Horizon Soft LuggageView text
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.”
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020