LVMH Media Department, Paris
Ora Ito designed the new premises of the LVMH Media Department, also home to the newspapers Le Parisien and Les Echos, in the upmarket 15th arrondissement of Paris. This light and airy building on 4 levels is given unity by a fantastic swirling staircase constructed by Kozac KOZAC.
Creating this imposing and ground-breaking structure required research by our engineering department and the perfecting of certain techniques, and the execution of the brief was also project managed by KOZAC. The light aluminium bee’s nest form, overlaid with wooden slats, is the fruit of lengthy reflections as to the optimum choice of materials, since light components needed to be used for this self-supporting structure.