Dries Van Noten Opens His First U.S. Boutique in Los Angeles
The location's two art-filled buildings will host an interactive installation by Gagosian artist Piero Golia through March 11
A master of color, pattern, and fabric, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten has opened his first stand-alone U.S. location. Those who have set foot in his boutiques in Antwerp and Paris are familiar with his city-inspired interiors and fabulous florals, and the 8,500-square-foot Los Angeles outpost is no exception.
Van Noten has ingeniously made use of the site’s two separate buildings by displaying fashion—including a selection of archival pieces—on two floors in the Big House and a rotating schedule of exhibitions of artists and artisans in the Little House. Throughout both are other creative elements such as furnishings designed by Johan Viladrich, who is known for his zero-waste creations that repurpose existing materials which are grafted onto existing pieces. Also on view are translucent photos by Japanese floral artist Azuma Makoto that are transposed onto windowpanes, and wall murals by L.A. talents Jan Gatewood and Adam Tullie.
Following the space’s opening exhibitions featuring ceramics by Ann Demeulemeester-Serax and a presentation of carpets by the Swiss textile designer and artist Christoph Hefti, Van Noten is hosting Piero Golia’s work The Dog and the Drop, on view through March 11. The interactive installation by the Naples, Italy-born, Los Angeles-based artist combines a life-like animatronic pup whose gaze follows a water droplet as it slowly falls from above. Additionally, the designer is offering a limited-edition hooded sweatshirt, created in conjunction with the artist, to commemorate the art installation.
See more of the art-filled Los Angeles boutique below.
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2021 Spring issue. Subscribe to the magazine.