• CABINET OF WONDERS - THE GASTON-LOUIS VUITTON COLLECTION

    With more than one thousand objects and documents, this new book pays homage to Gaston-Louis Vuitton, an ‘unrepentant collector’, with wide interests and voracious curiosity.  

    A collector since his childhood, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, who belonged to the third generation of the Vuitton family, accumulated hundreds of objects from far and wide.

    Gaston-Louis’s three principal hobbies were books, gardening and photography. A captain of industry with eclectic tastes, his imagination was fed by colourful geometric window displays, realising his clients’ most extravagant desires, and initiating collaborations with artists, sculptors, illustrators and decorators of the Art Deco period."

    With more than one thousand objects and unpublished documents, this is a cabinet of curiosities in book form, revealing the passions of an indefatigable traveller (Exotica), a scrupulous inventor (Scientifica), a meticulous craftsman (Artificialia), and an erudite bibliophile (Mirabilia).

    Edited by Patrick Mauriès, with texts by John Banville, Stephen Bayley, Alberto Manguel, Delphine Saurat, Pierre Senges, this book is available in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide, and in bookstores from September 2017.

    Tags Travel Books, Gaston Louis Vuitton

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK "HAWAII" BY ESAD RIBIC

    Comic book artist Esad Ribic draws the Hawaiian islands in a vigourous and realistic style.

    Esad Ribić has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He went to the Institute of Applied Arts in Zagreb, located in a wing of the Museum of Decorative Arts, an elegant building on one of the prettiest squares in the city. He chose to study graphic arts. He was mad about comic strips and had pretty much learned to read from them.
    Ribić applies colour directly to the paper, mixing watercolour and gouache.
    In other words, he paints. That’s his trademark. Collectors snap up the original art of his books. Thanks to his sense of mise en scène, taste for detail and genius for colour, they are real paintings.

    Each Travel Book title contains the artist's biography, travelogue, blurbs and captions. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.

    For each new title, a numbered and signed limited edition is available in select Louis Vuitton stores.
    View the collection here.

    Tags Illustration, Books

  • TIME CAPSULE EXHIBITION IN HONG KONG

    In partnership with Le French May, Louis Vuitton presents Time Capsule, from April 22nd until May 14th, a hand selected collection of objects and documents from the Louis Vuitton archive.

    Highlighting the ongoing technical innovations that Louis Vuitton employed to respond to the revolutionary inventions of the period, this exhibition builds a conversation between antique creations in direct dialogue with more contemporary pieces, showing a consistent desire of the brand to create and reinvent objects that are designed to anticipate the evolution of lifestyle needs and desires.

    The exhibition acts as a visual timeline of the most outstanding moments in the story of the Louis Vuitton Maison, telling the narrative through five key chapters: codes of the brand; journey around the world; elegance and beauty in motion; iconic pieces; concluding with a final chapter celebrating Louis Vuitton’s past and present links with Hong Kong.

    Louis Vuitton Time Capsule exhibition Hong Kong
    Statue Square Garden, Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
    From April 22nd to May 14th, 2017
    Opening hours: Daily 10:00am to 08:00pm

    Last entries to exhibition: 20 minutes before closing. Exhibition rooms close 10 minutes before.

    Tags Exhibition, Time Capsule, Hong Kong

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK COLLECTION

    The Louis Vuitton TRAVEL BOOK Collection adds Hawaii, Mexico and Tokyo to its destinations. 

    On May 4, 2017, Louis Vuitton launches three new titles within its travel book Collection illustrated by artists from all around the world.

    Comic book artist Esad Ribic draws the Hawaiian islands in a vigourous and realistic style; while Nicolas de Crécy depicts Mexico as a baroque, feveris country, filled with poetry; and finally Eboy, pionneers of pixel art, gets to the very soul of Tokyo.

    Exhibitions of the original drawings will coincide with the launch of these books worldwide.

    The Louis Vuitton “Travel Book” collection is an invitation to real and virtual voyages, enriched by intellectual stimulation and poignant moments. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.

    For each new title, a numbered and signed limited edition is available in select Louis Vuitton stores. View the collection here.

    Tags Illustration, Books

  • TIME CAPSULE EXHIBITION IN HONG KONG

    In partnership with Le French May, Louis Vuitton presents Time Capsule, from April 22nd until May 14th, a hand selected collection of objects and documents from the Louis Vuitton archive.

    Highlighting the ongoing technical innovations that Louis Vuitton employed to respond to the revolutionary inventions of the period, this exhibition builds a conversation between antique creations in direct dialogue with more contemporary pieces, showing a consistent desire of the brand to create and reinvent objects that are designed to anticipate the evolution of lifestyle needs and desires.

    At the opening of Time Capsule, top Hong Kong and regional celebrities including Hidetoshi Nakata, Godfrey Gao, Aaron Kwok, Carina Lau and Karena Lam toured the exhibition while enjoying up close the artisan craftsmanship and heritage of Louis Vuitton.

    Louis Vuitton Time Capsule exhibition Hong Kong
    Statue Square Gardens, Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
    From April 22nd to May 14th, 2017
    Opening hours: Daily 10:00am to 08:00pm

    Last entries to exhibition: 20 minutes before closing. Exhibition rooms close 10 minutes before.

    Tags Exhibition, Time Capsule, Hong Kong