That’s what you’ll get if you’ve got a cool $299,0000 lying around to drop on the new luxury sensation in innovative sports car performance and sustainability – the BMW i8. Yes, Louis Vuitton has collaborated with the German icon in design aesthetic to create a tailor-made, four piece collection of luggage – exclusively designed to match and fit the new flagship model in the BMW i series. It’s nothing short of exceptional luggage for an exceptional vehicle.
Louis Vuitton, the pioneer of the art of travel, has created this tailor-made set of luggage for the most progressive sports car on the market – the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The innovative collection of luggage comprises two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag. To ensure optimal use of space, the luggage items have been tailor-made to fit perfectly into the interior of the revolutionary BMW i8.
“BMW and Louis Vuitton share both a profound appreciation of tradition and a commitment to constant further development,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The use of CFRP in the revolutionary BMW i8 sports car is indicative of an intelligent lightweight construction philosophy. And Louis Vuitton has demonstrated a similar belief in innovation, aesthetics and lightweight design in creating an exclusive luggage collection tailored perfectly to the new BMW i8.”
Distinguished and elegant – the design.
Unsurprisingly, the understated carbon-black of this luggage range matches the colours of the BMW i8. Its sophisticated look comes courtesy of the unmistakable chequered Damier pattern – a Louis Vuitton hallmark – and a laser-etched Louis Vuitton signature. Blackand electric blue used in the micro fibre lining take their cue from the trademark brand colours of the BMW i8 and bag handles are made from dyed natural leather, a sign of Louis Vuitton quality. All items in the collection come with leather name tags and the iconic Louis Vuitton padlock with the exception of the garment bag.
Patrick-Louis-Vuitton, Head of Special Orders at Louis Vuitton and great grandson of the House’s founder, says, “This collaboration with BMW i epitomises our shared values of creativity, technological innovation and style. Our craftsmen at Louis Vuitton have enjoyed the challenge of this very special project, using their ingenuity and attention to detail to create a truly made to measure set of luxury luggage. This is a pure expression of the art of travel.”
Say no more – we’ll have two please.