Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Louis Vuitton Maroquinaris Zoologicae Art by Billie Achilleos
Created using Louis Vuitton leather goods, these fantasy animals are the work of the young British artist Billie Achilleos. Keeping alive the skills of a forgotten craft, Billie embodies the new generation of traditional artisans, forever inventing and creating.
These new critters were designed for the launch of Louis Vuitton’s Mon Monogram service for small leather goods.
Each animal highlights an element in the design of the products. The Armadillo was to highlight the soft yet durable quality of the leather. The Chameleon displays the variety of colour. The Grasshopper is constructed from products with zips and poppers that make satisfying noises like that of the musically gifted insect.