After its successful debut in France, Louis Vuitton’s exhibition makes its first international stop in Singapore for its global travel journey. Visitors can now engage and experience Louis Vuitton’s 200 years of influence at the Marina Bay Sands.
Starting April 4 to 27, Singaporeans can view in the flesh Louis Vuitton’s 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries Exhibition along the waterfront of Marina Bay Sands beside the all-glass structure of the flagship store Crystal Pavilion. Originally crafted for Louis Vuitton’s bicentennial birthday, the symbolic trunk now goes global to showcase the 200 reimagined designs of 200 visionary friends of the luxury fashion house – from artists to musicians, sportsmen, scientists, and philosophers.
The collective vessel embodies the aspirations, abstract concepts, and artistic expressions that guests and invitees can experience up close.
Louis Vuitton’s 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition
As a tribute to creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship, the exhibit is strategically nestled in a space that highlights the monolithic, Damier façade alternating with tinted windows and steel claddings – to convey Maison’s signature graphic with views between exterior and interior. The emblazoned ‘LOUIS 200’ also appears boldly across the roof when viewed from above.
Such brilliance came to life thanks to the 200 visionaries who had full reign to transform the original trunk. The results yielded extraordinary interpretations of futuristic transfigurations and physical vessels – as presented in a cross-section of physical and digital output.
Louis Vuitton’s 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition was participated by renowned Singaporean celebrities, including Kit Chan, Fann Wong, Zoe Tay, Rebecca Lim, Joanne Peh, Jesseca Liu, Desmond Tan, and Chantalle Eng.
After Singapore, the exhibit will be heading to Beijing, then to New York and London before getting auctioned at Sotheby’s in December 2022 to support the youth and talents in their creative endeavors and bridge inequality gaps.
Ready to Check Out Louis Vuitton’s Exhibit?
As a tribute to the French Maison’s innovative legacy, the exhibit showcases a rich collaboration of talents, including BTS, Fornasetti, Lego, Liu Wei, Cao Fei, Fornasetti, and Supreme, to name a few.
Guests visiting the exhibit will be welcomed in the Briefing Room – where the Magic Malle trunk is located. This is paneled with LED screens that will help bridge time to space through robot-trunk and trunks staggered at various heights stacked upon their assigned shipping crates. Going on, guests are then brought to journey through the Warehouse, where the creations by Theó Curin and Jean-Michel amongst others, sit staggered, atop the assigned shipping crates in which they will continue their expedition.
In the Dreamscape, visitors indulge in a sensory buffet with all things fun and whimsical – from multi-colored trunks to the interactive space that features a trunk dedicated to the K-pop icon BTS and the speakeasy-themed jukebox trunk dedicated to British music producer and DJ Benji B.
Before leaving the exhibit, visitors can indulge more in the Lifestyle Area where they can watch video interviews and browse books.
Excited to experience all these? Now that borders are lifted and restrictions are eased, take a trip to the much-anticipated Louis Vuitton 200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries: The Exhibition which will run from 4 April to 27 April 2022 at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza from 10 am to 10 pm daily. This comes for free, and registration can be done through this.