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What is Luxury?

What is Luxury? - Play our new game: Luxury Time

Are you worthy? Do you have the skill and focus to take on our challenge of making three luxury objects in our new online game?


Luxury Time

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You may not know their names. They are the craftspeople toiling in workshops everywhere. Dedicating their lives to creating beautiful things. Precise, skilled, focussed. Hour following hour following hour. After all, could you call an object ‘luxury’ if it was easy to make? You may not know their names but now you can appreciate the sacrifice. Their time for your luxury.


It all starts with a quick crafty one. Can you recreate the beautiful symmetry of an 18th-century Rococo-style crown?

Luxury Time

Too easy? How about a happy medium layering up the 3mm plywood sheets that create The Bone Chaise?

Luxury Time

Only the truly dedicated will survive the grueling patience and accuracy needed to complete our final task. Are you worthy?

 Luxury Time

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Northacre, the noble force in landmark residential development, has been at the forefront of the revival and development of buildings of historical significance and stature for over 25 years. Northacre’s reputation is built on its intrinsic understanding of luxury combined with a passionate attention to detail and working with the finest craftsmen, values that chime with the content of What is Luxury?

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