Louis Vuitton has finally unveiled to the world the travel case that will hold the coveted FIFA World Cup trophy. The special order case, handmade by a single master craftsman in Louis Vuitton’s historic Asnières workshop near Paris, has been meticulously designed to house the 18carat gold trophy.
Covered in Louis Vuitton’s iconic Monogram canvas, the travel case is fitted with the company’s signature brass lock and corners, and has a dark brown lining that complements the Trophy’s rich gold. Commissioned by FIFA, the special order case, has been meticulously designed to accommodate the celebrated Trophy, which measures 36 cm in height, weighs 6.175 kg and is made of solid 18-carat gold with a base of semi-precious malachite.
The case opens easily at the front and at the top. Millions of eyes will be fastened on this case at the final on 11th July in Johannesburg, when the trophy will be presented.
FIFA officials must definitely be pleased with their decision of appointing Louis Vuitton for creating the case. Never disappointing, with this exquisite one-off travel case for the trophy Louis Vuitton has once again shown why it is the most favored luxury brand.