Louis Vuitton Island Maison, part of the Marina Bay Sands resort complex in Singapore, represents the ultimate in luxury retail destinations. The striking crystal and glass structure, which sits directly on the water, was awarded top honors in the Association for Retail Environments’ (A.R.E.) design competition. It features the entire the complete Louis Vuitton offering, from its men's and women's collections to jewelry and accessories. It also houses a bookstore with a curated selection of books on travel, design, art and culture.
The interior, which has a sophisticated and open feel, recalls an upscale luxury yacht, one with a very contemporary edge, (The interior was designed by Peter Marino Architect, New York; project architect was Somerville, Mass.-based Moshe Safdie Architects.) Design elements support the nautical theme, including light fixtures that evoke ship masts and an outdoor loggia reminiscent of a luxury ocean liner’s deck. Art elements abound, and include pieces and contributions from internationally recognized artists and the famed illustrator Ruben Tolledo.
Visitors can access the Louis Vuitton Island in three different ways: via an outdoor bridge; by private boat, disembarking at a jetty; and from the Marina Bay mall via a tunnel and ascending ‘travelator,’ which leads them to the centre of the pavilion.
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