MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™

ART + ARCHITECTURE ^ COMPUTATION [ Python / Rhinocommon SDK ]

12 LOUIS VUITTON

Photos: Stephane Muratet

Pop-Up Store | LOUIS VUITTONSelfridges, London | August 24th 2012

Collaboration Louis Vuitton – Yayoi Kusama
Executive architect: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, LLC

Innovation: first carbon fiber self supported shell applied to architecture.
Ultra thin and lightweight structure without need for any primary structure.

Inside/out: (photos by Stephane Muratet)

LOUIS VUITTON’s released videos:
Louis Vuitton unveiled an extraordinary take-over of both Selfridges’ legendary windows and its ever-changing Wonder Room.
http://youtu.be/0SB1RJ-g9po
Watch the transformation of the Yayoi Kusama Louis Vuitton Concept Store that happened over several nights at Selfridges
http://youtu.be/oSrmWYPM
The extraordinary documentation of Selfridges building facade being transformed into a veritable piece of art…. :
http://youtu.be/_m7a5YmAl6Y
The poem ‘Love Forever’, written by Yayoi Kusama, inspired the 24 windows that grace Selfridges in London
http://youtu.be/HKK88NW4

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Making Of: (photos by Marc Fornes + S&D)

2 large gantry CNC

2 small gantry CNC

Vaccum infusion onto planar “marble”

Carbon fiber + resin under vacuum infusion

Carbon fiber slices water jet cut & scaffold onto a polystyrene form (different from a mold)

Macro part

Lamination of local reinforcement

Electrical networks integrated within surface

Pre-assembly onto light temporary scaffolding

Pre-assembly: 2 of the 5 sub-shells

Large yet ultra light parts

Client: LOUIS VUITTON
Architect: THEVERYMANY,LLC
Fabricator: S&D
Engineer of record: AKT

Keyword: Marc Fornes, THEVERYMANY, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Surface, Self-supported shell, Architecture, Lightweight structure, Innovation, Louis Vuitton, Yayoi Kusama, Pop Up store, Selfridges