Luis Vuitton, France (1821 – 1892). When he was 14 y.o., He went to Paris on foot, covering 400km
There, he became an apprentice Layetier to prominent households.
Aristocracy started to travel by train with Clothes and luggage
He started for the French royal service, becoming a Name bundle of clothing workers
Innovation! His flat-bottom trunks with trianon canvas (lightweight and airtight)
Details make the difference among competitors and followers
LV company in the courtyard of the Vuitton workshops in Asnières, Paris, c. 1888
World War I, Military luggage can be folded to make a stretcher.
One key for all the trunks…easy way to thinking
“Travel philosophy” – to solve practical problems in travelers
To protect against the duplication of his look, he makes some change to Trianon
A dream always actual!
a project..Ideas make revolution
By 1885, the company opened its first store in London, England on Oxford Street
he changed the Trianon design to a beige and brown stripes design in 1876
In 1892, Louis Vuitton died, and the company’s management passed to his son, Georges
The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. Louis Vuitton had observed that the HJ Cave Osilite trunk could be easily stacked and in 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks with trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight. Before the introduction of Vuitton’s trunks, rounded-top trunks were used, generally to promote water run off, and thus could not be stacked. It was Vuitton’s gray Trianon canvas flat trunk that allowed the ability to stack with ease for voyages. Many other luggage makers imitated LV’s style and design.
Some photos about Louis Vuitton’s history.