Marc Newson

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

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For his second range of Louis Vuitton’s rolling luggage, Marc utilised new technologies to ensure that weight was reduced to a minimum and that volume was maximised. The introduction of the thermo-fusing process and ultrasonic cutting techniques eliminated 95% of conventional stitching.  The luggage is lightweight and strong, weighing only 2.9 kilos for the cabin size.

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

"After starting with hard luggage [the Rolling Horizon collection] where the parameters were 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.  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- and I sought to apply this to luggage.”

Year

2019

Sector

Objects

Key material

Aluminium

Awards

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020