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The story follows a disaster in the capital, the famous great flood of the Seine of 1910 , which turned the lives of Parisians upside down.
The orders for trunks could not be fulfilled on time. In order to apologize more gallantly by honoring the ladies, Georges and Gaston -Louis Vuitton decide to have a flower trunk delivered by boat to several loyal customers in record time. Rather than send them banal of flowers embedded in the asparagus and glassine paper, they imagined this bouquet planted in a small trunk planter in Monogram canvas whose interior was isolated from water and humidity by a tray zinc. This misfortune of 1910 was such a success that the flower trunk continued in the following years.and thus anchored in the tradition of the history of the luxury House. There are dozens of different finishes, with different locks, clasps, interior papers .
Made of wood covered with mini LV coated paper and paper interior with removable zinc tray . The manufacture of the trunk makes the object very fragilewhich explains the rarity and the great value of these pieces today.
The dimensions can also vary by a few centimeters:
28cm x 14cm x 11cm
Thanks to Jean-Sebastien for some of this information.
Leisure is then left to the fairer sex to pursue this destiny or to recycle this trunk as it sees fit, in a jewelry , sewing or cigarette box.
"This is the réducti o n a cabin trunk that my grand father offr has the best customers. She is magnificent. With these peonies and roses in a custom zinc box. Here we are closer to the jewel than to the trunk. I made the last ten twenty years ago, with accessories found in our workshops. And I had the joy of giving them to very beautiful women. When the flowers were wilted, customers brought back the trunk to be transformed into a sewing or cigarette box! "
Patrick Vuitton - 2016
Yellow Vuittonite flower trunk
Extremely rare produced around 1910
Exterior: yellow vuittonite canvas
Cowhide flower trunk
Interior and exterior vegetable leather
Plain flower trunk.
Much less sought after but which has the merit of existing.
Dark blue canvas,
model without clasp.
Dimensions: 24cm x 11.5cm x 9.5cm
Mini-trunks are gifts offered by Louis Vuitton to its most loyal customers.
1989 cardboard mini-trunk
In the Iconoclasts family, we ask for the uncles! We are in 1989, Ben, César and Arman, restless custodians of the new realism of the 1960s, lend their insolent creative genius to the Maison Louis Vuitton. For the inauguration of the building at 54 avenue Montaigne , the trio chooses to put themselves in a box. The result: a small cardboard trunk, fragile, cheeky and adorned with the mythical Monogram motif. Inside this precarious box, 3 jewels promised to posterity: an “accumulation” style brooch for Arman ; a pendant-case of a rustic kind on which Benwrote in his famous handwriting: "This box may contain a diamond"; and a "compression" spindle for Caesar , the master in crushing automobiles. Edited in 850 copies , 25 of which are signed by the hand of the artists, this trunk has fun madly and plays the mischievous encounter of prosaic materials and noble know-how. Or how to bring the world into a miniature exhibition.
Louis Vuitton is offering a reissue of its famous flower trunk on April 1, 2015, this time no more gifts it is available for sale.
Available in store
Price of new (January 2021) : 5,050 euros.
Dimensions: 29.5cm x 10.5cm x 14.5cm
Case: Monogram canvas exterior, Vuittonite lining, wooden slats, natural leather handles and gold metal pieces
Chassis: Hermetic and water resistant coated metal, Monogram engraving
A reinterpretation of an iconic trunk created in the 1910s for our best customers, the Fleurs Malle is a romantic model that has its roots in the long tradition of Louis Vuitton. Thanks to its water-resistant metal frame and its Vuittonite lining, it can accommodate flowers, water or soil without damage.
Louis Vuitton VIP gift
This charming tradition of flower trunks was brought up to date in 2010 with the: Mini trunk, Snow globe, Paperweight, etc.
So many VIP gifts to reward the loyalty of the Maison's key accounts with the monogram.
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