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In 2011 the Bulgari family, majority shareholder of the renowned Italian jewellery house established in 1884 by Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari, joined forces with the LVMH Group and transferred its majority shareholding in Bulgari SpA. The L3.7bn, all-share deal made the Bulgaris the second largest family shareholder of the LVMH Group. After the acquisition FRANCESCO TRAPANI, great-grandson of the founder, CEO of Bulgari SpA and the driving force behind its success over the past 20 years, was made a member of the LVMH board of directors and appointed President of the LVMH Watch & Jewellery Division. From his position now supervising Bulgari, Chaumet, De Beers, Fred, Dior Watches, Tag Heuer, Zenith and Hublot, he gives LUCY REITER the view from the top of the luxury pyramid.

Nick Foulkes - The luck of the drawer

Today heritage is a term that is used with a sort of wilful abandon. In fact I would guess that ‘heritage of the brand’ fights it out with ‘DNA of the brand’ for the title of most abused marketing cliché...



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Date: June 2012 (158) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Exosphere

Independent luxury travel company Exosphere has launched a new events consultancy division, taking the opportunity to relaunch its corporate identity and website at the same time. John Saunders, managing director, said, “We’ve been planning and managing high-end international events for years, but with a sister company. These two spheres of expertise are so complementary, and […]


THE 16th annual LB Awards party, co-hosted by Bloomberg, was held at The Corinthia Hotel London. Over 400 privately-invited guests packed the ballroom to celebrate with cocktails and Champagne Perrier-Jouet as the ‘Oscars of the industry’ were presented to those who have achieved great, inspirational and noteworthy things in luxury over the past year. On […]

IN common with many businesses, luxury and otherwise, we weren’t sure what 2012 would bring. As a bespoke luxury travel company, we knew the luxury market was growing (we’d had a successful 2011) and that there were some obvious trends, but we wanted to find out more. So, to gain a better picture of the luxury industry as a whole – and to share some of our own experiences – we decided to host our own luxury summit. We based the event not in a conference room, but a hotel and resort that were a fitting context for a discussion on luxury. Having organised numerous high-end, off-site gatherings for our business clients, we fixed on a ski resort in Switzerland. We have worked with the fabulous Grand Hotel Park in Gstaad for over a decade: recently refurbished, in a resort synonymous with luxury and wealth and with plenty of ‘summits’ of its own, this seemed to be the perfect location.

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Date: Oct 2007 (111) Category: Features
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Date: Jun 07 () Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Exosphere

Exosphere is a new private members’ travel club set up by John Saunders, the force behind the Altitude events company. Unusually for a travel company, there are no brochures, as each itinerary is entirely bespoke. Membership is free but available by invitation only. John Saunders told Luxury Briefing, “We set up Exosphere as it complemented […]

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