Articles in the category of Interview

A Designer’s Dream Hotel Becomes a Reality

The calligrapher and designer Betty Soldi – currently undertaking a collaboration with several iconic Florentine luxury brands – is, together with architect Franceso Maestrelli and her husband Matteo Perduca, the brain and heart behind the two whimsical and extraordinary boutique hotels in Florence, AdAstra, SoprArno Suites and the newest edition Oltrarno Splendid.

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Eva Hild: Choreography in Clay

She is the missing link. No other Swedish artist has demonstrated so clearly that the line between fine art and arts and crafts is an artificial one, and that it has resulted from nothing but a strong inclination to categorise within the European art tradition. However, that wasn’t why her whirling sculptures caught so many eyes when they were first shown in the early 2000s; it was simply because of their captivating beauty. Barnebys has interviewed Eva Hild.

The Chinese Art World in Full Bloom

It all happened last spring: China stole Britain's place as the country with the second highest turnover in the art market. There’s no question, Chinese art is on the rise. Now, together with curator Melanie Lum and her colleague Shi Zheng, Swedish gallery CFHILL presents the exhibition ‘Mountains & Streams’ with seven specially selected contemporary artists.

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Marble: a Feminine Cut

We spoke with Fiammetta Vanelli, founder of the FiammettaV brand which, bordering art and fashion, gives marble a feminine and practical touch. As a 100% ‘Made in Carrara’ collection, no detail is left behind.

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LA Dreams - Six Los Angeles artists exhibits at CFHILL gallery in Stockholm. Barnebys talks with curator Melanie Lum.

Los Angeles, which is best known for being a dream factory, for its pleasant climate, and for its easy-going lifestyle, has become fertile ground for young artists in recent years. Now, a new generation is coming into its own, shaped both by Silicon Valley and an unaffected enthusiasm about the possibilities of painting. LA Dreams is curated by Melanie Lum and presents a snapshot of this dynamic art scene through the works of six outstanding artists.

Breakfast with Ilse Crawford

With quality as the watchwords takes the highly topical British designer Ilse Crawford addressing both IKEA and prestigious private mission. From the artistic background with the architect dreams she became trendsetter who do not believe in trends, pays tribute to Scandinavian design and think that people are the key ingredient in a successful interior.

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Simon de Pury: "I believe in art market transparency"

The online platform de Pury (http://de-pury.com/) – founded by Arnaud Massenet (Net-a-Porter co-founder), Simon and Michaela de Pury – has recently teamed up with Christie's for the Lambert Art Collection (LAC) sale. Consisting of 306 items in eight different categories, this collection was put together by the banker Philippe Lambert and his wife. It went on sale on 14th October in London.

Arthur Oskar Stampfli: interview with artisan Roland Stampfli (p.2/2)

We'll continue with the last part of the interview with AOS horological wizz, Roland Stampfli. During the blogpost I've started saving for a Ocean Classique Pearl 1916 with "Gigeresque Skullbracelet"(though I'm not sure what my family will say about that investment!) AOS is definitely independent watchmaking at its finest.

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Barnebys meets the President of one of the world's most modern auction houses

Since last August, Anna-Karin Laurell has taken helmas the new CEO of Bukowskis auctions. With experience from previous executive positions in the service sector, she wants to work to increase the transparency and to lower thresholds and the high-end stigma. Anna-Karin Laurell may not be familiar with the art world, but she knows how to run a growing business.

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Breakfast with Pierre Yovanovitch

The French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch, has an office with 25 employees in Paris and the world as his working field. His sober interiors is enhanced with Scandinavian design and number one is the highly-paid Swede Axel Einar Hjorth.

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