What Is Luxury? | A Snapshot

Marianna Michael

Photo © Marianna Michael

Photo © Marianna Michael

“What is Luxury? will interrogate ideas of luxury today. It will address how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.” – V&A

Until 27 September 2015, the V&A has acquired a space dedicated to the idea of luxury. Going beyond the idea of monetary values and shiny materials, the free exhibition explores the craft behind luxury, the legacy it leaves behind and its values within society and to the future of society. 

Luxury is an exclusivity, of course it is subjective to the possessor or viewer, however it is more generally described as being something of quality and craft. Something beyond necessity, beyond that basic need. It is often something precious, sometimes experimental and in some form, it is an indulgence. 

This exhibition presents the past and future of luxury, and to some degree aims to explore, justify and analyse the way luxury…

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