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How Wondervision turns trash into treasure

How Wondervision turns trash into treasure

Founded in 2018, Wondervision transforms waste generated by luxury brands and gives it new life. The France-based creative collective captivates with its sustainable mission and offbeat creativity. Its founders—Marie-France de Crécy, Stanislas[…]

12/15/2021 |
Hennessy's exclusive cognacs blend 3D printing and craftsmanship

Hennessy's exclusive cognacs blend 3D printing and craftsmanship

Traditional artisanal techniques meet 21st-century innovation for the packaging of Hennessy’s Dame Jeanne Editions Rares cognacs. 3D printing combines with leatherwork, basketry, and gilding to create the outer structure of the Dame Jeanne that[…]

12/02/2021 |
Design takes center stage at Gainerie 91

Design takes center stage at Gainerie 91

In keeping with the 2021 theme, “packaging tells a story”, four young designers dreamed up novel packaging solutions for French luxury packaging specialist Gainerie 91’s annual design contest. We take a visual journey of this year’s winners,[…]

10/12/2021 |
Japell Hanser&SAG reinvents paper finishing

Japell Hanser&SAG reinvents paper finishing

French paper finishing specialist Japell Hanser&Sag continues to revisit traditional embellishment techniques. We take a deep dive into the expertise behind the company’s high-end creations. At Japell Hanser&SAG (JH&S), creation stops at[…]

05/06/2021
Martell’s Dame-Jeanne Collection explores ancestral know-how

Martell’s Dame-Jeanne Collection explores ancestral know-how

Unveiled to a select group of the French cognac house’s clients in China late last year, Martell’s Dame-Jeanne Collection of vintage eaux-de-vies are housed in custom-blown demi-johns nestled inside intricately woven willow sculptures. Aged for[…]

04/12/2021 |
Château Mouton Rothschild: Xu Bing illustrates 2018 millésime

Château Mouton Rothschild: Xu Bing illustrates 2018 millésime

Renowned as the world’s most expensive wine, Château Mouton Rothschild, a Pauillac Premier Cru Classé, now owned by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild’s three children, is also the world’s only wine whose label, since 1945, has been illustrated[…]

04/07/2021 | Design
Dossier of the Month - Getting creative: the latest materials, decoration & design solutions

Dossier

Dossier of the Month - Getting creative: the latest materials, decoration & design solutions

It's a creative time to be in the business of luxury packaging development. Over the last 18 months, our pages have seen a rich influx of innovations from suppliers, designers and crafts specialists. In this month's Dossier, we've gathered what[…]

03/30/2021 | DecorationMaterials
Maison Fey embarks on embossing stone

Maison Fey embarks on embossing stone

Through its 110-year history, leather crafts company Maison Fey has made a name for itself through the creation of leather desk tops, faux books and Cordoba leather mainly destined for the interior decoration market. Today, the Parisian atelier[…]

03/25/2021 | Editor's picks
Decoration innovation: Créanog embosses on wood

Decoration innovation: Créanog embosses on wood

French embossing specialist Créanog is applying its expertise to wood—a new technique that has already caught the attention of major cognac brands. While a handful of leading players in the spirits market were given an “unofficial” preview[…]

03/16/2021 | Gift BoxesTrends
Nelly Saunier's featherweight creations

Nelly Saunier's featherweight creations

Maître d’art, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and winner of the Bettencourt Prize for the Intelligence of the Hand, Nelly Saunier is a plumassière, a feather artist. In her Paris studio, she deconstructs and reconstructs nature. Plumassière.[…]

01/07/2021 | Design