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Louis Moinet: Splitting Seconds

Louis Moinet watches begin with the man who invented them. Born in Bourges, France, in the late 18th century, Moinet enjoyed the fruits of his farming family before distinguishing himself as an intellectual and academic. Initially ruled less by mathematics and science than the arts, Moinet proved an accomplished sculptor, painter and horologist, eventually devoting […]

Roger Dubuis: The Skeleton’s Key

Founded as recently as 1995 by designer Carlos Dias and watchmaker Roger Dubuis, Roger Dubuis produces luxury watches and jewellery for an international market. Dubuis originally set up his own atelier in 1980 – having spent more than a decade producing complications for the Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe and Co. – whereupon he took […]

Championing Independent Design

Anthony DeMarco, editor-in-chief and president of Jewelry News Network, reviews VicenzaOro January’s new space The Design Room, featuring 12 independent designers from around the world Independent jewellery designers often have a difficult time being noticed at large international trade fairs. Trade fair organisers who know the value of their work have an equally difficult time […]

A Walk on the Wild Side

House of Today’s third design exhibition showcased 23 works responding to the theme Jungle Protocol What do you picture when you hear the phrase Jungle Protocol? Diplomats shaking hands? A couple saying their marriage vows? A panther slinking along a branch? Mowgli dancing with his monkey friends? This evocative phrase was the theme chosen for […]

Five Minutes with Martha Sturdy

Canadian artist and designer Martha Sturdy talks inspiration, creation and determination It was a pleasure to meet Martha Sturdy at Design Miami. Her approach to the world of creativity is unique in measure and sensibility – Sturdy investigates the deep, beautiful simplicity of our natural environment and the possibility of intellectualising it in her own […]

Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2017

With the 14th Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition coming up next week, we will be discovering young Qatari designers exhibiting alongside renowned international brands. A few of the talents are Noor Al Fardan influenced by Omani patterns and Henna; award-winning designer Nada Al Sulaiti, inspired by the Arabian Gulf heritage and the Islamic Culture; Fajr […]

Reflections on a Canvas

High in the Lebanese mountains, in the pine-forested town of Jouret el Ballout, architect Ziad Abi Karam has taken a loving look back at Lebanon’s historic homes, with their distinctive triple arches and dreamy inner courtyards, to create a villa that looks and feels contemporary, but whose design is firmly rooted in traditional Lebanese architecture. […]

An Architect who Designs

This winter in Paris, view 30 years’ worth of furniture and objects designed by Jean Nouvel When he redesigned the Musée des Arts Décoratifs’ graphic design and advertising spaces in 1998, Jean Nouvel didn’t know that nearly 20 years later, he would be invited back to the Paris museum, this time to exhibit works of […]

Journey through 100 Years of Design

Art-furniture collector and dealer Guillaume Cuiry, director of La Galerie Nationale, walks Selections through the birth and development of modern design More than ever, we evolve in a world surrounded by aesthetics. So it’s not unusual for a particularly well-conceived and executed object to qualify as “design.” Beautiful is not always design, however, and design […]

Design Days Dubai: Five Pieces to Take Home

Selections chooses five must-have pieces from the more than 750 on show at this year’s edition of Design Days Dubai Design Days Dubai’s director, Cyril Zammit, can be proud: the fair, already recognised as the premier design event in the Middle East, wrapped up its fifth and most successful edition to date in March, featuring 185 […]