The opening of Louis Vuitton Maison Seoul marked a further link in the already strong connection between the Maison and Korean culture. Located in the prestigious Cheongdam-dong ward in the Gangnam district, the flagship store brings together two world-renowned architects’ visions: Frank Gehry’s poetic facade and Peter Marino’s dynamic interiors. Throughout the store’s five floors, all of Louis Vuitton’s collections are experienced in a variety of intimate spaces, connected by an airy, floating staircase. Clients are provided with an entirely unique private shopping experience surrounded by works of art, historical Louis Vuitton archival objects and unparalleled artisanal savoir-faire. 

On the upper-most floor of the store, Louis Vuitton also inaugurated the Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul, the fifth exhibition space of its kind around the world. For its very first exhibition, Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul presented eight emblematic sculptures by Giacometti, which belong to the collection, including L’homme qui chavire [The man who capsizes] (1950) and Grande Femme II [Tall Woman II] (1960).



Date Completed


Project Leader


Carrie Chang

Sam Powers

Photo Credit

Yongjoon Choi and Stephane Muratet Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

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