The BMW i8 is a revolutionary plug-in hybrid that boasts world-class performance, but also flaunts a futuristic design that is unlike any vehicle on the road today. When you’re driving a car like that, you can’t just load it with just any cargo; your luggage has to match the precedent the i8 has set in terms of your fashion sense. BMW could think of no better company to replicate in luggage style what the German automaker accomplished in automotive design than Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton drew from the BMW i8’s colors when designing its carbon-black luggage with electric blue microfiber lining. The luggage features Louis Vuitton’s unmistakable checkered Damier pattern, as well as a laser-etched Louis Vuitton signature.
For BMW, choosing Louis Vuitton to design luggage that matched the i8’s carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) engineering was an obvious decision.
“BMW and Louis Vuitton share both a profound appreciation of tradition and a commitment to constant further development,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, in a press release.
“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.”
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