Louis Vuitton has unveiled a new collection of rolling luggage created in collaboration with Australian designer Marc Newson. Amazingly lightweight and sturdy, the new Louis Vuitton luggage is expressly designed for the 21st century traveler.
Australia’s most lauded design export, Marc Newson, has again collaborated with Louis Vuitton on a range of rolling Luggage that marries the designer’s signature predilection for curvilinear forms and bold colours with the ‘Art of Travel’ ethos that underpins the storied French house
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
Marc Newson’s designs, 18 months in development, eventuated in an increased internal volume of 15%
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
Dropping in stores from July 15 and online from September 30, Vuitton and Newson’s rolling trunks were 18 months in the making and are a surefire sign that haute hand Luggage has reached its zenith. Each piece boast, per Vuitton, ‘a new type of self-reinforced polypropylene composite, essentially representing the structure of the trunk, moulded in a mesh matrix of several layers’, – meaning he cases are both light and able to withstand the rigours of travel.
The Louis Vuitton x Newson trunk will be availble in the signature Monogram canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier check print, Graphite, Taiga leather and in natural cowhide leather that comes in seven colors of Epi leather.
Other innovattions include ‘a transversal side hinge’ that allows for a complete 180 degree opening; a three-diget TSA approved combination lock to secure your invaluable assets and a single zip – all in the name of reducing weight and streamlining your time in transit, and all of wich are patent pending.
I think it’s safe to say that we’re striving to break new ground in terms of developing a product which is one of the lightest on the market, and from a technical perspective is one of the most rigorously designed and engineerd
Alongside the classic monographed models, Newson’s of New Rolling Luggage includes bright orange, pink and yellow versions with only minimal logos.
The four-wheeled suitcases – which come in mini, cabin and maxi sizes – feature extendable handles that retract into the outside edge of the trunks, so as not to interfere with packing space.
The smallest of the lightweight bags in the collection weight just 2.9 kilograms, but its internal space is 13 per cent larger than similar bags.
A side handle for carrying and a padlock system have also been built into the side of the trunk
Australian designer Marc Newson has reinvented Louis Vuitton iconic trunks, making them lighter and more spacious on the inside (+ slideshow).
Newson has previously worked with Vuitton on the creation of a leather and shearling backpack ‘Celebrating Monogram’.