Luggage as Art

A luggage reboot of sorts is the result of a partnership between Louis Vuitton and designer, Marc Newson.

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The new line, called simply Travel is Newson’s second collaboration with the iconic brand. While informed by classic travel trunks made of hard materials, the Travel series is made from soft thermo-formed 3D knits using a seamless technology. 

The result is not only lightweight, but durable and water repellent.

after starting with hard luggage where the parameters are naturally more defined and rigid, we have embarked upon stage two, which is the soft version’, explains newson.I had to identify a suitable technology to give the project validity, I had to have a reason, something really compelling to kick the project off. that was to be the technology, which was not so much a technology, more of a process or a technique, a process that I was aware of through various other projects that I had been doing and essentially it’s knitting‘.



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