Maison - Asnières 07/01

La Galerie Louis Vuitton in Asnières

Book your visit at La Galerie d'Asnières, and discover Louis Vuitton's history in an exhibition curated in a playful and timeless space.

The Focal point of Louis Vuitton savoir-faire

The exceptional savoir-faire of the Asnières artisans is such that even today, key pieces are created here: made-to-order pieces, and designs in rare and precious leathers.

These one-off designs strive for perfection by bringing together technical innovation and quintessential style.

The Atelier: past, present, future

The Asnières atelier is the House's true hub and puts its soul into the creation of every special order. The family's sons all learned the art of trunk-making here. To this day, each dream finds its special case as long as it can be transported. Trunks for collectors, trunks for passionate amateurs, or even one-off violin trunks… Travel remains at the heart of the House, where refinement is born of careful precision and attention to detail.

Construction of a tailor-made structure in poplar wood, the application of cement, canvas, lozine, metal corners and screws, malletage… Timeless gestures which express an inspirational magic. Artistic Director of Women's Collections Nicolas Ghesquière imagined the Petite Malle, a way of reinventing the trunk, the House's absolute symbol.

Galerie in movement

From within its "Galerie" in Asnières, Louis Vuitton presents the newly installed Time Capsule, a journey through the history of the House that revisits its landmark innovations in technology and design. Travelling from the House’s beginnings in 1854 to the present day, the story is told using rare and celebrated objects selected from the Louis Vuitton archive.

The exhibition follows a visual timeline of landmark moments in the Louis Vuitton story, demonstrating the ways in which Louis Vuitton has anticipated the needs and desires of a changing world over 160 years generated by technological progress, with imaginative and ingenious new creations.

In Time Capsule, heirloom designs live alongside some of the House’s most contemporary pieces, highlighting the ongoing commitment to constant innovation.