CITY CHIC [44 x 52min episodes]


Corrie Nielson [Fashion]

Corrie Nielsen Corrie was born in Florida and moved to London in 2000. Corrie studied at Central Saint Martins. From 2000-2006 she worked for Vivienne Westwood. She won Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden in 2010. SIGNATURES: “The daywear has a witty take on traditional men’s tailoring. Our bespoke eveningwear makes a truly original statement for gala events.” IDEAL CLIENT: “She has a strong sense of style and is comfortable and confident in her own identity. She expects quality, craftsmanship and custom in her everyday wear.” TRADEMARK PIECE: “The bias-cut knot tie shirt.”

Brett Graham The Ledbury** [London]

Chef "Rising Star" Brett Graham is one of the most respected chefs in London. The only Australian currently to hold three Michelin stars is No.14 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards list. Graham was brought up just outside Newcastle, NSW, and during his three-year stint at Banc in Sydney he won the Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year Award, which allowed him to travel to London, where he was taken on at The Square in Mayfair, a two-starred fine-diner. In 2002 Graham won his next Young Chef of the Year Award, while working at The Square. “In the 20-odd years of running The Square there are maybe half a dozen chefs who have really stood out,” says The Square’s chef and co-owner, Phil Howard. “Brett was the cream of this elite crop – hugely inquisitive, immensely energetic, extraordinarily gifted, but most importantly, just a great cook.”

Anthony Ansted

Evanta Motor Company is a privately owned family business. We are made up of a small, dedicated team of highly trained and experienced fabricators and technicians. Each member of the team is focussed on assembling world class and award winning motorcars. Our industry contacts span the globe, and our work is extended to include various forms of fabrication, restoration, prototyping and even artwork.

Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster is regarded as the UK's most innovative jewellery designer of our time. Having received countless coveted industry awards as well as becoming a firm favourite with celebrities across the globe, from Madonna to Christina Aguilera, Charlize Theron, Kate Moss, Sir Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne and Cameron Diaz to name but a few. His bold, colourful designs make their way to Basel for 2008 with the new collections "Poison Ivy" and "Fly by Night" and new additions to the Signature Thorn collection, all encompassing the Stephen Webster hallmark of edge, attitude and excellence.

JOHNNY VAN HAEFTEN 17th century Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings

Johnny Van Haeften, although of Dutch origins, was born and educated in England. After leaving Christie’s in 1977, he formed Johnny Van Haeften Limited and opened the present gallery at 13 Duke Street, St. James’s, in 1982. For thirty-three years he has pursued his passion for seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings and is now the only London dealer specialising in this field. Johnny Van Haeften is a former council member of the British Antique Dealers Association and has previously acted as Vice Chairman of the Society of London Art Dealers. He is currently on the Executive Committee of the European Fine Art Foundation and is a member of the Reviewing Committee for the Export of Works of Art.





Jean-Charles de Castelbajac,

Also known as JC/DC, born 28 November 1949 in Casablanca, Morocco, is a fashion designer. As the Marquis de Castelbajac, he is a French nobleman. He has enjoyed international success with some of his creations, including a coat of teddy bears worn by pop star Madonna and by supermodel Helena Christensen in the film Prêt-à-Porter. Recently JC de Castelbajac has befriended artists such as M.I.A, Cassette Playa, Curry & Coco and The Coconut Twins. His fashion archive was showcased in preparation for his retrospective "Gallie Rock" in Paris by photographers Tim and Barry, modelled by Cassette Playa, M.I.A., Jammer, Matthew Stone, Slew Dem Crew and more. As well as his imaginative clothing collections the designer creates home furnishings and has designed a watch inspired by the childhood favourite, Lego. In 1979, de Castelbajac married fashion journalist and model Katherine Lee Chambers. They had two sons before divorcing, among them Louis-Marie de Castelbajac. The designer is currently engaged to actress Mareva Galanter. Jean-Charles is currently working with American singer Lady Gaga for the fashion for her next music video.

Christian Le Squer "Le Doyen" [Paris]

Where Barras, Robespierre and even Bonaparte used to have dinner. During the Belle Epoque, one had to be seen there. Today, Ledoyen is a 3 Michelin Star French gastronomic temple. Although this place is historically rich, it was not until the arrival of a genius Breton chef – Christian Le Squer – that Ledoyen enjoys its status as one of France’s temple of haute cuisines; to be more precise, 2002 was the year when Chef Le Squer was awarded Michelin’s highest accolade putting him equal to the other Parisian legends such as Alain Passard, Bernard Pacaud etc.


Stanislas de Quercize

The story begins as most fairy tales end with a heaven sent wedding between Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef. Estelle is the daughter of a precious stone wholesaler and the sister of expert gemmologists. Alfred is the son of a diamond merchant from Amsterdam. The year is 1896, the die is cast, their adventure will be enriched over the year by fidelity, feminity, glamour and excellence. Today, the spirit of the family is alive: creativity and craftsmanship are pillars of the Van Cleef & Arpels soul expressed through the technical mastery with the Mystery Setting or the expertise in the art of transformations.

Louis Beau - Genty Sportscars

Being a French supercar isn’t an easy task when you’re attempting to follow in the massive wake of the once-in-a-lifetime Bugatti Veyron. The Genty Akylone is the latest creation aiming to have a crack at it. The mid/rear-engined supercar is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.8-litre V8 with in excess of 745kW of power and 1270Nm of torque


Sophie Le Tanneur

Daum is a crystal studio based in Nancy, France, founded in 1878 by Jean Daum[1] (1825–1885). His sons, Auguste Daum (1853–1909) and Antonin Daum (1864–1931), oversaw its growth during the burgeoning Art Nouveau period. Currently Daum is the only commercial crystal manufacturer employing the pâte de verre (glass paste) process for art glass and crystal sculptures, a technique in which crushed glass is packed into a refractory mould and then fused in a kiln.[2] During the Universal Exhibition of 1900 Daum was awarded a ‘Grand Prix’ medal. Daum glass became more elaborate, acid etching (by Jacques Gruber) was often combined with carving, enamelling and engraving on a single piece of glass to produce creative glass master-pieces.[citation needed] The most complicated creations also feature applied glass elements, such as handles and ornamental motifs in naturalistic forms. The Daum brothers quickly moved on to become one of the major forces in the Art Nouveau movement, seriously rivalling Gallé, so much so that when Émile Gallé died in 1904 they became the leaders in the field of decorative glass.In 1906 Daum revived pâte de verre (glass paste), an ancient Egyptian method of glass casting, developing the method so that by the 1930s Daum's window panels used pâte de verre for richness instead of leaded or painted glass. Today Daum still used this method to produce their pieces.







Gavello [Milan]

Elizabetta Gavello

Design, aesthetics, functionality, glamour; a few key words that sum-up Rinaldo Gavello's jewellery creations and his own style. His designs are examples of timeless quality, shaped by the rigorous lines of his rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Anatomic jewellery, comfortable and ergonomic that reflects construction, volume and proportion between gem, metal and human form.

Chef Gualtieri Marchesi MARCHESI [Brescia Italy] 3 Michelin Stars

Gualtiero Marchesi was the first Italian chef to win three Michelin stars and at 78 years young, Marchesi is by far Italy’s most renowned chef; having created a string of award-winning restaurants and the culinary philosophy ‘Total Cuisine’, as set out in his seminal book, The Marchesi Code. Total cuisine requires attention to every detail, and when Marchesi opened his first restaurant in Milan in 1977, was something of a revolution. Within six months, Ristorante Gualtiero Marchesi had earned him his first Michelin star and by 1985, the restaurant had three – a first for Italy."

"TIRRITO Supercars [Italy] Andrea Tirrito

The Tirrito Ayrton R debuted at the 2011 Top Marques Monaco. This super car is the second creation from Italian brand, Tirrito and will be a limited run vehicle, hand-built upon request. The Ayrton R will be powered by the same BMW M5 sourced engine as the previous S version, delivering a total of 627 HP. This amount of power, mixed with the extensive use of carbon fiber, will sprint the 2,314 lbs supercar from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, while top speed will be over 205 mph.


An Italian fashion house founded in 1986 by Ennio Capasa, Creative Director, and his brother Carlo, CEO of the Maison, which has its head offices in Milan. The company produces clothing under the brands Costume National, Costume National Homme (for men) and C’N’C (an ‘avant garde “street-couture” line’[1]) as well as scents including The Trilogy, Scent Gloss, Scent Cool Gloss, Intense, 21, and Homme. The company was founded in 1986 in Milan by Ennio Capasa, fresh from working in Japan as an assistant to Yohji Yamamoto, and by his brother Carlo. Its first womenswear collection was presented in Milan in the same year. In 1991 the ‘Woman Collection’ was presented in Paris. Between 1995 and 1998 the fashion house opened stores in Milan, New York, Rome, Los Angeles and Paris.

Giuseppe Aquila - MONTEGRAPPA

Montegrappa is an elite Italian brand, mastered in manufacturing writing instruments. Celebrating its centenary in 2012, world renowned authors from Ernest Hemingway to Paulo Coelho penned their famous works using Montegrappa instruments.

Roberto Casamonti

Gallery Tornabuoni International modern and contemporary art

Also present in Italy (Florence, Milan, Portofino and Forte di Marmi) and in Switzerland (Crans-Montana). Highly specialized in Italian Art from the second half of the XXth century (Alighiero e Boetti, Agostino Bonalumi, Enrico Castellani, Dadamaino, Piero Dorazio, Lucio Fontana, and Piero Manzoni), Tornabuoni Art also proposes permanent works by international avant-garde artists of the XXth century (Picasso, Miro, Kandinsky, Hartung, Poliakoff, Dubuffet, Lam, Matta, Christo, Wesselmann, Warhol, and Basquiat, just to name a few) as well as by the main artists in the Italian Novecento (De Chirico, Morandi, Balla, Severini and Sironi).





Marloes Bhomer

Marloes Ten Bhömer graduated from the London College of Fashion & The Royal College of Art. She is considered one of the most promising designers of her generation and has exhibited worldwide. Most recently she was nominated for the Grand Brit Insurance Design Award held at the Design Museum. Ten Bhömer’s shoes are both provocative and otherworldly; Her works question our perception of functionality, fusing art and technology to create an origami like production, working with materials ranging from wood to polyurethane resin, tarpaulin, steel and fiberglass. Marloes ten Bhömer is a Hussein Chalayan for the extremities.’ Wallpaper Magazine

Tim & Bart Gronefeld

The name Grönefeld and the art of watchmaking have a family history spanning nearly one hundred years, originating in the small and ancient town of Oldenzaal located in The Netherlands. It is there, in a shop directly under the view of the ancient basilica church and its tower dating from 1240, that the grandfather of the present watchmakers, Johan Grönefeld, began his career as a watchmaker in 1912. Both Tim and Bart Grönefeld underwent extensive training in Switzerland, and within a relatively short span of time proved themselves adept world specialists in the production of the most coveted and exquisite horological complications of all: the tourbillon and the minute repeater wristwatch. After 8 years with Renaud & Papi, where Bart was workshop manager and responsible for training, Tim in charge of escapements and regulating and assembling tourbillons, they returned to the Netherlands in 1998 to set up their own service workshop. In 2008 Tim and Bart presented the first watch bearing their own name, the GTM-06 Tourbillon Minute Repeater."


Emiel Aardewerk and his sister Esther are the directors of A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier. The company specializes in superb quality antique Dutch silver dating from the sixteenth century onwards and in fine antique and period jewellery. In November 1970 Abraham Aardewerk and his wife Magdie opened the current showrooms in Jan van Nassaustraat in The Hague. Emiel and Esther, who were raised with antiques, joined their father in the business in 1995.They are the fourth generation of antiques experts in the family

Emile Pop

SAVAGE RIVALE [Netherlands] The Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS: The only 4 door “topless on demand” supercar. It’s all about the sensational sound, the adrenalin rushes, and the extraordinary, but above all the experience driving it. With it’s yacht inspired interior wrapped around the brutal V8, it will excite your senses pulling you from 0-300 in less than 15 seconds.

Floris Van Der Ven, [Amsterdam]

Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art, specialises in Asian art with an emphasis on Chinese and Japanese export porcelain. Also included are early bronzes and terracotta objects dating from as early as 3000 BC as well as Chinese works of art and colonial furniture. Sinds 2008 there is a specialist Japanese department. The firm has sold to numerous private collectors, decorators, museums and historic houses in the world.

Paul van Rosmalen Borzo [Holland] 20th century art Borzo is one of the oldest established art galleries in The Netherlands. In Modern Art the gallery has a special focus on international avantgarde movements from the 20th Century, often with Dutch roots, such as “De Stijl” and “NUL” (Zero). Furthermore the gallery shows Geometrical Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Nouvelle Ecole de Paris and Minimalism, a.o. The Contemporary Art section shows internationally renowned artists, primarily from The Netherlands.




Ep5 Athens

Makis Tselios

Makis Tselios is not just a fashion designer, but is a true artist from the legendary Ionian Islands. He was born on the island of Ithaki. At the age of seven his family moved to the mainland seaport of Piraeus where he grew up. He has created his own history through his innovative designs and unprecedented fashion shows which, for the first time in Greece, featured international models. Some of the more important achievements of the firm were the designing of uniforms for Olympic Airlines in 1980, a collaboration with Neiman-Marcus in 1983, and the designing of the women's uniforms for the Greek Olympic teams for the 1984 Games in Los Angeles."

Christoforos Peskias

A disciple of Charlie Trotter, Peskias deconstructs classic Greek Cuisine and imbues it with a modern gastronomic patina. The dining room is also an architectural masterpiece.

ZOLOTAS - Marianne Papalexis

In a marriage of myth, culture and contemporary design, Zolotas breath new life into the antiquities of Greece displaying in their pieces an homogenous blend of the ancient and the modern wrought from the simplicity of gold and silver. In its own way, a Zolotas creation can bridge the chasm between the mortal and the immortal as images of Danae, Aphrodite and Athena adorn the necks and wrists of modern day muses.

MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART - Nickos Stampolitis

Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris started collecting archaeological objects at the beginning of the ‘60s, after being granted official permission by the Greek state. The collection soon became renowned among scholars because of its exquisite and rare Cycladic objects (marble figurines and vessels), which were published by Prof. Christos Doumas in 1968. The collection was first presented at the Benaki Museum in 1978. Between 1979 and 1983 it traveled to major museums and galleries around the globe: the National Gallery of Washington in 1979, the Museum of Western Art at Tokyo and Kyoto in 1980, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in 1981, the Musees Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire and the Palais des Beaux Arts at at Brussels in 1982, the British Museum at London in 1983 and the Grand Palais at Paris in 1983. In recent years, Cycladic objects from the N.P. Goulandris Collection have been presented at the Museo Nacional – Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid (1999), A few years ago, an exhibition of the collection was inaugurated by the President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias in the Musei Capitolini in Rome (2006). In 2008 the Museum of Cycladic Art was invited for the Olympics in Beijing to present the Cycladic Collection in the Beijing Art Museum, Imperial City in the Chinese capital. Recently, an archaeological exhibition entitled: Across-The Cyclades and Western Anatolia during the 3rd millennium B.C. was organised in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum and the Sakip Sabanci Museum at the latter in Istanbul.



Ep6 LONDON - Steven Tai [Fashion] Angela Hartnett [Chef] Eric Loth [Graham Watches] Alisa Moussaieff[Jeweller] Patrick Schumacher [Zaha Hadid Architects]


Canadian designer Steven Tai is a 2011 graduate of Central Saint Martins. He has worked at companies such as Bless, Viktor & Rolf and Stella McCartney. In 2012 he was invited to Hyeres where he won the prestigious Chloe prize. His work has already been featured in Vogue, Elle, Dazed and Confused and websites including We Are The Market and This is Paper. He draws inspiration from the mundane aspects of daily life that, in large urban cities are frequently overlooked.

Angela Hartnett "Murano" [London]

In recent years, Angela Hartnett has emerged as one of Britain's most successful, best-loved and busiest chefs. In 2002 with Gordon Ramsay she opened Menu Restaurant at the Connaught hotel; the first woman ever to run the kitchen there. Her efforts were formally recognized in 2004 with the award of her first Michelin Star. In January 2007 Angela was awarded an MBE for her service to the hospitality industry. After 5 successful years at the Connaught and with the hotel undergoing a massive refurbishment, Angela and Gordon Ramsay opened Murano in Mayfair in August 2008. Murano serves modern cuisine with an Italian accent, reflecting Angela's family roots. Not long after opening, the sublime Murano was awarded its first Michelin star in Jan 2009

Eric Loth, Graham Watches UK

George Graham, born in 1673, master watchmaker who lived in Fleet Street in London. He created several inventions but never patented any of them. For example, he created the first stopwatch. He devised a mercury pendulum system for making clocks more accurate in very hot and very cold weather. He also invented the dead-beat escapement which made clocks more accurate in general and built the master clock for Greenwich Royal Observatory. The escapement he invented is today simply known as the Graham Escapement and still used in high-precision pendulum clocks. It is actually a predecessor to the Swiss anchor movement almost universally used in wristwatches.

Alisa Moussaieff [London]

Moussaieff Jewellers Ltd. has two London stores and a shop at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneve in Switzerland.[11] Most customers desire gems worth more than £1 million (US$1.6 million).[9] Moussaieff's clients have included government figures such as Imelda Marcos and Princess Ashraf and Princess Shams of Iran, and celebrities Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Stavros Niarchos, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Joan Collins, Bob Cummings, Shirley MacLaine, George Raft, Peter Sellers, and Frank Sinatra. Moussaieff owns rare stones worth millions of dollars, such as the Moussaieff Blue Diamond, a flawless 6.04 carat stone that Alisa purchased at a 2007 Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong for $7.98 million, setting a world record in price per carat, with a final bid of $1.32 million per carat.[12] The Moussaieff Red Diamond, a trilliant cut, 5.11 carat red diamond purchased in 2001 or 2002,[7] is the world's largest known red diamond.

Patrick Schumacher - Joint Managing Partner ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE (born 31 October 1950) is an Iraqi-British architect. She received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004—the first woman to do so—and the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. Her buildings are distinctively futuristic, characterized by the "powerful, curving forms of her elongated structures" with "multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to evoke the chaos of modern life".



Ep7 PARIS - Alexis Mabille [Fashion] Michel Roth [The Ritz] David Cameo - Sevres Porcelain, Francois Quentin - 4N Watches


Alexis Mabille [PARIS]

Alexis Mabille was born in 1977 to a middle-class family in Lyons, France. His mother had an interest in fashion, and taught the young Mabille how to use a needle and thread. He developed an expertise in creating clothes, and as a teen would dress his family and friends. In 1995, Mabille enrolled in the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne for a three-year course. In 1997, he graduated early due to his early expertise at couture designs. He would then train at Ungaro and Nina Ricci. After his training at Nina Ricci and Ungaro, Mabille moved to Dior where then-creative director John Galliano noticed his talent and appointed him to design the 1997 accessories collection for the house. It was a major success, and he collaborated on the men's jewelry collection with Hedi Slimane, who would later go on to head Dior Homme.[3] He would continue his service at Dior while collaborating with such celebrated fashion houses as Yves Saint Laurent and Lancôme.[1] In 2005, he launched his namesake label, his designs at that time unisex. He used the bowtie as his logo, which also showed up in his designs.[1] His collections for Ready to Wear were lauded across the fashion world, with such people as Karl Lagerfeld and Mick Jagger praising his bowtie collections.[3] In 2008, Alexis Mabille showed at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week for the first time.
"Michel Roth THE RITZ PARIS [Paris] 2 Michelin Stars

He chose at the age of 15 years, his job: cook. Apprenti à l' Auberge de la charrue d'or à Sarreguemines, il enchaîne les postes à l' Auberge de L'Ill à Illhausern , le Crocodile à Strasbourg , deux Grandes tables étoilées en Alsace et Ledoyen à Paris . Apprentice at the Inn of the plow gold Sarreguemines, it connects the positions at the Auberge de L'Ill in Illhausern the Crocodile Strasbourg, two large spreadsheets starred in Alsace and Ledoyen in Paris. En 1981, il entre comme premier commis au Ritz, place Vendôme . In 1981, he became a chief clerk at the Ritz, Place Vendome. Il collectionne les trophées prestigieux, prix Taittinger en 1985, Escoffier en 1986, Bocuse d'or et Meilleur ouvrier de France en 1991, il devient chef de cuisine de L'Espadon en 1992. He collects trophies prestigious Taittinger prices in 1985, Escoffier in 1986, Bocuse d'Or and Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 1991, he became head chef of The Swordfish in 1992. Le 10 juin 1999, il quitte la place Vendôme pour l'Avenue Franklin Roosevelt chez Lasserre , à la retraite depuis 1997. On June 10, 1999, he left the Place Vendome to the Rue Franklin Roosevelt in Lasserre, who retired in 1997. Puis le Ritz le rappelle en septembre 2001 ce qu'il accepte. Then the Ritz recalls in September 2001 that it accepts. Chevalier dans l' Ordre national du Mérite en 2003, puis Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur en 2006. Knight of the National Order of Merit in 2003 and Knight of the Legion of Honor in 2006. L'Espadon a été récompensé d'une deuxième étoile au guide Michelin en mars 2009. The Swordfish was awarded a second Michelin star in March 2009. Il est le cuisinier français le plus titré. It is the French cook the most successful. Il sait tout en préservant la tradition assurer la continuité de la haute gastronomie française. He knows while preserving the traditional continuity of French haute cuisine.

David Cameo

The Sèvres company was founded in 1738.[1] In 1740, the Vincennes manufactory was created, with the support of Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour. In 1756, the factory moved to Sèvres, near Madame de Pompadour's Bellevue Palace. This new building, 130 meters longer, was built between 1753 to 1756 with Lindet as architect. It became a royal factory in 1759. Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis served as artistic director of the Vincennes porcelain manufactory and its successor at Sèvres from 1748 to his death in 1774. Louis-Simon Boizot was director between 1774 and 1800; Alexandre Brogniart director between 1800 to 1847; and Henri Victor Regnault director beginning in 1854.

Francois Quentin

François Quentin is perhaps best-known as a co-founder of the avant-garde watch brand HAUTLENCE in 2004 (along with Renaud de Retz and Guillame Tetu), and as co-designer of the Tambour, the flagship model released by Louis Vuitton several years ago.






After studying fashion design at Lette Verein Berlin, Dietrich Emter went to Paris to develop his practical skills, and to learn from the high end brands of the French fashion industry. At Balenciaga, Emter worked alongside Nicolas Ghesquières, who influenced him significantly in his style. Later he worked at Isabel Marant, and as a junior designer for Chloé. In March 2011, he launched his own fashion label in Berlin,

Matthias Diether "First Floor"[Berlin]

A new sense of ease wafts through the Gourmet restaurant first floor in the Palace Hotel Berlin, located in Budapest Street near the Zoological Gardens. Star chef, Matthias Diether, understands the partialities of his upper class guests, and knows how best he can welcome them. His passion for French cuisine shows itself with his modern and individual interpretations. On the distinguished set menu, you will find, for example, John Dory (fish) encrusted in cheese and salsa, braised meat from a wooly pig ‘Berliner Art’, or Valrhona chocolate with cherries and herb ice creams. The interior of the ‘first floor’ in the Palace Hotel Berlin seduces you with elegance and comfort. The fluffy white linen tables make the perfect setting for the culinary art produced by Matthias Diether. This is why, whether you opt for lunch or dinner at this Michelin Star restaurant, it is not just a taste experience, but a whole lot more.

Gregor Schoner DMC

DMC is a German designer and manufacturer that redefines luxury tuning for owners of Lamborghini and Ferraris. It offers individualisation for both interior and exterior designs. The base of DMC's expertise involves aerodynamic carbon fibre body kits that stand out with their design yet keep original values. Unique and stylish interior equipment, made from carbon fibre and fine leather, render great looks by delivering choices of style, speed... and noblesse.

Otto Jacob

At 17 years old Otto Jakob began to teach himself to make jewelry. Inspired by the magic and artistic power of Etruscan, Celtic and Hellenic masterpieces, he learned their complex techniques using treatises by Pliny and Cellini. Between 1977 and 1980 he studied painting with Georg Baselitz. Since 1980 he has devoted himself exclusively to the creation of jewelry. The earliest collectors of his work were important artists and art dealers. The dealer Hans Neuendorf acquired the majority of his early pieces created between 1981 and 1986. Otto Jakob has collectors in Europe and the United States. He exhibits at the Daniel Blau Gallery in Munich, Colnaghi in London and at TEFAF in Maastricht.

Christian Hermeling, Jurgen Reis, MBL.

MBL has ranked among the leading High End Audio specialists and has played a key role in the development of the Hi-Fi and High End Audio field.


Carine Gilson [Brussels]

A Fine Arts graduate from the Brussels academy and the Antwerp Fashion Academy, Carine Gilson was only 23 when she bought a small sewing workshop. In 1994 she created the “Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture” line. The most precious and noble materials are used in her collections. Carine Gilson is one of the rare designers to imagine lingerie as more than a simple accessory. Each season, she is inspired by a different artistic theme (Russian ballet, Klimt, Art Nouveau, Art Deco…). Production takes place in her own workshop in Brussels where, for more than 15 years, she has perfected her skills and the quality of her work. Handmade design in a “haute couture” spirit. The use of subtle colours gives the collection a timeless quality while remaining determinedly modern. Very quickly, she seduced the most prestigious shops and departments stores, from New York to Tokyo, via Rome and London. In 2006, Carine Gilson opened her first shop in Paris, and in the same spirit, in 2007 in London.

COMME CHEZ SOI - 2 Michelin Stars - Lionel Rigolet

It all began in 1926 when Georges Cuvelier, a brave inhabitant of the southern Belgian Borinage region escaped the coal mines to open a small restaurant in Brussels. A regular customer told him each visit : "Georges, in your restaurant we eat like at home." It did not take long for him to come up with the name "Comme chez Soi". When the restaurant moved to its present location on Place Rouppe, Georges Cuvelier's daughter married Louis Wynants, a pork-butcher from the Flemish town of Tienen. Louis Wynants took the quality of the kitchen to higher levels. Their son was Pierre Wynants. He studied at famous restaurants throughout Europe and met Marie-Thérèse. From this union came two daughters, Laurence and Véronique. Laurence, the eldest, has married Lionel Rigolet, a young culinary talent who rapidly became a key element for the thouse. The couple now has little Jessica and Loïc, a fifth generation..."

Axel Vervoordt - rare collectibles and interiors

First coming to prominence as an antiques dealer, Axel Vervoordt is now a highly influential interior designer as well. The subtle rooms that are his claim to fame—spartan to some eyes but warmed by smooth plaster walls, hearty linen, and aged wood—exhibit a tranquillity that can be traced to his appreciation of Japanese Zen restraint. Vervoordt also produces a private-label collection that includes overscale slipcovered sofas and a chic slate-top table—the latter sparked by furniture depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings.

Benoit Mintiens

Ressence is a Swiss-made independent watch manufacturer founded in 2009. It is owned and managed by Benoît Mintiens, an industrial designer located in Antwerpen, Belgium, who is responsible for the conceptualisation and design of the watches and associated marketing. The brand name is a neologism based on the words Renaissance and Essence

Laurence Malstaff

The “Nemo Observatory” is captivating in a way that is simultaneously disconcerting and hypnotic. Lawrence Malstaf (Belgium) utilizes five fans and a walk-though PVC cylinder to create a localized cyclone. Thousands of bits of polystyrene fly about through the air, with the observer situated right in the middle of it all—literally in the eye of the storm. Regardless of whether he/she focuses on particles whirling all about or looks past the flurry of material off into the distance, the tempestuous circumstances seem to exert an extraordinarily calming effect. This high-energy spectacle suddenly becomes a uniform, almost spellbinding sensory impression. With his “Nemo Observatory,” Lawrence Malstaf has succeeded in producing a high-impact allegory—an apt symbolic representation of our ever-more-rapidly changing world and our attempt to maintain our composure amidst the storm. The Golden Nica in INTERACTIVE ART goes to “Nemo Observatory.”



Ep10 LONDON Christian Blancken [Fashion] Chef Claude Bosi - Hibiscus, Arnold & Sons Watches, Koopman Silver, Patrick Mathiessen Art, Jordy Fu

Christian Blanken

Christian was born in the Netherlands but was raised in the Far East and UK. Christian studied for his BA at the Academy of Fine Art in Arnhem, Netherlands and completed his MA at Central Saint Martins. He has previously designed for Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Harvey Nichols Private Label and the MaxMara Fashion Group. SIGNATURES: “Clean, tailored, sharp, luxe and modern, not sweet!” IDEAL CLIENT: “Charismatic with an artistic side. She is sensory; she enjoys and understands good fabric, tailoring and attention to detail. Her lifestyle requires easy, modern and interesting pieces.”

Claude Bosi "Hibiscus" [London]

The Lyon-born chef Claude Bosi has cooked in some of the best French kitchens in the world, including those of Alain Ducasse and Alain Passard, but he's been making a mark on his own in England for over a decade. At his London restaurant Hibiscus, which first opened in Ludlow twelve years ago, Bosi continues to make French food, but in a way that reflects his city and his travels. He's earned two Michelin stars there and a reputation as one of the best chefs in Europe.

Philippe Boven. ARNOLD & SON

The biography of inventive genius and British master watchmaker John Arnold and the history of the namesake watch company he founded in 1764 is well documented. After he presented a hand-made Minute Repeater watch as a gift to the then Monarch, King George III, he gained access to circles of wealthy people. After he won the ‘Longitude Act’ competition to find a reliable method for determining the longitude on the high seas, the company specialized in the manufacture of specialized marine chronometers in the 1770s. Arnold chronometers, also officially supplied to the British Navy, accompanied numerous famous British explorers including Captain James Cook, who discovered Australia among other places; Dr. Stanley Livingstone, who adventured through the African continent and George Vancouver, who founded the Western Canadian city bearing his name.

Lewis Smith

Koopman Rare Art grew from the 1993 merger of E & C.T. Koopman & Son and Rare Art London. Historically, we have put together some of the most prestigious antique silver collections of the last sixty years. Most famously the Al Tajir Collection, the Packer Collection and the A.H. Whiteley Trust Collection, to name a few. We have also been working side by side and supplying many museums worldwide. These include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Indianapolis Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Art Gallery of South Australia; the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford; the Royal College of Physicians; and the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, amongst others. The company is well-known for holding one of London's largest stocks of top quality English silver . Of particular note would be the work of Robert Garrard , Paul Storr , and Paul De Lamerie , but this is far from the limit of our specialisation. In 2005 we held a unique exhibition on Rundell Bridge and Rundell. Following on from this success we held an exhibition in 2010 called "The Classical Ideal". Both of these events were combined with a charitable event to help firstly The Princes Trust and then The Sir John Soane's Museum.

Patrick Matthiesen

Old Master and 19th-century paintings The Matthiesen Gallery was founded in 1978 by Patrick Matthiesen, son of renowned Berlin and London dealer Francis Matthiesen, who had arranged the sale of pictures on behalf of The Hermitage. Now entering it fourth decade, this purpose-built gallery in the heart of St. James’s, has built an established and formidable reputation as a leading international dealer in important Italian, French and Spanish artworks, dating from the 14th Century up to and including many of the major nineteenth century schools. Beginning in 1981 with their exhibition Important Italian Baroque Paintings 1600-1700, the Matthiesen Gallery established its continuing commitment to mounting exhibitions accompanied by scholarly catalogues which not only fostered art historical discussion, but also in some cases, introduced new areas of connoisseurship and collection to the London and international markets. Other major exhibitions of Italian art include Early Italian Paintings 1300-1480 (1983); From Borso to Cesare d’Este 1450-1628 (1984), an extraordinary show of Ferrarese painting, which was presented with the co-operation of the Italian Government; and other dedicated exhibitions of later baroque paintings (1985 and 1986), Emilian paintings (1987), and rococo and early neo-classical paintings of the settecento (1987). Later, in 1996, the gallery mounted a landmark exhibition of Italian primitives, Gold Backs 1250-1480. This exhibition, which effectively introduced the study and connoisseurship of these rare works to the London market, was accompanied by a fully illustrated hardback catalogue written by several of the most renowned authorities in this field. To mark the turn of the millennium, in 2001 the gallery released a major catalogue of Italian art covering the period 1500-1720, which included the discovery of a painting attributed to the young Raphael. The following year the gallery published a newly discovered Andrea del Sarto. The gallery has also published other dedicated studies on Polidoro da Caravaggio, Jacobello del Fiore, Gaspare Vanvitelli, Francesco del Cairo, Niccolo Ranieri, and a rare and intact suite of important Florentine baroque paintings depicting The Four Seasons. The gallery’s commitment to French art has resulted in several successful exhibitions mounted in conjunction with the former Stair Sainty Matthiesen Gallery in New York, including Romance and Chivalry, an exhibition of ‘troubadour’ paintings (1997) and a survey of French landscape painting, The Gallic Prospect (1999). The gallery’s other dedicated studies of French painting include works on Jean-Baptiste Chardin, Jean-Victor Bertin (2004) and Jacques Blanchard (2008), the last two being at the time the first English language studies of these artists as well as an exhibition of French Painting 1789 - 1848 . Also in 2004 the gallery organised the exhibition Plein-air painting in Europe 1780-1850, a travelling exhibition of over 100 works of art, which was shown at the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum, Japan, The National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia and was accompanied by a catalogue including contributions from some of the most recognised curators and collectors in this field. In 1996, the gallery launched An Eye on Nature: Spanish Still Life Painting, which included masterworks by Luis Meléndez, Tomás Hiepes, Juan Sánchez Cotán, and Francisco de Zurbarán. Many of these works and indeed, this genre of painting had not been seen outside of Spain prior to the landmark exhibitions at the Kimball Museum, Fort Worth and the National Gallery in London. In the autumn of 2009 the Matthiesen Gallery continued its involvement in Spanish art with our exhibition The Mystery of Faith: An Eye on Spanish Sculpture 1550-1750 organised in association with Coll & Cortes, Madrid, the exhibition ran concurrently with the National Gallery’s ground-breaking show, The Sacred Made Real, Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700. In 2010 the gallery issued a catalogue on James Ward entitled The Lioness and a Heron.

Jordy Fu [London]

Yu Jordy Fu had her first solo exhibition at Beijing Capital Museum at age of six, and her artwork has been published into two books and exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Yu Jordy Fu graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design with a first-class degree in Spatial Design, then a Master of Arts in Architecture from Royal College of Art. In 2005, Jordy was chosen by the British Council to be one of the ten young designers representing creativity in UK in a touring exhibition in China. In 2008 Jordy was commissioned by the Southbank Centre in London to design chandeliers for Royal Festival Hall. Jordy launch her first sustainable product range ‘Cloud Lamps’ ( in Dec 2008, which received worldwide success and have been published in over 30 architecture and design magazines in 19 countries.




Ep 11 - PARIS - Sharon Wauchob [Fashion], Chef Michel Rostang, Sophie Albou, Dulon African Art, KENZO, Franck Prazan.

Sharon Wauchob [PARIS]

Sharon Wauchob was born in 1971 in Newtownstewart in County Tyrone, Ireland. She moved to London and studied at Central St. Martins Fashion College, graduating in 1995. Japanese designer Koji Tatsuno saw her graduation show and invited her to work with him in Paris, which she did. After that she worked briefly for the house of Louis Vuitton. In 1998, Sharon decided to launch her own label under her won name specializing in “alternative” fashion. She set up her studio in Paris. She shows her collections twice yearly during the Paris Fashion Week. In addition to her own creations, she also works with other companies. In August 2003 she landed a contract with the 70 year old house of Bruno Magli to design shoes, handbags, belts and accessories. She also works with companies in Northern Ireland to develop original fabrics and designs.

Chef Michel Rostang Michel Rostang [Paris] 2 Michelin Stars

Michel Rostang is one of Paris's most creative chefs, the fifth generation of a distinguished French "cooking family." His restaurant contains four dining rooms paneled in mahogany, cherrywood, or pearwood; some have frosted Lalique crystal panels. Changing every 2 months, the menu offers modern improvements on cuisine bourgeoise. Truffles are the dish of choice in midwinter, and you'll find racks of suckling lamb from the salt marshes of France's western coast in spring; in game season, look for pheasant and venison. Year-round staples are quail eggs with sea urchins; fricassee of sole; quenelles of whitefish with a lobster sauce; canard au sang (duck prepared in a duck press with a sauce of red wine, foie gras, and its own blood); and Bresse chicken with mushroom purée and a salad composed of the chicken's thighs.


Fashion scholar Sophie Albou first got her stylish feet wet at France's Fashion Institute. She followed her graduation with an appointment at Azzedine Alaia and then became a stylist for Le Garage. In 1995 Albou launched her first menswear collection, under the name "Paul and Joe" - a shout out to her two young sons. Two years later the designer released a womenswear line under the same moniker, to critical acclaim.


African Art . After a master in ethnology at Paris VII university rather than doing fieldwork Bernard Dulon decides to follow his passion for objects, inherited from his father -a great collector; he opens his first gallery in Saint Germain des Prés where the primitive art trade is already blooming when he is only 24. After moving several times for a larger space, he finally settles at his present address, 10 rue Jacques Callot.His ever growing knowledge buttressed by a permanently enriched reference library added to his deep sense of the object rapidly enable him to join the very exclusive club of the great primitive art dealers and to gain their respect and confidence. In 1985 he becomes a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts, he is also a member of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, and in 1988 he is appointed assessor of the Commission de Conciliation et d’Expertise Douanière. He is regularly called in for several prestigious auction sales (Bellier, Berjonneau, Bégué…) and a member of the expertise commission of the main shows but he does not limit his activity to what he would consider a confinement.


Kenzo's success started in 1970: during this year he presented his first show at the Vivienne Gallery; his first store, "Jungle Jap" was opened; and one of his models appeared in the cover of ELLE.[1] His collection was presented in New York and Tokyo in 1971. The next year, he won the Fashion Editor Club of Japan's prize. Kenzo proved his sense of dramatic appearance when, in 1978 and 1979, he held his shows in a circus tent, finishing with horsewomen performers wearing transparent uniforms and he himself riding an elephant.

Franck Prazan

Ecole de Paris from the 50´s

Since its creation, Applicat´s vocation has always been to exhibit and support the Paris School of the 50s and more especially the Abstract, Cobra and Surrealist movements. Due to its action outside the Parisian gallery, it has contributed towards reviving unquestionably new ideas, but that the last two decades had unfortunately forgotten. Today, that period of the history of Art has rightfully found its place: an essential place. Bernard Prazan, an art-collector of long standing, founded his first gallery in 1989. Specialized since its inception in top quality paintings by the principal Artists of the Post-War School of Paris, Applicat-Prazan settled down in 1993 at 16 rue de Seine, on the Left Bank in Paris in the very heart of the art gallery district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The end of 2010 saw the opening of a second address on the Right Bank at 14 avenue Matignon. Since 2004 Franck Prazan has been running the gallery: Before succeeding his Father, he was formerly Managing Director of Christie’s in France. As such, he oversaw its development from a simple representative office to a fully fledged auction house, moving the company to the Avenue Matignon in Paris.."






A Faroese brand based in Denmark. The aim of the company is to create Nordic clothing based on a conceptual approach to the process, where experiments with forms provide the setting for the visual motive in the design. Barbara í Gongini creates clothing, which is at the leading edge of the trade. Barbara í Gongini furthermore participates very actively in the artistic debate in the Nordic countries. During the work, interdisciplinary co-operation with other artists within music, photography, film, etc, is emphasised and this co-operation nourishes inspiration during the design process itself.

Chef Rene Redzepi NOMA [Copenhagen]

3 Michelin Stars Noma is best known for its fanatical approach to foraging but there is much more to this ground-breaking restaurant than the mere picking of Mother Nature's pocket. It's the entire package, from its ingredient ingenuity to flawless execution, that makes it a beacon of excellence and which leads to an emotive, intense, liberating way of eating, unlike any other. Many have copied chef Rene Redzepi's approach, most have failed. For the best in class, Noma really is the number one place to go.

GEORG JENSEN - Ulrich Garde Due

Founded in Denmark in 1904, Georg Jensen's jewellery and watches have always represented uncompromising craftsmanship combined with timeless design. Its pure, elegant design style is favoured by millions around the world and it is often quoted as one of Scandinavia's most recognised luxury brands.

Flemming Rasmussen GRYPHON

Gryphon was started by Flemming E. Rasmussen, after he obtained a degree in graphics arts from the Aarhus Art Academy in Denmark and he had been involved in the local music community as well as employed as a designer for a sportswear company. Mr. Rasmussen first founded 2R Marketing, which was an importer of high end audio products into Denmark, and developed a moving coil preamplifier for record players. After this preamp (which became the "Gryphon Head Amp") was shown at the 1986 Consumer Electronics Show it developed sufficient interest in Japan to justify the formation of a sister company, which has become Gryphon Audio Designs. Gryphon Audio Designs became a formal company in 1985, and gradually the importing of audio components into Denmark by 2R Marketing was phased out until it ceased in 1993. Mr. Rasmussen owns a collection of master reel to reel tapes from the 1950s and 1960s. These tapes are played on a modified Studer A80 Reel to Reel tape deck to listen to products as they are being designed, in order to achieve a final product with the desired sound.

Marie Retpen [Denmark]

A designer and maker specialized in blown glass. Her work ranges from conceptual everyday objects to sculptural domestic installations, always with focus on aesthetic and experimentation.


Ep13 - BRUSSELS - Jean-Paul Le Spagnard [Fashion], Chef Yves Mattagne, Gisele Croes Art, Epoque Antique Jewels, Delvaux Leathergoods.

"Jean Paul Lespagnard [Brussels]

Jean-Paul Lespagnard is a fashion designer, costume designer for theatre and dance, visual artist and stylist for magazines. He combines a great sense of fashion with a fascination for high and low art and for popular culture in all its shapes and forms. Jean-Paul studied visual arts and fashion design in Liège (Belgium) and Luxembourg. He was a collaborator of Anna Sui (New York) for two collections and was an assistant to Annemie Verbeke (Brussels). He has created the costumes for several theatre and dance productions and is a regular collaborator of choreographer Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods (Brussels / Berlin). In 2008 Jean-Paul won two awards at the International Fashion Festival in Hyères (France), which led to the creation of a capsule collection for the French brand 123. He recently founded his own brand, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, and presents his first women's ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week in March 2011. All Jean-Paul’s creations reveal an overflowing imagination and he eloquently succeeds in communicating his optimistic universe where originality and offbeat style go hand in hand with a playful irreverence for convention and the generally accepted. Jean-Paul Lespagnard wants to offer luxury, not material luxury but the real thing: the freedom to be who you want to be.

Chef Yves Mattagne - The Sea Grill [Brussels] 2 Michelin Stars

Yves Mattagne is a Belgium-born chef critically acclaimed for his dishes at the Sea Grill, one of Brussels’ top restaurants. His abilities and deep affinity with the ingredients paved the path towards the gold medal at the concourse European fish chef competition in 1992. Later, from 1993 to 1999, he was successively awarded the Chef d'Or Gault Millau and L'Oscar Cuisinier by Le Club des Gastronomes de Belgique. At Gourmet Abu Dhabi, diners will be able to taste Mattagne’s awesome seafood cuisine, and understand why he is a two-Michelin-starred chef.

Gisele Croes "The Empress"

"The Chinese art market is a $1 billion-a-year trade and it can be dangerous and frightening," she said. [...] She said her market was also long on cloak-and-dagger. "I've been accused of being everything from a smuggler to an agent for the Chinese secret police," Croes said. "The mystery of my reputation is only painful when it's a lie." Colin Sheaf, 53, deputy chairman of Bonhams auction house in London and the company's Chinese art specialist, spoke of Croes's reputation in the trade.... "Gisele is remarkable at finding treasure," Sheaf said. "She's part of the world's most elite group of dealers, handling a quality of Chinese merchandise that auction houses can only dream about."

Epoque [Brussels] Patricia De Wit

The company was founded in 1958 by Mrs. Nicole Verschuere and is today one of the leading companies dealing in high quality antique and period jewellery. The company specialises in the very finest jewellery from the 19th and 20th century, with a predilection for Art Nouveau, Garland Style and Art Deco. The collection shows the work of many famous jewellers, such as Cartier, René Lalique, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Mauboussin, Fabergé, Tiffany.

Delvaux [Brussels]

Founded in 1829 in Brussels, Delvaux is the oldest fine leather luxury goods company in the world. Delvaux has remained a family-owned company, precisely because it wants to protect such values as ethics, quality, exclusivity and elegance, and to be able to deliver an authentic luxury experience to its customers, based on their expectations. Delvaux is first and foremost about the product: handmade following the oldest craft traditions, using the finest leathers, created by renowned designers in limited editions to guarantee exclusivity. Products made with taste and perfection, to last generations.




Ep14 - BERLIN- Isabell de Hillerini [Fashion] Chef Michael Hoffman, Gumpert Sportscars, Karsten Greve Art, Grieb Benzinger Watches.

Isabell de Hillerin - Berlin

The German designer Isabell de Hillerin founded her own fashion label in Berlin 2009, after finishing her fashion design studies at the ‘Felicidad Duce’ in Barcelona. Her design ideas sensitively reflect a personal interpretation of contemporary and sustainable fashion. The combination of clean, innovative cuts and folkloric handmade Romanian and Moldovan materials transmit a position between new design and old tradition. ‘isabell de hillerin’ stands for elegance, structured cuts and details which remind of an old tradition. In recent years the ancient fabrics industry in Romania and Moldovan has been driven to near extinction. To strengthen this traditional artisan industry, her label works with local manufacturers to support the production of handmade materials. Her aim is to push these highly skilled craftsmen by publicising and utilising their cultural skills in a way that hasn´t been done before."

Michael Hoffmann Restaurant Margaux* [Berlin]

At Margaux, his own restaurant right in the centre of Berlin , Michael Hoffmann makes vegetables the stars of his dishes and uses his expert knowledge of ingredients to create exceptional cuisine. Hoffmann works with extreme precision and in a reductive style to create exact flavours. For his aubergine with coriander and Jerusalem artichoke, the aubergine is candied for several weeks then caramelised in olive oil, which produces a kind of dried fruit that unleashes totally new flavours in combination with the smoked Jerusalem artichoke purée, crispy salad stalks and a coriander emulsion. The seasonal vegetable platter, served with an intense vegetable bouillon, has become his signature dish. Cooking all the vegetables individually brings out each of their characters in a wonderful way, allowing their separate flavours to shine through and to combine together to capture the essence of the season.


Francois Sittler

The Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH is a manufacturer of exclusive super sports cars based in Altenburg / Thuringia – close to the City of Leipzig. Coming from a racing spirit, Herr Gumpert was head engineer of the AUDI QUATTRO project. The APOLLO takes this knowledge to another level.

Galerie Karsten Greve in Cologne, Paris, Milan and St. Moritz

Karsten Greve, born in 1946, studied law and art history in Cologne, Lausanne and Geneva. He started his career as an art dealer and publisher in 1969. Since 1970, together with Rolf Möllenhof, he operated the Möllenhof/Greve gallery. He opened the first of his own galleries at the beginning of 1973 with a debut showing of a solo exhibition by Yves Klein in the gallery building at Lindenstraße, Cologne. His intimate face-to-face contact with foremost artists, such as Cy Twombly, Jannis Kounellis, John Chamberlain, Louise Bourgeois and others, provided the basis for his program’s quality, which is defined by international avant-garde after 1945. Apart from Twombly, Kounellis, Chamberlain and Bourgeois, this includes artists like Joseph Cornell, Jean Dubuffet, Willem de Kooning, Pablo Picasso, Louis Soutter and WOLS. During his 40 successful years as an international art dealer, Karsten Greve significantly contributed to the worldwide recognition of artists like Louise Bourgeois, John Chamberlain, Lucio Fontana, Gotthard Graubner, Jannis Kounellis, Piero Manzoni and Cy Twombly. In addition to this, the gallery also represents "young artists" for many years, like Norbert Prangenberg, Paco Knöller, Peter Schmersal, Leiko Ikemura, Loic Le Groumellec and Carole Seborovski, as well as the photographers Sally Mann, Adam Fuss and Lynn Davis.

Georg Bartkowiak - Grieb & Benzinger You can feel the time spent to create a handcrafted masterpiece. It is a sensual experience of history and time. You can hear the stories that our timepieces tell. They are written especially for you. You can see the harmony of composition that underlies a particular timepiece. It is a feast for the eye. GRIEB & BENZINGER PLATINUM. Handcrafted masterpieces reinterpreted to perfection.







Ep15 - LONDON - Grachvogel [Fashion], Chef Sean Burbidge's Petrus, Tomasso Bros Fine Art, Anthony Keating Supercars, Leo DeVroomen Jewels, Marlborough Gallery

Maria Grachvogel - London

BACKGROUND: “I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer aged 8 and I started cutting and making clothes from around age 12. My initial learning was at school in the Fashion and Textiles class where I learned some basics of pattern cutting and assembly. Then my own fascination for cut, form and drape led me to develop my own blocks and cutting techniques which have been the basis of my work. It was always my dream to be a designer with my own label and I therefore started my own business when I was 18. I was so determined and focused I didn't even consider the value working for another designer would bring.” SIGNATURES: “Contemporary, versatile pieces that make women feel amazing. I use unconventional methods of cutting and fitting to create clothes that work in harmony with a woman’s body.” IDEAL CLIENT: “A strong, confident woman who is drawn to my collection. She has a strong sense of her own personal style.”

Gordon Ramsay's PETRUS - Chef Sean Burbidge

Sean Burbidge began his career in 1993 as Apprentice Chef at the Sutton Arms in Stokesley whilst studying for his NVQ. Having completed his training, Sean went on to gain experience in a number of hotel kitchens before joining Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in August 2003 as Chef de Partie under Head Chef, Simone Zanoni. Sean progressed to the position of Sous Chef at the restaurant and in March 2008 left London to launch Gordon Ramsay au Trianon in Versailles. Once again under the direction of Simone Zanoni, Sean spent two years in Versailles and assisted the restaurant in gaining two Michelin stars in its first year of opening.

Dino Tomasso

Tomasso Brothers Fine Art was established in 1993 and is based at Bardon Hall, Leeds. Dino and Raffaello are recognised internationally for specialising in important European sculpture from the early Renaissance to the Neo-Classical periods with a particular knowledge of European Renaissance bronzes. They also have interests in several other fields including Old Master paintings, antiquities, fine furniture and objects. They have promoted and supported, through loans and exhibitions, major international institutions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; the Centro Internazionale, Carrara; The National Gallery, Prague; and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In addition, the company has advised a number of private collectors of European sculpture and Old Master paintings and made significant sales to some of the world's most prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Bode Museum, Berlin; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and Rienzi Collection): The Liechtenstein Collection, Vienna; Yale Center for British Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art was one of the sponsors of the landmark show Bronze at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2012.

KEATING [UK] Anthony Keating

The Keating ZKRs boasts engine power from 600BHP-2200BHP (twin turbocharged and supercharged assisted) all cars are hand built in England to customer specific orders; which allows the company to tailor coach work and trim options. Our Monocoque chassis has had years of development reducing the cars centre of gravity with dual low lying fuel tanks that are incorporated to increase chassis strength and performance. Our aim is to produce a driver's dream with all the luxury of a modern day supercar.

DEVROOMEN Leo Devroomen London

Leo de Vroomen is recognised today as one of the world’s most prestigious designers of bespoke jewellery. Born in Holland during the Second World War, Leo was the youngest of eight siblings and the family tulip growing business was long since spoken for. From an early age he dreamed of a more artistic life, a world away from farming. Following his apprenticeship in The Hague and qualifying as a Master Goldsmith in Switzerland he came to London in 1965. Whilst lecturing in jewellery design at the Central School of Art and Design (now Central St. Martins) he met Ginnie, his future wife, design partner and muse. This successful relationship resulted in the formation of De Vroomen Design.

Gilbert Lloyd, Marlborough [UK] [Francis Bacon's dealer].

Impressionists and Post-Impressionists Twentieth Century European Masters German Expressionists Post War American Artists International Contemporary Artists





Rabih Kayrouz [PARIS]

Rabih Kayrouz was born in Lebanon in 1973. Kayrouz migrated to Paris at the age of 16 to study at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.In 1995, after training for several months in the workshops of design houses Dior and Chanel, Kayrouz returned to Beirut where he developed a reputation for designing evening gowns and wedding dresses. In 2008, Kayrouz returned to Paris to open his own design house at 38, Boulevard Raspail. Tje location was previously "Le Petit Theatre de Babylone" where Beckett's play "Waiting for Godot" was performed for the first time .Since 2009, Kayrouz has been a guest designer for the Cham­bre Syn­di­cale de la Haute Couture, with his seasonal collections included in the bi-annual Paris haute-couture fashion shows. In 2011, Kayrouz was selected by the prominent French ELLE Magazine as one of the "Emerging New Talents".[8] In 2012 he abandoned the appellation "couture" to focus on ready-to-wear. In the same year, he created a capsule collection for La Redoute.

Chef Eric Briffard GEORGE V [Paris] 2 Michelin Stars

Who has doubts about the choice of Eric Briffard to command the kitchen of the Four Seasons Hôtel George V---the perfect embodiment of French luxury? Eric's quest for perfection is known to all gourmets. His brilliance, technique and expertise are owed to seven years of touring France and to Joël Robuchon, whose refinement and delicate touch has brought a new standard to presentations. Briffard, the grandson of small farmers who baked their own bread and produced their own nut oil, is at the helm of the largest kitchen team in Europe: 115 cooks, 7 apprentices, 15 sous-chefs and 13 sommeliers---this is quite impressive. Aside from 50 customers in the restaurant , he also oversees room service for 90 to 120 people and the gallery with 200 clients.

Pierre Tantot - Ellip6 Simulation is the choice or the professional drivers. The simulators, designed and built in France, are the result of extensive research and a pioneering expertise.

Jean Lupu - French Period antiques dealer

Marion Courtille [Paris]

After studying crafts (cabinetmaking) and then the applied arts, Marion Courtillé occupies the interface between craft and design by establishing her identity through the reassignment of materials. How can one be innovative with a material that has already been worked for many centuries? By using techniques on this material generally applied to other materials. Here, the working of the leather is inspired by wood. The leather is carved, bent, compacted… The transfer perpetuates the illusion, the leather becomes solid, it is worked in depth and in colour

Jean-François Heim

Located near the Elysée Palace and in the heart of the famous "Faubourg Saint-Honoré" area where numerous art dealers are established, Jean-François Heim Gallery presents a collection of Old Master and 19th-century paintings, sculpture and drawings. Looking at the artistic world with a new and even scientific eye, Jean-François Heim supplies private collectors as well as french and foreign museums. He regularly publishes catalogues and is the author, in collaboration with his brother, of "The painting Salons during the Revolution". He is finishing another book, on the Salons of the Consulate and Empire periods.


Ep17 - MILAN

Faraone - Mr Cesare Settepass

Exclusive, excellence and royalty are the key words of Faraone Jewelry, a company born from the ashes of the Second World War, in 1945 in Via Montenapoleone in Milan. Keeper of an Italian tradition that evokes the richness of fine jewelry, Raffaele Faraone's founder, has established itself on the international scene, offering to its customers as the "family jeweler": the only one able to keep secrets and values, to interpret dreams and create precious works of art to measure. The distinctive features of the house Faraone, were initially very close to the Milanese style of the 60s, which boasted functional elegance, never sought a preciousness opulent and ostentatious. Also in those days Pharaoh establishes a deep relation with the family Settepassi, Florentine jewelers for four hundred years, thus increasing the know-how of a goldsmith tradition old centuries. After his untimely death was in fact one of a family Settepassi member, Guido, to take the reins of the house Faraone finally throwing in the international arena adorning the aristocracy and the stars with sumptuous jewels hundred percent Italian.

Chef Carlo Cracco CRACCO [Milan] 2 Michelin Stars

Carlo Cracco is often credited – and occasionally derided – as being the ringleader of a small but important group of Italian chefs attempting to break away from the constraints of cooking 'traditional' food. At his eponymous Milan restaurant he creates challenging cuisine that has won him considerable acclaim from the major Italian guides and two stars from Michelin. If you're not a fan of sea urchins, snails and slugs, though, it may be one to swerve."

Luca Mazzanti After the ANTAS debut at TMM 2007, Luca Mazzanti is proud to present the world premiere of the new exclusive MAZZANTI EVANTRA : powered by a V8 engine 7.0 L with 701 Hp, hand made in Italy in a limited production of 5 bespoke cars per year, it embodies passion, creativity and artisanal culture of the company.

DILMOS Sergio Riva Dilmos was founded in 1980 as an exhibition space for designer furniture. The articles selected were intended to be the most representative examples of modern design, side by side with furniture made by firms representing the contemporary style of the eighties. There was also an area for holding exhibitions and the result was that Dilmos started interacting more directly with the world of design, personally choosing which designers to work with and their articles. This commitment was the fruit of a growing awareness of the value and poetical significance of objects: a profound interest that led Dilmos to deal essentially with articles distinguished by a strong communicative and narrative force. Since 1985, when an exhibition dedicated to Alessandro Mendini was held, Dilmos has increasingly tended to choose designers and articles that fully express a philosophy where each piece of furniture is a representation and at the same time a key to the designerÌs deeper thoughts, a way of communicating and interacting with the world. Hence an object that communicates and not merely functional but not just a symbolic object-subject, a mute emblem of our hyper-communicating society either: this is the aim of DilmosÌs research, which is constantly working, debating and striving to outdo itself. No uniform stylistic design can be seen in the articles found at Dilmos; the consistency cannot be seen in the designers whose work has been displayed over these years but rather in the interactions and the mutual desire to treat the articles animating a home or a space as elements that virtually receive its thoughts and, through their great narrative ability, transmit its poetry and intentions. The languages of the designers are therefore many, because the gestures and thoughts of each one are many, but that does not mean that they are incommunicable. This is the thinking behind some of Dilmos Ìs experiences while working to make it possible for languages and poetries to communicate with each other.

Dante Del Vecchio VISCONTI

Visconti is an Italian manufacturer of fine fountain pens, ball pens, and rollerball pens. The company was founded in 1988 in Florence by Dante Del Vecchio and Luigi Poli, collectors of fountain pens for many years. Their products represented the rediscovery and relaunch of celluloid as material for fountain pens. In 2009, Visconti reached a deal with Coles of London (actually based in Florida), whereby Coles became the official distributor of Visconti products in the United States. Together, they have recently launched a range of new products, including the Rembrandt Collection, Divina Royale range, and the limited-edition Templar

Maurizio Galante - Paris

Maurizio Galante Haute Couture celebrates a body of work that covers over 25 years of the Paris-based Italian / French couturier's career. Galante is one of the world's most respected haute couture fashion designers, having won numerous awards, and in 2009 was appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et desLettres by the French Minister of Culture. The house of Maurizio Galante Haute Couture joined the French ‘Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture’ as a Membre Invitée in 1992, and was made a permanent member of this very closed circle in 2008. Maurizio Galante's distinctive language is particularly valuable in today’s Haute Couture. Galante, who studied architecture prior to opting for fashion, perceives his garments as objects, with a flexible, fluid structure. Maurizio Galante’s Haute Couture creations are realized with profound respect for traditional craftsmanship, poetically combining an architect's in-depth knowledge with the fine workmanship of the French Haute Couture atelier, and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing. They are worn by a select clientele of influential women all over the world, and are included in the collections of the most important international museums.


Ep18 - MOSCOW - Valentin Yudashkin [Fashion] Dartz Armoured Vehicles, Jewellery Theatre, artists AES + F , Konstantin Chaykin watches

"Valentin Yudashkin [Moscow] He was born on October 14, 1964 in Bakovka community, Odintsovo District, Moscow Region. In 1986 he graduated from the Moscow Industrial College with honours, having upheld two degree works at the same time: “History of the costume” and “Makeup and decorative cosmetics”. In 1987 he created his first collection, consisting of 150 models. In 1991 his collection was brought to Paris and made an immense impression upon the experienced French public. Since that time his new collections have been traditionally shown in Paris. In 1997 the boutique “Valentin Yudashkin” was opened in Moscow, in Kutuzovsky avenue, and in 1999 the jewellery and perfume series “Valentin Yudashkin” was launched at the Fashion House “Valentin Yudashkin”. This was a joint project with the French company “Parour”. The models of Valentin Yudashkin are kept at the Louvre Museum of Costume, at the Californian Fashion Museum, at the Moscow State Museum of History and at the International Museum of the Olympic Games. He is honoured worker of arts of the RF, full member of the Academy of Social Sciences, honorary academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, a corresponding member of the Paris Syndicate of High Fashion and Ready-Made Clothes.

Leonard Yankelovich

DARTZ.EU present armored car which shocked the World - PROMBRON' (ex.RussoBaltique). This is oldest armored car brand in the World and famous Lenin's speech was told from RussoBaltique armored car. Now - ultraluxury, ultraproof armored car. Also starring in Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie "THE DICTATOR".

Jewellery Theatre [Moscow] Maxim Voznesensky

Jewelry Theatre was established in Moscow in 1998. Everything started from an unexposed jewelry studio and after eleven years the company has indeed turned into an internationally rated trademark. However, to achieve this you will need a team of like-minded persons – partners and employees, who would live the life of your brand 25 hours day and night. I was lucky since I always had such people around. Currently, our jewelry house has two brands. One of them, Jewelry Theatre, represents 12 permanent jewelry collections, while the other, Maxim Voznesensky, is a sort of emperor lodge of our “theatre” and offers exclusive pieces in single copies only.

AES + F Russian based photo-conceptualist group AES (made up of artists Tatyana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovitch, and Evgeny Svyatsky). The artist collective combines conceptual architecture, graphic arts, animation and photography to create fantasy worlds combining classical western mythology with contemporary global consumerism. Their acclaimed work "The Feast of Trimalchio" retells Petronius's epic poem from the "Satyricon" for a twenty-first century audience. Using the imagery of high-fashion, cinema, lifestyle magazines, and luxury design, "The Feast of Trimalchio" is an Olympic-sized orgy of wealth and pleasure.

Konstantin Chaykin[Moscow]

About 10 years ago a young inventor in St. Petersburg discovered a passion for watch movements. Konstantin Chaykin began repairing and restoring clocks and watches, and mastered the intricacies of creating watch movements. Naturally, Konstantin began to implement his own ideas. Soon he was driven passionately creating new and unique movements and watches. Today Konstantin Chaykin runs his own manufacture and has registered over 10 patents for his innovative movements and inventions in general mechanics: a unique achievement for many century old manufacturers, not to speak of a young watchmaker. Konstantin Chaykin is famous for the complex movements he has developed, especially for his astronomical clock ‘Resurrection’ with Easter calendar and Lunokhod watch. Konstantin won recognitions among aficionados of fine watches and clocks around the world. He is also the only Russian watchmaker who has become a member of the Academie Horlogere Des Createurs Independants


Ep19 PARIS - Anne-Valerie Hash, Chef Helene Darroze, Artist S.H. Raza, Coco Chanels's girlfriend Mahlia Kent.

Anne-Valerie Hash [PARIS]

Hash graduated from the chambre Syndicale dela Couture Parisienne in 1992. Design gigs at Nina Ricci, Chloé, and Chanel followed, and in 1995, Hash began a small bridal business. Five years later, she connected with Phillippe Elkoubi, now her businesspartner, and launched a signature collection of handmade and ready-to-wear pieces, inspired by her whimsical muse: 14-year-old Parisian, Lou Liza Lesage. In 2001, Anne Valerie Hash presented her first ready-to-wear collection on the Paris couture circuit, where she continues to show. Her quirky, deconstructed looks – a dress crafted out of tailored men’s trousers, in particular – generated considerable buzz. But instead of pushing for megabrand status, Hash has kept her operation relatively small scale. Still, her masculine-feminin a esthetic – that’s gonemore girlies as of late – has cultivated a loyal following globally. Andin spring 2007, Bergdorf Goodman was the first to snyp up Hash’s new handbag line of buttery soft satchels trimmed with teminine trills.

HELENE DARROZE - Paris Helene Darroze [2 Michelin Stars]

Grand-Daughter of Michelin-starred Jacques Darroze, the belle-Helene has just taken over the kitchens at London's Connaught Hotel - Blimey!

S.H Raza
Indian artist

MAHLIA KENT - Eve Corrigan

Mahlia Kent was Coco Chanel's fabric creator. Today, the company consists of a creative team coming from 15 different nationalities, under the direction of ex-fashion model - EVE CORRIGAN (French - American Mahlia Kent has over 50 years of long term relations with artists, designers and fashion stylists of the world and the great couture houses of CHANEL, DIOR, GUCCI, PRADA, KENZO, YSL, RALPH LAUREN, CK, DKNY, VERSACE, VALENTINO, etc.



Christine Berger [Vienna]

Christina Berger is the very tongue-in-cheek representative of Vienna’s up-and-coming young generation of fashion designers. Her clothes are as extravagant as her collection titles are daring. With some amusement we remember the title she chose for fall, which is YOU DID A GREAT BLOW JOB, BRIGITTE! YOURS FREDL M - allegedly referring to Brigitte Nielsen and Freddy Mercury as outstanding inspirations.Well well well… Now Christina has come up with something new, something exciting, something never heard of before (uhm…). Starting on September 17 and until Sept. 25 she will tour the fashion capitals of Europe with her spring 2013 collection, the overall motto is White Vest in Wild West. If that’s not something, then we don’t know.

Chef Werner Pichmaier

ANNA SACHER Restaurant [Vienna] 2 Michelin Stars

Following extensive renovation work the Anna Sacher restaurant is now radiant in bright green pleasantly offset by black furniture with golden highlights. This interior design merely serves to underscore the splendour of the paintings by Anton Faistauer hanging in the restaurant and the priceless Lobmeyr crystal chandeliers. This interior contrasts starkly with the straight, unpretentious line taken by Sacher's chef de cuisine Werner Pichmaier in his contemporary, light interpretation of traditional Austrian cuisine. It goes without saying that he uses high-quality regional products for all his basic ingredients.

Florian Wagner [Vienna]

Already as a boy, Berlin-born Florian Wagner became acquainted with the world of colours and art through his father, owner of the famous “Studio for Mosaic and Glass-art August Wagner”. Later, his mother Prof. Jucunda Wagner indroduces him to the craft of enamelling and goldsmithing and in 1969 Florian Wagner obtains his Journeyman‘s certificate in Berlin. He then leaves Europe and heads for Johannesburg South Africa where he lives and works until 1973. It is there, where he becomes so captivated by the prevalence and variety of minerals and gemstones that to this day, his work is still influenced by the experience. In 1973 he arrives in Vienna and enrols at the Academy of applied Art where he takes up miniature sculpturing and medal-art, he then goes on and opens the Gallery “Mana” which until 1989 remains one of Vienna’s important showcases of contemporary art.

Hans Hollein [Vienna]

Hans Hollein was professor for Architecture at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf 1967 - 1976, he was professor for Design from 1976 to 1986 and professor for Architecture from 1976 until 2002 at the University of Applied Art in Vienna where he also acted as Dean of the Architecture Department from 1995 to 1999. He was guest professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, at the Yale University in New Haven and at the Ohio State University in Columbus.

Bossendorfer Pianos- Ferdinand Brau

People from all parts of the world love Vienna for its beauty, its flair and its central position in European culture. Many famous musicians and composers, such as Rubinstein, Brahms, Bartok, Grieg, Mahler, Strauss and many more have lived or worked in Vienna; and all of them also had some connection with Bösendorfer. The lively, mutually inspiring exchange with the artists made Bösendorfer a cherished symbol of Vienna's musical tradition. What makes a Bösendorfer so special is not magic: Each Bösendorfer grand piano is the work of an entire year - and the know-how that has been passed on from generation to generation since 1828, starting with Ignaz Bösendorfer.



Marc Stone

Marc Stone has developed his clothing brand as a holistic concept influenced by contemporary art, journeys, music, theatre and film. Marc Stone combines classic, modern style with subtle futuristic touches. The effortless minimalist spirit of each collection comes from working quality and hi-tech fabrics. Colours are subtle, and dictated by the feel of the season. The story of MARC STONE started in Zürich in the multicultural district circle four. As a progressive fashion brand MARC STONE stands for minimalist design, which boasts clean lines and innovative looks. The brand sells its products in a variety of international showrooms (Paris, Milan, Berlin, Seoul, Singapore and New York) and at numerous international trade shows.

Chef Horst Petermann

RICO's KUNSTSTUBEN [Zurich] 2 Michelin Stars

Petermann is a master of innovative-classic cuisine with Mediterranean infl uences. He has never been content with just emulating the French maitres, although he has long been their equivalent – he and Philippe Rochat are the only Swiss chefs to have been awarded the title of “Membre de la Haute Cuisine de France”, which is usually reserved for French chefs. Petermann’s creations have always reflected his own style and an admirable level of continuity – the ultimate prerequisite for substance and a name that becomes programmatic, like that of “Kunststuben”, the name of the restaurant that Petermann and his wife Iris opened on the shores of Lake Zürich almost 25 years ago and that has become one of the most exclusive addresses in Europe.


Carl F. Bucherer dates back to 1888, where an ambitious young man, a pioneer, opened up his first retail shop in Lucerne, selling watches and jewelry. He was so successful that he decided to start his own watch company, Bucherer Watches. They did well through the 20th century but were only sold in Bucherer stores. In 2001 the third generation owner of Bucherer decided to go international, changing the name of the brand from Bucherer to Carl F. Bucherer to honor his grandfather. It’s a brand with a huge tradition and history though it is quite new from an international market standpoint.

Jean-David Cahn Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities

Jean-David Cahn AG was founded in 1999 and continues a proud family tradition which reaches back for almost 150 years. The first catalogues of the Münzhandlung Cahn appeared in 1863 in Frankfurt am Main. After Hitler ascended to power, the company was forcefully arianised. The family emigrated to Switzerland and refounded the company. It was succeeded by Münzen und Medaillen in 1941. In 1988 Herbert A. Cahn, Honorary Professor of Numismatics at the Universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg im Breisgau, spun off the antiquities department and founded H.A.C. Kunst der Antike. Following Herbert A. Cahn’s retirement, the company was dissolved in 1998. Subsequently, a new company, Jean-David Cahn AG, was formed by his son. Jean-David Cahn studied Classical Archaeology in Basle. In 1988 he worked for the Antikenmuseum Basle und Sammlung Ludwig, whose collection of arms and armour he published.

Roman Weber

Weber Sportcars is the Automotive Division of Roman Weber GmbH, a company developing and producing high-tech sports cars and provider of engineering services and car systems for the automotive industry.




Ep 22 LONDON - Aminaka Wilmont [Fashion] , Alaine Ducasse at the Dorchester, Sinclair Harding Clocks, Nicolas Marwan Chatila Jewels, Art Dealer Luca Baroni

Maki Aminaka Löfvander and Marcus Wilmont. - London

BACKGROUND: Maki is from Japan and Sweden. Marcus hails from Denmark. The designers met while working for Robert Cary-Williams. They studied at Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins and University of Boras. SIGNATURES: “Sensual, flowing and innovative silhouettes embracing soft, voluminous draping of effortless complexity and avant-garde tailoring.” IDEAL CLIENT: “Self-confident, serene and sensual, with an appreciation of creativity and pure unconventional beauty.” TRADEMARK PIECES: “Experimental drape dresses in abstract prints and asymmetric distressed leather jackets.”

Chef Jocelyn Herland ALAIN DUCASSE at the DORCHESTER [London] 3 Michelin Stars

Born in Auvergne, France, Jocelyn Herland, has worked with Alain Ducasse in Paris for several years. From 1997-2000, he was Chef de Partie at Restaurant Alain Ducasse at 59 Avenue Poincarré (3-Michelin stars). He then moved as Chef de partie to the Restaurant Opéra (1-Michelin star) at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Paris, and as Sous Chef to the Royal Monceau Hotel. In December 2003, when Alain Ducasse introduced new Head Chef Christophe Moret to Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée in Paris, Jocelyn joined him as Sous Chef, progressing to his most recent post as Chef Adjoint (deputy). Jocelyn interprets Alain Ducasse’s cuisine in London in a contemporary and refined way. In keeping with Alain Ducasse’s philosophy, the ingredients are the key elements. Jocelyn Herland only uses the freshest and most seasonal products, strictly sourced for their quality and provenance.

Robert Bray

Established in 1967, Sinclair Harding honours the historical tradition of fine English clockmaking. The exquisite detail of each clock is testament to this skill and dedication, with every delicate stage of production carried out in the Yorkshire based workshop. Every clock Sinclair Harding makes is lovingly crafted to suit your individual requirements and your involvement is encouraged at all stages during production of what will become a treasured heirloom. Clients are welcome to visit the workshop to appreciate first hand the trademark skill and dedication of Robert Bray and his fellow craftsmen.

Marwan Nicolas Chatila [London]

Established in the Lebanon more than a century and a half ago, Chatila is rare among jewellery houses in that the name over its doors is still the name of the family that owns and runs it. George Chatila began the business as a silversmith in 1860, whereupon his probity and skill made it flourish. It is the third and fourth generations of the family – Nicholas Chatila and his three sons, Marwan, Edward and Carlos – who now continue in the founder’s footsteps. Nearly fifty years have passed since the firm relocated to Switzerland. The move brought with it an abundance of fresh ideas and new designs that have proven extremely popular with the Chatila clientele. Today, Chatila’s flagship showroom in Geneva, in the Rue du Rhône, is a trusted venue for the discerning client who seeks a rare item of nonpareil magnificence.

Jean-Luc Baroni [UK]

Jean-Luc Baroni belongs to the third generation of a family of connoisseur art dealers. The family business first opened in Paris in 1919, and moved to Florence in 1967. In 1982, Mr. Baroni went into a 20 years long partnership with the eminent British firm Colnaghi. He now works with his daughter, Novella Baroni, from his gallery in St. James's, London. Mr. Baroni has long been established as a specialist in fine paintings and drawings by Old and Modern Masters. The gallery holds regular exhibitions, produces substantial catalogues that are fully researched and illustrated and participates in a number of International Art Fairs such as the Salon du Dessin and the Master Drawings Week in London and in New York. Alexandra Chaldecott, who worked in the Old Master Drawings Department at Sotheby's for more than a decade, contributes to the team. As part of the service offered by the gallery, Jean-Luc Baroni uses his extensive experience to advise clients on establishing, augmenting and maintaining their private collections.




Ep23 COPENHAGEN - Anne-Sofie Madsen [Fashion], Uffe Lauge Jensen Motorbikes, Shamballa Jewels, Ole Hostbo's Danish Classic Furniture, Urben Jurgensen Watches

Anne Sofie Madsen

With her 2009 final project from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, she took the Danish fashion press with storm and proved that Danish Design has an international format. After opening the Copenhagen Fashion Week with the SS12 collection in 2011, Anne Sofie Madsen was selected ‘Once to Watch’ by the Vauxhall Fashion Scout, which led to a show of the AW 12/13 collection in London, Milan, Kiev, and Saint Petersburg. Anne Sofie Madsen now presents her SS 2013 collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week in August. The collection combines Anne Sofie Madsen's couture look with a commercial approach, which sees both made-to-order and ready-to-wear styles, reflecting the designer's time at the Parisian trend forecaster Peclers and since at the House of John Galliano. Before graduating, Anne Sofie Madsen was appointed Junior Designer at the House of Alexander McQueen in London. Anne Sofie Madsen's sense of esthetics departs from the traditional, Danish design and her unique sartorial skills marks the meeting between airy materials and somber, avant-garde applications. All in all the collection is of international format and once again cements Copenhagen's position as the most inspiring fashion metropolis of the North.

Mikkel & Mads Kornerup[Copenhagen, Denmark]

Shamballa Jewels have come up with a wonderfully imaginative and thoughtful design, inspired by the Buddhist prayer flags that dance in the wind above the Himalayas. Shamaballa Jewels have proved a roaring success and have found themselves planted on the wrists of an assortment of A-list celebrities since their launch in 2001. Gywneth Paltrow, Jay-Z and the amazing Diane Von Furstenburg are all big fans, and so am I! Danish brothers, Mads and Mikkel Kornerup, are responsible for giving us the irresistible Shamballa bracelet and a taste of the champagne lifestyle. However, the inspiration behind the creation of the jewels is one of spirituality and mythical concepts. Imagination fashioned into design; always worthy of a few extra noughts at the end of the price tag! Travelling across the world at the young age of 19, Mads Kornerup became fascinated with the brilliant world of Buddhism. The jewels, the yoga, the meditation became an inspiration that would one day create the fine jewellery of Shamballa..

Uffe Lauge Jensen LAUGE JENSEN

Hand built motorcycles The worlds most exclusive motorcycle is hand built to perfection and designed uniquely on basis of your visions and ideas. If you can dream it - we can build it! Lauge Jensen is the only custom motorcycle company with a worldwide manufacturer ID, bringing exceptional riding experiences and personalized designs all across the globe.

Ole Hostbo

Dansk Møbelkunst gallery specializes in 20th Century Scandinavian design. The gallery is a leading authority in Danish historical design from 1920–1970, with particular emphasis on rare modernist furniture and lighting. Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery specializes in rare, original works of Danish furniture that were created during 1920-70, when a circle of craftsmen, architects and designers erased the distinction between works of art and functional equipment for everyday life.Established by Ole Høstbo in 1992, Dansk Møbelkunst takes its’ name from the Danish word for Furniture Art, a term that is rooted in the handicraft tradition and signifies a synthesis of aesthetics, utility and craftsmanship. During the twentieth century, møbelkunst evolved from the reproduction of historical styles to the creation of truly modern furniture that relied on beautiful materials, rather than applied decoration, and finely-crafted details for its’ aesthetic value. The gallery’s expertise encompasses both handcrafted masterpieces and iconic works of industrial design. ."


Dr Helmut Crott Urban Jürgensen & Sønner Copenhagen continues to produce complicated watches in classical styles as individual examples or in very small series. A group of eight highly qualified watchmakers, working in four different workshops, produce exclusively mechanical timekeepers.




Ep24 LONDON John Rocha [Fashion], Chef Phil Howards's SQUARE, Colnaghi Gallery, Greubel Forsey watches, Haughton's Porcelain .


John Rocha [UK]

[London] Born in Hong Kong and of Chinese and Portuguese descent, John Rocha moved to London in the 1970's to study fashion. He eventually moved to Dublin in the 1980's where he has lived for the past twenty-two years, working closely with his wife and business partner Odette. The opening of the Morrison Hotel in 1999 confirmed John Rocha's successful involvement in the first of a number of architectural projects. Working with interior design and structural architecture, office and residential projects have been completed in Dublin and Liverpool. In July 2002, John Rocha's contemporary range of organically inspired jewellery was launched.

Phil Howard

A chef’s chef, Howard is rarely away from the stove and has won numerous accolades including two Michelin stars (awarded in 1998) & the BMW Square Meal Restaurant of the Year 2008. Afterstudying bio-chemistry at university, he signed up for an apprenticeship at Roux Restaurants before working with such heavyweights as Simon Hopkinson and Marco Pierre White. Known for his classy, but seasonal French food, he has spent much of his career nurturing young chefs and enjoys showcasing his protégé Brett Graham at his other restaurant, The Ledbury in Notting Hill

COLNAGHI Jeremy Howard

If Paul Colnaghi had emigrated to America in 1783, as Benjamin Franklin advised him to do, London would be without one of its oldest and most celebrated Galleries. Instead, Colnaghi went to work for Anthony Torre, whose father had established businesses in Paris and London. Anthony Torre's London premises enjoyed a reputation for stocking the finest wares of celebrated engravers. When Paul Colnaghi joined him in 1783, they soon moved to a superior address at 132 Pall Mall, and by 1788 the younger Colnaghi had taken control of the business. Paul Colnaghi was to raise the small business to a status unsurpassed in the art-dealing world. There were difficulties in the beginning; as a result of the French Revolution and the ensuing disorders, trade with the Continent suffered. Colnaghi, however, managed to weather the storm by a series of adroit moves. During 1792-1797, he published what is probably the most famous series of English stipple engravings, The Cries of London. At the same time he began to issue engravings of military, naval and patriotic heroes. For instance, on November 7, 1803, when news of Nelson's victory and death at Trafalgar reached London, Colnaghi had already commissioned a portrait engraving. Paul Colnaghi's connections with Europe, his knowledge of languages, and his integrity in business were all of great help to him during this turbulent period. He was able to supply the Government with views of beleaguered towns on the Continent, thus providing information for the besieging armies which would otherwise have been lacking.

Stephen Forsey

With the launching of their first Invention the Double Tourbillon 30° in 2004, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, French and English Inventor Watchmakers marvelled knowledgeable watch devotees with a new Tourbillon mechanism adapted specifically for the wristwatch. Only a handful of timepieces leave the atelier each month due to the sophisticated movement and exquisite finishing. The Inventor Watchmakers are committed to pure technical innovation and are dedicated to inventing new movements that have never existed in watchmaking history.


Brian Haughton is one of the world's leading dealers in antique ceramics and organiser of six of the most important, influential and prestigious fine art and antiques fairs in the international art market. His gallery, Brian Haughton Gallery (founded 1964), specialising in 18th and early 19th century English and continental pottery and porcelain is conveniently located in the heart of London's West End at 15 Duke Street, St. James's, London SW1Y 6DB, U.K. His other important role is as organiser of six premier international fine art and antique fairs held annually in New York, London and Dubai: Art and Antiques Dubai in February (Dubai), The International Asian Art Fair in March (New York), The International Fine Art Fair in May (New York), The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar in June (London), The International Art+Design Fair and the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show in October (New York). He is an exhibitor at The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show (New York), The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar (London) and at Art and Antiques Dubai (Dubai).



Ep25 MILAN - Sabbadini's jewels, Chef Pietro Leeman's Joia, Paolo and Ercole Spada's design studio, Kinder Aggugini [Fashion] Francesco Deboni's Glass

SABBADINI - Alberto Sabbadini The Sabbadini Jewellery Company has been a family business for several generations. Following in the footsteps of his father Bruno Sabbadini, a widely-experienced stone dealer, company president, Alberto Sabbadini, has been involved in the business for 40 years. His wife Stefania and son Pierandrea are always beside him to present the glamorous Sabbadini Jewellery collections all over the world.

Pietro Leeman [2 Michelin Stars]

A student of Gualtieri Marchese and disciple of the legendary Freddy Girardet, Swiss-Italian born Pietro Leeman also spent a number of years in Japan which informs his "vegetarian" haute cuisine.

Paolo & Ercole Spada Ercole

Spada was born in Busto Arsizio on 26 August 1938 and received a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1956. In 1960 he joined Zagato where he became Chief Designer. During the years at Zagato Ercole Spada worked on sportcars by Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Fiat and Lancia. Among his most remarkable creations of this period are the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (his first design), the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ (1961), Giulia TZ1 (1964), TZ2 and Junior Z (1968), the Lancia Fulvia Sport. In 1970 Spada joined Ford and became chief designer at Ghia design studio. After a short period at Audi, in 1976 he moved to BMW where he designed the BMW E32 7-series (1987–1994), and the BMW E34 5-series (1989-1996). In 1983 he came back to Italy where he became design head of I.DE.A., where he created several designs for the Fiat Auto Group (Alfa Romeo 155, Fiat Tipo, Lancia Dedra, Delta II and Kappa). In 1992 he returned to Zagato, where he created the 512 TR-based Ferrari FZ93 concept. At the beginning of 2007 he has founded Spadaconcept together with his son Paolo, manager Domiziano Boschi and designer Wojtek Sokolowski."

Kinder Aguggini

Collection Kinder is an intriguing character. An Italian Ex-punk, he studied at St. Martins during the 1980?s and worked on Savile row before movingto John Galliano (where he applied for the job dressed as a policeman). He also worked at Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, Costume National and as a head designer for Versace following the death of Gianni. Its a pretty fine fashion heritage by anyone’s standards.

Rita Fancsaly [Milan] 20thC Italian design

The gallery, established by Rita Fancsaly and Franco Deboni in 1993, is actually located in Milano, in the Brera district, a few meters from the Accademia di Brera. Under the artistic direction of architect Franco Deboni, one of the best reputed experts in decorative arts of the Twentieth century, author of some books about Italian glass, which are internationally considered as the reference for this subject, the gallery presents a high selection of masterpieces of design, mostly Italian, with a special interest for the designers active in the period between 1930 and 1990. A special attention is given to glass works, a field where, with the effort of Mr. Deboni, we are able to present a stock of museum quality items, from the major firms and designers of the period.


Ep26 VIENNA Klaus Muelbauer's Hats, Kockert's Jewels, Augarten Porcelain, Belle Etage's Furniture, Dejana Kabiljo's mind

Klaus Muelbaer [Vienna]

In 1903 Julianna Mühlbauer laid the foundation stone of the now over 100 year old family business. She opened a small millinery with shop attached in the Viennese suburb of Floridsdorf with her husband Robert.


The foundation of Köchert jewellers goes back to the year 1814. Already in 1831, the company was awarded the title "Purveyors to the Imperial and Royal Court", and in 1868 Alexander Emanuel Köchert was appointed as Chamber Jeweller. As the personal jeweller of the emperor, he thus become the royal treasurer. Since then, it has been part of the Köchert tradition that the house at Neuer Markt is a meeting point for well-known artists who create unique gems together with the master goldsmiths of the firm's own workshops. Today, Christoph, Wolfgang and Florian Köchert continue this tradition. The headquarters of A. E. Köchert Jewellers have been at Neuer Markt 15 since 1873; in December 2005, another shop was opened at the noble Altenmarkt 15 in Salzburg.

Augarten [Vienna]

Augarten porcelain is world-famous for its delicate and graceful shape, its clean lines and exquisite details. Combining sophisticated craftsmanship, artistic design and the latest technical equipment, Augarten uniquely blends time-honoured tradition with a contemporary approach to art. The finest porcelain is still produced and painted by hand in our manufactory at Augarten castle just as it has always been. Located at the geographical crossroads of European cultures and as one of the oldest European names in porcelain, Augarten Wien has symbolised the continuity of timeless Viennese tradition, art and culture for almost 300 years now."

Dejana Kabiljo [Vienna]

The multidisciplinary artist and designer Dejana Kabiljo currently lives and works in Vienna. After graduating in architecture at the University of Belgrade and receiving a Master Degree in design from the Domus Academy in Milan, she took up the post of Art Director at the Vienna Museum of Technology. Two years later, she started her own professional practice for design and architecture and was lecturer at the University of applied Arts in Vienna. She launched her own design brand Kabiljo Inc and had the chance to showcase her first collection in exhibitions at the MAK in Vienna. Kabiljo had personal exhibitions all over the world, amongst others in Tokyo, London, Milan, Vienna, of which, the humorous PRETTYPRETTY collection, which consists of hairy bar stools, poufs and chairs, was perticularly successful..

Wolfgang Bauer [Vienna]

For over 30 years, the Viennese Wolfgang Bauer has been offering an exceptionally wide-ranging selection of first-class Viennese Jugendstil furniture and art objects in his gallery, "bel etage", located in the centre of Vienna, within sight of the opera. Interiors and objets d'art by the most famous architects and designers of the turn of the 19th to the 20th centuries, such as Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner (along with their students), as well as Josef Hoffmann and Kolo Moser - the best known artists of the WIENER WERKSTÄTTE - are presented on two floors. The range is rounded off with paintings and sculptures by top-class painters and sculptors of the early twentieth century. With great enterprise and a fine nose, the gallery owner succeeds time and again in tracking down and documenting works by the best-known artists of this important period, which has been gaining increasing international recognition over the past few years.



Ep27 ATHENS - Celebrity Skin Fashion, Maria Lalaounis Jewels, Miltos , Dimitri Korres No.4 Supercar, MED

Celebrity Skin

Celebrity Skin are a dynamic, avant garde designer duo. Head designer Dimitris Strepkos and his assistant Eleni Mparla showed their first collection in April 2009. Tim Burton's Impossible Nightmare collection won 2 awards. Best Designer - Best Catwalk


4,000 year old tradition of Greek art is kept alive. Age old techniques such as granulation, filigree and hand hammering are used along side modern techniques, to create jewelry inspired by ancient civilizations.


Born in Athens, Miltos' first contact with fashion was as a production and sales manager in a well-known company with silk garments. His experience in raw materials together with his love for high quality resulted in starting up his own studio, while studying fashion at Veloudakis Fashion School. Feminine lines, all time classic elegance, fresh style with high class, would be a close description to his work. Miltos currently works at his studio in Kolonaki, where he creates pret-a-porter and haute couture collections, as well as unique bridals."

Dimitris Korres - Korres No.4

Maybe it's because the Korres' engine is the same 7.0-liter V8 out of a Chevrolet Corvette Z06, but I definitely get the sense designer Dimitris Korres – a Greek architect who thinks his country should have a supercar – here was channeling something like a C3 'Vette. It's not exactly modern-looking, but I guess it's classically aggressive

MED [Athens] Swimwear



Ep28 BERLIN - Arrey Kono's Fashion, Die Quadriga's Chef, Hemmerle's Jewels, Wiesmann's Sportscars, Lederer's BLU watches.

Arrey Kono [Berlin]

As an artist, Arrey Kono is a remarkable shooting star and has an excellent reputation in the international world of fashion. Her fashion is sold in more than 35 countries worldwide. Her brand is a permanent fixture at the KaDeWe in Berlin and the Oberpollinger in Munich since October 2012. Her brand embodies instinct and passion, her fashion is artful, young and sexy.

Sauli Kemppainen "Die Quadragie" *[Berlin]

The culinary mastermind at Quadriga at Hotel Brandenburger Hof is Michelin-starred chef Sauli Kemppainen, who remains true to his Finnish origins despite a life of travel. Kemppainen is one of the main exponents of new Nordic cuisine. The interior of Die Quadriga is just as appealing as the food itself: A Biedermeier secretary, Frank Lloyd Wright's cherrywood chairs, designed in 1904, which correspond perfectly with the cherrywood panels on the walls, which are decorated mainly by works of artist of the Berliner Sezession provided by Seidel & Sohn, an art dealer established 1905; the artworks are for sale. The tableware is KPM porcelain, the silver from Robbe & Berking, the flowers throughout the hotel by an Ikebana master. Incidentally, Die Quadriga is named after the four horses who pull the goddess of victory, a sculpture by Schadow from 1794 on top of the Brandenburg Gate.


Christian Hemmerle In today's world where craftsmanship, individuality and authenticity are increasingly rare, Hemmerle is one of the last pillars protecting a unique family heritage of superior craftsmanship. The tradition was established in the 19th Century when the brothers Joseph and Anton Hemmerle were appointed by the Bavarian Court as purveyors of Medals and ornaments. In 1904 Hemmerle opened its doors on the Maximilian Strasse offering traditional designed jewellery of exceptional quality. 1971 bore witness to the re-invention of the Hemmerle brand under the direction of Joseph's grandson Stefan, a visionary with a sculpture's eye. Today the house remains a fourth generation family business with Stefan at the helm his wife, Sylveli, his son Christian and daughter-in-law Yasmin by his side. The entire family is involved with each intricate design and is immersed in every detail to give a unique stamp of personality to every piece that leaves the Hemmerle atelier.

Friedhelm Wiesmann KG

LIVE YOUR DREAMS In 1993 the first series-produced Wiesmann-Roadster saw the light of day. In 2007 Wiesmann develops and manufactures two Roadster models: the MF 30 (231 PS) and the MF 3 (343 PS) EXEPTIONALLY OUT OF THE ORDINARY The success of our concept to create a synthesis of classic design and ultramodern technology has encouraged us to develop a new small series model, the Wiesmann GT (BMW-V8 engine, 367 PS)

Bernhard Lederer

The Blu-Planet, one of the first orbiting timepiece collection, has found its prestigious expression. This original platinum/white-gold jewellery watch was crafted by Bernhard Lederer, the horological creator behind Blu, the Swiss watchbrand that explores new ways of expressing time with advanced mechanical solutions.


Ep29 PARIS - Isabel Marant's Fashion, Chef Martinez at the Louis XIII, Cyrus watches, Oceania antiques, Swarovski's fashionable objects.

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant is a French fashion designer known for her bohemian aesthetic and fervently coveted creations. Embodying a casual, perfectly tousled but never over-thought look, her clothes are worn by some of the world's most fashionable stars including Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Kate Bosworth, Rachel Weisz and Alexa Chung.

LOUIS 13th - Paris

Manuel Martinez [2 Michelin Stars]

Named after the King who just happened to be ordained on these premises over Two centuries earlier.

Anthony Meyer

Oceanic Art from Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and Australia Specialized in the Fine Art of the traditional cultures of the South Pacific islands for over twenty years, Anthony JP Meyer is the author of "Oceanic Art" ( Könemann, Köln, 1995) and numerous thematic catalogues. He has organized more then thirty exhibitions in his Parisian gallery. Anthony JP Meyer is a recognized expert in Oceanic Art and advises public institutions and private collectors with regard to acquisitions and collection managment. GALERIE MEYER - OCEANIC ART is a Primitive Art gallery in Paris devoted exclusively to the fine and early Tribal Arts of Oceania.

Laurent & Julien LeCamp

Cyrus is forging its own path by the founding cousins Laurent and Julien Lecamp. In 2010, they jointly launched this contemporary brand that is nonetheless rooted in Antiquity. In doing so, they opted to develop modern timepieces inspired by the traditional principles of Swiss watchmaking. They created models bearing a powerful aesthetic signature yet concealing a number of secrets visible only to the eye of their owner. Finally, the brand initially presented its most affordable and most high-end models, before inserting an intermediate collection between these two echelons.

SWAROVSKI - Nathalie Colin Roblique

Nathalie Colin Roblique, Swarovski's Creative Director said, "A study in asymmetry, a search for slightly savage effects, and a desire for irregularity that satisfies a need for authenticity and truth... I wanted to create versatile and nomadic jewellery that never stops moving. "Alive and sensual," she added, "these jewels can be rolled up or draped. Their fringes echo human gestures and move with the body. Some jewels appear to be abstract sculptures - somewhere between jewellery and art objects - but they are neither narrative nor realistic." The slideshow gives you a glimpse of this fantastic show. To see details of the collection, immerse yourself into the Soul of Time and enjoy the ultimate experience.



Ep30 LONDON - Jasper Conran's Fashion, Michel Roux's Gavroche, Weiss Portrait Gallery, Peter Speake-Marin's watches, Rupert Wace's Antiquities

Jasper Conran [London]

The son of design guru Sir Terence Conran, Jasper Conran was literally born (1960) to the world of design. At 19, when he produced his first collection, it did not really surprise anyone. Of course, at that time, he already has a degree in Design from Parsons School of Design (1977) and had already worked at Fiorucci (New York) and Wallis (London). The British Design Council has called him a "classicist" and had awarded him the much coveted British Designer of the Year Award in 1986. He also designs contemporary crystals for Stuart. For his work at Stuart Crystals, Jasper Conran quoted: "When Stuart invited me to collaborate on a collection of contemporary crystal, I approached it in the same way I approach designing clothes - use the best materials and keep it simple."

LE GAVROCHE - London Michel Roux [2 Michelin Stars]

The Master's Master.

The brother's Roux have single-handedly been the breeding ground for all the top 2-3 star Michelin Chefs in the UK. Their students include Marco-Pierre White, Phil Howard, Gordon Ramsay....the list goes on and on...

Mark Weiss

The Weiss Gallery is the leading dealer in Tudor, Stuart and North European Old Master portraiture, and it is a pleasure to welcome you to our website where you will find an unequalled selection of historical portraits for sale. We would also encourage you to visit our splendid gallery, which is located at 59 Jermyn Street, in the heart of prestigious St James’s. Over the past decades, The Weiss Gallery has made many notable sales , which now grace distinguished private and public painting collections around the world. One of the gallery’s main strengths is its dedication to research. Indeed the many catalogues that we have produced over the years have become essential reading for scholars and collectors alike.


Peter Speake-Marin

The inspiration and knowledge gleaned from working in restoration of historic treasures fired his desire to work and further his knowledge of watchmaking to an even higher level. Returning to Switzerland in 1996 to work on modern watches he specialised in complications both building them and in their development. In 2000, after 15 years of study he embarked on his personal dream; an independent workshop in which he could design and build his own

Rupert Wace [UK] Antiquities

Rupert Wace has been dealing in Antiquities for over 30 years. The gallery specialises in Egyptian, Classical, Near Eastern and European works of art from Prehistoric times up until the end of the first millenium A.D. It is situated in the centre of London´s art dealing district, at 14 Old Bond Street. Our international clients include private collectors, other dealers and Museums such as The British Museum, The Ashmolean, Oxford, The Metropolitan Museum of Art N.Y., The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio as well as various European museums. Each year we regularly exhibit at three major Art Fairs. Winter Antiques Show, New York; The Grosvenor house Art and Antiques fair, London; and Cultura, Basel."



Claudia Rosa Lukas - Vienna

Lukas studied under the legendary Viennese designer Helmut Lang when he taught at Vienna's University of Applied Arts and he set her on the minimalist path. "He made his students do a lot of research to discover the essentials of a garment," says Lukas. "He made us think about every seam you need and don't need and how to construct modern basics." Lukas says she has been interested in fashion for as far back as she can remember. I was into faces and hands first and finally the covered female body. I began by redesigning old clothes." She doesn't like themes or collections with names. "Why bother with unwanted associations?" She asks, describing her style as "a quiet revolution in this fuss-driven fashion world.""

Chef Gerald Angelmahr

Restaurant KORSO [Vienna] 2 Michelin Stars Angelmahr's new concept is just as interesting as the exciting contrast between the Korso's historic dining room and its illuminated onyx wall. In line with his casual style, Angelmahr combines traditional dishes with creative innovations. Born in 1981 in Schwechat near Vienna, Gerald Angelmahr spent his apprentice years at the famous Hotel Imperial in Vienna. Between 2003 and 2005 he assisted in the opening of the Hotel Le Méridien Vienna as Chef de Partie. Following successful steps in his career at award-winning Restaurant Meinl am Graben and design hotel Aenea in Reifnitz at Lake Wörthersee, Carinthia, Angelmahr returned to the Hotel Imperial in 2007. As Sous Chef he pampered state visitors and crowned heads as well as the guests of award-winning Restaurant Imperial with his culinary creations. The 27-year-old newcomer was the winner of "The Young Wild Cooks" competition in 2007 and underwent practical training with star chef Ferran Adrià."

Fritz Maierhofer [Vienna]

In 1967 I was employed by Andrew Grima in London as a goldsmith and ended up staying in England for three years. In 1969 I was put in charge of the ornamental watch collection for Omega at Andrew Grima. Subsequently, I started to get interested in working with contemporary jewellery. I was mainly influenced by Stella Liechtenstein, Jim Dine and Trova, but also by the many colours of London, which contrasted with the greyness of daily life in Vienna. The relationship between an item of jewellery and the wearer is intense, which means that it is worn both consciously and with emotion at the right moment. I would like to make the following comments regarding my own work: just as letters are symbols which are joined together to form sounds and finally, in their entirety, form language which is communicated to others, I interpret my jewellery objects as signs of an inner order which I, myself, have created and which I attempt to impart to others as well.

Lobmeyer - Andreas Rath

Lobmeyr is working steadily on a contemporary interpretation of glass, always in the awareness of the own tradition. The interest in glass, practiced in our daily work, and the dialogue with our artisans, designers and customers have time and again led to innovations. In 1835, Josef Lobmeyr equipped the table of the imperial court with the "prism cut drinking set" and received the title of a "Purveyor to the Imperial and Royal Court". The plain drinking set No. 4 by Ludwig Lobmeyr from 1856 can be found in many current design bibles. With the drinking set from 1905, Stefan Rath revisited the Viennese Baroque. The muslin drinking glass set by Josef Hoffmann was created together with designers of the Vienna Workshop. In 1929, the drinking set No. 248 by Adolf Loos anticipated the shape of a plain chalice that is valid to this day. "Ambassador" and the spherical boxes by Oswald Härdtle received the Grand Prix of the International Jury at the "Art Deco" exhibition in Paris in 1925. In 2007, Ted Muehling subtly combined style elements of different epochs in his chalice set.

Walking Chair Fidel Peugeot & Karl Emilio Pircher [Vienna]

Fidel Peugeot, born Sebastian Rudolf Baumgartner in Basel, Switzerland began studying communications-design with Prof Armin Hofmann, Wolfgang Weingart & Rene Pulver at the University for Design in Basel. During his studies he has already been working as a graphic designer at the renowned agencies GGK, WeberHodelSchmid and Stalder&Suter and toured in a couple of bands as a musician. Next to the written word he also cultivated the spoken: together with Karl Rottweiler he founded the Swiss label&station Radio Glaibasel (RGB107,6) in the 80ties. After stopovers in New York and Paris he finally came to Vienna in 1991. Here he developed the first digitized handwritings, moreover a whole dynasty of pixelfonts for online purposes, the Lomofonts, the “Spruce” and the “Line” for Tyler Brulée and the Wallpaper Group amongst others. Since 2002 Fidel Peugeot has been Linotype font-designer. Additionally Peugeot works in all fields of graphic design, e.g. as illustrator, or as logo designer, like for the Albertina, Vienna. 1999 Fidel Peugeot met the Italian product-designer Karl Emilio Pircher. An immediate mutual understanding led to the establishment of the Walking-Chair Design Studio GmbH in the heart of Vienna.



Ep32 PARIS - Baptista [Fashion], Chef Dominique Bouchet , Fatima Lopez, , Quenetain's French Period, Kugel, BRM

Felipe Oliveira Baptista

[Paris] Portuguese designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista has been in the fashion industry since 1997, working for such names as Max Mara, Cerruti and Thimister as well as doing free lance design, photography and graphic design. He showed his first collection under his own name in 2002 and was quickly recognized, becoming the co-winner of the “Grand Prix” at the “Festival de Hyeres”, since then he has won several other awards as well as been invited to join the official Calender of Paris Haute Couture, fathered by Hermes and Gaultier. He has now launched his 2008 Spring collection, a mix of couture and ready-to-wear.


Dominique Bouchet [12 Michelin Stars]

A student and part of the team which elevated Robuchon's Jamin to legendary status, Bouchet brings 3 stars to every establishment he has ever worked in from the Hotel Crillon to the Tour D'Argent and now his first-ever private restaurant in Paris.

Christophe de Quénetain (Paris)

Furniture and Decorative arts Born in 1974 in Paris,

Christophe de Quénetain studied at Lycée Kléber in Strasbourg and at the Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, France, where he obtained a Law degree. ?He read History of Art at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris and had two BAs with honors in "Histoire des arts appliqués à l'industrie" (History of Industrial Decorative Arts) and "Architecture, Décor et Ameublement des Grandes Demeures" (Great house's architecture, design, decoration and furnishing). Christophe also studied with skilled cabinetmakers of the famous Ecole Boulle where he developed wooden works expertise. After training at the Centre de Recherches Historiques sur les Maîtres Ebénistes (Cabinet Maker Research Center), he joined in 2000 the Galerie Chevalier in Paris where he was in charge of the documentation and the organisation of major international fairs –Biennale Internationale des Antiquaires and TEFAF- and of the show –"Tapisseries coptes, textiles d'Egypte IVe-XIIe siècle". Galerie Chevallier is specialised in the finest French, Flemish and European tapestries, working for museums and prominent collectors (Copt tapestries, Egyptian textiles from the 4th to the 12th Century). After completing his thesis at the Ecole Pratiques des Hautes Etudes in Paris, he gave lectures on Fine Arts at Christie’s Education in Paris from 2002 to 2007. Christophe also joined the international auction house, Pierre Bergé & Associés in 2005 where he was the director for French and Continental Furniture and Fine Arts department. At Pierre Bergé & Associés, Christophe developed a strong professional relationship with an international client basis of prominent collectors, renowned interior designers and curators from major international museums. Christophe's knowledge and expertise have been acknowledged and recognised by senior curatorial staff of major international museums, as Musée du Louvre, Chateau de Versailles in France, the Frick Collection in New York, the Norton Simon Museum in Passadena, the Huntington Collection in San Marino, the John P. Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Art in Ottawa, Canada... with whom he has kept a strong relationship.

Fatima Lopez [Lisbon]

Fátima comes from the Portuguese island of Madeira. She was born and grew up in its capital city, Funchal. Since an early age she showed an interest in fashion and during her adolescence, unhappy with what the shops had to offer in terms of clothing, started to design her own clothes. Being fluent in English, French and German, she worked as a tourist guide for a local travel agency. In 1990 Fátima moved to Lisbon, where she believed she could better pursue a career as a fashion designer. With a friend she opened a boutique named "Versos", which sold mainly clothes from international designers. In 1992 the boutique changed its name to "Fátima Lopes" and in that year the Fátima Lopes brand was born. In September of the same year, she participated in a fashion show made in an old convent in Lisbon (Convento do Beato), where her work was widely applauded. In 1994 she exhibited her collection in Paris at the "Salon du Prêt-à-Porter Feminin". Two years later she opened her first international store in Paris, located in the famous rue de Grenelle. At the same time she began to diversify her collections by creating bags and shoes for both men and women.


Nicolas and Alexis Kugel are the fifth generation of antiques dealers, their company having been founded in Russia by their great-great-grandfather Elie Kugel. At the end of the 18th century, Elie was a collector of clocks and watches and persuaded his son Joseph to become a clock repairer and he subsequently went on to deal in both clocks and antique silver and jewellery. His grandson Matias, Nicolas’ and Alexis’ grandfather, was also an antiques dealer in Minsk and St Petersburg. Their father Jacques, who was born in Russia in 1912, emigrated to Paris in 1924 and established his business first on the rue Amélie and then on the rue de la Paix after the war, specialising in silver and gold boxes. Jacques expanded the business to deal in fine furniture, works of art and sculpture. Jacques Kugel opened the highly prestigious gallery at 279 rue Saint-Honoré in 1970, building his reputation and acquiring important clients from around the world. Nicolas and Alexis Kugel took over the gallery when Jacques died in 1985 and have continued the family tradition of sourcing the finest antiques and works of art to be found anywhere. Since 2004, Nicolas and Alexis Kugel have moved to Hôtel Collot, 25 quai Anatole France, built in 1840 by the distinguished architect Louis Visconti (1791-1853) for Jean-Pierre Collot (1764-1852), director of La Monnaie (the French Mint). Numerous highly important sales have been achieved over the years, notably in 1994 the prestigious collection of 16th century Limoges enamels from the collection of Hubert de Givenchy, the finest in private hands, and the remarkable Armoire au char d’Appolon by André-Charles Boulle, also from the celebrated designer’s collection. An early 16th century mother-of-pearl silver-gilt mounted casket, made by François I’s goldsmith Pierre Mangot, allegedly the greatest surviving example from the French Renaissance, sold to the Musée du Louvre in 2000 for an undisclosed sum but was said to be the most expensive object ever acquired by this museum. More recently, a double headed bronze conceived by Primaticcio, from the collection of Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé, made for the King François Ier for his Château of Fontainebleau, was sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum.


Bernard Richard

Sporting a BRM watch for the first time is like admiring a line of cars with extraordinary engineering on the starting line of a mythical race. The superior mechanical performance unites with human desire to surpass ordinary expectations : to push the outer limits of human indulgence ! Wearing one of these superb time pieces makes a personal statement about life.



Ep33 LONDON Meadham Kirchoff Fashion, Chef Gordon Ramsay, James Purdey Rifles, Bentley & Skinner jewels, Ben Brown Gallery [with cameo by Candida Hofer].

Meadham Kirschoff [London]

English Edward Meadham and French born Benjamin Kirchhoff graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2002. The pair launched their womenswear collection, Meadham Kirchhoff, as part of Fashion East in February 2006. The pair have since won further shows with the scheme and have more recently been awarded catwalk sponsorship as part of NEWGEN scheme for the last 2 seasons. Defining their aesthetic incorporates a classic take on both bourgeois garments and hard street cultures. The continuous ongoing struggle between dark and light develops the label’s signature use of toughness against fluidity. The woman for whom they design is uncompromising, nonchalantly elegant, intelligent and melancholic.

Nigel Beaumont

Purdey was established in London in 1814, the year before the battle of Waterloo. The founder, James Purdey, had previously worked as head stocker for Joseph Manton, the foremost gunmaker of his time. Purdey set up his gun making business in Princes Street and soon moved to Manton's former premises in Oxford Street in 1826. The company was granted its first Royal Warrant in 1868 by The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, an honour that has been bestowed on the Managing Director of James Purdey & Sons Ltd by each succeeding Monarch.

GORDON RAMSAY - Chef & TV star

BENTLEY & SKINNER Mark Evans Bentley & Skinner, Jewellers by Royal Appointment to both Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, have between them been buying and selling the loveliest jewellery for over 180 years Today Bentley & Skinner continues in the tradition that has helped to make Bond Street a synonym for all that is excellent in the civilised world.

Ben Brown

Ben Brown founded Ben Brown Fine Arts on London’s Cork Street in January 2004 after spending 10 years as a director of Sotheby’s’ Contemporary Art department, and two years as co-managing director of Waddington Galleries. Ben Brown Fine Arts has a particular focus on 20th Century Italian Art, exhibiting works of established artists such as Lucio Fontana, Alighiero Boetti and Mimmo Rotella alongside internationally renowned gallery artists such as Ron Arad, Tony Bevan, Candida Höfer, Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, Heinz Mack, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Matthias Schaller, Not Vital and Jan Worst. Consequently, the gallery has become attractive to those collectors with an appreciation for the old as well as an eye for the new.

Ep34 ATHENS Michalis Aslanis [Fashion], Chef Arnaud Bignon's Spondi, Lalaounis jewels, Sophia Vari-Botero sculptures

Michalis Aslanis - Athens Michalis Aslanis After the collection "dance of decades" for the summer 2012, comes along the collection "dance of decades" for the winter 2012-2013. Michalis Aslanis was born in Mikra Asia and he graduated from BAKALO school of Design where he mastered in decoration, graphic Arts, History of Art and Theatre. Finally, the dazzling world of fashion captured his interest since 1974, and dedicated since, his life and career in fashion. Today, he is considered to be one of the most famous Greek designers He has showcased his work in most European cities. At Paris he represented Greece in Avenue FOS in a show where the 25years of French Pret a Porter, were celebrated with the contribution of the world's most famous designers. Moreover the French LIBERATION presented his collection during IGEDO fashion show in Dusseldorf, which was inspired by the Byzantium years, with excellent reviews and at the same time the high valued network CNN covered the event. During the recent years he was invited by many cities to showcase his work including, Frankfurt as a guest of the mayor of Frankfurt, and Princess Caroline of Monaco, where he took part in a Red Cross Gala. As a guest of the Turkish Ambassador he participated in a fashion show in Istanbul and Agira. Every show of Michalis raises favorable reviews not only by the Greek Media but also from high valued networks abroad. His work has a mainly ethnological style, but his main axis is Greece."

SPONDI - Athens Arnaud Bignon - 2 Michelin Stars Ex protege of Eric Frechon [Paris' Bristol], Bignon has received the first 2-star rating ever given to a restaurant in Greece. And it's well deserved!

ILIAS LALAOUNIS Maria Lalaounis 4,000 year old tradition of Greek art is kept alive. Age old techniques such as granulation, filigree and hand hammering are used along side modern techniques, to create jewelry inspired by ancient civilizations.

Sophia Vari Botero Born in 1940 in Vari near Athens. Lives and works in Paris and Pietrasanta in Italy Figurative at her beginnings as sculptress in 1975, Sophia Vari gradually finds an intense plentitude in freeing herself from the subject in order to measure herself against Time and Space. She discovers with passion the structure of the planes, the monumental. Her forms becom tangled, gather themselves, soar skywards, kink, unfold in extension, merge in ease. As Greek, she refuses what is approximate and her sense of perfection leads her to a rigour in her studies and search (her numerous journeys incite her to). Though abstract, her sculptures keep from her original land a certain classicism.


Ep35 BERLIN - Kilian Kerner's Fashion, Chef Kleeberg's VAU, Melkus Sportscars, Georg Laue's Kunstkammer,

"Kilian Kerner [Berlin]

For the eleventh consecutive year KILIAN KERNER is in July 2013 with a show represented at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin. After the anniversary show in January, the label continues to focus on the fashion location in the capital city and is at the same time new ways: "One feels that the label takes on a new dimension. I am very pleased to present a refined look KILIAN KERNER in Berlin in July and am also looking forward to the debut in London, "said Kilian Kerner about the upcoming season. "DO NOT LISTEN TO WITH DREAMS" is the appropriate title for the new collection. "The collection is set in a world in which anything can happen and may happen happened. It comes to free himself of all constraints and conventions, "says the designer the basic idea behind the designs. Make simple cuts on patchwork, patterns and prints are combined unconventional. The focus of the design is the bold play with colors and shapes. The inspiration of the dream world is also reflected in the show concept. For the catwalk in Berlin, the paint manufacturer Diessner developed a coating with colors of the Italian brand VALPAINT that is applied by hand and can give the impression of a sky. The project "fashion and music" sets Kilian Kerner again with the Singer and songwriter Mads Langer order. The Danish singer will accompany the models on the catwalk as a live act and play four songs from his upcoming album "In synthesis waters". For the show KILIAN KERNER is supported by Grundig in the third season. As a new partner Kilian Kerner also the company Blackberry win, for which he also serves as a promotional ambassador immediately. Following the success of previous seasons and KILIAN KERNER store openings in the UK, in February this year, the label still directed from internationally. After the kick-off show in Berlin and exhibitions on leading European fashion fairs, KILIAN KERNER presented in September 2013 for the first time at London Fashion Week.

Kolja Kleeberg "VAU"** [Berlin]

Situated in the center of Berlin, not far from the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt, Head Chef Kolja Kleeberg was the protégé of famous Josef Viehhauser before he started his very popular VAU. Kolja Kleeberg strives to use as much local ingredients from Berlin or at least Germany as possible and succeeds quite well with that. The menu often changes, but dishes like aspic of suckling pig with sauerkraut; lobster with mango and black olives; and ox cheek braised in balsamico with thyme polenta and sautéed radicchio are typical dishes from the mind of Kolja Kleeberg.

MELKUS [Germany]

Melkus Sportscars
Heinz Melkus, driver and design engineer, created with the MELKUS RS1000 the first and only sports car of the former GDR. The great work of his grandfather fuelled the desire of Sepp Melkus to build his own sports car one day: in 2009 he presented the new MELKUS RS2000. Like its legendary predecessor, the MELKUS RS2000 is a lightweight sports car with racing technology. With its low weight and the powerful engine it combines the timeless elegance of design with unmatched driving pleasure. Only 25 individually tailored vehicles per year will be produced in masterful craftsmanship.

Georg Laue [Munich] "Kunstkammera"

Georg Laue, a very passionate collector himself, offers works of art made of precious materials like ivory, rhinoceros horn, stag horn, gold and silver, rock crystal, coral, serpentine and amber. As natural curiosities, such exotic materials were already considered valuable collectibles. They become even more precious once turned or carved by the most gifted artists who worked at the European Renaissance and Baroque courts. Being art historian, Georg Laue is well provided with literature, not only on his favourite subject: amber treasuries. He gives information as well as estimations on art objects. Since 1999, Georg Laue is publishing his own series of elaborately designed catalogue books in collaboration with scholars and museum curators, dealing with various aspects of Kunst- and Wunderkammer."



Ep36 LONDON - Caroline Charles[Fashion], Chef Sean Osborne's Pied-a-Terre, Roger Smith's ode to George Daniels, Charles Ede's antiquities


London can't boast many designers who began their careers in the sixties and are still creating with a great sense of style and a passion for their craft. She has shops strategically placed throughout the UK; key international stockists and licensees in Japan. She celebrated the 40th year of her business with a party in 2002 at the V & A and was also awarded an OBE for services to the British fashion industry

PIED-A-TERRE - London Shane Osborn [2 Michelin Stars]

Ex-Australia Osborn's dishes keeps being confused as modern French by Haute Gallic gastronomes - strewth!

Roger Smith

Protege of George Daniel

Roger Smith reinterprets the past, combining them with modern horological developments such as the Daniels co-axial escapement in order to create exclusive and distinctly English wristwatches for the connoisseurs of today.

Jamie Ede

Classical antiquities and Egyptian works of art Established in 1971,

Charles Ede Limited is the Leading London-based dealer in Classical and pre-Classical Antiquities from Greece, Egypt, Cyprus and the Near East. All items are fully researched and are sold with an unconditional guarantee of authenticity.





EP 37 PARIS- Gaspard Yurkevich's Fashion, Chef Alain Senderens, Michel Bernardaud's porcelain, Downtown's Laffanour's furniture,Kalman Macklary's Hungarian artists in Paris.

Gaspard Yurkievich [Paris]

[Paris] Known for his wild and outlandish catwalk presentations, French designer Gaspard Yurkievich is also fast becoming the designer of choice by fashion forward young men and women who like wearing street and urban clothes with a Parisian touch. A native of Paris, (born May 16, 1972), Gaspard Yurkievich studied at the Studio Bercot from 1991-93; wherein after graduation, he trained under Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler and Jean Collona. To hone his skills, the Paris native entered several competitions, one of them the 12th International Festival of Art and Fashion at the Hyeres (May 1997), wherein he won for the women’s collection as well as the 3 Suisse Prize. The next year (1998), Yurkievich won the ANDAM competition.


Alain Senderens - 3 Michelin Stars

The "Master of Masters". Alain Ducasse was his protege. Great modern Chefs like Carlo Cracco, Christian Delouvrier and a long list of others have found their epiphany at this Parisien Temple of Gastronomy.

BERNARDAUD Michael Bernardaud

The story of French porcelain begins in 1768 when a woman from the village of Saint-Yrieix La Perche near Limoges discovers a soft, white clay that she uses to bleach her household linens. Experts would identify this substance as kaolin: the crucial, long sought after ingredient that is responsible for the resiliency, durability and flawless iridescent translucency of fine porcelain. The search for this “secret ingredient” had lasted four centuries since Marco Polo’s discovery of Chinese porcelain. The discovery of kaolin in France marked the birth of industrial and cultural significance of Limoges porcelain. Against this historical backdrop two enterprising industrialists, noticing an increase in consumer use of porcelain dinner services, open a factory in Limoges in 1863. The construction of railroad lines in the area offered means of distribution of their product to more markets. A workshop apprentice named Léonard Bernardaud distinguished himself among the workers. Twenty years later, he would be promoted to head of sales and later named partner. Léonard Bernardaud acquired the company in 1900 and gave it his name. He increased production capacity of the factory and opened up new markets, notably in the United States. Leonard was succeeded by his sons, Jacques and Michel Bernardaud. The brothers would assure the viability of the company during the turbulence of the Great Depression and World War II through collaborations with artists to expand the company's range of collections. In 1949, they boldly introduced the first gas-fueled tunnel kiln in France that operated 24 hours a day. This “green initiative” ensured constant firing temperatures that yielded sturdier pieces in greater quantity with fewer defects. As a result, industrial scale production was achieved without compromise to the high standards of craftsmanship based on artisan techniques for which the company is known.

Francois Laffanour DOWNTOWN

For more than thirty years, FrançoisLaffanour has been recognized as one of the very earliest visionary champions of Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé and Le Corbusier. At a very early stage, his intuition steered him towards Ron Arad, to whom his gallery has already dedicated two solo shows, in 2005 and then in 2008. In tandem, he collaborated on his public exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in 2008, as well as at the MoMA in 2009."

Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts (Budapest)

The Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts gallery is dedicated to the artists of the Post-War School of Paris. Especially the Abstract and Surrealist movements with artists like Judit Reigl, Simon Hantai, François Fiedler, Alfred Reth, Arpad Szenes, Endre Rozsda and Victor Vasarely. Through it’s exhibitions outside the Budapest based gallery and it’s publications of books and catalogs, it has worked towards reviving unquestionably important artists, some of whom the last decades had unfortunately forgotten. The gallery works with museums and art collectors and develops with them long-term relationships of trust. Today, some of the gallery’s artists have already rightfully found their place in the major modern art museums around the world. It also handles and represents works by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Paul Kallos, Geza Szobel, Etienne Sandorfi, Tibor Csernus, Andre Balint and Kamill Major.




Ep38 BRUSSELS - Jessie Le Compte Fashion, Chef Jean-Pierre Bruneau's Royal Cuisine, Van der ven's Chinese Porcelain, De Grunne's African icons.

Jessie LeComte [Brussels]

After finishing her studies at the Antwerp Fashion Academy in 1996, Jessie Lecomte worked as an intern and freelance designer for different labels. As a director of design, Jessie Lecomte is known for her technical expertise and her creative vision. With her own label, Jessie Lecomte expresses a personal and purely creative view on today’s fashion. Her collections translate the designers’ affinity for intelligent details, noble fabrics and modern cut. The collections are based on the exercise of shapes, structures and techniques rather than on thematic concepts.

Chef Jean Pierre Bruneau

BRUNEAU [Brussels] 2 Michelin Stars Two stars shine especially bright in the Capital of Europe’s gastronomic constellation. These are those of Jean-Pierre Bruneau’s restaurant, which for 30 years has been perfecting a culinary art that is unanimously acclaimed by real gourmets. Although he respects tradition and well-known recipes, the chef is always seeking to offer a cuisine that is innovative and imaginative yet excludes any eccentricity. Working with the finest products in the tranquillity of his elegant house, Bruneau is therefore not the least bit proud to offer only the very best to a clientele as loyal as it is cosmopolitan. Not only does the caviar come direct from Iran and the truffles from the Carpentries, but the fish, the shell fish, the meat, the poultry and the game are also chosen with the greatest care. And if the cook receives only the “nec plus ultra” from his numerous suppliers, it is because he has a secret shared by only a few of the country’s restaurateurs today: rising early, in order to go to the morning market, as fresh produce is a guarantee of quality. Maintaining good and strong friendships is equally as important.

Floris Van Der Ven,

Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art, specialises in Asian art with an emphasis on Chinese and Japanese export porcelain. Also included are early bronzes and terracotta objects dating from as early as 3000 BC as well as Chinese works of art and colonial furniture. Sinds 2008 there is a specialist Japanese department. The firm has sold to numerous private collectors, decorators, museums and historic houses in the world. Every sale should be a festive occasion, where the client should feel happy with the object and the sale process. We aim to provide all the academic information with our object in a written report. We also offer a door to door delivery service. The client therefore buys with full confidence and utmost convenience. The business is run from offices in an historical building in the centre of the medieval town of 's-Hertogenbosch.

Bernard de Grunne

African Art Antique dealer since 1996, Bernard de Grunne has a PhD in History of Art, Yale University, 1987. He was Director at Sotheby's, New-York and London from 1987 to 1992.



Ep39 - LONDON - Eley Kishimoto's Fashion, Chef Anton Mosimann, Turnbull & Asser's shirts for James Bonds, Faberge's new man, Trevor Phillips antique scientific instruments.

Eley Kishimoto [London]

Eley Kishimoto are surface Decorators. Fundamentally striving to make the world a prettier place, Eley Kishimoto create work that is clear in intention, executed simply, and with creative flair; they do not succumb to trends and fads. Instead the vision is clear and in the forefront, fashion is used as a platform to communicate with a wide and varied audience. From a partnership forged in the early 90's, Eley Kishimoto quickly gained a reputation for incisive and intelligent print design with their work being displayed on the catwalks of the world through work with Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Alber Elbaz and Jil Sander, to name but a few. In the mid 90's the partnership moved into the fashion world with the launch of their first womenswear collection; this proved to be such a success that the company has produced collections ever since. The principle activity is womenswear fashion, but Eley Kishimoto has already worked with partners to offer footwear, hosiery, sunglasses, leather belts, and various 'flash' collaborations, under the umbrella of womenswear mainline.

Anton Mosimann - London

Japan was a tremendous experience for me. The Japanese style of cooking was all about freshness, the way it is cooked, or not cooked at all. Even the presentation was an eye opener for all of us, but especially for me. I absorbed a lot of the techniques and ideas from the Japanese culture and start thinking 'This is the way of eating and I like it, no cream no butter'. In St. Moritz I worked at the famous Palace Hotel with the head chef Monsieur de France. De France trained in London at the Savoy hotel with Escoffier. Escoffier was the head chef and de France was the commis. He was 85 years of age and it was an incredible experience for me.

Faberge Sean Gilbertson

The story of Fabergé is inextricably linked to the lives, loves and tragedy of the last Romanov Tsar Nicholas II and his Empress Alexandra, and to the Russian Revolution that changed the course of world history. Of Huguenot origin, with a febrile imagination, protean talent and entrepreneurial instincts, Peter Carl Fabergé became jeweller and goldsmith to the great Russian Imperial Court, creating exquisite jewels and objects, including the legendary series of lavish and ingenious Imperial Easter Eggs. His worldwide reputation attracted royalty, nobility, tycoons, industrialists and the artistic intelligentsia of Paris, Moscow, St Petersburg and London. In 1917, the Russian Revolution brought a violent end not only to the Romanov dynasty but also to the House of Fabergé. The Bolsheviks seized the Fabergé workshops and their treasures, all production was closed down and Peter Carl Fabergé and his family fled from Russia. In a legal settlement in 1951, the Fabergé family lost the right to produce and market designs under the Fabergé name. Yet, through decades of the 20th century, the noble Fabergé name, separated from the family despite their attempts to honour and perpetuate their legacy, showed an extraordinary resilience. Throughout, the legend has retained its mystique, charisma and awe-inspiring romance, along with a certain enigma tied to the mystery of the whereabouts of many iconic Fabergé works of art. History came full circle in October 2007 when Fabergé, under new ownership and direction, announced the reunification of the Fabergé name with the Fabergé family. This opened a new chapter in the intriguing story of Fabergé, and set the stage for a total revitalisation of the Fabergé name and philosophy, in tune with its original values, aesthetics and spirit. Fabergé was re-launched on the 9th September, 2009, with three Les Fabuleuses de Fabergé High Jewellery Collections - Les Fleurs, Les Fables and Les Fauves de Fabergé. Today, with Katharina Flohr as Creative and Managing Director, and her in-house creative team, Fabergé is forging a fresh yet strong identity. Paying homage to Peter Carl Fabergé’s genius as a visionary artist-jeweller, and benefiting from the expertise and guidance of Tatiana and Sarah Fabergé, his great-grand-daughters, contemporary Fabergé collections are imbued with poetry, artistry and refined ideals of beauty made possible by unrivalled craftsmanship, innovation and ingenuity, all underlined with a strong emotional engagement. Distinguished by Fabergé’s dedication to excellence and pursuit of perfection, the jewels are both linked to Fabergé’s world, yet of the moment and relevant today, demonstrating the modernity that Peter Carl Fabergé was always able to bring to his own eclectic cultural and stylistic references.


Turnbull & Asser enjoys a prestigious heritage as a Gentleman’s shirt maker and tailor. Established in 1885, we have occupied premises at 71 & 72 Jermyn Street since 1903. Here, we have dressed world leaders, entertainers, captains of industry, royalty and style icons that include James Bond. Today, with our stores in New York, Los Angeles and now the City, our name stands for timeless style and exceptional quality.

Saf Waterman

Mr Trevor Waterman is founder and chairman of the family run company and his son Saf Waterman managing director. Trevor Philip & Sons Ltd. has been at the current address since 1986 and specialises in antique globes, early scientific instruments including barometers, surveying instruments, microscopy, astronomy, navigation and time keeping, and more recently naval binoculars. Members of the British Antiques Dealers Association, the company exhibits once a year at TEFAF in Maastricht and has links with numerous international museums. Mr Waterman is a founder of the Scientific Instrument Society and the company supports various academic projects in many museums.


Ep40 PARIS - Manish Arora's fashion, Chef Jean-Louis Nomicos' Lasserre, Carlos Rosillo's Bell&Ross watches, Talent Furniture, Raymond Massaro's shoes.

Manish Arora

Manish Arora is regarded by many as "the John Galliano of India".[6] He is known for a rich palette of psychedelic colours and kitsch motifs in garments that combine traditional Indian crafts like embroidery, appliqué and beading with Western silhouettes

Jean-Louis Nomicos-Paris**

The magic of the kitchen is the continuous creativity. You always create and you have to re-invent yourself twice a day. You work with products that are alive, that come from the earth. Depending on the season you cook them accordingly. You try to be creative. That's my passion, and of course you try to please the customer.

BELL & ROSS watches Bell Ross is a Swiss watch company headed by French designers Bruno Belamich and Carlos A. Rosillo. The brand was launched in 1992, and the first watches were designed by Belamich and Rosillo and made by a German watchmaker, Sinn.[1] They comprised a group of designers and specialists of aircraft and space controls joined with a set project: to create watches perfectly suiting a professional use. Nowadays astronauts, pilots, divers or bomb disposal experts use Bell Ross watches as tools for their missions."

MASSARO Raymond Massaro has had his hands on the most beautiful and famous feet in the world. And from the looks of the new thigh-high velvet boots he's crafting for Chanel, he's had his hands on a lot more than feet. He will not comment, though, beyond a sly smile and bemused twinkle in his eye. Discretion is of course de rigueur for those who cater to haute couture and the world's glitterati. Massaro will, however, admit that during his 56-year career, he has handcrafted shoes for the likes of Marlene Dietrich, the Duchess of Windsor, Claudia Schiffer, Morocco's King Hassan and fashion houses from Vionnet to Alaïa. One can only imagine what other famous feet have climbed the stairs to this dusty second-floor atelier on the rue de la Paix.

TALENT Gallery, Anne Moreau [Paris]

Talents, the new boutique opened by Ateliers d’Art de France, aims to become the reference point for contemporary art professionals. Displaying the latest trends, it features unique items and limited editions created by more than 100 craftsworkers, as well as exclusive creations.



Ep 41 COPENHAGEN - Stine Goya's Fashion, Steinway's new Hi Fi, Mai Mannische's jewels, David Andersen, Koenigsegg Supercar , Jesper Hovring

Stine Goya,

Stine Goya, founded by the designer of the same name, in Copenhagen 2006. Goya introduces her seasonal collections by setting a mood through her use of vibrant colour, print and sculptural shaped pieces. Creating beautiful garments and accessories Goya combines these features to create wearable styles that adhere to people who seek authenticity and individuality in the everyday. After graduating from Central st. Martins in 2005 with a degree in fashion and print, and working as fashion editor at Danish fashion magazine Cover, her debut collection, 'Confetti' was presented and very successfully received at Copenhagen fashion week February 2007. With an agenda to influence the direction of Scandinavian design Stine Goya has experienced widespread acclaim in the industry for her particular use of colour, print and for creating silhouettes that compliment the female form. Since starting her own label Stine Goya has continuedNoa Noa continuously make a great effort to make things last. This goes for the collections, the employees, the shop fittings - everything.

Mai Manniche [Copenhagen,DENMARK]

Behind JEWLSCPH stands Mai Manniche - she realized her dream and started JEWLSCPH in 2005. Drawn by beautiful gemstones and fascinating colours, Mai started an exciting jewellery adventure - focusing on the making of precious designer jewellery. Since the very beginning Mai has created a great variety of designer jewellery from gold- and diamondjewellery to leatherbracelets and silver jewellery. From the beginning the goal was cear - JEWLSCPH had to be a jewellery company with jewellery for (almost) any taste - and therefore all the collections consist of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings in a great variety of designs and styles. Common denominator for all the jewels is, that their are exclusively made in precious materials and precious stones - due to the fact that the quality is crucial for the beauty and durability of each jewellery. Jewellery stresses the style and personality of each individual woman. Therefore it's very important that every woman can find that piece of jewellery and the exact colour that suits her style and maintain their beauty for a long time. I'm very focused on, that I make jewellery for all women - not only jewellery in a particular trend or for one kind of woman." says Mai Manniche about her passion for designing jewellery.

David Andersen - Copenhagen

Danish born David Andersen debuted his eponymous collection, DAVID ANDERSEN in 2007 to instant success, both critically and commercially. Approaching its forth year, the collection is represented in 12 countries expanding abroad Europe, and entering the markets of Japan and the US. Every year, the David Andersen shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week keep surprising the critics and fashion followers, with girls modeling the menswear collection, or the stunning performers that give every show a different, almost engaging feeling. David Andersen graduated from Glasgow School of Art 2003, where he was awarded "Best Costume Designer" in 2004. Subsequently, 2004 proved to be an even broader year for recognition as he was awarded "Wedding Gown of the Year" by the Royal Court Theatre in Denmark. David Andersen Denmark is now where his whole heart is at, and it is with a profound passion for architecture, music and museums that he finds inspiration to design couture and ready-to-wear for both genders, though his men's collection is most prominent on the commercial scene. David Andersen Denmark isn't afraid to push the boundaries to the limit by including skin and fur, or experimenting with different shapes and textures, which invites in a very daring audience. For his outspoken and androgynous clothing he was recognized with "The Golden Fur Pin" in 2007. Kopenhagen Fur weren't the only ones who honored DAVID ANDERSEN's audacity. Royal Copenhagen presented him with an award for "A Different Fashion Experience" in 2008. As a well established brand, DAVID ANDERSEN, has a talked about, known about designer, who strives towards perfection; And when given "The Government Art Award" 2010, more nominations quickly followed such as "Design Talent of the Year" at Dansk Fashion Awards 2010 and 2011."

Peter Lyngdorf - Skive Denmark

Lyngdorf Audio is a Danish professional audio system company. which produces complete high end audio systems such as loudspeakers and amplifiers aimed at high quality and high performance audio enthusiasts. In 2007, the high-quality piano maker Steinway & Sons gave Lyngdorf exclusive rights to manufacture high quality audio systems under the name Steinway & Sons."

"Jesper Høvring

Supreme dressmaker Jesper Høvring creates dresses and gowns for some of the most prominent customers in Denmark. With a background as a costumier in theatre, Høvring is now the main purveyor of ladies' formalwear in Denmark, creating some of the most elaborate numbers on the Scandinavian fashion scene.


Bård Eker

Christian von Koenigsegg grew up with the dream of creating the perfect sports car. After several years of planning he launched the Koenigsegg project in 1994. A tight-knit group of competent people was gathered and a prototype was assembled, the success of which enabled the foundation of Koenigsegg Automotive AB. The Koenigsegg headquarters is located on the south west cost of Sweden in a large Fighter Jet facility, which houses 45 full time staff plus several extras. Presently 7 vehicles can be assembled simultaneously, with 4 stations in the pre-assembly hall and 3 in the final assembly hall.



Ep42 LONDON - Betty Jackson's fashion, Chef Marcus Wareing, Peter Finer's Armour & Swords, James Mayor's Warhols, in John Lobbs shoes.

Betty Jackson [London] Born in Lancashire (1949), Betty Jackson started her fashion career as a fashion illustrator during her senior year (1971) at the Birmingham College of Art. She did that for three years, and then she moved on to get her "hands-on experience" as a design assistant. In 1981, ten years after graduation, she struck on her own, and founded Betty Jackson Ltd. Described by the British Fashion Council as a "directional classicist" Betty Jackson's style of dressing is based on comfort and relaxed style. Leaning heavily on unstructured separates and daywear, Betty Jackson's creations are usually soft and feminine. She usually gets her inspirations from colors and patterns, imagining it being worn by a woman, and then designs around that palette. Easy, contemporary and liberated clothes are the adjectives that describe Betty Jackson's work. "My work is understated and easy. I do not like formal dressing and I always try to achieve a relaxed and casual look. The mix of texture and pattern is very important and we work with many textile designers to have specialness and exclusivity on fabrics. Unexpected fabrics are often used in simple, classic shapes."

Marcus Wareing [2 Michelin Stars] Wareing is Gordon Ramsay's partner in Culinary Crime. A fastidious perfectionism yields sublime examples of current food art.

James Mayor Dada, Surrealism and International Pop-Art The Mayor Gallery, was the first Gallery to open its doors in Cork Street. Founded by Fred Mayor (1903-1973) in 1925. Many artists exhibited for the first time in England at the Mayor Gallery and they included, amongst others, Bacon, Calder, Ernst, Klee, Masson, Miro and Paolozzi. The Mayor Gallery was also the centre of UNIT ONE, a group that included Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Paul Nash, Edward Wadsworth, Edward Burra and others. James Mayor, Fred´s son, took over the Gallery in 1973 since then the Mayor Gallery has shown the work of many leading American artists. They include: Hesse, Lichtenstein, Martin, Oldenburg, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Ryman, Twombly, Warhol and Wesselmann. The Gallery continues to show the works of leading American Pop artists, but remains London's foremost Gallery for Dada and Surrealism.

PETER FINER ANTIQUE GUNS/SWORDS/ARMOUR I left Sotheby's and started dealing on my own account almost 40 years ago. During this time the supply of European arms and armour has dramatically diminished, but still I have managed to assemble some exceptional pieces! This has only been made possible by much hard work, combined with the support of enthusiastic friends and clients, who believe it is important that a healthy market place is maintained in our specialist field.

JOHN LOBB The current Lobb premises at number 9 is on the very spot once occupied by Lord Byron's bachelor establishment. The firm today proudly Lastmaker holds three Royal Warrants to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. These have always been a recognition of personal service of a high order. For more information see The Royal Warrant Holders Association website at



Ep43 PARIS - Peechoo Krejberg's Fashion, Celcius Tourbillon Phone, Patrick Perrin's antiques, Maison Parisienne's art objects.

Peachoo Krejbourg

Peachoo Datwani and Roy Krejberg, the Indian-Dutch duo behind Peachoo + Krejberg, belong to the Belgian wing of Paris fashion. They specialize in monochomes, deconstruction, odd volumes, and, when glitz does enter the picture, an organic sort of bling. With its askew jackets, floppy asymmetric skirts, and draped layers, fashion followers saw shades of Ann Demeulemeester’s Spring 2009 collection in the show they put on at the Musée de l’Homme yesterday, their fourth at Paris fashion week.

Thomas Pruvot & Edouard MEYLAN

Is it a pocket-phone-watch or a watch cell phone? It is above all a resolutely novel nomadic object that pushes the boundaries of imagination. A flying tourbillon more offset than any existing model and powered by the patented "Remontage Papillon" endows this nomadic object with an extraordinary, fusional dimension

"Perrin Gallery Paris Founder Jacques Perrin and his son Philippe specialize in exceptional late 17th- to early 19th-century French furniture, painting, sculpture and decorative objects, displayed in a beautiful three-story mansion on the Place Beauvau.


Jean-Marc Dimanche & Florence Guillier Bernard There can be nothing exceptional without talent and French craftsmen are unique in this respect, combining culture and tradition, knowledge and expertise. Beyond the manual skill, there is a work of art; and beyond the work of art, there are the men and women whose everyday life is steeped in the outstanding art of rare objects and luxury materials. Imagine a company without a catalogue, a company that does not discuss products or ranges, a company in which every item is unique because it is made by the hand and heart of Man. maison parisienne is that company, offering a collection of rare objects created from the passion and expertise of a handful of craftsmen who design and make the most outstanding and most beautiful items possible, each in his or her own craft form. maison parisienne is that company, discovering and rediscovering a French lifestyle, showing audacity and contemporary design, working to pass it on and share it with enthusiasts, the initiated, collectors of emotions and lovers of the unusual and curious...


Ep44 ZURICH - Chef Heiko Nieder's Dolder Grand, Helvetica bespoke Sportcars, Nomos Ancient Coins, Georges Quellet's Stellavox Tape Recorders.

Chef Heiko Neider Dolder Grand Restaurant [Zurich] 2 Michelin Stars Originally from Germany, Heiko Nieder completed his apprenticeship as a chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hamburg. His career has taken him from the Restaurant Le Canard in Hamburg, the Hotel zur Traube in Grevenbroich and the Restaurant Vau in Berlin. For five years he was Head Chef at the L'Orquivit in Bonn. It was there, in 2003, that Nieder's creative cuisine won him the Gault Millau title of Discovery of the Year. In 2004 he was awarded a Michelin star and in 2007 17 Gault Millau points. He has held the position of Chef Fine Dining at the Dolder Grand's The Restaurant since the opening. The Restaurant was awarded four Fs by the German magazine Der Feinschmecker (The Gourmet) in June 2008.

Christof Wurgler HMC is about the art of being unique. A team of experts, from Formula 1 and other specialised sectors, design and build tailor-made cars. The „Hidalgo“, our latest project, is an extravagant combination of style and class combined with the trusted and reliable Mercedes top-class technology."

Peter Weiss NOMOS[Zurich] Coins and Medals (Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance) Nomos AG, based in a newly renovated building in the central old town of Zurich, specializes in rare and beautiful ancient, medieval and renaissance coins and medals. The firm was founded by Dr. Alan Walker, who serves as Director and Dr. A. Peter Weiss, who serves as Board Chairman. Objects are presented by private treaty sale, through a yearly fixed price list catalogue and at an annual public auction. Our clients are worldwide and include major institutions such as the Harvard Art Museum and Princeton University. ."

STELLAVOX Tape Recorders Georges Quellet - Master of the Swiss Mechanical tape recorder arts.