Laurenz Bäumer, the Louis Vuitton‘s artistic director for fine jewellery, joined the French fashion house in 2009, and before that, besides designing for his eponymous collection, he has been the creator of many fine jewellery pieces for other glorious names such as Chanel, Guerlain and Baccarat.
Working for other houses is “ a marriage where you take what you have in common and you make the best of it ” says Bäumer.
Before you – the fifth collection of high jewellery from Louis Vuitton – entitled Acte V – an homage to the famous initials of the brand. Opals are the stars of the collection, for the second year in a row – a gem so dear to Laurenz, and in particular a unique triangular-shaped stone, from the Australian mines that weights slightly less than 88 carats.
“ I would love to be seen as an artist who creates sculptures to be worn. I have always loved jewelry, it is the heart of life, at the crossroads of art and technique, of desire and pleasure. All the elements, even those that are hardly visible or deliberately hidden, are worked to the point of obsession ” – stated the designer.