• CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI'S ANIMITAS II AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO

    • CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKIS ANIMITAS II AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKIS ANIMITAS II AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKIS ANIMITAS II AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON TOKYO - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The exhibition dedicated to French artist Christian Boltanski runs at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo through November 17

    Christian Boltanski is a leading figure in contemporary art, considered as France’s most influential living artist. Since 1967, he has developed an artistic practice that embraces writing, film, sculpture and photography, with a focus on remembrance and time, infused with biographical milestones and references. Memory and its corollary, an obsession with avoiding forgetfulness and oblivion, are central to his vision, as is the ability to invent legends and myths. Animitas is one of his most ambitious projects: creating outdoor installations in secluded places, using bells to echo the configuration of stars on the night of his birth: September 6, 1944.

    As part of its ongoing “Hors-les-murs” programme, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is honoured to show the two last chapters of this series:  Animitas (La forêt des murmures, 2016) shot in Teshima in Japan, and Animitas (Mères mortes, 2017) filmed by the Dead Sea in Israel. These two pieces, which form part of the Collection, echo, according to the artist himself, “the music of the stars and the voices of the floating souls”.

    The Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, located at the 7th floor of the Louis Vuitton Omotesando store, is a glass box inviting to penetrate a paralel world. Its visually stimulating architecture and unique exhibition place encourages the presentation of major contemporary artworks.

    Christian Boltanski, ANIMITAS (LA FORÊT DES MURMURES), 2016
    Christian Boltanski, ANIMITAS (MÈRES MORTES), 2017
    © ADAGP Paris, 2019

    Louis Vuitton Omotesando Bldg. 7F
    5-7-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
    Tokyo 150-0001 - Japan
    T. +81-(0)3-5766-1094

    Exhibition period : June 13th (Sat)-November 17th (Sun)
    Open every day from noon to 8 pm
    Open on national holidays except January 1st and Omotesando store holidays. Free entrance

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    Exhibition Fondation Louis Vuitton Hors les murs
  • THE SPIRIT OF TRAVEL: DIARIES

    Follow along as the trio of travelers in Louis Vuitton's new campaign explore Vietnam's varied scenery.

    Through the window of a train car or from the bow of a traditional sailboat, the landscapes of Vietnam offer new perspectives and the promise of adventure to models Rianne van Rompaey, Fei Fei Sun and Kit Butler. Louis Vuitton's new Spirit of Travel Campaign celebrates the sense of discovery and magic that new horizons bring, this timeless and essential spirit at the heart of the Maison.

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  • GO FOR GOOD AT GALERIES LAFAYETTE

    Go For Good at Galeries Lafayette - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    Louis Vuitton participates in the French department store’s sustainability project “Go for Good.”

    Throughout Louis Vuitton’s history, the Maison has strived to create objects that stand the test of time and can be passed down from generation to generation. Louis Vuitton’s participation in Galeries Lafayette's "Go For Good" project reaffirms a long-standing commitment to sustainability. In order to continue to prioritize the longevity of its creations, the Maison is invested in preserving the natural raw materials on which the beauty and quality of its products depend. 

    Through local, social, and environmental actions, Louis Vuitton carries out this conviction across all its activities and product categories. Louis Vuitton’s leather goods workshops have been certified “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivante” from the French government, a unique distinction for companies with artisanal savoir-faire that are committed to maintaining production in France. Since its founding in 1854, Louis Vuitton has chosen to use leathers tanned with natural plant extracts for its signature pieces with the aim of minimizing the environmental impacts of each step of production. The Parfums Louis Vuitton Collection, released in 2016, was designed to be endlessly refillable to eliminate the need for additional packaging. The Be Mindful capsule of accessories and textiles gives silk a second life by upcycling them into unique Louis Vuitton creations, while the Maison’s UNICEF partnership donates a portion of sales of the Silver Lockit bracelets to supporting vulnerable children worldwide. These are just some of the initiatives the Maison has taken to further its social and environmental sustainability, earning it a place in the Galeries Lafayette “Go For Good” project.

    LOUIS VUITTON PARIS GALERIES LAFAYETTE
    40, boulevard Haussmann
    75 009 PARIS

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  • RUGBY BALL DESIGNED WITH DAN CARTER

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    • RUGBY BALL DESIGNED WITH DAN CARTER - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • RUGBY BALL DESIGNED WITH DAN CARTER - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    • RUGBY BALL DESIGNED WITH DAN CARTER - Louis Vuitton Heritage NEWS
    Louis Vuitton presents a limited-edition rugby ball designed with Rugby legend Dan Carter.

    Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce the launch of its first-ever rugby ball, the result of a close collaboration between the House’s artisans and the legendary former fly-half. The rugby ball will be released exclusively in Japan – where Dan Carter now plays rugby – in a limited edition of 112, the same number of appearances he made for New Zealand between 2003 and 2015.

    The rugby ball is made in the contemporary Monogram Eclipse canvas, chosen by Carter both for its sophistication and its black and silver colourway, reminiscent of the New-Zealand rugby team’s world-renowned uniforms. Created 120 years after the House’s classic Monogram pattern, the Monogram Eclipse canvas contrasts with the ball’s traditional lacing – once a feature of all rugby balls – which is integrated into an oval patch, along with Dan Carter’s signature, both made in Louis Vuitton’s tanned cowhide leather. Each ball is accompanied by its own carrying harness and tee, also in black cowhide leather and with Monogram Eclipse details.

    The Louis Vuitton and Dan Carter rugby ball will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores in Japan from September 20, 2019.

    Rugby Monogram Eclipse
  • REOPENING OF LA GALERIE ASNIÈRES

    Every weekend from September 21st to October 27th, la Galerie will reopen its doors to the public presenting an exhibition: Time Capsule.

    The Asnières atelier is a pivotal location. Barely five years after founding Louis Vuitton, Louis himself began to outgrow his Parisian headquarters. In 1859, he relocated the new workshop to Asnières, a village a few kilometers northwest of Paris. 

    This new atelier was built in the ethereal Eiffel style, combining glass and steel. The exceptional savoir-faire of the Asnières artisans is such that, even today, key pieces are created here: rigid trunks, designs in rare or exotic leathers, special orders. 

    From within its “Galérie” in Asnières, Louis Vuitton presents 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.

    Visit Asnières to discover the intimate aspects of Louis Vuitton’s history, its ties with the ateliers, and admire in detail the presence of the Louis Vuitton universe in every creation.

    Book your visit at la Galerie Asnières here.

    Asnières Galerie