Last February, I spent two weeks in India where I indulged in my second passion: cars. From Provence, I landed directly in Hyderabad, where Cartier was holding the fifth “Travel With Style” Concours d’Elegance at the Taj Falaknuma Palace.
The Cartier event was impeccably organised as always and the classic cars and bikes they presented – all from India – where exquisite. Cartier ‘Travel With Style’ Concours d’Elegance celebrates the remarkable design and craftsmanship that went into creating these luxurious and distinctive cars. A panel of hand-chosen international classic car specialists from across the globe judge the cars in different categories. Owned by Indian royalty and private collectors, these rare and historically significant automobiles were on display in public for the first time ever, bringing alive the eccentricities and uniqueness of the Indian automobile industry. The show was curated by Manvendra Singh of Barwani.
One of my personal favorites was the Indian Chief 1947, which was judged, Best of Show Motorcycle and Best in Class – Pre-War Motorcycle.
Thank you to Christine Borgoltz for inviting me to this event that I always enjoy attending. I look forward to the next edition in 2019.
It was an evening to remember when Mathieu Lustrerie co-hosted a champagne soiree along to celebrate home decor and fashion, along with Maison & Objet and hosted by the wonderful people of Vanto.
The home décor and architect fraternity of Hyderabad witnessed a show of the designer Little Shilpa who created a collection on the theme “When Home Décor meets fashion.” Shilpa created a few extraordianry pieces using fabrics made by Vanto, Embroideries from my friend Jean-François Lesage, and crystal pendants and pieces from our chandeliers. We displayed two chandeliers, including my creation “Constellation” seen on the photos below.
Last Month, Mathieu Lustrerie finished restoring the chandeliers of the Automobile Club de France. Established since 1896 in a sumptuous setting at 6 Place de la Concorde over more than 11,000 m², the building consists of two private residences that were combined to form the club.
The pioneering spirit of the Automobile Club – who had presaged the role was going to play early in the 20th Century – is reflected interestingly in the interiors. The chandeliers and neo-classique fixtures had all been designed for electricity from the onset. Similarly, the Club wanted today to remain at the forefront of technology by using Mathieu candles « LED Evolution » that recreate the ambiance of a real candle light.
After almost two years of proceedings against the counterfeit company Wired Custom Ligthing, which sells on the French market counterfeits of its famous crystal chandeliers, Régis MATHIEU has just obtained Justice from the Court of Paris for the protection of copyright.
The Court of Paris held as follows: « Holds that the chandeliers « Saturn « and » Monolith « enjoy protection under books I and III of the Intellectual Property Code.
Says that by reproducing and representing on catalog and internet and offering for sale in France chandeliers « Petra Halo » and « Petra Flat » reproducing the essential characteristics of the chandeliers « Saturn » and « Monolith », the companies Wired Custom Lighting Inc And Wired Custom Lighting UK Ltd. infringed the rights of the company Mathieu Lustrerie and committed acts of copyright infringement.
Accordingly, Prohibited to the Companies Wired Custom Lighting Inc. and Wired Custom Lighting UK Ltd the continuation of these acts, under penalty of 1,500 euros per day of delay past the period of 10 days from the service of this judgment.
Condemns in solidum the companies Wired Custom Lighting Inc. and Wired Custom Lighting UK Ltd to pay Mathieu Lustrerie the sum of 100,000 euros in damages.
Orders the publication of the operative part of this judgment in two newspapers or professional publications at the option of Mathieu Lustrerie and at the expense of Wired Custom Lighting Inc and Wired Custom Lighting UK Ltd, up to a maximum of 4,000 euros excluding VAT per insertion.
Condemns in solidum the companies Wired Custom Lighting Inc and Wired Custom Lighting UK td to pay Mathieu Lustrerie the global sum of 7,500 euros under Article 700 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
Condemns in solidum Wired Custom Lighting Inc and Wired Custom Lighting UK Ltd to their entire costs, which will be recovered in accordance with the provisions of Article 699 of the Code of Civil Procedure