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Our favourite object – be it lifestyle product, fashion item, work of art – of the week, chosen by our editors.

Hofmann Group Director Silvia Hofmann on Leading a Culinary Empire With Integrity

Backed by strong principles and meticulous expertise, Silvia Hofmann is at the helm of Barcelona’s Hofmann Group, a collection of award-winning restaurants, cafés, a pastry shop, and a culinary school. We spoke with her to find out how she excels in her multitude of roles, leaves her mark on the brand, and honours her mother’s legacy.

Talking To Sips: Barcelona’s Most Talked-About Cocktail Bar

Since its highly-anticipated opening this year, Sips Drinkery House in Barcelona has drawn crowds in troves for its sleek design and indelible offerings. We spoke with Sips’ owners, world-class bartenders Simone Caporale and Marc Álvarez, to get all the details on their specific processes, their design collaborations, and the creation of their retro aesthetic.

In Conversation With The Designers Of Luxury Fitness Brand ‘kenkō’ 

With their luxury fitness equipment brand kenkō, German designers Andreas Bachmann and Fritz Grospietsch create refined natural products that complement our lives, blurring the line between equipment and art. We spoke with the creators about their shared design principles, where they draw their inspiration from, and how they see the future of at-home exercise.

Our Talk With Michelin Star Chef Michelino Gioia of the Renowned Hotel IL Pellicano

At the renowned Hotel Il Pellicano, the culinary magic of Michelin Star Head Chef Michelino Gioia crafts unforgettable stories and encounters. We sat down with Michelino to find out more about the talent behind his imaginative creations, the particularities of heading the Il Pellicano kitchens, and where we can find him for some downtime in the off-season.

Exploring ‘Under’: A Conversation With The Head Chef And Designer Of Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

Tucked away on the rugged Norwegian coastline is ‘Under’, Europe’s first underwater restaurant, and the world’s largest. At the heart of this awe-inspiring venture is a symbiosis of Michelin star cuisine and award-winning design. We spoke with Under’s architectural and design firm Snøhetta, as well as head chef Nicolai Ellitsgaard Pedersen, to get all of the exciting details.

Artist Duo Thukral and Tagra on Their Meditative Design Approach

The artists behind collaborative Thukral and Tagra, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra are expanding the scope of art’s possibilities through ‘Social Design’, work across all mediums offering serious socio-political critiques.

Sitting Down with Michelin Star Chef and Culinary Provocateur Tim Raue

With two Michelin stars and an ever-expanding culinary empire, Berlin-born chef Tim Raue has reinvigorated German cuisine with exhilarating and daring dishes, quickly ascending as one of the country’s most significant chefs. We spoke with the culinary provocateur about the discipline behind his success, his passion for life’s finer things, and his dog’s sophisticated taste.

Fashion Designer and Naditum Founder Malin Bernreuther on Quality, Sustainability, and Bold Femininity

With her elegant handbag brand Naditum, luxury fashion designer Malin Bernreuther is setting a new standard in the industry, based on transparent production processes, quality craftsmanship, and empowered femininity. We got all the details from Malin on launching her own brand, the importance of female networks, and the inspiration behind her timeless pieces.

Making Structures, Spaces, and Worlds: Talking Design with Matteo Perduca

At his boutique hotels in Florence owned with partner Betty Soldi, designer Matteo Perduca envelops his guests in an atmosphere of comfort, imagination and creativity, in suites combining offbeat elements both modern and historic. We spoke with Matteo about his design decisions and processes, his original style, and the little bit of London he’s brought into Florence.

Watchmakers Alain Silberstein & Philippe Lebru In Our Interview about Collaboration, Inspiration, and Kontwaz Bauhaus 2

In a long-awaited collaboration, French avant-garde watchmakers Alain Silberstein and Philippe Lebru have introduced the limited-edition Kontwaz Bauhaus 2, presented by visionary watch brand MB&F, an imaginative fusion of Alain’s bold Bauhaus-inspired design and Philippe’s award-winning pendulum movement. We spoke with the pair about the exciting piece, their collaborative process, and their thoughts on the current state of watchmaking.