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    Gaggenau’s been around for more than 300 years – and is determined that this is just the beginning Head of Gaggenau International Sven Schnee tells PerspectiveGlobal what today’s virtual world means to the development of a kitchen appliances company that’s more than three centuries old – and why a European recession hasn’t had much of …

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  • KALEIDOSCOPIC GLAMOUR

    Home interiors are more tactile and sensual than ever, thanks to Studioart’s diverse range of leather tiles Think of leather and what often comes to mind are words like ‘texture’, ‘craftsmanship’ and ‘luxury’, as well as products like bags, shoes and furniture – ‘interior walls’ as an application does not spring to mind. Eager to …

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  • Natuzzi

    After one year of user research, design concept, material test, model modification, designer Jamy Yang has released work for Italian brand Natuzzi at the Milan International Furniture Fair. It is the first mass-produced item by an Italian brand and Mainland Chinese designer launched at the annual fair. This product is a multi-functional home system consisting …

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  • From Hermès Birkin bag to home furnishings

    Hermès’ new La Maison home furnishings line goes back to its heritage of craftsmanship Attracting 15,000 visitors at the five-day Milan Salone 2011 — and now launched in Hong Kong —  the new Hermès home furnishings line has already received a strong welcome and visibility among industry professionals. “I think people found our approach to …

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  • Architecture that defies the glass box

    Amid the 21st century’s obsession with shiny skyscrapers and floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, Ken Shuttleworth stands apart with his firm’s rallying cry, ‘Death to the glass box!’ Two of the hardest things to reconcile about modern architecture are these: that architects, in general, like to think they are unique but then churn out depressingly identical-looking skyscrapers …

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  • Hong Kong’s newest boutique hotel

    Everything, from the unexpectedly bright, airy street approach to a café that looks like a comfy lounge, is a joy to discover at the Madera, Hong Kong’s newest boutique hotel Surprise and delight aren’t generally in plentiful supply in today’s world, so when they do come along — especially in tandem — it makes for a …

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  • To Cambodia with love

    Frank Gehry famously said that ‘there are a great many things about architecture that are hidden from the untrained eye’ – and Hong Kong’s Project Little Dream lives up to that in its ongoing work building schools in Cambodia Every summer, a blue wave arrives in Cambodia, in the form of a large group of …

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