Haworth Buys Luxury Living Group

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MILAN — Luxury Living Group has found a lifeline.

Lifestyle Design (Poltrona Frau Group) together with Haworth Inc. have acquired the storied Italian furniture and interiors design company.

The transaction will be made through the Michigan-based company’s Italian subsidiary, Haworth Italy Holding, while Luxury Living Group will operate under the Lifestyle Design Division, with brands including Cappellini, Cassina, Ceccotti, Dzine, Karakter, Janus et Cie, Luminaire and Poltrona Frau.

Over the last 30 years, Luxury Living has produced and distributed high-end designs under licensing agreements with the likes of Fendi Casa, Bentley Home, Trussardi Casa and Bugatti Home, as well as its own Luxury Living brand.

With revenues of 90 million euros and about 250 employees, Luxury Living in June had filed a petition for a composition with creditors.

Luxury Living was founded by Alberto Vignatelli, president and chief executive officer, who died

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Tankoa’s New 148-Foot Superyacht Brings Epic Luxury to a Compact Design

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Tankoa Yachts’ latest design may be the smallest superyacht in the fleet, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less mighty. The new 148-footer has all the attitude of a megayacht, with epic interiors to match.

Known simply as T450, the compact cruiser was penned by Giorgio M. Cassetta and features a steel hull with an aluminum superstructure. Thanks to her dramatic near-vertical bow and sleek exterior lines, she’s beguiling from the outset, but it’s onboard where things get interesting.

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Despite having a volume of 405 GT—that’s considered small in the big boat world—the T450 is said to have the five-star comfort and space of a much larger vessel. To achieve this, Cassetta focused on creating an uninterrupted, open-plan interior in a decidedly minimalist style.

“The yacht packs some amazing real estate and amenities while presenting an elegant styling that

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RH’s New Design Gallery Has One of the Most Comprehensive Collections of Luxury Furnishings in the World

Photo credit: RH
Photo credit: RH

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RH, a luxury home furnishings and lifestyle brand, is opening its first design gallery at the company’s home base in Marin County, California. RH Marin, which is located at the Village at Corte Madera, opens for business today at 11 a.m. PST, offering so much more than just sleek and stylish home furnishings.

The 60,000-square-foot, six-level compound houses both its modern and outdoor collection and boasts one of the most comprehensive collections of luxury home furnishings in the world. RH Marin is also home a RH Interior Design Firm & Atelier, a rooftop restaurant, park, and wine bar for a one-of-a-kind shopping, designing, and dining experience all-in-one.

RH Marin’s rooftop restaurant has a highly acclaimed ingredient-driven menu in a magical skylit garden setting underneath its iconic crystal chandeliers. The restaurant extends outdoors into the park, which boasts impeccable views of Mount Tamalpais to the

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how Covid-19 will influence luxury home design

The living area at the Chelsea Waterfront penthouse - Julian Abrams
The living area at the Chelsea Waterfront penthouse – Julian Abrams

As lockdown restrictions ease, but life still remains very different from the way it was pre-pandemic, it’s becoming clear that certain changes in lifestyle that have occurred over the past few months are here to stay. With home-working, multifunctionality and hygiene top of the agenda, how will this affect the design of the luxury home long-term?

Interior designer Sarah Peake has noticed an increase in clients and potential clients looking at new homes in the country, or wanting to establish themselves full-time in an existing country house that had previously been a holiday bolt-hole – a trend that is likely to grow as working from home is normalised.

Peake predicts that this will have an impact on the design of country houses: she is currently working on a converted stables where the client has requested a luxury gym with

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