Luxury lifestyle label Louis Vuitton opened doors to its one-year-long Cabinet d’Ecriture pop up store at 6, Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris last December. Aimed at introducing their patrons to the art of correspondence, handed down over the years through the House’s traditions and famous heritage, the store allows visitors to explore the Louis Vuitton World of Writing. This Cabinet, which is steeped in rich history, is Louis Vuitton’s attempt to provide entrants the opportunity to escape and enjoy a peaceful pause from hectic urban life.
Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of Louis Vuitton, was passionate about reading and writing and was an avid bibliophile and collector. This endeavour by the brand has its seeds in this passion of its founder.
Louis Vuitton’s World of Writing promotes the art of correspondence through its exquisite collection of writing instruments, exclusive inks, crystal inkwells, stationery cases, trunks and collection boxes, and paper collections.
The Cabinet d’Ecriture is presented as an English garden and is inspired by the cabinets of curiosities from the 17th and 18th centuries and 19th-century libraries. The setup and ambiance mirror this theme perfectly as restored furniture gives it warmth and intimacy.
This early 20th-century printer’s cabinet showcases several collections of writing instruments and is a unique work of art.
This backlit ink bar incorporated into a jewelry unit from the early 20th century is the perfect display unit for the twelve ink colors created exclusively by Louis Vuitton.
The Cabinet will also hold demonstrations of craftsmanship by trunk-makers, leather craftsmen, bookbinders, papermakers, sheath-makers, and typographers regularly.
From the late 19th century, this writing desk is the ideal home for small leather goods, stationery collections, and writing instruments.