Louis Vuitton Suitcases, Trunks & Homewares
Louis Vuitton Malletier is a French fashion house founded in 1854. Classic, Elegant & Iconic. Louis Vuitton’s antique steamer trunks are beautifully made from a range of premium materials including Zinc, Copper, Wood. Canvas and a plethora of Leather such as Cowhide, Crocodile, Walrus, Snake and Seal. Shop our authentic LV trunks, briefcases & LV homewares that can be securely delivered across Australia.
The Birth of Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Malletier, now commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton and operating under the luxury conglomerate LVMH was founded by Louis Vuitton, in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. While today, Louis Vuitton offers a plethora of luggage pieces in countless combinations of pattern interpretations, materials, and shapes, it all began with the trunk or “malle” in French.
The very first Louis Vuitton trunk (The Trianon Canvas) was introduced in 1858. To protect against imitation, Vuitton replaced the Trianon Canvas with the Rayée Canvas in 1872. Originally a red and white striped canvas, Vuitton would change the colours to beige and brown in 1876.
Four years before his death in 1892, Louis Vuitton would release the Damier Canvas, which is still made today. This was the first trunk to have ‘marque L Vuitton Deposse’ trademark inscribed on the inside.
Introduction of the iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas
When Georges Vuitton took over control of the company, he had grandiose dreams for the brand and took great strides to catapult the company to iconic prestige as a worldwide luxury corporation.
In 1896 Georges introduced the signature LV Monogram canvas, but did not sell the first Monogram until 1897. The monograms symbols, namely the graphic flower and quatrefoil, echo the oriental design trend of the late Victorian era. The world is wildly familiar with the Monogram canvas, the most dominant of canvases used by the company.
At the turn of the century the vuitttonite canvas was introduced in colours of yellow, orange, brown and black among others. While not as successful as previous canvas’, colourful Vuittonites in excellent condition are rare and fetch prices comparable to fine Damiers and Monograms
Modern Louis Vuitton
From the 19th Century to the present day Louis Vuitton remains creative in their use of materials for their special order pieces. Materials include but are not limited to Zinc, Copper, Wood. Canvas and a plethora of Leather such as Cowhide, Calf, Crocodile, Alligator, Walrus, Lizard, Snake and Seal in a variety of treatments names by Louis Vuitton as Grained Leather, Morocco Leather, Nomade leather, Taiga Leather and Suhali Leather.
Purchase Authentic Louis Vuitton Trunks, Homewares and Products across Australia
At Palmer & Penn we have an extensive range of genuine Louis Vuitton products. From their iconic suitcases and trunks to jewellery cases, document holders and surfboards.
If you’re looking for a particular Louis Vuitton product that we currently don’t stock, contact our friendly team and we will endeavour to source it for you. All our Louis Vuitton products can be delivered Australia-wide and all orders are tracked.