“Quality creates friendship”

— Hans Reisetbauer, Friend of SELECT

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With the vision in mind to develop the first luxury brand for literature, ‘Assouline’ was founded in the year 1994. Ever since they are committed to assemble books that are as appealing as informative at the same time. With passion and an eye for detail, ‘Assouline’ is known worldwide for producing high-quality books on art, fashion, design, architecture, and travel which are telling a story of art de vivre with each publication.

The De Vecchi silversmith studio was founded in Milan in 1935 by Piero De Vecchi. Located in the art movement of futurism, the iconic designs are still characterized by their forward-looking spirit and dynamism. An example of this is the famous MulT8 candlestick, which revolutionized conventional, old-fashioned shapes. Today, a large team of young creative talents is working on ever new creations in the unique De Vecchi style, recognized and appreciated all over the world.

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Harald Keckeis was practically born into the cradle of distilling. His grandmother already produced fruit brandies of the best quality. With these, Harald also began his “distilling career”. In 2008, he made whiskey for the first time, soon followed by gin, and for a few years now, rum has also been one of his exclusive treats.

The luxury safes and high-end watch winders of the Swabian manufactory Döttling are highly appreciated among connoisseurs worldwide. In elaborate handwork, custom-made unique objects are created, which meet the demand for incomparable beauty and unique quality.

The renowned gallery Clemens Gunzer hosts various artists from Austria, Switzerland, Germany and the USA.

For more than 40 years, Hector Saxe has been producing unique designer playsets using the finest materials and with great attention to detail. The secret of the Parisian company is simple: passionate craftsmanship when it comes to games. Since the company’s founding, Michel Saxe and his manufactory near the Bastille have managed to make each piece unique. At the same time, his unique pieces can be wonderfully integrated into one’s own intérieur.

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Vaugoin is one of the oldest surviving silversmiths in the world. Since 1847, the 6th generation of the Viennese family business has been producing hand-beaten silverware for emperors, tsars and kings all over the world. Today, the company combines its knowledge of time-honored craftsmanship with pioneering designs for contemporary dining.

Run by Anton Heldwein in the fourth generation, the family business presents timeless classic jewelry and modern designs from the in-house atelier as well as selected jewelry brands such as Pomellato, Vhernier, Gellner or DoDo. Anton Heldwein is personally dedicated to his house both in business and creatively.

Founder Ole Lynggaard is a remarkable representative of the strong designers of his native country Denmark. His fauna designs and sculptural trophy pieces fascinate fine jewelry audiences around the world.

In the heart of Upper Austria, surrounded by apple and pear trees, where fruit growing is part of tradition, lies the estate of Hans Reisetbauer. Over time, the focus has shifted from the traditional, agricultural business to the most modern distillery in Austria.

The world-renowned and highly-esteemed German family business Robbe & Berking already represents a classic among silversmiths for connoisseurs. At Robbe & Berking, the silversmith’s hand determines the quality and shape of each piece.