Scott Kerr sits down with Alex Assouline, chief of operations, brand & strategy at luxury book publisher Assouline. Founded in the mid-90s by his parents Prosper and Martine Assouline, Alex discusses why the brand positions itself as "the first luxury brand devoted to culture and lifestyle" and how he considers traditional luxury goods as competitors to Assouline's fine handcrafted coffee table books. Alex reveals what goes behind creating its "Ultimate Collection" of oversized masterpiece anthologies on subjects like Chanel, Rolex, wine, cigars, and Formula 1. He also discusses the surge in popularity of its Travel Series books during the pandemic, launching a successful custom high-end library division, collaborating with Zara Man on a summer capsule collection, and the role of coffee-table books in the digital-first age. Plus: Getting Gen Z to care about coffee table books
Alex Assouline, Chief of Operations, Brand & Strategy at Assouline Publishing (assouline.com)
Scott Kerr, Founder & President of Silvertone Consulting
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