Fondation Louis Vuitton exclusive sales point for chp…?
We are very proud that we can announce that chp…? has an exclusive selling point in Paris at the wonderful Fondation Louis Vuitton.
In 2006, at the behest of Bernard Arnault, the LVMH group created the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Designed by the American architect Frank Gehry, it falls within the policy of art and culture patronage developed by the Group over the last twenty years. A private cultural initiative, the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s aim is to promote and support contemporary artistic creation for a wide French and international audience. The Fondation Louis Vuitton opens an exciting new cultural chapter for Paris. It brings the city a new space devoted to art – especially contemporary art – and above all a place for meaningful exchanges between artists and visitors from Paris, from France and from the entire world. By encouraging spontaneous dialogue, the new Fondation seeks to inspire both emotion and contemplation. This is a distinctive cultural initiative because the Fondation is private. It has been made possible thanks to the corporate patronage of LVMH and the Group’s companies, notably Louis Vuitton, reflecting the values shared by all the people of LVMH and its shareholders. The Fondation transcends the ephemeral present by creating optimistic momentum and embodying a passion for artistic freedom. It is very much a dream come true.
This extraordinary space for art and culture was conceived by architect Frank Gehry as a vessel whose sails soar amidst the trees of the Bois de Boulogne. The building’s construction represents unprecedented technological challenges. The building counts twelve immense glass sails, joining a longstanding tradition of glass architecture in Paris, including the Grand Palais. Frank Gehry also drew inspiration from the Palais d’Hiver and the Palmarium, two glass and steel structures that graced the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the 19th century, bringing Parisians opportunities for discovery and elegant promenades. The architecture is a bold dialogue between tradition and modernity, expressing “the artistic vision of the Foundation”, notes Bernard Arnault. Devoted to contemporary art, the Fondation Louis Vuitton will enable a broad public to enjoy a multitude of artistic creations, deepening LVMH’s ongoing commitment to promoting culture. The Fondation Louis Vuitton is committed to respecting High Quality Environmental Standards (HQE), acting as a pilot project for certification of cultural buildings.
For more information visit fondationlouisvuitton.fr