LOUIS VUITTON’S NEW LUGGAGE

LOUIS VUITTON’S NEW LUGGAGE

Louis Vuitton launches an innovative new range of rolling trunks for the 21st century traveller designed by Marc Newson. ‘What compelled me to join forces with Louis Vuitton was the challenge to design a great piece of luggage, because like a lot of people, I travel a lot and I feel that I am in many ways kind of uniquely placed to be able to do that, as a consumer more so than a designer’, says Marc Newson.

The trunk has at its core, a new type of self-reinforced polypropylene composite, essentially representing the structure of the trunk, moulded in a mesh matrix of several layers. Its exceptionally thin, lightweight and elastic characteristics can absorb shocks. Louis Vuitton’s emblematic Monogram canvas has been expressly developed for the luggage in a new ultra light weight, a reduction of almost 50 percent, without compromising the original characteristics.

Four miniature wheels, engineered to be as silent as possible offering 360 degree movement, ensuring smooth and stable manoeuvring. Just like one of Vuitton’s historic trunks, the trunk’s corners are covered in natural cowhide leather as are the handles, studied to offer maximum comfort when in use and minimum volume when out of use.

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