In our weekly series, we bring you the latest luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: The Penthouses by Hotel Arts Barcelona, Vollebak’s Equator Shorts, and the Homo Faber exhibition is back in Venice
Enjoy a luxury getaway on a floating yacht villa
Off the coast of Fort Lauderdale in Florida, a 836-sqm large, stationary yacht-shaped villa offers a luxury vacation experience to anyone looking for a holiday surrounded by quiet and pristine blue waters, but do not wish to sail. The Nightfall Group’s latest launch also boasts huge panoramic glass walls and lavish amenities that include a dining space for 12, a chef’s kitchen, a theatre, outdoor lounge space and more.
Mercedes-Benz Concept Store—a space for dialogue on sustainability
The environment has always been at the core of Mercedes-Benz’s practices. Taking the next big step into this sphere, Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Hypemaker in piloting a sustainable retail concept at the store. Expanding beyond sustainability in the automotive industry, the Mercedes-Benz store will be representing a range of equally passionate environmentally-positive personalities, including Metamo Industries and Mosscape. The space aims to kickstart meaningful, all-rounded conversations on sustainability, and showcase what sustainability means to the brand.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept Store opens to the public on 13 April 2022 at Great World Singapore.
Experience a luxury Mediterranean lifestyle at The Penthouses, Hotel Arts Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona introduces The Penthouses, a luxury getaway accommodation that all in one encapsulates comfort, spaciousness, irresistible culinary experiences, spa and more. Penthouse guests can enjoy the incomparable panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea from 44 floors above, all while in the comfort of rooms designed for optimal privacy. With five restaurants located on site, including the two-Michelin-starred restaurant Enoteca Paco Perez, and the only spa in Barcelona boasting sky-high sea views, Hotel Arts Barcelona accommodations continue to meet the needs of the modern traveller.
Vollebak launches the ultra-lightweight Equator Shorts
Introducing the latest addition to the Vollebak’s Equator collection—the ultra-lightweight Equator Shorts. Designed with one of the lightest and softest fabrics on the planet straight from the Nile Delta, it is built to provide comfort in some of the hottest and most humid places on Earth. The Equator Shorts are available in grey and navy, with free worldwide shipping and free returns and exchanges.
Hamburg International Music Festival begins on 28 April
Catch the sixth edition of the Hamburg International Music Festival, an extensive programme of over 60 events in the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle. Exploring the theme of Nature, it will begin on 28 April with Joseph Haydn’s oratorios The Creation and The Seasons, the festival, before inviting a range of the world’s leading orchestras and star soloists from 28 April to 1 June to tell stories of nature’s beauty and horror. The Elbphilharmonie will also be illuminated by the spectacular light installation Breaking Waves, by Amsterdam-based artist duo Drift.
Tickets for festival concerts are available here.
Homo Faber celebrates contemporary craftsmanship
Back for a second edition, the Homo Faber Event (happening until 1 May 2022) is defined by its extraordinary ambition in pushing the possibilities of craft, creating an exhibition that has been very aptly described as a “showcase of craftsmanship on steroids”. The epic showcase spans 15 exhibitions and over 850 objects, and includes iconic pieces like Tracing Venice and the 12 Stone Garden installation. The programme also advocates the importance of collaboration and passing down the generations—as evinced in one of the highlights, Mechanical Marvels, a show of hypnotic sculptures made by ECAL students together with masters in horology and automata in Switzerland.
Boffi takes over the iconic Kellogg Doolittle House
The Kellogg Doolittle House in Joshua Tree, California—a radical architectural masterpiece designed by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg in the 1980s—welcomes furniture brand Boffi’s contemporary shapes, fabrics and materials. Through a series of photographs conceived by Dominican artist Victor Stonem, Boffi’s modern products come into play with the property’s organic architecture, made to appear as though it exists naturally among its surrounding rocky landscape.