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The Evolution of Luxury

The Evolution of Luxury

The word ‘luxury’ stems from the Latin concept of light and – since the very beginning – it also was strongly related to excess, abundance, exaggeration, opulence, eccentricity, squandering, absence of measure. It is something above and beyond the ordinary and clearly not for everyone.

With this in mind, it may be said that luxury, as a sociological phenomenon of consumption, probably originated in the Roman Empire, around the year 27 BC. There is documented evidence of the Emperors’ abnormal behaviours of ostentation and wastefulness.

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Luxury is about exclusivity and that is probably due to the phenomenon of the … please read more

Creative Liaisons in Luxury

Consumers showing abundant purchasing power do always have very high expectations, enjoy surprises that make life a lot more vibrant and when taken by pleasant surprise, seldom argue about price. Hence, permanent creativity is one of the essential ingredients in any luxury product or service. Quo vadis, Luxus?

The creative ability is fascinating.  I admire talented minds that create, inspire, provoke and surprise, whether in arts or business.

“Memoirs of an Amnesiac”, the book by French pianist and composer Erik Satie is an example of fascinating

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and provocative creativity. A delight for the intellect. Satie was  … please read more