The exhibition is staged at a purpose-built venue in the heart of the city near the grounds of the imperial palace, and presents the company’s history since its foundation in 1854. It does so by way of a series of specially designed settings, presenting a wealth of products from the Louis Vuitton archives in nine differently themed sections.
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Sleeping pods come in two varieties: regular ones, situated in rows, and slightly fancier looking ones, built right behind book shelves. Although varying slightly in size, the comfort is similar and all pods are fitted out with reading lamps. And you’ve guessed it, all hostel guests makes use of a well-equipped shared bathroom.
The show sheds light on Miyake’s ideas about making things, and his approach to design — spanning from his earliest works to his latest projects — and to showcase his creations, Yoshioka has envisioned two mannequin typologies to display Miyake’s clothing which stem from the idea of ‘A piece of cloth’ being transformed into a beautiful shape that is worn on the human body.