The latest Porsche design has raised eyebrows with its Shisha pipe as a motif. Some people cannot understand why the luxury car brand is going to the East for inspiration. The pipe is just one of the expensive collectibles which also accompany tea, chopsticks and soup. These are the concepts that stand alongside apparel such as a silk scarf, jacket and polo shirt. The pipe in question was made in Germany and is 55 cm tall. It is made up of different materials including aluminum, stainless steel and glass. A tube has been designed in conjunction with TecFlex. Connoisseurs of luxury items will remember this from the Porsche Design pen range which held sway for quite some time. Harrods was one of the outlets that were selling the Shisha. You can pop in at the Knightsbridge location which has not been affected by the recent riots in England. The Millionaires Gallery features the 55 square meters Porsche Design store on the 3rd floor of the prestigious outlet.
Bringing something different to the world of luxury items
There are some people who are concerned about the health implications of the Shisha water pipe. It is known as the narghile or hookah and is a prime accessory for the “Hurray Henry” set that rule England. Bright young things are attracted to the exotic pleasures of the East. Social tobacco smokers are looking for ways of emulating the authentic Middle Eastern and African cultures. We know that Porsche is very meticulous when it comes to the brand values that it espouses. It is very hard to find a fault with any of the things that they bring out to the market. Therefore it is rather surprising when they take on the non-smoking lobby in this public way. The clues lie in the Bohemian lifestyle of people who can afford to be generous and careless.
Some of the great brands like the Bentley are associated with ageing billionaires. The Shisha is not going to be classified in that way. If Porsche wants to target this lucrative audience then there is nothing as effective as an edgy product to bring out the moral brigade. Some people will buy the pipe just because someone else has raised objections. That is the illogical nature of the luxury brands. The luxury blogs that have released this news are awash with different comments on the choice. Some of them consider the quality of the product while others are pleased that boundaries are being broken. There is nothing as discouraging as a high brand becoming part of the establishment. That is why Kate Moss remains very popular despite her perceived indiscretions.
Should you go out and buy the Shisha pipe? That depends on how you see the Porsche brand. If this reminds of traditional German values, then you will probably be repelled by smoking apparel. However if you are a collector looking for something edgy then this is the perfect gift for that grumpy old uncle who refuses to grow old gracefully. It is all a bit of harmless fun, as Arnold Schwarzenegger might way.