About the project
"We envisage two futures - one has a party celebrating 1,000 years of peace, and our mission is to start growing beautiful pieces for this party. We were deeply impressed with the tenacity we learned of Louis Vuitton himself, walking to Paris to seek his future and later rebuilding his business from scratch, not to mention the skills and fine craftsmanship leading to the beautiful art objects his name embodies. We’re also huge fans of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, and love her version of Alice in Wonderland. Hearing that she was involved in an iconic Louis Vuitton window display awakened the thought that the Mad Tea Party would be a great way to express our vision. The trunk provided a centrepiece for Alice’s great-grandmother’s tea set, between our two showpiece grown chairs, completing the reference to the legacies of our forebears and weaving the past together with a brighter possible future."