New York architect Peter Marino has completed the new flagship Louis Vuitton Maison on London’s Bond Street, featuring glass windows lined with golden chainmail.
Called Louis Vuitton Maison, the interior walls are lined with silk wallpaper and glossy bamboo.The shop features a sculpture by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
The following information is from Louis Vuitton:
Louis Vuitton will open the New Bond Street Maison in London on 28th May 2010. This is the most important date in Louis Vuitton’s 125-year association with London. The opening of the New Bond Street Maison gives a home perfectly attuned to the new twenty-first century mood of a place that Louis Vuitton president Yves Carcelle describes as “one of the most important fashion and cultural cities in the world. It brings together innovation, heritage and fashion – all values that are important to Louis Vuitton.”
The New Bond Street Maison ranges over three floors and encompasses 1500 square metres of retail space at the junction of New Bond Street and Clifford Street. The New Bond Street Maison will be the most luxurious Louis Vuitton store to date, worldwide. Its launch will be, in the words of M. Carcelle, “Opening a Maison in London is an expression of our belief and optimism in the future of the luxury industry in this city and Europe, and it also reflects Louis Vuitton’s philosophy on its cultural commitments as well as on social responsibility”. (source-deezen)