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Dramatic couch and princely pens

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Published: Jun 16, 2018 07:15:45 AM IST
Updated: Jun 14, 2018 05:34:49 PM IST

Couched in drama

Bot, the capsule chair from Iota Furniture, is dramatic in every way, from its stunning red colour to its unique shape. It is crafted from polycarbonate material, and has a leather tufted seat and back.

It’s got your back

The Christopher PM backpack from Louis Vuitton is made with the brand’s emblematic Damier Graphite canvas, and cowhide leather trim. Infused with the spirit of rugged hiking, the bag has adjustable shoulder straps and external side pockets. But, in case, you are driving it to work instead, there are multiple internal pockets, including one for your iPad.  

Time to revisit

Inspired by the iconic Memovox Polaris watch from 1968, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Polaris collection has a full range of timepieces: A three-hand automatic, a chronograph and a chronograph world time, as well as two models with a stronger vintage feel, the Polaris Date and the Polaris Memovox, each with a contemporary sporty yet elegant look, with a vintage touch. A newly designed three-link metal bracelet with polished and brushed finished surfaces is ergonomic and comfortable. The straps are interchangeable for both alligator leather and calfskin.

Princely pens

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved children’s book and philosophical treatise on imagination, Montblanc created a Le Petit Prince collection of accessories and writing instruments, including the brand’s first Meisterstück pen in night-blue resin. The three versions of the Petit Prince pens feature familiar symbols from the novella, most notably the sage fox on the barrel and a yellow star on the clip. And, of course, there is a little piece of Saint-Ex’s wisdom engraved on the crown: “Créer des liens?... Tu seras pour moi unique au monde.” (“To establish ties?... to me, you will be unique in all the world.”)

(This story appears in the 22 June, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)