To Luxury and Beyond with Carlota Rodben

Season 2, Episode 23,   Dec 19, 2023, 07:30 PM

In our latest Back to the F**kture podcast, Beyond Luxury author and innovator Carlota Rodben discusses the future of luxury and emotion with The Future Laboratory’s co-founder, Martin Raymond. 

There are two great quotes at the beginning of Carlota Robden’s latest book, 'Beyond Luxury: The Promise of Emotion', which very much sum up luxury’s future, ‘what got us here, won’t get us there,’ and Gabrielle Chanel’s observation that ‘luxury is a necessity that begins when necessity ends.’ 

Both quotes remind me that luxury, like art, is wholly ephemeral (and thus vital!) and that current attempts to anchor luxury to the past (cue provenance, authenticity, rarity) are increasingly challenged by concepts and technologies that are of the future– Ai, VR, AR and cloud anything and everything.