The iconic brand Louis Vuitton created a handmade, bespoke trunk to carry the Milkmaid from Amsterdam to Tokyo.
Ever wonder how priceless art gets transported from one museum to another? Well, for some lucky pieces of art, Louis Vuitton steps in. Creating a beautiful piece of art that is meant to hold art is no easy task, but the team at Louis Vuitton rises to the challenge. The result is a cushioned, monogrammed trunk that the Johannes Vermeer’s painting the Milkmaid lives in during its transportation.
The painting spends most of its time in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The painting depicts not a milkmaid as the title suggests, but a kitchen maid. This domestic picture was typical for Vermeer. Only 18 x 16 1/8 in, this piece is integral to the Rijksmuseum. Because of its popularity, the Milkmaid is being loaned to Tokyo, but it travels in style.
The iconic designer brand created a handmade, bespoke trunk to carry the Milkmaid from Amsterdam to Tokyo. The cosy yellow interior is complemented by the classic Louis Vuitton monogrammed canvas and brass corners. Dressed for travel, the painting was packed and travelled in luxury all the way to its temporary home in Tokyo.
While the Milkmaid is a seminal piece of art, the masters as Louis Vuitton never cease to create masterpieces of their own. While their art is functional, it incorporates beauty and grace into our everyday lives.