When he opened the shop bearing his name in 1854, Louis Vuitton was already a famous Parisian travel chest craftsman. With talented hands and boundless creativity, Louis Vuitton has raised the level of classic chests, turning them into beautiful works, imbued with living art.
Paris is not a city, but also the embodiment of life-changing aspirations, or historic achievements. In 1835, a 13-year-old French boy believed so. He spent two years walking, leaving the dormant mountains of Anchay’s hometown, Jura, to the city of light, Paris. The distance is 470km. That guy is Louis Vuitton.
The travel chests are the great achievement that launched the career of Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton arrived in Paris in 1837 with a backpack full of aspirations and the little carpentry experience he learned from his father. Louis Vuitton was accepted by Romain Maréchal to work at the Monsieur Maréchal wooden box processing workshop. The young man learns very quickly. With his boundless creativity, always craft and selects superior materials to transform designs into exquisite, beautiful works.
His talent impressed Queen Eugénie. Since 1852, Louis Vuitton has been the only person the queen has trusted to deliver the trunk of her luxurious puffy dresses while on vacation. Rumors spread far and wide, the name Louis Vuitton was passed on by the elite as a master of Parisian luggage and crafting.
The art of luxury travel in each Louis Vuitton chest
In the 19th century, cruise and train travel flourished among the elite. This was also the period of archaeologists and explorers. During their travels, the guests wanted a chest that was easy to transport, but still contained many items. Chests are not just for storing clothes or items. It was Louis Vuitton, and his boundless creativity, that changed the world’s entrenched conception of the chest. With each trip, Louis Vuitton selects and creates special materials and shapes, suitable for the weather conditions of each region.
The Louis Vuitton chest is like a soulmate. They carry a part of the soul, the crystallization of the superior craftsmanship of the artisans from the Asnières workshop. They accompany the elite in every moment.
The Louis Vuitton Chest is completely handcrafted. The aesthetics and creativity of Louis Vuitton can turn any idea into an existing work.
In the 167-year history of Maison Louis Vuitton, in each historical period, the chest carries many signs of the times. Not only do they carry artistic, historical and cultural values, they also contain the lifestyle and creative philosophy of the Louis Vuitton house.
Today, Louis Vuitton trunks are transformed into luxury furniture. In 2018, the Louis Vuitton chest was responsible for bringing the prestigious gold trophy, making the whole world yearn, to the World Cup in Russia.
The art and spirit of travel has permeated throughout Louis Vuitton’s history. So are the chests!