Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the latest happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look at Louis Vuitton’s latest exhibition in New York, 200 Trunks 200 Visionaries, Mark D. Sikes for Modern Matter Hardware, and Greta Garbo’s former Manhattan home. Written by Natalie Aldridge.
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Louis Vuitton’s 200 Trunks 200 Visionaries
Developed to celebrate Louis Vuitton’s bicentennial birthday, 200 Trunks 200 Visionaries has made its way to New York City. The exhibit initially debuted in the Louis Vuitton family home, an Art Nouveau landmark in Asnières-Sur-Seine, France. It moved onward to Singapore and Los Angeles, and now in its fourth and final destination, the exhibit has been expanded to inspire a new set of visitors.
Louis Vuitton started his eponymous company in 1854 after 17 years of apprenticeship under master trunk maker Monsieur Maréchal. After learning the artisan trade of luxury trunk making, he set up a small workshop in the heart of Paris that he quickly outgrew. Within a decade, Louis Vuitton became the foremost authority in luggage design. Almost 200 years later, the fashion house that still bares his name remains at the helm of leather goods.
To celebrate the vision and craftsmanship of steamer trunks, Louis Vuitton has collaborated with 200 individuals, all visionaries in their respective fields, to create unique 200 trucks. Each piece showcases the distinct imagination of its respective artist while honoring the history of the Louis Vuitton trunk. Pat McGrath, Francesca Sorrenti, and Franky Zapata are among the extraordinary talents involved in the exhibit.
The exhibition will run from October 14th, 2022 to December 31st, 2022 in the former Barneys New York building. In addition, Louis Vuitton has revived Barneys’ iconic restaurant Fred’s for duration of the exhibit.
Tickets are free of charge and can be booked here.
Mark D. Sikes for Modern Matter Hardware
Interior designer and TGP all-star Mark D. Sikes made an exciting announcement on Instagram this past week. The legendary designer, known for his artful use of blue and white and stripes, has paired up with Modern Matter Hardware for an exclusive collection.
Specifics have yet to be released, but we are standing by patiently. As hardware is the jewelry of the home, beautiful and high quality pieces are a must!
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Greta Garbo’s Former Manhattan Abode Gets a Price Cut
This past summer Greta Garbo’s Sutton Place apartment hit the market at $7.25 million. Located in The Campanile, a prestigious pre-war building at the tip of a private cul-de-sac beside the East River, the sprawling three-bedroom apartment has been largely untouched since the star’s death in 1990.
A native to Sweden, the view of boats passing by in the East River reminded her of Stockholm. She lived in the apartment for 40 years adding a touch of old Hollywood glamour to every inch of the dwelling. Up until 2017, the home remained within the family allowing many of her original touches to be left intact. Just this week the original price tag was cut by 500k making this petit paradis a little more tangible.
I can almost see her breezing down the corridor now.
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