• © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Jules Hidrot

  • © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Jules Hidrot

  • © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Jules Hidrot


The Fondation Louis Vuitton’s publications offer readers the opportunity to discover and understand the Fondation, what drives it, its architectural structure and its cultural programming.

The works available include exhibition catalogues, monographic studies, limited editions by artists, children’s books, a book in Braille for the visually impaired and a magazine published twice a year that provides details on the cultural programming and unveils the works presented at the Fondation.

Works available

Frank Gehry, The Fondation Louis Vuitton, Frédéric Migayrou, co-published by HYX/Fondation Louis Vuitton 2014, (The inaugural exhibition catalogue).

The Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry, Architecture for the XXI Century, edited by Anne Line Roccati, co-published by Flammarion/Fondation Louis Vuitton 2014.

Fondation Louis Vuitton/Frank Gehry Yves Marchand, Romain Meffre, Fréderic Edelmann, co-published by Skira/Fondation Louis Vuitton 2014.

The Glass Ship by Frank Gehry, Didier Cornille, co-published by Hélium/Fondation Louis Vuitton, 2014.

Fondation Louis Vuitton, an Architectural Structure in Movement (Braille book for the visibly impaired), Fondation Louis Vuitton, 2014.

Metamorphosis (limited edition of 10 copies), Stéphane Couturier, co-published by  Toluca/Fondation Louis Vuitton, 2014

Fondation Louis Vuitton, co-published by Connaissance des Arts/Fondation Louis Vuitton 2014.

Fondation Louis Vuitton – The Magazine, co-published by JRP Ringier/Fondation Louis Vuitton 2014.

The Fondation Louis Vuitton Journal – Ellsworth Kelly, co-published by Manuella Editions/Fondation Louis Vuitton 2014.

Contact - designed by Irma Boom, with contributions by Peter Coles, Caroline Jones, Bruno Latour, Cia Rinne, Richard Sennett, and a conversation between the artist, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Laurence Bossé. Published by Flammarion, in French and English editions. 200 pages.




Fondation's creations


For its merchandising products the Fondation Louis Vuitton wanted to draw its inspiration from the architecture and the building's seven principal materials - silkscreened glass, laminated plywood sheets, stainless steel, grey painted steel, transparent glass, Rocheron stone and Ductal.

The product range reveals a group of objects playing on shades of colour (white, matt, brilliant, frosted, wood, steel) and on materials, both minerals (glass, sand) and natural (wood, cotton). The products are simple, plain, light-hearted.

These objects fall into the standard range of museum merchandising: the mugs are silkscreened glass or white porcelain, bags are of untreated cotton, candles play on transparency, the umbrellas recall the glass sails, make-up bags turn inside-out.

Discover our selection

Exhibition Keys to a passion catalogue :

The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue, conceived by Suzanne Pagé and Béatrice Parent. It is co-published with Hazan in two languages, French and English.

The volume Keys to a Passion (scientific advisor Patricia Falguières) includes essays by: Jean-Pierre Criqui, Alain Cueff, Patricia Falguières, Élisabeth Lebovici, Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Robert Storr, as well as texts by the following specialists in the artists and their output: Marie-Laure Bernadac, Philippe Büttner, Wietse Coppes, Arne Eggum, Jörg Garbrecht, Ulrike Groos, Annegret Hoberg, Olivier Kaeppelin, Élisabeth Lebovici, Giovanni Lista, Marcella Lista, Jean-Claude Marcadé, Marianne Mathieu, Isabelle Monod-Fontaine, Michael

Peppiatt, Arnauld Pierre, Anne Robbins Josse, Pascal Rousseau, Marielle Tabart, Riccardo Venturi, Véronique Wiesinger.

The corpus of the works is arranged alphabetically by artist, allowing the authors room to expand on their analyses. Their arguments are further clarified by a selection of other artworks for comparison. Impressive in its scientific rigour, the volume is no less so for the quality and format of its illustrations. All the works on show are reproduced in large size on high-quality paper. Graphic design of the catalogue: Wijntje van Rooijen & Pierre Péronnet.

Keys to a Passion


Format 252 × 288 mm

125 colour illustrations

288 pages

Retail price: 45 € to order this product, please click here.

ISBN: 9782754108324

English version distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven and London

Exhibition Album

Keys to a Passion

Texts in French and English

Format 195 × 195 mm

64 pages

All the works shown are reproduced in colour

Retail price: 8 € to order this product, please click here.