Our company is overloaded with machined mass-produced goods. As a contrast, therefore, craftsmanship is often used today as a synonym for luxury. That is, the production of first-class goods through manual labor. We show selected companies that create products for eternity with craftsmanship.
Eva Jospin's art project for Ruinart Maison 1729
The art project "Promenade(s)" by Eva Jospin and the special features of the annual exhibition
Sustainable fashion: Timeless & limited collections redefine value
New impulses: How Liapure Design Studio meets modern demands for sustainable fashion, quality and luxury with timeless essentials
Wooden bike: The durable eye-catcher for urban life
Popular wooden bicycles made from natural resources offer many advantages and are in no way inferior to conventional competitors in terms of design
Project213A: Contemporary design meets sustainability and fairness
How Project213A implements a modern design aesthetic, timelessness and individualization with the help of sustainability and fairness
How urban mining promises a waste-free future
Urban mining stands for sustainable and future-oriented raw material extraction. Everything about the innovative strategy for resource protection
Nontalo Kids: Where play, spontaneity and sustainability are in harmony
Design duo Eneris Collective launches Nontalo Kids - A modular and bio-based stool with a playful twist
New Norms: What crises and digitization mean for luxury brands
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News: GREENSTYLE brings fair fashion & education to Munich
The fashion industry needs to become more sustainable - this is exactly why GREENSTYLE creates awareness, reach and visibility for forward-looking changemakers
5 questions for Working Title founder Bjoern Kubeja
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Beatriz Morales stages sustainable art with "Where the Wild Things Grow".
The Mexican artist Beatriz Morales shows her exhibition "Where the Wild Things Grow" - A homage to her origins, nature and craftsmanship
5 Questions to Next Gen Designer Sep Verboom
“If we as designers and consumers don't know about the product, we can't evaluate it” AN INTERVIEW WITH SEP VERBOOM, FOUNDER OF LIVABLE
The NJAL top 10 brands of the month
These 10 brands show the diverse facets of creative and sustainable fashion
Fashion x Craft - the funding project for young fashion designers
An educational program that goes beyond the limits of classic fashion and textile production
Designer Gesa Hansen on her passion for future vintage
The sought-after designer talks about her personal style and why her passion for wood and vintage are the epitome of sustainable design In an interview with Gesa Hansen, founder of "The Hansen Family"
Colour expert Annika Murjahn on innovative eco-colour culture
How Caparol Icons sets new standards for luxurious color concepts and sustainability on the European market for interior paints In an interview with Annika Murjahn, founder of CAPAROL ICONS
Experiencing design with all senses – Sebastian Herkner on Slow Design
The creative product designer transports culture and craftsmanship into the modern age In an interview with Sebastian Herkner, Product Designer
Sustainability and Hybrid Commerce: Consumer Trends 2022
GfK study sees sustainability as the top trend for the new year - these are the topics for retailers, manufacturers and consumers
Book Club: TrendBook Forecast 2022 | 23 - Retro, Organic Materials, New Minimalism
These 5 macro trends offer inspiration for interior design, accessories, fashion, colors and textures in 2022/23
Christmas window decorations: The 10 best ideas and Inspo 2022
The right decoration for every style. Ten creative ideas for a Christmas window decoration
Industrial Designer - Stefan Diez rethinks design and breaks with old habits
“The products of the new era need potential for enthusiasm and a meaningful relationship with their users - products that are loved and retained, instead of drastic reduction” In an interview with Stefan Diez, CEO Diez Office and professor for industrial design
Book Club: Dig It! Building bound to the ground - building culture on the surface of the earth
Our book tip of the month digs deep into building culture - on the trail of architecture and its roots in the surface of the earth.
Book Club: Kuma - Japanese Architecture "Tradition meets modernity"
Our book tip of the month lets you discover the innovative architecture of the Japanese visionary Kengo Kuma with the beginning of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo
Green future powered by design - Green Trend Book 2021
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Carpet without harmful substances - a unique design for your home
Find out what makes a design carpet without harmful substances and where you can find them
Book Club: Gio Ponti appears as a personal & exclusive special edition
"Even if Ponti wasn't about saving resources, but about the impression of lightness, his approach can be transferred to our time"
Nomad upcycling rugs combine unique design with an appreciation for leftovers
"We believe in innovation, in crossing boundaries and in redefining the image of recycling and upcycling in the interior" In an interview with Jutta Werner, founder of Nomad
News: IWC launches TimberTex, a sustainable leather alternative
The Swiss watch manufacturer joins brands like Hermès and Adidas and develops watch straps made from sustainable leather alternatives
Ana Khouri on fair jewellery as a symbol of lasting value
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Top XNUMX online platforms for second hand furniture
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ArtColLab: Art & creativity meet sustainability & philanthropy
The ArtColLab project stands for creativity, philanthropy and sustainability. In our interview, co-founder Olga Re Rebaudengo gives exclusive insights into the current collection and the future of the art scene
Hippie, chic and something different: The Boho Style at Home
Natural colors, different materials and textiles for an imperfect look: the boho style
Sustainable Advent calendar - this is how zero waste Christmas works
It doesn't always have to be chocolate. A sustainable advent calendar with individual gifts is a special joy and attention. We show the best ideas and designs
Heimtextil Trends 2021/22: "Nothing New, Everything New"
The international trade fair Heimtextil is a trendsetter as well as trend barometer for the textile industry. 2021 is considered to be the kickstart for a sustainable and digitized future
Cocooning 3.0 - When the inside becomes the new outside
In the reinforced home office, borders between private and public are blurring. The learned separation of living spaces dissolves. What effects does this have on rooms and furniture and how long does the cocooning wave last? By expert Julia Riedmeier "Neo Luxury"
Inspiration & ideas for home trends and design 5
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Auction platforms: Antique objects are the luxury of tomorrow
The desire for sustainability and exclusivity leads to the boom in the auction platforms for antiques. We show where you bid best
News: Kenzo launches lifestyle brand K3 for interior decoration
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Luxury fashion pioneer Julia Leifert - Between ethics and aesthetics
"It is important to start somewhere - 100% is not a short-term goal, but a vision"
Easter decorations made by yourself and from fine natural materials
Decorate and give away for Easter. Modern design ideas that are stylish and durable. Easter decorations are made in-house or come from fine natural materials.
Design expert & visionary Ulrike Krages on urbanization and more comfort
"Aesthetics for me is aesthetics & everything that comes from the heart"
Solid wood or solid timber? Here's everything you need to know about woods and the differences between them
Living & building with the most sustainable raw material in the world. Wood appeals to us aesthetically and also ensures a pleasant room climate. Whether solid wood, solid wood or real wood - we explain the differences
Puristic minimalism by Alix Lawson
Historic classicism meets modern minimalist furniture - The creation of elegant restraint
Designer portrait - Guillaume Alan defines minimalist luxury on a new level
With his focus on aesthetic restraint, the French exceptional designer counts on the essence of things and the search for the essential
New Heritage Festival - Buy things that matter
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KPM chief designer Thomas Wenzel on timeless and sensual design
In dialogue with the chief designer of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin - challenges of modern table culture
Natascha von Hirschhausen on locally operating & globally networked fashion
In dialogue with Natascha von Hirschhausen, founder of the fashion label of the same name and the designer network Aethic - a pioneer of the German fashion world
New Heritage - Put an end to the throw-away mentality
We want products for eternity. Things that are so well done that we can still pass them on to our grandchildren
Terrazzo - the designer scene's favorite for La Dolce Vita
Terrazzo as new star of the international design scene. The colorful flooring exudes Mediterranean flair, lightness and elegance. Get to know the zero-emission eye-catcher
Sustainable furniture - Eco-design for your home
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ZAZI - A story about fashion, craftsmanship & humanity
In dialogue with Jeanne de Kroon, founder of ZAZI - how responsibility and courage can revolutionize the fashion industry
Designer Portrait - London-based jewelry designer Annoushka on her new collection
Annoushka Ducas, one of London's leading jewelry designers, talks about her personal taste
KPM's new boss Martina Hacker on tradition & trends
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Star designer Enrico Cinzano on the facets of aesthetics and sustainable design
In dialogue with the Italian star designer Enrico Marone Cinzano - the artful union of design, aesthetics and sustainability
Ronald van der Kemp - Fashion and the art of rarity
We meet Ronald van der Kemp RVDK, the world's first sustainable haute couture label. The brand has made it its mission to show the world that ethical fashion can be glamorous and exciting
New Luxury - luxury as an expression of a new and cultivated rebellion
New Luxury - Luxury becomes the expression of a new, cultivated rebellion: Status symbols are charged with ethical added value and sustainable concerns. The luxury market is growing steadily worldwide. But what does luxury mean today?
5 reasons why you should focus on quality over quantity
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New exhibition "Sustainable Thinking" at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum of the same name in Florence commemorates the designer's work with photo and work exhibitions. What few people know: Ferragamo was fascinated by the idea of sustainability
Chopard - 100% ethical gold
The luxury brand Chopard uses 100 percent ethically sound gold. What is Ethical Gold?
TEFAF - the art fair of superlatives in New York
Modern art and design of the post-war period, antiques, ethnographic art and jewelry at the superlative art fair
Atelier Swarovski focuses on sustainability
The Oscar winner Penélope Cruz is bringing out a sustainable collection with the traditional Atelier Swarovski
Craftsmanship: high-quality luxury objects away from the mainstream
Fast-paced modern trends mean that our world is increasingly flooded with machine-made mass-produced goods, which is why interest in traditional craftsmanship is increasing. Handmade products promise quality, durability and exclusivity. It's about unique pieces with their own character, limited editions and collector's items. Or in short: high-quality luxury objects away from the mainstream. Discover exquisite brands and visionary personalities who integrate craftsmanship into their production processes and corporate philosophies.
Timeless with a positive social impact
Be it wicker baskets or pieces of jewelry - different cultures around the world have specific, handcrafted expertise. Depending on the product, labels come into contact with them to offer original and stylish objects. Here you will find labels that not only offer exclusive original goods, but also support local cultures. Those who choose it choose timeless and special items and also promote the preservation of traditional craftsmanship.
Less mass production for more sustainability
In addition to the uniqueness of handcrafted objects, they are also more environmentally friendly than the machine version. Craftsmanship can save resources and circumvent the environmental impact of industrial mass production. In this way, exclusivity, ethics and sustainability make craftsmanship an essential part of the modern understanding of luxury.