Louis Vuitton’s historic workshops in Asnières is having a busy time making trophy trunks for marquee sporting events. A couple of days ago they unveiled a new trophy and a trunk for upcoming America’s Cup Challenger Cup. Other recently unveiled trophy cases are an all-French affair – for the French Open and Roland-Garros Trophy Trunks. Two new trunks will house, protect and help carry Roland-Garros’s priceless possessions – the championship trophies Suzanne Lenglen Cup and the Musketeers’ Cup.
It is not every day these best of the best French brands get together for a collaboration. Every year Roland-Garros bring their silverware out for a couple of hours to present to the winners, other times they reside in the office of the president of the FFT. Thanks to these new trunks, they can be safely stored in FFT office. Just so you know winners get a replica to take home – a slightly smaller version than the original, made from a sheet of solid silver.
The new trunks feature “the house’s signature brass corners and lock” as well as “a terra-cotta interior evoking the clay surface of the tennis courts of the historic Roland Garros venue in Paris where the tournament takes place, and white V-shaped stripes at the front nodding to the lines on a tennis court.”
Meanwhile, Maison Mellerio, the French jeweler and goldsmith that designed and created both trophies also worked with Louis Vuitton on the Roland-Garros Trophy Trunks. Vik Muniz, the visual artist behind this year’s Roland-Garros poster, helped customize them further.
Source: Louis Vuitton