Structure, elegance, character – such is the nature of this Louis Vuitton classic. Descended from a colorful and charismatic lineage, the Alma bag has long since made a name for itself. It’s about time we told its story.
He is Louis Vuitton’s soul-mate. With his camera and his boyhood dreams slung over his shoulder, Jean Larivière crisscrosses the globe on a quest for the elusive ideal image – one that captures water, earth, sky… and the spirit of travel. Portrait of an alchemist and adventurer.
Fondation Louis Vuitton presents the exhibition Keys to a passion from April 1st to July 6th 2015.
As the third phase of its inaugural programme, Fondation Louis Vuitton presents an important exhibition entitled Keys to a passion, which will be held from April 1st to July 6th 2015. This exhibition gathers a select choice of major works which have been key to the development of modernity, and have changed the course of art history in the 20th century. It includes works from artists such as Mondrian, Malevich, Rothko, Delaunay, Léger, Picabia, Munch, Dix, Giacometti, Matisse, Kupka and Severini.
Following on from previous announcements, Keys to a passion highlights the Foundation’s collaborative relationships with major French and international institutions. Lenders to this exhibition include : The State Hermitage museum, Saint Petersburg; Tate Modern, London; MoMA, New York; The Munch Museum, Oslo; Guggenheim, New York; Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; The Pushkin Museum, Saint Petersburg; The Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg; MNAM-Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthaus, Zürich; MOCA, Los Angeles.
A symposium dealing with diverse issues, shared by many global institutions, will be held on June 12th and 13th, 2015. It will cover themes such as: “What does it mean to collect art today?”, “Who is currently making art history?”, “What impact does the art market have on this landscape?”, “What makes a work iconic?”.
The exhibition Keys to a passion is curated by Suzanne Pagé and Béatrice Parent, in collaboration with Isabelle Monod-Fontaine as scientific advisor.
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The designers reveal their inspirations and process behind the creations. Louis Vuitton presents Objets Nomades -Milano, Design Week 2015 April 14th – 19th
Louis Vuitton enriches the Objets Nomades collection of foldable furniture and travel accessories, created in collaboration with several international designers and presented for the first time during Design Miami in 2012. This year the Objets Nomades collection reveals a new collaboration with 3 talented designers: the Raw Edges, Gwenaël Nicolas and Damien Langlois-Meurinne, revealing their inspirations and experiences while working with Louis Vuitton.
Raw Edges discusses their Concertina Collection: "We loved the challenge of working on a collection of collapsible objects, with the focus on how to make them look large, surprising and with real presence when they are expanded".
Gwenaël Nicolas, taking inspiration by Ernest Hemingway’s African travels, has created the Ernest Bed and the Miller Lamp, which were ”an opportunity to discover a mysterious world” and, about his collaboration with Louis Vuitton, he loved "the idea that the designer could propose the object he wanted to design: it's a very personal and serious commitment".
The Valet and the Totem Floral by Damien Langlois-Meurinne, spawned from his idea: “A designer is nothing without the savoir-faire of the artisans who bring his ideas and sketches to life”. The Raw Edges, Gwenaël Nicolas and Damien Langlois-Meurinne have increased the existing collaborations beside some of the most creative designers of our time: Campana Brothers, Patricia Urquiola, Barber & Osgerby, Nendo, Maarten Baas and Atelier Oï. These 9 designers have created 16 Objets Nomades.
The exhibition will run in Milan until April 19th at Palazzo Bocconi, Corso Venezia 48.Milan Objets Nomades
Escale Worldtime draws from the history of the House to breathe new life into the art of Haute Horlogerie.
The World Time indicator is a watchmaking innovation by Louis Vuitton’s La Fabrique du Temps. By aligning the initials of the desired city above the yellow arrow, you can instantly see the time anywhere in the world while the minutes can be read underneath the yellow arrow indicating the hour in the reference city.
Historically, Louis Vuitton has always offered clients the possibility of customising their trunks with strips of colour, initials, coats of arms and other hand-painted geometric pictograms. This colourful universe and striking customisations have served as inspirations for the creation of the Escale Worldtime watch dial.
Explore the Escale Worldtime features in this interactive platform put in motion by the sound of Chromatics' "Tick of the Clock".Watches