Friday Inspiration #1

Friday Inspiration is a selection of the latest French innovative ideas we would like share with our community every week.

On this week’s review: 

From the rebirth of the Orient Express to the world-class Paris Sciences et Lettres University, the Fashion Week showcased the grand opening of Yves Saint Laurent Museum, the new emblem of Louis Vuitton, the French robot Keecker and New York’s MoMa building the bridge by coming to Paris.

The revival of Orient Express

The famous train, a source of inspiration of Agatha Christie, Joseph Kessel and Ernest Hemingway is coming back to life. Indeed, two French companies, Accor Hotel and SNCF will jointly revive the 21st-century Orient-Express, as a collection of new high-end luxury hotels. Following the vision of prestige of its ancestor, exoticism and refinement will be the objectives of the new Orient Express.


Source image: Wikipedia

Fashion week and Maison Vuitton Vendôme

As part of Paris Fashion Week’s special, the Maison Vuitton Vendôme opened its door on October, 2nd 2017. Maison Vendôme is a boutique and an atelier where all the products of Louis Vuitton are available and where adjustments can be made on site. The opening of this new atelier follows the history of innovation of the legendary Rue Saint-Honoré. Since 1990, the portion of this street between Rue Royale and Rue Saint-Roch evolved from a simple Parisian street to the symbol of French luxury. With the highest concentration of luxury hotels in the world and most of the French and international fashion leaders settling in this area, one of today’s global fashion center. Aligned with the Parisian blend of tradition and modernity,  Louis Vuitton opens its atelier as a notorious luxury brand settling in a historic area with a boutique at the forefront of modernity.


Source image: Le Figaro Madame

Yves Saint Laurent Museum

The Yves Saint Laurent museum, an emblematic figure of the French brand,  joins the fashion jewels of Paris this month. Pierre Bergé, partner of “YSL”, strongly believed that fashion should be accessible to all. Historian and designer, the passionate creator advocated for the dissemination of this art born in the 20th century: haute couture. Following the spirit of M. Bergé, an important part of the museum is available online. The French museum is not only innovating through the conservation of fashion pieces but also through the mainstreaming of fashion Art.


Source image: Site du Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

Building the Bridge through art: MoMA in Paris

The Museum of Modern Art of New York City is coming to the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. This exhibition will be divide into in three themes. The first one is a restrospective of the first ten years of the American museum showing its most iconic pieces of Art from this period. Through the second one, visitors will be able to (re)discover Pop Art and Minimalism and their evolution into Fluxus and Picture Generations. The final section grasp the latest acquisitions of the MoMA. The exhibition “Being Modern: MoMA in Paris” will last from October, 11th 2017 to March, 5th 2018. 


Source image: Fondation Louis Vuitton

Paris Sciences et Lettres University

PSL Research and Science University is a world-leading group of universities and institutions (19 in total including College de France, MINES, Dauphine, ENS…) in all fields, from hard Sciences to Humanities or Fine Arts. Since its establishment in 2012, more than 130 startups were created and more than 380 patents have been delivered. In order to support this energy, the board decided to launch the PSL Innovative fund in parternhip with Elaia Partners et Auriga Partners. Twenty to forty startups from the 181 labs will benefit from this fund every year. Now, the only unanswered question remains which startups will benefit from the unique financial support.


Source image: Université Paris Dauphine

Keecker: all-in-one

The French robot Keecker launched this week is the latest state-of-the-art device. This voice-controlled projector manages entertainment and communication at home. It also has the function securing your house. Discover in a video this revolutionary device here.


Source image: Keecker

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Have an inspiring and creative weekend! 

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