The various parts of the store are connected with a large central staircase crafted from metal and wood that recalls the deck of a boat, a subtle reminder of the Principality’s ties with the sea.
Art and Design have always been synonymous with the history of Louis Vuitton, especially through the many collaborations with various artists. In line with this tradition, Louis Vuitton commissioned an exclusive work by Thai artist Somsak Hanumas representing the flag of Monaco, which is displayed in the private mezzanine apartment. Along with the rest of the store, this intimate space is furnished in vintage Art Deco style.
Some exceptional pieces are available to celebrate the store opening such as the Petite Boite Chapeau in beige Epi leather and the Cannes bag in Epi Bleuet leather, as well as other outstanding pieces in exotic leather such as the Capucines Mini in Baïkal Blue and the Petite Malle in Céladon Green.
As a nod to the Principality and the Maison’s signature idea of travel, Louis Vuitton chose the store’s mezzanine level to exhibit a historic trunk that belonged to Princess Charlotte of Monaco, the mother of Prince Rainier III. Just before her wedding in May 1920, Princess Charlotte of Monaco bought luggage items to make up a set of trunks that she planned to use on future journeys. The Princess selected a piece covered with the famous Monogram canvas to carefully store her toiletries and accessories from her elegant wardrobe. She requested that the luggage be decorated with red and white bands and diamond shapes, in reference to her family’s collection of weaponry.