#TravelTuesday: Louis Vuitton rolls out a new luggage collection with Marc Newson

#TravelTuesday: Louis Vuitton rolls out a new luggage collection with Marc Newson

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Text: Jessica Zheng

The ultimate luggage for 21st century travellers

The French maison is bringing the Maison's art of travel to a new chapter with its new and ultra-light Rolling Luggage collection. Designed by the internationally acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson, the new rolling luggage features innovations that aims to meet the needs of the modern day traveller. With the use of ultra-thin titanium layer bonded to a self-reinforced polypropylene composite shell, the rolling trunk is not only super lightweight (weighing no more than 3kg) but equally shock-absorbent as well.

The new rolling luggage is not only one of the lightest in the market, it also provides 15% more internal space volume than other similar-sized trunks. Newson made this possible with a very simple idea — by relocating the anodised aluminium handle within the luggage and placing it outside of the trunk. Removing the awkward bumps and ridges that we often see with the traditional internal mounted cane luggages, this simple yet innovative change gives way to an impressive 37-litre packing capacity and a flat inner surface that makes packing easier. 


Other innovations inclues a built-in transversal side hinge that allows for a complete 180-degree opening, a three-digit TSA approved combination zip-pull lock, and four miniature wheels that offers silent and 360-degree manoeuvring. The collection will debut with two cabin luggage sizes before rolling out a check-in sized version in 2017. Opt for the Mini 50, a smaller luggage perfect for a short two-day trip or go big with the Cabin 55 — the larger of the two that gives you maximum space in a cabin-sized luggage. The new trunks will come in a variety of 12 finishes, ranging from Monogram canvas to seven colours of Epi leather. 


Available at Louis Vuitton boutiques in Marina Bay Sands, Ngee Ann City, and ION Orchard.