Neue Luxury - - Front Page - A note from our Edi­tor in Chief. BRETT PHILLIPS Founder & Edi­tor in Chief

Wel­come to is­sue three of

Neue Lux­ury.

Let me start by ex­tend­ing my sin­cere thanks to those of you who of­fered your thought­ful and pos­i­tive feed­back fol­low­ing the re­lease of our sec­ond is­sue. It would ap­pear that we were able to stim­u­late your cu­rios­ity and sat­isfy your in­sa­tiable de­sire for the new and the next, and for that we are grate­ful.

This is­sue ex­plores how the value of ar­ti­san­ship and the hand made con­tinue to shape our un­der­stand­ing of – and en­gage­ment with – lux­ury arte­facts and ex­pe­ri­ences. In do­ing so, we sur­vey the in­cred­i­ble work of Amer­i­can sculp­tor Barry X Ball (p2) while con­trast­ing his process, in­tent and oeu­vre with that of Aus­tralian artist John Wolse­ley (p21). We speak with Thierry-maxime Lo­riot about his cu­ra­to­rial vi­sion for The Fash­ion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Side­walk to the Cat­walk (p4), while dis­cussing no­tions of tra­di­tion and re­gion­al­ity with sar­to­rial icon Nick Wooster (p16). Ex­cit­ingly, we also buck­led up for a scenic tour through the be­spoke world of As­ton Martin, Rolls Royce and Mclaren (p18) while un­der­stand­ing what it takes for Khai Liew to de­liver one of the largest, and most in­cred­i­ble, pri­vate fur­ni­ture com­mis­sions in Aus­tralian his­tory (p24).

This year is go­ing to be sig­nif­i­cant for Neue Lux­ury. With an in­creased focus on our in­ter­na­tional bu­reaus (Italy, Eng­land, Ger­many), we will be re­leas­ing an in­au­gu­ral range of branded leather goods cel­e­brat­ing a ded­i­ca­tion to crafts­man­ship and de­sign. Our up­com­ing Septem­ber is­sue will ex­am­ine the no­tion of ‘Ob­ses­sion’ and present the icon­o­clasts, mak­ers and brands who are pur­su­ing their ideas of lux­ury re­lent­lessly, un­ceas­ingly and with a sin­gu­lar vi­sion that makes it pos­si­ble for them to change our view of the world.

I would once again like to thank our foun­da­tion part­ner Har­rolds Aus­tralia’s Lux­ury Depart­ment Store and ex­tend my sin­cere and on­go­ing thanks to our sup­port­ing part­ners Vranken Pom­mery, Song for the Mute, Folie á Plusieurs, Mai­son D’amore, Kaimin and BPM for their ex­tra­or­di­nary sup­port. Im­por­tantly, I would also like to ac­knowl­edge each of our sub­scribers, re­tail­ers, con­trib­u­tors and staff for their on­go­ing ded­i­ca­tion and con­tri­bu­tion. Col­lec­tively, you af­ford us the free­dom and in­spi­ra­tion to pur­sue this dream.

I trust that you will en­joy this is­sue along with the many lay­ers, per­son­al­i­ties and sto­ries that we en­deav­our to re­veal along the way.

2008 - 2010 Sculp­ture: Bel­gian Black Mar­ble, 68-1/8 x 35-1/2 x 18-1/4 inches; base: Car­rara Mar­ble, stain­less steel, Del­rin, 68-1/2 x 35-13/16 x 13-3/8 inches; sculp­ture / base assem­bly: 68-1/2 x 35-13/16 x 31-5/8 inches. Af­ter the Hermaphrodite...

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