Louis Vuitton Savoir Faire: Atelier Maroquinerie

A dream. An Icon. A masterpiece. Each Louis Vuitton product is the embodiment of uncompromising quality and exceptional craftsmanship. From the famous Monogram pattern to the astonishing Louis Vuitton diamond cut, the Maison enchants the world with its unique creations since 1854. Today, Louis Vuitton takes you to a journey through a world of luxury, inventiveness and excellence: the world of Louis Vuitton’s savoir-faire.

Seven crafts performed by hands outlined by daylight. They stitch the skin of a Speedy bag with beeswax-coated yarn, hollow a pea jacket at the waistcoat, sheath the trunk case of a Wardrobe with a creaser, smooth a shoe upper to perfection, scour the contours of a Craquantes jewel, coat the arms of a pair of glasses, file the bevels of a Tambour movement.

Gestures speak. Instrument confer. Words are silent. Passion is revealed. Bruno Aveillan brings his artist’s eye to the House’s know-how, passing it on in turn, in his own way.

Atelier Maroquinerie / Leather Goods Workshop

These are all iconic bags that have marked Louis Vuitton, manufacturer of leather goods and trunks since 1854, the year the House was founded. The famous Monogram canvas, which first featured in 1896, remains, along with the natural cowhide leather, one of the most widely used materials.

The legend of Louis Vuitton is inseparable from the history of travel. Anticipating the needs of travelers, the company made its name with luggage, bags and accessories of unrivalled quality and attention to detail.

Today, Louis Vuitton continues to nurture its tradition of excellence and craftsmanship, creating products that are highly valued throughout the world. Its savoir-faire is embodied by such unique and recognizable signatures as the Damier and Monogram canvases, the historic emblems of Louis Vuitton.

It is within Louis Vuitton’s leather goods workshops that this long tradition of expertise is passed on from one generation to the next.

Louis Vuitton Ateliers:
> Atelier des Malles / Trunk Workshop
> Atelier de Creation du Prêt-à-Porter / Ready-to-Wear Design Workshop
> Ateliers des Accessoires / Accessories Workshop
> Ateliers de Souliers / Shoes Workshop
> Atelier Horlogers / Watch Workshop
> Atelier Maroquinerie / Leather Goods Workshop
> Atelier de Haute Joaillerie / High Jewelry Workshop

Images via Louis Vuitton