The Fondation Louis Vuitton marks a new phase in the philanthropic efforts of the LVMH group and its houses, and epitomises the support for art, culture and heritage they have been providing for nearly twenty-five years. Five years after meeting architect Frank Gehry, the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the LVMH group launched a major project.
It marks a new step driven by a renewed ambition:
- A long term commitment wishing to establish strong roots in western Paris and to develop as an institution of reference over time.
- This project of great philanthropic value for the city of Paris entailed the construction of an exceptional building on municipal public land and a 55-year occupancy agreement with the City of Paris.
As a private cultural initiative, it was born of a shared passion and aims to be a stakeholder in the local area. It is rooted in the heart of Greater Paris, in the Bois de Boulogne, where Paris meets Neuilly-sur-Seine. The Fondation Louis Vuitton aims to become part of the Ile-de-France cultural landscape and to rekindle interest in western Paris.