Louis Vuitton opens new Maison flagship store in Miami at Design District
Louis Vuitton has recently opened its new Maison flagship store at Miami Design District. The façade, designed by Japanese architects Jun Aoki and Mirei Uchibe, is constructed of aluminum panels reflecting an abstract representation of the brand’s iconic Damier pattern.
Artist Teresita Fernández created a massive blue glass and mirror piece called Hothouse to hang on the mezzanine level. As an artist, Fernández specializes in making large-scale “landscape sculpture” that suggests natural phenomena transforming manmade places. Here, the 16,000 glistening cabochons evoke glacial cooling of the hot south Florida air. Other works throughout the boutique also feature naturalistic imagery done in both representational and abstract ways.
Emulating the true style and history of the Miami Beach area, the interior is influenced by 1950’s Tropical Modernism and, as such, entering the space makes a visitor feel as if they’ve re-emerged into the age of Art Deco. Boasting a curated assortment of women’s runway pieces from Nicola Ghesquière’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, the store will also be home to leathergoods, shoes, accessories, watches, and fine jewelry for both men and women. Also sold at the new Miami Maison will be a selection of the limited edition, art-inspired travel capsule collection for summer.