Can luxury be a sin – the business of pomp and prestige

Can luxury be a sin – the business of pomp and prestige

What is luxury? In its new special exhibition, Wertpapierwelt examines various aspects of this age-old question. Just for once the latest collection of a hip luxury label is not being presented in the opulent atmosphere of a flagship store but rather the shares and bonds of the companies that produced them.

Does just the mention of luxury conjure up mouth-watering thoughts of five-course meals from an award-winning chef? Or is it something completely everyday for you? Where do you draw the line between comfort and decadence? In the four subject areas "my meals", "my style", "my leisure time" and "my day-to-day life" the question as to the meaning of luxury is repeatedly raised. The exhibition traces the different emotions that the mere word luxury evokes in each and every one of us. But not only the emotional side of luxury is examined in the exhibition; its economic side is considered, too. The luxury business has long become an important sector of the economy.

Tiffany & Co., 06.11.1998

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, 15.05.1919

Agence Générale Française des Cycles Whitworth, 15.02.1895

Société Anonyme des Bains de Mer et du Cercle des Étrangers à Monaco, 15.05.1919

Grands Magasins du Printemps "Laguionie & Cie", 01.10.1905

Rolls-Royce Limited, 03.03.1953