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The Beauty of Time Travel

The Work of Ramdane Touhami and the Agency Art Recherche Industrie for Officine Universelle Buly

This book explains how a vintage brand transformed into an international success story. The key ingredients include: integrity, attention to detail, and an insatiable curiosity for the world.

Available on November 2

The Beauty of Time Travel is a definitive look into the process of constructing a renowned global brand from the bottom up. It all started with a Balzac novel, a flea market find, and a jolt of creative inspiration. Fast-forward to the present day and Officine Universelle Buly has grown to become a true heavyweight in the beauty industry. Sold in almost every corner of the world, co-founder Ramdane Touhami infused an appreciation for all things vintage with a spirit of conquest and innovation to offer a coveted-catalogue of premium products—often slightly quirky, but always elegant, refined, and delightful.

So how was a forgotten brand from the 19th-century revived and transformed into one of the most loved names of today? And what exactly underpins this unprecedented retail concept? Presented by its protagonists, The Beauty of Time Travel studies the meticulous work carried out by creative entrepreneur Touhami along with his agency Art Recherche Industrie. It dissects the Buly universe from A to Z, looking at it’s appetite for reinventing traditions whilst revealing the stories, tricks, and (almost) all its secrets.

Editors: gestalten & Agency Art Recherche Industrie
Release date: October 2021
Format: 9 × 11¾ inches
Features: 440 pages, full color, hardcover, stitch bound
ISBN: 978-3-96704-019-7

Ramdane Touhami is an internationally renowned designer, creative director, and entrepreneur. Since the 1990s, he has launched an array of successful fashion and retail ventures in Paris, London, Tokyo, and New York. Officine Universelle Buly is known globally in the cosmetics world and also for its approach to branding. Touhami continues to head the brand alongside partner Victoire de Taillac.

FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

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  • Free shipping to Germany and the USA.
  • Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

  • For orders below 60 EUR/USD the following shipping costs apply:

    • Germany & USA : € 0,-
    • European Union: € 10,-
    • ROW (All other): € 40,-

Shipping costs will be assessed during checkout based on the full value of goods purchased.


The shipping cost doesn’t account for any import taxes/customs fees. These fees are not under our control and apply according to the regulations of your selected country of delivery. Please refer to your local customs authorities for more information.

 

Payment 

For shipments to addresses within the US, payments can be made using credit card, or PayPal.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

Shipping

Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Orders are usually received within 2-3 working days for orders placed within Germany, 2-6 working days for those placed within the EU, Switzerland, and Norway. Orders placed within the US will be delivered within 3-7 working days after receiving your order confirmation. Deliveries to all other territories will take 10-14 working days.

Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays. Deliveries are not made on Sundays and other public holidays. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

Returns
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.
The Beauty of Time Travel is a definitive look into the process of constructing a renowned global brand from the bottom up. It all started with a Balzac novel, a flea market find, and a jolt of creative inspiration. Fast-forward to the present day and Officine Universelle Buly has grown to become a true heavyweight in the beauty industry. Sold in almost every corner of the world, co-founder Ramdane Touhami infused an appreciation for all things vintage with a spirit of conquest and innovation to offer a coveted-catalogue of premium products—often slightly quirky, but always elegant, refined, and delightful.

So how was a forgotten brand from the 19th-century revived and transformed into one of the most loved names of today? And what exactly underpins this unprecedented retail concept? Presented by its protagonists, The Beauty of Time Travel studies the meticulous work carried out by creative entrepreneur Touhami along with his agency Art Recherche Industrie. It dissects the Buly universe from A to Z, looking at it’s appetite for reinventing traditions whilst revealing the stories, tricks, and (almost) all its secrets.

branding design Design & Fashion English product Retail Design

Editors gestalten & Agency Art Recherche Industrie
Release date: October 2021
Format: 9 × 11¾ inches
Features: 440 pages, full color, hardcover, stitch bound
ISBN: 978-3-96704-019-7

Ramdane Touhami is an internationally renowned designer, creative director, and entrepreneur. Since the 1990s, he has launched an array of successful fashion and retail ventures in Paris, London, Tokyo, and New York. Officine Universelle Buly is known globally in the cosmetics world and also for its approach to branding. Touhami continues to head the brand alongside partner Victoire de Taillac.

FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

Shipping Costs

  • Free shipping to Germany and the USA.
  • Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

  • For orders below 60 EUR/USD the following shipping costs apply:

    • Germany & USA : € 0,-
    • European Union: € 10,-
    • ROW (All other): € 40,-

Shipping costs will be assessed during checkout based on the full value of goods purchased.


The shipping cost doesn’t account for any import taxes/customs fees. These fees are not under our control and apply according to the regulations of your selected country of delivery. Please refer to your local customs authorities for more information.

 

Payment 

For shipments to addresses within the US, payments can be made using credit card, or PayPal.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

Shipping

Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Orders are usually received within 2-3 working days for orders placed within Germany, 2-6 working days for those placed within the EU, Switzerland, and Norway. Orders placed within the US will be delivered within 3-7 working days after receiving your order confirmation. Deliveries to all other territories will take 10-14 working days.

Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays. Deliveries are not made on Sundays and other public holidays. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

Returns
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.

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