Limited Edition Suitcase
Ever since its earliest days, Samsonite has been the most innovative luggage manufacturer in the world. It has lead the industry in using new materials and creating new designs through collaborations during the years.
The Design Laboratory collaborated with Samsonite and created an exclusive travel piece called Samsonite x dl* at Central Saint Martins. The stylish luggage pays homage to the world of art, fashion and design. It fuses Samsonite’s industry-leading expertise in luggage-making, with the exceptional creativity and know-how of one of the world’s most iconic art and design schools.
Throughout the exterior and interior, the luggage is a showcase of inventiveness, with its use of different materials including leather and metal, and unique elements such a fully-printed lining with a London map, and an embossed logo patch.
Symbolising the collaboration between Samsonite and dl*, the modern criss-cross design around the luggage grabs attention. The overlapping straps highlight premium craftsmanship, while reflecting how textiles are weaved and knitted to produce fabric. As a tribute to avant-garde looks found in the fashion world, the contrasting coloured strap offers a striking design accent. The straps' stitching and the decorative rivets holding them in place, all point to the intricate level of detail.