Famous French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, just opened their newest and fifth showroom in Singapore last week. The new store isn’t just a branch, its a complete glass island-building, designed by Safdie Architects as a part of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel development opened in April of last year.
The Marina Bay Sands complex just couldn’t have enough to offer, despite the casinos, restaurants, 3-towers hotel, world’s largest sky park, and the infinity view roof-top pool it sports, one of two glass-and-steel pavilions Safdie built at the edge of the bay was acquired by the fashion house, and turned into LV’s biggest showroom of southeast Asia.
Designer Peter Marino, who have designed all of the brand’s 12 worldwide maisons, was hired to dress up the interior space of safdie’s glass island. He managed to deliver a fresh and attractive interior that promises a unique experience to the label-loving Asian market.
Marino wasn’t the only designer who contributed in the new interior, fifteen internationally recognized artists from the likes of Richard Deacon (who created a magnificent sculpture specially for the maison) and the famed illustrator Ruben Toledo also took part.
This truly first ever luxury island features the complete Louis Vuitton offering, from men’s to women’s collections, to jewelry it even hosts a unique bookstore. Visitors can access the LV island by bridge, by travelator, which ascends into the centre of the showroom from an underground tunnel or, instinctively, by private boat.