LATEST INTERVIEWS

Designer Ferruccio Laviani on Design Principles

Designer Ferruccio Laviani on Design Principles

Join us for our interview with designer Ferruccio Laviani whose previous works include collaborations with Swarovski, Dolce & Gabbana and Moët Hennessy. Find out how he became a designer, how he defines modern design and what his favourite materials are.

Leaving behind Her Michelin Star for a Culinary Adventure: Interview with Julia Komp

Having recently returned from a gastronomic world tour, Michelin Star chef Julia Komp knew that she wanted to share the culinary experience with everyone and anyone. Julia’s new restaurant Sahila, is a non-stop tour of cuisines from around the world, without having to leave Cologne. We were lucky enough to sit down with her and hear how much of an influence her world tour has had on the menu.

NOBLE WINEMAKERS

Winery Rings: The Young and Experimental Winemakers

The brothers Andreas and Steffen of the Rings vineyard create wines that possess the taste and integrity of the organic process as well as the delicate edge of passionate experimentation.

ENTREPRENEURS

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.

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.

Leaving behind Her Michelin Star for a Culinary Adventure: Interview with Julia Komp

Having recently returned from a gastronomic world tour, Michelin Star chef Julia Komp knew that she wanted to share the culinary experience with everyone and anyone. Julia’s new restaurant Sahila, is a non-stop tour of cuisines from around the world, without having to leave Cologne. We were lucky enough to sit down with her and hear how much of an influence her world tour has had on the menu.


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CREATIVE MINDS

Lanzavecchia Designer Interview

Designer Francesca Lanzavecchia on the Future of Design

According to designer Francesca Lanzavecchia, who has worked with major brands like Zanotta and Hérmes, design doesn’t only improve lives, it saves them. Read our interview with her to learn more about her career and her values, including her stance on “designing for all”.

Designer Ferruccio Laviani on Design Principles

Designer Ferruccio Laviani on Design Principles

Join us for our interview with designer Ferruccio Laviani whose previous works include collaborations with Swarovski, Dolce & Gabbana and Moët Hennessy. Find out how he became a designer, how he defines modern design and what his favourite materials are.

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.

NOBLE CHEFS

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

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.

Juan Danilo on shamanic influences and his culinary vision for the world

Growing up in Lima, Peru, Juan Danilo's classrooms were kitchens. Taught by both his parents and grandmother from a formative age, he learnt both the culinary and holistic value of Peru’s natural produce. We sat down to discuss his family’s influence on his cooking, his journey from Peru to Germany, and more.

From Marbella to Ibiza: In Conversation with Michelin Star Chef Dani García


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MIXOLOGISTS

Interview with Bar Paradiso Barcelona Head Bartender Alessio Beltrami

Recently coming in third on the Top 50 Bars in the World for the fifth year running, Bar Paradiso Barcelona is the most acclaimed cocktail bar in Barcelona. During our visit, our experience included smoking cocktails, glow-in-the-dark glassware and even a visit to a secret room, not that we can tell you about it. With Alessio Beltrami at the helm as Head Bartender, the approach puts perfectly mixed cocktails front and centre, with great care and attention going into each and every concoction.

Behind the Bar with The Rooftop’s Mixologist Andrea Garcia in Barcelona

Combining unparalleled hospitality with inventive talent, expert mixologist Andrea Garcia is at the centre of The Rooftop, the electrifying spot atop Barcelona’s luxurious Sir Victor Hotel. We sat down with Andrea to find out about the specifics of her exciting profession, the essentials for a perfect cocktail, and of course, her best stories from behind the bar.

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.