A Pinch of Salt

This section features personal reflections, comments, insights, and any other content that adds a pinch of salt to the understanding of business.

Places, Luxury and …Pets | The Art Business Podcast

Last week I was invited to speak on “The Art Business podcast”, hosted by Dr. David Bellingham, Programme Director of the MA in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. We spoke about childhood memories, art, travels by camper vans and trains, luxury … and pets. We travelled across...

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Luxury and Culture: Regeneration Magazine | Interview

Very pleased to be featured on the magazine of this year WWNA (Why the World Needs Anthropologists) Magazine, titled: Regeneration [link here] Below the text of the interview spanning through favourite readings and the contribution that anthropology can offer to the luxury industry. alma mater? Bunka Gakuen University (Japan)...

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Luxury Forward | Panel Event

Super excited to launch the “Luxury Forward Series” @ Sotheby’s Institute of Art with a great panel discussion on: – How are digital products integrating with material consumption? – How is product aftercare and the purchase of preloved luxury products altering our consumption pattern? – What business opportunities are...

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In Pursuit of Luxury 2022 | Conference

Very excited to join the virtual “In Pursuit of Luxury” (#IPOL)conference on 26-27 May. A great line-up of speakers, and a valuable series of roundtables, paper sessions to discuss about the latest, most compelling matters in the #luxury #industry. I will share the findings of my latest study on...

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British luxury in the digital age | Panel

Today I joined Sacha Rose (Derek Rose) and Adam White (Factory Design) for the panel “British Luxury in a Digital World Panelist”, moderated by Shaun Borstrock for the London Residency of  Parsons Executive Education. We defined luxury and the contradictions of luxury brands today in their articulation of luxury. We considered...

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The Future of Luxury Brand | Book Praise

I was very glad to be asked for a praise of the latest volume by formidable Annamma Joy (ed.): The Future of Luxury Brands: Artification and Sustainability. Never has the luxury industry gone through more disruptive changes than today. Through the themes of artification and sustainability, this book captures the...

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Educating to a humanistic understanding of luxury|Interview

Glad to see the Master programme in Luxury Business I have developed for Sotheby’s Institute featured in the latest book by Hiroyuki Anzai and Kaori Nakano: “Decameron about New Luxury”. The way we educate the future luxury leaders of tomorrow depends on how we approach and understand luxury as...

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Fashion, circularity and vintage |Talk

Next Friday I will virtually participate to the art festival Camino Controcorrente, Camino al Tagliamento (Italy). Happy to share my reflections about the relationship between time and fashion consumption, with additions from my recent studies on  vintage and circular fashion. The video of my talk will be soon available...

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The Future of Luxury | Interview for CEO Today Magazine

2022: Where is the luxury industry headed to? Art, Digitalization and Sustainability have paved the way for the luxury innovation so far, and will continue to shape the future of the industry. I have shared my views with CEO Today. The issue is digitally available here [link]

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The Luxury Watch Trade | Interview for Montres Publique

A few days ago, I reflected with Andres F. Ibarguen on the watch trade – from auctions to other retail platforms – analyzed through the lens of the latest consumption trends in luxury. The interview is available on Montres Publique [here].

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