New York

Modern art and design of the post-war period, antiques, ethnographic art and jewelry at the superlative art fair

Atelier Swarovski focuses on sustainability

The Oscar winner Penélope Cruz is bringing out a sustainable collection with the traditional Atelier Swarovski

Craftsmanship: high-quality luxury objects away from the mainstream

Fast-paced modern trends mean that our world is increasingly flooded with machine-made mass-produced goods, which is why interest in traditional craftsmanship is increasing. Handmade products promise quality, durability and exclusivity. It's about unique pieces with their own character, limited editions and collector's items. Or in short: high-quality luxury objects away from the mainstream. Discover exquisite brands and visionary personalities who integrate craftsmanship into their production processes and corporate philosophies.


Timeless with a positive social impact

Be it wicker baskets or pieces of jewelry - different cultures around the world have specific, handcrafted expertise. Depending on the product, labels come into contact with them to offer original and stylish objects. Here you will find labels that not only offer exclusive original goods, but also support local cultures. Those who choose it choose timeless and special items and also promote the preservation of traditional craftsmanship.


Less mass production for more sustainability

In addition to the uniqueness of handcrafted objects, they are also more environmentally friendly than the machine version. Craftsmanship can save resources and circumvent the environmental impact of industrial mass production. In this way, exclusivity, ethics and sustainability make craftsmanship an essential part of the modern understanding of luxury.