Lotus Arts de Vivre is the legacy of German born Rolf Von Bueren, who immigrated to Thailand in the 1960’s and has made the Asian nation his home. Mr.Von Bueren has also developed a close relationship with India, a country which he has visited numerous times over close to half a century and one with which he feels great kinship. Rolf’s son Nicklas stepped into his father’s shoes and continued the legacy that is Lotus Arts de Vivre. To commemorate 40 years of Lotus Arts de Vivre, they launched a flagship store in Mumbai last year. This month the design house found a home in the capital at Strrot where they pour the same mastery into its home decor. We speak to Nicklas who talks to us about their sensibility and the new store.
How would you describe the design sensibility and legacy of Lotus de Vivre in your own words…
Our designs are primarily inspired by materials and craft techniques which tell a story snd uniqueness. They are also recognizable and timeless.
What inspired you to look at the capital as a stop for Lotus de Vivre? What is it about the market that inspired this?
We actually started our first retail presence in India in New Delhi at The Oberoi Hotel around 30 years ago, so happy to be back again together with Strott. In between we have done many exhibitions and also had a shop at The Lodhi hotel, which we closed during COVID. New Delhi has always welcomed us with open arms and we have many friends and client here. We as a family personally enjoy New Delhi.
How do you balance the traditional and contemporary aspects of your product designs, especially when it comes to jewellery and accessories?
We stay true to our design beliefs and as we are always traveling we are aware of the designs trends worldwide. Handcraft and interesting materials will always be an important element of Luxury, in this fast moving pace world we live in.
Lotus de Vivre at Strrot, New Delhi
What are some of the challenges and opportunities that you face in the Indian market, given the rich and diverse culture and craftsmanship of the country?
The Indian client is well traveled and has many options and opportunities to buy Jewerlry and Home accessories. The challenge is the same world wide, to be relevant and available when someone wants to buys something special.
What are some of your fabourite products and what are the stories behind them?
We mainly produce limited pieces and therefore each piece has a story. Our designs are collectibles and unique and empower the owners with a sense of uniqueness.