Functional Creativity - Louis Vuitton x Pierre Paulin´s Playing with shapes.




Hola a todos! Hoy regreso con algo más de arte, y un toque de moda, presentando "Playing with Shapes" una muestra artística, originalmente concebida en 1972, presentada en Art Basel la cual es una unión entre la legendaria marca Louis Vuitton y el legado del visionario artista Pierre Paulin. 
La unión entre ambos mundos se origino gracias a la admiración que el diseñador Nicholas Ghesquiere tenia en el trabajo del artista, razón por la cual entró en contacto con Maia Paulin para solicitar el permiso de que el sofá "Osaka" fuera parte de la escenografía de la presentación Cruise 2015 de la marca en Mónaco. A partir de ese momento surgieron negociaciones para traer a la vida el "Herman Miller Project", algo que el artista siempre quiso llevar a cabo.
Este proyecto surge inicialmente gracias a la admiración del artista por los diseños de muebles que Herman Miller realizó para el sector profesional y de salud. Los ideales de simpleza, funcionalidad e increíble construcción fascinaron a Paulin quien entonces creó un proyecto similar para ser aplicado en el área residencial; lastimosamente la crisis de aceite en los 70´s puso un fin a dicho proyecto, que llevaba por titulo La Maquette.
Louis Vuitton comparte los ideales de un diseño visionario y vanguardista que no deja de lado sus raíces ancestrales y es por esta razón que decide llevar a cabo la realización de La Maquette presentándola en el marco del Art Basel en la ciudad de Miami. Los diseños de estos muebles son innovadores y creativos, transformando la forma en la que vivimos y al mismo tiempo inspirándose en ella, pero siempre con la máxima atención a que la comodidad es el fin ideal. 

Hello everyone! Today I am back with more art, and a little fashion, presenting "Playing with Shapes" an art exhibition, originally concieved in 1972, presented at Art Basel which is a union of the legendary brand Louis Vuitton and the legacy of visionary artist Pierre Paulin.
The connection between both worlds took off thanks to the admiration the designer Nicholas Ghesquiere had in the artist's work, reason why he came into contact with Maia Paulin to request permission so that Pierre´s "Osaka" sofa was part of the scenery for the Cruise 2015 presentation of the brand in Monaco. From that moment negotiations arose to bring to life the "Herman Miller Project", which the artist always wanted to finish.
This project initially arose thanks to the artist's admiration for the designs of Herman Miller furniture made for the professional and health sector. The ideals of simplicity, functionality and incredible construction fascinated Paulin who then created a similar project to be implemented in the residential area; unfortunately the oil crisis in the 70´s put an end to this project, which was titled La Maquette.
Louis Vuitton shares the ideals of a visionary and innovative design that does not neglect their ancestral roots and for this reason they decided to conduct the realization of La Maquette presenting it as part of Art Basel in Miami. The designs of these furniture are innovative and creative, transforming the way we live and simultaneously inspired by it, but always with the utmost attention that comfort is the ideal end.

"Luxury, functionality and innovation have driven Louis Vuitton since the mid 19th century...This year, Louis Vuitton once again revists functionality by realizing "Playing with Shapes"...It reflects a shared vision, as Paulin believe that design should address users´ needs rather than serve style for it´s own sake".- Louis Vuitton.
 - Aesthetics are only the concequence of the limitations in an object´s design; they are by no means the expression of artistic intent.- Pierre Paulin.
 - One expects from a designer a practical object with, if possible, a touch of poetry and elegance.- Pierre Paulin.
 - I can only just glimpse the modernity of my work. I´m no genius. I´m simply the sorcerer´s apprentice. I´m a jack-off-all-trades who breaks and enters.- Pierre Paulin.
 - I suscribe to the functionalist school. I´m permanently driven by the demands of comfort.- Pierre Paulin.

Louis Vuitton also held a dinner party for the exhibition opening, here are my best dressed.
Kate Hudson, Michelle Williams, Miranda Kerr & Laure Heriald Dubreuil.


Hugs, Andy.


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