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Robb Report May 2020

Luxury Without Compromise. Every issue of Robb Report transports you into the world of luxury as never before! Delve beneath the surface to explore the thoughts and inspirations of the engineers, artisans and entrepreneurs behind the most sought after products, luxury escapes and services the world over. With in-depth looks at the next generation luxury automobiles…to world-class travel adventures..wines, spirits, collectibles and some much more.

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2 min
fender goes full throttle

Cars and guitars often attract the same crowd of enthusiasts, each evoking a passionate response from owners who relish the look and feel of high-performance machines, whether mechanical or musical. And now both worlds are united in a single form: the Stratocaster 1. Probably no guitar maker is as well-known as Fender, whose Stratocaster changed the landscape of rock ’n’ roll with its sound and has held a magnetic attraction for almost every notable guitarist across the last 60 years. In a rare collaboration, Fender and specialty car builder Saleen Automotive have created a custom electric six-string inspired by the Saleen S1, a mid-engine sports car from the boutique manufacturer made famous by its S7 supercar and high-performance Mustangs. The Stratocaster 1 is a unique offering from Fender’s Prestige Collection and was…

1 min

Sword and Shield Sculptor turned designer Chuck Moffit’s new sconce is no wallflower. Inspired by the aesthetics and craftsmanship of Japanese armor, the bronze-and-patinated-steel piece juxtaposes themes of protection and vulnerability, masking a soft glow beneath a brutalist exterior. Rife with metaphor and yet its name, San, is quite literal and prosaic: In Japanese it means “three,” a reference to the sconce’s triangular shape. $4,750, chuckmoffit.com Pristine Prancer Drop-top V-12 Ferraris don’t appear often, either out of Maranello or across the auction block. This beautifully restored 1966 275 GTS, with its Pininfarina bodywork, cognac leather interior and original Gioacchino Colombo-designed engine, is a pristine example of why the combination has become so iconic. With a Ferrari Classiche certificate of authenticity and tuning by the acclaimed Roelofs Engineering, this car—No. 114 of just 200…

1 min
the duel

The Andreessens and the Cohens rank among the world’s most prolific art collectors; however, a penchant for the arts is where their similarities end. Marc Andreessen and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen are quintessential Silicon Valley, with Marc co-creating Mosaic, the first widely used web browser, before leading one of the valley’s premier venture-capital firms. Steve and Alexandra Cohen are about as East Coast as you can get: Steve is the famed, yet controversial, hedge-fund manager. How, then, do the couples’ disparate lives and collections compare? THE ANDREESSENS, RAUSCHENBERG, SHARK, GLIMCHER, GAGOSIAN, SEC: SHUTTERSTOCK; THE COHENS: COURTESY OF THE COHEN FAMILY; GIACOMETTI SCULPTURE: SHUTTERSTOCK…

3 min
out of office with amy cappellazzo

With a career trajectory that has taken her from curating and advising private clients to senior posts at Christie’s and now Sotheby’s, Amy Cappellazzo has become a mainstay of the international art world, known as much for her sharp wit and boundless energy as for her well-trained eye and fiercely competitive nature. Cappellazzo joined Christie’s in 2001, rising to chairman of postwar and contemporary development and helping propel the auction house to dominance over its chief rival, Sotheby’s. When she left in 2014, she teamed with respected curator and adviser Allan Schwartzman to found Art Agency, Partners, which Sotheby’s snatched up less than two years later for $50 million, plus performance incentives of up to $35 million. Cappellazzo made the most of her return to the auction world: In a December…

2 min
now ear this!

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Earbuds Germany’s headphone-industry leader breaks new ground with technology that offers perfectly synchronized wireless audio for video applications and stunning sound for music. Sennheiser Smart Control, the brand’s latest app for iOS and Android, allows listeners to control, update and configure their ’buds. With Bluetooth 5.0, the lightweight and splash-resistant earbuds have touch-pad technology that enables users to access voice assistants. $300, sennheiser.com Cardas A8 30th Anniversary Edition Respected audiophile cable designer George Cardas set about making in-ear headphones that employ his Golden Ratio cables combined with a miniature transducer. These smooth performers deliver full, linear output, from subsonic to top-octave frequencies and particularly deep bass. Oh, and the black chrome housings look like jewelry. $350, cardas.com Empire Ears Bravado These impressive in-ear monitors feature dual-driver technology, one for mid and…

7 min
calder, koons, picasso...ford?

Can a car be art? The curators of two new exhibitions on the topic, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Detroit Institute of Arts, don’t make that claim. But cars were arguably the most iconic objects of the 20th century, and their designs can certainly be brilliant. The best go far beyond a pretty shape, or an intelligent packaging of mechanical components, to reflect and even represent the culture around them. Think of the tail fin and how it became easy visual shorthand for ’50s America. So cars are certainly appropriate subject matter for major exhibitions, and it’s a pleasing coincidence for enthusiasts that two are slated to open this year. Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020, now scheduled for November at the…