the heart of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, an emblematic site dedicated to art
and culture, Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and Vincent Roy, Brand Director
of Hublot France, Belgium & Luxembourg, welcomed over 200 guests to
celebrate art, a subject close to the heart of the Swiss watchmaking house, at
the end of this year. Brand ambassadors, exceptional guests invited by Hublot
for the occasion, including the artists Richard Orlinski and Marc Ferrero, were
able to celebrate the “Hublot Loves Art” theme that the House embodies through
its watchmaking creations, which combine technique and artistic aestheticism,
in an electro-atmosphere orchestrated by Dixon, Pedro Winter and Jean Tonique.
The guests were swept away by the choreographer Léo Walk and his company, La
Marche Bleue, and the rhythm of their organic and poetic gestures. The football
world champion and brand ambassador Kylian Mbappé surprised guests when he
arrived on stage, much to their delight.
In the course of the exhibition devoted to Charlotte Perriand, 20th-centruy architect and visionary creator, guests had the chance of brushing shoulders with Booba, Presnel Kimpembe, Stephane Bianchi, head of LVMH watch division, Jean Roch and Anais Pedri, Carla Ginola, Habib Beye… who, at the end of the evening, could discover the work being painted live by Marc Ferrero.
“In the name of Hublot, I wanted to thank the Fondation Louis Vuitton for welcoming us in this unique and incredible place. Art has always been at the heart of the brand, which wanted to spend an evening celebrating all the artists with which it has collaborated, some of whom honoured us with their presence last night.” -Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO Hublot
“We were happy to be able to bring together clients and partners to celebrate the end of the year in a modern and uninhibited atmosphere, which, just like Hublot, combined different artistic disciplines such as music, dance and design.” -Vincent Roy, Brand Director Hublot France, Belgium & Luxembourg
This evening was also an opportunity to once again present Hublot watches with new features launched in 2019, such as the new Big Bang Sang Bleu, the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, and the Classic Fusion Orlinski line.
Inaugurated in 2014, the Fondation Vuitton represents the fusion between the lightness of glass architecture and a story rooted in the French culture of the 19th century. As much as in the very design of the project as in the start of work, the Fondation project shook up the principles of architecture, like Hublot which is, par excellence, the watchmaking brand which shook up the deep-rooted traditions of Watchmaking by offering the first gold watch on a rubber strap, in other words a precious metal on a less noble material.