30 January 2015
A new address is added to the wide cultural Parisian offer. We speak of the Foundation Louis Vuitton and of its “designer “seat inside the nineteenth century Jardin d’Acclimation. Strongly supported by LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, the Foundation is the home for the collection of contemporary art works of the group, a space for temporary exhibitions and a chic destination to spend an afternoon in the French capital. If the fashion house is not new to collaborations with artists –the interventions of Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama on the Monogram bags are very famous – the opening of the Foundation definitely raises the level of involvement.
Of great interest is the architecture built inside the park. Designed by Frank O. Gehry, inspired by the lightness of the structures in iron and glass of the nineteenth century, the building consists of a central concrete structure covered with twelve transparent sails of different shapes and sizes. It is a space both pliant and permeable, certainly linked to the aesthetics of deconstructivism, which emerges from the ground like an irregular iceberg alive with a myriad of different reflections in each hour of the day.
Where: 8, avenue du mahatma gandhi, bois de boulogne, 75116, Paris