When it’s about luxury… There’s never enough things to say.
In a previous article, we talked about how important is designer furniture and luxury home decor for an individual’s identity, status and self expression. But on the 23rd of May, Altus brought to life these creative spaces with an event made for the socialites to experience the beauty available in their gallery. To which everyone stood amazed.
Going around the different luxury spaces by designer brands, the first thing one can notice is that every single space was embodied and every different taste met. From the conservative and classical, to the unbelievably creative and ultra modern; the individuality of every lifestyle lover is expressed throughout the choices and brands under Altus. Luxury furniture lovers in Lebanon, had a full night to admire and appreciate how the creative minds behind the high end home decor hub were able to handpick the finest brands from all over Europe to suit the Lebanese market; passing by a wide array of decor styles, covering the interior, the outdoors, as well as lighting and accessories.
The different brands at Altus convey different moods, some of which are crafted for a very personal taste. My eyes caught two brand names in particular and put them at the front of my vision of modern luxury: Driade for its creativity, and Walter Knoll for the practical ultra modern feel conjoined with impeccable craftsmanship.
There is no way not to notice Driade, as you go through Altus! In effect, key creative pieces, such as NEMO by Fabio Novembre, succeed in making every guest take a picture or two! You know you have a brand that succeeds in standing alone and making a statement. What is strikingly beautiful about this brand, is that it strives for a strong identification with people, no matter what their taste looks like. The philosophy behind Driade is simple, its designers create pieces that are eccentric but timelessly elegant. This brand is always listening and catching vibes from its surroundings to translate them into products that look and feel in the now. On a personal level, I felt this brand translates the youth’s views on luxury, while respecting globalization and rapid evolution. Yet, emphasizing culture and individualism takes center stage at Driade, within a blend of cultures and places.
A new addition to Altus, Walter Knoll was handpicked from Germany to embody craftsmanship and superior quality. With a tradition spanning over 150 years of excellence, Walter Knoll, brings the finest quality of modern luxury furniture to Beirut. To make an analogy to the fashion world, Walter Knoll is the Chanel of picking the finest and longest lasting material to craft every single piece. The order of practicality for this particular brand, means that every piece, besides being aesthetically creative, is also comfortable and ergonomic. Walter Knoll is this one brand that wants to make sure that every exquisite piece of furniture can become an integral part of a person’s comfortable vital space. To me, this brand takes center stage through its perfect design and quality; in essence by being completely worth the investment in craftsmanship and legacy.
Sometimes, the inspiration from the runway hits the home decor lovers and contributes to a beautiful fusion of fashionable sensuality and style notes that extends its luxurious designs to living spaces. Out of these fusions, Altus selected Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors and Gianfranco Ferre Home. Both brands are very easily recognizable through their fashionable signatures in both realms, and a perfect balance between the trendy and the timeless.
Some of us, like myself, love elaborate expressions of luxury that comes within sophisticated yet loud designs that are unarguably breathtaking and decadently luxurious! Call me biased, but spaces furnished by Boca Do Lobo and Vittoria Frigerio are nothing short of heavenly. The shades of light by Vittoria Frigerio and its gradual handling of color gradations; and the sharp contrasts of black and metallic by Boca Do Lobo within “out of box” designs; are Altus‘ way of offering a dreamy option.
Contemporary luxury and neat functionality, backed with high quality and perfect finishing; are embodied at Altus through a selection of brands that speak to the New Yorkan at heart yet global citizen. Arketipo’s unique tables, Brabbu’s bold eclectic designs, Desiree’s handmade sofas, and Tonon’s perfectly crafted chairs; all come together to create a modern luxury feel, that is at once functional and highly atheistic.
When we talk modern luxury, it is all about simple design and neat cuts; it is also all about what’s comfortable to the eye and to the touch. Brands such as Belfakto, Leolux and Cor, embrace this modern luxury feel on the level of both senses. Altus handpicked these brands specifically to create a contrast with the more elaborately designed brands, in order to meet all the possible tastes and levels of complexity in design perspectives.
Lovers of beautiful outdoors, also have many options and selections by Altus. And these selections transfer luxury and design from the interior, to the outdoors, where quality absolutely needs to stand trial. Extremis, Manutti, and Varaschin are three brands handpicked by the Altus team in order to cover your outdoor space whether you’re a garden or a pool person. In effect, speaking of outdoor luxury furniture is also speaking of heavy duty, top of the line material that can withstand different weather elements, and still look beautiful under both natural and artificial lights; and these are common features of all three brands available at Altus.
If you followed my live coverage of the latest event at Altus, you will understand why it is impossible to walk around such a beautiful space full of creativity without developing personal favorites. In effect, I couldn’t contain my crush over these items, across some of my favorite brands:
All the pictures I selected for this article are either from Altus‘ media, or the relevant brands. However, watching pictures is nowhere near getting to experience each piece of art in person. This is why I would like to invite you to take a real tour of Altus by visiting the gallery located on Hazmieh’s main road. The team can be reached through the phone (05 950 826 or 03 035 038) or email (email@example.com), and would be glad to assist you. You can always visit Altus virtually through its Website www.altus.me and follow it on Facebook: Altus.me and Instagram: @altus.me .
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