Eliana Tomaz

Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture

Eliana Tomaz1 Comment
Quite often I get inspiration from fashion design and when I saw this book in the V&A Bookshop I thought “another fashion book, lets flick it through…”. But actually it’s not another one. It’s a fantastic compilation of projects Louis Vuitton did in collaboration with architects like Shiguro Ban, artists like James Turrell and product designers like Ron Arad.

“A symbol of elegance and the french art de vivre, Louis Vuitton has cultivated a close relationship with the world of art since its founding in 1854.
LV’s interest in the arts grew sure strength in the 1980’s when it began working with painters like César, Sol LeWitt and Olivier Debré.
Collaborations between LV and other artist have taken a variety of forms: shop window design, site-specific art installations for stores, exhibitions at the Espace Culturel on the top floor of the Champs-Élysées flagship store, and the acquisitions of new works for the house’s own collection.
Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture offers a critical selection of the creative exchanges between LV and an ever-growing list of artists, architects, photographers and designers.” – Edited Preface (published by Rizzoli New York).

Shop window design at Selfridges, November 2009 London (day time).

Shop window design at Sloane Street, November 2009 London (night time).

My favourite object/space from LV - The Travel Trunks (since 1854) and the Wardrobe created in 1875.

Zaha Hadid interpreting the bucket. (Exhibition in the Design Museum, London)

Interesting Links:
LVMH Group
LV Journeys Awards

I would love to see a collaboration between LV and Richard Serra, probably my #1 spatial artist.