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Le Salon Du Design- 3rd to 4th of November 2018- Second Edition in Geneva

Le Salon Du Design- 3rd to 4th of November 2018- Second Edition in Geneva

Next month there will be the second edition of the SALON DU DESIGN in Geneva. The Design fair supports quality mid century design. For the new edition, that will take place on the weekend of 3-4 November 2018 at the Pavillon Sicli, Corine Stübi, co-founder of Kissthedesign Gallery and organiser of the fair, selected around thirty exhibitors from all over Switzerland and Europe. This year, vintage design lovers and picky collectors alike will have the chance to enjoy a wider range of original 20th century pieces, but also to experience a more international shopping thanks to the participation of new Dutch, Italian, German and French exhibitors. For the rst time, the two oors of the Sicli Pavilion will be deco- rated with amazing nds from the 1910’s to 1980’s. The dome of the Pavillon Sicli in Geneva is the ideal place for a quality fair dedicated to 20th century design. Designed…

Was The 19th Century A True Shift In The History Of Arts & Science?

Was The 19th Century A True Shift In The History Of Arts & Science?

If someone would ask me about my preferred moment in Arts, I would answer without any hesitation “THE 19TH CENTURY”. It crystalizes the heritage of the Enlightenment century with the Industrial revolution. Artists became more curious about nature, society and even the human relations. There is this aim to understand the past in order to shape the future. This curiosity initiated an age of exploration that reached all domains in Art. Here is a short recap about the creative minds who have influenced the 19th century in their respective domains and they are still references worldwide. Welcome to the glorious 19th century and the amazing feeling that everything is possible. The 19th Century In Arts, A Beautiful Revolution My approach of the 19th century needs to start with visual arts. This century brought such a creativity that we almost erased history. Sometimes we say that in order to innovate and…

Victorinox Deluxe Tinker Damast Limited Edition 2018

Victorinox Deluxe Tinker Damast Limited Edition 2018

When Victorinox invented the Tinker, they offered to the customers a great compact pocket tool with a fantastic Combi-Pliers. Whether you’re simply moving through your day or journeying around the world, the Deluxe Tinker pocket knife is the Officer’s knife for tinkers on the move. You never know what you’ll encounter out there, but you know that you and your Deluxe Tinker will always be ready to build, hack, or fix anything. In the era of the “Do it Yourself”, the Deluxe Tinker is a great addition to your daily companions. This year, Victorinox is launching a special edition called the Deluxe Tinker Damast Limited Edition 2018. Victorinox perpetuates blade high-tradition by continuing a series of limited edition in Damast steel (DS93X™). In 2018, the Swiss company has chosen the Deluxe Tinker, bringing certain unique functionalities for the first time into the Damast steel Victorinox products. Alluring in its aesthetic, its plum…

4 Ways To Make Your Small Home Luxurious

4 Ways To Make Your Small Home Luxurious

Just because your living space is fairly small that doesn’t mean it can’t be a luxurious space too. In fact, it’s easy to make any space look more luxurious with just a few simple additions (or takeaways), and many of these useful tips cost very little money (if any). Take a look at these easy ways to make your small home luxurious and you’ll see what we mean. Declutter No matter the size of your home, if you have a lot of furniture and general items in it, it’s going to seem smaller and more cramped up and that’s definitely not a sign of luxury. This is why decluttering is such a good idea. Once you have removed everything you don’t need (you can store it, take it to Goodwill, or arrange a garage sale if you prefer), you’ll be able to move your furniture around too and that can…

LEGO® TECHNIC BUGATTI CHIRON – The Beast released.

LEGO® TECHNIC BUGATTI CHIRON – The Beast released.

LEGO® is an amazing brand that made many of our childhood dreams come true. LEGO®’s popularity is demonstrated by its wide representation and usage in many forms of cultural works, including books, films and art work. It has even been used in the classroom as a teaching tool. This year, LEGO® TECHNIC is launching a new construction model based on the BUGATTI CHIRON. This is more than a toy, it is a real collaboration between the two iconic brands to bring to both brands fans a dream come true: to build a Bugatti with your own hands. Not sure this will be only for children, dads might also take advantage of this… The LEGO® Technic Bugatti Chiron combines the iconic design tradition of the French luxury car brand with LEGO® Technic elements. The result: an interpreted version of the latest super sports car from Molsheim. The LEGO® Technic Bugatti Chiron on a…

Eve Sleep, The Mattress Revolution Promising A Perfect Night’s Sleep

Eve Sleep, The Mattress Revolution Promising A Perfect Night’s Sleep

If you think everything was invented in terms of mattress and sleep business, wait until you meet eve Sleep. For a very long time, good mattresses have been sold through expensive stores at massively inflated prices. That is why eve was created. A simple, beautiful mattress, available to everyone at a surprisingly fair price. Eve Sleep, A Modern Story In The Air Of Times Eve Sleep believes that good sleep and great starts are too important to be elitist. For too long, mattresses have been sold through expensive stores at massively inflated prices. So the brand set out to create eve. We had the chance to interview Jas Bagniewski, the company Co-Founder and CEO. You can read the exclusive interview here: https://luxuryactivist.com/Interviews/Jas-Bagniewski The management team at eve spent 12 years between them developing mattresses and selling them all over the world. 70,000 mattresses later, they arrived at the most comfortable mattresses ever made:…

The New Victorinox Alox 2018 Limited Edition: Iconic!

The New Victorinox Alox 2018 Limited Edition: Iconic!

 Since 2015, Victorinox launches a special limited edition for the Alox range. This is pure music to fan’s ears. Each pocket knife will have the year engraved in the back, so you know which year belong each limited edition. While the traditional Swiss Army Knife has the Cellidor scales, the Alox family is about another story. The scales are made in aluminum oxide, generally called Alox. The alox scales are thinner and more resistant to chemicals and daily usage, than the cellidor scales.  However, the Alox forgoes the tweezers and toothpick that the traditional cellidor version includes. What Alox fans like as well on these scales is the work done on the aluminium. The Embossing brings a technical, modern and edgy look to the Swiss Army knife. Younger as well: slim. This year, the Victorinox Alox limited edition wears red berry. This new limited edition has Alox scales, which are punched from…

The New Victorinox Huntsman and Spartan Wood – Beautiful.

The New Victorinox Huntsman and Spartan Wood – Beautiful.

This year Victorinox continues its dedication to design and to perpetuate the story of the iconic Swiss Army Knife. A while ago the Swiss brand started a full collection of pocket tools with wood scales. This detail of design was bringing a natural yet very elegant aspect to the pocket tools. Today there are two new models joining the collection: The new Victorinox Huntsman Wood and the new Victorinox Spartan Wood. Beautiful pieces that LuxuryActivist was lucky enough to get and to test. The New Victorinox Spartan Wood – Icons Are For Ever With the new Victorinox Spartan Wood, fans will enjoy the well known and iconic Spartan with new scales made in Walnut wood. Functional yet elegant, the Spartan Wood Swiss Army Knife packs 10 essential functions into its slimline profile, which is encased in scales of elegant, durable walnut wood. With the wood giving it a handcrafted, tactile feel,…

Philippe Cramer, From New York To Geneva, Design is An Art.

Philippe Cramer, From New York To Geneva, Design is An Art.

Art Geneva is already finished and we can say it was again a great edition. This year the art fair joined forces with the decorative arts thanks to a collaboration with the PAD (Pavillon des Arts et du Design), However, the art fair continues to build bridges between different disciplines by inviting new designers, such as Philippe Cramer, who, for his first show, presented a retrospective of his work. Philippe Cramer, From New York to Geneva: born for Design. What can we say about this Swiss-American artist? He was born in New York and after starting his studies in Switzerland, he lived in London where he obtained a Certificate in the History of Decorative Arts of the 19th and 20th Century. He did not stop there and got back to New York where graduated from Parson’s School of Design. With this solid and rich education in the pocket, he started his career…

The New Victorinox Midnite Manager@Work: High-Tech for Professionals

The New Victorinox Midnite Manager@Work: High-Tech for Professionals

This year Victorinox has relaunched its collection around USB keys blended into practical pocket tools. They have always represented the perfect companion for your daily business life, as well as for your special moments when you needed to share documents, images and videos. With the new Victorinox Midnite Manager@work, the Swiss company provides a very clever USB solution with a two ways stick, traditional USB and USB-3. Here is our review about the new Victorinox Midnite Manager@Work. The versatile USB drive on this Midnite Manager pivots, allowing a USB Type-A connection on one end, and a USB Type-C connection on the other. This is a clever construction as currently you might be facing both connectors, depending on which computer you will use. One interesting detail is that you can detach the USB key part from the pocket tool, which allows a easier usage. The storage provided is 16GB which is…

HEOS by Denon – Wireless music everywhere

HEOS by Denon – Wireless music everywhere

Music is part of everyone’s life. When you are a true music aficionado you want to find your music everywhere. At home we use to be glued to the living room or the bedroom because your hi-fi material was placed there. What happens if you are in the dining room, in the kitchen or even in the bathroom? Probably you need either to put your music very loud, or accept to wear headphones. With the development of wireless technologies, the installation of wireless sound systems became easier. While some brands are still struggling to provide the perfect sound with this technology, DENON is mastering wireless quality at the maximum. The brand is strong of its 100 years of history and thanks to the HEOS by DENON technology, it provides one the best quality you can find in the market. DENON, dedicated to the highest quality of music It all started…

Victorinox Wine Master, the  unboxing.

Victorinox Wine Master, the unboxing.

When you have a nice bottle of wine, nothing more annoying than not having a perfect tool to open it. Fine wine deserves a tool that was created with perfection. That is why Victorinox launched this year the new Victorinox Wine Master – the trusted companion for professional sommeliers and amateur gourmets alike. Its viticultural credentials are world-class and do your fine wine the honor it deserves. Here is our unboxing with all details! An extra-long corkscrew with five coils prevents cork breakage, plus a unique combination tool houses a two-step lever for uncorking and a bottle opener. The integrated pocket knife has a wavy-edged beak blade foil cutter and a large locking blade, ideal for cheese or your favorite culinary tidbits. Smart and seriously wine-savvy.When we opened the box, the striking detail was the beautiful genuine leather pouch in which the pocket tool is hosted. Such detail allows the perfect…

Victorinox Travel Gear Lexicon Hardside – Master of volume

Victorinox Travel Gear Lexicon Hardside – Master of volume

Victorinox Travel Gear introduces its most sophisticated rigid hull luggage collection to date and sets new milestones in molding technology and functionality. The Lexicon Global hand luggage maximizes storage space with a volume of up to 34 liters leaving behind all other suitcases in its range of sizes available on the market. And to better meet the challenges of modern business travel, it is equipped with a versatile tool with USB port. LuxuryActivist was lucky enough to be part of an exclusive presentation made by the brand in which we got to meet Carsten Kulcke, Victorinox Travel Gear CEO and Olivier Paillot, European Sales Director for the brand. It was an interesting meeting during which we learned more about how Victorinox is dedicating its time to the highest standards of Travel Gear manufacturing. It was also the occasion to discover the new Lexicon Hardside collection – State of the art….

Artemide, lamps like no others

Artemide, lamps like no others

Lighting in a house, or apartment, is important. Not only to see clearly, which will not surprise you, but for a decorative function. If one is supposed to have a well-lighted interior, better to have beautiful lamps. A task for which a specific brand stands out, Artemide. Artemide has been a world leader in the lighting industry for decades. Besides their desire to produce quality lighting with unapologetic design, Artemide’s values prioritise the wellbeing of people.  Artemide’s philosophy is to transform light with the aim of improving the quality of life. Paying particular attention to the environment, the company designs products that respect it, with optimal luminous rendering and minimal resource consumption. Many retailers, such as LampCommerce, offer a wide range of luxury lightings’ brands, including Artemide! The Artemide Lamps On an international scale, Artemide lamps are considered masterpieces in the field of contemporary design. Artemide lamps are displayed in…

Victorinox Spartan PS: black is the new black.

Victorinox Spartan PS: black is the new black.

2017 is almost half way and Victorinox is delivering amazing new launches. This time we took a focus on a new great launch around the Spartan collection. It is called Victorinox Spartan PS. Delivered with black or white scales, the new Spartan has all stainless steel elements in black thanks to a process known as Polispectral. The result is super classy. Victorinox Spartan, ultimate Icon of Design From a construction point of view, we can easily identify the well known Victorinox Spartan. 13 functionalities for the perfect essential companion for any occasion. From the far end of a forest to the cosiness of a New York office, The Victorinox Spartan will never let you down on those moments you need the most. toothpick tweezers lanyard blade, large blade, small can opener screwdriver 3 mm bottle opener wire stripper screwdriver 6 mm reamer, punch and sewing awl corkscrew key ring The…

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