A Rare Peek Behind Louis Vuitton’s Ateliers
Embark on a photographic journey of Louis Vuitton’s workshops
Louis Vuitton wouldn’t be what it is today without the work of its ateliers—the workshops and studios that house its many exceptional artisans. These ateliers are found throughout France and beyond, with workshops often located in places of historical or natural significance.
The ateliers are now finding their way onto glossy printed pages in this Louis Vuitton coffee table book. Published by luxury culture brand Assouline, Louis Vuitton Manufactures takes readers on a 350-page tour of the buildings and landscapes behind its creations, with exclusively commissioned photographs, and an introduction by author, historian, and journalist Nicholas Foulkes.
Glimpse the spectacle of Mont-Saint-Michel rising up from the sea, as seen from Vuitton’s leather workshop in Ducey; witness sustainable craftsmanship (complete with beehives for honey-making) in Beaulieu-sur-Layon; and discover an art gallery and library dedicated to shoes in a small town near Venice. From France to Italy, Switzerland and even Texas, this stunning Louis Vuitton coffee table book is a captivating visual journey through heritage and geography.