Louis Vuitton has long anticipated the needs of the modern traveller. The new store at Heathrow Terminal Five perfectly highlights the Art of Travel legacy of Louis Vuitton. It is ideal timing that the opening will coincide with the arrival of the Cruise collection in stores. The collection, which was presented in Monaco by Nicolas Ghesquière, abounds in Aquatic motifs; from cut out ‘portholes’ on navy sweaters and maritime flares to dresses boasting decorative rich embroideries depicting coral branches.
For the occasion, Nicolas Ghesquière commissioned artist and filmmaker, Ange Leccia to create a visual installation. His film, Giraglia features the Mediterranean Sea and will be presented on a digital screen set within the impressive 6m façade of the store. “Giraglia is a small island very close to my Corsican home,” says Leccia. “When Louis Vuitton called me, I was with my camera in the water, searching for some images.” He adds: “I like to create works that have a physical, sensual impact. I hope it will bring nature and silence into this space; I hope it creates a relaxing area for the consumer.”
Visit Louis Vuitton Terminal 5 to discover the Cruise collection.
COLLECTION LOUIS VUITTON 2014 - 'GIRIGLIA' ANGE LECCIA
This December, Louis Vuitton opens its first European airport store at Heathrow Terminal Five.
Louis Vuitton has long anticipated the needs of the modern traveller. The new store at Heathrow Terminal Five perfectly highlights the Art of Travel legacy of Louis Vuitton. It is ideal timing that the opening will coincide with the arrival of the Cruise collection in stores. The collection, which was presented in Monaco by Nicolas Ghesquière, abounds in Aquatic motifs; from cut out ‘portholes’ on navy sweaters and maritime flares to dresses boasting decorative rich embroideries depicting coral branches.Airport Stores Video Cruise
On June 4th the Espace Louis Vuitton launched IN SITU - 1, a new kind of residency and open-studio program involving three international female artists.
The Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris, Tokyo and Munich present IN SITU - 1, a new kind of residency and open-studio format, with artists Andrea Bowers, Min-Jeong Seo and Simryn Gill.
Each of the Espace has invited an international female artist to work in situ for four months and create new pieces within the space. The exhibition spaces are transformed for the four months into studios which are open to the public, giving visitors the chance to participate in the various phases of the creative process - from inspiration to realisation - and the opportunity to experience unique encounters with the artists. Munich welcomes Malaysian artist Simryn Gill from September 18th 2014.
Find out more about the exhibition HERE.Residenzpost Munich Espace culturel Exhibition
Louis Vuitton unveils an unreleased modular furniture design created by Pierre Paulin in 1972 for Herman Miller.
Cultivating a tradition of innovation, Louis Vuitton participates in a residential project conceived in 1972 by Pierre Paulin for American furniture maker Herman Miller. This long-lost, one-of-a-kind project had never actually been realized.
This year, Louis Vuitton once again revisits functionality by realizing “Playing with Shapes”; a satellite exhibition for the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami, held December 2nd - 7th.
“One expects from a designer a practical object with, if possible, a touch of poetry and elegance”.
- Pierre Paulin
Avant-garde designer Pierre Paulin anticipated the necessary alliance between a changing world, new techniques and a living space that was conceived as a refuge, or an intimate safe house. From 1969, Pierre Paulin had been in contact with Herman Miller, a furniture company founded by the De Pree family. The artist admired the family’s history, particularly the fact that they had produced works by Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. Together, Paulin and the company planned to produce a range of original and revolutionary equipment for residential homes. The rest is history.
Miami Photography Pierre Paulin
The Fondation Louis Vuitton opens its doors to the public as of today Monday, 27 October 2014.
The building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, will become a new location in Paris for contemporary French and international artistic creation. Resembling a cloud of glass, the building is set in the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris, in the northern part of the Bois de Boulogne.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton’s mission is to encourage and promote contemporary artistic creation both in France and internationally. The collections and programmes will continue the tradition of artistic and creative movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton will be principally associated with artistic creation in all its forms. At the heart of the spaces, the public will be invited to discover the permanent collection made up of works belonging to the Fondation or the Arnault collection, as well as temporary exhibitions – two a year – and musical events in the auditorium.
Its terraces offer unique panoramic views of Paris and the lush greenery of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the inspiration for Frank Gehry’s architecture of glass and transparency.
Practical information here : www.fondationlouisvuitton.frThe Fondation Exhibition Patronage
The President of the French Republic, François Hollande, received by Bernard Arnault, President of the LVMH group and of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, inaugurated the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
The ceremony took place in the presence of Fleur Pellerin, Minister of Culture and Communication, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and Frank Gehry, architect of the building.
The President of the Republic visited this new venue, dedicated to contemporary art in Paris’ Bois de Boulogne, and met with artists whose works are part of the opening exhibition.
Guests were invited to attend the illumination of the building, designed by Hervé Descottes, while opera singer Nathalie Dessay, accompanied by cellist Henri Demarquette, performed Sergei Rachmaninov’s Vocalise.
Among the guests at the inauguration were designers of the LVMH group including JW Anderson, Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld, Phoebe Philo, Raf Simons and Riccardo Tisci.
Following the departure of the President of the Republic, a dinner by chef étoilé Jean-Louis Nomicos, Director of the Foundation’s restaurant, Le Frank, was served to the guests in the Fondation’s Auditorium.The Fondation Exhibition Patronage