Smeg

Based in Guastalla, northern Italy, the global home appliance manufacturer Smeg is renowned for its iconic range of high end domestic appliances. Recognised as being tasteful and traditional in style, their products complement the home's ambience and style. The company bases its success on attention to detail, with the design and materials aimed at ensuring the appliances take centre stage in the home rather than blending into the background. This is achieved through the internal design st...
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Chanel

Chanel is a global phenomenon: a brand with origins in early 20th century France that is arguably the world's most famous fashion and fragrance house, retaining its classic sophistication while remaining on trend with its new innovations. The Chanel brand is synonymous with timeless, sophisticated designs - such as the little black dress and trademark classic suit - and of course famous fragrances, including the iconic Chanel No 5 associated with glamorous celebrities like Marilyn Monroe. ...
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The Orient Express

The long-distance passenger train, the Orient Express, is a name associated with luxury travel, intrigue and opulence - largely thanks to being featured in one of legendary author Agatha Christie's most famous crime novels, Murder on the Orient Express. The original Orient Express was created in 1883 by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, providing a long-distance passenger service. It had several routes, although the two cities most commonly associated with the train are Constantino...
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Richard Branson

With a single A-level to his name, Richard Branson created his first magazine as a teenager in the 1960s with £300, starting from a basement. Given these humble beginnings, he was perhaps an unlikely publisher - dyslexia hampered his education. His headmaster told him he would either end up being a millionaire or in prison. When Branson the student needed money, he launched a mail-order business – and Virgin Records was born. A shop opened in London’s Oxford Street by 1971, followed by the...
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Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo plays for top Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid. He has broken many records during his distinguished career. Not only was he the first footballer in history to win four European Golden Shoes for being the leading goal scorer of the season, he also set a record in 2007/08 as a Manchester United player, when he scored 62 goals for his club. He was no stranger to breaking records even before this - Manchester United signed him as an 18-ye...
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