One of the shrewdest art direction outfits on the circuit right this minute is Base Design, the global company with a decided handle on how to deliver an ideal of contemporary luxury. Case in point? This incredibly elegant book/press kit presenting Chanel's makeup collection via a collaboration with makeup artist Peter Philips.
Regarding the creation of this seductive fetish object, Base states, "For a chic, narrative feel we layered three types of texture: black and white images, blurred photographs, and gold surfaces."
See! Base knows. Chic is a narrative and it starts with an impeccable surface. As Facettes D'or testifies.