Imagine having all these legendary trunks of Louis Vuitton in your attic and not doing anything with them. That is probably what Magnus Malm would have thought. This Swedish collector owns one of the world’s biggest suitcases collections. Time to share the suitcases and their stories!
These legendary trunks are not telling modest and small stories. Lots of the 300 Louis Vuitton suitcases were used by famous global names. For instance: you will find the suitcase of novelist, short story-writer and journalist Ernest Hemingway. He is also the Nobel Prize in Literature winner in 1954. Mister Hemingway used the “Library Trunk” which he not only used for travel but as furniture at home as well.
Another famous suitcase was owned by Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was the first president to fly by plane. Well, that’s only the half-truth since he flew by plane in 1933 and he wasn’t president by then anymore. But he did it and for this type of transport he needed the right trunk. You will find what the suitcase looks like at the exhibition.
BEURS VAN BERLAGE
The suitcases are shown in the Beurs van Berlage. This building is worth visiting itself because it’s the third stock exchange building of Amsterdam. It is also the place where our current King Willem-Alexander married our beautiful Queen Máxima Zorreguieta. You can now visit the exhibition until the 18th of February 2018.
Image source and image source Beurs van Berlage.