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A self-playing piano that can be customised in limitless designs is now available at Harrods for the first time. The brilliantly bespoke Edelweiss Piano is on sale exclusively at the prestigious Knightsbridge store, offering clients the option to create their own musical masterpiece. Fully Customisable by 1066 to the Last Detail Available in hundreds of finishes, including: acrylic, crystal, liquid metal, mirror, wood, exotic veneer and fabric, and in any colour imaginable, the statement Edelweiss Piano is available nowhere else in the world. Assembled by the world-renowned Cambridge piano company 1066, the Edelweiss Piano offers a 4D experience of art and artistry. Unlike conventional uprights and grands, the pianos fuse music and magic in one individually customisable work of art thanks to a hidden iPod, which is pre-programmed with 400 songs and an invisible bank of precision electronic solenoids. Made and Tuned by Master Craftsmen Each Edelweiss Piano is meticulously…

Luxury living in Florida offers the beach-lover a lot of options to suit an array of tastes, and surround yourself in luxurious details, services and experiences. To help keep you informed we’re sharing our discoveries of some of the most luxurious, technologically advanced, and enticing pieces of real estate in some of the most desirable markets globally. In this feature of highly desired Florida properties, imagine yourself living in these places that feature lavish amenities, in ideal locations, and designed by renowned architects. The following is a selection of five such developments in a desirable areas on the water with picturesque city and sea views. Muse Residences  Sunny Isles awaits with its incredible panoramic views and inspired fully finished interiors in this pre construction high end luxury boutique building. Imagine yourself riding your own private elevator to enter 8foot Italian doors, greeted by a state of the art technology Smart…

Aston Martin and global property developer G&G Business Developments have broken ground on Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami, confirming that construction of the 66-story luxury condominium tower is set for completion in 2021. The milestone marks the development of Aston Martin’s first real estate project, and the iconic brand’s expansion into luxury residential design. Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way has become the first condominium tower to break ground in Downtown Miami this year, underscoring the development team’s strength and market confidence. About the Building The striking building of curvilinear glass and steel is set to rise on one of the last parcels of developable land on the Downtown Miami waterfront and has been designed by Revuelta Architecture and Bodas Miani Anger, renowned for creating visually impressive and exceptionally well-engineered landmark properties. General contractor Coastal Construction Group will now begin work on the…

As the proverb says, ‘To go back to tradition is the first step forward’ and tradition forward is a part of the culture at Planika and is also found in their modern solution to the traditional fireplace. The Lincoln is a plug and play bioethanol fireplace that does not require a hard connection so it can be installed in places where you thought you might never be able to place a fireplace. Imagine your spaces alive with the amber flicker of flame in places you never thought possible. Sold as a single and ready to use unit, it can be installed by the user with no further technical intervention required. All you need is electric socket, and any additional building costs are also eliminated making Lincoln a complete solution. Inside the stylish white casing are the most advanced technological solutions available today including numerous useful features found in their existing…

Design-centric, lifestyle brand, stellé presents a range of wireless smart pillars with Amazon Alexa, Amazon’s intuitive voice technology. Created specifically with women in mind, the aesthetically pleasing and technically proficient stellé products offer uncompromising sound quality that bridge the gap between design and technology, perfectly complementing every woman’s personal style and incorporating seamlessly into any home décor. Infusing the latest advances in technology with stellé’s award-winning products, the new smart pillar with Amazon Alexa voice service allows customers the freedom of self-expression while discovering the ease of voice control by asking Alexa to play music, check the traffic, control the smart home and more—over 25,000 skills—all of this with the freedom of connecting multiple units anytime, anywhere, even at the park. With these unbeatable features and countless integrations, stellé’s speakers elevate a connected life through smart technology. The classic stellé smart pillar™ collection consists of five colors: High Gloss White,…

Celine Estates, one of London’s most illustrious luxury and bespoke interior design firms, with their new exquisitely designed offices at Battersea Reach Waterside Complex, has received a prestigious international design and architecture award. Nominated in two categories at the 2017 International Design & Architecture Awards, Celine Estates made the top spot from 61,000 verified votes in the residential property development category. This achievement set the project apart from its competitors and secured the award. This award was particularly unique because the end client had challenged Noor and her team not only to deliver an exquisite design but to simultaneously add financial value to the property as well as convert it from a 2 bed pied a terre to a 3 bed family home. Celine Estates achieved a record breaking valuation for the end product, a capital increase of a third of the property’s value, over a million pounds, whilst executing such…

The Cardosas Palace was the inspiration for the Alma de Luce concept, limited edition pedestal table. The one-of-a-kind piece decorates the InterContinental Porto lobby. Presented to the clients and fans July 2017, during the celebration of the 6th anniversary of The InterContinental Porto Hotel, which is located in the heart of Oporto city. Cardosas Palace marked the occasion with this unique furniture piece, signed by ALMA DE LUCE. The table was inspired in the story of Cardosas Palace and was named “Cardosas”. The piece reflects the memories of an iconic Oporto monument designed to “transport you 19th century elegant ballrooms, those adorned with plaster ceilings and marble floors with refined drawings”. The CARDOSAS functional art captivates with its contemporary design and eye catching qualities, exquisiteness and finesse. With a timeless design, this artistic table is on display in the 5-star hotel’s lobby. This outstanding piece identifies with the decor of…

The Regal Lion’ Wine & Decanter Stoppers, a limited edition functional art sculpture in Sterling Silver, 18K Gold, or 950 Platinum, accented with diamonds or golden sapphires. Each signed and numbered Lion will be a distinctive work of art that will appeal to animal fine art collectors, wine and whiskey aficionados, and anyone who appreciates rare and beautiful objects. Each elegant, made-to-order Art Deco and Gothic-influenced piece can be displayed in its handmade display base of mahogany or Gabon ebony, resting on three Sterling Silver Balls, or – of course – as a stunning crown atop a bottle of fine wine or a beautiful crystal decanter. As decanter and wine stoppers have never before been created as stand-alone art objects, and decanter stoppers have only been made by decanter manufacturers at the same time and of the same material as the decanter itself, the debut of The Regal Lion is a true design first. Further, until now, decanter…

Land ownership is one of the most ancient proofs of wealth. However owning contemporary luxury real estate is not only an attribute of good living, but also a great investment tool and market indicator, which hints at global property trends and reveals economic and political outlooks. The UHNWIs (Ultra High Net Worth Individuals) wouldn’t spend dozens of millions of US dollars for property they don’t find promising, would they? Last year the top segment of growing luxury property markets was dominated by cities in China, New Zealand, Canada and Australia, while oil-dependent markets such as Moscow and Lagos were down at the bottom, according to Knight Frank’s fresh Prime International Residential Index (PIRI). The index ranks luxury property prices in 100 key locations worldwide. In 2016, the value of urban luxury property increased on average by 2.4% year-on-year, while beach or coastal property slipped marginally by 0.5%. Average prices on…

Art plays a huge part within today’s society. At the art consultancy firm VELVENOIR and for their clients, it defines the story they start working on. An artwork is unique, something special, a masterpiece of an artist who dedicated his life to this profession, building his career within the art market as well as using various techniques, to make each piece, one of a kind. The difference between integrating an original piece compared to a reproduced painting or print on canvas is uniqueness and the constant growth and devotion of each artist towards their craft. Artists allow us to benefit from some outstanding art, which enriches our daily life and will stay within future generations. Artists who create those pieces play a vital role in today’s society, as they push boundaries and reflect on today’s social system. Each artwork communicates a story and idea, originated by the artists’ experiences and…

EIFFEL TABLE Limited Edition BESSA created the Eiffel Table inspired by Gustave Eiffel, one of the most recognized engineers in the world. The Eiffel Table explores the complexity of Eiffel’s style in a piece of Art and Design. This piece is evocative of the well-known structure, the Eiffel Tower, full of cross structures with its rustic look. The vintage and raw finish dominates this concept and when used in an indoor environment creates a set of glowing structures that remind the lights of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Table is a captivating piece both for its history and for its aesthetics, telling a remarkable and rich story, and revives feelings of nostalgia for the beloved Paris based tower. Materials | Aged solid brass + varnish antioxidant, bronze glass. www.bessadesign.com

“Rive Sud Interior” luxury perfumed candles by designer Christine BODINO Bring to your spaces the signature heady, mysterious, sensuous and ephemeral experience that she shares with the finalization of one of her private home designs. In each candle you’ll fine the elegance, refinement, minimalism and elitism in harmony with her instinctive, passionate nature and inspired universe. Their fragrance created by Delphine Thierry, a talented and experienced perfume with whom the collaboration was born from an encounter that promised a brilliant success and thus began their olfactory adventure. Working with some of the finest laboratories in the nearby city of Grasse, the first limited edition perfumed candles was made with care using rare and natural ingredients enveloped in a plant-based wax. Each candle holds a story within the fragrance, waiting for flame so that it may escape and be experienced. For more information visit www.rivesudinterior.com

The truly legendary figures are those whose brilliance remains undimmed by the passage of time. In 1927, René Lalique, delving into mythological sources to decorate a vase with dancing bacchantes, depicted ten of them in glass. ‟ The unique pieces were created using the lost-wax technique, which René Lalique perfected in his day.” Ninety years later, the American artist Terry Rodgers has breathed new life into LALIQUE’s legendary bacchantes, young priestesses of the cult of Bacchus, the god of wine and pleasure. In our glassworks at Wingen-sur-Moder, in the heart of the Vosges in Alsace, France, these figures have metamorphosed into Sirènes. Terry Rodgers – renowned as a painter of realistic scenes in very large formats, a true master of color and brushstrokes, a photographer for whom light is an irresistible attraction – could not resist the appeal of crystal. It took two years, with the help of LALIQUE’s know-how,…

Holland & Sons were one of the largest and most successful English cabinetmakers in the 19th century. Founded in 1803 by Stephen Taprell and William Holland, they were always at the forefront of fashion, and collaborated with many of England’s best furniture and decorative art designers. This Bonheur du jour demonstrates the variety of materials they used, and their fashionable taste for English furniture in the French style — constructed of imported South American wood, Bois Citronnier and Purpleheart, fine ormolu mounts, and hand painted French Sèvres porcelain plaques. They occupied premises in London’s prestigious Mayfair neighbourhood at 23 Mount Street and employed over 350 people — an extraordinary number of staff for a furniture maker of the time. The firm participated in all of the esteemed International Exhibitions of the 19th century, winning a prize at the 1851 Great Exhibition for a bookcase. Their early success was gained through commissions for private clubs…

Signature, a Collaboration with Pierre Yves-Rochon Discover the new Signature collection of furniture by Pierre-Yves Rochon for LALIQUE. In this collection, he wanted to write a new story in which metal sublimates the transparency, purity and brilliance of crystal. The four pieces, Vibration, Causeuses, Coutard and 2 Perruches – born from the quest for the most beautiful aesthetic effect. Marked by the precision and elegance of metal, the designs give the crystal the freedom to blend into interior architecture and furniture design in a new manner. These exquisitely designed pieces of functional art are beautifully expressive. The lines are harmoniously balanced in the blending of angular with fluid lines found in the shapes of the human and fauna form. Each piece perfectly channels the essence of Rene Lalique’s style creating a collection that is masterful in its execution and sure to be timeless classics as with all pieces of LALIQUE . I have…