Luxury just ain’t what it used to be. In yesteryear’s hospitality scene, the term was synonymous with private dining, champagne on ice and five-star hotels. Today, priorities have changed. We’ve moved inward. We’re drawn to time-saving measures that accommodate our fast-paced lifestyles and uber-personalized experiences that cater to the individual. Luxury isn’t about our reputations. It’s about us.
In Frame #106, French studio Diplomates counteracts conservativeness. Joep van Lieshout exposes his anarchistic past. Andreas Nicholas Fischer predicts a smart-art future. The founders of Febrik make wool cool.
Wes Anderson pleases a different crowd. Kengo Kuma is all wired up. Rene Gonzalez gets materialistic in Miami. Anish Kapoor puts visitors in a spin. Armani monumentalizes itself. Artists opt for drama at the Venice Biennale. It’s the pick of the crop from the worlds of art and design.