The in­flu­ence of travel on de­sign and in­te­ri­ors has al­ways been one of my favourite themes to ex­plore, be­cause it truly seems as if the sky’s the limit. One of the rea­sons we travel is to be sur­rounded by art, ar­chi­tec­ture, the life of other cul­tures and peo­ple. In­deed, the ef­fect of glob­al­iza­tion has meant that spe­cific styles par­tic­u­lar to a re­gion are no longer ex­clu­sive. The world is a col­lec­tive and coun­tries in­flu­ence each other to de­rive one true stan­dard of in­ter­na­tional style.

This is­sue is full, not only of great homes but great sto­ries: from a chic abode rem­i­nis­cent of a Parisian re­treat in the French Con­ces­sion of Shang­hai (Pg 118), and a trans­portive fam­ily sanc­tu­ary that leaves us breath­less with its spec­tac­u­lar lo­ca­tion in Mal­lorca, Spain (Pg 86), to three fam­ily homes in Hong Kong (Pg 100, 110 and 129) that stand out with clearly de­fined aes­thet­ics, smart home so­lu­tions, and strong in­flu­ences from the home­own­ers’ many trips abroad.

In Re­port (Pg 77) we round up some of the best in­stal­la­tions and booths at this year’s Salone del Mo­bile in Mi­lan where the in­ge­nious cre­ations of cel­e­brated brands and de­sign­ers prove that se­lect­ing such pieces for your home and liv­ing with them is an ex­pe­ri­ence in it­self. The same can be said for the artists and crafts­men we’ve put the fo­cus on in In­sight (Pg 69), who are part of Wright & Smith’s global fo­rum of ar­ti­sanal work­shops.

Fi­nally, for those of you ready to kick start sum­mer and look­ing to es­cape to par­adise, look no fur­ther than the St Regis Mal­dives Vom­muli Re­sort (Pg 141). Awarded for its eco-aware­ness ar­chi­tec­tural con­cept, re­fined yet con­tem­po­rary de­sign ef­fort­lessly blends in with lo­cal crafts­man­ship at this re­treat, while gas­tro­nomic fare from all over the world evokes a feast for the senses. Bliss.



我們的Re­port(第77頁)囊括米蘭國際傢具展的最前衛設計裝置和展廳,讓置身家中的你隨時隨地欣賞出眾創作,以另一種方式展開一場非凡之旅。細看本月In­sight(第69頁),領略設計公司Wright & Smith雲集全球藝術家作品背後的概念。這些精彩故事同時帶出運用精緻工藝品親手打造家園何其重要的道理。

最後,準備好迎接夏天的你必須細閱馬爾代夫度假天堂St Regis Mal­dives Vom­muli Re­sort的精彩內容(第141頁)。這個糅合環保建築概念和島嶼文化的度假村獲獎無數,連同各地佳餚美食定能全面滿足身心享受。

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