Shannon chairPrice: on request
Price: Rs 12 crore (excluding duties)
The Regera is Koenigsegg’s idea of a more luxurious alternative to the raging Agera siblings. Naturally then, it produces 1,500 PS of power through a new-for-Koenigsegg hybrid powertrain. Power comes from the same 5-litre twin turbo V8 as in the Agera but with smaller, quicker spooling turbos. CEO Christian von Koenigsegg has designed a new direct drive system that removes the need for a gearbox, thereby freeing up space and weight. The resultant numbers are scarcely believable: 0-100 kmph in 2.8 seconds, 150 kmph to 250 kmph in 3.2 seconds, 0-300 kmph in 12.3seconds and 0-400 kmph in 19 seconds. But the biggest number, of course, is the price.
The Shannon from Visionnaire chair is a reclining armchair upholstered in leather with a stainless steel base that sports gold lacquer. It has a swivel function, reclining base and a pull-out footrest. visionnaire-home.com Courtesy: Better InteriorsConcorde bedPrice: Rs 1.18 lakh
The uniquely designed Concorde bed from furniture store Red Blue and Yellow takes its cue from a supersonic aircraft. It uses solid Burma teak wood, bent plywood and paper veneer in its making. redblueyellow.in Courtesy: Better InteriorsAnemos Barber chairPrice: Rs 89,000
Revisit an older and simpler time with this antique barber chair that’s crafted from metal and comes with faux leather seats. anemos.in Courtesy: Better InteriorsLladro figurinePrice: Rs 2.4 lakh
This classic porcelain figurine celebrates spring with flowers in a wide palette of colours, each petal handmade by master craftsmen. lladro.com Courtesy: Better InteriorsZenith El Primero Stratos Flyback RainbowPrice: $9,300
The first pilot’s watch was made in 1904, when Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont said to his friend Louis Cartier that he couldn’t read a pocket watch while flying. Cartier’s solution: The Santos wristwatch. But the style truly took off in the 1940s, with features including GMT functions, chronographs and super-reinforced cases. Today’s pilot’s watches (facing page) feature smarter technology.A Jet Set
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Breitling Chronomat 41 Airborne ($8,000); IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph ($5,900); Parmigiani Tonda Hémisphères ($26,000); Bell & Ross Br 126 Heritage Gmt & Flyback ($7,900); Bremont Boeing Model 247 ($6,750)Water LoungePrice: Rs 65,00,000 onward
Water Lounge, a concept by NOA design for Hoesch, transcends the classic boundaries of a bathroom. Here, you lie your body down comfortably in a transparent glass cube and let light, water and air massage and regenerate your body and soul. The recliner seat is equipped with a colour changer and a reading lamp that can swivel to 90 degrees. What’s more: The reading lamp also serves as a water inlet. etreluxeindia.com Courtesy: Better Interiors
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(This story appears in the May-June 2015 issue of ForbesLife India. To visit our Archives, click here.)