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MUST SEE: WHAT IS LUXURY?

What does luxury mean to you? That is the question that the V&A and Crafts Council poses in this exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The show examines the concept of luxury, its production and future, looking at how luxury goods are made and understood in today’s physical, conceptual and cultural world. Is it incredible skill and innovation that makes something luxurious, or is it luxurious because it’s made from rare or valuable materials? This show explores both sides of the story with inspiring examples of both.

Marvel at an entirely handcrafted mechanical timepiece by renowned British watchmaker George Daniels and check out the decorative furniture from Studio Swine made from human hair set in resin. There is a couture gown by Christian Lacroix and beautiful objects made from tortoiseshell, horn and exotic wood.

The future of luxury is explored in relation to those things that will come to mean the most to us: space, time, privacy and well-being, and the curators ask how access to resources and skill may determine the choices and aspirations of the consumer. 

 

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MUST SEE: WHAT IS LUXURY?

What does luxury mean to you? That is the question that the V&A and Crafts Council poses in this exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The show examines the concept of luxury, its production and future, looking at how luxury goods are made and understood in today’s physical, conceptual and cultural world. Is it incredible skill and innovation that makes something luxurious, or is it luxurious because it’s made from rare or valuable materials? This show explores both sides of the story with inspiring examples of both.

Marvel at an entirely handcrafted mechanical timepiece by renowned British watchmaker George Daniels and check out the decorative furniture from Studio Swine made from human hair set in resin. There is a couture gown by Christian Lacroix and beautiful objects made from tortoiseshell, horn and exotic wood.

The future of luxury is explored in relation to those things that will come to mean the most to us: space, time, privacy and well-being, and the curators ask how access to resources and skill may determine the choices and aspirations of the consumer. 

 

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MUST SEE: WHAT IS LUXURY?

What does luxury mean to you? That is the question that the V&A and Crafts Council poses in this exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The show examines the concept of luxury, its production and future, looking at how luxury goods are made and understood in today’s physical, conceptual and cultural world. Is it incredible skill and innovation that makes something luxurious, or is it luxurious because it’s made from rare or valuable materials? This show explores both sides of the story with inspiring examples of both.

Marvel at an entirely handcrafted mechanical timepiece by renowned British watchmaker George Daniels and check out the decorative furniture from Studio Swine made from human hair set in resin. There is a couture gown by Christian Lacroix and beautiful objects made from tortoiseshell, horn and exotic wood.

The future of luxury is explored in relation to those things that will come to mean the most to us: space, time, privacy and well-being, and the curators ask how access to resources and skill may determine the choices and aspirations of the consumer.