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Louis Vuitton x Marc Newson: The Spirit of Travel

Louis Vuitton has introduced the ultimate accessory for the new-age nomad, the rolling trunk. Under the expertise and tutelage of Marc Newson, esteemed Australian industrial designer, Louis Vuitton unleashed the spirit of travel with an innovative range of rolling luggage to accommodate the 21st century lifestyles of the savvy jet-set. A pioneering travel essential that has set the bar across the industry for unparalleled product innovation.

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Newson’s designs, 18 months in development, eventuated in an increased internal volume of 15%.

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The masterly and artful creations from behind the seams and sketches.

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.

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The Newson x LV trunk will be available in the signature Monogram canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier check print, Graphite, Taiga leather and in natural cowhide leather that comes in seven colours of Epi leather.

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Newson is professionally versed across numerous industries ranging from aerospace and technology to furniture and fashion.

“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 engineered. I’m obsessive about packing everything into a bag of a certain size which is why it was so important for me to design a product that could tick all of those boxes and be the kind of the perfect piece of luggage for a person like me, that travels and won’t travel with anything more than is absolutely necessary.” – Marc Newson.

To accompany the launch Louis Vuitton will offer a 48 hour after sales repair service in 14 cities globally which will also be integrated in to the Louis Vuitton travel app.