• CHARLOTTE PERRIAND: INVENTING A NEW WORLD

    The Fondation Louis Vuitton opens a large-scale exhibition dedicated to Charlotte Perriand

    Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999), a free woman, pioneer of modernity, a leading figure of the XX century design, who contributed to the definition of a new art de vivre

    Charlotte Perriand was born on 24 October 1903 in Paris. She studied at the École de l'Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs from 1920 to 1925. Two years later, she began working as an interior designer, based at her studio on Place Saint-Sulpice. Her research and interest in furniture design led her to collaborate with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in the 1920s and 1930s. 

    To mark the twentieth anniversary of the passing of Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999), the Fondation pays tribute to her as an architect and visionary creator through an exhibition of her work exploring the links between art, architecture and design.

    Left: Charlotte Perriand face à la vallée, vers 1930 © ADAGP, Paris 2019 © AChP

    Right: Charlotte Perriand sur la « Chaise longue basculante, B306 » (1928-1929) – Le Corbusier, P. Jeanneret, C. Perriand, vers 1928 © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris 2019 © AChP

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  • CHARLOTTE PERRIAND: INVENTING A NEW WORLD

    Discover the Fondation Louis Vuitton's major exhibition dedicated to designer Charlotte Perriand.

    Through February 24th, 2020, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has opened a large-scale retrospective dedicated to Charlotte Perriand, a free woman, pioneer of modernity, a leading figure of 20th-century design, who contributed to the definition of a new art de vivre.  In this short film, get an overview of the exhibition exploring the links between art, architecture, and design as a tribute to this visionary creator. 

    Visitors to the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris have a unique opportunity to engage directly with Perriand's world of modernity thanks to meticulously researched, faithful reconstitutions that include works of art she selected, thus exemplifying her vision of a “synthesis of the arts”.

    Charlotte Perriand on a « Chaise longue basculante, B306 » (1928-1929) – Le Corbusier, P. Jeanneret, C. Perriand, circa 1928 © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris 2019 © AChP

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  • SPOTLIGHT: THE SNEAKER TRUNK

    Spotlight: The Sneaker Trunk - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Louis Vuitton presents a selection of exceptional trunks including the special order Sneaker Trunk, created to protect and transport the most special of pairs for a collector.

    This unique item was handcrafted in Louis Vuitton’s historic workshops in France, and has been meticulously produced to transport, or store your favorite sneakers within an exceptional display. Coated in the Louis Vuitton’s classic Monogram Eclipse canvas and lined with light grey microfiber, the Sneaker Trunk is customizable, one-of-a-kind and modern. The Sneaker Trunk will be premiering with a selection of other exceptional hard-sided cases - a DJ Trunk, and Malle Hennessy - in a continuation of the Maison's long history of being entrusted by clients around the world to transport their most beloved belongings.

    Together, these unprecedented hard-sided items will be exhibited in a unique, exclusive savoir-faire event during the Design Miami Fair alongside the Louis Vuitton Objet Nomades Collection, and exotic pieces for both men and women. A selection of Objet Nomades will also be found on display at the Louis Vuitton Design District store.

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  • DESIGN MIAMI 2019 EVENT: PRESENTING OBJETS NOMADES

    Design Miami 2019 Event: Presenting Objets Nomades - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades Collection will be on display at the Maison's Miami Design District Store from December 3rd to December 8th, 2019.

    Expanding on the collection of limited edition collectable furniture, which began in 2012, this year Louis Vuitton will exclusively debut the Swell Wave Shelf by Andrew Kudless, alongside other never-before-seen Objets Nomades at Design Miami.

    The San Francisco-based designer’s new piece features undulating, smoothly polished oak shelves – flowing forms that resemble rocks eroded over time – that are held in perfect tension by rich leather straps. The Swell Wave Shelf is an elegant addition to the collection and an ode to the balance between the powerful forces and the delicacy of the natural world. This event will be a unique opportunity to discover the Objets Nomades and explore their celebrated combination of remarkable design and intelligent functionality.

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  • “ABOUT TIME” EXHIBITION AT THE COSTUME INSTITUTE

    About Time Exhibition at the Costume Institute - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Announcing the upcoming Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” made possible by Louis Vuitton.

    The exhibit will trace more than a century and a half of fashion, from 1870 to the present, along a disruptive timeline, as part of the Museum’s 150th-anniversary celebration. Employing philosopher Henri Bergson’s concept of la durée—time that flows, accumulates, and is indivisible—the exhibition will explore how clothes generate temporal associations that conflate the past, present, and future. The exhibition is made possible by Louis Vuitton, with additional support provided by Condé Nast.

    In celebration of the opening, The Costume Institute Benefit, also known as The Met Gala, will take place on Monday, May 4, 2020.  Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière will co-chair the event along with Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, and Anna Wintour.

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