Louis Vuitton Celebrates Artisans With Lavish Coffee Table Book – WWD
CRAFT SERVICES: Louis VuittonOur latest coffee table book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the luxury industry.
“Louis Vuitton The products,” scheduled for publication by Assouline on February 1, are dedicated to the artisans of the French luxury brand in Europe and the United States, who produce everything from handbags and trunks. to clothes, shoes, watches, high-end jewelry and perfumery.
With a foreword by journalist and author Nicholas Foulkes, the 400-page book contains hundreds of photographs of Vuitton installations, often set in special settings, such as the firm’s leather goods factory. in Ducey, France, not far from Mont-Saint-Michel, or its high-jewelry studio on Place Vendôme in Paris.
The book also celebrates the craftsmen themselves, a surprisingly diverse group.
“Louis Vuitton upholds the idea that the workshop can be a place of personal growth. Here more than elsewhere, know-how is learned, respected, maintained and transmitted by those who challenge the image of the traditional workshop on a daily basis and use innovative techniques,” the brand said in a statement. declare.
Vuitton has 18 leather workshops in France, 4 in Spain and three in America, in addition to a shoe factory in Italy, a watch factory in Switzerland and a jewelry workshop in France.
The book is available in a classic edition, in English or French, which will retail for 95 euros or 95 dollars. The Chinese, Korean and Japanese versions will go on sale in April.
A collector’s edition, limited to 500 numbered copies, will be housed in a poplar case, similar to those of Vuitton’s historic trunks. Retailing for 1,900 euros or 1,900 dollars, it will only be available in French in Louis Vuitton stores and on the brand’s e-commerce page.
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