This Week In Luxury: The Kelly Behun-Designed Whitely Apartment, Louis Vuitton’s Deep Time High Jewellery Collection, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: go inside The Whiteley apartment designed by Kelly Behun, Louis Vuitton’s Deep Time High Jewellery collection enthrals with its second chapter, and more.


Inside The Whiteley Apartment Designed By Kelly Behun

Once an iconic London landmark, The Whiteley has now been reimagined into a 1.1 million sq ft residential and hospitality address. The renowned AD 100 interior designer, Kelly Behun, skilfully intertwines old-world charm with contemporary vibrancy in the design of a palatial three-bedroom apartment. Certain elements of The Whiteley’s original architecture have been preserved, evident in its fluted millwork columns and herringbone floors. A fresh, modern aesthetic infuses the place through Behun’s incorporation of bespoke furnishings, such as the surreal forest wallpaper designed by Behun for Calico Wallpaper, and hand-sculpted torchiere style sconces commissioned from artist Chris Wolston, among other exquisite details. The Kelly Behun-designed apartment is now on the market for GBP12.5million.

The Whiteley

Kelly Behun

Louis Vuitton’s Deep Time High Jewellery Collection Enthrals With Its Second Chapter

The French Maison’s largest high jewellery collection to date, first unveiled in Greece last June, now continues with its second dazzling instalment. Precious gemstones have been transformed by Francesca Amfitheatrof, Artistic Director for Watches and Jewellery into a breathtakingly poetic collection. Fifty new one-of-a-kind pieces with 10 themes spanning rich tales of geological legacy, transformational beauty, and the interconnectedness of life display the savoir-faire of their artisans. This includes three new themes: Laurasia, Symbiosis and Skin. The former is a mesmerising depiction of the Earth’s circular movement, and is an exemplary creation featuring a seven-row artful necklace with a 5.02-carat emerald-cut yellow diamond and more than 270 custom-cut diamonds set in platinum and pink gold.

Louis Vuitton

Breitling Is Counting Down Lunar New Year With Its Exclusive Chronomat B01 42 Year Of Dragon

To celebrate this Lunar New Year, Swiss watchmaker Breitling is introducing its Chronomat B01 42 Year of Dragon—with only 88 exclusive pieces available. This timepiece is the latest addition to Breitling’s Chronomat series, featuring elements such as the onion crown and interchangeable rider tabs for the rotating ‘count up’ or ‘count down’ functions. The design highlights include a burgundy dial, triple black chronograph counters, and a dragon insignia on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock and sapphire crystal caseback. Activated by the self-winding Breitling Manufacture Calibre 01, this timepiece is a COSC-certified chronometre with a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.


Bulgari’s Roman-Inspired Boutique In TRX Transports You To The Eternal City

Bulgari’s new boutique at The Exchange TRX exudes the ambience of a Roman residence, capturing the essence of the ‘Eternal City’ with its opulent marbles and grand architecture. The indoor facade epitomises a close connection between primaeval and contemporary, blending fine components and a rich colour palette. Visitors will be able to explore a curated collection of offerings such as high jewellery, leather goods as well as timepieces.


Malaysia Airlines Introduces Private Terminal Transfers With BMW Group Malaysia

Malaysia Airlines has collaborated with BMW Group Malaysia to offer passengers exclusive private terminal transfer services, starting February 2024. Enrich Platinum, Business Suite, and Business Class passengers who are flying with Malaysia Airlines will get to experience a heightened level of luxury being chauffeured in the all-electric BMW i7. Following the suspension of the aerotrain service, the 24-hour private terminal transfer services offer a premium yet sustainable alternative to bus transfers.

Malaysia Airlines


Bottega Veneta’s New TRX Boutique Unpacks The Vision Of Creative Director Matthieu Blazy

Creative director Matthieu Blazy conceptualised the first Bottega Veneta boutique here in Malaysia, infusing motifs from the house into their signature bags and ready-to-wear. Subtle details, such as door handles reminiscent of the Sardine bag handle and Intrecciato-like weaving on leather furniture, reflect the brand’s past, present and future. The use of concrete, a common industrial material, is reimagined in the context of its craftsmanship, creating surfaces and plinths that rise from the floor to form functional integrants such as planters and jewellery displays. This new boutique at The Exchange TRX carries a range of products for both women and men, spanning handbags, small leather goods, shoes, ready-to-wear, jewellery, and eyewear.

Bottega Veneta

Rosewood Expands Its Portfolio With Three Additions In New Zealand

Rosewood Hotels and Resorts recently assumed management of three lodges situated in the captivating landscapes of New Zealand. The group welcomed Rosewood Kauri Cliffs, Rosewood Cape Kidnappers, and Rosewood Matakauri to its collection. The lodges, formerly known as Robertson Lodges, are located in quintessential destinations that offer lush landscapes and cultural richness. With Rosewood, these lodges are expected to ascend to new heights, all the while retaining the friendly service and care for the native culture that has defined these destinations over the decades.


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