Louis Vuitton and Siam Paragon are teaming up to present Time Capsule Bangkok, a journey through the history of the House that revisits its landmark innovations in technology and design. Travelling from the House’s beginnings in 1854 to the present day, the story is told using rare and celebrated objects selected from the Louis Vuitton archive.
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry, fragrance and stationery. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship.
Time Capsule demonstrates the ways in which Louis Vuitton has anticipated the needs and desires of a changing world over 160 years. As advances in transport have accelerated our movement around the world, so Louis Vuitton has continued to address new challenges faced by travelers with imaginative and ingenious creations.
The exhibition follows a visual timeline of landmark moments in the Louis Vuitton story, focusing on five key aspects:
1) The codes of the House: those distinctive design features that can be traced back to Louis Vuitton’s very first trunks
2) Journeys around the world, revealing how Louis Vuitton met the demands of new forms of transport
3) Elegance and beauty in motion, showing how Louis Vuitton has enabled its clients to travel in style
4) The icons of the House: Louis Vuitton’s most memorable and emblematic creations
5) A celebration of Louis Vuitton’s past and present links with Thailand including the special order ‘Boite Flacon’ in Yellow Epi produced in 2006 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the Throne and the special order Watch Trunks designed by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana in collaboration with Louis Vuitton to raise fund for the Chaipattana Foundation in 2008.
Visitors will enjoy unprecedented access to some of the most valuable pieces from Louis Vuitton archives. Free admission, opens daily from 10.00 – 20.oo hrs from now till 25th September 2017
Last entries to exhibition: 20 minutes before closing. Exhibition rooms close 10 minutes before closing.