• MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT - PIERRE PAULIN’S “PLAYING WITH SHAPES”

    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.

    Tags: Miami, Photography, Pierre Paulin

  • THE FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON OPENING

    The Fondation Louis Vuitton opens its doors to the public as of today Monday, October 27th, 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 programs 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 : http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en.html

    Tags: The Fondation, Exhibition, Patronage

  • FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON INAUGURATED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

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    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.

    Tags: The Fondation, Exhibition, Patronage

  • ARTISTIC PROGRAM AT THE FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON

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    The Fondation Louis Vuitton will open to the public on Monday October 27th, 2014 after three special open days for the Inaugural Weekend.

    Commissioned by Bernard Arnault and designed by Frank Gehry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is located in Paris, on the site of the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne. The Fondation Louis Vuitton will be principally associated with artistic creation in all its forms.

    For the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the artistic program will unfold in three successive stages between October 2014 and July 2015.  Each stage will include a temporary exhibition, a partial presentation of the collection, and a series of events.

    The first stage – October to December 2014 – invites the public to a ‘voyage of creation’ essentially devoted to the discovery of the architecture of the building with:

    − An exhibition on the architecture of Frank Gehry for the Fondation Louis Vuitton. This exhibition will be presented in dialogue with the first major European retrospective of the work of Frank Gehry, organized simultaneously at the Centre Pompidou.
    − A presentation of several emblematic works from the permanent collection.
    − A group of special commissions related to the architecture of the building including a work by Olafur Eliasson.

    The auditorium of the Fondation will present several performances most particularly two musical events:

    − A recital by the pianist Lang Lang on October 28th, 2014.
    − A series of 8 retrospective concerts by Kraftwerk, the pioneering electronic group, from November 6 to 14, 2014.

    The two following stages, opening in December 2014 and July 2015 will be announced shortly.

    Practical information here : http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en.html

    Tags: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Exhibition, Patronage, Frank Gehry

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK: VIETNAM

    Louis Vuitton publishes two new titles in its “Travel Book” collection illustrated by artists from around the world. In this edition, Italian comic book author Lorenzo Mattotti discovers Vietnam.

    A Parisian by adoption, Lorenzo Mattotti was born in Brescia, Italy, in 1954. He studied architecture in Venice, then moved towards the graphic novel form, of which he is now one of the best representatives. In this travel book dedicated to Vietnam, Mattotti opens us towards a vibrant world of color suffused with energy and vitality. A window into his impressions, his illustrations leave us contemplative.

    The Louis Vuitton “Travel Book” collection is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, offering a contemporary vision of travel. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.

    For each new title, a numbered and signed limited edition is available in select Louis Vuitton stores. View the collection here.

    Tags: Vietnam, Collaboration, Illustration, Books