ST Dupont Haute Creation Mythic Skull Collection Limited Edition 288 Lighter
This particular lighter is a special order piece, so please be advised that the handling time is around 5 months. Because this item is made-to-order, returns are not accepted. The item will need to be paid for to begin the commissioned work. As this piece is limited to only 288 pieces worldwide, production will begin at the point of payment. At Truphae, we will keep the buyer updated on all progress as the creation is being made. We are authorized dealers for S.T. Dupont, and this piece comes direct from the distributor. Any invoices and proof of purchase needed can be provided to the buyer at any point. Don't pass up the opportunity to own a very rare piece from the S.T. Dupont collection below the usual online price! Enjoy the peace of mind of purchasing from one of the most credible luxury goods sellers online!
Designed by Kostas Metaxas. Drawn to the shapes and textures of old master painters and sculpture since he was a teenager, about the same time, he was introduced to Hi Fi equipment and fell in love with the art of music reproduction. To him, art and design is "visual music". Unable to afford expensive Hi Fi equipment, he taught himself electrical engineering and started producing his own, which turned into his first business. Hungry for knowledge about art and design, Metaxas started a magazine so he could interview great artists and designers worldwide, learn from them, and feed his own creativity. For Metaxas, designing feels euphoric. He enjoys working with various materials - metal, glass, ceramic, plastic - and subverting technology, like using dental techniques to create jewelry and watches. Both the traditional manufacturing methods and the latest software - or their combination - work great for him. He thinks of the big picture first, then the details and the best methods to create them. And all of it in an environmentally friendly way. He strongly believes in balance with a twist, in the fight between the chaos and order, and a little intrigue thrown in. A bit of theatre, and a bit of utility - there needs to be substance, it should be useful, and it should also invoke experimenting and playfulness with infinite possibilities. Some advice from Metaxas to young designers: "Research the breathtaking work of others, and wait until your idea exceeds that standard, otherwise it has no reason to exist. Do your absolute best. If you're not motivated, don't do it. Give life to an object which never existed before." That's what he's doing, and he loves every moment of it.
MYTHIC SKULL COLLECTION
Continuing the idea of the "skeleton series" of writing instruments and lighters, the next exploration is with the series of Skull Collection. The symbolism of snake and skull in Mexican mythology is a timeless message of impermanence. More specifically, the symbolic meaning of skull and snake imagery deals with the human saga of conquering death only to discover the only option is to surrender to life. An elegance and contemporary collection that combines the unique know-how of Maison S.T. Dupont and the design of Kostas Ketaxas symbolizing the "Art of New Luxury". It consists of a writing instrument and lighter with yellow gold.
Fully working and ready to use.
Shipping note: We will keep the buyer updated with all progress through the creation of their special piece. As these are made-to-order, production will take around 5 months. Upon completion of payment, the commissioned work will begin and paperwork will be provided to the buyer as proof of purchase. As we are S.T. Dupont dealers, we will provide a 2 year warranty.
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