WEL­COME TO NEUE LUX­URY

Neue Luxury - - Front Page - A note from our Edi­tor ROJ AMEDI Edi­tor

Wel­come to our time is­sue.

Many say that time is the ul­ti­mate lux­ury—the only truly lim­ited re­source we have. But what in­flu­ences our re­la­tion­ship to time and how and when did time be­come cen­tral in our read­ing of and en­gage­ment with lux­ury? As two quite di­dac­tic and com­plex lines of en­quiry, many have ded­i­cated their lives to such ques­tions and to pre­sume that we could do ei­ther jus­tice within 28 pages would be folly. Rather our in­tent has been to un­furl the ideas, sen­ti­ments and dis­course chal­leng­ing the ques­tions.

In­flu­enced by cul­ture, phi­los­o­phy, science and re­li­gion it is ev­i­dent that our un­der­stand­ing of and re­la­tion­ship to time has sought the as­sis­tance of many agents over the cen­turies—from the move­ment of the as­tro­nom­i­cal bod­ies and the flow of wa­ter, through to ar­ti­fi­cial con­structs such as the an­cient Egyp­tian Merkhet or the Chi­nese Clep­sy­dra in­vented dur­ing the Song Dy­nasty. With un­end­ing cu­rios­ity, hu­man­ity has marked each new dis­cov­ery, each new in­ven­tion with a fur­ther chal­lenge to in­ter­ro­gate and quan­tify our re­la­tion­ship to time. In­sa­tiable and cu­ri­ous we os­cil­late for­ward.

It is in this spirit that we re­flect upon time with pho­tog­ra­pher David Sims (p.4) whilst con­trast­ing his oeu­vre against the hy­per re­al­ity of artist Michael Zavros (p.8). We have sought per­spec­tives on time from New Delhi-based artists Raqs Me­dia Col­lec­tive (p.9) while con­trast­ing the van­guard technological prow­ess of Mclaren Au­to­mo­tive (p.7) against the sci­en­tific rigour and ar­ti­sanal lyri­cism of botan­i­cal artist Mali Moir (p.16). We re­flect upon the no­tion of com­mem­o­ra­tion and make an ar­chi­tec­tural pil­grim­age to San Vito D’al­tiv­ole to ex­plore the Brion Tomb (p.14)—carlo Scarpa’s cul­mi­nat­ing mas­ter­piece and the rest­ing place of Guis­sepe Brion. Last and of course not least, we trav­elled to Paris to speak with cre­ative icon­o­clast and enigma Michele Lamy (p.10) who has helped re­fo­cus the lens on fash­ion, art, mu­sic and lux­ury in the 21st cen­tury.

I in­vite you to take the time to dis­cover our fifth is­sue and our first for 2016. It marks the start of a sig­nif­i­cant year for Neue Lux­ury with the re­lease of our ded­i­cated cat­e­gory magazines of­fer­ing a broader and deeper sur­vey of lux­ury. In the mean­time, I trust that this is­sue lives up to our prom­ise and con­tin­ues to de­liver upon our vi­sion.

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