The renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has a long-term close relationship with the top fashion house Louis Vuitton. They have designed kinds of chic creations together including the impressive Monogram Multicolore collection, sweet smiling cartoon faces look, and cherry blossoms style, etc. To be honest, I'm a great fan of their works and I always expect something new from them. Finally, their new hand-embroidered tapestries are unveiled. Their interesting but elegant look is really worth my time waiting.

There are two types, the round carpet named Flowerball and the square carpet named Pink Time. Both of them are hand-embroidery production with skillful craftsmanship and top stitching methods. Produced in one of the most distinguished Indian factories, they are made from the finest quality New Zealand wool, and come in a multi-color motif.

It is said that at least 4 months are required to produce one of these masterpieces. Thus if you have a chance to look at them personally, you have to admit that they are really the perfect combination of tradition, innovation, elegance and art. They are available in two sizes: 2m and 3m diameter for Flowerball and 2?¨¢2m or 3?¨¢3m for Pink Time. Only 20 units of each were made.

Actually, the tapestries once have been shown in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao as part of Murakami's retrospective exhibition, at the Louis Vuitton Omotesando store in Tokyo, and in the Hong Kong Museum of Art as part of the 'Louis Vuitton: The Passion of Creation exhibition'. Now, as far as I concerned, they will be exhibited at the Louis Vuitton Champs-Elysees boutique in Paris in January 2010. Are you ready for their final release?
 


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