The Louis Vuitton Island is a new luxury destination for demanding
travelers who wish to transform every journey into a unique
Singapore welcomes a new luxury shopping destination and retail
icon as Louis Vuitton opened its first Island Maison at the Marina
Bay Sands last September 18th. The Maison sits on the waterfront of
the Marina Bay promenade and will be a distinctive landmark in the
celebrated landscape around the bay.
The Louis Vuitton Island Maison is a one of a kind concept for the
luxury brand, and will feature nautical- inspired interiors
exclusively designed by internationally acclaimed and award winning
architect Peter Marino. Visitors can look forward to a unique and
sophisticated retail experience as the first Louis Vuitton Maison
in Southeast Asia will incorporate art and cultural elements in its
Check out the tour of the Maison below.
The Louis Vuitton Island Maison is one of the two stand-alone glass
and steel crystal pavilions designed by architect Moshe Safdie as
part of his overall design for the Marina Bay Sands integrated
resort in Singapore.
Visitors can access the Louis Vuitton Island in three different
ways : via an outdoor bridge; by boat, disembarking at a jetty; and
from the mall via a tunnel and ascending ‘travelator’ which leads
them to the centre of the pavilion.
The first Louis Vuitton Maison in Southeast Asia, and the 12th in
the world, the Louis Vuitton Island incorporates art and cultural
elements within its retail space. Like similar Louis Vuitton
Maisons throughout the world, the Louis Vuitton Island is designed
to be committed to the artistic and cultural life of the
The Maison also house a bookstore, where visitors
can browse a specially curated selection of books on travel,
design, art and culture.
The Maison also exhibit a piece of artwork by the
Cuban-born illustrator Ruben Toledo, which will be displayed by the
staircase linking the watch and jewelry universe and bookstore.
Painter, sculptor, illustrator, columnist and critic for leading
fashion magazines, Ruben Toledo has illustrated every city in the
Louis Vuitton City Guideseries since 1998. Born in Havana in 1961,
he lives and works in New York, a city to which he has also devoted
a travel notebook published by Louis Vuitton.
The Espace Louis Vuitton Singapore is located in the underwater
tunnel that joins the Louis Vuitton island to the Marina Bay Sands
shopping mall. It aims to provide visitors to the store with an
immersive art experience and to help set the scene for their
arrival in the main pavilion of the store.
On the right side of the tunnel, a selection of
historic Louis Vuitton luggage linked to the nautical world and
transatlantic travels of the early 20th century are
On the left side of the tunnel, for the first
time in Singapore, a cultural space feature the inaugural
exhibition, 15 international artists, including Singapore artists,
will share their personal interpretations around the islands
The inside of the pavilion has been designed by Peter Marino,
featuring nautical inspired interiors and inviting the visitors to
become explorers while discovering its multiple facets. It pays
homage to the traveller and to the spirit of the sea.
To capture the thrill and romance of the sea, Peter Marino designed
for the Louis Vuitton Island, a series of nautical-inpsired spaces
based on traditional materials of the seafaring world. In
particular, the timber used for sailing ships and the stone of
harbors and slipways can be found throughout the Maison.
Women’s Universe, whose ceiling soars to a height of 11 meters,
features masts of sailing ships suspended in the air.
The main challenge for Peter Marino and his design team was to
manage the daylight allowed by the glass walls of the pavilion, to
ensure consistent lighting of the interior while still allowing
visitors spectacular views of the surrounding Marina
The other specificity of this project resides in
the interior layout of the space. Unlike other Louis Vuitton stores
and Maisons, the arrangement of the furniture and product displays
is focused towards the centre creating a promenade along the
windows of the Maison, inviting visitors to take pleasure from the
spectacular exterior views.
The Louis Vuitton Island will also present a permanent installation
by British artist Richard Deacon. Winner of the Turner Prize in
1987, Richard Deacon is renowned for his large-scale sculptures.
For the Louis Vuitton Island, the artist has created a hanging
sculpture formed three interlocking pieces. Entitled “Upper Strut”,
this artwork was inspired by the surface of the water. It will be
one of the first artworks by Richard Deacon to be suspended, and on
a scale never accomplished before.
The mezzanine of the Louis
Vuitton Island is devoted to travel, and offers visitors glimpses
of the Singapore skyline, inviting them to embark on an imaginary
journey. The first space of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it
also showcases the newly launch ‘Made for Travel’ men’s clothing
range, designed specifically for modern travel and characterized by
it s use of hi-tech fabrics.
As an extension of travel room,
an outdoor Loggia, reminiscent of the deck of a luxury yacht,
invites visitors to take a moment to pause and relax. The Louis
Vuitton Island represents the ultimate embodiment of the seafaring
aesthetic and clearly evokes Louis Vuitton’s long associations; not
only with the golden age of ocean travel, but also with prestigious
international sailing competitions, notably the Louis Vuitton Cup
and the America’s Cup.
Louis Vuitton Island Maison
2 Bayfront Avenue
#B1-38/39 & B2-36/37/37-A
Crystal Pavillon North
Marina Bay Sands
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday, Saturday & eve of public holidays: 10:00 AM
to 12:00 AM
+65 6788 3888