A way to demonstrate the harmonious union of technology and art, automaker Infiniti set forth to create the limited edition Essence Sculpture, an abstract replica of the Essence concept car which debut at last year’s Geneva Motor Show. A polished and streamlined work in solid resin, each of the 300 individually numbered sculpture was created under the supervision of Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura, who also was the original designer of the Essence concept car. And as with the concept vehicle, the world’s leading accessories label, Louis Vuitton, will contribute by hand-crafting a carrying case for each sculpture. Fashioned after its famous Damier Graphite Case and made at its legendary workshop in Asnieres, France, the case can be personalized to the client’s specification. An ultimate fusion of art and technology, of Old World traditions and contemporary concepts, the Infiniti Essence Sculpture with Louis Vuitton Bespoke Carrying Case will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this weekend. Infinite will begin to take orders in December. via: Autoblog
Infiniti Creates Limited Edition “Essence Sculpture” Louis Vuitton Adds Handcrafted Bespoke Carrying Case
Infiniti today announced the production of a Limited Edition Collector’s “Essence Sculpture,” inspired by the stunning Infiniti Essence concept car, which was unveiled last year in celebration of the automaker’s 20th anniversary. Made from solid resin and penned by Essence’s original vehicle designer under the supervision of Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura, the sculpture will be restricted to 300 individually numbered units worldwide. No second production run will be made.
Louis Vuitton, which created bespoke luggage for the actual Essence concept car, has crafted a carrying case for the very first Essence Sculpture. The second collaboration with the world leader in luxury epitomizes Infiniti’s quest for ultimate luxury and savoir-faire. For this special order, Louis Vuitton craftsmen designed an original Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite case to serve as a high-quality transport and presentation. It was handcrafted in Louis Vuitton’s historic workshop in Asnieres, France, where all special orders are made.
The “Essence Sculpture” with Louis Vuitton case will have its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
Customers wishing to own one of these exclusive pieces can visit the Infiniti merchandise website at infinitilifestyle.com beginning in December. The cost is $300.00 USD plus shipping. Personalized Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite cases can be ordered through the company’s special order workshop in France.
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About Louis Vuitton
The world leader in luxury, Louis Vuitton has been synonymous with the art of stylish travel since 1854. Since 1997, with the arrival of the designer Marc Jacobs, it has extended its expertise to women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, sunglasses, watches and jewelry, combining traditional craftsmanship with flair and innovation to create a complete lifestyle experience. Since 1987, it has been part of LVMH / MoÃ«t Hennessy. Louis Vuitton, the world’s foremost luxury goods group headed by Bernard Arnault. www.louisvuitton.com case to serve as a high-quality transport and presentation. It was handcrafted in Louis Vuitton’s historic workshop in Asnieres, France, where all special orders are made.