A few days ago, I blogged about W’s December 2013 Art Issue featuring George Clooney in a suit painted by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. W’s magazine cover inspired me to look more into her work and the 2012 Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collaboration, images of which I also shared in the previous post. Today I’m sharing some of the A-MAZING in-store experiences Louis Vuitton created around the world in cities like Paris, London and New York. It’s neat seeing Kusama’s work come to life in an retail experience. Each of these pop-up shops are practically works of art themselves. As a windows and in-store experience designer, and someone into textile and pattern design, Kusama’s work is the perfect marriage of the two. So check out these interiors and beautiful store windows below. Embrace the polka dot. Love the polka dot!
And now for the store windows (below).
Seriously, how amazing are these windows? I’m just totally in love with EVERYTHING from this collection: the product, the interior design of the pop-up shops, store windows and even the advertising. It just all works. I’m just amazed how Kusama is able to take something as simple and generic as the polka dot and make it completely her own. And how Louis Vuitton was able to translate that so seamlessly onto their product and in their stores. Completely obsessed. Enjoy these videos below. Get into it!