10 000 years of Luxury

Louvre Abu Dhabi
2019

ClientLouvre Abu Dhabi with partnership of Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris and Agence France Muséums

LocationAbu Dhabi, UAE

DateOct. 2019- Feb. 2020

Size1 300 m2

ScopeArt direction, design, scenography

Project leaderMarc Sarrazin, Félicie Barbey

CuratorsOlivier Gabet, Deputy Managing director of Musée des Arts Decoratifs

MultimediaOn-Situ

GraphicsCL Design

LightingACL

MountmakersAïnu

EngineeringBollinger & Grohman

Local partnersSelim Sinno

Photo credit© Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Mohamed Somji/ Seeing Thing

This exhibition, organized by Louvre Abu Dhabi in partnership with Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Agence France-Muséums, celebrates a world history of the lavish and the luxurious through 350 objects – fashion, jewelry, art, furniture and design.

 

Drawing on the collections of Musée des Arts Décoratifs and other French museums, including Musée du Louvre and Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, the exhibition offers a rare chance to glimpse, revel in and evaluate true luxury. The exhibition design explores the ways in which luxury has been interpreted by diverse cultures throughout ages: from extravagant offerings for the divine, to golden furniture fit for royalty and the iconic couture of fashion houses and virtuoso objects of luxury houses.

 

The scenography offers a journey from antiquity to the present day, oscillating from contemplation to surprises, from abundance to rarity, from extravagance to sobriety, from sophistication to simplicity.

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ClientLouvre Abu Dhabi with partnership of Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris and Agence France Muséums

LocationAbu Dhabi, UAE

DateOct. 2019- Feb. 2020

Size1 300 m2

ScopeArt direction, design, scenography

Project leaderMarc Sarrazin, Félicie Barbey

CuratorsOlivier Gabet, Deputy Managing director of Musée des Arts Decoratifs

MultimediaOn-Situ

GraphicsCL Design

LightingACL

MountmakersAïnu

EngineeringBollinger & Grohman

Local partnersSelim Sinno

Photo credit© Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Mohamed Somji/ Seeing Thing