Glam moms, sisters, and career women, Stephanie Kienle Gonzales and Jessica Kienle Maxwell, designed the Louis Vuitton Flagship Store.
In case you missed it, Louis Vuitton recently unveiled its flagship store in the Philippines. Boasting a 665-sqm space, it’s located in the newest luxury wing of Greenbelt 3. Upon entering, you’ll immediately notice that the design is inspired by travel and Filipino heritage. To help achieve this, Louis Vuitton collaborated with designers, sisters, and moms—Stephanie Kienle Gonzales and Jessica Kienle Maxwell of Philux.
Creating a Filipino Design
In a statement on Instagram, the sisters shared that they wanted to create a uniquely Filipino design story for Louis Vuitton. “We curated furniture, accessories, artwork, decorative lighting, rugs, and installations that celebrate the country’s rich and colorful cultural heritage.”
They also wanted to embody the vast local design talent and skilled craftsmanship that Filipinos have to offer. In fact, in their interview with Lifestyle Asia, they were vocal about supporting Filipino suppliers and craftsmen. “We are always on the lookout for emerging artisans and artists because we believe in supporting small and local businesses—especially in today’s challenging economic environment,” Gonzales said.
It’s amazing to see both women juggle their careers while being hands-on moms. Stephanie is mom to Andrea and Arielle and is currently expecting her third child. Meanwhile, Jessica has two children—Luca and Layla. On top of work and travel, you’ll often find them posting about their families on Instagram.
Designing Louis Vuitton’s flagship store in the Philippines was without a doubt an awe-inspiring opportunity for the Philux team. “This has certainly been an exciting year-long and fulfilling cross-continental collaboration with the Louis Vuitton teams in Paris and Hong Kong, and we are honored to be a part of it.”
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