Louis Vuitton Maison
Integration within built design
Design, Production and Installation
Curio worked closely with the architectural, construction and design team to ensure a seamless refurbishment of the heritage tenancy, with a focus on ensuring that the key stories of the site’s former banking history and Louis Vuitton’s iconic history could be merged within the stunning new fitout.
As part of Curio’s storytelling on site, four, rare antique Louis Vuitton trunks are on display, including.a zinc mail trunk, created in 1885 to house men’s clothing and shirts, a 1902 men’s trunk featuring the oldest existing covering on a Louis Vuitton trunk, a 1916 Aero Trunk that belonged to French aviator, Ernest Archdeacon. It was originally meant to be fastened to the gondola of a hot air balloon and was later purchased by Lady Hannah Jones, in 1937 for use as a hat box. She was the wife of the grandson of David Jones, the founder of the Australian department store.
The fitout also clevery incorporates a former night safe on display in the basement and digital interpretation relating to the site’s colourful history, prepared by Curio.