louis vuitton takes over new york townhouse with glittering exhibition 'crafting dreams'

louis vuitton takes over new york townhouse with glittering exhibition 'crafting dreams'

crafting dreams: explore the invite-only show in new york


Louis Vuitton takes over a Park Avenue townhouse in New York City with Crafting Dreams, an exhibition showcasing the best of the Maison’s craftsmanship and heritage. Open by private appointment only from April 12th to May 5th, Crafting Dreams offers an exclusive opportunity to explore the Louis Vuitton universe within the massive Upper East Side home. This ambitious undertaking marks Louis Vuitton’s most extensive display of savoir-faire ever presented in the city.


Crafting Dreams brings together a seemingly endless collection of Louis Vuitton’s most celebrated creations in New York. Visitors will have the chance to explore Objets Nomades design objects, hard-sided trunks, timepieces, fine jewelry, and leather goods. The exhibition also features interactive demonstrations and opportunities to personalize pieces with the Maison’s artisans.

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Crafting Dreams offers a private exhibition in an Upper East Side townhouse | images © Brad Dickson



louis vuitton transforms a century-old townhouse


The venue for Crafting Dreams is a 1926-built seven-story townhouse on Park Avenue in New York. Throughout the space, visitors will encounter a signature element of Louis Vuitton‘s heritage: Malletage. This distinctive crisscrossed, padded lining, originally designed to safeguard precious contents within trunks during travel, manifests as a graphic ‘X’ pattern incorporated throughout the interior design. This subtle transformation creates a dialogue between the historic townhouse and the Maison’s heritage.


Over the course of its three-week run, Crafting Dreams offers a variety of engaging experiences that illuminate the history, craftsmanship, and creative possibilities behind the exquisite pieces on display. For opening weekend, Louis Vuitton designers from Paris were present, offering a unique opportunity to create entirely bespoke hardsided trunks tailored to individual needs and preferences. Later on, a Malletage expert from the Maison’s historic French workshops will demonstrate this specialized technique live, lending a glimpse into the artistry behind Louis Vuitton’s creations.

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explore iconic trunks, Objets Nomades, jewelry, and leather goods



discover american debuts


Crafting Dreams serves as a platform to unveil several pieces for the first time in North America. This includes the highly anticipated Millionaires Speedy 40 by Men’s Creative Director Pharrell Williams. Designed for his debut collection for Louis Vuitton (Spring/Summer 2024), this piece features 18K gold hardware and a hand-painted monogram that took sixty-five hours to complete, all presented within a bespoke hardsided trunk. The Millionaires Speedy represents the first collaboration between the Maison’s high-end métiers, solidifying its position as a true masterpiece.

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collaborate with Louis Vuitton artisans to personalize pieces or witness a live Malletage demonstration



The exhibition encompasses the full breadth of Louis Vuitton’s expertise. The original Louis Vuitton product, hardsided trunks, will take center stage, including the Capucines Trunk, designed specifically to house the Maison’s signature bag. Design lovers will loved the mosaic mirrored Campana Disco Cocoon chair from the Objets Nomades collection, making its American debut. The exhibition also features new summer pieces, including surfboards and tableware. From the Women’s universe, high jewelry and timepieces by Francesca Amfitheatrof, the Maison’s Artistic Director of Watches and Jewelry, will be showcased alongside garments crafted from Louis Vuitton’s finest materials using intricate processes.

louis vuitton takes over new york townhouse with glittering exhibition 'crafting dreams'
the townhouse is transformed with Louis Vuitton’s signature Malletage design, a tribute to its trunk-making legacy louis vuitton takes over new york townhouse with glittering exhibition 'crafting dreams'
high jewelry and timepieces are displayed alongside intricate garments


discover the mosaic mirrored Campana Disco Cocoon chair

louis vuitton takes over new york townhouse with glittering exhibition 'crafting dreams'on display are detailed garments, hard-sided trunk sets, and footwear designed by Pharrell Williams


the exhibition is open by private appointment only from April 12th to May 5th

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