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Fondation Louis Vuitton Gets a Rainbow Makeover

The building has come into the light

 

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In Louis Vuitton‘s case, a glass ceiling is encouraged. Celebrated, even.

It’s not the kind of glass ceiling you probably have in mind, though. This kind of glass ceiling we’re talking about is the one installed on Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Designed by Frank Gehry, the glass panes that form the façade are (almost) as recognizable as the brand’s leather suitcases since the facility was opened to the public back in 2014.

Recently, artist Daniel Buhren has added some colors to the famed façade. As a part of his temporary installation project called “Observatory of Light,” Buhren has covered the glass panels with layers in multiple colors. As a result, visitors outside, inside and around the building will literally be showered with colorful lights. What’s more, Buhren has designed the filters in such a way, allowing the colors to shift according to the position of the sun in the sky.

The installation project will open starting May 11.

 

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