Louis Vuitton have teamed up with BMW to create a tailor-made set of carbon fibre luggage for the the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid.
The collection of luggage comprises two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag and will fit snugly into the BMW i8. The Weekender GM i8, with both hand and shoulder carry straps, is custom-designed to go into the boot, while the Garment Bag i8is a perfect fit for the rear shelf of the BMW i8. The sturdy hardshell Business Case i8 which is also ideal for carrying laptops, matches the shape of the rear seats; while the small Weekender PM i8 is designed to rest on its surface.
The bags and cases are made entirely from carbon fibre. The material has been used by Louis Vuitton to create a special textile. It provides great robustness and strength, and as such is made for the rigours of travel – no matter how long and arduous the drive.
The carbon-black of this luggage comes with the trademark chequered Damier pattern and a laser-etched Louis Vuitton signature. Black and electric blue used in the microfibre lining take their cue from the trademark brand colours of the BMW i8 and bag handles are made from dyed natural leather.
Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design said;
The use of CFRP in the revolutionary BMW i8 sports car is indicative of an intelligent lightweight construction philosophy. And Louis Vuitton has demonstrated a similar belief in innovation, aesthetics and lightweight design in creating an exclusive luggage collection tailored perfectly to the new BMW i8.
The Louis Vuitton luggage series will be available upon request in a selection of Louis Vuitton stores worldwide starting from April 1st 2014.