Photography by Paul Warchol.

Louis Vuitton’s Savoir Faire Comes to Vancouver

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Through the windows of the 48th floor, Vancouver presents itself in all its stormy glory. But never mind that it’s grey outside, inside the Private Residences at the Hotel Georgia the penthouse suite is filled with colour. The expansive suite is the site of Louis Vuitton’s first savoir-faire experience in the city—a fully furnished takeover of a space, offering clients the chance to view exclusive and limited-edition designer furniture and accessories in a home environment.

Many pieces from the Objets Nomades collection, created in collaboration with international artists and designers, are on display. In a cozy corner nook, André Fu’s Ribbon Dance sofa offers an unusual face-to face seating arrangement, its fluid lines adding to the intimate feel. The dining room is dominated by Atelier Biagetti’s statement Anemona table: topped with a sleek oval of glass, the undulating base is covered in soft, pale leather, its cobalt blue interior bringing an arresting pop of colour. And, in the living room, work from Brazil’s Campana Brothers—the already iconic Cocoon chair that hangs from the ceiling, and a crimson Bomboca sofa, all sensual curves and softness—perfectly marry art and luxury, style and functionality.

Louis Vuitton Savoir Faire Vancouver

Photography by Paul Warchol.

The space is peppered throughout with an extensive collection of exotic leather handbags that include brand new leather treatments (tie-dye, watercolour) as well as a shimmering pale pink Capucines, exclusive to the Canadian market. Clothes (men and women’s) much of it hot from the runway and not yet available in store, fill out the walk-in closets. And, of course, there are several iterations of the company’s trademark luggage trunks—designed specifically to transport everything from tea sets to Champagne, vinyl records to billiards.

The trill of an unexpected burst of (recorded) birdsong leads to a small anteroom where the Canadian outdoors has been recreated in order to display another Canadian exclusive: a trunk designed for the wilderness (glamping, not camping). The “Night Under the Stars” trunk includes a spotting scope and binoculars from Leica, two stools by Atelier Oï and a pair of Barber & Osgerby Bell Lamps (both from the Objets Nomades collection), as well as cushions and a blanket.

Louis Vuitton Savoir Faire Vancouver

Photography by Paul Warchol.

A Louis Vuitton artisan is on site, ready to custom decorate trunks and other pieces of luggage, and every day, until 3 p.m., traditional Chinese tea service is offered. Clients are also free to select and order customized handbags according to their own preferred colour and leather treatment combinations, and a sketch artist is available to provide an image of the personalized piece that can be kept in anticipation while it is crafted in France.

Viewings run October 18 to 24, and are by appointment only. To make a reservation, send your name, preferred date, and time to lvevents.us@louisvuitton.com.


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October 18, 2019