Interview

In-depth conversations with architects, designers, entrepreneurs and creatives who are changing the world with their chosen craft.

Ory Bar – First Class Location for Exclusive High End Cocktails

It’s no wonder that the Ory Bar was voted Munich’s best bar at the Munich Nightlife Awards and is one of the best hotel bars in Germany on the Mixology shortlist.

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.

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.

Finally, Furniture That’s Good for The Planet – Johanenlies, The Ultimate Furniture Upcycler

Sustainability, good design and longevity – those are the three concepts that define the Johanenlies philosophy, that shines through each and every piece of furniture they create. From upcycling floorboards to creating beautiful pieces of furniture, these works of art will enhance any room.

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.

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.