How do you transport a masterpiece? In a Louis Vuitton trunk of course!
Over the years Louis Vuitton's travelling trunks has been entrusted to pack some of the most precious items in the world, and even today this remains true.
In 1924, the Louis Vuitton made a trunk for Rene Gimpel, a French art gallerist, enabling him to travel worldwide to present and propose masterpieces to his clients. Since then Louis Vuitton has become synonymous as a master-packer for some of the most precious items in the world transporting art and supplies all around the world.
Most recently The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam commissioned a customized Louis Vuitton trunk to transport the masterpiece "Milkmaid” by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. The trunk, handcrafted in Louis Vuitton’s historic workshops in Asnieres,
traveled from Amsterdam to Japan for the exhibition “Making the Difference: Vermeer and Dutch Art” at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo.
“Louis Vuitton has always supported the greatest pioneers and artists on their travels. A real passion for creation, Louis Vuitton has always supported the arts and cultural heritage. It is an honour for us to design the bespoke case that will transport and protect one of the most famous international masterpieces of all times,” said Michael Burke, chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton in a press release.