Marc Newson

Horizon Soft Luggage
Horizon Soft Luggage
Horizon Soft Luggage
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Horizon Soft Luggage

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Marc designed a second range of Louis Vuitton innovative rolling luggage especially for the modern traveller

The breakthrough outer shell is made of thermo-formed 3D knit with a double-sided jacquard featuring Marc’s interpretation of Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram. The knit is fully-fashioned in a custom-made technical yarn that includes elastic and thermo-fusible threads, using seamless knitting technology.

 Utilising new technologies Marc ensured that weight was reduced to a minimum and volume maximised the thermo-fusing process and ultra-sound cutting techniques eliminated 95% of more conventional stitching.  It is lightweight and strong weighing a mere 2.9 kilos for the cabin size.

"After starting with hard luggage where the parameters are naturally more defined and rigid, we embarked upon stage two, which is the soft version. I had to identify a suitable technology to give the project validity, something really compelling to kick the project off.  In the end it was not so much a technology, more of a process or a technique, that I was aware of through various other projects I had been doing. Essentially - it’s knitting.”

Year

2019

Sector

Objects

Key material

Aluminium