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Francois Pinault’s Paris Museum Plans

October 15, 2016

Francois Pinault in his Venice museum Punta della Dogana. 

Image courtesy of Welcome to Company

Francois Pinault, the french fashion magnet, announces that he will be adding to the cultural richness of Paris with a private museum. Mr. Pinault famously created two private museums in Venice, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana and he will now be adding to this collection. 

The museum is set to take over the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the center of Paris and the city’s Mayor said they will find a new home for the building’s current occupants. Tadao Ando will oversee the renovation process just as he did for the two museums in Venice. If this museum is half as spectacular as Pinault’s Venice museums we are sure it will be our new favorite in Paris! 

The former commodities exchange building in Paris where Mr. Pinault’s museum will be. 

Image courtesy of the New York Times

The interior of Punta della Dogana in Venice, remodeled by Tadao Ando.

Image courtesy of ArchiTonic.