LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton) is the world’s leader in cutting-edge luxury, supporting over 60 prominent brands in a comprehensive range of: wines & spirits, fashion & leather goods, perfumes & cosmetics, watches & jewelry, selective retailing, and now has announced they will open their first museum in 2014. LVMH has always shown a great commitment to encouraging the arts and culture around the world. Now, with The Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, they will share their love of the arts with the public. Starting in 2006, the foundation has funded $143 million for the construction of the museum.
The LVMH museum is designed by French architect, Frank Gehry, who fashioned the design of the building to “represents unprecedented technological challenges.”
The LVMH site describes the architectural design as the following: “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.”
Bernard Arnault, Chairman of LMVH expresses “the artistic vision of the Foundation….is reflected in the bold dialogue between tradition and modernity.”
The Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation will be devoted to the contemporary arts.