CLASSIC WITH A TWIST

Interview with Designer Sir Paul Smith BY NORA MANTHEY Sir Paul Smith today is probably the most famous of British fashion designers. His career started in 1970 from a windowless room of only nine square metres in Nottingham, the very place from where he would also sell his men’s wear. Back then, as his hair…

MAKE AN IMPRESSION

The Estée Lauder family and their legacy, full of responsibility BY SANDY STRASSER The beauty brand Estée Lauder has the values of a private company and the financial sophistication of a public company. Their leaders and their employees are driven by passion and new ideas. Today, Estée Lauder’s children and grandchildren are active and involved…

GLOBETROTTER

Fly with class BY SANDY STRASSER When Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman sits back, relaxes and enjoys delicious food and an exquisite wine, we don’t find ourselves in a luxury restaurant somewhere in Los Angeles or the Hamptons, but above the clouds. As a guest of one of the leading airlines in the world, with Etihad…

SOUL CHARMER

On the trails of Kusmi Tea BY SANDY STRASSER The teahouse Kusmi Tea is a tea dealer you can’t avoid. In the beautiful boutiques, which match the corporate identity of the brand, you find the most diverse of taste creations – not only in the whole of Europe but even internationally, for example in America,…

TOMMY HILFIGER

The real American Dream of fashion BY SANDY STRASSER Whoever wants to create fashion has to understand it – and above all has to understand life. As a teenager, designer Tommy Hilfiger already knew where his professional journey was going to take him. Even back then, a creative spirit was waiting inside him – a…

SNAPSHOT

A portrait of the company Bogner BY SANDY STRASSER Bogner has represented passion for sports and fashion for 80 years now. What began so modestly and with dedication by Willy Bogner senior and his wife Maria, developed into an international brand with the characteristic B zip over the course of the decades. With his success…

ON THE TRAILS OF THEIR TRADITION

Lavazza and its cultural heritage BY SANDY STRASSER What would Italy be without its renowned Lavazza coffee? The company founded in 1895 with its headquarters in Turin has been in ownership of the family for four generations. As one of the most significant coffee roasters in the world, it owns a market share of almost…

IDEALIST WITHOUT RESERVE

Sir Richard Branson on curiosity, risk and the courage to fail BY SANDY STRASSER He always goes at least a step further than the others. Sir Richard Branson is known for realising the things he has set his mind on. In doing so, he has never forgotten how important the right basis for sustainable success…

MY FREE SPACE

A portrait of the company Ottobock BY THOMAS LUCAS-NÜLLE Committed, humane, authentic, enthusiastic, cosmopolitan, entrepreneurial and courageous – those are the attributes which the company and the brand Ottobock represents. Over 6,000 employees worldwide are working with passion and commitment to fill these words with life – in respectful contact with handicapped people. The company…

YUMMY SCRUMMY

On the food empire, Delivery Hero BY SANDY STRASSER Since the foundation of Delivery Hero in 2011, the way in which people order food on the internet has constantly changed. In Germany, the company is represented by the brands Delivery Hero, pizza.de and Urban Taste. For more than an entire decade, CEO, Niklas Östberg, has…

LIFE AS AN ADVENTURE

Dedon founder Bobby Dekeyser in an interview BY ANJA FAHS Bobby Dekeyser was 15 when he stood up one day in an English lesson and announced: “school is not for me.” Instead, he wanted to be a professional footballer. Four years later he was standing in the goal of FC Bayern Munich. However, after a…

URBAN SAMURAI

Groomed to perfection BY SANDY STRASSER People have always been in search of beauty and wellbeing. Even in Ancient Egypt, women and men were concerned with finding the right care for the skin. It was the Ancient Egyptians who developed the first cosmetic products to protect their skin against sand and the hot and dry…

PURELY A MATTER OF ATTITUDE

In the footsteps of Alnatura BY ANJA FAHS Alnatura is the most popular food brand in Germany, according to a study by Brandmeyer. The company operates nearly 100 stores, has a turnover of 689 million euros, 2,400 employees and is thus the market leader among organic suppliers. And for good reason as Alnatura strives to…