• My Imprinted Life

    Louis Vuitton continues its endless travel in the world of correspondence with a collaboration highlighting the work of creative artist Marie Beltrami.

    Writing instruments have been essential companions of the traveller across the years, consequently sharing an important history with the house of Louis Vuitton.

    As important then as it is in the digital age of today, the fine art of correspondence in its most traditional form is a statement of refinement, exceptional character and personal expression; it is part of an authentic ‘art de vivre’.

    From personal correspondences to global art movements and special projects like this initiative by Marie Beltrami, penning letters has always carried a very special signification.

    The aforementioned project comprises over 300 envelopes addressed by the artist to famous and to unknown people, both alive and dead, both real and imaginary.

    To go even further, each envelope is affixed with a “postage stamp” featuring her own image; another way to free herself from the consignments of the everyday life.

    Once again Louis Vuitton is embarking on a new voyage, a writing journey.

    As Marie Beltrami would put it: “a return to values I find enchanting”.

    Tags: Video, Collaboration, Mail

  • A Damier Signature

    We are in 1889 and the eyes of the Paris World Fair have just witnessed the revealing of an icon. As old as the Eiffel Tower itself, we give you the Damier Canvas.

    The design of Louis Vuitton’s Damier was the result of the creative spark that shined between Louis Vuitton and his son Georges Vuitton, who invented the canvas a year earlier in 1888.
    Almost a century later, in 1998, the pattern was reintroduced as the Damier Ebène, and it has been one of the biggest successes of Louis Vuitton. A wide range of Damier canvases have been introduced since then: Damier Azur, Damier Graphite (for the 120th anniversary of the canvas), the embossed leather of Damier Infini or, more recently, the Damier Adventure and Damier Challenge.

    One can be sure that with such a strong and recognizable pattern, the Maison Louis Vuitton will create new colourful interpretations in the future. But until then immerse yourself in the original Damier Canvas colours with this short stop-motion film introducing the latest Damier products.

    More on the Damier history and collections here

    Tags: Georges Vuitton, Video, Damier

  • Retracing The Trunk

    Embark on an imaginary visual journey through light projection and mapping techniques to celebrate the savoir-faire of the prestigious trunk maker.

    Suited for explorers, archaeologists and adventurers, in the noblest sense of the term, Louis Vuitton’s trunks carry with them deeply engraved memories. Open an old trunk and a myriad of images escape, forgotten odours and anecdotes will resurface.
    Hundreds of thousands of trunks have been handmade by Louis Vuitton since the 19th century. They all have their own history. They are scattered throughout the four corners of the globe. Some sleep in attics, others are in museums, others are still travelling. Trunks are like special possessions, carefully preserved or lost forever.
    This short film by Les Courtisans immerses us in the visual history of Louis Vuitton trunks; jumping back and forth between the many designs developed by the house throughout the years; a graphic explosion at crossroads between the late 19th and early 21st century.
    Each trunk tells its own story, a story told “through those who order them, those who owned them, and the times in which they were made, as if, once wide open, they are no longer trunks but albums” - Patrick-Louis Vuitton.

    Tags: Savoir-Faire, Trunks, Animation, Featured