Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors

Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors, Louis Vuitton’s upcoming book that explores the dynamic and innovative architecture and interiors of Louis Vuitton stores. A prescient advocate of contemporary interiors and architecture, Louis Vuitton continues to encourage innovation and playfulness in the designs of their retail spaces without losing sight of the essence of luxury central to its identity. This process of designing places to display high-style objects has created a new venue for cutting-edge architecture and transformed city streetscapes.

This exploration of Louis Vuitton’s international stores, as well as industrial sites and unrealized projects, includes interviews with some of today’s most talented architects and designers who discuss the beautiful and complex structures they have produced in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. This book examines the physical aspects of these buildings as well as the ideas that went into their composition.

Acting as both a backdrop for luxurious retail goods and the physical manifestation of the brand, these spaces are a genre unto themselves that invite exploration. With luxurious finishes and unexpected textures, these fantastic buildings represent the intersection of fashion and interior design. The book includes interviews with Jun Aoki, Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc, David McNulty, and Christian Reyne.

Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors will be sold on bookstores starting October 2011 for US$85. There will also be a limited edition, with 3 different photographs on the cover and each encased in 3 monogrammed fabric slipcases in gold (quatrefoil monogram), silver (LV monogram), and copper (Damier). The Limited Edition books will be sold exclusively in Louis Vuitton stores for US$130.

Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rizzoli
Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 12-¼
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3652-9
US Price: $85.00
Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Price: $130

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