• «FOULARDS D’ARTISTES», STREET ART ACROSS THE GLOBE

    • «FOULARDS D’ARTISTES», STREET ART ACROSS THE GLOBE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    This spring, Louis Vuitton continues its world tour of the vibrant street art scene by inviting three new artists from three different continents to collaborate on its collections of scarves.

    Californian artist Kenny Scharf is a remarkable figure of New York early eighties’ art scene in the fields of painting, sculpture, and performance, alongside iconic artists like Keith Haring. Pursuing his on-going process of connecting fine arts and pop culture, he has covered Louis Vuitton’s giant silk crepe square with a colourful collage of astronomic motifs and symbols on a blurred psychedelic background.

    For André Saraiva, his studio drop cloth was the inspiration for the background of his interpretation of Louis Vuitton’s Monogram shawl. Once he had translated his paint spatters to the luxurious silk and wool wrap, it became a natural habitat for ‘Mr. A’, the artist’s signature character, his asymmetrical eyes character, who inhabits the walls and art galleries of Paris as well as in many other international cities.

    True to his name, derived from the Inca sun god, INTI is inspired by ancestral Andean culture, which he transcribes in brightly coloured, monumental works. He revisits the giant square with a sun motif Infused with warm shades of gold and orange, referencing the image of "Wiracocha", god of TIWANAKU culture.

    Discover the new creative collaborations here.

    Tags: Accessories, Collaboration, André Saraiva, Scarves

  • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON

    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ASTRALIS AT THE ESPACE CULTUREL LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The 23rd exhibition of the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris takes visitors on a journey into the Astral depths exploring impenetrable worlds… until May 11th 2014.

    Astralis is based on the poem by Novalis, a famous figure in early 19th century German Romanticism, and refers to the concept of the mystified self: an individual who confuses dreams and reality and who, like the artists and visitors of the exhibition, lives at the border between the visible and the invisible.

    Experience these celestial and elusive dimensions in the remarkable resurgence of the dozen international artists’ works selected by curator Pascal Pique for Musée de l’Invisible.

    Featured artists in slideshow: Børre Saethre(© Maxime Dufour/ Louis Vuitton), Damien Deroubaix (© Pauline Guyon/ Louis Vuitton), Myriam Mechita (© Myriam Mechita), Jean-Luc Favero (© Claire-Noëlle Mouy), Art Oriente Objet (Marion Laval Jeantet and Benoit Mangin) (© Pauline Guyon/ Louis Vuitton), Charley Case (© Charley Case), David Altmejd (© Pauline Guyon/ Louis Vuitton).

    Tags: Espace culturel, Exhibition

  • THREE BAGS, THREE ADVENTURES

    Discover the men’s wardrobe through the lens of three modern adventurers.

    Follow the path of three characters in the midst of their respective passions, in Florence, la Havana or at the heart of Canada’s deepest forest. From one bag to the other, we discover a cinematographer in Italy on the tail of great directors’ work, an oceanographer gathering data and other artefacts in the middle of the Cuban island and lastly a modern day herbalist in his personal retreat, a remote cabin hidden in the Canadian forest.

    Louis Vuitton’s men bag collections feature three iconic models that compose the “essentials” for a man’s wardrobe. Created for different occasions and usages, their versatility allows them to be reinvented by each individual to suit his own needs.  In this new animation, dive in the life of these adventurers.

    Discover more here.

    Tags: Leather Goods, Men, Video

  • A POSTCARD FROM LETMAN

    • A POSTCARD FROM LETMAN - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • A POSTCARD FROM LETMAN - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The man behind the mural paintings at L’Aventure pop-up store, Dutch graphic artist Letman continues our postcard travel series.

    Calligrapher, illustrator and most of all talented graphic designer, Letman is responsible for the impressive mural painting in Louis Vuitton’s pop-up store “L’Aventure”, located at 22 Avenue Montaigne in Paris.

    Created in collaboration with multi-faceted editor Tyler Brulé, this unprecedented space highlights Louis Vuitton’s expert authority on travel. To accompany the modern globetrotters, this store offers not only exclusive products, but also a number of unique services. This includes Personalisation (special orders, Mon Monogram service, painting or hot stamping), the Art of Packing or repair and after-sales support by our expert craftsmen.

    Choose a destination, pick up your luggage and start your adventure with us.

    L’Aventure will be open until December 31st.

    Tags: Stores, Curator, Illustration, Postcard

  • CHARLOTTE PERRIAND’S « MAISON AU BORD DE L’EAU » BECOMES A REALITY

    • CHARLOTTE PERRIAND’S « MAISON AU BORD DE L’EAU » BECOMES A REALITY - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • CHARLOTTE PERRIAND’S « MAISON AU BORD DE L’EAU » BECOMES A REALITY - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • CHARLOTTE PERRIAND’S « MAISON AU BORD DE L’EAU » BECOMES A REALITY - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • CHARLOTTE PERRIAND’S « MAISON AU BORD DE L’EAU » BECOMES A REALITY - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • CHARLOTTE PERRIAND’S « MAISON AU BORD DE L’EAU » BECOMES A REALITY - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Eighty years after its conception, Louis Vuitton builds “La Maison au Bord de l’Eau” uniquely on display for Art Basel and Design Miami from  December 4th to 8th, 2013.

    Originally conceived in 1934, it was a second prize winning project at a design contest held by “L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui” magazine. The concept was meant to encourage affordable holiday homes, made of natural resources, for a wide-range audience. A pioneer in interior architecture, Charlotte Perriand would later rework the idea with several versions for wealthier vacationers but the project would only remain at an early conceptual stage.

    Today, although these studies needed an adaptation to translate the original sketches and notes into a tangible structure, the spirit of the visionary woman has been respected to the fullest with the genuine savoir-faire and help of Charlotte Perriand‘s architecture team. Three vintage Charlotte Perriand tabouret stools, along with three chairs designed by Cassina based on existing models, have also been added to the original furnishings in this model home.

    Tags: Charlotte Perriand, Exhibition, Architecture, Collaboration