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euromaxx highlights

euromaxx highlights

Lifestyle Europe


In this highlights edition: Germany’s Chef of the Year Mario Lohninger, French Model Inès de la Fressange, German Architecture Bureau GRAFT, a new kind of ski gains in popularity on the slopes and the importance of being idle!

Chef of the Year 2011
Austrian Mario Lohninger has been named chef of the year by the Gault Millau Germany gourmet guide. After learning from top chefs around the world, Lohninger now successfully manages three restaurants in Frankfurt. We met up with the Michelin-starred chef to find out what makes a visit to his eateries so memorable.

French Model Inès de la Fressange
Back in the 1970s she was the first model to sign an exclusive contract with a haute couture house. Later she launched her own fashion line. She now works as a consultant for French luxury label Roger Vivier and continues to grace magazine covers as a style icon. Now and then she even treads the catwalk.

Building the Future (4) GRAFT, Germany
Lars Krückeberg, Thomas Willemeit, and Wolfram Putz founded their company in 1998 while studying in Los Angeles, but relocated to Berlin in 2001. Since then the creative trio have overseen projects in many different countries. The GRAFT team believes that the classic divisions of sleeping, living and working areas are passé and that creating space opens a whole new world of living options.

Rocker Skis
Rocker technology is impacting the ski slopes and creating a whole new way to relate to the mountain. Rocker skis may look like bananas on their backs but they are apparently just the thing for deep snow. euromaxx puts the new ski movement to the test in Verbier, Switzerland.

Idleness - The Joy of Leisure
Journalist Ulrich Schnabel makes a plea for daily breaks claiming that without them creativity and innovation is impossible. Schnabel says idleness is good and has written a guide to getting out of the rat race.

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