Easily considered a pioneer of modern collaboration, Louis Vuitton has long since been accustomed to sharing its design process with someone else. The Maison celebrates its longstanding partnership with Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry this year with kick-off at Art Basel Miami.
During Art Basel, Louis Vuitton will present a collection of co-created works showcased in a booth set-up meant to embody the famed architect’s trademark aesthetic.
The works are presented in four themes: Architecture and Form, Material Exploration, Animals, and Gehry’s iconic Twisted Box bag, which was created for the Maison’s Celebrating Monogram collection in 2014.
This unique experience not only offers a view into Gehry’s design process, with a look at original artworks, sketches, and architectural models, but it also reveals the world premiere of Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry. The limited-edition handbag collection is a collaborative effort between the pair, centered around three themes.
The capsule collection sees the reinvention of the Maison’s Capucines bag, which, since its inception, has served as the perfect blank canvas for exploration. Additionally, new versions of Frank Gehry’s most-beloved creation for the Maison, the Twisted Box Trunk, will delight collectors.
Each piece perfectly encapsulates Louis Vuitton’s DNA alongside Frank Gehry’s design codes. Standouts from the collection include a Capucines Mini Blossom with glass-like resin petals that was inspired by Louis Vuitton’s perfume bottles, a Capucines MM with a Floating Fish, which takes inspiration from the logo created for the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, and more.
Discover the collection and presentation below. Visit the booth in person at Art Basel Miami Beach from today, December 8th through December 10th, 2023.