Louis Vuitton Introduces a Luxe Watercolor Box

Recalling the trunk traditions of the famed French atelier.

Fashion
4,722 Hypes 0 Comments

Although Louis Vuitton has established itself as one of the most revered luxury fashion houses in the world, the French label actually has its beginnings in premium luggage. Of especial note is LV’s popularization of the flat-bottomed trunk that became a travel essential for many seasoned voyagers of the time. Carrying on with this tradition, the rectangular travel case constructed with the brand’s iconic Damier Canvas pattern has become a hallmark item for the famed atelier. Echoing the traditions of the classic trunk, Louis Vuitton has introduced an opulent boite à aquarelle (or watercolor box) designed for the artist on-the-go.

As a perfect union of form and function, the luxe offering elevates the archetypal trunk into a concept that provides ease of use while still maintaining an elegant design. Utilizing a wooden frame, the exterior is covered with premium leather and is protected by brass corners and multiple clasps and locks. In addition, a handle ensures that the box is easily carried. As Patrick-Louis Vuitton comments, “We are packers by profession. To create a fine piece of luggage, you need to be rational. The extravagance is the objects you transport.” You can further explore the Louis Vuitton Watercolor Box at the brand’s website here, and can learn more about the trunk in the video above.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

A Closer Look at Louis Vuitton's Rainbow Watercolor Monogram Skateboard Trunk
Design

A Closer Look at Louis Vuitton's Rainbow Watercolor Monogram Skateboard Trunk

Complete with a $2,700 USD skateboard.

Louis Vuitton's Monogram-Clad Pizza Box Is Not Actually for Pizza
Design

Louis Vuitton's Monogram-Clad Pizza Box Is Not Actually for Pizza

It’s meant to hold a stack of vinyl records.

Louis Vuitton Reworks a Classic With the Ollie Slip-On
Footwear

Louis Vuitton Reworks a Classic With the Ollie Slip-On

The skate-inspired sneaker is finished with an all-over Monogram pattern.


Take a First Look at Louis Vuitton's High 8 and LVSK8 Footwear
Footwear

Take a First Look at Louis Vuitton's High 8 and LVSK8 Footwear

Premium skate-inspired high and low-top pairs.

Watch These Vintage F1 Race Cars on a Japanese Mountain Attack Course
Automotive

Watch These Vintage F1 Race Cars on a Japanese Mountain Attack Course

Petrolhead heaven.

Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister Has Passed Away
Music 

Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister Has Passed Away

R.I.P. to one of the greats.

Leaked: The New Fujifilm X-Pro2
Tech

Leaked: The New Fujifilm X-Pro2

Find out what has changed and what has stayed the same.

This Is What an International Whistling Champion Sounds Like
Entertainment

This Is What an International Whistling Champion Sounds Like

All-natural music to the ears.

Chief Keef Liberates 'Back From The Dead 3' Track "Redbull"
Music 

Chief Keef Liberates 'Back From The Dead 3' Track "Redbull"

Chief Keef is hyped up.


Hudson Mohawke Reinterprets a John Carpenter Classic
Music 

Hudson Mohawke Reinterprets a John Carpenter Classic

Celebrate the new year with new HudMo.

Dam-Funk Unearths More Gems From His Cassette Days
Music 

Dam-Funk Unearths More Gems From His Cassette Days

Dam-Funk’s beginnings.

Nike Free TR Focus Flyknit
Footwear

Nike Free TR Focus Flyknit

Beaverton’s latest training-centric addition to the Flyknit lineage.

Nike Air Max 90 "Infrared" Ultra Essential
Footwear

Nike Air Max 90 "Infrared" Ultra Essential

The latest rework of the fan favorite silhouette in an iconic colorway.

WTAPS 2016 "Japan" New Year Delivery
Fashion

WTAPS 2016 "Japan" New Year Delivery

In celebration of the Japanese New Year tradition of Hatsumode.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.