Decorating the Louis Vuitton Flagship Store
Louis Vuitton’s flagship store in London’s New Bond Street was a huge undertaking presenting many challenges.
To create the new standout location, two buildings were combined and transformed, with the exterior of the new 17,500 sq ft shop designed by acclaimed New York-based architect Peter Marino.
The fit-out itself was fast-paced and labour-intensive, requiring daily supervision as the designers continuously amended specification requirements while onsite. To meet the high-end luxury client’s demands, the site was open 24 hours a day throughout the project.
Our specialist teams had to complete large surfaces very quickly with minute attention to detail, as we were also tasked with decorating the masonry surrounds and all existing windows both internally and externally.
With such a quick turnaround, different traders were required onsite simultaneously, which resulted in scuffing and damaging to some of the work already completed by us. Therefore, towards the end of the project, once the other traders had left, our painting division flooded the site to redecorate any areas that were damaged or required further attention.
As the showstopping feature of the project, we were involved in decorating a large, vivid Louis Vuitton logo at the entrance to the shop. This is an explosion of colour, and required us to paint many lengths of timber in a whole rainbow of colours ready in time for the grand opening of the store.