Crafting Curiosity: The New Louis Vuitton Trunk
The Cabinet of Curiosities opens a world of hidden wonders
Few items are as synonymous with the Louis Vuitton name as the pedestrian steamer trunk, transformed by the renowned luxury brand from a humble luggage piece into a refined and coveted object. Craftspeople meticulously craft each trunk: hand-stretching canvas and leather over wooden frames, employing time-honoured techniques and novel designs.
In keeping with this storied tradition, it’s only natural that the latest Louis Vuitton trunk, the Cabinet of Curiosities, is a creatively conceived masterpiece. Unveiled at Milan Design Week 2023, the collectible piece by Mark Newson is the latest of the designer’s collaborations with Vuitton. Among these are the Wonder Trunk, the 2014 Monogram rucksack, the Horizon luggage, and the revisited Pégase luggage designs.
Paying homage to the classic hard-sided Louis Vuitton trunk, the Cabinet of Curiosities adds a playful, distinct dimension. Available in three colourways, the whimsical piece features an intriguing setup. Inside, the modular design is made up of 19 removable leather storage cubes available in natural, red, green and blue, or yellow colour options. The cubes can be arranged into a variety of configurations to suit every need, with hidden compartments at the back to stash away treasures.