Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Louis Vuitton Goes Heavy

Heavy old trunks are a must at each opening of a new Louis Vuitton store. Now the company has thrown some of its classic luggage together in an exhibition at Taipei 101. Don't expect a major arts and design event, the whole show only includes 18 pieces and fits in nicely inbetween the tables and tea rooms on the shopping mall's 4th floor, in front of the Page One bookstore.
The objects start chronologically with a piece of heavy luggage dating back to 1854, and also include a chest with six drawers for the real explorer, a soft bag especially designed for family member Gaston Louis Vuitton, and an explanation of the company's ingenuous lock system. If, unlike the mere mortal I am, you are wealthy enough to afford having a piece of luggage made to your specifications, company representatives will be on hand to take down notes. Just don't touch the objects, they're not yours ... yet.
The show started off yesterday, and will only remain until April 9.


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