Virgil Abloh teamed up with Laurie Lynn, Richard and Jesse Jo Stark of Chrome Hearts to create a conceptual space to showcase his first Louis Vuitton collection. Located at NYC’s West Village, the “warehouse-esque” presentation at the Chrome Hearts flagship will display Abloh and LV’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection alongside exclusive Off-White™ x Chrome Hearts products. Diverse items will be purveyed across a showroom, living area, cafe, retail and gallery space located on the 2nd floor of the establishment.
The highlight of the space is an ebony bench that took Abloh and Richard Stark five years to make. “The uniqueness of the piece – at first glance, fragile and ‘snapped in half’ while ultimately being built out of the strongest ebony wood – was brought to life by hand at the Chrome Hearts factory in Los Angeles,” said Chrome Hearts in a statement.
The temporary residence is currently on view until January 17. Find the address below and stay tuned for more details on the exclusive products. In related news, Louis Vuitton unveiled special artworks to celebrate Abloh’s first collection for the label.
Chrome Hearts NYC Flagship
755 Washington St.
New York, NY 10014
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super non-liner logic. this bench Richard Stark of @chromeheartsofficial and i made together took 5 years of to make. the t-shirts and hoodies were just to past the time. ebony wood from africa. handmade in hollywood, los angeles in a family owned factory. on view now in the west village. my first @louisvuitton is there in their “apartment” now too. only an edition 8 will be made. article on @archdigest soon if not now.
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