Lvmh aims to pass on know-how at every level with the future Maison des Métiers d’Excellence

By 2025, LVMH plans to open a building in the heart of Paris dedicated to showcasing the expertise of each of its divisions. This Maison des Métiers d’Excellence, open to all, will showcase its exceptional craftsmen on four levels. The aim is to support the luxury group’s ability to build a long-term ecosystem of talent.


Lvmh has just revealed what has been driving its HR teams for almost two years: the opening of its future Maison des Métiers d’Excellence, on rue Bayard, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The number one in luxury goods took advantage of the third edition of Show Me, held on October 17 at the Salle Pleyel, to communicate on the subject. This annual ceremony celebrates its craftsmen, virtuosos and apprentices.


This new showcase of the LVMH Group’s expertise is designed to train apprentices, raise public awareness of skilled trades and encourage vocations. It’s an innovative way of filling vacancies that are hard to fill due to lack of information or prejudice.


Show Me was also an opportunity for the luxury goods group to look back at its actions in the field relating to trades of excellence, whether these concern its sales teams or its craftsmen.


Show Me also provided an evening to celebrate the graduation of the group’s virtuosos and 250 craftsmen from all over France and Switzerland.


The event was attended by Bernard Arnault, Chairman of the Group, Chantal Gaemperle, Director of Human Resources and Synergies, and Bénédicte Epinay, General Delegate of the Comité Colbert.

Luxus Plus was in the room.


A training center in the heart of Paris

The theme of this year’s third edition of Show Me was “talent builder“. And if Chantal Gaemperle spoke of construction, architecture and buttresses, it was for a double reason.


It was as much to evoke the construction of career paths – something HR professionals are used to – as a real, solid building, scheduled to open its doors in 2025.


This Maison des Métiers d’Excellence will be a building entirely dedicated to training and transmission.

The space will be warm, intergenerational and “not overwhelming with heritage”. The idea is to give future talents a smooth introduction to the crafts of savoir-faire, with maximum support.


For once, LVMH has chosen an 1880 building in the heart of Paris. This contrasts with Chanel and Hermès, both of which already have a superstructure dedicated to their craftsmen, but on the outskirts of Paris.


Although Paris was known for its many couture workshops during the Belle Epoque, Alexandre Boquel, the group’s Director of Métiers d’Excellence, assures us that “in this building, we won’t be producing anything except training”.

The premises were previously occupied by a collector’s art gallery, before an insurance firm took an interest.


To get an idea of the architecture of the premises and its various spaces, the group called on Hannah Lévesque, builder of emotional constructions and former candidate for the Prix Elles Artisanes (2021), to create a model entirely in paper, in the style of a doll’s house.


© Hannah Lévesque/LVMH


In this future 2,000-square-meter showcase, just a stone’s throw from the Group’s headquarters and Avenue Montaigne with Dior’s ateliers, each floor will be dedicated to the transmission of knowledge.

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Featured Photo: © Hannah Lévesques/LVMH

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Victor Gosselin
Victor Gosselin is a journalist specializing in luxury, HR, tech, retail, and editorial consulting. A graduate of EIML Paris, he has been working in the luxury industry for 9 years. Fond of fashion, Asia, history, and long format, this ex-Welcome To The Jungle and Time To Disrupt likes to analyze the news from a sociological and cultural angle.

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