As the festive season unfolds, La Samaritaine transforms into a Palace of Delicacies! From November 8th to January 9th, this iconic department store celebrates the essence of French living, immersing visitors into a world of indulgence and pleasure. No half-measures here—La Samaritaine pulls out all the stops to tantalize your senses with an array of enticing colors, generous shapes, and luxurious materials.
This year, the spotlight shines on a trio of remarkable artists collaborating to bring a unique fusion of art, fashion, and craftsmanship to La Samaritaine.
Gab Bois: Creative Visionary
Hailing from Montreal, Gab Bois injects a playful twist into everything she touches—be it fashion, food, or everyday objects. Her knack for turning the mundane into the extraordinary results in surprising, amusing, and always innovative creations. At La Samaritaine, she showcases her whimsical artwork, including a larger-than-life chandelier overflowing with candies. Visitors can embark on a scavenger hunt, guided by clues on her Instagram (@gabbois), to discover six hidden gifts scattered throughout the store.
Mathieu Lustrerie: Illuminating Christmas at La Samaritaine
Joining forces with La Samaritaine for this celebration of culinary artistry is Mathieu Lustrerie, the master of chandeliers. With over 600 years of history in their craft, Mathieu Lustrerie embodies excellence in lighting design. Their exquisite selection, showcased within the store and as part of an enchanting exhibition, showcases unparalleled expertise in restoring antique chandeliers, crafting contemporary pieces, and reviving historical models. Prepare to be mesmerized by the brilliance of gold, silver, bronze, and crystal, radiating throughout the grand magasin.
Thomas Liu Le Lann: Crafting Sensory Environments
Thomas Liu Le Lann, a versatile artist, sculpts installations using fabrics, glass, and wood, creating immersive environments that blend popular culture with questions of identity and society. His thought-provoking sculptures and poetic objects challenge conventions, prompting reflections on heroism and the human experience. For La Samaritaine, Liu Le Lann presents a series of giant lollipops in an installation that captures the essence of indulgence, desire, and temptation.
With these three distinctive artists converging at La Samaritaine, the store transcends into a realm where art, fashion, and the festive spirit intertwine, inviting visitors to experience a feast for the senses. Indulge in this opulent celebration and let the creative synergy of Gab Bois, Mathieu Lustrerie, and Thomas Liu Le Lann transport you to a world of artistic wonderment at La Samaritaine