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Luxury, as a concept, seems inherently rooted in materialism. It involves the owning of beautiful, often superfluous things.
In a world where natural resources are declining, and over-consumption is harming our environment, it may be possible to move towards a more meaningful definition of luxury.
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Today's luxury is about rediscovering an immaterial dimension - time, space, and experiences.
Time and travel, which seem very precious today, were pivotal in the evolution of luxury. Since Antiquity, contact with other nations fuelled a desire for rare and exotic items.
There is a shift from ownership to only using things that have personal value. You will have nice, well-made objects around you to enhance the things which are important to you, such as a beautiful set of crockery for someone who loves cooking for friends.
In a de...
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