LUXURY NOW / BE BRAVE

In this week's insightful interview with the Iranian contemporary artists Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Bita Fayyazi, the three friends talk candidly about the freedom required to work as they want, “to break all the taboos and to push the boundaries.” It's a form of bravery shared by all the subjects in this issue, from the pioneering architecture of SANAA's Ryue Nishizawa and innovative fashion of Moritz Waldemeyer, to Sotheby's bold selling show of design at historic Sudeley Castle. Does fearlessness translate into auction room success? Find out in our post-Basel art market report.

SOTHEBYS AT SUDELEY: ALICE IN AUCTIONLAND

A spectacular Sotheby's selling exhibition of contemporary design at England's Sudeley Castle juxtaposes cutting edge functional art with historic gardens for a Mad Hatter affect.

SANAAS BIG WIN

SANAA's Ryue Nishizawa reveals the plans behind the Musée du Louvre's impending Lens outpost, a new museum in Naoshima and how it feels to be this year's Pritzker winner.
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ART MARKET SWINGS BACK

Some dealers had expected the worst at the 41st edition of Art Basel. But, happily for them, it showed that collectors have a renewed interest in buying art.
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IRANIAN ART NOW

The work of artists Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Bita Fayyazi is some of the most recognizable and controversial Iranian art. In an exclusive interview, the three friends discuss censorship, life in Tehran and the Iranian art market.

MORITZ WALDEMEYER'S ELECTRIFYING STAGE DESIGNS

Moritz Waldemeyer became known for collaborating with Ron Arad on chandeliers for Swarovski and with Hussein Chalayan on his video and laser dresses. It wasn’t long before the likes of Mika, U2 and, most recently, Rihanna, asked the enterprising alchemist to create spectacular, laser-embedded outfits for the stars to wear on stage.