March 24, 2014

Technology
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When cutting-edge technology meets timeless craftsmanship, great projects are bound to be born. German car-maker BMW partnered with Louis Vuitton to create the ideal travel companions for the plug-in hybrid BMW i8. The collaboration resulted in an exclusive collection of four suitcases and bags.

The sports car, unveiled at the last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, is the first hybrid produced by BMW, a car that unites the advantages of visionary design and intelligent lightweight engineering. The visionary vehicle demanded innovative craftsmanship; Louis Vuitton matched the challenge, delivering a sophisticated luggage set made of carbon fiber.

“This collaboration with BMW epitomizes our shared values and creativity, technological innovation and style. This is a pure expression of the art of travel,” declared Patrick-Louis Vuitton, Head of Special Orders at Louis Vuitton.

The unique material normally used in the aeronautics industry was woven into a charcoal grey fabric with the iconic Damier pattern, creating a collection that is both sophisticated and featherweight. The line-up includes a business case, a garment bag and two different weekender bags.

The BMW collection will be available on demand at the Louis Vuitton stores in Paris, London, Munich, Moscow, Milan, Dubai, NYC and Los Angeles from April 1. In September it will make its debut in Shanghai and Tokyo.

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