The former Hôtel Baudet de Morlet and Hôtel Heuzé de Vologer, two private mansions built in 1714, have been meticulously restored and returned to their former glory by architect Peter Marino to be a home of the new Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme at 2 Place Vendôme in Paris. The luxury brand’s travel accessories and luggage, ready-to-wear, jewelry, watches, leather goods, shoes, fragrances, accessories, plus artisanal workshops are brought together under one roof. The opening marks the Maison’s grand return to the location where the young Louis Vuitton opened his first store over 160 years ago.
The Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme offers the full array of Louis Vuitton savoir-faire and métiers in two hôtels particuliers that have been elegantly united. Peter Marino has preserved the original façade of the building, the interior, however, was transformed in an elegant space decorated with glass, light-colored stone, artisanal wall coverings, beautiful parquet and stone flooring.
The Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme is the first store to offer Objets Nomades – a collection of travel and home objects by renowned designers. A space on the second floor is home to the Appartement where clients can be invited to private viewings of products. The sumptuous store also features two working ateliers, the Atelier Haute Joaillerie and the Atelier Rare & Exceptionnel, where very important clients and celebrities have a chance to discover exceptional pieces from the latest collections, which can be fitted and personalized to their taste.
Maison Louis Vuitton Vendôme celebrates art as well, exhibiting a curated selection of 33 contemporary works, some of them specially commissioned for the site, including creations by Laurent Grasso, Yan Pei Ming, Stephen Sprouse, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Paul Nabulumo Namarinjmak.
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