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H&M HOME to collaborate with Diane von Furstenberg
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H&M HOME to collaborate with Diane von Furstenberg

Design H&M HOME is thrilled to reveal a collaboration with the international fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. With an interiors collection that encourages expressions of personal style in the home launching next year, the collaboration brings together von Furstenberg’s iconic fashion prints and colour play to the world of H&M HOME interiors. Embracing powerful visuals and personal expression, there will be vases, cushion covers, blankets, candles and more.     Diane von Furstenberg’s vast archive of prints, along with von Furstenberg’s life experience as a successful and creative woman, has been a joy to bring to the world of interiors for H&M HOME customers around the world.     “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with H&M HOME, especially since I have such a passion for interiors. The home is both a relaxing and empowering place where you can really ‘own’ a look or feel. With this collaboration, I want people to take charge of their home decor. The only rule I have is that your home should reflect who you are. The main point is to create a space that you’re incredibly comfortable in and is a true expression of your personality,” says Diane von Furstenberg. H&M HOME is thrilled to reveal a collaboration with the international fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. With an interiors collection that encourages expressions of personal style in the home launching next year, the collaboration brings together von Furstenberg’s iconic fashion prints and colour play to the world of H&M HOME interiors. Embracing powerful visuals and personal expression, there will be vases, cushion covers, blankets, candles and more.     Diane von Furstenberg’s vast archive of prints, along with von Furstenberg’s life experience as a successful and creative woman, has been a joy to bring to the world of interiors for H&M HOME customers around the world.     “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with H&M HOME, especially since I have such a passion for interiors. The home is both a relaxing and empowering place where you can really ‘own’ a look or feel. With this collaboration, I want people to take charge of their home decor. The only rule I have is that your home should reflect who you are. The main point is to create a space that you’re incredibly comfortable in and is a true expression of your personality,” says Diane von Furstenberg.

Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Ter Borch,  Zwolle
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Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Ter Borch, Zwolle

Travel Feel at home in the luxurious and timeless elegance of this old villa. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, on a city trip or on a longer break in the city, Pillows Zwolle is always your perfect destination. All  41 deluxe rooms and suites are a warm home away from home. Stay in one of the rooms or suites with a personal, inviting and refined ambiance, with eye-catching art and a homelike feel.   Coperto Restobar, awarded with a Bib Gourmand by Michelin, is the place to go for the most sublime and tasty surprises. Enjoy a gratifying lunch or dinner experience in the restaurant’s sunny conservatory or on the charming terrace. Chef Remco Jansen believes in a new and modern take on food in a familiar setting. A culinary treat, for all your senses.    Take a break from your day and unwind in one of the two private saunas, or stay in shape in their gym.   "Pillow Hotel Zwolle is located on the very centre of Zwolle, right next to the train station and walking distance from the city. It is located in a beautiful building where traditional meets modern aestetic. First thing when you walk in you are welcomed with a glass of champagne by the very kind staff. Once you get to your room that are all very spacious you can book a private sauna, which is a highlight for sure. I also recommend to rent bikes and go experience the city centre that is in shape of a star. The city offers plenty of good places to eat and a great museum to visit amongs all the cute little streets which are full of stores and boutiques. For dinner we suggest you to book a table at their in-hotel Coperto Restobar, where you can enjoy a multiple course menu, which indeed is a culinary treat. All in all it is a perfect spot to enjoy some time off." - Timotej Letonja   Visit their website for more information and reservations: https://www.pillowshotels.com/# Feel at home in the luxurious and timeless elegance of this old villa. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, on a city trip or on a longer break in the city, Pillows Zwolle is always your perfect destination. All  41 deluxe rooms and suites are a warm home away from home. Stay in one of the rooms or suites with a personal, inviting and refined ambiance, with eye-catching art and a homelike feel.   Coperto Restobar, awarded with a Bib Gourmand by Michelin, is the place to go for the most sublime and tasty surprises. Enjoy a gratifying lunch or dinner experience in the restaurant’s sunny conservatory or on the charming terrace. Chef Remco Jansen believes in a new and modern take on food in a familiar setting. A culinary treat, for all your senses.    Take a break from your day and unwind in one of the two private saunas, or stay in shape in their gym.   "Pillow Hotel Zwolle is located on the very centre of Zwolle, right next to the train station and walking distance from the city. It is located in a beautiful building where traditional meets modern aestetic. First thing when you walk in you are welcomed with a glass of champagne by the very kind staff. Once you get to your room that are all very spacious you can book a private sauna, which is a highlight for sure. I also recommend to rent bikes and go experience the city centre that is in shape of a star. The city offers plenty of good places to eat and a great museum to visit amongs all the cute little streets which are full of stores and boutiques. For dinner we suggest you to book a table at their in-hotel Coperto Restobar, where you can enjoy a multiple course menu, which indeed is a culinary treat. All in all it is a perfect spot to enjoy some time off." - Timotej Letonja   Visit their website for more information and reservations: https://www.pillowshotels.com/#

Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
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Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam

Travel The three founding hotels of The Set are located in the cultural heart of their vibrant cities. They have for decades a racted people who drive change and creativity and are places where established and emerging ideas come together to shape the future. Matching the spirit and pace of contemporary life, The Set hotels are explicitly designed to enable new discoveries and to capture the hearts and minds of guests in the process. These are places people love, want to return to and to tell others about. Simply put, they are the modern grand hotels of our time.     Over 100 years ago, architect Daniel Knuttel turned to a mix of neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau principles to visually celebrate the importance of the Conservatorium building. Today, Italian architect Piero Lissoni uses a contemporary design language to complement and continue this narrative. Inside and out, a strong design aesthetic is fundamental to the Conservatorium. It actually tells its story. The building’s original function as a savings bank is apparent in the playful details so embraced by the Art Nouveau movement. There are stone pigs carved into the staircase to symbolise piggy banks; spider webs on the tiles in the shopping arcade allude to spiders trapping ies to consume later; and the tiles also portray bees, which, metaphorically, save stocks of honey for the wintertime. These elements demonstrate an attention to design detail that remains today. Italian architect and design maestro Piero Lissoni was responsible for evolving this rich design history into a contemporary space. The way he merged the 19th century edi ce by encasing its interior courtyard in glass demonstrates a seamless, innate understanding of old and new, public and private. Lissoni’s style is rich, muted and stylishly pared-back. While his vision contrasts to the decorative nature of the original 19th century edice, it brings a new mood – and a new function – to this historic landmark building.     The Conservatorium regularly collaborates with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam music school and together they started the Expression of Art Award series. Each year, students from the jazz department are invited to play at the hotel. A jury is present to announce the winner, who is awarded with a monetary fund to encourage them in their musical career. The hotel’s cultural commitment goes beyond music. It has an ever-changing roster of contemporary artists displaying their work in the hotel lobby. These artists range from emerging talent to globally established names such as Banksy and Scholten & Baijings. Local artists also decorate the Artist in Residence Suites upstairs with works. These pieces are rotated frequently and are shown alongside publications giving details. They are accompanied by a series of lectures and workshops. The permanent art collection in the hotel has been curated by architect Piero Lissoni, and includes everything from reproductions of historic Dutch masterpieces to brand new commissions inspired by the Conservatorium’s cultural and musical history.   The Conservatorium has an illustrious, century-long past where society has always gathered together. This is especially apparent today in its elegant bar and restaurants. The restaurant Taiko rede nes contemporary Asian cuisine with authentic dishes made of local, seasonal products. Taiko takes its name from the Japanese for ‘drum’, and is located in the percussion room of the old music school. For something more casual, there is the Brasserie where platters full of healthy dishes greet customers as they arrive and afternoon tea is served every day. Lastly, the Tunes Bar serves cocktails, which are best enjoyed during the weekend when the in-house DJ brings the room alive.   The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre marries innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions. It boasts seven treatment rooms, including a double treatment suite, and o ers some of the nest signature spa treatments in Amsterdam. There is a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages. Akasha also features Amsterdam’s only Watsu pool for tailored hydro-treatments and guided meditation, as well as a large gym featuring Life Fitness equipment and private studios for yoga, pilates and more.     Located on Museumplein – Amsterdam’s historic cultural hub – the Conservatorium is surrounded by legendary artworks, ne examples of the applied arts and classical and jazz music in a set of world-famous institutions. Paintings by the Netherland’s greatest master can be found at the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum has a team of historic Dutch masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. Contemporary art is shown close by at the Stedelijk Museum and Moco Museum and opposite is the Concertgebouw, which has one of Europe’s best music programmes. This community of culture is within footsteps of the Conservatorium.     Are you planning your next trip but want maximum flexibility? With The Set Flex you can book now, but change your dates and/or destination up to two times, up to the end of 2021. Have you booked your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel, but decide to go to Paris or London after all, with The Set Flex you can change the destination and the dates easily. Furthermore, you will get 25% discount on our best available rate and you can enjoy at the relaxing environment of the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing at each of our beautifully composed properties.   We love treats - who doesn't? Book your stay with us directly or via your preferred travel advisor and we'll treat you to a €30 hotel credit (or €60 for suite bookings) to enjoy in our restaurants or spa, a guaranteed upgrade, a guaranteed early check-in and a guaranteed late check-out until 3 pm. The best offer you will find, guaranteed. T&Cs apply.   For more information and booking please visit their website: conservatoriumhotel.com The three founding hotels of The Set are located in the cultural heart of their vibrant cities. They have for decades a racted people who drive change and creativity and are places where established and emerging ideas come together to shape the future. Matching the spirit and pace of contemporary life, The Set hotels are explicitly designed to enable new discoveries and to capture the hearts and minds of guests in the process. These are places people love, want to return to and to tell others about. Simply put, they are the modern grand hotels of our time.     Over 100 years ago, architect Daniel Knuttel turned to a mix of neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau principles to visually celebrate the importance of the Conservatorium building. Today, Italian architect Piero Lissoni uses a contemporary design language to complement and continue this narrative. Inside and out, a strong design aesthetic is fundamental to the Conservatorium. It actually tells its story. The building’s original function as a savings bank is apparent in the playful details so embraced by the Art Nouveau movement. There are stone pigs carved into the staircase to symbolise piggy banks; spider webs on the tiles in the shopping arcade allude to spiders trapping ies to consume later; and the tiles also portray bees, which, metaphorically, save stocks of honey for the wintertime. These elements demonstrate an attention to design detail that remains today. Italian architect and design maestro Piero Lissoni was responsible for evolving this rich design history into a contemporary space. The way he merged the 19th century edi ce by encasing its interior courtyard in glass demonstrates a seamless, innate understanding of old and new, public and private. Lissoni’s style is rich, muted and stylishly pared-back. While his vision contrasts to the decorative nature of the original 19th century edice, it brings a new mood – and a new function – to this historic landmark building.     The Conservatorium regularly collaborates with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam music school and together they started the Expression of Art Award series. Each year, students from the jazz department are invited to play at the hotel. A jury is present to announce the winner, who is awarded with a monetary fund to encourage them in their musical career. The hotel’s cultural commitment goes beyond music. It has an ever-changing roster of contemporary artists displaying their work in the hotel lobby. These artists range from emerging talent to globally established names such as Banksy and Scholten & Baijings. Local artists also decorate the Artist in Residence Suites upstairs with works. These pieces are rotated frequently and are shown alongside publications giving details. They are accompanied by a series of lectures and workshops. The permanent art collection in the hotel has been curated by architect Piero Lissoni, and includes everything from reproductions of historic Dutch masterpieces to brand new commissions inspired by the Conservatorium’s cultural and musical history.   The Conservatorium has an illustrious, century-long past where society has always gathered together. This is especially apparent today in its elegant bar and restaurants. The restaurant Taiko rede nes contemporary Asian cuisine with authentic dishes made of local, seasonal products. Taiko takes its name from the Japanese for ‘drum’, and is located in the percussion room of the old music school. For something more casual, there is the Brasserie where platters full of healthy dishes greet customers as they arrive and afternoon tea is served every day. Lastly, the Tunes Bar serves cocktails, which are best enjoyed during the weekend when the in-house DJ brings the room alive.   The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre marries innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions. It boasts seven treatment rooms, including a double treatment suite, and o ers some of the nest signature spa treatments in Amsterdam. There is a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages. Akasha also features Amsterdam’s only Watsu pool for tailored hydro-treatments and guided meditation, as well as a large gym featuring Life Fitness equipment and private studios for yoga, pilates and more.     Located on Museumplein – Amsterdam’s historic cultural hub – the Conservatorium is surrounded by legendary artworks, ne examples of the applied arts and classical and jazz music in a set of world-famous institutions. Paintings by the Netherland’s greatest master can be found at the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum has a team of historic Dutch masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals. Contemporary art is shown close by at the Stedelijk Museum and Moco Museum and opposite is the Concertgebouw, which has one of Europe’s best music programmes. This community of culture is within footsteps of the Conservatorium.     Are you planning your next trip but want maximum flexibility? With The Set Flex you can book now, but change your dates and/or destination up to two times, up to the end of 2021. Have you booked your stay at the Conservatorium Hotel, but decide to go to Paris or London after all, with The Set Flex you can change the destination and the dates easily. Furthermore, you will get 25% discount on our best available rate and you can enjoy at the relaxing environment of the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing at each of our beautifully composed properties.   We love treats - who doesn't? Book your stay with us directly or via your preferred travel advisor and we'll treat you to a €30 hotel credit (or €60 for suite bookings) to enjoy in our restaurants or spa, a guaranteed upgrade, a guaranteed early check-in and a guaranteed late check-out until 3 pm. The best offer you will find, guaranteed. T&Cs apply.   For more information and booking please visit their website: conservatoriumhotel.com

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Filling Pieces open their first permanent store in Amsterdam
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Filling Pieces open their first permanent store in Amsterdam

Fashion Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s 9 Streets, Filling Pieces’ first permanent retail store offers a carefully curated, tangible brand experience.     The vision of the brand’s Art Director, Daniele Misso, the store has been designed to function as a creative hub and pays homage to its predecessor: the beautiful and avant-garde bookstore, Mendo. The space is intended as an interactive environment to exchange ideas and experiences between people from different backgrounds and growing communities.     “We are showcasing more than just products, curating different art from our inner-circle friendship group of artists, using our retail space as a meeting place for our community.” - Guillaume Philibert, Founder & Creative Director, FP.   Filling Pieces has once again commissioned designer Johan Viladrich for custom fittings, having previously designed the Paris showroom installation for the brand’s AW20 collection. Beyond the latest collections and exclusive product offerings, artistic collaborations merge here with product display, to create a new experience in retail. Periodically, the store will feature the work of international artists of various disciplines, providing a platform to express their interpretations and vision of society outside of conventional institutions such as art galleries and museums. For the opening, a digital reproduction of Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo is displayed. Through photogrammetry (a process mainly used for 3D scanning), Swedish artist, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk uses the 62,000+ images found under the hashtag #venusdemiloto merge together, forming a new digital original. Mikaela reflects upon reproduction and archival processes in the age of the internet, as well as our growing relationship to digital landscapes and ties to public life. The brand plans to open a larger flagship store and brand experience closer to the end of 2020, with hopes to expand to other international key cities in the next years to come.     Visit the store at the Berenstraat 11,1016GG in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Officially opened from: 17th August. Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s 9 Streets, Filling Pieces’ first permanent retail store offers a carefully curated, tangible brand experience.     The vision of the brand’s Art Director, Daniele Misso, the store has been designed to function as a creative hub and pays homage to its predecessor: the beautiful and avant-garde bookstore, Mendo. The space is intended as an interactive environment to exchange ideas and experiences between people from different backgrounds and growing communities.     “We are showcasing more than just products, curating different art from our inner-circle friendship group of artists, using our retail space as a meeting place for our community.” - Guillaume Philibert, Founder & Creative Director, FP.   Filling Pieces has once again commissioned designer Johan Viladrich for custom fittings, having previously designed the Paris showroom installation for the brand’s AW20 collection. Beyond the latest collections and exclusive product offerings, artistic collaborations merge here with product display, to create a new experience in retail. Periodically, the store will feature the work of international artists of various disciplines, providing a platform to express their interpretations and vision of society outside of conventional institutions such as art galleries and museums. For the opening, a digital reproduction of Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo is displayed. Through photogrammetry (a process mainly used for 3D scanning), Swedish artist, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk uses the 62,000+ images found under the hashtag #venusdemiloto merge together, forming a new digital original. Mikaela reflects upon reproduction and archival processes in the age of the internet, as well as our growing relationship to digital landscapes and ties to public life. The brand plans to open a larger flagship store and brand experience closer to the end of 2020, with hopes to expand to other international key cities in the next years to come.     Visit the store at the Berenstraat 11,1016GG in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Officially opened from: 17th August.

THE DUCHESS, Amsterdam
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THE DUCHESS, Amsterdam

Food Inspired by the elegant Belle Époque and the refined flavours of the Nouveau-Niçoise cuisine, THE DUCHESS opened in June 2015 in Amsterdam’s historical KAS Bank building and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. Exquisite products are the star du spectacle in a fresh and elegant cuisine and cocktail menu. From breakfast until dinner. Co-founders of THE DUCHESS Yossi Eliyahoo and Liran Wizman of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP along with CEO Stephanie Pearson and Executive Chef Hari Shetty continually aim to set the new standard for modern hospitality.     “The race for quality has no finish line and THE DUCHESS is always aiming to raise the bar.” –Yossi Eliyahoo, founder of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP         THE DUCHESS cuisine:   THE DUCHESS dinner menu is inspired by the light and refined flavours from Southern France and Italy, also known as Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine. Exquisite produce become praised dishes such as Dover Sole Meuniere, Beef Wellington and THE DUCHESS Seafood Pasta. All dishes are carefully prepared in the state of the art and custom-made Molteni kitchen. The kitchen is a sight by itself and boasts the highly exclusive chef’s table right in the middle of the kitchen, THE DUCHESS Table. In 2017 THE DUCHESS received her crown jewel, a star in the Michelin Guide 2018.     THE DUCHESS menu:   In addition to the elegant dinnertime, THE DUCHESS welcomes her guest during the day with the same graceful poise. Breakfast at THE DUCHESS includes morning classics such as Pain au Chocolat and poached eggs, which are prepared with the most beautiful of ingredients. As one could expect of nobility, the Afternoon Tea earned a prominent role at THE DUCHESS; a charming Alice in Wonderland experience dressed in an abundance of sweets. The extravagant display of cake tiers in the Tea Room offers a spread of niche pastries. They are joined by savoury delicacies and scones served with signature marmalades and homemade macaroons. Accompanied by one of the many exclusive tea-blends, or true to the royal nature of THE DUCHESS, with a glass of champagne.     THE DUCHESS beverages:   All beverages at THE DUCHESS are seamlessly integrated into the dining experience, starting with a savvy selection of punches and some highly creative adaptations of ‘French and Savoy Apéritif’. The cocktail offer includes a unique selection of refined and often-overlooked beverages from the heyday of the last cocktail era, the 1920s and 1930s, and a tailor-made wine list, complementing THE DUCHESS cuisine with the most exclusive wines and champagnes from around the globe. The bar was awarded Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe' at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017, ‘Best Hotel Bar’ in Esquire’s Best Cocktail Bar Contest 2015 and 'Best Cocktail Bar' in the Entree Awards 2015.     THE DUCHESS interior:   THE DUCHESS imperial setting is designed by BARANOWITZ + KRONENBERG. The overwhelming central hall features stained-glass ceiling. Black marble details, beautiful hand- crafted floor-tiles and the intricate wooden doorframes balance the sophistication of a distant royal past with the comfort and intrigue of our time. At THE DUCHESS the past and present do more than co-exist; they enrich one another.   "The restaurant is known for their shared dining experience, and the experience in my eyes is incredible. Their signature dishes truly stand out with a a great wine parring, a great suggestion for a date, a dinner with friends or a business lunch or dinner. Located in the very centre of Amsterdam. We highly reccomend it." - Timotej Letonja   THE DUCHESS | Spuistraat 172 | 1012 VT Amsterdam | the-duchess.com  info@the-duchess.com | +31 (0) 20 8113322       AWARDS LUX Magazine 2018: Restaurant Group of the Year: THE ENTOURAGE GROUP LUX Magazine 2018: Best Gourmet European Restaurant: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2017: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2017: Liran Wizman, The Entourage Group Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2015: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2015: Yossi Eliyahoo, The Entourage Group World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017: Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality and Style Award 2015: Best Cocktail bar: THE DUCHESS Esquire’s best cocktail bar contest 2015: Best Hotelbar: THE DUCHESS     SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: THEDUCHESSAmsterdam Instagram: @THEDUCHESS_official Hashtags: #THEDUCHESSAmsterdam #THEENTOURAGEGROUP Inspired by the elegant Belle Époque and the refined flavours of the Nouveau-Niçoise cuisine, THE DUCHESS opened in June 2015 in Amsterdam’s historical KAS Bank building and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. Exquisite products are the star du spectacle in a fresh and elegant cuisine and cocktail menu. From breakfast until dinner. Co-founders of THE DUCHESS Yossi Eliyahoo and Liran Wizman of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP along with CEO Stephanie Pearson and Executive Chef Hari Shetty continually aim to set the new standard for modern hospitality.     “The race for quality has no finish line and THE DUCHESS is always aiming to raise the bar.” –Yossi Eliyahoo, founder of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP         THE DUCHESS cuisine:   THE DUCHESS dinner menu is inspired by the light and refined flavours from Southern France and Italy, also known as Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine. Exquisite produce become praised dishes such as Dover Sole Meuniere, Beef Wellington and THE DUCHESS Seafood Pasta. All dishes are carefully prepared in the state of the art and custom-made Molteni kitchen. The kitchen is a sight by itself and boasts the highly exclusive chef’s table right in the middle of the kitchen, THE DUCHESS Table. In 2017 THE DUCHESS received her crown jewel, a star in the Michelin Guide 2018.     THE DUCHESS menu:   In addition to the elegant dinnertime, THE DUCHESS welcomes her guest during the day with the same graceful poise. Breakfast at THE DUCHESS includes morning classics such as Pain au Chocolat and poached eggs, which are prepared with the most beautiful of ingredients. As one could expect of nobility, the Afternoon Tea earned a prominent role at THE DUCHESS; a charming Alice in Wonderland experience dressed in an abundance of sweets. The extravagant display of cake tiers in the Tea Room offers a spread of niche pastries. They are joined by savoury delicacies and scones served with signature marmalades and homemade macaroons. Accompanied by one of the many exclusive tea-blends, or true to the royal nature of THE DUCHESS, with a glass of champagne.     THE DUCHESS beverages:   All beverages at THE DUCHESS are seamlessly integrated into the dining experience, starting with a savvy selection of punches and some highly creative adaptations of ‘French and Savoy Apéritif’. The cocktail offer includes a unique selection of refined and often-overlooked beverages from the heyday of the last cocktail era, the 1920s and 1930s, and a tailor-made wine list, complementing THE DUCHESS cuisine with the most exclusive wines and champagnes from around the globe. The bar was awarded Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe' at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017, ‘Best Hotel Bar’ in Esquire’s Best Cocktail Bar Contest 2015 and 'Best Cocktail Bar' in the Entree Awards 2015.     THE DUCHESS interior:   THE DUCHESS imperial setting is designed by BARANOWITZ + KRONENBERG. The overwhelming central hall features stained-glass ceiling. Black marble details, beautiful hand- crafted floor-tiles and the intricate wooden doorframes balance the sophistication of a distant royal past with the comfort and intrigue of our time. At THE DUCHESS the past and present do more than co-exist; they enrich one another.   "The restaurant is known for their shared dining experience, and the experience in my eyes is incredible. Their signature dishes truly stand out with a a great wine parring, a great suggestion for a date, a dinner with friends or a business lunch or dinner. Located in the very centre of Amsterdam. We highly reccomend it." - Timotej Letonja   THE DUCHESS | Spuistraat 172 | 1012 VT Amsterdam | the-duchess.com  info@the-duchess.com | +31 (0) 20 8113322       AWARDS LUX Magazine 2018: Restaurant Group of the Year: THE ENTOURAGE GROUP LUX Magazine 2018: Best Gourmet European Restaurant: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2017: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2017: Liran Wizman, The Entourage Group Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2015: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2015: Yossi Eliyahoo, The Entourage Group World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017: Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality and Style Award 2015: Best Cocktail bar: THE DUCHESS Esquire’s best cocktail bar contest 2015: Best Hotelbar: THE DUCHESS     SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: THEDUCHESSAmsterdam Instagram: @THEDUCHESS_official Hashtags: #THEDUCHESSAmsterdam #THEENTOURAGEGROUP

Soho Roc House Mykonos
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Soho Roc House Mykonos

Travel Soho Roc House on the Greek island of Mykonos has 45 bedrooms, a poolside veranda, a bar, a restaurant and lounge areas, and is a short walk away from Scorpios on Paraga beach.   Last summer, Scorpios and the adjacent hotel joined the Soho House & Co family. The hotel at San Giorgio has been redesigned by the Soho House team to create a new club with bedrooms that will be open to Soho House members.     The design of Soho Roc House takes inspiration from Scorpios and laid-back beach life in Mykonos, with polished plaster floors and warm-tone plaster wall finishes, a built-in plaster reception desk in a neutral shade, and timber fittings and shelving. Furniture is built in or made of natural materials, with linen fabrics, natural jute rugs, bespoke ceramic lamps and woven wall tapestries. There are also plants and greenery throughout, giving an outdoor feel.     Bedrooms range from Tiny to Extra Large, with gardens and views of the Aegean Sea. Each one features handpicked furniture, locally made textiles and muted colour palettes to create a feeling of serenity, with all of the same touches as the Houses around the world, including mini bars and Roberts radios in every bedroom. All the bathrooms have Cowshed products and rainforest showers.     The indoor reception space flows through to an outdoor courtyard, where the existing stone chapel has been retained, with lounge seating, rattan dining chairs and wooden tables situated alongside olive trees inside the original stone walls.     A rustic open-plan restaurant serves organic, home-style Mediterranean food, with a light sand- coloured floor, plaster open kitchen, timber shelving, dry-stone walls and lounge furniture to relax on. There are also layered grasses and reeds planted around the dining space.     At the main gathering place, the Pool Bar, the landscape has been designed organically, with plants interspersed naturally within the stone paving, long grasses and a seamless plaster floor that goes from the surrounding area right through the pool. There are sunbeds, loungers with natural tone fabrics, and a bar serving cocktails and smoothies throughout the day.     The lounge area has Moroccan-style floor cushions, low seating, cushions and textiles in natural fabrics, and hanging lanterns, with views out over the Aegean Sea. There’s an outdoor gym, a massage hut and a monthly series of classes, mind and body workshops, therapies and rituals.     Soho Roc House has opened with all the appropriate health and safety measures in line with government regulations, to ensure the safety and well-being of both guests and the team. There are social-distancing measures in place, with reduced capacities, increased spacing and signage in the eating and drinking areas, as well as constant cleaning and disinfecting throughout the House. Please get in touch for more information.     A short walk away is Scorpios, set on its own sheltered cove on the southern tip of Mykonos. Perfectly placed for sunset, Scorpios is much more than a beach bar and destination restaurant. It is an inclusive gathering place for a like-minded community of musicians, artists, performers, and bodywork practitioners with a creative programme that transcends genres, borders, and stereotypes. A     Scorpios and Soho Roc House share the same relaxed, home from home feel as all of the Houses around the world; built around a love of food, design, art and music. Scorpios has already had five successful seasons on the island, with consistent sell out summers.     The acquisition of Scorpios marks the first step in Soho House’s plans to build on the existing global network of Houses and its membership community, by creating a new pillar of the business centred around “experiences outside of the Houses”. Soho House and Scorpios are looking at other beach- front sites around the world to bring similar immersive, barefoot spaces that offer a way of living focused on community, connection and creativity to Soho House members and like-minded friends.   Soho Roc House on the Greek island of Mykonos has 45 bedrooms, a poolside veranda, a bar, a restaurant and lounge areas, and is a short walk away from Scorpios on Paraga beach.   Last summer, Scorpios and the adjacent hotel joined the Soho House & Co family. The hotel at San Giorgio has been redesigned by the Soho House team to create a new club with bedrooms that will be open to Soho House members.     The design of Soho Roc House takes inspiration from Scorpios and laid-back beach life in Mykonos, with polished plaster floors and warm-tone plaster wall finishes, a built-in plaster reception desk in a neutral shade, and timber fittings and shelving. Furniture is built in or made of natural materials, with linen fabrics, natural jute rugs, bespoke ceramic lamps and woven wall tapestries. There are also plants and greenery throughout, giving an outdoor feel.     Bedrooms range from Tiny to Extra Large, with gardens and views of the Aegean Sea. Each one features handpicked furniture, locally made textiles and muted colour palettes to create a feeling of serenity, with all of the same touches as the Houses around the world, including mini bars and Roberts radios in every bedroom. All the bathrooms have Cowshed products and rainforest showers.     The indoor reception space flows through to an outdoor courtyard, where the existing stone chapel has been retained, with lounge seating, rattan dining chairs and wooden tables situated alongside olive trees inside the original stone walls.     A rustic open-plan restaurant serves organic, home-style Mediterranean food, with a light sand- coloured floor, plaster open kitchen, timber shelving, dry-stone walls and lounge furniture to relax on. There are also layered grasses and reeds planted around the dining space.     At the main gathering place, the Pool Bar, the landscape has been designed organically, with plants interspersed naturally within the stone paving, long grasses and a seamless plaster floor that goes from the surrounding area right through the pool. There are sunbeds, loungers with natural tone fabrics, and a bar serving cocktails and smoothies throughout the day.     The lounge area has Moroccan-style floor cushions, low seating, cushions and textiles in natural fabrics, and hanging lanterns, with views out over the Aegean Sea. There’s an outdoor gym, a massage hut and a monthly series of classes, mind and body workshops, therapies and rituals.     Soho Roc House has opened with all the appropriate health and safety measures in line with government regulations, to ensure the safety and well-being of both guests and the team. There are social-distancing measures in place, with reduced capacities, increased spacing and signage in the eating and drinking areas, as well as constant cleaning and disinfecting throughout the House. Please get in touch for more information.     A short walk away is Scorpios, set on its own sheltered cove on the southern tip of Mykonos. Perfectly placed for sunset, Scorpios is much more than a beach bar and destination restaurant. It is an inclusive gathering place for a like-minded community of musicians, artists, performers, and bodywork practitioners with a creative programme that transcends genres, borders, and stereotypes. A     Scorpios and Soho Roc House share the same relaxed, home from home feel as all of the Houses around the world; built around a love of food, design, art and music. Scorpios has already had five successful seasons on the island, with consistent sell out summers.     The acquisition of Scorpios marks the first step in Soho House’s plans to build on the existing global network of Houses and its membership community, by creating a new pillar of the business centred around “experiences outside of the Houses”. Soho House and Scorpios are looking at other beach- front sites around the world to bring similar immersive, barefoot spaces that offer a way of living focused on community, connection and creativity to Soho House members and like-minded friends.  

MOMO Restaurant Bar & Lounge, Amsterdam
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MOMO Restaurant Bar & Lounge, Amsterdam

Food Finally! The 1st restaurant, where it all started for THE ENTOURAGE GROUP 11 years ago, will open its doors again from Tuesday the 1st of September. MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge will be open every day for lunch and dinner. We look forward to welcome our guests back at the restaurant and give them an amazing and incredible dining experience.     Creative mastermind and entrepreneur Yossi Eliyahoo, owner of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP, made his debut in The Netherlands in 2008 with MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. A debut that introduced high-end Asian cuisine to the Netherlands and so defined a new standard for the Dutch hospitality industry. The start of MOMO 11 years ago, was the start of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP.     Are you looking for a more private and intimate experience? MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge also has a ground-breaking private dining concept. Any celebration or special occasion will be a unique and custom-made experience to never forget. From canapés to cocktails and decorations to desserts – MOMO attends to every detail. For more information please visit our website: momo-amsterdam.com or privatedining@momo-amsterdam.com They will have a strict reservations policy and therefore bookings must be made in advance. Please contact the restaurant directly to make your reservation. Bookings for MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge can be made via:Opentable+31 (0) 20 671 7474info@momo-amsterdam.com. Finally! The 1st restaurant, where it all started for THE ENTOURAGE GROUP 11 years ago, will open its doors again from Tuesday the 1st of September. MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge will be open every day for lunch and dinner. We look forward to welcome our guests back at the restaurant and give them an amazing and incredible dining experience.     Creative mastermind and entrepreneur Yossi Eliyahoo, owner of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP, made his debut in The Netherlands in 2008 with MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. A debut that introduced high-end Asian cuisine to the Netherlands and so defined a new standard for the Dutch hospitality industry. The start of MOMO 11 years ago, was the start of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP.     Are you looking for a more private and intimate experience? MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge also has a ground-breaking private dining concept. Any celebration or special occasion will be a unique and custom-made experience to never forget. From canapés to cocktails and decorations to desserts – MOMO attends to every detail. For more information please visit our website: momo-amsterdam.com or privatedining@momo-amsterdam.com They will have a strict reservations policy and therefore bookings must be made in advance. Please contact the restaurant directly to make your reservation. Bookings for MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge can be made via:Opentable+31 (0) 20 671 7474info@momo-amsterdam.com.

Balenciaga will open its newest flagship in Rome
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Balenciaga will open its newest flagship in Rome

Fashion On August 4th, 2020, Balenciaga will open its newest flagship, a largescale store in the heart of Rome. BALENCIAGA PIAZZI DI SPAGNA—located at the foot of the Spanish Steps—introduces a location-specific concept to showcase men’s, women's, and kids’ ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories on two full floors.     Glass doors and windows facing the street are curved inward, creating convexspaces that reveal a wider view of the store’s interior from outside. Inside, roomsopen up to one another, each a variation of the theme that came before it. The floors of each room are made from a variety of codified textures: asphalt-like, interlocking concrete tile, and logo-carved carpet in cement grey and theatrical red.     Influenced by the culture of preservation and drama that surrounds this newest flagship, its walls are partially obscured behind glass or red curtains, weaving elements from a museum or stage into the brand signatures. Industrial mirrors, lacquered metal, and extruded aluminium round out other details that transpose the signatures of public, civic architecture into a private, retail space.       BALENCIAGA PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ROME 67-69 Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy On August 4th, 2020, Balenciaga will open its newest flagship, a largescale store in the heart of Rome. BALENCIAGA PIAZZI DI SPAGNA—located at the foot of the Spanish Steps—introduces a location-specific concept to showcase men’s, women's, and kids’ ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories on two full floors.     Glass doors and windows facing the street are curved inward, creating convexspaces that reveal a wider view of the store’s interior from outside. Inside, roomsopen up to one another, each a variation of the theme that came before it. The floors of each room are made from a variety of codified textures: asphalt-like, interlocking concrete tile, and logo-carved carpet in cement grey and theatrical red.     Influenced by the culture of preservation and drama that surrounds this newest flagship, its walls are partially obscured behind glass or red curtains, weaving elements from a museum or stage into the brand signatures. Industrial mirrors, lacquered metal, and extruded aluminium round out other details that transpose the signatures of public, civic architecture into a private, retail space.       BALENCIAGA PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ROME 67-69 Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy

Soho House Amsterdam
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Soho House Amsterdam

Design Soho House Amsterdam opened in the summer of 2018, in the Bungehuis building on the Spuistraat. The canal-side House has 79 bedrooms, a rooftop pool, a floor of club space and Cecconi's restaurant & Cowshed spa on the ground floor.     The rooftop has a swimming pool and bar overlooking the city, with a geometric-pattern tiled floor, sun loungers and parasols, and chairs and tables for eating and drinking. On the 5th Floor, the main members’ space overlooks the canal, with bold fabrics, antique furniture mixed with specially designed pieces, geometric rugs and a high-gloss black floor. The wall panelling is inspired by the listed detailing in the Bungehuis, with the original blue tiling, and a bar clad in fabric inspired by the Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ‘hidden church’ in the city. The space has comfortable seating and a big open fire, with the adjacent Library, which has its own bar and small workspace area. On the other side, House Kitchen serves food and drinks all day, with a big open kitchen and deli counter. The space is decorated in pinks and Hague blues, with banquette seating, lounge chairs and vintage tables and lamps. A rug runs down the centre of the room, with a tiled floor and timber detailing, and linen fabrics and plants, making the space feel light and open. Next door, is a DJ booth for performances and members’ events on evenings and weekends. The space has its own lounge and bar, with deep green cork flooring and acoustic soundproofing in the walls. On the 4th Floor, House Gym looks out over the canal with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, HIIT and yoga studios. The ceilings are painted in a high-gloss canal green, mirroring the view outside, and reflecting the resin cross pattern, the Amsterdam city symbol. The changing rooms feature terrazzo flooring, with marble mosaic showers and steam and sauna rooms. The Screening Room on the same floor has velvet armchairs, footstalls and vintage lamps on individual side tables. A small pre-screening bar has high gloss lacquered and velvet clad walls, mirrored tables, dark fabric sofas and armchairs, and a ribbed timber bar serving drinks and snacks.     The 79 bedrooms are across floors 1-3, ranging in size from Tiny to Extra-Large. Each of the rooms has antique pieces mixed with specially designed furniture and rugs. The bed throws and fabrics are inspired by the original windows in the grand Bungehuis staircase, with tables, poufs and sofas designed by Soho House. The first floor bedrooms are mostly Monumental Rooms, big, large and extra large with a listed corridor clad in limestone, tiles that have been meticulously restored by a specialist team, restored art deco lighting, original wall panelling and mosaic tiled floors. Each of the bedrooms retains the 1930’s timber panelling and stained glass windows, with prominent art deco sculptures. In the centre of larger rooms are specially designed pod bathrooms, clad with fabric and with freestanding copper bathtubs. Cecconi’s restaurant and Cowshed spa on the ground floor.   The Ground Floor of Soho House Amsterdam is open to the public, with Cecconi’s, a Cowshed spa, the Allis Bar and private hire rooms. Cecconi’s serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and dishes from Northern Italy, with a dining area that overlooks the canal, a comfortable lounge area with low seating, a locally-sourced wine tasting table and a large curved bar. The space has a glass retractable roof, with plants weaved into the ceiling, leather banquettes, vintage rugs, and specially made pendant lights, with the signature Cecconi’s marble striped floor in deep red.. Originating in Venice, Cecconi’s Amsterdam joins sister restaurants in London, New York, Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin. Cowshed, also on the ground floor and open to the public too, has six treatment rooms, two barber chairs and four treatment chairs offering a range of services and Cowshed products to take home. The space is decorated in soft greens, with painted wooden ceilings and floors and light linen fabrics. The Allis Bar is a lounge and bar serving light meals and cocktails, offering a slice of the House’s relaxed atmosphere to the public. The bar is open on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 2am, making it the perfect spot for both early aperitifs and late-night drinks.     There are three private hire spaces, which have art deco design, with bold patterned fabrics and wooden floors and each has a bar with removable furniture and the spaces can accommodate anywhere between 12 to 80 guests. These spaces can be hired separately, and two can be combined with the main Allis Bar area.     The Soho House Amsterdam art collection, curated by head of collections for Soho House Kate Bryan, is made up of works by local artists; showing a contemporary take on 15th and 16th century Dutch art. The collection acknowledges the history of Dutch art; a self-portrait wall in homage to Rembrandt and Van Gogh, two of the greatest self portraitists, works dealing with landscape that reference the great golden age of Dutch landscape oil painters, and a series of still life works in Cecconi’s.     The Bungehuis was built in the 1930s as a trading office, and since the 1970’s served as the humanities building for the University of Amsterdam. The six-story building is covered in limestone and granite, with bay windows on each side, and art deco details. The interior has original architectural features in bronze, stained glass, and birch timber as well as monumental glazed tiles.           Soho House Amsterdam Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, Netherlands www.sohohouseamsterdam.com Soho House Amsterdam opened in the summer of 2018, in the Bungehuis building on the Spuistraat. The canal-side House has 79 bedrooms, a rooftop pool, a floor of club space and Cecconi's restaurant & Cowshed spa on the ground floor.     The rooftop has a swimming pool and bar overlooking the city, with a geometric-pattern tiled floor, sun loungers and parasols, and chairs and tables for eating and drinking. On the 5th Floor, the main members’ space overlooks the canal, with bold fabrics, antique furniture mixed with specially designed pieces, geometric rugs and a high-gloss black floor. The wall panelling is inspired by the listed detailing in the Bungehuis, with the original blue tiling, and a bar clad in fabric inspired by the Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ‘hidden church’ in the city. The space has comfortable seating and a big open fire, with the adjacent Library, which has its own bar and small workspace area. On the other side, House Kitchen serves food and drinks all day, with a big open kitchen and deli counter. The space is decorated in pinks and Hague blues, with banquette seating, lounge chairs and vintage tables and lamps. A rug runs down the centre of the room, with a tiled floor and timber detailing, and linen fabrics and plants, making the space feel light and open. Next door, is a DJ booth for performances and members’ events on evenings and weekends. The space has its own lounge and bar, with deep green cork flooring and acoustic soundproofing in the walls. On the 4th Floor, House Gym looks out over the canal with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, HIIT and yoga studios. The ceilings are painted in a high-gloss canal green, mirroring the view outside, and reflecting the resin cross pattern, the Amsterdam city symbol. The changing rooms feature terrazzo flooring, with marble mosaic showers and steam and sauna rooms. The Screening Room on the same floor has velvet armchairs, footstalls and vintage lamps on individual side tables. A small pre-screening bar has high gloss lacquered and velvet clad walls, mirrored tables, dark fabric sofas and armchairs, and a ribbed timber bar serving drinks and snacks.     The 79 bedrooms are across floors 1-3, ranging in size from Tiny to Extra-Large. Each of the rooms has antique pieces mixed with specially designed furniture and rugs. The bed throws and fabrics are inspired by the original windows in the grand Bungehuis staircase, with tables, poufs and sofas designed by Soho House. The first floor bedrooms are mostly Monumental Rooms, big, large and extra large with a listed corridor clad in limestone, tiles that have been meticulously restored by a specialist team, restored art deco lighting, original wall panelling and mosaic tiled floors. Each of the bedrooms retains the 1930’s timber panelling and stained glass windows, with prominent art deco sculptures. In the centre of larger rooms are specially designed pod bathrooms, clad with fabric and with freestanding copper bathtubs. Cecconi’s restaurant and Cowshed spa on the ground floor.   The Ground Floor of Soho House Amsterdam is open to the public, with Cecconi’s, a Cowshed spa, the Allis Bar and private hire rooms. Cecconi’s serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and dishes from Northern Italy, with a dining area that overlooks the canal, a comfortable lounge area with low seating, a locally-sourced wine tasting table and a large curved bar. The space has a glass retractable roof, with plants weaved into the ceiling, leather banquettes, vintage rugs, and specially made pendant lights, with the signature Cecconi’s marble striped floor in deep red.. Originating in Venice, Cecconi’s Amsterdam joins sister restaurants in London, New York, Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin. Cowshed, also on the ground floor and open to the public too, has six treatment rooms, two barber chairs and four treatment chairs offering a range of services and Cowshed products to take home. The space is decorated in soft greens, with painted wooden ceilings and floors and light linen fabrics. The Allis Bar is a lounge and bar serving light meals and cocktails, offering a slice of the House’s relaxed atmosphere to the public. The bar is open on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 2am, making it the perfect spot for both early aperitifs and late-night drinks.     There are three private hire spaces, which have art deco design, with bold patterned fabrics and wooden floors and each has a bar with removable furniture and the spaces can accommodate anywhere between 12 to 80 guests. These spaces can be hired separately, and two can be combined with the main Allis Bar area.     The Soho House Amsterdam art collection, curated by head of collections for Soho House Kate Bryan, is made up of works by local artists; showing a contemporary take on 15th and 16th century Dutch art. The collection acknowledges the history of Dutch art; a self-portrait wall in homage to Rembrandt and Van Gogh, two of the greatest self portraitists, works dealing with landscape that reference the great golden age of Dutch landscape oil painters, and a series of still life works in Cecconi’s.     The Bungehuis was built in the 1930s as a trading office, and since the 1970’s served as the humanities building for the University of Amsterdam. The six-story building is covered in limestone and granite, with bay windows on each side, and art deco details. The interior has original architectural features in bronze, stained glass, and birch timber as well as monumental glazed tiles.           Soho House Amsterdam Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, Netherlands www.sohohouseamsterdam.com

Luckylefthand adorns Louis Vuitton headquarters with “Nine Colours, Nine Eyes and Nine Hearts“
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Luckylefthand adorns Louis Vuitton headquarters with “Nine Colours, Nine Eyes and Nine Hearts“

Art In the 1920s, Gaston-Louis Vuitton wrote, “Let’s make the street a happy place. ” A century later, Louis Vuitton asked artist Luckylefthand to decorate the façade of its Paris headquarters located by the Pont Neuf bridge. The fresco covers 280m2 and is made up of 14 colourful, sleek and playful paintings. With this painting, Louis Vuitton and Luckylefthand want to bring positivity and positive vibes to the Pont Neuf neighbourhood during the current lockdown. Luckylefthand was given carte blanche and used a minimalist, condensed style inspired by 1960s and 70s aesthetics to transport passers-by far away on a trip to the landscapes of Hossegor, his adopted town. With colourful transitions and primitive shapes, the wall painting was created using only acrylic paints and features a number of hands, one of the artist’s cherished symbols. The hands are physically set about a metre and a half apart yet are linked in spirit as a representation of our current mindset.   “I wanted to create this wall painting to o er Parisians a colourful stroll past the 14 windows, evoking a summer holiday while still representing the temporary period we are going through. The hands placed a metre and a half apart is a nod to what we’re currently experiencing. I hope this wall painting’s bright, saturated colours and rainbows made of big, curved lines will bring the positive energy we all need right now,” the artist said about his work.   Steven Burke is a French artist born in 1982. He works in the south-west French town of Hossegor, a place that has inspired him for years. After a 15-year career in the eld of graphic design, he practises his art in search of simplicity of shapes and purity of colours to convey a positive and enthusiastic message. The symbol of the hand is often represented in compositions to suggest humankind in its most universal form. Over time, this symbol has become an invitation to the meditative state, certainly pushed by the beauty of surrounding nature. For further informations : www.luckylefthand.com In the 1920s, Gaston-Louis Vuitton wrote, “Let’s make the street a happy place. ” A century later, Louis Vuitton asked artist Luckylefthand to decorate the façade of its Paris headquarters located by the Pont Neuf bridge. The fresco covers 280m2 and is made up of 14 colourful, sleek and playful paintings. With this painting, Louis Vuitton and Luckylefthand want to bring positivity and positive vibes to the Pont Neuf neighbourhood during the current lockdown. Luckylefthand was given carte blanche and used a minimalist, condensed style inspired by 1960s and 70s aesthetics to transport passers-by far away on a trip to the landscapes of Hossegor, his adopted town. With colourful transitions and primitive shapes, the wall painting was created using only acrylic paints and features a number of hands, one of the artist’s cherished symbols. The hands are physically set about a metre and a half apart yet are linked in spirit as a representation of our current mindset.   “I wanted to create this wall painting to o er Parisians a colourful stroll past the 14 windows, evoking a summer holiday while still representing the temporary period we are going through. The hands placed a metre and a half apart is a nod to what we’re currently experiencing. I hope this wall painting’s bright, saturated colours and rainbows made of big, curved lines will bring the positive energy we all need right now,” the artist said about his work.   Steven Burke is a French artist born in 1982. He works in the south-west French town of Hossegor, a place that has inspired him for years. After a 15-year career in the eld of graphic design, he practises his art in search of simplicity of shapes and purity of colours to convey a positive and enthusiastic message. The symbol of the hand is often represented in compositions to suggest humankind in its most universal form. Over time, this symbol has become an invitation to the meditative state, certainly pushed by the beauty of surrounding nature. For further informations : www.luckylefthand.com

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