Frank Gehry-Designed LCMH Museum to Open in France

By Paul Joseph

A new Frank Gehry-designed arts and cultural centre sponsored by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH is to open outside Paris in October.

Housed within a vast 126,000 square foot glass building in the Bois de Boulogne of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the museum will feature an LVMH corporate art collection as well as special commissioned exhibitions.

The distinctive building, which began construction in 2006, features glass sails made of 3,600 glass panels, each unique and specifically curved to fit the shapes drawn by the structure’s famous architect.

The museum will open in October 2014, during the weekend of Paris’s high profile Fiac (Foire internationale d’art contemporain) art fair.

Founded in 1987, LVMH is the parent of around 60 sub-companies across the luxury sector, including Louis Vuitton, Dom Pérignon, Hennessy, Fendi and Donna Karan.

By Paul Joseph