Louis Vuitton strides a big leap in its Taiwanese journey with a new Maison at Taipei 101, the architectural landmark in Taipei city.
In the words of Yves Carcelle, Charman and CEO of Louis Vuitton: “This inauguration is a milestone in Louis Vuitton’s Taiwanese journey. This new Maison, within Taipei’s most stunning landmark will allow visitors to discover our most beautiful creations.”
“We see this opening as a celebration of our long history with Taiwan: a country where we are present since 1983”, says Jean-Baptiste Debains, President, Louis Vuitton Asia Pacific. “The renovation and expansion works at this store have resulted in a sophisticated space of an unprecedented kind.”
Louis Vuitton Taipei 101 Maison Façade at Night
The Taipei 101 Maison has been crafted to allow visitors to discover Louis Vuitton’s respect for craftsmanship and its passion for creation through its architecture and its products. Its five 12-meter high windows façade gives insight to a two-storey high indoor atrium. Anchoring this atrium is an elliptical staircase unfurling like a white ribbon leading to the upper floor, where a world’s first terrace garden in a store welcomes visitors.
Men’s Universe, Leathergoods Area
Men’s Universe, Ready-to-Wear Area
Women’s Universe, Ready-to-Wear Area
VIC Salon with Haute Maroquinerie on display
Besides showcasing a complete selection of both women’s and men’s collections, from leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories as well as watches and jewelry, the Taipei 101 Maison is the second Maison in Asia Pacific after the George Street Maison in Sydney to offer “Haute Maroquinerie” – an exclusive personalization service of Louis Vuitton iconic shapes to design a unique handbag made from the finest leathers.
The Maison will also feature a Travel Room – an area especially dedicated to travel goods. A 9-meter “travel expert” wall filled with an entire range of luggage and travel accessories highlights the first appearance of the “Made for Travel” line of travel clothes and accessories. A compass set in the travertine floor points in the direction of Asnières, Paris where Louis Vuitton’s family home and workshop were first established in 1859.
The Taipei 101 Maison is designed to orchestrate an intimate atmosphere, appropriate for discoveries. In a private salon bathed in natural light, a “Tea Painting” by Chinese artist Liang Quan makes dialogue with Taiwanese artist Hsi Shih Pin’s phoenix sculpture, denoting the House’s respect of local culture and creativity. THe journey concludes at the Chinese-inspired terrace garden, where visitors may relax while appreciating “The Artificial Rock” by Chinese sculptor Zhan Wang and two interpretations of birdcages by Hong Kong artist Kum Chi Keung.
At the occasion of this opening, and staying true to its long-time commitment to supporting creativity and education, Louis Vuitton is proud to announce the launch of the “Pave A Road Project”: a collaboration with Taiwan Fund for Children and Family (TFCF) to promote visual arts education opportunities for Taiwan’s underprivileged children in 2012.
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Monday to Thursday and Sunday:
11:00 am to 9:30 pm
Friday, Saturday and National Holidays:
11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Taipei 101 Mall, 4 – 5 Floor
No.45, Shifu Rd., Xinyi Dist.
Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Images via Louis Vuitton