Designer Louis Vuitton would have turned 200 years old last August (he was born August 4, 1821). Although it became renown for its fashion, the luxury brand has its roots in steamer trunks that Vuitton created in the 1850s. So, to celebrate his legacy, the luxury brand invited 200 artists and designers to each personalized a metaphorical 3-D blank canvas with the same dimensions of the original trunks. Now those 200 imaginative trunks https://louis200.com/ are part of a traveling exhibition, which landed in Los Angeles July 28th. The exhibition has been adapted to reflect a local spirit with exclusive rooms dedicated to the Brooklyn Balloon Company by Robert Moy and Frank Gehry.
You can take a virtual tour of some of the exhibit below:
In Los Angeles, the building’s white façade makes an immediate impression owing to colorful stripes that fill the windows and echo an early Louis Vuitton trunk motif.
In the Briefing Room a Magic Box – a trunk paneled in digital screens – bridges the past and future.
The first of two main spaces appears as a warehouse-inspired setting. In a staggered yet vaguely sculptural arrangement, the original trunks are juxtaposed with additional screen-paneled Magic Boxes, each stacked atop the crates that have been used for transport from France and boast an accumulation of shipping labels.
Next comes an immersive room from the Brooklyn Balloon Company by Robert Moy, an artist whose colorful epoxy and painted balloon trunk is now entirely surrounded by even more balloons.
After heading up a set of striped stairs complemented by 2D artworks, visitors arrive at the Dreamscape, where the remaining trunks are displayed within a vivid scenography.
An audio speakeasy highlights the functioning 200-track jukebox trunk conceived by British DJ and producer, Benji B. The circuit includes two spaces to extend the visit: an upper terrace with seating,
At the tour end, you'll find a lifestyle area that presents video interviews and a selection of books.