Household works on Louboutin exhibition for Design Museum

Household has been appointed to design an exhibition exploring the life and work of shoe designer Christian Louboutin, which will open at the Design Museum next March.


The consultancy says it is still in the early stages of formulating ideas for the exhibition, which is being curated by Design Museum curator Donna Loveday.

Household, which specialises in retail, leisure and workspace projects, has previously designed the Christian Louboutin Apartment space in Selfridge’s shoe galleries, which opened last year in the London department store. It has also designed Louboutin outlets in Beirut and Paris.

The Design Museum exhibition will profile Louboutin’s creative approach, and will also examine the influences on his work, such as Parisian music hall, travel, art, landscape architecture and film.

It will be an ‘immersive’, ‘theatrical’ environment, with Louboutin’s voice permeating the exhibition through commentary, quotes and film, according to Loveday.

The exhibition will also show images from Fetish, Louboutin’s 2007 collaboration with film-maker David Lynch, which saw shoes reimagined as erotic sculptural objects.

Loveday also says the show would have a ‘big finale’ that is in-keeping the designer’s personality and style.

Christian Louboutin runs from 28 March- 1 July 2012 at the Design Museum.

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  • karen morton November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    This will be exciting…..there will be a stampede once the doors open. Please let it be interactive – like a whole area for trying on heels.. Karen, Oxbow Media

  • Anne November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    i would love to see some of the photos from Peter Lippmann and Christian Louboutin too!!!

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