Louis Vuitton debuts its Frank Gehry handbag collection at Art Basel Miami

Louis Vuitton debuts its Frank Gehry handbag collection at Art Basel Miami

Louis Vuitton debuts Frank Gehry handbags in Miami

Louis Vuitton He returns this year Art Basel Miami Beach (read Our ultimate guide is here For details on what not to miss during Miami Arts Week 2023), with the limited edition debut Frank Gehry hand bag Collection for the first time. Louis Vuitton’s Art Basel Miami Beach pavilion displays the Frank Gehry capsule, centered around three themes that reference the architect’s long-standing career, including architecture, form, and the exploration of materials and animals. Viewers are encouraged to tour the pavilion between December 8 and 10, 2023, in the West Concourse of the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The Louis Vuitton x Frank Gehry handbag collection features designs evocative of the Maison Capucines, Twisted Box Trunk, and Bear With Us Clutch, which is based on Frank Gehry’s 2014 Bear with Us sculpture. A selection of works produced by Frank Gehry during his long collaboration with Louis Vuitton are also on display within the house’s architectural pavilion at Art Basel Miami Beach. From the outside alone, Frank Gehry’s style is already everywhere.

Louis Vuitton Frank Gehry Art Basel Miami handbag
Images courtesy of Louis Vuitton Product photos at Frank Gehry’s studio by Mario Croce

Scenography at Art Basel Miami in the Louis Vuitton Pavilion

Louis Vuitton Creates a scenography to present Frank Gehry’s limited edition handbag collection at the exhibition Art Basel Miami Beach. Wood and cardboard models appear inside the cabin, contrasting with the five laminated, sail-like mesh structures that reference the facades of Frank Gehry’s 2014 show for Louis Vuitton. The interior design is organized into four themes closely related to the architect, namely architecture and form, exploration of materials, animals, and the creation of the twisted box to celebrate the monogram.

Highlighting tangible objects related to these themes, the items on display fully encapsulate Frank Gehry’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton, from handbags, trunks, and perfume bottles to original artworks, preparatory drawings, and architectural models. Here, visitors can sift through the handbag collection and see the Capucines Mini Blossom with its glass-like resin petals, inspired by perfume bottles, and the hammered LV logo that recalls the logo that Frank Gehry created for the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.

Louis Vuitton Frank Gehry Art Basel Miami handbag
Louis Vuitton returns to Art Basel Miami Beach to debut its Frank Gehry handbag collection

Frank Gehry figurines create Alice in Wonderland memories

Also on display is the Capucines MM Floating Fish Handbag in patent leather featuring a design inspired by the fish lamps found in the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Another Capucines MM Concrete Pockets handbag has emerged, which uses cement-effect 3D printing technology on the exterior of the calfskin, creating a texture similar to Frank Gehry’s architectural style.

Louis Vuitton’s Art Basel Miami Beach pavilion is also bringing back the Frank Gehry Sculpture Box, a group of eight sculptures inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The architect created these sculptures for the 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries exhibition that celebrated Louis Vuitton’s 200th birthday. For Art Basel Miami Beach, these sculptures are highlighted alongside a model of a fictional building by Frank Gehry, completing what the architect describes as a tea party for the Louis Vuitton founder Similar to a scene in Alice in Wonderland.

Louis Vuitton Frank Gehry Art Basel Miami handbag
The collection features designs that evoke the Capucines, the Twisted Box, and the Bear With Us Clutch

Other Frank Gehry projects and Louis Vuitton artworks on display include Les Extraits perfume bottles and stoppers, handmade in Murano, Italy, and Flaconnier Les Extraits designed to transport them. There is also a selection of drawings and models by Frank Gehry, such as preparatory drawings for his work on the Celebrated Monogram project and maquettes exploring his design for the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.

It is accompanied by videos illustrating the architect’s most famous collaborations with Louis Vuitton, and a painted portrait of the architect by French artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme. Visitors will be free to wander around the Louis Vuitton stand between December 8 and 10, 2023, in the West Concourse of the Miami Beach Convention Center during Art Basel Miami Beach.

Louis Vuitton Frank Gehry Art Basel Miami handbag
A selection of works produced by Frank Gehry during his collaboration with Louis Vuitton are also on display

Louis Vuitton Frank Gehry Art Basel Miami handbag
Also on display is the Capucines MM Floating Fish handbag in patent leather

Louis Vuitton Frank Gehry Art Basel Miami handbag
Visitors can walk around the pavilion located in the West Lobby of the Miami Beach Convention Center

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