Sustainability for V-ZUG
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V-ZUG x Monocle
Sustainability for V-ZUG
Quality of life is a defining pillar of the V-Zug brand and an emphasis on sustainable living is fundamental to the Swiss company’s approach. We travel to Melbourne to visit Hip v. Hype, an innovative company specialising in eco-friendly homes. In a perfect partnership of mind and mission, we discover how good design can have a positive affect on the planet.
Creativity in the Kitchen with V-ZUG
The alchemy of creativity and technology is at the heart of V-Zug’s innovation. An integral part of their R&D is collaborations with top chefs from around the world. We travel to Hong Kong, Munich and Bern to witness the fine balance of technology and design that inspires Michelin-starred chefs to be creative in the kitchen.
Design Innovation by V-ZUG
Swiss design is famous for precision engineering and high-quality materials. V-Zug’s design language is a reflection of this and is embraced by architects and designers around the world. We travel to Milan to talk to interior designer Elisa Ossino, who appreciates V-Zug’s purity of spirit and timeless elegance.
For more than 100 years, V-Zug has been developing and producing premium household appliances that balance efficiency with aesthetics. As the company launches its new Excellence and Supreme Lines, we visit their headquarters in Zug to discover the meaning of Swiss perfection for the home.
The Monocle guide to Tokyo
Tokyo is an ever-changing city that never ceases to surprise. The capital is filled with a dazzling mix of old and new, tradition and innovation in everything from food to architecture and art to fashion. Let us show you around.
How you give a gift matters (almost) as much as what’s inside. A carefully cocooned present shows that you care about the recipient and understand that the ritual of wrapping matters. Here are a few ideas about how to effortlessly present even the most oddly shaped treats.
The future of Japanese craftsmanship
We shed some light on intrepid entrepreneurs, craftsmen and designers who are committed to saving traditional Japanese crafts by reinventing them to be used in a modern context. Join us on a tour of this breathtaking country from bustling Tokyo to remote regions.
The art of hosting
As part of our partnership with LG SIGNATURE, we speak to five experts about what it takes to become the consummate host in five steps – including curating the perfect guest list, creating a welcoming environment and offering an exquisite food and drinks menu.
State of the nation
In this animated series we assess how countries are performing on the world stage as well as at home. From their soft-power assets to their economy, we look at the latest achievements and what mars their potential progress.
Monocle travel guides
Join us for a filmic tour of the cities that make up our latest book releases. From Singapore’s retail to Honolulu’s architecture and design, the club scene of Berlin to the hushed backstreets of Kyoto, we uncover the lesser-known gems in the cities we love.
We take stock of inspiring retailers around the globe who haven’t given up good old bricks and mortar. We sniff pristine stationery, savour delicate tea, touch the finest clothes and explore neighbourhoods where quality retail has brought a new lease of life.
Whether you want to perfect a skill or just power up your imagination, our ‘Secret to...’ series features a line-up of episodes to keep you inspired. From buying a painting and throwing a dinner party to running a restaurant and opening a bike shop, here’s how we like to see things done.