Lausanne

“Bubbly Breakfast” at the Lausanne Royal Savoy. When talent and creativity meet.

“Bubbly Breakfast” at the Lausanne Royal Savoy. When talent and creativity meet.

Reading Time: 9 minutesThis morning there was only one place where LuxuryActivist could be. It is a exceptional place where luxury, art and know-how meet. This place is called the Lausanne Royal Savoy. Around this very exclusive breakfast table 5 amazing talents: Mr Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave at Moët & Chandon Mr Marc Haeberlin, 3 stars Michelin and Signature Chef at the Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Julien Krauss, Executive Chef at Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Adam Bentalha, Brasserie Chef at Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Reza Nahaboo, Chef Sommelier at Lausanne Royal Savoy The idea was to discover the new desserts coming in the new menu and to taste the unique and amazing Moët & Chandon Millésime 2008. It was a true Bubbly Breakfast. Several journalists and bloggers were invited to this very special occasion. Having these 5 great talents around the table was definitely our most inspiring experience of this year so far. Benoît Gouez,…

Flynn Maria Bergmann – “Outside the story” at Kissthedesign gallery in Lausanne

Flynn Maria Bergmann – “Outside the story” at Kissthedesign gallery in Lausanne

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week, Kissthedesign gallery in Lausanne initiated a new ephemeral exhibition around the Swiss artist Flynn Maria Bergmann. The exhibition is called Outside the story. The exhibition also features the artist daughter with Minikiss: Tennessee Lou MacDougall.

Discover Lausanne like you have never imagined – Science Day.

Discover Lausanne like you have never imagined – Science Day.

Reading Time: 2 minutesNext Saturday, October 3rd 2015, the entire city of Lausanne will meet at Place de la Riponne. They will discover the city in a way they have never imagined. Is the fountain of Place de la Riponne inhabited? Why there are fallows in city spaces? Is Lausanne a great place for living for Plants, insects and other little bugs? Activity done by L’Eprouvette – Lausanne University public laboratory.

Lab/Life, science at all levels. Musée de la Main, Lausanne.

Lab/Life, science at all levels. Musée de la Main, Lausanne.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Musée de la Main in Lausanne is a very interesting place . It offers original and quite unique exhibitions and until February 22nd 2015, you will be able to attend to Lab/Life. Two exhibition around Living things: One is about Life Exploration (Exploration du Vivant) and another one is about Stem Cells, the origins of life (Cellules Souches, l’origine de la vie). This weekend, we got to visit the first one. You can discover the life in a scientific lab, different modern techniques to explore, observe, analyse and understand Life. Musée de la Main in Lausanne: because Science does matter. As we know, Science and health are two very important components in life. Claude Verdan Foundation, the University of Lausanne and the CHUV (Lausanne Public hospital) have joined forces since 1997. The result is a flexible and interesting place they called Musée de la Main. The Museum explores themes…

Matthieu Gafsou at l’Elysee Lausanne. Only God can Judge me.

Matthieu Gafsou at l’Elysee Lausanne. Only God can Judge me.

Reading Time: 3 minutesLausanne is definitely the place to be for modern and contemporary photography. This summer, l’Elysee Museum for photography is holding a very interesting photo exhibition called “Only God can Judge me” by Swiss photographer Matthieu Gafsou. Matthieu Gafsou, Swiss, Artist, invested. By choosing Matthieu Gafsou to perform an exhibition at l’Elysée, the Swiss institution in Lausanne took a position in terms of artistic engagement torwards some “bites”. In deed, Matthieu Gafsou always brought and edgy look in every theme he has chosen in the past to explore. With “Alps” in 2008-2012, it was a closer look into the Swiss natural landscape and the changes brought by tourism. Then, with “Sacré” in 2011-2012, it was a full thinking about the role of religion, its symbols and its presence in today’s society. Matthieu Gafsou lives and works in Lausanne – Switzerland. He studied photography at the School of Applied Arts in Vevey….

La nuit des images in Lausanne, let’s celebrate.

La nuit des images in Lausanne, let’s celebrate.

Reading Time: 3 minutesLausanne is definitely a city of arts and photography. End of June, the city will celebrate the 4th edition of its NUIT DES IMAGES. For this 4th edition, the Nuit des images will pay a visit to Théâtre de Vidy on Friday June 27th, with a concert by Rodolphe Burger and Rachid Taha. On Saturday June 28th beginning at 3pm, it will spread through the Elysée gardens for a free, friendly, festive Garden Party. On this year program, a rich and interesting artistic references. On Friday June 27th everything starts with a great concert at Théâtre de Vidy. Singer and Guitarist Rodolphe Burger will perform an exclusive collaboration with Singer Rachid Taha. Together they form the Couscous Clan performing fun covers of rock standards. From Raï to post-punk, you will be able to discover different music influences thanks to this outdoor concert. It will be located in the outside terrasse of Théâtre…

Sebastiâo Salgado at Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne.

Sebastiâo Salgado at Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne.

Reading Time: 2 minutesFrom September 29th 2013, the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne is holding a new exhibition about Sebastiâo Salgado called Genesis. It is a fantastic journey into our Planet Earth under the edgy eye of Salgado. The exhibition presents Sebastiâo Salgado work from 2004 to 2011 in which he went to amazing encounters from mountains, deserts and oceans. All populated with animals and people who have escaped up to now from modern society. It is a long term exploration of all global issues. Sebastiâo Salgado aim is to push humanity to rediscover itself. This work is completely in line with Sebastiâo Salgado profile as social documentary photographer and photojournalist. In Genesis, you can discover more than 30 trips, on foot, light aircraft, seagoing vessels, canoes or even hot-air balloons. The photographies are striking by their truth, their authenticity and a kind of purity on the eyes of people and animals that…

Coup de Sac, art exhibition at Mudac in Lausanne.

Coup de Sac, art exhibition at Mudac in Lausanne.

Reading Time: 4 minutesMudac, the Contemporary Applied arts and Design museum in Lausanne, revealed a new exhibition called “Coup de sac!” This new installation recaps all arts and design around the plastic bag, our shopping companion for years. This so banal object entered our lives in many ways. This exhibition will make you face different aspects of the plastic bag, from conceptual art, towards a more day-to-day approach, up to ecological matters. Iconic object or… just garbage? In the past 50 years, the plastic bag became part of our daily lives, inspiring advertisers, salesmen and even artists. Many people would guess that Americans invented the plastic bag. despite some patent applications in the 50’s by some american companies, it was the Swedish engineer Sten Gustaf Thulin, who invented the modern lightweight shopping bag.  It was in the early 60’s. Thulin developed a production methodology of forming a simple one-piece bag by folding, welding…

Valeur Absolue, More than a Perfume.

Valeur Absolue, More than a Perfume.

Reading Time: 7 minutesEvery month, you can discover a new Brand here at Luxuryactivist.com.  This month we met the owner of an amazing brand called Valeur Absolue. It was launched just now and has already a brilliant future ahead.   What is Valeur Absolue? The concept of the brand Valeur Absolue is a Swiss beauty brand with the originality of blending what nature and science have at its best to serve one and unique purpose: make women feel good and happy. Life is hard, so you should “do-you-some-good”. Basically, the birth of this brand came on the analysis that we have less and less things or situations that could make us happy. Everything tends to be a little “black”. Women face everyday a complex situation in which they need to accomplish several tasks under several roles. Of course we do not speak anymore about the “Power-woman” of the 80’s but more a “multi-facetted woman”…

Art exhibitions in Switzerland – 2013 top 7 exhibitions you do not wish to miss!

Art exhibitions in Switzerland – 2013 top 7 exhibitions you do not wish to miss!

Reading Time: 6 minutesSwitzerland is a very rich country… in art institutions and museums. It is one of the countries with the biggest density of museums per inhabitant. If we calculate only the official ones, we could count more than 1,000. 2013 will be again a very exciting year for art. Here is our selection of exhibitions not to miss in Switzerland for 2013. Kunsthaus Zürich Felix Vallotton – Precious Moments. From July 5th to September 15th 2013 This exhibition will be a unique dialog between pieces coming from a private collection and the Kunsthaus storage. More than 50 paintings will be displayed under a common theme “Precious moments”. Switzerland is one of the countries with the biggest number of Vallottons, unfortunately a big majority belongs to private collectors. So this is one opportunity in a thousand to see the talent of this amazing artist. Felix Edouard Vallotton was a Swiss painter, born…

Miro, Poetry and Light – New exhibition.

Miro, Poetry and Light – New exhibition.

Reading Time: 2 minutesNext month, La Fondation de l’Hermitage will present a new exhibition about Miro called “Poésie et Lumière”, Poetry and Light in french. It will take place from June 28th until October 27th 2013. More than 80 works by Joan Miró will be exhibited (1893 – 1983). All works come from Pilar i Joan Miro Foundation in Palma de Majorca. The Miró foundation in Majorca holds a very important amount of the artist’s work and represents a very interesting place to visit. Here is a video presenting the foundation and for more information you can visit their official website: http://miro.palmademallorca.es About the incoming exhibition at L’Hermitage now. According to them: “The exhibition concentrates on the works of his maturity, created during the last thirty years of his life in the Majorcan workshop where the great master lived from 1956 until his death 1983.” The exhibition will follow chronologically the work of the artist…

Didier Guex at Centre Général Guisan Parc in Lausanne

Didier Guex at Centre Général Guisan Parc in Lausanne

Reading Time: 3 minutesFron May until October 2013, the Swiss artist Didier Guex, exhibit his some of his sculptures at the Parc of General Guisan Centre in Lausanne – Switzerland. Discover this unique artist through a selection of iconic pieces of art. The program: Outside the centre, at the gardens facing the lake: 14 sculptures plaster on metal. Inside, at Espace Pohl: 2 Bronze, 4 stones, 3 aluminium, 2 patinated plasters and 2 made of concreet. Also inside we can see 7 paintings: mixed techniques  on carton. 2 tryptiques 3 Acrylics on canvas The General Guisan centre is a beautiful property by the Lake Geneva in the city of Lausanne. Its garden welcomes exhibitions, mostly sculptures and faces the lake for a breathtaking view. The Centre is located at General Guisan Pully place near Lausanne, in a park with an area of ​​one hectare along the Leman. It is a privileged place for…

Webcam

Reading Time: 1 minutesSwitzerland is a beautiful country to visit. Luxuryactivist headquarters are in Lausanne, a magnificent city just by the Leman Lake. You can enjoy beautiful places, sight seeing and a breathtaking landscape. Check here this webcam placed in the city center, in which you can already have a glimpse of what we just said. Click here to see the webcam: Webcam Lausanne Centre

OBLIQUE N.1, Book-Magazine

OBLIQUE N.1, Book-Magazine

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn our Digital world, sometimes we are happy to re-discover the joy of Print. In deed, the swiss association Vie Art et Cité launched OBLIQUE, a mix between a magazine, a book and a piece of art. I got the n.1 edition, printed only in 1,600 units. Oblique fills a gap in the luxury printing and edition. The magazine is more than a printed object. It plays with different aspects of a state of art edition. The Artistic direction and the graphic design was done by Nicolas Zentner from Enzed graphic agency based in Lausanne. It is interesting to see that in a more and more Digital world, the importance of Print remains if quality, originality and elegance are part of the equation. Very interesting. LA Info sourced at oblique edition and designer website. All images are copyrighted with no reproduction rights available. 

UNIL Summer 2011 – Hans Steiner Conference

UNIL Summer 2011 – Hans Steiner Conference

Reading Time: 3 minutesLast friday I attended to an interesting presentation about Hans Steiner, the great swiss photographer. It took place in Lausanne at Unil (the university). This presentation was a conclusion on the exhibition hosted by Musée de l’Elysée.

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