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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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Act of Resoration

Date: December 2010/ January 2011A (143) Category: Features, Limited Editions Brand: Hatfields

AS a heartwarming counterpoint to the march of technology documented elsewhere in this issue, comes news of a business that focuses on restoring things, and not just fragile pieces of furniture from the 15th century or creaking, cracking paintings. Hatfields is so confident about the skills of its master craftsmen that it claims to be […]

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AS a heartwarming counterpoint to the march of technology
documented elsewhere in this issue, comes
news of a business that focuses on restoring things, and
not just fragile pieces of furniture
from the 15th century or
creaking, cracking paintings.
Hatfields is so confident about
the skills of its master craftsmen
that it claims to be able to
restore anything at all – from
Meissen to […]

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