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The 12 Louis Vuitton pop shop could easily be mistaken for an art installation. Not surprisingly, it was created in collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Inspired by her past pumpkin and polkadot paintings, the store is a magical creation that would be the perfect fit for a certain fairy tale princess.
Designed by Brooklyn-based firm THEVERYMANY and led by Marc Fornes, the 12 Louis Vuitton pop shop was deservedly the winner of the 2013 Architizer A+ Jury Award in the pop-up category. Immersive and hypnotic, the environment is an intricate canvas for the luxury brand’s products. The designers tout it as “the world’s first fully carbon-fiber self-supported shell applied to architecture.” Lightweight and modular, the 12 Louis Vuitton pop shop was easily assembled out of pre-assembled components.