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Top 70 Ultra Luxury Trends of 2016

From Wine-Soaked Spa Experiences to Opulent Dog Hotels

— January 28, 2017 — Luxury
No matter the incredible advancements in technology that normalize previously unimaginable experiences and products, the 2016 ultra luxury trends make it more than evident that people will find a way to make anything richer. That's because the 2016 ultra luxury trends aren't about practical improvements; rather, they're about baroque adornments that sell a lifestyle of opulence and enhance the cultural capital of brands -- as insights in our innovation conference make clear.

One of the keys to generating an ultra luxury allure is artisan craftsmanship. The majority of products that people consume, even the high-end ones, were created primarily in factors along an assembly line. Thus, while Donald Judd's minimalist furniture might not be fundamentally different from other pieces, the fact that the artist hand-crafted each furnishing adds to their luxurious appeal.

As throughout all of history, a shortcut to luxury is to add some gold. The 'Caviar Supremo Trump Changeover iPhone 7' design is just a phone case, but since it's made from gold, it's luxurious ipso facto.
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Luxury Grape Bunches
Luxury Grape Bunches
A Bunch of 30 'Ruby Roman' Grapes from Japan Cost $10,900
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69
Diamond-Encrusted Tires
Diamond-Encrusted Tires
These Luxury Tires Are The Most Expensive in the World
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68
$21,000 Airplane Seats
$21,000 Airplane Seats
Casey Neistat Documented His First Class Journey on an Emirates Airplane
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67
Luxury T-Rex Skeletons
Luxury T-Rex Skeletons
Therpopod Expeditions Puts History In the Home with Multi-Million Models
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66
Luxury Playing Cards
Luxury Playing Cards
Noble Deck's Gold-Dipped Cards Make Gaming a More Lavish Experience
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65
Bespoke Whiskey Barrels
Bespoke Whiskey Barrels
Jack Daniel's 'Personal Collection' Prepares Custom Whiskey Barrels
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64
Bejewelled Gold Smartphones
Bejewelled Gold Smartphones
This Gold Smartphone is an iPhone SE Transformed By Goldgenie
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63
Silver Luxury Combs
Silver Luxury Combs
These Combs from Tomas Veres Were Forged from Sterling Silver
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62
Diamond-Encrusted Smartphones
Diamond-Encrusted Smartphones
The Gresso Black Diamond iPhone 7 Retails for $500,000
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61
Racetrack-Topped Cruise Ships
Racetrack-Topped Cruise Ships
This Luxury Cruise Ship Will Feature a Multilevel Racetrack
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60
Luxurious Astronaut Pens
Luxurious Astronaut Pens
The Astrograph Pens Comprise Handmade Designs and Rare Materials
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59
Novel Luxury Convertibles
Novel Luxury Convertibles
The 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn is a Rare New Addition to the Company's Lineup
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58
Diamond-Studded Phone Cases
Diamond-Studded Phone Cases
Brikk Made an Ultra-Luxury Diamond-Studded iPhone 7 Cases
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57
Lavish Fitness Bootcamps
Lavish Fitness Bootcamps
'R4.0' in Malibu is a Luxury Fitness Ranch for the Rich and Famous
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56
Luxury Champagne Doughnuts
Luxury Champagne Doughnuts
The 'Luxury Zebra Cro' is the World's Most Extravagant Doughnut
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55
Gilded Cotton Candy Cocktails
Gilded Cotton Candy Cocktails
This Luxurious Cocktail is Made with Gold-Infused Cotton Candy
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54
Tequila-Infused Donuts
Tequila-Infused Donuts
The Patrón Platinum Donut Was Created in Honor of Cinco de Mayo
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53
Leather-Oriented Pop-Ups
Leather-Oriented Pop-Ups
The Valextra Concept Store Included a Leather Restoration Service
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52
Luxury Titanium Cameras
Luxury Titanium Cameras
Leica's M-P Titanium Camera is a Limited-Edition Release
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51
Wine-Soaked Spa Experiences
Wine-Soaked Spa Experiences
New York's Aire Ancient Baths Spa Offers a Luxurious Red Wine Bath
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50
Opulent Dog Hotels
Opulent Dog Hotels
This Space Functions as Both a Pet Hotel and Daycare
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49
Luxury Oyster Dining Experiences
Luxury Oyster Dining Experiences
Laguna Pearl Has Crafted a Lavish Date for National Oyster Day
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48
Car-Specific Vacations
Car-Specific Vacations
Auto Enthusiasts Can Now Book a Supercar-Specific Getaway in Canada
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47
Jewel-Encrusted Glasses
Jewel-Encrusted Glasses
This Collection of Luxury Glasses is More Expensive Than Most
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46
Luxury Sports Car Complexes
Luxury Sports Car Complexes
The 'Porsche LA Experience Center' Highlights History and Thrills
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45
Golden Video Game Consoles
Golden Video Game Consoles
The Analogue Nt is an NES with a 24-Karat Gold Exterior
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44
$2 Million Dining Experiences
$2 Million Dining Experiences
The Ce La Vi Restaurant in Singapore Offers the Most Expensive Meal
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43
On-Demand Champagne Deliveries
On-Demand Champagne Deliveries
Moët & Chandon is Launching Summer Champagne Delivery in London
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42
Children's Luxury Villas
Children's Luxury Villas
The 'Pineapple Villa' is Inspired by the Classic Kid's Show Spongebob
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41
Luxury Gas Station Clubs
Luxury Gas Station Clubs
This New Line of Gas Stations will be a Member Club for the Affluent
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40
Luxurious Traditional Tea Sets
Luxurious Traditional Tea Sets
'Kusa' is a Silver Japanese Tea Set Designed for Georg Jensen
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39
Luxurious Lip Lacquers
Luxurious Lip Lacquers
The Loubilaque Collection is New Line of Ultra-Luxe Lipsticks
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38
Ocean-Inspired Luxury Cars
Ocean-Inspired Luxury Cars
This Special-Edition Rolls Royce is Inspired by an Italian Island
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37
Golden Presidential Smartphones
Golden Presidential Smartphones
The Caviar Supremo Trump Changeover iPhone 7 Design is Gold-Plated
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36
Luxurious Gold-Plated Skis
Luxurious Gold-Plated Skis
The 'Foil Oro Nero Gold Skis' Allows Skiers to Ride in Style
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35
Luxury Rock Paperweights
Luxury Rock Paperweights
Nordstrom's 'Leather Wrapped Stone' is an Expensive Decorative Rock
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34
Sporty Private Jets
Sporty Private Jets
The 'SportJet' is Specifically Designed to Carry Professional Athletes
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33
Supercar Training Programs
Supercar Training Programs
The Aston Martin Vulcan Driver Experience Program is Exclusive
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32
Skeletal Couture Watches
Skeletal Couture Watches
The New Louis Vuitton Watch Features a Tastefully Transparent Watch Face
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31
Luxe Limousine Boats
Luxe Limousine Boats
The Limousine Tender By Denis Popov Combines Road and Water Opulence
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30
Hand-Painted Designer Fridges
Hand-Painted Designer Fridges
The Frigoifero D’arte is Refrigerator Covered in Sicilian Artwork
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29
Handbag Authentication Tags
Handbag Authentication Tags
Maria&Donato Uses NFC Tags to Ensure Originality
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28
Gold-Encrusted Birthday Cakes
Gold-Encrusted Birthday Cakes
This Extravagant Cake Was Made for Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday
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27
Affluent Members-Only Networks
Affluent Members-Only Networks
'Rich Kids' is a Social Network That Costs $1,000 to Use Monthly
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Luxury Vacation Drones
Luxury Vacation Drones
'The Drone the World Service' Takes Professional Photos of Vacations
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Solid Gold Sneakers
Solid Gold Sneakers
Drake Commissioned a Pair of OVO-Branded 24k Gold Air Jordans to be Designed
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24
Graffiti-Inspired Timepieces
Graffiti-Inspired Timepieces
The RM 68-01 Tourbilion Cyril Kongo Boasts a Colorful Watch Design
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Branded Luxury Hair Ties
Branded Luxury Hair Ties
Chanel Hair Ties are a Chic 90s-Inspired Accessory for the Spring
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Exorbitantly Priced Cars
Exorbitantly Priced Cars
The €2.4 Million Bugatti Chiron is Revealed Ahead of Geneva Motor Show
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Luxury Anime Watches
Luxury Anime Watches
The RJ X Pokemon Watch Features Fine Swiss Movement and a Pikachu
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Luxurious Automotive Boutiques
Luxurious Automotive Boutiques
The Rolls-Royce Boutique is an Experiential Showroom in Dubai
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Swedish Artisan Beds
Swedish Artisan Beds
Hästens' Luxurious 'Vividus' Bed Took Over 320 Hours to Create
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Luxury Obstetric Hospitals
Luxury Obstetric Hospitals
Tokyo’s Mizuguchi Hospital Boasts an Upscale Obstetric Clinic
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Kingly Luxury Chess Sets
Kingly Luxury Chess Sets
The 'Royal Chess Set' Costs More Than a Supercar
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16
Sunlit Private Jets
Sunlit Private Jets
The New Embraer Kyoto Airship Has Door-Sized Windows
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15
Supercar Exhaust Speakers
Supercar Exhaust Speakers
The Lamborghini EsaVox by iXoost Car Speaker Pumps Pure Audio Bliss
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Bespoke Sound Systems
Bespoke Sound Systems
The YAR 'B-yond' Advanced Audio System is for Discerning Audiophiles
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13
Versatile Racing Yachts
Versatile Racing Yachts
The S/Y Blue Sapphire Sailing Yacht Can be Used Competitively or Leisurely
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Luxury Boat Collaborations
Luxury Boat Collaborations
The AM37 by Quintessence Yachts is the Epitome of Design and Speed
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Luxury Ping Pong Tables
Luxury Ping Pong Tables
This Ping Pong Table is One of the Most Expensive in the World
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Economical Single-Seat Helicopters
Economical Single-Seat Helicopters
This Personal Helicopter Design Allows Flyers to Avoid Delays
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Hot Air Balloon Beds
Hot Air Balloon Beds
This Imaginative Bed Design for Kids by Circu Takes After a Floating Vehicle
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Custom Carbon Fiber Autos
Custom Carbon Fiber Autos
Rolls-Royce is Putting Transatlantic Pure Carbon Fiber On All Models
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Adventure Exploration Yachts
Adventure Exploration Yachts
The Alvarado is a Modern Explorer Yacht with Luxury Appointments
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Members-Only Retail Stores
Members-Only Retail Stores
E-Retailer Revolve's Exclusive Store is Just for Top-Spending Members
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Sleek Luxury Superyachts
Sleek Luxury Superyachts
This Luxury Yacht's Color Scheme is Dark and Dynamic
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Luxury Class Coupes
Luxury Class Coupes
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is Sleek in Design and Electric-Powered
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3
Extravagant Yacht Designs
Extravagant Yacht Designs
This Unique Yacht Features Interesting Concepts, Including a Bridge
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Open-Air Yacht Concepts
Open-Air Yacht Concepts
The '108M' Megayacht by Hareide Design Emphasizes Contact with Nature
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Simple Luxury Furniture
Simple Luxury Furniture
These Basic Furniture Pieces Do Not Look as Expensive as They Are
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